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post #1 of 7
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I need to order new headphones today, my HA-RX 700s are falling apart and I've been wanting something with better sound quality as well. Plus they need to be here before Christmas, and so need to be ordered around now in order to make sure of that.

I've ran into the Beyerdynamic DT770s and 990s that seem to be quite good, but can't figure out which of the two would suit me better. Unless there are other headphones for that sort of price range that are better or cheaper. I know about the AD700's, but i dont want anything too short on bass.

I will be gaming a lot, so the 990s appeal to me there because they are open backed, but I also like privacy when i am not gaming. If they are much better in games though, then it is worth the privacy sacrifice to me. They will also be used as general purpose headphones for listening to things like tv programs.

The 990's are 250ohms, so will my Xonar DG be able to power them without needing another amplifier?

Both headphones are also roughly the same price (~£130), so there isn't anything to chose between them there. The 990s have a coiled cord, which is something i would rather do without, but again, if they are better in other ways, then i will look past this.

Also one other thing. i had to wear my harx 700s on its largest setting, and even then they sometimes got uncomfortable. Do these headphones have good adjustment on them?
     
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Are the DT990's Pro or Premium since I believe they are quite different from each other in sound and appearance (also price).

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post #3 of 7
Your Xonar DG doesnt have enough power for the 250ohm editions of DT770 and DT 990. Your gonna have to use a external amp if you wanna use those vers of the headphones. Now you can use the DT770 pro 80ohm ver with the Xonar DG as it strong enough to power those. But unless you get a external amp, then you can not use the 250ohm DT770 or DT990 correctly as they be under powered by the DG amp.

So your best bet is to get the DT770 pro-80ohm that way you can use your Xonar DG hp amp to drive it so you dont have to get a external amp.

If you still want the 250ohm ver's then you must get a External headphone amp that can handle them.
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Are the DT990's Pro or Premium since I believe they are quite different from each other in sound and appearance (also price).
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post #5 of 7
You could also hope you get struck by lightning while listening to them~ the sound would be electrifying. :3
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post #6 of 7
Between the two, for gaming i'd go for the 990's. Soundstage, details and bass are awesome. Bass is like being on a movie, pretty immersive (not boomy)
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post #7 of 7
I've got the DT770 Pro 80's and I love them. Excellent for gaming with great positional sound.
My X-Fi Elite Pro runs them very well.
Tad bit heavy on bass but that helps them to do a great job on movies as well. thumb.gif
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