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post #436 of 1040
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This sounds even better in FLAC-True Lossless format on 250ohm DT-990s. You can find the whole album on a torrent file sharing site,...

Favorites are Final Fantasy VII - One Winged Angel, Chrono Trigger - Main Theme, Luigi's Mansion - Main Theme, Batman Arkham City - Main Theme, and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Fate of the Unknown.

it is really funny that a few days ago I got this on my computer by the Orchestra and it has never sound better than when I am on my DT990, well it sounds pretty amazing on my soundMagic HP100, and for a closed can it does really well without feeling cramped, very musical and a nice contrast from the DT 990. Loving both of these headphones. I definitely say I feel as though the DT 990 has to be one of the best headphones you can get many times under 200$, personally I know this one was bought brand new for 129.88$...seriously awesome. As far as the sound Magic Hp100 I could not be happier at the current moment for an easier driven headphone(compared to the 990) to use at night on my phone, when the girl is sleeping.

post #437 of 1040
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Originally Posted by erick151 View Post
 



This sounds even better in FLAC-True Lossless format on 250ohm DT-990s. You can find the whole album on a torrent file sharing site,...

 

^^ This is very BAD ADVISE !!! ^^

 

Downloading from torrent file sharing sites will get you a Digital Media Rights Act violation and possibly a hefty fine.  Do not download from torrent sites !!!!

 

Just purchase a sub to Spotify for $10.

post #438 of 1040
I got mine at $130 from Amazon too, it's a steal for something like this I'd say.
post #439 of 1040
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I got mine at $130 from Amazon too, it's a steal for something like this I'd say.

Most definitely is and I got the HP100 for around 100$ on top of it so I basically just over 200$ for two headphones that are normally considered best picks for 200$. Was very happy unfortunately my sound card has been acting strange, with not working some of the times and having to restart the pc to get it to work. I just ordered the Fiio e11 for a steal of a price at 25$. I am looking for a desktop dac/amp for my desktop set up though. How long have you been using your DT 990? and do you notice a decent difference after burn in period?

post #440 of 1040
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Most definitely is and I got the HP100 for around 100$ on top of it so I basically just over 200$ for two headphones that are normally considered best picks for 200$. Was very happy unfortunately my sound card has been acting strange, with not working some of the times and having to restart the pc to get it to work. I just ordered the Fiio e11 for a steal of a price at 25$. I am looking for a desktop dac/amp for my desktop set up though. How long have you been using your DT 990? and do you notice a decent difference after burn in period?

I'm running it off the onboard sound card, definitely not the ideal setup.

Looking to get a Schiit Magni somewhere down the road.

 

After a few weeks of using them, the highs aren't piercing anymore. Previously I have to eq the 8k region down about -3~5dB.

post #441 of 1040

A question for the video game music lover, could you find a perfect rip version of skyrim ost? The flac and mp3 version I found...for example, from kickass torrent, r both having recording flaw or rip flaw, and they are audible with Q701 and DT990. 

post #442 of 1040
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A question for the video game music lover, could you find a perfect rip version of skyrim ost? The flac and mp3 version I found...for example, from kickass torrent, r both having recording flaw or rip flaw, and they are audible with Q701 and DT990. 

I wish I could I have been only recently re-introduced to downloading higher quality music files. I honestly am very happy that I got back into one of my favorite passtimes, but it is funny as while reading this I was listening to the Skyrim: Far horizons. It sounds really good even from the Spotify which I am almost positive is 96hz/24. Maybe not all the files but definitely the files from London Philharmonic Orchestra. Final Fantasy 8 intro song still gives me the chills. God I love the game, and I believe I am going to be playing it on pc today.

post #443 of 1040

Also, I am about 60hrs + burn in with the  DT 990s, where I feel as though they have really opened up further with the sound stage, the separation is more detailed and distinct. I believe that the treble though more pronounced than some may like has tightened up and mellowed a bit as from the beginning with these cans. The bass feels more dead on as well, but then again I am new to looking for these things with headphones and could be so offf my rocker with this lol. I just know what I hear and feel if t at makes sense. Happier than I was only 5 days ago. Listened to them through the Fiio e11 and was surprised how well they sounded with the lesser headphone amp

post #444 of 1040

I have actively researching amps for the DT-990 but I have not read very many reviews about the Schiit Vali with this phones. Has anyone have this combination and how they sound paired up?

post #445 of 1040
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Originally Posted by ZenocideZ View Post
 

A question for the video game music lover, could you find a perfect rip version of skyrim ost? The flac and mp3 version I found...for example, from kickass torrent, r both having recording flaw or rip flaw, and they are audible with Q701 and DT990. 

