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Thanks for the informative guide @Zombie_X

 

Which model of the DT 770 - DT 990 lineup would be the best suited for EDM music (EDM being used as an umbrella term for House, Electronic, etc.)?

 

Separate from the first question, which model of the DT 770 - DT 990 lineup would be the best suited for Quake Live, (a first person shooter video game), where hearing where your opponent is at all times is key.

 

Thanks!


Edited by SoundForeigner - 3/13/15 at 8:20pm
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I recently bought DT990-32, im planning to use it on my desktop

but now i dont have any amp/dac, is dt990-32 need amp to sound good?

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Originally Posted by SoundForeigner View Post
 

Thanks for the informative guide @Zombie_X

 

Which model of the DT 770 - DT 990 lineup would be the best suited for EDM music (EDM being used as an umbrella term for House, Electronic, etc.)?

 

Separate from the first question, which model of the DT 770 - DT 990 lineup would be the best suited for Quake Live, (a first person shooter video game), where hearing where your opponent is at all times is key.

 

Thanks!

 

I used my DT990 Pro for a long time with all sorts of music, and it performed really well. I only switched to my SZ2000 when i needed concert levels of bass from the music. I never got a really good experience with the DT770, but i talked to other people that really liked them for EDM. The DT880 was more of a "rock signature", but it had a decent quality 

Regarding gaming, i'd say it's between the DT880, DT990 and the DT990 Pro. Soundstage wise, both are pretty accurate, both get nice levels and nice low end for SFX. I used my DT990 Pro when i started playing CS:GO and Battlefield 3 again, and had little to no issues with positioning. The DT880 had a little more low end and felt more entertaining when playing, but the DT990 Pro was almost on par with it, with a little more quality on the soundstage. The DT990 is a little bit of both, but i didn't tested that much since it needed a lot more juice than what i had at hand. 

Overall, i'd say from the DT880 up, you're pretty much safe on what you're getting from either music, or gaming. For gaming specific headphones, you can always check Mad Lust Envy's thread, he has a pretty complete list of headphones with pretty good recomendations.

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I've been using a DT990 Pro for EDM too. I think it varies with the source but I find it sometimes too bright.

 

While I'm here, does anyone have a good DAC/AMP recommendation to use with a laptop and the DT990 Pro for EDM? Something that might help with the brightness?

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Some EQ is really the better option for dealing with the 990 brighness. No amp or dac will tame that treble without blurring out everything else.

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Originally Posted by Kukyo View Post
 

 

I used my DT990 Pro for a long time with all sorts of music, and it performed really well.

 

 

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I've been using a DT990 Pro for EDM too. I think it varies with the source but I find it sometimes too bright.

 

Thanks for the recommendations Kukyo and vurtomatic.

 

It's hard to figure out what I want when I've never had a high quality pair of headphones before.  All I know is that if I can play any sort of EDM music and have it sound amazing.  I'm sold.

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