Alright, I'm new here so don't flame me because this is a repeated thread or something stupid I did.
Anyways, I'm looking to buy new headphones and came down to 3 good headphones. I do not have an amp and I do not want to buy one but it looks like I will with the choices I made. I have a ~175$ budget but very willing to extend it if there's a better choice. Some music I listen to: Rock, Classic Rock, Some classic songs, 70's 80's 90's, metal, heavy metal, hard rock. One of my favorite bands is Tool, to get an idea of what I listen too. I also do alot of gaming. I want a big sound-stage, and the MOST comfortable headphones and the rest I want is great fantastic beautiful sound.
I never tried on any of these headphones. I haven't even owned any high end headphones ever. Unless you count some sony Bassy headphones and plantronics gamecon 780
I can add more choices but this is what I came down to.
Beyerdynamic DT-990 250 ohm pro: In my budget, and on sale for 157$ Pretty nice headphones, and seems like something I want. It doesn't have a detachable cable though. Kind of a turn off. Not really that important.
AKG Q 701: From what I read, for 200$ this is one of the most comfortable, with a big soundstage, great sounding headphones. I'm considering this closely.
Sennheiser HD 598: Pretty much over my budget, Really good for classics I heard. Tell me what you think?
Also at one point I considered some Audio-Technica ATH-M50. Changed my mind though.
It would be great if you guys had A LOT of experience with these headphones. Thanks.
Will add and research recommended headphones.
Edited by breakingbad - 5/20/14 at 7:17pm