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Heya,   Here's a simple break down:   DT990 - Brighter treble, a little more mid-bass (compared to X1). Replaceable ear pads.   X1 - Pads are not replaceable.   Both will run from the STX with ease. The X1 will run from your laptop with ease. The DT990 will be variable based on which version you get (32ohm, 250ohm, 600ohm) so is more limited with the laptop depending which one you get.   Amazon is a great place to buy either. Great return policy. And you can get...
Heya,   On the consumer end to limit extra equipment, if you want a closed headphone, the following come to mind:   Beyer DT770 PRO LE 32ohm Audio Technica A900X AKG K167 & K267   Those will function without big expensive amplifiers and will sound great from any device from a cellphone to a minor USB dac/amp setup when at home.   Very best,
Heya,   No good reason. Market just fluctuates a lot, as more people by the 80ohm because it is easier to drive for most consumers who are not into having more gear than the headphone itself. The 250ohm needs an amplifier. It's not hard to drive mind, but it definitely needs a little voltage to do what it's intended to do performance wise. Most people aren't looking for high impedance headphones for no reason (except unfortunate mislead consumers who think higher...
Heya,   Sony MA900 if you want an open air headphone with a big sound stage for positioning. Beyer DT770 PRO 80ohm if you want a closed back headphone for isolation.   Add mic to taste if needed.   Very best,
Heya,   Beyer DT770 PRO 80ohm AKG K167 AudioTechnica WS99 or A900X Ultrasone HFI 580 or PRO 750   No real need for portable amps, but if you want, the Fiio E11 would be a good way to start on a budget. If you just listen at home, the Fiio E10 would be a very good way to start on a budget. If you want both home and portability, look into the Fiio E17.   And used/refurb is always a great way to go on a budget.   Very best,
Heya,   I'd lean towards the WS99. AT mids are rather fantastic.   Bass on both headphones is emphasized, but not ridiculous to the point of bleeding horribly.   Very best,
 The E10 is a USB dac/amp. Very best,
 Heya, True, it's possible that technically the UPA-200 is "quieter" but tech specs and real world listening are two different things. Unfortunately I don't have a UPA-200 to test to verify. Would be interesting to find out though. Very best,
 Heya, Noise will come down to it's gain multiplier. You'd have to consult the manual. If it has a low gain multiplier, but more current output, then it probably has the same noise as the mini-X, but will simply gain volume faster. If it has a higher gain multiplier, it will be noisier. UPA200 is 29dB gain.Mini-X doesn't have it's value in it's manual. Very best,
 Heya, It could work, but you would need something like a resistor inline for that. 125 watts is just too much for the HE500. The HE500 is fairly efficient, relative to the HE-6. The UPA-200 is more inline with what people use with the HE-6 (upwards of seeing someone using 200 watt monoblocks... but that's just crazy, even though it works). 50 watts is already pushing it, with the HE500. It's just not that insensitive. 125 watts is going to leave you with very little...
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