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E07K, the updated FiiO portable model. That's what I'm using smile.gif

Yay, someone who actually answered biggrin.gif Well, the question was, which of the headphones would be more suitable for my DAC. But I'm way past those. I just ordered a pair of DT-990 Pro 250Ohm. I hope my amp can power those biggrin.gif

EDIT: I get the feeling that my E7 won't be enough power to drive my soon to be DT990/250 Ohms. What do you guys think? I don't listen to my headphones super loud, if it makes any difference. Was it a bad idea to get the 250Ohm model to go with my Fiio E7? I don't wanna spend more money on an amp, as my E7 is practically new.

Max E7 output is almost 1.9V (max sine wave, rms) into high-impedance headphones, so around 14 mW for those. Beyerdynamic says nominal SPL is 96 dB / 1 mW input. I see a third-party site (doctorhead.ru) measures around 94 dB / 1 mW on their setup. With the second figure, 14 mW would give you 10log10(14) + 94 = 105 dB SPL, roughly.

On most modern music recordings, that would be way too loud already. On some other music recorded with a much much wider dynamic range (read: these days, only classical, sometimes jazz) and thus a much lower average level, it definitely wouldn't quite be enough for many people. Most likely you're probably okay, especially considering it's DT 990, which is tilted away from the midrange (midrange being easiest to hear anyway). Don't think that kind of response is all that well suited to really high-volume listening in the first place.
post #12712 of 38516
I was considering getting an E9 to go with my E7. I guess I won't. It would be nice to compare it with and without, but I don't wanna spend all that money on an E9 if I'm not even sure whether I'm going to get an increase in audio quality. But does it all come down to how loud I actually listen to my headphones? Because I don't really listen to music or play games so loud that my ears are about to explode anyways.
 
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post #12713 of 38516
Yes, electrical power delivered is proportional to the sound pressure level at the ear, thus directly related to how loud you hear something. If you turn the volume down, you are reducing the power delivered to the headphones. If you do not listen that loud, you won't need a device that can go as high as (delivers as much power as) somebody else needs.

Sound quality is a different matter, but the E7 shouldn't have problems there.
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reporting in with the ATH AD-700
glorious headphones when you have them hooked up to an amp
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I'm really enjoying my DT990. They are a lot more fun to game with than my HD598. The extra bass is more then welcome. At the same time the soundstage is comparable. Explosions and gun shots sound so cool with these headphones.

I'm also enjoying them quite a bit for the music that I listen to as well. These headphones sound much better than I was expecting.
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I'm really enjoying my DT990. They are a lot more fun to game with than my HD598. The extra bass is more then welcome. At the same time the soundstage is comparable. Explosions and gun shots sound so cool with these headphones.

I'm also enjoying them quite a bit for the music that I listen to as well. These headphones sound much better than I was expecting.

Are you using an amp? Which one, if you are? I'm really excited to get my DT990 Pro 250Ohm tongue.gif
 
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post #12717 of 38516
Cool, nice to see a headphone enthusiast thread on here! Owned lots of gear over the years, but here's my current lineup:

Beyerdynamic DT 150 - favorite headphone of all time, unique analogish tonality, killer mids
Creative Aurvana Live! - my go-to gaming headphone
Soundmagic P30
MEElectronics HT-21

Earbuds/IEMs:

Hisoundaudio PAA-1 Pro
Creative Aurvana In-Ear 3
VSONIC VC02

Right now I've a itch for a wide-sounding open-backed headphone for movies and gaming.
post #12718 of 38516
If anyone needs some DT 770's let me know smile.gif

I'm looking to buy some sub-100 IEM's to go with an iPhone, but I really don't know anything about IEM's. Any recommendations? I was thinking about the Thinksound TS02+
post #12719 of 38516
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reporting in with the ATH AD-700
glorious headphones when you have them hooked up to an amp

Really? What changes?
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So I ordered a pair of HE400 and HD650 from Amazon. Trying to figure out which one to keep. This is so hard... frown.gif, I do plan on getting a tube amp next month, so I am leaning on keeping the HD650. I love how Teresa Teng sounds wearing them.
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