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post #1156 of 1643
If portability is not an issue, I see no reason why the beyers are not considered to be driven by tube amps.. A few 12au7 or 6n11 tube headphone amps are on the cheap and tube rolling a few can give unbelievable results to the sounds signatures.. And they have absolutely no problem supplying the juice needed by the beyers..
post #1157 of 1643

Something like this?
 

post #1158 of 1643
Yeap.. That is one.. Bravo audio ones also another choice.. Using 12au7 tube..
post #1159 of 1643

Thanks. 
 

post #1160 of 1643
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Really don't understand why people insist on getting the highest possible ohm and pairing it with unsuitable amps. It's... well, stupid to me. Both the 32ohm and 250ohm sounded better with a portable amp. (I had all three at the same time).

it's proably because the numbers and charts look good! Theoretical data apprently has more value here than our ears do -.-

 

that being said I wouldn't dare of pairing o 600 ohm can like teh dt 880 with anything other than a Tube first of all...

 

And yea the 250 ohm sounds lovey with a portable!

 

Also I saw the portable Tube amp posted in the next page... :D I think I might get that soon ^^      

post #1161 of 1643
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it's proably because the numbers and charts look good! Theoretical data apprently has more value here than our ears do -.-

 

that being said I wouldn't dare of pairing o 600 ohm can like teh dt 880 with anything other than a Tube first of all...

 

And yea the 250 ohm sounds lovey with a portable!

 

Also I saw the portable Tube amp posted in the next page... :D I think I might get that soon ^^      


 Well, I bought the 250 ohms version and I'm loving it with my xonar STX

 

 For the moment I only wanted that the cover of the driver wasn't foam, and the cup were a bit larger (like k550 large ^^, I was a bit spoiled by them in terms of comfort). The foam is a bit hot because my ear is big and keep touching them, and where I like is kinda hot too (right now is cool, so, something like 25 oC ).

 

But all in all, I'm blown away by the DT880, and the "fatiguing" sound that I remembered hearing when I tried them for the first time is gone or at least very mitigated. Kohn Concert through musicbee > wasapi > stx > dt880 was simply AWESOME. I'm very happy with my purchase. In the end, I got them for ~ 200 € after détaxe.

post #1162 of 1643
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Something like this?
 

 

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Yeap.. That is one.. Bravo audio ones also another choice.. Using 12au7 tube..

Which one would you guys recommened. Amazon has the Rating with the Muse Suffering from poor build quality, where as the Bravo is HOT... Both look nice but my desk is cramped for space as it is and I'd like to not have to worry about my cords accidently melting because they are too close to that heat sink >.>

 

still $60 tube amp... sounds MAGICAL! :D                                                                                                                                                    

post #1163 of 1643
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

 

Which one would you guys recommened. Amazon has the Rating with the Muse Suffering from poor build quality, where as the Bravo is HOT... Both look nice but my desk is cramped for space as it is and I'd like to not have to worry about my cords accidently melting because they are too close to that heat sink >.>

 

still $60 tube amp... sounds MAGICAL! :D                                                                                                                                                    


+1.  There are a few similar products in roughly the same price range.

 

Finding the highs on the 990 250 ohms a bit too much on some tracks.  Don't know if that's something that will change once I have a few more hours on them, or with better amplification-- playing some flac tracks, outputting from my x-fi to a stereo receiver.  The texture on the bass is fantastic, and there's so much detail to the music that it's distracting/demanding.  Thanks to everyone who suggested this HP.    

post #1164 of 1643

can anyone here that has tried the dt 770 (32 ohm) LE and the dt 990 pro give me a idea about the difference in bass between these 2 ? thanks.

post #1165 of 1643
If the LE is anything like the Pro 80 (I believe they were just tweaked for better sensitivity), the 990 still stomps them. The 770s have a veiled sound in comparison, and the mids are recessed considerably. The mids on the 990s are recessed, but are still quite clean and clear. The 770s just don't compete with the 990s. There are times, that it sounds like someone draped a blanket over the sound with the 770s. The bass is slow and sloppy in comparison to the 990s's strong but quicker, and more textured bass. The treble is strong on both, but the 990s due have a bit more sizzle, which can be problematic with some sources.

