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post #11 of 23
If you want to find an extrememusic its not a bad idea to check your local computer stores first, I've seen a few lying around at staples, and Circuit city (b4 it went under), other places like that. It may just be me, but I'd rather purchase an item when i have it in my hands, then someone is on the other end promising to mail it to me...
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uh why dont you build a Cmoy amp for your dt770s? its a lot cheaper than buying 555s or 700s ? for liek 40 you could build a cmoy that will out perform most 200 amps.
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post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by NFF View Post
for liek 40 you could build a cmoy that will out perform most 200 amps.
I must disagree with this. A CMOY cannot nearly match the performance of most desktop amps above $100 (and probably not many portables either).
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post #14 of 23
ok maybe a cmoy wont out perform them but given the money spent on a desktop/portable dont you think you could build one similar in performace for drasticaly less? anyways ill shut up now.
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post #15 of 23
There's no doubt that you can build something like a PIMETA or a Millett Max to perform just as well as something more expensive, just that a $40 CMOY out performing most $200 amps is a little too far fetched.
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post #16 of 23
Meh i have the DT770s (80ohm) surprisingly bad for games imo.

You can actually hear even in games sounds its muddy and not nice at all.

MS-2 > DT770 imo by a fair margin.

The only thing about the DT770s is the bass and thats overwhelming with a amp.

Eg the Corda Areitta . It was well driven however the bass is like SUBWOOOFFER ! BASS ~!!!@!!!
post #17 of 23
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Meh i have the DT770s (80ohm) surprisingly bad for games imo.

You can actually hear even in games sounds its muddy and not nice at all.

MS-2 > DT770 imo by a fair margin.

The only thing about the DT770s is the bass and thats overwhelming with a amp.

Eg the Corda Areitta . It was well driven however the bass is like SUBWOOOFFER ! BASS ~!!!@!!!
MS-2 has a tiny soundstage, poor seperation, and is really just terrible for gaming. The DT770's soundstage isn't the biggest, but it's reasonable and that deep bass makes for great explosions.

And I'm not sure what you mean by muddy. The unamped DT770 is muddy. Amped, it's just fine.
post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by Namrac View Post
MS-2 has a tiny soundstage, poor seperation, and is really just terrible for gaming. The DT770's soundstage isn't the biggest, but it's reasonable and that deep bass makes for great explosions.

And I'm not sure what you mean by muddy. The unamped DT770 is muddy. Amped, it's just fine.
Agreed...

DT770's are amazing for gaming. I've had them on my head for 4 hours straight without moving them. They don't squeeze my head, resulting in a headache and they sound amazing. I first bought my amp for music but I have been on a WC3 ladder binge lately. I don't get any popping, crackling muddiness or anything that would resemble bad sound quality. Amped (desktop quality) DT770's are the best set of cans for the under $150 gamer first; audiophile second crowd.
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post #19 of 23
lol i have them amped with the same amp as u Namrac.

Again its opinions but really after hearing the 2 headphones i prefer the MS-2.

Actually the soundstage is quite good actually on the MS-2..

The DT770s are just hyped cans on Head-Fi i thought i try them out myself.

They would be a very nice can if they were made into darth beyers.

Pushed forwards mids and less bass perfect.

I do agree they are comfy and the highs on the DT770s are nice just the reccesed mids and a bit too much bass is the problem.

the DT770 should be renamed Subwoofer (12'')
Edited by Benny99 - 5/22/08 at 10:05am
post #20 of 23
You don't need an amp, but it is a good idea to have one. Just to note, my DT880's performed decently connected to my Prelude before I got my amp. Although, my amp did make a quite a noticeable improvement in the sound.
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