I wish I could I have been only recently re-introduced to downloading higher quality music files. I honestly am very happy that I got back into one of my favorite passtimes, but it is funny as while reading this I was listening to the Skyrim: Far horizons. It sounds really good even from the Spotify which I am almost positive is 96hz/24. Maybe not all the files but definitely the files from London Philharmonic Orchestra. Final Fantasy 8 intro song still gives me the chills. God I love the game, and I believe I am going to be playing it on pc today.

 

Far horizon is beautiful but there are many other my favourite tracks in skyrim ost. 

 

Sovngrade, tooth and claw , steel on steel, dragon born .... they r my favourite tracks for hifi test .

 

In 2011, I played skyrim straight 100hours , stopped because it was bugged and felt uncomfortable with the story full of devil cult.

I have been listening to the ost for nearly 2 years. Because the imagination living within the tracks r so great, i repick the game a week ago, bought all dlc , and modded it. Also because I have a better machine to run it at ultra right now + superior speaker and headphone, compare to mid/low 2 years ago. The result is an immersive experience. 

 

Back to dt990 , I think the in game music r not so great due to mid quality mp3 r used in game. I do wish they r having HD DTS tracks.  

post #446 of 1040
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Originally Posted by ZenocideZ View Post
 

 

Far horizon is beautiful but there are many other my favourite tracks in skyrim ost. 

 

Sovngrade, tooth and claw , steel on steel, dragon born .... they r my favourite tracks for hifi test .

 

In 2011, I played skyrim straight 100hours , stopped because it was bugged and felt uncomfortable with the story full of devil cult.

I have been listening to the ost for nearly 2 years. Because the imagination living within the tracks r so great, i repick the game a week ago, bought all dlc , and modded it. Also because I have a better machine to run it at ultra right now + superior speaker and headphone, compare to mid/low 2 years ago. The result is an immersive experience. 

 

Back to dt990 , I think the in game music r not so great due to mid quality mp3 r used in game. I do wish they r having HD DTS tracks.  

To the top concerning the way the music makes you feel, are we related? lol and to the bottom I wish this was so because listening to in game music I have had to live with the less than sound quality that some of the game have.  

post #447 of 1040

I got my headphones recabled by cCasper TFG again. Originally I had him turn the 990's into a pair of headphones w/ microphone and I just didn't like having the microphone on the 990s. I also wanted a bigger plug so I went with a canare F12. Casper is an absolute must for all recable work, fast service, quality work and insanely fast response time. 

 

 

8 wire mogami cable w/ Canare F12 3.5mm connector


Edited by Folex - 5/9/14 at 5:26am
post #448 of 1040
Well I've had my DT 990 premiums (250 Ohm) for about a month now. At first I thought maybe I made a mistake.... but I had them plugged straight into my PC with the crappy built in sound. Bought a uDac2 DAC and things improved dramatically! Then I added a Bravo Audio Ocean and it got even better. Totally thrilled (blown away actually) with them now. I even plugged them into my Pioneer DIR 1000 Dolby Headphone amp for movies and they sound fantastic.

I can highly recommend the Bravo Ocean (tube amp) as a great match for the 990's.

I was able to get the premiums for $230 brand new off eBay from Pro Audio Star and can highly recommend them as well.
Edited by Astropin - 5/9/14 at 8:38pm
post #449 of 1040

From what I've seen the premium only differ vs the pro in how they look. With that said you can buy a brand new 990 pro for $145 on amazon. 

post #450 of 1040
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Originally Posted by Astropin View Post

Well I've had my DT 990 premiums (250 Ohm) for about a month now. At first I thought maybe I made a mistake.... but I had them plugged straight into my PC with the crappy built in sound. Bought a uDac2 DAC and things improved dramatically! Then I added a Bravo Audio Ocean and it got even better. Totally thrilled (blown away actually) with them now. I even plugged them into my Pioneer DIR 1000 Dolby Headphone amp for movies and they sound fantastic.

I can highly recommend the Bravo Ocean (tube amp) as a great match for the 990's.

I was able to get the premiums for $230 brand new off eBay from Pro Audio Star and can highly recommend them as well.

Which is the udac 2 is that from nuforce? and I was looking at the bravo audio ocean before as far as amps go. I am going to be getting one down the road but for now I am thinking about getting the udac 2 for a really goo price. Or if I cannot and I have to wait until i can work again(hopefully soon) I will probably grab the little mini Sabre dac and use it with my S3 phone along with the Fiio e11. 

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