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Has anyone tried using an amp with the Beyerdynamic DT770's or would it not even be beneficial to use one if using the Creative Titanium HD sound card?
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post #112 of 5049
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Has anyone tried using an amp with the Beyerdynamic DT770's or would it not even be beneficial to use one if using the Creative Titanium HD sound card?
It depends which version of the DT770, there are 32 Ohm, 250 Ohm and 600 Ohm variants, in basic terms the higher the Ohm rating then the more likelihood there is that the headphones will benefit from being amped. The 600 Ohm version will need a good amp to be driven efficiently.
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It depends which version of the DT770, there are 32 Ohm, 250 Ohm and 600 Ohm variants, in basic terms the higher the Ohm rating then the more likelihood there is that the headphones will benefit from being amped. The 600 Ohm version will need a good amp to be driven efficiently.
Right on then, I was thinking of getting the 80 Ohm one and I just wasn't sure if I would need one to help them reach their full potential.
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N/M

I bought the Asus Essence STX.
Edited by Setre - 7/7/11 at 7:39am
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Adjusted first posts prices and removed Auzentech products from the recommended list. There's simply no reason to consider them anymore when the Titanium HD is now 130 or less.
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Right on then, I was thinking of getting the 80 Ohm one and I just wasn't sure if I would need one to help them reach their full potential.
almost answered my own question here with the quote below \\/ \\/ \\/

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Beyerdynamic DT770s 80 ohm version... these require amplification.
Which amp would you recommend I use with these? /\\ /\\ /\\

I was looking at Amazon and it paired them with a FiiO E5 Headphone Amplifier. Would this little amp be enough or would the headphones still be under powered? If it makes any difference, I will be plugging these headphones into a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD sound card.

Quick question, are the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro/Championship Series sound cards any good?
Edited by Steel_Rain - 7/9/11 at 5:09pm
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almost answered my own question here with the quote below \\/ \\/ \\/



Which amp would you recommend I use with these? /\\ /\\ /\\

I was looking at Amazon and it paired them with a FiiO E5 Headphone Amplifier. Would this little amp be enough or would the headphones still be under powered? If it makes any difference, I will be plugging these headphones into a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD sound card.

Quick question, are the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro/Championship Series sound cards any good?
if you're looking to upgrade your sound card anyway, the Xonar ST/X cards have a built in headphone amp capable of powering those cans. Dayton also makes a sweet little amp for a hundred bucks that comes highly recommended.
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Hey guys, I need some advice/guidance on amps.

After much research, I decided on X-Fi Titanium HD because I game the majority of the time. (Not competitively mind you.) I barely, if ever, listen to music and the majority of video watching is anime. So this card seems like a pretty good fit.

I decided to pair it up with a DT990/600. My decision was for the "fun" aspect and immersion. I do occasionally enjoy FPS sessions, BC2 mostly, but nothing competitive that warrants a AD700 or K701.

I'm plenty aware that I won't be able to drive the cans without an amp. I currently am leaning towards a Fiio E9 as I've read nothing but great things about. However, I'm confused about connections.

I may have been mislead but I read somewhere that CMSS 3D is lost when connecting to an external amp unless done through optical out. The E9, from what I've seen, does not have any optical in. If I've been mislead about the connections then there should be no problem connecting stereo RCA on the X-Fi to 3.5mm line in the E9 while maintaining CMSS 3D?

If I do indeed lose CMSS 3D, can I get a recommendation on an amp that can drive these cans? My budget is roughly $200 and I'd prefer something small as I don't have much desktop space.

Thanks!
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Good list. I think the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 deserves a spot on your list.
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if you're looking to upgrade your sound card anyway, the Xonar ST/X cards have a built in headphone amp capable of powering those cans. Dayton also makes a sweet little amp for a hundred bucks that comes highly recommended.
Nope, I don't even have a sound card yet
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