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Looks like we have a few new people to the Hi-Fi section of OCN.

Basically, z5500's have nothing on a pair of DT770/80's and an amp. Sound is so much more intense (full deep bass) and detailed (front row of your favorite bands concert or fully immersed in your game of choice) with a pair of cans.
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post #22 of 62
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Originally Posted by phospholipid View Post
Gaming and movies huh? I'd say go with a DT770's for comfort and that extra boom
the AD700's might be better, since they are open back and soundstage and all in gaming. Either way, you want a nice amp. if you get the Ad700's it leaves more money[150] for an amp. check out this thread-
http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards...phone-amp.html

but if you get the DT's, you'll need an amp period. you can always buy a cmoy amp with your left over 70$ or if you can spring get a miniv3 custom made for you by mister x for 115$. but if you dont have the money to invest in a nice amp right now, save the money and when you can buy an amp, then by the Dt's.


edit- i would suggest a portable amp vs. the darkvoices and millets, that way you can take your DT's out and about :] and later invest in a nice tube amp [desk amp].
I wouldn't say you NEED an amp with the DT770s, especially the 80-ohms. It certainly enhances the experience, but they still sound good straight from an X-Fi.
post #23 of 62
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I wouldn't say you NEED an amp with the DT770s, especially the 80-ohms. It certainly enhances the experience, but they still sound good straight from an X-Fi.
eh, to me not getting an amp/dac with the DT's is like buying a pair of sony's from walmart, i mean, if you gonna spend the money you can spend 40$ on a cmoy to power em. but yeah, if you dont wanna get amp, dont

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post #24 of 62
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eh, to me not getting an amp/dac with the DT's is like buying a pair of sony's from walmart, i mean, if you gonna spend the money you can spend 40$ on a cmoy to power em. but yeah, if you dont wanna get amp, dont

p.s. don't you ever go to bed, jacks raging bile?
It's only 1:30. I am Jack's wasted life.

I'm not saying that they don't sound better with a DAC (everything tightened up and there was a huge increase in detail), but they still sound great out of a sound card.
post #25 of 62
A900s sound fine without an amp, and they isolate you and have great boom for gaming.

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post #26 of 62
lots of people use the 770's unamped, however you do gain quite a bit with an amp. Even a cmoy will give you the added gain and clean up the lows that tend to be a bit grainy and loose unamped.

amp suggestions around $100 or less:
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post #27 of 62
Don't forget the Grado range as well
Grado SR80 ~$100
Grado SR125 ~$150

Very articulate and balanced bass.

That should leave you sufficient cash to put towards a decent amp
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Don't forget the Grado range as well
Grado SR80 ~$100
Grado SR125 ~$150

Very articulate and balanced bass.

That should leave you sufficient cash to put towards a decent amp
Not particularly great for gaming/movies though.
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Not particularly great for gaming/movies though.
Out of interest what criteria are you basing this on? Would it be the less than punchy bass or another consideration?
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Out of interest what criteria are you basing this on? Would it be the less than punchy bass or another consideration?
1. smaller soundstage
2. forward sound is fatiguing after a while
3. not as comfortable
4. smaller soundstage
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