Originally Posted by The_Scottish_Alchemist;14547137
Just a little update, my budget increased to more like 200 so is there any cans out there that would be noticeably better than a $150 pair (was going to buy the Ultrasone Pro 550's)
No, I don't think so. The Sennheiser HD598 is a great headphone, but from reviews, it seems like it needs an amp to really shine. I would say the Audio Technica ATH-AD900's would be awesome, except I think they sell for slightly over $200.
So in conclusion, I think for the money, the PRO 550's won't let you down. You'll have to spend a good chunk above $200 to really see any significant increase in sound quality (HD598 + amp, AD900, Beyerdynamic DT770, etc.).