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Originally Posted by Arniesb View Post

Hi fellas! Does anyone experience bass distortion at moderate to high wolume levels? My hd8 dj can go more than double as loud with fiio e12 bass boost on before distorting. Sub bass specificaly distort significantly earlier than mid bass. Yeasterday i was was watching need for speed movie and then one of three ageras explode. Drivers distorting like crazy at that moment because of very deep bass! Dont know how to put that in english it was rattle or distortion. Does any one experience that on your 990?

Check for hair on your drivers?  I once had a hair on a driver in my DT990s and it was a really bad distortion with deep bass especially.

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Originally Posted by TsukiNick View Post

Check for hair on your drivers?  I once had a hair on a driver in my DT990s and it was a really bad distortion with deep bass especially.
Thanks mate, i try this but dont think this is the problem, because right out of the box it was doing that. Such a shame because few years ago i wanted to buy these, but got hd598 instead. I was afraid to get a pair of dt990 because many people have experienced rattling... And now i have it... what the hell Beyerdynamic ? They must test all the headphones before selling it!
post #543 of 559

I have a pair DT990 premium 250ohms. They work perfectly fun except there would be occasionally rattling sound (I'm not sure about the reason for it). If that happens, I just twist my amp few times and unplug my dac from computer and plug it back in. then there is no problems anymore. this has happened 2 or 3 times maybe but I doesn't really bother me because I don't think it's headphones' problems.

I love my DT990 now, It's a great headphone with unbeatable price.  

post #544 of 559
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Originally Posted by stoneshishang View Post

I have a pair DT990 premium 250ohms. They work perfectly fun except there would be occasionally rattling sound (I'm not sure about the reason for it). If that happens, I just twist my amp few times and unplug my dac from computer and plug it back in. then there is no problems anymore. this has happened 2 or 3 times maybe but I doesn't really bother me because I don't think it's headphones' problems.
I love my DT990 now, It's a great headphone with unbeatable price.  
I have same model and ratlling happens at higher wolumes, there is lot of sub bass. Maybe headphones require more power and basic amp just not cut it...
post #545 of 559

the reason could be that your amp doesn't give enough power to drive 250ohms. I have been using Schiit Magni and modi for a year now. I'm really happen with schiit product. It has incrediable power for big cans. If I ungrade my amp, I will still go for Schiit. I'm using DT990 now, I haven't heard rattling sound for so long, last time the rattling sound happens was couple month ago and I fixed it in a minute.

post #546 of 559

dont like the highs of 990, and also the bass is not good enough

post #547 of 559

As far as 990 model is concerned, what is the difference between the 32Ohm, 250Ohm & the 600Ohm version??

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post #549 of 559

Just got a pair of DT990 Edition, and they're not as "bad" as I expected :-)

 

The little extra in the bass region actually sounds quite compelling.

 

It seems to demand a little more power though, before it lights up.

 

 

Just wanted to share my first few impressions :beyersmile: 

post #550 of 559

I got a pair of the "blackout" 600-ohm version from Massdrop.  Stopping by to report they pair very nicely with the DarkVoice 336SE, which loves high-impedance cans and has more than enough juice to drive them (I rarely get the volume knob much past 9 o'clock).  The tubey warmth knocks the edge off the treble.

 

Source is flac files via Grace m920, fwiw.

post #551 of 559

Hey,

 

I'm looking into stepping my gaming setup. I currently have Sennheiser PC 360 with a Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card. Now the headset is old and starting to cut off and mic is starting to go. (ppl say sounds like a dying cat) 

 

I'm looking to get the DT 990's Premium 250 ohms with a Blue Yeti mic. This is mainly going to be used for gaming however I would still like a pair of headphones that can play music at a decent quality.

 

My question is how are the DT 990s with bass? I do like some bass with my music. I know these are open back and won't have crazy boomy bass, but can these cans still put out some bass?

 

Also will my current sound card Sound Blaster Z will I need anything else to get the full potential of these headphones? 

 

Thanks for the help!

post #552 of 559

They definitely have more bass than your 360's, DT990's are well known for their quality deep and textured bass, Quantity wise it is not a basshead headphone like the Sony XB series but compared to many other Hi-Fi headphones such as HD598/K7xx/MA900/A700x etc it has more bass!!

post #553 of 559

Another thing you should be aware of is that the DT990's need a really good amplifier...the cheapest ones that I can recommend to you are Schiit Magni 2 or Schiit Magni 2 Uber...in sub-150 bucks category, these two are the best.

post #554 of 559

Thanks for the quick reply!

I just went to creatives website and looked at the specs for my sound card and it says it can drive 600 ohms amp headphones. http://www.soundblaster.com/products/sound-blaster-z.aspx

 

I mean if a sound card is the wrong way to go I don't mind spending extra to get my setup working properly. If I did need to buy an amp/DAC I was reccomended the Fiio - E10K Olympus. 

post #555 of 559

I appreciate the help I'm really new to these things. 


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