Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › [GUIDE] Sonic Differences Between DT770-DT990 Models & More
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[GUIDE] Sonic Differences Between DT770-DT990 Models & More - Page 87

post #1291 of 1671
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bombaman View Post

Ist it true that the fiio e9k should be set to low gain instead of high gain? I read that High gain result in a worse sound.

I use the dt 880 600 ohm.

Technically with any amp, low gain will have the best sound. That being said, do not worry about it az differences are mostly imperceptible. In the case of the E9/E9K, use whichever gets you closes to 10-12 o clock, which is the amp's sweet spot.
post #1292 of 1671

just ordered some open box dt770s for $160 on amazon, should be here by next monday

post #1293 of 1671
Quote:
Originally Posted by Supertoaster View Post

just ordered some open box dt770s for $160 on amazon, should be here by next monday


Congrats! What version / ohm did you get?

post #1294 of 1671

I'm a bit confused, I thought the 770s were suppose to be the bass heavy phones of the 3 line ups. If I read correctly, it seems as if the 990s have the most bass of the 3 line ups according to this review? Am I understanding this correctly?

post #1295 of 1671

It is different bass, the 770 has more sub-bass, while the 990 has more mid-bass.

post #1296 of 1671
Quote:
Originally Posted by Breaker View Post

I'm a bit confused, I thought the 770s were suppose to be the bass heavy phones of the 3 line ups. If I read correctly, it seems as if the 990s have the most bass of the 3 line ups according to this review? Am I understanding this correctly?

 

Depends on wether you have one of the pro's (bass heavy) or the consumer premium edition (bass light, except for some odd balls floating around).


Edited by Tiemen - 1/22/13 at 10:25am
post #1297 of 1671

I'm looking to get either the 770 pro (250) or 990 pro (250). 

I ordered two headphones that were suggested to me in my thread (a900x and dt-770). Still waiting on the 770s to come in but I didn't like the low end on the a900x so those will be going back this weekend. Still trying to track down a place to demo the 990s.

I plan on using them 50% gaming 40% music 10% movies. For gaming I do like a nice sound stage for positional cues but more so, I want a sound that will immerse me in the game.

Music: I listen to a bit of everything depending on my mood but a majority of the time it's hip hop, r&b, and edm.

Which would you recommend between the 770s and 990s. Is there a big enough difference between the headphones for my use to try tracking down the 990s for a demo?

post #1298 of 1671
Quote:
Originally Posted by Breaker View Post

I'm a bit confused, I thought the 770s were suppose to be the bass heavy phones of the 3 line ups. If I read correctly, it seems as if the 990s have the most bass of the 3 line ups according to this review? Am I understanding this correctly?

The DT990s are a bassy headphone, I prefer using DT990s over the DT770, unless I have a need to block outside noise.

post #1299 of 1671
Quote:
Originally Posted by Breaker View Post

I'm looking to get either the 770 pro (250) or 990 pro (250). 

I ordered two headphones that were suggested to me in my thread (a900x and dt-770). Still waiting on the 770s to come in but I didn't like the low end on the a900x so those will be going back this weekend. Still trying to track down a place to demo the 990s.

I plan on using them 50% gaming 40% music 10% movies. For gaming I do like a nice sound stage for positional cues but more so, I want a sound that will immerse me in the game.

Music: I listen to a bit of everything depending on my mood but a majority of the time it's hip hop, r&b, and edm.

Which would you recommend between the 770s and 990s. Is there a big enough difference between the headphones for my use to try tracking down the 990s for a demo?


770/250 is not a bassy phones

post #1300 of 1671
770 Pro 80 is. Much more bass presence than the rest. The 990 has more mid bass, but way less bloat, and is much quicker at decay.
post #1301 of 1671

I got the 770 pro 250s in yesterday and I'm definitely loving them. I wish they had a little more punch in the mid bass but I guess something has to give in a sub $200 pair of cans.

I'm thinking about picking up a pair of 990s from the guitar center to compare the sounds and make a final decision. Quick question, I find that the 770s are a pretty bright. Definitely something I'm not use to. I'm wondering if the 990s are even worth testing as I heard the highs are extremely bright. Thoughts?

post #1302 of 1671

The treble is similar, as both use the same drivers, and neither has the treble filtering disk of the DT880. But the DT990 has more upper mids, because there is no notch at ~3 kHz.

post #1303 of 1671
Quote:
Originally Posted by Breaker View Post

I got the 770 pro 250s in yesterday and I'm definitely loving them. I wish they had a little more punch in the mid bass but I guess something has to give in a sub $200 pair of cans.


they eq beautifully, you can get as much sub or mid bass out of them as youd like. you can also eq the treble down with the greatest of ease =] i use electriq on foobar and im very pleased

post #1304 of 1671
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post


Technically with any amp, low gain will have the best sound. That being said, do not worry about it az differences are mostly imperceptible. In the case of the E9/E9K, use whichever gets you closes to 10-12 o clock, which is the amp's sweet spot.

 

Higher gain usually means you'll be amplifying more noise. On the other hand, some circuits/opamps run better at higher gain. 

post #1305 of 1671
Yes, TECHNICALLY. In real world practice, it's mostly inaudible. But whatever helps you sleep. I use high gain on most of the amps I have used in fear of accidentally hitting the gain button/switch and causing an explosion of volume to my ear drums. From most of the amos I havebused, the gain hasnt made a noticeable difference in noise, etc.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphones (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › [GUIDE] Sonic Differences Between DT770-DT990 Models & More