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post #6946 of 10430
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Originally Posted by Oneiric Moor View Post
 

Hello,

 

I'm a new happy owner of a DT880 600 ohm, can you suggest me the most rated amps under 500$ please? Musical genres: 60% prog/hard rock - 40% jazz/classical

 

Chain: Foobar/Hi Face two -> Rega Dac

 

The amp should also run with Alessandro Ms1i and Shure srh940, but basically I need something dedicated to DT880.. just after a couple of days I realized will be my main gear :)

 

Thanks

 

Tubes, baby, tubes!

post #6947 of 10430
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

I want to be part of the Stax Mafia too!

 

You want to become a "Made Man?"

"A Friend of Ours"?

Do you swear it?

post #6948 of 10430
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

You want to become a "Made Man?"
"A Friend of Ours"?
Do you swear it?
Certainly!
Who is the Saint's picture I have to drop blood on?
Hertsens... Mercer... Guttenberg...

Well I will just have to obtain some Stax first. smily_headphones1.gif
post #6949 of 10430
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post


Certainly!
Who is the Saint's picture I have to drop blood on?
Hertsens... Mercer... Guttenberg...

Well I will just have to obtain some Stax first. smily_headphones1.gif

 

Drop blood on a Saint's picture?

Ummmm, maybe you can skip that part!

post #6950 of 10430

Would the difference between the HE-4 and the DT880s be very noticeable? I like my DT880s and I am going to keep them because they are so good. But the "grass is greener on the other side" syndrome is effecting my thoughts right now...bigger, better, more expensive, more impressive. :normal_smile : 


Edited by r010159 - 4/11/14 at 6:44pm
post #6951 of 10430
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

I want to be part of the Stax Mafia too!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO that means you will be gone from LD thread as well that's not good.:eek:

post #6952 of 10430
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Originally Posted by i luvmusic 2 View Post
 

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO that means you will be gone from LD thread as well that's not good.:eek:

Don't worry it would be quite a while before I see any Stax gear...  :D

post #6953 of 10430
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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post

The DT880s hold a special place in my heart... they were my initial gateway drug into the Beyerdynamic House Sound, They're going to be keepers for sure*! biggrin.gif

*Posted for future proof that I am either a man of my word or a hypocrite. TBD;

I'm with you on that plan. I might be leaving you guys for awhile once I get my metallic black Alpha Dogs :]

 

the $600 plus tax is still burning through my pocket

post #6954 of 10430
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Originally Posted by Oneiric Moor View Post

Hello,

I'm a new happy owner of a DT880 600 ohm, can you suggest me the most rated amps under 500$ please? Musical genres: 60% prog/hard rock - 40% jazz/classical

Chain: Foobar/Hi Face two -> Rega Dac

The amp should also run with Alessandro Ms1i and Shure srh940, but basically I need something dedicated to DT880.. just after a couple of days I realized will be my main gear smily_headphones1.gif

Thanks

I've owned all 3 of the headphones you own. The good news is that neither the 940 or MS1 actually need further amping. Their low impedance and high sensitivity mean that amping is not really going to add anything (no real benefit). The problem is going to be that if you want an amp to suit all of them - the 600ohm DT880 needs higher voltage - which leads many to prefer an OTL tube amp. However most OTL tube amps also have a high impedance on the headphone-out, which make them impractical for lower impedance headphones (incorrect damping factor).

For your purposes - I'd suggest either looking into a hybrid tube set-up, or just a good solid state. One I can recommend (it's a combined DAC and amp) is the NFB 15.32 or 11.32 from Audio-gd.
post #6955 of 10430
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oneiric Moor View Post
 

Hello,

 

I'm a new happy owner of a DT880 600 ohm, can you suggest me the most rated amps under 500$ please? Musical genres: 60% prog/hard rock - 40% jazz/classical

 

Chain: Foobar/Hi Face two -> Rega Dac

 

The amp should also run with Alessandro Ms1i and Shure srh940, but basically I need something dedicated to DT880.. just after a couple of days I realized will be my main gear :)

 

Thanks

 

I think first you have to decide if you definitely need it to run both low & high impedance headphones.  If you decide you only need it for the DT880, you can select something specifically tailored for high impedance.  If you go that way and are at all DIY inclined, you could take a look at the Bottlehead Crack.

 

If you want something that works well with both low & high impedance headphones, you may be want to look something with a low/high Z switch or low/high Z headphone jacks.  Have you read about the Torpedo?  You can either build it yourself from a kit or buy an assembled version direct from Beezar.

 

Both of those amps are under $500.

post #6956 of 10430
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post
 

 

Yes I did, maybe I'll keep posting so you can still see my Avatar and I'll continue promoting DT880 + tubes!

.......keep reading.....

 

 

.....I bought an entry level Stax system, the SRS-2170.....

 

......yes, my bad, I sold the DTs.

But they didn't get too much head time after I tasted the Stax.  :veryevil: 

 

I've been wondering recently if I should've just went straight to Stax and skipped all these dynamic 'phones.  But where would the fun be in that.... :)

post #6957 of 10430

I plan on getting a dt880. I need help to try and find an amp/dac that will work the best with it. My budget is 120$ (im cheap). 

 

 

 

 

(will audioquest dragonfly work well with it? probably not right?)

post #6958 of 10430

Dragonfly should work as a DAC but you should get a decent amp.

post #6959 of 10430
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Originally Posted by Kalai View Post

I plan on getting a dt880. I need help to try and find an amp/dac that will work the best with it. My budget is 120$ (im cheap). 




(will audioquest dragonfly work well with it? probably not right?)
Aune T1 if you can find it for that low.
post #6960 of 10430
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Originally Posted by jboehle View Post

I've been wondering recently if I should've just went straight to Stax and skipped all these dynamic 'phones.  But where would the fun be in that.... smily_headphones1.gif

Owning the Beyer DT880 for over two years does give me a reference point!

I'll never sell all of all my dynamic headphones, I have small open backed ones for work, small closed back ones for travelling, IEMs for the gym, and I still like my AKG Q701s, etc.
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