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DT880 600Ohm/250Ohm considering that I'm using a Total Bithead

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 

Yes....I know that this thread has been started countless times but I want a specific question answered.

 

Should i get the DT880 250Ohms or 600Ohms?

I've read through a few threads and all of them said that the 600Ohms sound much better than the 250Ohms in terms of bass and treble. 

Due to my low budget, I currently only have a total bithead which FWIR can only power up to 300Ohms.

If thats so should i get the 250Ohm?

I do have an alternative though, I can probably sell of my TBH and get a better amp.

If thats so what amp would do the 600Ohm justice for under $200.

 

Thanks

Theodore

post #2 of 26
Thread Starter 

Help!!!!!

Getting them real soon!

post #3 of 26

no experience at all with the total bithead sorry but i am using a little dot mkII, technically an entry level amp, to power up the 600 ohm beyer dt880. save yourself some money and go direct to the 600 ohm version. and just buy a better amp along the way :)

 

using the same mkII for both the 250 and 600 ohm versions, the sound was better on the 600 ohm version. so go for it 

 

post #4 of 26

 

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DT880 600Ohm/250Ohm considering that I'musing a Total Bithead


Your question is a bit like: Should I get a nice and tender girl that loves me, or rather an ordinary one that doesn't care - I've only got a small japanese car, and I've read nice girls aren't able to sit in there 


Edited by nickchen - 7/21/10 at 11:17am
post #5 of 26

Get the 600ohmer!

post #6 of 26
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Originally Posted by apatN View Post

Get the 600ohmer!


he speaks the truth !

post #7 of 26

Get the DT880/600 and upgrade your amp--hopefully to a tube amp--later on.

post #8 of 26
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the replys guys

 

Here's a noob question......what is the input cable needed for say amps like Little Dot MK3?

if i'm listening from my desktop, what cables should i get?

mini to RCA or usb to RCA

 

I'm really new to this full-sized thing so bear with me:)

post #9 of 26

that would be mini to rca using your soundcard audio / speaker / headphone out jack, or via the built-in motherboard soundcard audio / speaker / headphone out jack, whichever you are currently using. the mkIII does not have usb input 
 

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Originally Posted by fraggerz View Post

Thanks for the replys guys

 

Here's a noob question......what is the input cable needed for say amps like Little Dot MK3?

if i'm listening from my desktop, what cables should i get?

mini to RCA or usb to RCA

 

I'm really new to this full-sized thing so bear with me:)

post #10 of 26

USB's generally carrying digital data. RCA is carrying analogue. You can't run a USB cable into an amp, because it'll have the wrong type of signal.

 

If you're going from a soundcard to an external amp, you'll generally want a 3.5mm to RCA. Make sure you get a stereo cable. Most electronics places that sell cables will also stock 3.5mm (mono) to RCA. These cables are fail. If it doesn't specifically say stereo, check that the 3.5mm plug has 2 black rings on it (this separates the L, R and ground channels).

 

If you're running to an external DAC, then to the amp, you'll need RCA to RCA.

post #11 of 26

I built my digital coax cable with RCA plugs.

post #12 of 26
Thread Starter 

How does the DT880/600 go with the MKIII?

 

Really tempted to get it:P

 

How's the price from this seller?

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/503276/fs-little-dot-mk-iii-tubes-galore

post #13 of 26
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Originally Posted by fraggerz View Post

 

How's the price from this seller?

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/503276/fs-little-dot-mk-iii-tubes-galore


Awesome

post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by apatN View Post

Get the 600ohmer!


Agreed. They are not that much harder to drive than the 250s but sound way better. You can always upgrade your amp later.

 

Otherwise, you'll be upgrading the 250s and the amp later.

post #15 of 26

As long as the Bithead's clipping light doesn't come on, you'll be fine.

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