So a couple months ago I upgraded from a pair of superlux hd668b (with brainwavz hm5 pads) to a pair of AKG K712, with a Topping E30 and a Schitt Magni Heresy. Since then I swapped back the Superlux (albeit it still using the E30/Heresy Combo), since the K712, despite being absurdly comfortable, were far far too bassy, and felt far more “claustrophobic”, while not necessarily being much more accurate.
It’s my birthday today, and I’ve decided I’m gonna get another pair of headphones as a proper upgrade to the Superlux. I’ll note here that I suffer very badly from tinnitus, and have never noticed the Superlux to be sibilant.
I’ve looked towards the DT880 600 Ohm as a potential choice, but am wondering what else I should be looking at. They will mostly be used for competitive gaming, and well as some music listening (mostly rock/pop punk like Muse, Rise against, etc). I’ve come to the conclusion I’m very much allergic to bass (maybe it’s just bass done poorly). For example, I disliked my girlfriends m40x and my status audio cb-1 due to bass (obviously these are closed back, so slightly different use case), and well as disliking a friends Fidelio X2’s. I’m not sure if thats just my bad tinnitus is causing problems.
So tldr, want new competitive gaming headphones, have E30 and Heresy, hate bass, what are the options?