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post #496 of 516

I got the dt 990 600 ohm for 250 gbp.

 

Now i need a fantastic amp for under £500.

post #497 of 516

Hi there,

 

Im new to the forum and the whole audiophile world and after reading TONS of reviews i pulled the trigger on the 990 600ohms.

 

I currently have the Logitech G930, wich i really like and cant imagine something sound even better than that. 

 

But after reading so many testimonials filled with passion i will give it a try.

 

But i have a question Im afraid of one thing though, my setup is :

 

- PC with Auzentech Hometheater HD (supposedly with a dedicated headphone amp port)

- Pioneer SC-05 connected to the Auzentech by HDMI (PCM 192khz)

 

In wich should i use my 990 ?

 

Thanks for the help cool.gif


Edited by Douglaster - 11/23/12 at 10:25am
post #498 of 516
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Originally Posted by holylucifer View Post

I got the dt 990 600 ohm for 250 gbp.

 

Now i need a fantastic amp for under £500.

Portable or desktop? With or without DAC? Come on, details.

post #499 of 516

Well, since nobody said anything,

 

NO, Asus cards and the Auzentech cant drive the 990 600ohms perfectly, after messing with them for hours, only my Pioneer SC-35 was able to drive it with no issues.

post #500 of 516

Just received my DT990/600 pair today :).  Incredible soundstage right out of the box with my Fiio E17.  Wondering if I need to upgrade amp though based on people's experience with something like the Woo Audio 3 or Little Dot MK III / IV.

post #501 of 516

Ok so I ordered a Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO Open Studio Headphones 250 Ohms today, but I have no other audio gear. I don't know what is needed to drive these headsets. I don't have an audio card/amp, basically nothing beside the phones. I have a 200 dollar budget and was curious what would be the best setup for these phones. I listen to A LOT of Electronic, Classical and Jazz. Any advice would be appreciated. Would the Modi and Magni be the best setup for the price? Would I be better off getting a soundcard and an amp? Maybe a Fiio E9+E7?

post #502 of 516

I have the DT990 250 Ohm and am driving them with an Asus XONAR DG sound card and they sound absolutely incredible. I don't know if they would sound any better with a dedicated amp/dac but I doubt it. I love these headphones!

post #503 of 516
I think the Magni/Modi would be a great match. I have used my DT990/600's with Schiit Valhalla and Asgard and I feel the rather neutral Schiit "house sound" is a nice match for the punchy sounding DT990s. At least to my ears. FWIW, I prefer the Valhalla a bit over the Asgard, but they are so very close...
post #504 of 516
I will give it a shot to try out the Valhalla. I believe my friend has the Lyr so i will try that one out too. I went with the Fiio e09k+Fiio e07k. I am thinking about trying to trade them if possible for something else. We shall see.
post #505 of 516

Anyone have a link to a sound test so I can compare my 600ohm cans to yours?  Want to make sure they're in full working condition.

post #506 of 516
So after a two months of using the DT 990 pro 250ohms I must say I am amazed. These headphones are so freaking comfortable. I can wear them for 6-8 hours and they cause no discomfort. The sound quality is great when stacked with the magni+modi. I don't think I will need to upgrade anytime soon.
post #507 of 516

Yeah I was very hesitant to sell my old DT990s when I upgraded my amp.  

 

I am now running a Schiit Mjolnir (balanced only) and have Hifiman HE-4 and Denon AH-D5000, both balanced.  They sound great... but for the long work day, nothing beats the DT990s.  Last week I sent them off to BTG to get balanced cables attached to them :)  Love my 990s!

post #508 of 516
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Originally Posted by hafilaphagus View Post

So after a two months of using the DT 990 pro 250ohms I must say I am amazed. These headphones are so freaking comfortable. I can wear them for 6-8 hours and they cause no discomfort. The sound quality is great when stacked with the magni+modi. I don't think I will need to upgrade anytime soon.

Same impression and opinion as me smily_headphones1.gif (However I have them paired with a Asus xonar stx).
post #509 of 516
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Originally Posted by JayLam View Post

the sounds of percussion instruments from DT990

 

      Duuuuuh? You've really got to be kidding! ROFL

post #510 of 516
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Originally Posted by BokononVolta View Post

Yeah I was very hesitant to sell my old DT990s when I upgraded my amp.  

 

I am now running a Schiit Mjolnir (balanced only) and have Hifiman HE-4 and Denon AH-D5000, both balanced.  They sound great... but for the long work day, nothing beats the DT990s.  Last week I sent them off to BTG to get balanced cables attached to them :)  Love my 990s!


Based on your comments and PM's I have ordered mine last night! I got a killer deal on a 7 month old pair that have been kept in the case most of the time.  I can't wait to plug them into the Valhalla!

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