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post #1561 of 1775

DT990 pro truly is an awesome can. The sound is so clear and the bass is very precise without any bloating with good impact and punch. Its bass makes smile on your face, its that good!

 

The one problem I had with it was the uncomfortable treble when driven directly from laptop, but with a cheap Fiio amp such as E7 treble becomes very comfortable to listen and no problem at all. even though E7 cant completley drive these phones but till I get a better amp/dac , the combination is pretty good.

 

So yeah another happy DT990 Pro owner here :)


Edited by firstwat - 6/30/13 at 11:05pm
post #1562 of 1775

Yes, I'm new here but I'd like an opinion from some of the BeyerD experts...........I have DT880s and want to use them at my computer (with hi-res files).  Any chance the Meridian Explorer DAC/amp will drive them adequately?  Otherwise it looks like the perfect device for my needs.  I have an HRT Headstreamer now (DAC only), and that just doesn't quite cut it.

post #1563 of 1775
I'm not sure the explorer will drive them to their full potential. It might make them loud enough, but not sound their best. If you a already have a DAC then just get a standalone amp. I think the Schiit Magni might make a good choice although I've never used one personally, it seems like a well regarded option around here.
post #1564 of 1775
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Originally Posted by Hackensack View Post

Yes, I'm new here but I'd like an opinion from some of the BeyerD experts...........I have DT880s and want to use them at my computer (with hi-res files).  Any chance the Meridian Explorer DAC/amp will drive them adequately?  Otherwise it looks like the perfect device for my needs.  I have an HRT Headstreamer now (DAC only), and that just doesn't quite cut it.

Have you considered the Magni+Modi combo? Together they're about the same price as the Explorer you mentioned and I've heard only good things about this combo. It's my next investment :)

 

MAGNI

http://schiit.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=0&products_id=13

MODI

http://schiit.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=0&products_id=14

post #1565 of 1775
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Originally Posted by Hackensack View Post

Yes, I'm new here but I'd like an opinion from some of the BeyerD experts...........I have DT880s and want to use them at my computer (with hi-res files).  Any chance the Meridian Explorer DAC/amp will drive them adequately?  Otherwise it looks like the perfect device for my needs.  I have an HRT Headstreamer now (DAC only), and that just doesn't quite cut it.
You have two days left for this; https://www.massdrop.com/buy/aune-t1-amp-dac-combo have a modi+magni on the way, but am thinking of picking up one of those anyhow for the house or office.
post #1566 of 1775

The Meridian Explorer is likely a higher quality device overall but the M&M is probably significantly more powerful but I'm not sure, I can't find specs for the Explorer's built-in amp. I'd imagine there are some people here in the thread or elsewhere on the site that have experience with it and would know. You might try asking in the DT880 Appreciation thread. The first question will likely be:

 

Which version of the DT880 do you have (what is its impedance)?

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/429371/the-beyerdynamic-dt880-appreciation-discussion-thread


Edited by devhen - 7/13/13 at 6:30pm
post #1567 of 1775

The Meridian also had some problems with an extremely high output impedance, I believe. It's supposedly been resolved since then, but that would give me pause regarding their engineering prowess. Then again, supposedly Beyers pair well with high OI amps (like their own dedicated headphone amp), so maybe it would work out well. 

 

EDIT: I should mention that I am not an EE or an engineer of any kind, but base my statement solely on the notes of others, so please take them with a respectively-sized grain of salt. 


Edited by Theogenes - 7/13/13 at 6:48pm
post #1568 of 1775

Just discovered this thread, and it's nice to see an appreciation thread for these headphones. I use the Beyerdynamic DT990/600 ohm headphone and have found it to do many wonders for me. I do plan on upgrading to the Beyerdynamic T1 in the future, but I can't say it's a necessity at the moment. :-)

 

Here is my current setup. The FiiO E10 serves as a DAC while the Hifiman EF2A serves as a headphone amplifier, using Mullard CV4010 tubes.

Headphone listening with the Beyerdynamic DT 990/600Ω.

post #1569 of 1775
Why is the 990 Pro is like $150+ cheaper than the 990 Premium (250ohm)? I mean besides the plastic on the 990 Pro, that can't make up for the $150+ in value.
post #1570 of 1775
I often think the same as I stare at my DT990 Pros on my DIY headphone stand smily_headphones1.gif
post #1571 of 1775
Btw, since you have a 990 Pro and been using it for a while now. Im thinking about getting it within a week. Do you still recommend it? Or do you think the new Custom One Pro (white edition) is better? The COP white is def looks better and cooler, and plus I can get the Headset Gear cable to make it a gaming headset. But the Headset Cable cost like $50 lol.
post #1572 of 1775
It depends what you want. If you care at all about portability or otherwise want a closed can, stay away from the DT990 Pros. However, for a sit-down, home use can with a decent amp, I easily recommend the Pros over the COPs. Also, to make them a gaming headset you can just get a Zalman clip-on mic.
post #1573 of 1775
Yea I know you can get the Zalman clip on mic, but the reason why I dont want that mic is because i know it will sound horrible, and plus it's hanging on the cable cord. The Headset Gear Cable from Beyer is more neat, I just don't get why it's so expensive for being just a mic that would cost $5.

Yea, I like Open headphones more than Closed, because all of the closed ones I've tried, it made me hard to breath or something, like the feeling. I don't know why I feel it that way whenver I'm using closed headphones. So I'm leaning toward the 990 Pro. Just need to find a solution for a mic. I might just spend $100 for the Blue Yeti mic lol. I know they have the ModMic, but it costs like $40 and I doubt the quality will beat the Blue Yeti mic.
post #1574 of 1775
I know the feeling about the closed headphones:) Don't even try to eat with them on! Also, are you gaming on PC? If so, you can go for the DT990 Pro and a mic of your choice, Blue Yeti like you mentioned for example. If not, you can still use some good mics and something like the Steel series Audio Mixer for Xbox 360.
post #1575 of 1775
I know what you are talking about my friend! Don't even TRY to eat with closed cans on! Also, can I ask if you are gaming on PC? if you are, then you can just use any PC compatible mic(practically all of them) with you phones. If you are not, then you still have options, as you can use any mic that has just the 3.5mm jack with something like the SteelSeries Xbox 360 audio mixer.
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