So the 1990 has more high end than the 770, but I don’t particularly think the 1990 is more sibilant. It might be fatiguing for some, but most likely if you aren’t bothered by your current Beyer you are most likely going to be fine
If you get them and do find them a bit much, some simple eq can help if needed
In this price range, the 1990 would work very well for your needs tbh. Other headphones I would think of, I would highly recommend the focal elex, but it may be a hassle to get to you because it’s a massdrop exclusive, but if you can get your hands on one they are pretty great. Something that might be more attainable might be the hifiman sundara, which is a bright neutral signature similar to the 1990. Compared to the 1990, I think it has better separation and speed, similar imaging, but not as good soundstage, so I think you would prefer the 1990 more. There are others in the price range, but I won’t mention them because of what you prefer (as they might not meet that well)
I think I will get the 1990 then. All my research has lead to them, and the only other option would be the elex. But I think it would be too hard for me to get them. Thanks for helping me finally come to a decision!
I would actually instead suggest the fiio k5 pro if you can get it, because imo the fiio has a better headphone amp than the dx3. It also has pre outs for your monitors (but fiio labels them line for some reason but they are controlled by the volume knob)
I’m aware of that, but the problem with the k5 is exactly that they don’t mute the pre-outs when you plug headphones. I have no problem in plugging/unplugging the headphones every time I want to listen to them.
But I do not want to be plugging/unplugging the speakers. I would only buy the K5 of they have fixed this issue of not muting the preout when headphones are connected. Maybe I could find a way of turning off the speakers from my desk with the clock of a button, and then plug the headphones. But I thing that might be too much of a hassle, I prefer using the switchable pre-outs of the DX3.
Have you used the K5? Have you experienced this issue? I really liked them, but then (in reviews) I settled on the DX3 because of the practicality, and it also seems like a good amp.
Edit: the autocorrect fucked me up a little bit but I think it’s understandable sorry
So I have used the k5 pro only in headphone out, same with the dx3 pro. I personally prefer the sound of the k5 pro but for your situation the dx3 pro is more convenient, so you could go with that just fine then.
Something you could do is you could get a topping d10 and a jds labs atom stack and I think that would be my pick over both the k5 pro and dx3 pro imo. I think the headphone amp is better than both the k5 and dx3, and the dac is about equal with the dx3. The atom has muting pre outs so that solves that concern. It also allows you to upgrade overtime so you could swap out a dac or add a tube amp or something in the future which might be neat