(crossposted from r/headphoneadvice)
Hello! I have developed a new interest in the world of the audiophile, and I am looking for a pair of open-back headphones to match that interest.
Budget: Preferably below $200
DAC/AMP: Fiio K3 (maybe need another suggestion on this? DAC/AMP below 100)
How the Gear Will be Used: Gaming, Music Listening. I do need open back, as I stay home alone and need to hear things going on downstairs.Preferred tonal balance: I like a nice, punchy bass. Other than that, fairly balanced
.Preferred Music Genre(s): I listen to everything from Rap to the Rolling Stones, and lots in between (Alternative, Electronic, LoFi, Rock, Rap, and others I’m forgetting)
Past Gear Experience: Logitech G430 (what i liked: it put out sound :P); Current Setup is ATH-M50 (non-x’s) through a Behringer UM2. The M50’s are pretty comfy, but the pads could be better and I get fatigue from them easily.
What aspect of your current listening experience would you like to improve?: Overall Sound Quality, initial dive into the world of the Audiophile
I’m currently leaning toward the DT 990 Pro, the DT 880 Pro, and the HE4XX’s
Edit 1: Added HD58X and HD 6XX to the “looked at” list
Edit 2: Added HiFiMan HE4XX
Edit 3: Links and what I’m leaning Toward