Originally Posted by Klass1k
I went ahead and bought the dt770 off ebay for $155. Not sure if fake or not. Has torx screws too. I've now noticed after a year that my pioneer receiver is a POS and has been giving my right earcup more volume than the left. I thought it was just my other headphones before. I'm now using them on my regular onboard headphone output and the levels are better. SQ is a bit more hollow sounding now though. Not sure what to do at this point. New receiver (i like the volume knob) or a soundcard (my keyboard is a first gen das keyboard with no media keys which i will hate) The receiver now drives them fine, just uneven balance. The Creative Z soundcard I used a while back seemed to only give me a higher volume with a lower level on the volume bar in windows. SQ didn't change at all. So I think an amp just drives them with a lot more power with less need of the "gain" compared to my avr. idk what to do at this point quite frankly. I think I'm going to go with a Denon receiver, as I have some nice bookshelf speakers I just made the other day too. :\
Z improved SQ for me quite significantly, just need some leather ear pads to for more Bass.