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K702 more balanced..ROFL....
Are you kidding!?

It's got significant sub bass rolloff.

Id' go DT880 600ohm tbh and say a ST / STX. it'll be fine. Really.
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K702 more balanced..ROFL....
Are you kidding!?

It's got significant sub bass rolloff.

Id' go DT880 600ohm tbh and say a ST / STX. it'll be fine. Really.
Ah, thanks. +rep. Didn't know the ST/STX was strong enough to drive those. I'm just concerned about the price though. I kind of want to keep it near $250 right now.
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I looked at some threads on Head-Fi between the two and the K702's are more balanced and the AH-D2000's just have more bass. I think balanced would let me hear all of the detail so no instrument will be louder than others so the others can't be heard. It also depends on the recording though. I'm having a really hard time deciding.
I had the D2000s at one point, I loved them so much I got the D5000s! So, obviously, you can guess at my recommendation. Plus, they are super comfy.

How balanced a pair of cans sounds has a lot to do with the source and amp, not just the headphones. The D2000s do indeed have a somewhat recessed mid-range, but with good components driving the cans that factor can easily be negated.

Also, the D2000s are SO sensitive it is unbelievable. I had an Auzentech Forte driving them for awhile, couldn't raise the volume past 6 out of 100 unless I wanted to blow my ears off.
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I had the D2000s at one point, I loved them so much I got the D5000s! So, obviously, you can guess at my recommendation. Plus, they are super comfy.

How balanced a pair of cans sounds has a lot to do with the source and amp
More so the amp via output impedance. The higher the ratio of output impedance to headphone impedance, the greater it will negative change the sound. e.g. an amp has an output impedance of 10ohm vs say a 32ohm headphones, it will affect the frequency response of the 32ohm headphone.
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Can you adjust the impedance of the amp? I'm a newb when it comes to amps and DACs.
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More so the amp via output impedance. The higher the ratio of output impedance to headphone impedance, the greater it will negative change the sound. e.g. an amp has an output impedance of 10ohm vs say a 32ohm headphones, it will affect the frequency response of the 32ohm headphone.
Yep, the signal being fed into the amp by the DAC also affects the overall volume too, at least my from experience. I'm not an expert on the technical details of this stuff by any means, but I've built my fair share of DACs and amps over the years.

Yes, you can adjust the gain, which is the impedance. It's easy enough on DIY projects, but I'm not sure about soundcards. To put it simply, the gain is the amount by which the input signal is increased for the output.
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Can you adjust the impedance of the amp? I'm a newb when it comes to amps and DACs.
With the majority of amps, no. Many don't even publish the spec anywhere.
Gain doesn't affect the output impedance
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Yep, the signal being fed into the amp by the DAC also affects the overall volume too, at least my from experience. I'm not an expert on the technical details of this stuff by any means, but I've built my fair share of DACs and amps over the years.

Yes, you can adjust the gain, which is the impedance. It's easy enough on DIY projects, but I'm not sure about soundcards. To put it simply, the gain is the amount by which the input signal is increased for the output.
Ah, I see.

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With the majority of amps, no. Many don't even publish the spec anywhere.
Gain doesn't affect the output impedance
Thanks. Clears things up.
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