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post #16 of 1634

Thanks, I'll do that, probably give them a week and if I feel they sound worse than when I tried my 250 Ohm ones unamped then I guess I'll send them back and get the 600 Ohm pair, or another 250 Ohm pair.

 

Are the 600 Ohm pairs even listenable without an amp? I don't need earsplitting volume or anything and I do have an old Marantz receiver I can probably run them out of, but I have no idea how it handles headphones.

post #17 of 1634

x2! that's what i have been telling my friends over here. you essentially get the wonderful dynamics of the open design with the dt990, plus a magnificent low-end presentation. that is what i love most about the dt990 sound. that is how it holds its own against the dt880 600 ohms and the sennheiser hd650 

 

closed headphones can offer better bass quantity, but they lose the advantages of the open design. bassheads would not probably mind the difference, but those looking for just a bit deeper bass sound with good treble with a clear background (not muddied) should audition the dt990

 

 


 

 

this thread will help a lot of confused potential beyer buyers! great job Zombie_X! 

 

 

 


 

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I think the bass on those is totally insane for an open headphone.


Edited by maruzen - 9/21/10 at 1:57am
post #18 of 1634
Thread Starter 

No problem my friend.
 

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Thanks for the write up! I was just thinking of trying a Beyer and this was very informative.

post #19 of 1634
Thread Starter 

You can listen to them without an amp but they will have squashed dynamics and may sound thinner with sloppy bass.
 

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Thanks, I'll do that, probably give them a week and if I feel they sound worse than when I tried my 250 Ohm ones unamped then I guess I'll send them back and get the 600 Ohm pair, or another 250 Ohm pair.

 

Are the 600 Ohm pairs even listenable without an amp? I don't need earsplitting volume or anything and I do have an old Marantz receiver I can probably run them out of, but I have no idea how it handles headphones.

post #20 of 1634

great write up as usual! remind me later this week to ship you the t50p so you can do all the beyers currently out!

post #21 of 1634

really good write up ....was looking in to the strange lineup from bayerdynamic ....you absolutely helped! ..thanks for explaining the differences.

post #22 of 1634

Must...read...next...two...parts

post #23 of 1634

Zombie-X- For your reviews, those sound quality differences between the different ohm versions of the same model hold with different amplification?

 

post #24 of 1634

My new 32 Ohm DT770s just arrived, and I'm flat out amazed! Even though I'm running them through an old

Marantaz receiver and not my now gone amp, they sound 100% better than my 250 Ohm DT770s even when those were amped! This leads me to believe my old pair were damaged from the moment I got them. The new DT770s have warmer mids a slightly more open soundstage and much, much, much better controlled bass then my old pair.

 

My only complaint is that they don't fit my head as tightly as my 250 Ohm pair did, does anyone know of anyway to adjust the clamp force? This new pair has these weird metal "wings" coming off the top of the adjustment bars, but I'm not sure what they do.

 

Here's a pic of what I mean (circled in red):

 

 

                                                                      41ICUiJwUdL._SL500_.jpg

 

 

Call me an idiot, but for the life of me I cannot figure out what those things do lol...

post #25 of 1634
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Originally Posted by Zerghumper View Post

My new 32 Ohm DT770s just arrived, and I'm flat out amazed! Even though I'm running them through an old

Marantaz receiver and not my now gone amp, they sound 100% better than my 250 Ohm DT770s even when those were amped! This leads me to believe my old pair were damaged from the moment I got them. The new DT770s have warmer mids a slightly more open soundstage and much, much, much better controlled bass then my old pair.

 

My only complaint is that they don't fit my head as tightly as my 250 Ohm pair did, does anyone know of anyway to adjust the clamp force? This new pair has these weird metal "wings" coming off the top of the adjustment bars, but I'm not sure what they do.

 

Here's a pic of what I mean (circled in red):

 

 

                                                                      41ICUiJwUdL._SL500_.jpg

 

 

Call me an idiot, but for the life of me I cannot figure out what those things do lol...

+1 for 'wings'

Though I think they're just for looks
 

post #26 of 1634
Thread Starter 

I amped all the ones I own in balanced mode on my ROC. The ones I heard were amped by the ROC as well, but only in SE mode. Some of my past ones were amped by the X-CANV8P (long ago, like two years ago).
 

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Zombie-X- For your reviews, those sound quality differences between the different ohm versions of the same model hold with different amplification?

 

post #27 of 1634
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Part2 will be up later tonight actually ;)
 

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Must...read...next...two...parts

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Part2 will be up later tonight actually " class="bbcode_smiley" height="" src="http://files.head-fi.org/images/smilies//wink.gif" title=";)" width="" />
 


 


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post #29 of 1634
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Sorry but I never had time to re-finish it. I had finished writing it on the pc and I had a power out and lost the whole thing!!

post #30 of 1634

Ouch. I don't know what caused it but maybe its time to get a UPS? I hope you remember most of what was written.


Edited by lag0a - 9/23/10 at 3:42pm
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