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The DT990 has a more pronounced top end which *might* make it punchier, but it depends how you define/feel that punch. In reality, the on-ears like the HD25 will always produce a stronger punch due to smaller volume, usually better seal, and closer proximity to your ear.

 

Which pads do you have on the DT770? Switching to the leather/pleather pads might help, or the hard-to-find gel pads.

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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

The DT990 has a more pronounced top end which *might* make it punchier, but it depends how you define/feel that punch. In reality, the on-ears like the HD25 will always produce a stronger punch due to smaller volume, usually better seal, and closer proximity to your ear.

Which pads do you have on the DT770? Switching to the leather/pleather pads might help, or the hard-to-find gel pads.

The original velour pads. The 80ohm has bass, but i guess its more subbass and i wanted more mid bass. I like punchy and forward sounding stuff like the hd25 and m50x wich are pretty engaging, powerfull, and punchy sounding without beiing harsh to my ears. Headphones like the 250 ohm dt770 or the akg k550 already sound too trebly for my ears (just a lil insight on what i do and do not like).
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The funny thing is that not only Ohm doesn't affect sound signature, it doesn't seem to affect how efficiently they are driven either. Straight into my phone, my 250ohm DT 990's get pretty much the same volume as my DT 770 32ohm headphones. 

 

What is this whole ohm business then? Why make a 32ohm version of a 250ohm headphone if they're exactly the same? Just to give it a straight cable?

 

Well, on some headphones it does matter.

Beyerdynamic headphones are pretty easily driven (in comparison to other high quality headphones), so it doesn't make a huge difference.

However, even though your phone can reach a suitable listening level, it might not drive them efficiently enough to not affect eg. the bass response a little bit.

I know my dt-880 250 ohms does not get enough volume from my phone. I live in Europe however, and we have some regulators or something in our telephones to lower the volume a bit to keep our poor, ignorant citizens from giving themselves hearing damage. :)

 

Another explanation is, that if you use really heavy equipment, a headphone with too low an ohm-rating will sound bad - just like when light equipment is used with a headphone with a too high ohm-rating. Professionals might just have a lot of equipment that does not go well with 32-ohm headphones, at least some of the older stuff. I'm guessing the new equipment can handle both low and high impedance.

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Originally Posted by Pedro Oliveira View Post


The original velour pads. The 80ohm has bass, but i guess its more subbass and i wanted more mid bass. I like punchy and forward sounding stuff like the hd25 and m50x wich are pretty engaging, powerfull, and punchy sounding without beiing harsh to my ears. Headphones like the 250 ohm dt770 or the akg k550 already sound too trebly for my ears (just a lil insight on what i do and do not like).

The dt-990 are harsh to your ears. I guess it's the price you pay for the V-shaped sound signature. :)

 

But if your like the m50x sound signature, why not just stick to that? The Beyerdynamic line all have a larger sound stage than the m50x, but I think the narrow sound stage on the m50x is actually contributing to the "punch" that you like.

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