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I shall be ordering a Xonar Essence One in the next couple days for my first "hifi" setup biggrin.gif I'm very excited to jump into the audio world but I need some suggestions on headphones.

Budget is around $350, it can be stretched a bit if it's absolutely worth it. I realize that that isn't the biggest budget for a true hifi setup but that's what I'm looking to spend to get my feet wet.

In terms of use, probably 25% games, 25% movies, 50% music/music producing. Music is mostly Dubstep and similar, I enjoy my bass. smile.gif

Right now I'm leaning towards the Beyer Dynamic DT 990 Premium 600 OHM headphones. They fit in my budget and have notoriously good bass. Also considering the Denon AHD2000s. I'm open to any other ideas.

Thanks in advance!

Edit* I'm also open to any other suggestions on DACs. I like the look of the Xonar, I couldn't find a single negative thing said about it on the web, and I found one for a decent price. It seems to fit perfectly for my setup and will look/sound nice.
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Just to give you other options, I'd say take a look at the Grado 325is. My friend owns a pair, and they really punch when it comes to dubstep and the like. Might not be as bassy as the 990s, but a good alternative to consider.

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Just to give you other options, I'd say take a look at the Grado 325is. My friend owns a pair, and they really punch when it comes to dubstep and the like. Might not be as bassy as the 990s, but a good alternative to consider.
Just my two cents.

Bass recessed, far for music producing!

By music producing OP, I take take to mean in a studio / at home and not in a club?
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Yes this will be for an at home producing setup.
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HD 650s are nice (you can get it for ~350) if you enjoy more neutral sounds.

DT 990s 600 if you enjoy bassy sounds.

DT880s are similar to HD 650s, but people say they're not as dark as the 650s. I'm still waiting for my 880s smile.gif so I cannot confirm nor deny
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