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Originally Posted by Velsu View Post

Ha! Just bought DT 990 Premium's,happy as hell. All i need now is some good amp to put it between Titanium HD and DT 990.

isn't the titanium HD able to push up to 300 ohms on its own?
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I guess it is capable of it,but DT 990 wont play on their full potential without the amp. Im gonna try them directly through THD today and i will give a report how they sound.

Any tips about good head amp avaiable in Europe?
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I got my replacement HE-400's in a couple days ago. Perhaps it's just in my head but I think they did adjust the treble as it seems brighter, as some have reported over at head-fi. I just wish I had gotten them to throw in a set of velour pads. Upstairs of my house stays around 80F cause of the 100F+ temps in the summer and that pleather doesn't do the heat any favors.

Also, I see I missed the last update, but I picked up a pair of dt990 pros. They clamp harder than the dt770 pros. I had to stretch the headband slightly, but after that they're incredibly comfortable and do a great job as all around phones.

I don't think I had mentioned I bought an AKG K601 years back either. If you can find them for a decent price they're great for FPS. A strong amp helps to lift the veil they have as well.
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post #11714 of 38372
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isn't the titanium HD able to push up to 300 ohms on its own?

Just connected DT 990 Premium 250 ohm directly to THD and...OMG what a sound! Where is my jaw...the quality is awesome...volume is so loud i need to lower it to 20% or my ears will blow away.

Titanium HD is more than capable of handling DT 990 without an amp,but i bet with good amp it can be even better.
post #11715 of 38372
Anyone tried Breakaway Audio Enhancer? It has worked wonders for my setup. I have some Ultrasone HFI 780s and Sony MDR XB1000s connected to a Fiio E17. With the Sonys, Bass +10 on the Fiio with Breakaway Audio Enhancer puts out so much clean sub-bass that doesn't disturb the mids. It affects ALL sound that comes from your computer so games, movies, everything. At the end of the day it is what sounds better to your ears even if it ain't being an audio purist.
Edited by amvnz - 6/29/12 at 3:29pm
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Hifiman HE-6

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Add ATH-AD700's in addition to my HPA2's please. biggrin.gif
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Was looking at the spreadsheet and noticed that the HD 555's dominate the recommendations with a strong lead over any other model (112 owners here, to be exact). So these are high on my list of wants since my current pair is kicking it. But I have a couple quick questions for all of the owners out there.

How are positional cues, and have you found any dead spots when using Dolby 5.1 or 7.1. Also, have you noticed any quirks between 5.1 and 7.1 with these headphones.

And I guess a final one: If these aren't the optimal headphones for full 360 degree sound in the 150-200 price range, which are?
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post #11719 of 38372
Users having HD 555 doesn't really mean that much. Sennheiser has a larger reputation among some than is appropriate, probably. (They are good and have a really wide product portfolio, but certainly there are alternatives.)

Note that HD 515/555/595 have been discontinued for a while and replaced with the HD 518/558/598 lineup.

Personally I don't really feel like any headphones do positional cues that perfectly, but others will disagree. Granted, I've never tried personalized HRTF compensation, but most people won't have that either.
post #11720 of 38372
I just ordered HiFiMan HE-500 with Schiit Audio Lyr/Bifrost /AMP/DAC setup biggrin.gif
Should be here within 2 weeks.
I also got a Omega Headphone stand with it!
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