will my DJ mixer drive these ok?
Hi I'm a brand spankin' newbie here (and with pro headphones in general) so I hope I frame this novice question correctly.
I am considering getting Beyerdynamic DT770s. I am a DJ spinning primarily electronic music - techno, house and downtempo/funk/acid-jazz. Currently using Sony MDR-600 (I think? They are over 4 years old now) and before that used and abused the Sony V6.
Most often I DJ at home, but sometimes out on a loud PA system, (when I do need good strong volume, and isolation for cueing). Also once a week I play a radio show, but that's in a pretty quiet studio. 90% of the time I'm using the headphones for listening/cueing 12" or LP vinyl through my Vestax DJ mixer.
poorimpulsectrl: Your photo (and detailed review) caught my attention and saw you listen to similar music so maybe these phones will be good for my needs too. I like the descriptions of DT770s, but also have read that an amp is required to drive them properly, right? But for what kind of applications?
I would be plugging these into my DJ mixer, a Vestax PCV-275. It has great volume (rotary knob to control it) with my current phones, but what do I know... will it be enough for the DT770s. I looked at the mixer specs to see about the Headphone "out" on the Vestax website, http://www.vestax.com/products/pcv275.htm
here is all I think is really relevant though?
OUTPUT, Monitor headphone out:
--stereo (150 mW; Jack 1/4 inch)
Now, just to be sure, for the DT770s, I don't need a ADDITIONAL amp to drive the DT770's -- do I ? When used with the Vestax?
Now, for the catch: But if I wanted to use them with an iPod someday, would I need to get an amp?
As you can tell (like most DJs) I'm a heavy headphone user, but real new to the pro headphone world.