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Just bought the DT770/80 headphones due to good reviews and research that indicates their practicality for gaming and music, especially hip hop and gangsta rap - something which I'm into. I bought the 80ohm so I can happily use them out and about without the need for an amp. However, my two questions are as follows:

1. Despite the 80ohm being great without the use of an amp for on-the-go, will I still not be doing them justice? Therefore, should I get a mobile amp to take with me? Or will there not be a difference with/without an amp with the 80ohm version?

2. My sole purpose for these headphones is gaming on a new rig that I will purchase shortly. Therefore, what is the best sound card to drive these headphones in gaming? I have read everywhere about the latest sound technology such as dolby dts, cmss 3d, true surround sound - the list goes on. I have absolutely no idea about all this technology. Will these headphones produce true hd sound, surround sound or whatever, or does it depend on the sound card? All I want is a sound card that will do the dt770/80 justice and blow me away.

Todd
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Only buy a mobile amp if you need it. If you are finding it hard to hear music then buy the amp, otherwise leave it alone.

Since you seem to really be into gaming I would suggest the Titanium HD as that card will help you the most with gaming needs.

You bought the 80 ohm version, so the usefulness of a built in amplifier that does 600 ohms is less meaningful. The Titanium HD is enough for the 80 ohm version.

Just remember to modify the DT770s, a lot of people don't mod them, but you can get so much more clarity out of them after modifying them. Head over to head-fi to check out mods.

If you hadn't purchased the DT770s yet, I would have suggested the A900s instead simply because they do gaming better and still have thump in bass. Still, you should be overall pleased with your purchase, especially with bassy music.
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Only buy a mobile amp if you need it. If you are finding it hard to hear music then buy the amp, otherwise leave it alone.
Since you seem to really be into gaming I would suggest the Titanium HD as that card will help you the most with gaming needs.
You bought the 80 ohm version, so the usefulness of a built in amplifier that does 600 ohms is less meaningful. The Titanium HD is enough for the 80 ohm version.
Just remember to modify the DT770s, a lot of people don't mod them, but you can get so much more clarity out of them after modifying them. Head over to head-fi to check out mods.
If you hadn't purchased the DT770s yet, I would have suggested the A900s instead simply because they do gaming better and still have thump in bass. Still, you should be overall pleased with your purchase, especially with bassy music.

Cheers mate:

1. So what sort of sound tech does the titanium hd have? will it give me hd surround sound in the headphones or something? I haven't a clue lol

2. can you post a link for a thread that suggests mods or do you mean I should post a thread asking how to mod them?

Thanks

p.s the a900's are too expensive lol
Edited by toddmarshall3y4 - 11/30/11 at 6:13am
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http://www.head-fi.org/t/246011/beyer-dt770-mod-for-more-detail-try-it

http://www.head-fi.org/t/533085/dt770-mod

http://redsecta.wordpress.com/2010/07/02/beyerdynamic-dt770-pro-80-mod-pt-i/

I mean, just simply google "DT770 mods" and you're bound to come across a lot. Each mod does something different to the headphone, you have to decide what you want your DT770s to sound like. There are some mods that increase bass. Some increase detail, some make them sound more open etc.

A900s are 200 new, that should only have been 30 more expensive than DT770s unless you got them on ebay or CL.

And the Titan HD has CMSS-3D and a bunch of other hooplah people typically tend not to care about. I would simply game with those features off though. Sound card is good enough to play with all those things on, but feel free to experiment.
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http://www.head-fi.org/t/246011/beyer-dt770-mod-for-more-detail-try-it
http://www.head-fi.org/t/533085/dt770-mod
http://redsecta.wordpress.com/2010/07/02/beyerdynamic-dt770-pro-80-mod-pt-i/
I mean, just simply google "DT770 mods" and you're bound to come across a lot. Each mod does something different to the headphone, you have to decide what you want your DT770s to sound like. There are some mods that increase bass. Some increase detail, some make them sound more open etc.
A900s are 200 new, that should only have been 30 more expensive than DT770s unless you got them on ebay or CL.
And the Titan HD has CMSS-3D and a bunch of other hooplah people typically tend not to care about. I would simply game with those features off though. Sound card is good enough to play with all those things on, but feel free to experiment.

1. Thanks for the mod links

2. I got the 770's for £138 + free delivery off Amazon (the newer versions), and because I heard such good reviews regarding the 770's, I thought why not grab a pair, especially when the bass is argued to pack a punch - something that I desire with the genre of music I enjoy (Gangsta Rap, G-Funk, Hip Hop etc). Therefore, I am happy as I can put the £100 towards the titanium HD as opposed to having to spend the £100, and more, towards the A900's you mentioned - I can always try them out in the future though!

2. So your saying turn all the features off? Yes, I can of course experiment, but may I ask where I can access all of these features, such as cmss-3d, you mentioned? And is it hard to install a sound card from onboard?

Cheers
Edited by toddmarshall3y4 - 11/30/11 at 6:31am
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