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post #2461 of 8255

Listen to The Hunt by Grizzly Bear right now on your DT880's!! NOW! The voice... Oh god, its gorgeous. 

post #2462 of 8255

Hey guys, I'm thinking about getting these bad boys (Beyerdynamic DT880 600 Ohms), how could I tell if my laptop can power these? I have a feeling...

post #2463 of 8255
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Hey guys, I'm thinking about getting these bad boys (Beyerdynamic DT880 600 Ohms), how could I tell if my laptop can power these? I have a feeling...

I don't think your laptop can.. 

post #2464 of 8255
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I don't think your laptop can.. 


How much power would they need? confused_face_2.gif I have a 12.5V output w/mine.

post #2465 of 8255
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How much power would they need? confused_face_2.gif I have a 12.5V output w/mine.

I listen at volumes usually lower than "normal". I have a MB and just connected the Beyers directly to see. At full blast I find the volume more than enough for my tastes.... But depends on how loud you like your music. Just my $0.02

post #2466 of 8255
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I have a 12.5V output w/mine.

 

Do you mean your laptop has 12.5 V maximum RMS audio output ? eek.gif A tenth of that is more realistic with the usual Realtek codecs. Does it include a speaker amplifier (edit: some codecs, like the ALC269, actually do, but the speaker output is normally used to drive the built-in speakers of the laptop, and it still cannot output 12.5 V, not even peak to peak) ?


Edited by stv014 - 1/21/13 at 6:16am
post #2467 of 8255
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Originally Posted by DisalvoA992 View Post

I have a 12.5V output w/mine.

 

Do you mean your laptop has 12.5 V maximum RMS audio output ? eek.gif A tenth of that is more realistic with the usual Realtek codecs. Does it include a speaker amplifier (edit: some codecs, like the ALC269, actually do, but the speaker output is normally used to drive the built-in speakers of the laptop, and it still cannot output 12.5 V, not even peak to peak) ?

Is that a lot of V?

post #2468 of 8255
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Originally Posted by DisalvoA992 View Post

Hey guys, I'm thinking about getting these bad boys (Beyerdynamic DT880 600 Ohms), how could I tell if my laptop can power these? I have a feeling...

Subjectively,

I don't like plugging my DT880/600 Ohms straight into my laptop, not enough volume, and subjectively, it just sounds awful.

 

If your laptop really outputs 12 Volts peak to peak out of the headphone jack, then, theoretically, this should be enough to drive a pair of DT880/600 Ohms.

post #2469 of 8255

I'm listening to Tech N9ne right now with the 880s and it's stupid good. My EQ is pretty bomb. Bass is just thumpin'.

 

 

post #2470 of 8255

Now that I think about it.......that's probably the wrong output power, wrong.....just wrong. Hm, headphone amp to the rescue!
 

post #2471 of 8255
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Originally Posted by DisalvoA992 View Post

Hey guys, I'm thinking about getting these bad boys (Beyerdynamic DT880 600 Ohms), how could I tell if my laptop can power these? I have a feeling...

 


Better get an amp

post #2472 of 8255

oh god that EQ looks horrifying! Not for the bass though, I actually have the left three all the way up cool.gif

post #2473 of 8255

lol, you say my EQ is horrifying and you push yours to clipping levels? Alright...

 

2 posts? Please.

post #2474 of 8255

wow touche in the highest regard

post #2475 of 8255

though with the akg 702s, so I will see tonight whether I still have it set the same way with the 880s

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