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I've recently switched my sound card from the Titanium Fatality Pro to the Asus Xonar Essence STX after having a number of drivers issues and performance problems. I'm not saying the audio quality was poor with the Creative card, it's just that the crap I had to go through to make it work (somewhat) eventually made me replace it.

The STX is an amazing card. I'm using the Logitech 2300s, and I know they're terrible (they have been for awhile now but I haven't been able to get different speakers), but there is a huge difference in audio quality in music (a little in games). I'm mostly a music person, listening to Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Doors, Zeppelin, the old stuff. I'm interested in getting a quality pair of headphones as I don't see a need for speakers.

So long story short, I'm considering the 250 ohm version of the DT 770s. From what I've read the 80 ohm 770s have too much bass, and I would think that the STX amp would help in this situation. Sorry for the long post, I just wanted to make sure you guys have enough information. I don't really want to spend anything over $250 either.
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you should pm phasshift.. he has both i think
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He was selling the DT 880, and someone already bought them.
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Originally Posted by JPJ5624;13301254 
He was selling the DT 880, and someone already bought them.

dt880 250ohm is pretty similar to the dt770 250 ohm... and he has an stx.. you can at least see how he liked the pairing.. but thinking about it... maybe he didn't like it that much since he got the 600ohm version, and is now buying an amp..
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My 600ohm DT880 comes in today and I'll let ya know.

The DT880 is only the second headphone I've ever bought so I'm comparing it to my HD550. I wanted to replace my HD555 and I wanted the replacement to be almost a WOW factor and for 260 dollars the DT880s did just that. Mind you I'm still training my ears to hear the difference so I can better analyze, but I could tell a difference right away. I felt the HD555s lacked bass and the bass on the dt880s were more evident, the soundstage is awesome! I hear $*&% I've never heard before with my HD555s lol.

the STX will be enough for the 250ohms, just make sure to change your gain settings on the Xonar Console to match the impedance of the phones. I've read so many posts on head-fi and my 10 page thread here on OCN and unless you really train your ear you won't hear a difference with the 250 ohm and the 600 ohm.

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/506963/dt880-600ohm-bs

I just went for the 600 ohm cause it was instilled in my head that it was the right one to go with before I even read that thread, so it was hard for me to keep my 250ohm

If you want BASS, it is there, but not completely bassy
Edited by phaseshift - 4/29/11 at 7:09am
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