Originally Posted by TypeOne
So, just curious. You want DT770 pros but have 990s.? Do you recommend I get the 770s instead?
From my understanding, you are saying that it is between the K702 and 990s for gaming. 990s being better for SP and non competition considering they have more bass, are closed but they do not compromise bass for quality. K701/2 because they have a wider soundstage, but less bass and are open are better for competitions. But also you say K702 probably have a margin of better quality over 990s.
But then you bring the 770 pros back!! lol, this is crazy head spinning.... but fun
No, no. I don't want the 770 Pros. I HAD them. The ones I want are the Premium DT770 600ohm, which are VERY different from the 770 Pro 80ohm. Like two different headphones.
The K701 and 990s are fully open, so they leak out noise. I'm in the living room when I use them so it's not a problem, but if there comes at time when I need to be quiet or someone is in the same room sleeping, the 770 600ohm is my best bet. Closed headphones have a very different sound from open headphones. A little more calustrophobic, smaller soundstage, and usually a LOT more bass. The 770 600ohm are considered very balanced, and still has a decent soundstage that gives some open headphones a run for their money when it comes to soundstage. Most headphones sold in local stores are closed, so chances are you already know what to expect, but on a waaaay higher level with the 770 600ohm.
As for 702 vs 990s, it depends. If you're gonna play a lot of FPS, the 702 will have an advantage. If you're gonna play lots of various games and listen to music, I'd prefer the more fun 990s.
I wouldn't wanna choose only one, which is why I have both, lol.
Both have their strengths and weaknesses. For now, the 990s would get more use for me. I whip out the K701 for Call of Duty and whenever I feel like being analytical of music.