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Beyerdynamic DT770 premium with portable amp

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Hey ive been looking around in the forums to see if a portable amp would be enough to power the dt770 premium 250 ohm. im looking specifically at the fiio e11 or e7.  Im almost sure any portable amp will work with the 32 ohm due to its lower impedence.  my question basically is whether i should get the 250 ohm or the 32 ohm considering id use it with a portable amp. thanks

post #2 of 12

32 ohm don't need a amp

But the 600 ohm fair better

 

Why buy a can that might possibly need a amp if you don't already have amp?

 

And a portable amp won't push them too well. And Beyer aren't very good as a portable.

 

Why are you looking at Beyer OP?

post #3 of 12

They're super comfy!

post #4 of 12

Heya,

 

I would get the 32ohm version. You're not going to get much difference getting the 250ohm version and then using a portable amp. Just because it makes volume doesn't mean it will provide enough power to a fast swing, driver recovery, etc. The problem with high impedance headphones for portability is the amplifier. None of them are really that great at the job compared to a desktop equivalent. I would get the 32ohm version and not get an amplifier. If you get the 250ohm version, you need an amp, but it just won't be that different. I'm of the mind you either get the 32ohm version and no amp, or you get the 600ohm version with a good amp. I wouldn't use the 600ohm version for portable.

 

Very best,

post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

They're super comfy!



Comfy and boring (laid back in all the sincerity)

 

made to sleep in IMO

 

 

You know most people that ask here blindly ask about a can without knowing anything about what they want to buy. So that's why I asked.

post #6 of 12

I use the DT770 32 ohm as a portable, regardless of it's bulk. I agree...super comfy and personally, I love the sound signature of Beyer. I use the e7 with mine and it powers the 32 ohm with no problem. It would probably have some difficulty with the 250 ohm version though. I've noticed that while the DAC in the e7 is phenomenal, the amp itself isn't very good. 

post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 

im looking at the dt770s cause im looking for a closed full size that i can possibly use as a portable.  Ive also read that the 32ohm version sounds bad without an amp.  

post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by aljonn30 View Post

im looking at the dt770s cause im looking for a closed full size that i can possibly use as a portable.  Ive also read that the 32ohm version sounds bad without an amp.  


Heya,

 

Nothing wrong with using them as portables. If you're willing to carry around a bit headphone without swivel cups, it's a good match for you.

 

Beyer does have a portable full size headphone though if you're interested, the DT660. It has swivel cups, closed back, sound signature is neutral.

 

Very best,

post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 

thanks for the very informative posts malveaux but i actually like that the dt770s dont fold, they just seem that theyre more durable and ive seen more positive reviews on the dt770s as compared to the dt660s.  ive never heard the dt770s but ive read impressions that theyre bass heavy, is this true?  i own turbine coppers and a set of tma1s and im wondering how the dt770 compares to those two phones in terms of sound signature.

post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by aljonn30 View Post

thanks for the very informative posts malveaux but i actually like that the dt770s dont fold, they just seem that theyre more durable and ive seen more positive reviews on the dt770s as compared to the dt660s.  ive never heard the dt770s but ive read impressions that theyre bass heavy, is this true?  i own turbine coppers and a set of tma1s and im wondering how the dt770 compares to those two phones in terms of sound signature.


Heya,

 

I have the DT770 Pro's. They're very durable, thick, sturdy, tanks and don't fold. The only down side to that, is that if you take them off, they don't sit around your neck very well (they hug your cheeks and cover your mouth if you try unless you're a huge monster of a person). The DT770 line is bassy, you will definitely have more prominent bass and some bright treble. Mids are a bit recessed by comparison. That's the nature of most bass heavy headphones though. The DT770 is not what we would call neutral (the DT880 and the DT660 would be more of a neutral headphone). The DT770 is colored towards bass and highs. DT660's would be much lighter on bass, so if bass is important, stick with the DT770's.

 

Very best,

post #11 of 12

The cans themselves of the Beyer DT770-990 are all actually pretty small, but that yoke is rather bulky.  It can be worn around the neck, but the clamping force and size of the yokes doesn't make it ideal.

post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 

thanks for all the replies, i think im gunna go with the 32 ohm dt770

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