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for overall, I'd go DT880 but others will suit bassier music genres more (at the cost of soundstage).
Soundstage is #1 over all so Id rather sacrifice bass for better soundstage.

Really I was just looking on a confirmation before I pull he trigger on these tomorrow on if there is a better heaphones for what I need. And so far looks like I have gotten that.

I'm glad I came here to ask for advice last time or Id probably be buying a set of Astro A40's right now
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Soundstage is #1 over all so Id rather sacrifice bass for better soundstage.

Really I was just looking on a confirmation before I pull he trigger on these tomorrow on if there is a better heaphones for what I need. And so far looks like I have gotten that.

I'm glad I came here to ask for advice last time or Id probably be buying a set of Astro A40's right now
A40's (really, even the mixamp has no real use for console gaming as the Turtle Beach Earforce DSS does the same job as the mixamp for cheaper). The DT880 600ohm has slightly more bass and tamer, better highs but is slightly harder to drive.
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A40's (really, even the mixamp has no real use for console gaming as the Turtle Beach Earforce DSS does the same job as the mixamp for cheaper). The DT880 600ohm has slightly more bass and tamer, better highs but is slightly harder to drive.
Sorry I am new to sound(what you need ect..), what do you mean by harder to drive?

And yeah just think I'd have wasted $250 when I could have something so much better (if I bought the A40's).
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It will require more voltage to move the drivers in the earcups. That said, I'd get the DT880 600ohm if you are using the internal headphone amp. Both have the same imaging properties, so if you don't want to risk it, that's fine. the DT880 600ohm is more balanced sounding than the 250ohm with less recessed mids.
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Sorry I am new to sound(what you need ect..), what do you mean by harder to drive?

And yeah just think I'd have wasted $250 when I could have something so much better (if I bought the A40's).
The higher the impedance (resistance) of the drivers in the headphones, the more current (amps) you need to power them. If they are underpowered, for lack of better works, they aint gonna sound good.

The titanium hd is not going to be able to provide enough power to the 600ohm version of the 880s, (volts x amps = watts a.k.a power). So if you going with the 880s, you might have to step down to like the 80 ohm version to get decent sound out of just a titanium hd soundcard.

I think the 880s are a nice cross between gaming and trance/electronica/dubstep(i think thats what you said ?) More bass, but not as harsh as the 990s can be. Hard to say what kind of amp you would need for the 250/600ohm versions though.
    
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DT880 is/was a great pick; i read a review from a guy @ head-fi and he tested like 15 cans side by side and his conclussion was DT880 is the best gaming HPs he could find, although he used Xonar STX. Enjoy! btw, my HPs usage was like 99% gaming, 1% music, and since my xonar-hps arrive is so the other way around LOL
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It will require more voltage to move the drivers in the earcups. That said, I'd get the DT880 600ohm if you are using the internal headphone amp. Both have the same imaging properties, so if you don't want to risk it, that's fine. the DT880 600ohm is more balanced sounding than the 250ohm with less recessed mids.
Do you think the 600ohm is worth the extra $50?


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The higher the impedance (resistance) of the drivers in the headphones, the more current (amps) you need to power them. If they are underpowered, for lack of better works, they aint gonna sound good.

The titanium hd is not going to be able to provide enough power to the 600ohm version of the 880s, (volts x amps = watts a.k.a power). So if you going with the 880s, you might have to step down to like the 80 ohm version to get decent sound out of just a titanium hd soundcard.

I think the 880s are a nice cross between gaming and trance/electronica/dubstep(i think thats what you said ?) More bass, but not as harsh as the 990s can be. Hard to say what kind of amp you would need for the 250/600ohm versions though.
See this is what I kinda feared. I would like to get the most I can out of these if I buy them so what would I need to change my soundcard to to get the most out of them but still have good quality for gaming. (Heard the Titanium HD is best for gaming.) And if I have to what else would I need to buy as extra?
Edited by Chucklez - 6/20/11 at 4:09pm
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The higher the impedance (resistance) of the drivers in the headphones, the more current (amps) you need to power them. If they are underpowered, for lack of better works, they aint gonna sound good.

The titanium hd is not going to be able to provide enough power to the 600ohm version of the 880s, (volts x amps = watts a.k.a power). So if you going with the 880s, you might have to step down to like the 80 ohm version to get decent sound out of just a titanium hd soundcard.
eh, it's in fact easier to drive headphones with higher impedance with headphone amps than lower ones because what a headphone amp does is pump voltage, as long as it can provide enough voltage required.
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So is the 600ohms worth it over the 250ohms? (The extra $50)
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So is the 600ohms worth it over the 250ohms? (The extra $50)
for the Titanium HD, I'd play it safe with 250 ohm.
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