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I spoke to an owner of a DT880 (600 Ohm), and asked how they fared for gaming. They mentioned that the DT880's tend to "click" with loud noises like gunshots or explosions. Can anyone confirm this?

 

Thanks.


Edited by Draulius - Today at 5:15 am
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I spoke to an owner of a DT880 (600 Ohm), and asked how they fared for gaming. They mentioned that the DT880's tend to "click" with loud noises like gunshots or explosions. Can anyone confirm this?

 

Thanks.


That is an indication of clipping - when the amp doesn't have enough power to drive the headphones driver properly - explosions and gunshots etc. needs a lot of power across for the low end movements of the driver. Which amp is this person using? The DT880 has usually no issues with gunshots and explosions... ;-)

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That is an indication of clipping - when the amp doesn't have enough power to drive the headphones driver properly - explosions and gunshots etc. needs a lot of power across for the low end movements of the driver. Which amp is this person using? The DT880 has usually no issues with gunshots and explosions... ;-)

I would say a lot of voltage instead of power.

Being 600 ohm headphones they need very little power, but pretty high voltage swing to sound loud.

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I would say a lot of voltage instead of power.
Being 600 ohm headphones they need very little power, but pretty high voltage swing to sound loud.

I stand corrected then. Voltage it is.
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I spoke to an owner of a DT880 (600 Ohm), and asked how they fared for gaming. They mentioned that the DT880's tend to "click" with loud noises like gunshots or explosions. Can anyone confirm this?

 

Thanks.

I think the DT880 are some of the best headphones you can own for gaming. I use them with my HT Omega Claro + soundcard and select the EX Xear 3D DSP and get very good positional audio with the round earcups and drivers of the DT880. Some people will say the AKG series are the best for gaming, but the DT880 are great all-rounders and I haven't sold them since upgrading to the Alpha Dogs. 

 

Also, I use my Theta DS Pro Progeny for gaming too and it sounds way better than my Bifrost Uber for positional audio. I think this has to do with the DSP chip inside of the Progeny that images in a very spacial and separated way. By gaming standards it would go this way for the DAC/soundcard standings (soundcard / DAC DSP makes a huge difference in positional audio)

 

1. HT Omega Claro Halo w/ EX Xear 3D DSP (PCI soundcard)

2. Theta DS Pro Progeny (S/PDIF pass-through)

3. Schiit Bifrost Uber (USB)


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I would say a lot of voltage instead of power.
Being 600 ohm headphones they need very little power, but pretty high voltage swing to sound loud.

Actually, because they are 600 Ohm, they need a lot of voltage and a little bit of current, but they need just as much power as a 32 Ohm, or 80 Ohm or 250 Ohm version.
An 80 Ohm version would need a lot of current and a little bit of voltage.
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Actually, because they are 600 Ohm, they need a lot of voltage and a little bit of current, but they need just as much power as a 32 Ohm, or 80 Ohm or 250 Ohm version.
An 80 Ohm version would need a lot of current and a little bit of voltage.

What kind of amps provide a lot of current and which ones provide voltage? 

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What kind of amps provide a lot of current and which ones provide voltage? 

As a very general statement, tubes are better for voltage and ss is better for current. This being said, I mostly prefer my DT880/600 with ss amps - Vio V200 and Meier Concerto. My relatively new OTL - a Feliks Elise - does bring out a different dimension from the cans, arguably, performing better than the ss amps. My LDIII does not.
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What kind of amps provide a lot of current and which ones provide voltage? 

A good solid state desktop headphone amp will provide enough voltage and current to drive a Beyer headphone of any impedance.

With tube amps, the answer is not so easy:
- a vacuum tube headphone amp with an output transformer can usually drive any impedance headphone
- a vacuum tube headphone amp without an output transformer is best suited for high impedance headphones, like 250-600 Ohm Beyers
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