Originally Posted by AbsoluteNOOB
so I made a mistake of buying a pair of Beyer's DT 770 Pro (250 Ohms). I thought in the description it said 80 Ohms but that was not the case. I've never really had to amp headphones before, so I'm quite new to this. I used my house stereo surround sound amp to power the Dt 770's. They kinda sound quite bad as there is a very loud "hissing" noise (worse than my Beats Studios) and the bass is insanelyyyy disappointing. I am using the red, white, yellow RCA cables as for some reason the optical input cable doesn't work (I think I'm just noob and didn't adjust the right settings?).
So my question is: can you use a house amp to power headphones? Do they sound like crap because I should buy a portal amp instead?
Thanks in advance guys
Anoob : D
hiss? i dont actually know but maybe it is the amp... mine dont hiss at all, not from either of my portable amps or from my (really shi*y and really old) speaker amp...
as for disappointing bass, the dt770s arent the bass monsters youd think they are. i was disappointed at first as well, but:
1 - they are VERY bass capable. if you use an eq, you can get bass that kicks your head, and sub bass that crunches your brain, with no cliping or distortion
2 - the quality of bass is great. it extends deep and accurate, i havnt had any other cans, so of course, take my words with a grain of salt, but personally, after a while i grew to appreciate these cans and love them.
3 - what music do you listen to? alot of tracks just dont have any bass to speak of. even edm tracks often wont go deeper than 100hz on the bass, offering just a mid bass punch, with no actual detail or variety in the bass department.