Continuing the discussion from Poll Syndicate:
(Maybe a mod could move the posts? Did not expect it to get so much attention)
Long story short:
Coming from the ATH-AD500X, I am looking for a new pair of headphones.
Question is: Wich one? AKG K702 or K712Pro, Beyerdynamic DT-990 Pro’s or go all out and get ATH-R70X’s?
Setup: Onboard and Soundcard output into a powered desktop mixer, so I can drive everything that has a 6.3mm jack (2x mono or stereo).
Way back when, I went from el-cheapo plastic headphones to gaming headset. A failed investment and an uncomfortable (because heavy) one at that.
After that I went to the ATH-AD500X because that was the money I was willing to spend and the system (openback over ear) I wanted.
3 or so years later, the 500x’s are still good cans. Could use new pads, but they are still good. Except they tend to sag a bit in long sessions. My interest in working with audio gear lead me into all kinds of directions…
Right now my headphones are powered from a desktop mixer that gets it´s signal from onboard sound and the soundcard. Depending on requirements (and money) I am could put an amplifier after the mixer to power whatever headphones I go for.