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Hiya,
i dont know much about audio stuff. I've heard that the DT 880 are good for gaming. There are many different versions of it and im not sure which will benefit me the most. I dont know that OHMs are. Also I would like to know if I would need something extra to power it up if I use it with an mp3 player. Also is the DT880 alright to taking to a lan meaning is it necessary to have a soundcard with it in order to get sufficient soundstage and detail.
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http://www.head-fi.org/wiki/informat...en-dt770-dt990
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i read that and am leaning toward the 250 OHM due to the better soundstage. Also that article didnt answer any of my other questions.
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Hiya,
i dont know much about audio stuff. I've heard that the DT 880 are good for gaming. There are many different versions of it and im not sure which will benefit me the most. I dont know that OHMs are. Also I would like to know if I would need something extra to power it up if I use it with an mp3 player. Also is the DT880 alright to taking to a lan meaning is it necessary to have a soundcard with it in order to get sufficient soundstage and detail.
Everyone on this forum who has DT880 are extremely happy with them including for gaming.

Ohms are the impedance of the headphones, the 'resistance' to the electrical current sent by your source. Entry level headphones don't benefit a lot from amplifiers, but you're looking at quality gear so you're going to want one (except maybe for the <50Ohms one dunno).

Quote:
Effectively, a headphone amplifier is a small power amplifier that can be connected to a standard headphone jack or (usually) the line output of an audio source. The headphone amplifier improves the sound quality by increasing the amount of power available to move the transducer, increasing the control that the source has over just where the transducer is in space.
Amps can be portable (small box powered by battery) or not. You can also buy a sound card or DAC that has enough juice to power your headphones.


Read reviews on that specific model and you'll get an idea of what you need to power it.
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