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Please help me find the perfect headphones!

post #1 of 10
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Hi guys, been lurking around here for quite some time and have finally decided to upgrade from my 7 year old Siberia V2's. I've been looking at a couple of headphones in the ~$250 range, namely the HD598, DT770/880/990, and the Fidelio X1's, but have no idea which ones to settle for.

 

I listen mostly to indie, classic rock, and EDM (ie My Morning Jacket, Jimi Hendrix, deadmau5 are some of the artists I listen to). I also like to game with a lot of my free time, mainly MMOs and RPGs with a little sprinkling of FPS as well so i'd like a pair of well rounded headphones.

 

Comfort is a factor I value highly since I wear glasses and spend most of my hours on the PC.

 

Also, I'm aware that an amp/dac set up is recommended/required to get the most out of these headphones, but would like to choose a pair of cans before I start looking into those. Any suggestions/feedback is greatly appreciated thanks in advance!


Edited by pistolpetah - 3/31/14 at 11:44pm
post #2 of 10
Of those, DT990. I would use it with O2, except I've been hearing good things about Vali with it. I prefer ODAC to all the S***** I've tried, but you'll probably want to match.
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Which versions of the DT990 would you suggest and is there any difference besides the amount of power needed to run each headphone?

post #4 of 10
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Which versions of the DT990 would you suggest and is there any difference besides the amount of power needed to run each headphone?

I haven't heard the 600 ohm one. Get the 250 as it sounds better in the treble than the 32 and will be much easier to drive than 600.
post #5 of 10
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Is there a huge difference in sound when comparing the premiums and the pros?

post #6 of 10
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Is there a huge difference in sound when comparing the premiums and the pros?

I don't know, but I trust this experienced member: http://www.head-fi.org/t/551826/beyerdynamic-dt990-pro-vs-premium-price#post_7890820.
post #7 of 10
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I read a review on here that said the X1s were in every way an improvement on the DT990s except on the treble, but I also read that the vocals were kind of overshadowed by the bass on the X1s.

 

I think i've narrowed my choices down to the X1s and the HD598 (still haven't COMPLETELY ruled out the Beyers yet but these 2 kind of stand out) could someone give me some detailed comparisons between the two?

post #8 of 10
If you are going to look at the X1s and the DT990s, might as well look into the HE-400s. They are a steal at their current price of $299. Here's a review: http://www.head-fi.org/t/634201/battle-of-the-flagships-58-headphones-compared-update-audeze-lcd-2-revision-2-6-4-13#user_HE400

Note how well they compare to all of the other headphones in the list, including many that are much more expensive.
post #9 of 10
I've had the M-50xs for two weeks now and I'm impressed with the sound, and am very happy with the sound I got for the price ($169). However, they're too big for me to take them anywhere and ugly as hell. I only use them in my house, and only plan to use them on long plane and car rides.

If you want to save $ for something else and don't want to use them on the go I highly recommend them!


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Ignore my post, accidentally posted in wrong forum.


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