HD558 vs DT990 pro 250ohm vs ATH900x
Jun 1, 2013 at 9:19 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 2

indieroll

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I've been lurking hard for comparisons, but It's been difficult to hear an opinion of someone who might have owned all three or just two of these together. (Literally just saw a thread pop up for the comparison between hd558 and dt990) They're all in my price range ($100-$200 range) and have a few things I'm into.
 
My interest are a good presence of mids and clarity, and enough bass for enjoyable electronic music. Doesn't have to be huge as I'm not a basshead like I used to be. Also bright trebles isn't a huge deal for me either, as long as it doesn't sound shallow. These will be used for movies and games as well, so a decent to great soundstage is a must. I know the ATH900x are a closed phone, but I put them on the title because people say they are a good upgrade to ath m50s which my brother owns/ I enjoy. I also currently own Creative Aurvana Live! Ms1, XB500 (rarely used nowadays) and a pair of HTF600s for kicks and mods. What I'm wondering is what would be the best overall for my kind of interests? I have a udac2 DAC/AMP so hopefully driving the DT990 shouldn't be a problem.
 

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