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Hi guys,

 I am pulling the trigger on a pair of dt 770's(250ohm) and a ODAC mainly will be used for rap hip/hop electronic, techno and some rock please tell me if i am doing it wrong?. My budget is 400$ if maxed it would be 420$.. will be getting an amp for them later, mainly i have heard they have not that sharp of highs which i like i like kind of rolled off highs with good amount of tight bass. PLEASE HELP A NOOB OUT! 

 

Also had interest in the M100 aswell. rolleyes.gif

Bumping it. any help would be appreciated

post #25472 of 29491
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Bumping it. any help would be appreciated
You have my seal of approval, except you desperately need an amp. A tube amp is much prefferred because its 250 ohms. I would recommend the Bravo Audio V2 tube amp for ~$75 if you can squeeze it into your budget. That's pretty much your cheapest/best quality tube amp you can buy.
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Bumping it. any help would be appreciated
You have my seal of approval, except you desperately need an amp. A tube amp is much prefferred because its 250 ohms. I would recommend the Bravo Audio V2 tube amp for ~$75 if you can squeeze it into your budget. That's pretty much your cheapest/best quality tube amp you can buy.


Do you means a tube amp is preferred because of the sound signature of this particular can?

 

If not--then many a solid state or hybrid amp out there that can easily push a 250 Ohm can with a sensitivity rating of on or about 96 dB.

post #25474 of 29491

comfortable

electronic + rap

sound good without amp (320kbps from android smartphone)

around $150

 

any suggestions?

post #25475 of 29491
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You have my seal of approval, except you desperately need an amp. A tube amp is much prefferred because its 250 ohms. I would recommend the Bravo Audio V2 tube amp for ~$75 if you can squeeze it into your budget. That's pretty much your cheapest/best quality tube amp you can buy.

Are you SERIOUS??? A tube amp for under $100? Where were you last week with this info. :(

post #25476 of 29491
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You have my seal of approval, except you desperately need an amp. A tube amp is much prefferred because its 250 ohms. I would recommend the Bravo Audio V2 tube amp for ~$75 if you can squeeze it into your budget. That's pretty much your cheapest/best quality tube amp you can buy.

 

Interesting little amp. I don't think I've seen a tube amp cost that cheap ever.

post #25477 of 29491
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You have my seal of approval, except you desperately need an amp. A tube amp is much prefferred because its 250 ohms. I would recommend the Bravo Audio V2 tube amp for ~$75 if you can squeeze it into your budget. That's pretty much your cheapest/best quality tube amp you can buy.

thanks for the advice bud, but i was kind of hoping to get a detachable cable that would be a huge plus for me. BTW that is one awesome amp!,

post #25478 of 29491

will i be able to use IEM's with that amp? any gain switch?

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Interesting little amp. I don't think I've seen a tube amp cost that cheap ever.

I've paid that much for a pair of power tubes! /lol

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will i be able to use IEM's with that amp? any gain switch?

 

You can always use an impedance adapter if you're getting a hiss from the amp. The free 100 ohm adapter that came with my TF10 cuts out any noise from my Apex Arete when used with Grados , Audio Technicas, and iems, but some multi BA iems don't respond well to the additional resistance.

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comfortable

electronic + rap

sound good without amp (320kbps from android smartphone)

around $150

 

any suggestions?


Vminnovations has refurbished Sennheiser Amperiors for $167 with free shipping: http://www.vminnovations.com/Product_46888/Sennheiser-HD-25-Amperior-DJ-Pro-Monitoring-Headphones-Blue-Refurbished-.html

 

You can also get used DT770 80 ohms for about that price if you look around.

post #25482 of 29491
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You can always use an impedance adapter if you're getting a hiss from the amp. The free 100 ohm adapter that came with my TF10 cuts out any noise from my Apex Arete when used with Grados , Audio Technicas, and iems, but some multi BA iems don't respond well to the additional resistance

Appreciated. Any ideas relating a detachable cable can under 250$ for rap Hip/hop and electronic. had the SRH840 in mind too. thanks for the help

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Do you means a tube amp is preferred because of the sound signature of this particular can?

If not--then many a solid state or hybrid amp out there that can easily push a 250 Ohm can with a sensitivity rating of on or about 96 dB.
Not necessarily. The tube amp is going to give it the much needed voltage swing, those cans can reach almost 400ohms at their peak, thats where a budget solid state will whimper, but not a tube amp. This can can probably go about 600 ohms without breaking a sweat. The 600 ohms beyers can reach an 800ohm spike. You will need a serious voltage swing to keep them fed. In the budget realm of amps, solid state amps provide more current and tube amps provide more voltage. Low ohms = more current. High ohms = more voltage.
Edited by brunk - 2/27/13 at 3:43pm
post #25484 of 29491
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Originally Posted by afg34 View Post

comfortable

electronic + rap

sound good without amp (320kbps from android smartphone)

around $150

 

any suggestions?

 

A good deal just came up on a set that may be interesting to you and maybe others. V-Moda M80 in white ($140) or black ($145). These seem to hit all of your criteria and the reviews are solid.


Edited by roguegeek - 2/27/13 at 3:50pm
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Do you means a tube amp is preferred because of the sound signature of this particular can?

If not--then many a solid state or hybrid amp out there that can easily push a 250 Ohm can with a sensitivity rating of on or about 96 dB.
Not necessarily. The tube amp is going to give it the much needed voltage swing, those cans can reach almost 400ohms at their peak, thats where a budget solid state will whimper, but not a tube amp. This can can probably go about 600 ohms without breaking a sweat. The 600 ohms beyers can reach an 800ohm spike. You will need a serious voltage swing to keep them fed. In the budget realm of amps, solid state amps provide more current and tube amps provide more voltage. Low ohms = more current. High ohms = more voltage.


How about the $99 solid state Magni and the solid state O2 for $144?

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