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I've a friend who has decided on the dt770 buthe needs an amp. He is looking at the lower price range' for something like the e7 or e6. Which amp should he get?
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I've a friend who has decided on the dt770 buthe needs an amp. He is looking at the lower price range' for something like the e7 or e6. Which amp should he get?


 

is this for a portable player, home use, or both?

if it's for home use, I'd recommend the e10 or e9 (both under $100).

 

for portable use, the e6 or e7 would be fine at making the volume louder if the portable player doesn't have enough juice to increase volume. personally, aside from making louder sound, i don't think the DT 770's coming out of an e6 or e7 sound any different than out of an ipod headphone jack.

 

just get the DT 770 Pro 80Ω; these are suitable for portable devices like ipods or computers


Edited by Bee inthe Attic - 2/8/12 at 10:02pm
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My iPhone and iPad drive the 770 Pro/80 just fine.  The volume generally sits around 70% for comfortable listening and 100% approaches too loud for listening for me.  I'd suggest he use them on his device for a while before moving to an amp just to make sure he knows what he's wanting to get out of them. I've got an E11 and the sounds doesn't change much.  They already have plenty of bass, so I keep the eq at 0, anyway. I've stopped using the E11 and prefer the convenience of the straight headphone out.

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which model is better, the 32 ohm version or the 80 ohm version, is there a diffrence in signature?

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which model is better, the 32 ohm version or the 80 ohm version, is there a diffrence in signature?



The 32ohm version is easier to drive, but it doesn't sound as good as the 80ohm version. 

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which model is better, the 32 ohm version or the 80 ohm version, is there a diffrence in signature?


Heya,

 

The 80ohm version is slightly more bassy out of the box. It does benefit an amplifier. The 32ohm does not need an amp, but folk do report using an amp with it still. Due to that, I'd just get the 80ohm (one of my favorite headphones in the sub-$200 anyways). Add to it a nice little amp like the Fiio E11.

 

Very best,

 

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Thanks for your help guys! Really Appreciate it. You guys head fi made me lurk in to the audiophile world even tough I'm just 13!

:D

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Thanks for your help guys! Really Appreciate it. You guys head fi made me lurk in to the audiophile world even tough I'm just 13!

:D



Still have a long way to go son. tongue.gif

post #9 of 10

The soundstage on the DT770 sounds wonderful along with the bass. Can the soundstage and imaging be increased with proper amplification and use of a DAC?

post #10 of 10

I like the idea of getting the DT770 Pro 80-Ohm over the DT770 Premium 32-Ohm, because it leaves more cash for the headphone amplifier.

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