Originally Posted by butterfingazz
Meh, I'm sort of leaning away from amps because they're inconvenient, I was thinking about getting DT-990's but yeah, like I said don't really wanna deal with having to look into amps and all that stuff just because I know little to nothing about it and I prefer getting highest or very close to the highest quality out of my headphones without purchasing 10 different things. And I'm assuming you mean high quality as in 320kpbs, I usually grab the 320kpbs of all songs I like and put them in my iTunes but when I'm just relaxing and playing games I only listen to music on YouTube using either my playlist or a mix.
I understand... In that case, Fidelios X1 seem to be a safe pick!
If you want an alternative you may find SoundMagic HP200 pretty interesting.
Based mostly on reviews and some measurements, HP200s seem to be more balanced overall, with lively treble, while Fidelios are darker, with a mid-bass emphasis and soft (but not as detailed/airy) treble response.
In terms of build quality, both are very good.
With high quality recordings I mean music without many flaws, preferably uncompressed tracks with wide dynamic range, and some other technicalities.
File quality (good transcodes, bad transocdes, mp3, flac files, etc) is also an important link of the sound quality chain, in my experience good transcodes 320Kbps Mp3 are good enough to forget about this link and focus on recording/mastering quality.