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Had the 600Ohm version for a few weeks now. Just got a Lehmann Rhinelander to amp it. No more 'recessed' mids (they are never actually recessed, just...as is, without much coloration), and the bass is even better--more natural, I would say. 

I'm sure better amps would give it even more beauty, which just shows how much potential these cans have! But for now I'm quite satisfied...

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Had my DT990 Pro 250 ohm cans for about 2 weeks now. Finally got them broken in past the 50 hour mark. Love the soundstage and imaging and although I have heard others remark on the emphasized treble it doesn't bother me (I don't even really notice). My only criticism was a bit of sibilance on some tracks but I received a Project Sunrise II tube amp (built by Jeremy at garage1217) with a broken in Psvane 12au7 tube yesterday and it tamed the sibilance and treble just right while 'unrecessing' the mids. Damn near perfect for me at this point. Have an external DAC on the way for use with phone, tablet and pc. Can hardly wait. All in all so satisfied with my purchase.
Edited by Phishin Phool - 10/3/13 at 5:43pm
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I just ordered a pair of DT 990 Premium (32 ohms) cans.

 

I was wondering if anyone could say how they compare to the Alessandro MS1, and if they are usable without an amp (as I intend to use solely for listening to music with my ipod)

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Originally Posted by slayerdemon555 View Post
 

I just ordered a pair of DT 990 Premium (32 ohms) cans.

 

I was wondering if anyone could say how they compare to the Alessandro MS1, and if they are usable without an amp (as I intend to use solely for listening to music with my ipod)

I can't answer the Allesandro question but at 32 ohms and  96db they certainly will play with a tablet/phone etc. For some they may be loud enough and for others not so much. I have the 250 ohm version and they play nicely on my phone/tablet although not at 'loud' levels without additional amplifiacation. Certainly comfortable listening levels but not "loud' levels. The 32 ohms should be easier to drive and give you a little more volume. Overall I think you will be happy . If not a cheap Cmoy amp can probably get you where you want to be.

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Pretty set on purchasing these 990's, as I've heard nothing but good things. My budget is around $150, and this fits the bill. However this is my first real headset, and as such I don't have an amp of any sort. The onboard sound is not bad though, a realtek 898 with a "600 ohm" (whatever that means, I wouln't even try a 600ohm on it) headphone amp built in. Will the 250 Ohm 990's still be a good buy, without a $50-$100 amp? Or would I be better off getting something like the Sennheiser 558? Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Zeppelin-2k View Post
 

Pretty set on purchasing these 990's, as I've heard nothing but good things.

Really?  I've perused this thread, and I believe that the more recent posts are less positive than the earlier ones.  In other words, when the headphones were released (80% of this thread), the opinions were in majority extremely positive, then it appears that the hype dies down a little and the bit less positive opinions become much more common, with more direct criticism ...  Maybe it's because competition has grown too.   Anyhow, my latest thoughts on the 990s;   http://www.head-fi.org/t/682425/anybody-else-has-a-love-hate-relationship-with-beyer-990


Edited by GirgleMirt - 2/11/14 at 1:18pm
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Originally Posted by Zeppelin-2k View Post
 

Pretty set on purchasing these 990's, as I've heard nothing but good things. My budget is around $150, and this fits the bill. However this is my first real headset, and as such I don't have an amp of any sort. The onboard sound is not bad though, a realtek 898 with a "600 ohm" (whatever that means, I wouln't even try a 600ohm on it) headphone amp built in. Will the 250 Ohm 990's still be a good buy, without a $50-$100 amp? Or would I be better off getting something like the Sennheiser 558? Thanks!


I'm new here too, thought i'd tell you what i've experienced. My first buy was a HD598 (very similar to the HD558), they were a huge improvement, though i didn't like their balanced/neutral sound. Went to a store and tried out Beyers, liked the tight bass a lot. I have the 990s 250 Ohm right now plugged into my pc with a Xonar DG soundcard. They are barely driven to my usual sound level, my sound card recommends <150 Ohm. I like Beyerdynamic in every way more than Sennheiser, except that you sacrifice a tiny bit of soundstage.

 

I plugged them into the front port to bypass my soundcard and only one side worked. Was shocked for a second, then plugged back in my soundcard and everything worked fine. I don't think you're guaranteed to have one side not working with onboard audio, the 990s should be better than whatever you had. Though i'd at least buy a Xonar DG for $20 or like a used Creative Titanium or Xonar DX.

 

Looking for an amp too right now, probably going with a Bravo V2 or Bravo V3, very cheap tube amps, will easily drive the 990s.

 

Anyone here experienced with DT990s + Bravo amp or Little Dot I+?


Edited by yezz12 - 9/17/14 at 3:32pm
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Wow!!

 

Little Dot MK IV and BeyerDynamic DT990...(600 ohm, 2005 model) = superb synergy! 

 

Absolutely loving this combo!!

 

<<  Happy Dance >>

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Originally Posted by yezz12 View Post
 


Looking for an amp too right now, probably going with a Bravo V2 or Bravo V3, very cheap tube amps, will easily drive the 990s.

 

Anyone here experienced with DT990s + Bravo amp or Little Dot I+?

 

I did try the Bravo Ocean (tube buffer + FET transistor amp)...sounded...."just" okay. 

 

The Ocean had plenty of power, but the Little Dot MK IV sounds much much better with the DT-990's.

 

I would suggest saving up a bit more, and getting the Little Dot MK IV.

 

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post #520 of 525
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Originally Posted by JazzVinyl View Post
 

 

I did try the Bravo Ocean (tube buffer + FET transistor amp)...sounded...."just" okay. 

 

The Ocean had plenty of power, but the Little Dot MK IV sounds much much better with the DT-990's.

 

I would suggest saving up a bit more, and getting the Little Dot MK IV.

 

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Different from Little Dot I+?

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Originally Posted by yezz12 View Post
 


Different from Little Dot I+?

 

Both are the same basic idea...a tube buffer and FET transistor stage to amplify the signal.

 

I have not tried the Little Dot 1+ so I cannot say how it sounds.  The Little Dot MK IV is all tube, there is no transistor stage.

 

The Little Dot MK IV is a "darker" sounding amp, and that is an attribute that perfectly suits the DT990's.

 

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post #522 of 525

FWIW I am running mine primarily with a Project Sunrise II tube amp (from garage 1217 - those guys make excellent products and have great cust service) and love it. I also have a Fiio E7/E9  as well as my Pioneer Elite AVR and I prefer the 990's in that order (also can use them unamped with my tablet and / or phone with good resolution but limited volume). Paid $185 for them about 18 months ago and love them still. FWIW I also listen to Pioneer Se-A1000 and heavily modded Fostex T50RP but prefer the beyers to all of those and definitely the most comfy.

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I saved up €200 for dac/amp combo. Will be using it with my DT990 250ohm and my speakers (Edifier R1600T). So speaker support is appreciated. Also, i need portability in a sense that i put my dac/amp in my suitcase and not worry about anything (tubes?) breaking.

 

Currently looking at:

Audioengine D1 (current favourite)

O2+ODAC

Aune T1

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Have you considered a Schiit Modi/Magni or Modi/Vali combo?

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Originally Posted by Phishin Phool View Post
 

Have you considered a Schiit Modi/Magni or Modi/Vali combo?


I've read about it, but they won't do a Massdrop

Modi/Vali will cost me €210 including shipping


Edited by yezz12 - 10/29/14 at 4:24pm
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