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Does anybody think that the £100 price difference between the DT990 Pro 250 Ohm and the DT990 Premium 600Ohm is worth it?
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post #12632 of 38146
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Does anybody think that the £100 price difference between the DT990 Pro 250 Ohm and the DT990 Premium 600Ohm is worth it?

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Hmmm, just throwing thoughts out there, but there is any amp that benefits a pair of DT770's? I know that tube amps are beneficial to Grado's. Any thoughts on either? Recommendations? I find myself hard pressed to justify a $200-400 price tag on most amps as I don't really have a means to try it out, nor the disposable income to take that leap.
 
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post #12634 of 38146
So after much research I have concluded that I am going to grab a Schiit Modi and Magni for my desktop cans, which are my 250ohm DT880s. I'd like to run this by you guys since I know you all know quite a bit about amps and dacs and such, and I'd love to know your professional opinions about this set. I've heard good things about them, and it's really cheap (200 for an amp and a dac, wow!) and so I'd like to know if there is anything better to be had for 200.

Thanks!
 
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post #12635 of 38146
No one seem to have answered in reco thread so i'll just repost my question here:

Sennheiser CX 880 vs Beyerdynamic MMX 101 vs Sony XBA-2 , thoughts , comments on which one to choose musix from phone (samsung ace)?

Not using amp with it , which would be better choice from these?
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post #12636 of 38146
@Jelly:
I would go with CX880, almost like MX880, but in-ear which is quite good earbud for its price.
In the end, it is quite subjective which one of those are best choice.
You should test em if you can.

Add meh to club too smile.gif

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post #12637 of 38146
I have been using the magni/modi for the past week and a pair of dt 770's LE (32 ohm) to use with them... Headphones were defective and I had to return them so in the mean time I have been using my cheepo panasonic rp-htx7's and it sounds really nice. Just recived my hifiman HE-300's last night and it sounds even better!
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post #12638 of 38146
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I have been using the magni/modi for the past week and a pair of dt 770's LE (32 ohm) to use with them... Headphones were defective and I had to return them so in the mean time I have been using my cheepo panasonic rp-htx7's and it sounds really nice. Just recived my hifiman HE-300's last night and it sounds even better!

If you can, don't go with the 32ohm. Strongly recommend against it as it's one of the worst sounding DT770s and the Magni can amp the DT770s no matter what version you choose.
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They recommend an 8:1 ratio with your headphones and your amp, don't they?
 
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They recommend an 8:1 ratio with your headphones and your amp, don't they?

Some people say that as some kind of loose, one-size-fits-all, safe guidance. Also, it's not exactly a sharp cutoff between okay and not okay. A good-enough ratio depends a lot on the headphones. Or rather, it matters the most for certain IEM models and of course many speaker systems—for everything else, 8:1 is more than necessary. Furthermore, this is just the by-the-books interpretation; for some headphones, some people prefer the sound when the ratio is much lower, like 1:1. So rather than explain all the details and complicate things, they just say 8:1. Or 10:1. Or 5:1?

Keep it in mind, but it's not the hugest deal at all.
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