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My headfive couldn't handle the load and I wasn't ready to dump that much money into a new amp for a headphone that doesn't scale particularly well. I loved the sound from my 80's. The bass went deeper than I could have imagined, and wasn't overpowering for me most of the time. My tastes have shifted a bit since I first got the DT770s, but I still love 'em.
I'd suggest something that does not have to be amped from the get go, like the A700's or Grado's, but then again, they all have a signature sound. The best "All arounders" are the A700/900, as they aren't bass slammers like the DT700's or foward/in your face like the grados. ATH's [500/700/900] don't need amping to sound excellent, though you can amp them but you will receive not much in as you would buying DT's and amping them, then again, why spend 150$+ new for DT's + an amp [90-150$ to amp them adequately] when you can spend 120$ and be done with it? A500/700's work fine on portable audio as well.

To put it simply:

DT770 Pro 80's - around 170$, new- highly recommended that it is amped, otherwise, SQ is way below DT's par
Amp for DT's -80$-150$- you can power them with a cmoy, but why spend 60$ when you can spend 90$ to get a quality custom/used amp.

A700- 120$ on newegg, doesn't require amping from X-Fi, little amping is needed, closed back, very good for gaming, and ambient/rock
A900-200$+- once again great all arounders, thicker, defined bass, an amp is not required but provides much more improvement then amping an a700



Nam, if you could please show me where to get some DT's new for 140-150 like you suggested, as I myself am a bass head and would love to buy them new for 140$, not off ebay. Thanks.
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post #22 of 25
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I'd suggest something that does not have to be amped from the get go, like the A700's or Grado's, but then again, they all have a signature sound. The best "All arounders" are the A700/900, as they aren't bass slammers like the DT700's or foward/in your face like the grados. ATH's [500/700/900] don't need amping to sound excellent, though you can amp them but you will receive not much in as you would buying DT's and amping them, then again, why spend 150$+ new for DT's + an amp [90-150$ to amp them adequately] when you can spend 120$ and be done with it? A500/700's work fine on portable audio as well.

To put it simply:

DT770 Pro 80's - around 170$, new- highly recommended that it is amped, otherwise, SQ is way below DT's par
Amp for DT's -80$-150$- you can power them with a cmoy, but why spend 60$ when you can spend 90$ to get a quality custom/used amp.

A700- 120$ on newegg, doesn't require amping from X-Fi, little amping is needed, closed back, very good for gaming, and ambient/rock
A900-200$+- once again great all arounders, thicker, defined bass, an amp is not required but provides much more improvement then amping an a700



Nam, if you could please show me where to get some DT's new for 140-150 like you suggested, as I myself am a bass head and would love to buy them new for 140$, not off ebay. Thanks.
I found the A700 boring and very bland, but as audio goes, to each his own.

And the $150 is usually on ebay from store sellers, but I'll give it a look.


Edit: Nope, everything that's not on ebay is over $170. But really, if you're buying from an ebay store, there's absolutely nothing to worry about... just gotta not be stupid, and everything works out fine. People being stupid is the biggest problem on ebay.
Edited by Namrac - 6/10/08 at 9:35am
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Edit: Nope, everything that's not on ebay is over $170. But really, if you're buying from an ebay store, there's absolutely nothing to worry about... just gotta not be stupid, and everything works out fine. People being stupid is the biggest problem on ebay.
Beyer D only honors warranty if bought from a Authorized dealer, so if you buy DT's from ebay, and a month later they just fail as products do, DT will not repair them. Looks like buying them from somewhere else then.

By the way, where can you get them from 170$, I must be stupid, I can't find them below 200$. Link please?
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Beyer D only honors warranty if bought from a Authorized dealer, so if you buy DT's from ebay, and a month later they just fail as products do, DT will not repair them. Looks like buying them from somewhere else then.

By the way, where can you get them from 170$, I must be stupid, I can't find them below 200$. Link please?
Authorized retailers will most likely charge $200-$250. Just the way it works.

Also, I'm not sure if that's true, because I've heard of people buying used Beyers and having them repaired, and I've never heard that anywhere else. I know Denon does it that way, but I'm not so sure about beyer.
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Authorized retailers will most likely charge $200-$250. Just the way it works.

Also, I'm not sure if that's true, because I've heard of people buying used Beyers and having them repaired, and I've never heard that anywhere else. I know Denon does it that way, but I'm not so sure about beyer.
Their warranty is vague on the subject saying that it has to be sold from a dealer, or if its 2 years from manufacturer date and I'm to lazy to call em haha
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