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I'm in the market for new cans and I currently own X12s, so basically anything will be a huge improvement for me.  I'll mostly be gaming and listening to music.  I will most likely not be getting a dac/amp due to my budget since I need a mic as well unless it is completely necessary. I'm looking for open headphones. What I had in mind so far are the HD 558s or the DT 880, but I'm open to suggestions.    

Here's a sample of what I listen to (Mostly house and funk): 







 

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KEYBOARD: CM STORM QFR MX BLUES W/  PBT KEYCAPS  |  MOUSE: LOGITECH G502 | MIC: AUDIO TECHNICA AT2020 | HEADPHONES: SENNHEISER HD 558

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Ever thought of listening rock or metal....???... :)

 

But ya HD 558s will be a good choice...

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And if you plan to go the Beyerdynamic route, I would go for the DT990s as they have more bass than the 880s (and they're quite a bit cheaper too).

Edit: The DT990s are at their lowest price ever on Amazon right now! As long as you're in the US of course.

http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-DT-990-Pro-250-Professional-Acoustically-Applications/dp/B0011UB9CQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395383099&sr=8-1&keywords=dt990

My compooter: http://imgur.com/a/mDFsx?

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Ever thought of listening rock or metal....???... :)

 

But ya HD 558s will be a good choice...

Rock and metal aren't my thing 

 

 

I'd probably recommend the Hd 518 over the 558 as it has more bass response.

So the 518 is basically a 558 with more bass?  Any striking differences other than that?

 

 

And if you plan to go the Beyerdynamic route, I would go for the DT990s as they have more bass than the 880s (and they're quite a bit cheaper too).

Edit: The DT990s are at their lowest price ever on Amazon right now! As long as you're in the US of course.

http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-DT-990-Pro-250-Professional-Acoustically-Applications/dp/B0011UB9CQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395383099&sr=8-1&keywords=dt990

Thanks! So would 880s be more neutral like the 558s?  

CASE: FRACTAL DESIGN DEFINE R4  |  MOBO: MSI MPOWER Z77  |  CPU: Intel i5 3570k @ 4.4 GHz  |  CPU COOLER: NOCTUA NH-D15  |  GPU: EVGA GTX 770 SC |

PSU: CORSAIR AX860 W/ RED BRAIDED CABLES | SSD: SAMSUNG 840 EVO 250 GB | HDD: WD BLACK 1 TB | FANS: 3x NOCTUA NF-A14 | MONITOR: HP W2371D

KEYBOARD: CM STORM QFR MX BLUES W/  PBT KEYCAPS  |  MOUSE: LOGITECH G502 | MIC: AUDIO TECHNICA AT2020 | HEADPHONES: SENNHEISER HD 558

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Thanks! So would 880s be more neutral like the 558s?  

Yeah, I have a pair of 880s and really like them for anything that doesn't have an emphasis on bass; for everything else I use HDJ-2000s. You would probably enjoy the 990s if you ended up with them. They do leak all of their sound though, so just be weary of that if you're going to have people in the room with you.

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So the 518 is basically a 558 with more bass?  Any striking differences other than that?

 

Nah, pretty much sums it up. I'll post a graph of the two Senn.s and the two Beyer.s talked about so far:

 

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