Originally Posted by Dorianime
how will i know if i need one?
how wil you know if you need an amp? if your music starts having weird crackling sounds uve never heard before, if it isn't loud enough
how do you know if you need a DAC? do you have an Mac? Do you have a PC with an external soundcard you bought that you can post what it is? do you have an ipod or iphone. are you using portable or desktop or both? If you don't have a Mac and want to use desktop and portable. you need a DAC for optimal sound. DAC's aren't expensive. read the E17 review
Originally Posted by Ratjack
tried all 3 that you have listed here. AD700 did not produce good sound IMO, it is only good for games. ATH-M50 sounds AMAZING but gets uncomfortable and hot after awhile. DT770 sound great and are TONS more comfortable.
Get the DT770 Pro 80 ohm version. You could get an amp but I tried them on my ipod and at the loudest volume it hurt my ears... so I think the ipod can drive them just fine. My laptop... not so much. I use a Xonar DG which has a built in amp and it sounds PERFECT.
Since you listen to dubstep I would never suggest the AD700s.
The only advantage that the M50s have over the Beyers is the fact they fold up into a football shape... other than that everything else goes to the beyers.
Guitar center has them and they also have a 12% off coupon you can use as well.
he already said he wanted the DT770 but great that you tried all of them and can add input to back the OP's judgement
yes it does mean nothing. but it does mean experience.
yes. none of them are as what we think the artist thinks is inteded. hip hop artists and rap artists. do you think they use something like STUDIO montiors? no, i have seen many use Beyer's and Ultrasone's. STudio's "generally" don't have the bass they want to get that bump bump bass bass sound. what they want is gneraly a clear sounding headphone wth bass. and i can tell you. Beyer's are very very popular. Really. i would call most head fi recommended headphones..studio's. as i can see any person in a studio using them for difffernt purposes.
i h ave the SRH440's. the reveiws is that the SRH440 is more analytical(less fun and more like a naggy mom) but accurate..with a flatter sound but not as preferable to the colored bassier sound of the SRH840's. if the OP just does rock (guitar avatar pic) yes i would recommend SRH840.