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I was going to offer you the DT880s, but they won't do without an amp and they're 100 over your price range. They have everything you're looking for.

Also, for some reason the 80ohm DT770s are the ones with bass. You may have tried the 32 or 250ohm version and for some reason they're lighter on bass.

Could try seeking out the 80 ohm version and giving those a try.

I wouldn't personally game with Ultrasones because they're too bassy for me. In fact, they're really bassy and unless you're a bass head looking to get your head rocked, I wouldn't really advise them. They're nice for bassheads though.

Would personally go with the Denon's if you can afford them.

I've tried the DT880's and must say that while the soundstage was nice, the bass was too light for my tastes.

There's actually two types of DT770's as I've found, the newer Premium models, and the older Pro's. The older Pro's are reported to have more bass, and I did indeed try the newer Premiums. While the DT770's 80 Ohm Pro's do have a lot of deep end bass, they reportedly lack the mid-bass punch that I'm also looking for, I am personally trying to find an all-encompassing bass presence, while still providing a wide soundstage and HiFi mid/highs.

I'm really interested in either the Denon D7000 or Ultrasone Pro900.
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If that is really true, then shoot. I'll probably have to get the AD900 in that case (don't want to deal with the purplish pink of the AD700).

I definitely understand what you mean of the purple aesthetics in the AD700 x] If you're trying to avoid bass, then the Audio Technica's would serve you well as they excel in everything else, as do the Beyerdynamic DT880/990's.

Though I'm still definitely interested in your impressions of the Pro550's.
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For me the AD900 would be more like getting a more refined HD595 that doesn't have cracking issues since they're made of magnesium FWIR. It would also be a different flavor if the PRO 550 really turns out to be a bass monster.
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Hmm, sounds like a you are a bit of a closet bass-head if the Beyers didn't do it for you in that department. That being said, from your description of your listening experiences at the audio store I'm surprised you didn't jump on the Denons (or did you hear any?). D2000 probably has the strongest bass (a little/lot too much for some) but is incredibly detailed. D7000 is a more refined sound with more controlled bass. They don't really necesitate an amp either as they are low impedance/high sensitivity.
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I'm really interested in either the Denon D7000 or Ultrasone Pro900.
Yeah, good luck getting those for your price range though

Also, it seems like you're really into heavy bass. Maybe you're the type that likes to be immersed, rather than want great positional cues from your headphones (like I do). In that case, buy a pair of Ultrasones and return them if you don't like the for gaming. In my opinion, the bass seems exaggerated on these, but they're pretty nice cans.
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Hmm, sounds like a you are a bit of a closet bass-head if the Beyers didn't do it for you in that department.


Yeah, he does seem to be a little bass-head closet monster.
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Hmm, sounds like a you are a bit of a closet bass-head if the Beyers didn't do it for you in that department. That being said, from your description of your listening experiences at the audio store I'm surprised you didn't jump on the Denons (or did you hear any?). D2000 probably has the strongest bass (a little/lot too much for some) but is incredibly detailed. D7000 is a more refined sound with more controlled bass. They don't really necesitate an amp either as they are low impedance/high sensitivity.
Trust me the newer beyers had no bass whatsoever. I'm sure the older Pro models do, especially the 80ohm. But I've read that even the older 80-ohm, while having a strong deep bass presence, doesnt have that mid-bass punch.


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Yeah, good luck getting those for your price range though

Also, it seems like you're really into heavy bass. Maybe you're the type that likes to be immersed, rather than want great positional cues from your headphones (like I do). In that case, buy a pair of Ultrasones and return them if you don't like the for gaming. In my opinion, the bass seems exaggerated on these, but they're pretty nice cans.




Yeah, he does seem to be a little bass-head closet monster.
I might be a bit of a closet basshead >.> don't tell anyone. :C

I do enjoy the immersion, most definitely, but positional cues are just as important, especially with competitive gaming. I don't think bass takes a significant amount of that away? not in my experience at least
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I usually play games on a senn 555 but when I get lazy to grab them, I just stick to my mark'l modded D2000 and they are fine for gaming.
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