Finding an amp well known to smooth out the treble would be really good for the 990s. Tube amps should be wonderful for them.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 11/11/12 at 12:46pm
post #1166 of 1643
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

If the LE is anything like the Pro 80 (I believe they were just tweaked for better sensitivity), the 990 still stomps them. The 770s have a veiled sound in comparison, and the mids are recessed considerably. The mids on the 990s are recessed, but are still quite clean and clear. The 770s just don't compete with the 990s. There are times, that it sounds like someone draped a blanket over the sound with the 770s. The bass is slow and sloppy in comparison to the 990s's strong but quicker, and more textured bass. The treble is strong on both, but the 990s due have a bit more sizzle, which can be problematic with some sources.
Finding an amp well known to smooth out the treble would be really good for the 990s. Tube amps should be wonderful for them.

No the DT-770 Pro LE is not like the Pro  80 ... not as bassy and sloopy , sound more like the DT-770-250 ohm pro a tad less defined .  

post #1167 of 1643
Ah ok. My guess it's the DT770/32 i a Pro LE shell. Beyer likes to reuses drivers, so it wouldn't surprise me.

Considering the DT990/32/250 Pro and Premium)/600 all sounded very similar (I had all four recently), I'm betting the 770/32 is the Premium in a Pro shell.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 11/11/12 at 2:32pm
post #1168 of 1643

so the pro 990 it is :) thanks! 

post #1169 of 1643
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+1.  There are a few similar products in roughly the same price range.

 

Finding the highs on the 990 250 ohms a bit too much on some tracks.  Don't know if that's something that will change once I have a few more hours on them, or with better amplification-- playing some flac tracks, outputting from my x-fi to a stereo receiver.  The texture on the bass is fantastic, and there's so much detail to the music that it's distracting/demanding.  Thanks to everyone who suggested this HP.    

We will have to look into those, as I would love a $60 tube right now! In fact in about 3-4 weeks of pay I can have enough to get one. Been taking about $10 outa my pay check. So I'll see if I can't pull some extra hours, and maybe we can all do some extra reaserach. I'm learning towards the Bravo one, as I can deal with heat. I got some extra room on the desk now. But it never hurts to look into others to :3

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

If the LE is anything like the Pro 80 (I believe they were just tweaked for better sensitivity), the 990 still stomps them. The 770s have a veiled sound in comparison, and the mids are recessed considerably. The mids on the 990s are recessed, but are still quite clean and clear. The 770s just don't compete with the 990s. There are times, that it sounds like someone draped a blanket over the sound with the 770s. The bass is slow and sloppy in comparison to the 990s's strong but quicker, and more textured bass. The treble is strong on both, but the 990s due have a bit more sizzle, which can be problematic with some sources.
Finding an amp well known to smooth out the treble would be really good for the 990s. Tube amps should be wonderful for them.

I can feel you there, Thankfully I've come across some bad speakers that really and truely sounded Honky, as well as a pair of car speakers that had very Wooly Bass :D so I'm happy to get some pratical expose to these audiophile terms ^^ and I might also add that Cheap Sennhieser cans are MEGA tinny...

 

but man 250 pro Dt 990s ... :D I'm LOOKING FORWARD TO EM. I'm going to use my cMoy for Portable use, but man that $60 tube would be great as my dedicated at home amp atm! ^^ looking FORWARD to the next 2-3 months :D

post #1170 of 1643
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

We will have to look into those, as I would love a $60 tube right now! In fact in about 3-4 weeks of pay I can have enough to get one. Been taking about $10 outa my pay check. So I'll see if I can't pull some extra hours, and maybe we can all do some extra reaserach. I'm learning towards the Bravo one, as I can deal with heat. I got some extra room on the desk now. But it never hurts to look into others to :3

I can feel you there, Thankfully I've come across some bad speakers that really and truely sounded Honky, as well as a pair of car speakers that had very Wooly Bass :D so I'm happy to get some pratical expose to these audiophile terms ^^ and I might also add that Cheap Sennhieser cans are MEGA tinny...

 

but man 250 pro Dt 990s ... :D I'm LOOKING FORWARD TO EM. I'm going to use my cMoy for Portable use, but man that $60 tube would be great as my dedicated at home amp atm! ^^ looking FORWARD to the next 2-3 months :D


the cmoy IS a 60$ tube! 

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