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Hmm, It seems that I'm stuck between the 80 ohm and the 250 ohm?
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Hmm, It seems that I'm stuck between the 80 ohm and the 250 ohm?
Not necessarily directed at you but incase you didn't know (and info for others): 250 ohm does not mean they are better or higher spec'd then the 80 ohm. What you need to bear in mind is what the enviroment you will be using your DT770s in. 250 ohm model DT770s are designed to be plugged into high powered sound desks and studio enviroments. Plugging in an 80 ohm pair into this setup would run the risk of being overloaded, blown or if your lucky just poor performance due to the much higher rated amplification and power being deployed in that professional enviroment.
If you are using your DT770s for audio via any kind of home Hi-Fi system, gaming setup or personal headphone amp then the 80 ohm models will be perfect.
post #33 of 38
Be careful with the "Pro" version. I know the DT880 Pro has a coily cable which I cannot stand. I do not know if the DT770 Pro has the same cable, but I suspect it might.

As for the 80 vs 250 ohm debate, it's not going to make much difference. I have used the DT 880 Pro and Premium 250ohm version on an HTC Evo and it worked fine. If you are using a separate, portable amp, you will have no problem driving the 250ohm and you will get a better response from the drivers with the higher impedance.
post #34 of 38
The Pro80s are single sided straight cord.


post #35 of 38
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Hmmm, So it seems that the Denon D1001 are good headphones and can be used on the go, so I'm going to use them for portable use and get the DT770 for home use.

Any recommendations on a desktop headphone amp around $200-$300? Preferably tube amp if possible? I was looking at the little dot.


Sorry for all these questions. :\\
What's your budget for both the am and headphones combined?
Because you'll be much better off getting a soundcard and headphones. No point amping onboard sound.
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What's your budget for both the am and headphones combined?
Because you'll be much better off getting a soundcard and headphones. No point amping onboard sound.
There would be a significant point in getting a DAC and headphone amp combo.

You wouldn't be able to use the Little Dot with just the onboard audio. You will need a separate DAC. I recently had a Maverick Audio Tubemagic D1 and it was great, but I bought a used one that was slightly defective. I ended up returning it to the sender. When it worked properly it was a great amp. It can be had for $200 new on Ebay plus shipping from China.

I suspect the Audio-gd NFB-12 is going to be great as well, but there is a long waiting list. I ordered mine early this month but it won't be shipping to me until late February. It is supposed to be excellent for $237 shipped. The price will be going up soon, they were doing a pre-order deal for a short time when I ordered. My roommate has an Audio-gd FUN which is also excellent but much more expensive than your budget.

For going real cheap the NuFoce Icon uDac is hard to beat. It does have it's imperfections, but it's a great little (literally) device.
post #37 of 38
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I was looking at the little dot mk III and the little dot DAC I + the DT770.
    
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post #38 of 38
The MKIII would be sweet. There are one or two people on the forum who have or had one. I plan to get one myself to use eventually.
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