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post #16 of 53

Headphones?

Bose of course.
post #17 of 53

Uh -Oh

Incoming!!!!!
post #18 of 53
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Originally Posted by milkpowder View Post
They're in completely different market niches.
How so?

They are both audiophile open circumaural style headphones in the same price bracket. Their sound signature is also kind of similar, though I think the DT990 has a more refined top end.
post #19 of 53
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Originally Posted by Lobotomy View Post
BTW, if i get the DT-990 it will be the 2003 version. Though I don't think there is much of a difference besides minor upgrades.

Old DT990 and DT990 05 are different beasts. Not just a minor upgrade.
post #20 of 53

Gosh dang it-

cough cough..DT 990s(e05) more balanced but the pre '05 should be cool with a tad less mids..cough cough

/also as had been mentioned, which amp buyer?
post #21 of 53
Thread Starter 
Does anyone know of a good amp around $100 (Give or take) that works well with the DT-990's?
post #22 of 53
Are the DT990s really that nice?

It's funny the op poses the question because I have been wondering whether I should expand my selection to include the DT990s along with the sa5000 and HD595s.

Or should I stop being a ninny and go HD650?
post #23 of 53
Well, i just swapped the dt990 for the hd650, and if you have the right equipment, then personally i'd say the hd650 is better. The 990 probably sounds better on warm equipment. The hd650 sounds better on brighter equipment. My system is very clean and fast, and the HD650 definitely sounds best on it over the 990.

The 990 is a good phone, but its not the be all and end all.
post #24 of 53
Thread Starter 
Is the Little Dot Micro+ a good amp for the DT-990's, or do I have to go with something more expensive?
post #25 of 53
I have the 2005 DT-990s with the Go-Vibe V5. It works quite well. As I haven't heard any other amps, I can't give you a more enlightening answer.

The Go-Vibe powered the DT-880s (2005 version) I had very well, too. But I ended up with the 990s because of their more "fun" sound.

The Go-Vibe and Elpac (optional, but some say crucial for the Go-Vibe to reach its potential) will run you about $120. Does not include the cost of interconnect.
post #26 of 53
Thread Starter 
Anyone know of a cheap amp that has good synergy with the 990's?
post #27 of 53
In the next week or so I should be able to give you an impression of the LDM+ with my DT-990. I bought the LDM+ for a co-worker of mine, and he just picked it up this evening.

After he gets some time with it, I'm going to borrow and compare with my Go-Vibe V5.

And fast forward a little more, I should be getting my Headfive.
post #28 of 53
cough cough dt990.

i have hd595..great start, but unsatisfied with its performance for percussion and rhythm instruments, time to go up soon...
dt880 - shines in classical u know...not rock/punk..
post #29 of 53
Oh my god.I bought 595's yesterday.As above said,I prefer to DT990's.But,How about DT880's?Why no guys suggested it?
post #30 of 53
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Originally Posted by borrowedheaven View Post
Oh my god.I bought 595's yesterday.As above said,I prefer to DT990's.But,How about DT880's?Why no guys suggested it?
How do you like it? I enjoy the balance quite a lot. Since nothing is overwhelming, I could hear the whole spectrum clearly.
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