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the hd595's aren't a bad choice. the hd580's are better, but you do need an amp
I'm gonna be using an amp anyways, I think I'm going for the HD600 right now, it's slightly more than what I'm willing to spend but it's worth it.

However, which one out of these four would you pick? (All types of music and some gaming) Played with amp.

- Sennheiser HD600
- Grado SR225
- Audio-Technica ATH-A900
- Beyerdynamic DT990

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Beyer DT880.
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Beyer DT880.
Really? Better sounding than the 990?
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Really? Better sounding than the 990?
It's more versatile than the DT990. I believe it's got more bass extension (though not as thumpy as the DT770s). They're also "semi-open", so they've got some advantages of both open cans and closed ones. (DT770 = closed, DT880 = semi-open, DT990 = open). So, the DT880s will give a more airy sound, but still provide a bit of isolation.
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Unless you live near an airport, isolation isn't really a concern.

Open cups provide superior sound to both half and closed cups, and they do provide a kind of isolation by virtue of them being on your ears.
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Unless you live near an airport, isolation isn't really a concern.

Open cups provide superior sound to both half and closed cups, and they do provide a kind of isolation by virtue of them being on your ears.
Not really, no.

My dogs barking, my family talking, my rig humming and whirring and beeping and such, things clanging in other rooms, cars going by outside, all these things interupt my listening unless I crank up the volume. Yes, I love the open sound, (but open-vs-closed is a matter of preference, cannot be definitely said one way or the other), but a semi-open seems like the best of both worlds, IMPO.
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There's no noise around me so isolation doesn't matter. Well, I rather not have the noise canceling because I want to hear the things around, it's good to know what's going on around you.

DT880 has pretty good reviews, but at the moment, I might be getting the HD600. Unless you can tell me otherwise...
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There's no noise around me so isolation doesn't matter. Well, I rather not have the noise canceling because I want to hear the things around, it's good to know what's going on around you.

DT880 has pretty good reviews, but at the moment, I might be getting the HD600. Unless you can tell me otherwise...
If you're going to get the HD600, just go for the HD580 and HD600 Grills/HD650 cabling. Save some cash, have the same sound.

Just remember that the HD580/HD600/HD650 have a very laid-back sound, so don't expect thumpy, in-your-face music. Jazz, soft rock, and classical should be excellent through them, though.
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Just remember that the HD580/HD600/HD650 have a very laid-back sound, so don't expect thumpy, in-your-face music. Jazz, soft rock, and classical should be excellent through them, though.
Can't an amp change that? With an amp, it should have more bass...
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Can't an amp change that? With an amp, it should have more bass...
They'll have plenty of bass, just smoother, more mellow bass. An amp can affect the sound, but a warm headphone (like the HD600) will still be warm.
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