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Thanks. I just pulled the trigger on a pair. 
Cool, although I wished you pulled the trigger on the pair I'm selling ;P
post #287 of 599
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Sound gets a bit brighter with the velours to my ears.

+1....also thinner IMO.  I also like the FA-003 pleather pads on them.  They are thicker, much softer and I get a better seal than the pleather pads that come with the DT770LE.  It takes a little work to get them on though.  Good luck. 

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+1....also thinner IMO.  I also like the FA-003 pleather pads on them.  They are thicker, much softer and I get a better seal than the pleather pads that come with the DT770LE.  It takes a little work to get them on though.  Good luck. 


Are those the infamous gel pads you are talking about that you put on your LE?  I have a pair on order and they are the last of the gel pads ever according to the lady in customer service at Beyer in NY. 

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What portable amps in the $150 range go well with these?

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Are those the infamous gel pads you are talking about that you put on your LE?  I have a pair on order and they are the last of the gel pads ever according to the lady in customer service at Beyer in NY. 

No, not the gel pads. I tried acquiring them, but never could find them in stock anywhere. These are pleather pads that come with the jaycar version of the FA-003.
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What portable amps in the $150 range go well with these?
My guess would be almost any. They're 32-ohm so do not require a lot of power. Any Fiio really, C&C BH, Cmoy, etc. All should be more than enough.
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My guess would be almost any. They're 32-ohm so do not require a lot of power. Any Fiio really, C&C BH, Cmoy, etc. All should be more than enough.

They are surprisingly power hungry actually. Sure, even your phone can make them loud, but to drive them properly and control the bass in particular, you'll need some oomph in that amp.

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They are surprisingly power hungry actually. Sure, even your phone can make them loud, but to drive them properly and control the bass in particular, you'll need some oomph in that amp.



With the above in mind perhaps the question is answered already in general, but has anyone tried one of these directly out of a Sansa Clip Zip+ ? 

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They are surprisingly power hungry actually. Sure, even your phone can make them loud, but to drive them properly and control the bass in particular, you'll need some oomph in that amp.

What amp and source are you using with yours?

 

Also, I'm reading a lot of mixed reports on the FiiO amps -- some say they're good, others say they reduce the soundstage and make the bass even more bloated. 


Edited by acti0n - 3/24/13 at 11:15am
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What amp and source are you using with yours?

 

Also, I'm reading a lot of mixed reports on the FiiO amps -- some say they're good, others say they reduce the soundstage and make the bass even more bloated. 

After a long string of incremental upgrades, my main rig is the one I use at work: An Ibasso DX100 with the Heir R1 amp. The DX100 will power them fine on it's own, but on high gain with the volume around 200 out of 255. This is HE-500 country. The R1 adds some headroom and a bit of control. At home, I have an O2 fed by the ODAC. This combo is phenomenal with the DT770AE and price/performance is a good deal better than the DX100/R1 rig. I also have a Stoner UD100 dac and this little gem is a $49 DAC no bigger than an USB key. Add an amp and you're golden. The Fiio E11 has the oomph to drive the AE but the bass will be bloated. Go for something clean and powerful like the O2 if the form factor works for you.

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I use the E11 with by LEs, its a fine combo, the E11 adds a bit of warmth and color to the otherwise tonally neutral LEs, which I like. It improves bass extension but also increases body, which might make it too much for some; I tend to EQ the 60-150hz region down a bit when using this combo. I think it improves the soundstage a bit over running unamped, and generally makes the sound more coherent and complete-sounding.

 

I have to say my experience with FiiO amps is mixed; my E5 crapped out after less than two months, and I'm already having some charging issues with my two-week-old E11, sometimes I have to take the battery out and put it back in to make it charge properly.

 

I'm currently saving up for a C421/C5.

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Originally Posted by acti0n View Post

What amp and source are you using with yours?

 

Also, I'm reading a lot of mixed reports on the FiiO amps -- some say they're good, others say they reduce the soundstage and make the bass even more bloated. 

post #297 of 599
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After a long string of incremental upgrades, my main rig is the one I use at work: An Ibasso DX100 with the Heir R1 amp. The DX100 will power them fine on it's own, but on high gain with the volume around 200 out of 255. This is HE-500 country. The R1 adds some headroom and a bit of control. At home, I have an O2 fed by the ODAC. This combo is phenomenal with the DT770AE and price/performance is a good deal better than the DX100/R1 rig. I also have a Stoner UD100 dac and this little gem is a $49 DAC no bigger than an USB key. Add an amp and you're golden. The Fiio E11 has the oomph to drive the AE but the bass will be bloated. Go for something clean and powerful like the O2 if the form factor works for you.

 

Wow, that is disappointing to read the the DX100 needs an additional amp to fully get the best out of a 32 Ohm headphone.

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Wow, that is disappointing to read the the DX100 needs an additional amp to fully get the best out of a 32 Ohm headphone.

You seem to have missed my point: There's more to it than just ohm. The DT770 is as power hungry as the HD650 and the HE500.
post #299 of 599

...Seriously?

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You seem to have missed my point: There's more to it than just ohm. The DT770 is as power hungry as the HD650 and the HE500.
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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

...Seriously?

Yup. A Clip+ will make them go loud, but to tighten up the bass, open the soundstage and generally make them sound their best you need some serious horsepower. Just like the 300ohm HD650.

 

The DX100 can do that on it's own, but adding an amp gives you that last 1-2% that sometimes makes a difference. 

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