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post #91 of 726

I wouldn't think the 250ohm would work at all.  My Cowon iAudio 9, Fuze, and Touch are all sufficient to run the 80ohm version, but benefit from a a cheap amp like the PA2V2; however, I use them straight out of Cowon or iPod on walks every day happily.

 

 

That being said, most people I seem to meet are deaf (including, concerningly, some head-fi members) , and can't hear anything unless their skull is vibrating.


Edited by SanJoseCanJunkie - 3/17/12 at 4:21pm
post #92 of 726

The iAudio 9 actually has a relatively high maximum output (approx 24 mW into 16 ohms) so it is the player of choice for those of us who dislike carrying around an extra amp when out and about. It drives most headphones <300 Ohms just fine. The DT250 is noticeably quieter than most headphones with similar impedance that I've tried though... 
 

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Originally Posted by SanJoseCanJunkie View Post

I wouldn't think the 250ohm would work at all.  My Cowon iAudio 9, Fuze, and Touch are all sufficient to run the 80ohm version, but benefit from a a cheap amp like the PA2V2; however, I use them straight out of Cowon or iPod on walks every day happily.

 

 

That being said, most people I seem to meet are deaf (including, concerningly, some head-fi members) , and can't hear anything unless their skull is vibrating.



 


Edited by jupitreas - 3/17/12 at 8:33pm
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Originally Posted by phandrew View Post

I used the D2+ with my DT250 80ohms a while ago and had no problems with it. Personal preference to what settings you use but i try to leave it at 0 for everything to enjoy a natural sound.



 Yeah, I've noticed that some albums sound better unmodified, but other albums which were always a little underwhelming can really come to life with a little tweaking. A J3 can certainly power the 80ohm DT250's well enough, so can an iPod.

 

I take every opportunity I can to praise the DT250's. They are supremely underrated!

post #94 of 726
Thread Starter 

I've lost interest in reading about audio equipment lately due to the dt250. They made me more interested in getting more music instead. This feeling is priceless and only happens very seldom in this hobby for a person like me that has been addicted to audio for almost 25 years now.

post #95 of 726

Welcome to the Club.

 

Cleaning up feels good doesn't it?

post #96 of 726
Thread Starter 

The Audio Rehab codename dt250 is a life saver :D

post #97 of 726

Hello all. Great thread!!

 

I am still in the dt250 (250ohm) honeymoon period but I think the rehab-type label is really apt. Maybe this time, I'll stay on the wagon... maybe this time... maybe... please!!

 

Best

 

James

post #98 of 726

I'm an owner of DT250 / 80 ohm for about 2 months now. I listen to rock music pretty loud at night hours when my children go to bed. After using many pairs like : Sennheiser HD414, Grado SR60, Audio Technica ath-50, some sony models... i must say that these are the best I've ever owned.

In my opinion they do need some amplification to show their remarkable performance, even the 80 ohm ones. 

I connect them to my modified Marantz cd-63 K.I.S player (that has a very good headphone amplification) & to a modified Indeed headphone amp (with IRL510 mosfets - not IRF-510 mosfets) using a 6922 philips tube from the 70's.

These headphones are a bargain.

post #99 of 726
Thread Starter 

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Now that I have both, I can say that the 250 ohm version is more neutral and airier. The 80 ohms has the same signature overall but is bassier and may work better with a portable player. If I were to keep one, its a no brainer.... the 250 ohm model is the winner for sure.

post #100 of 726

everyone of us said that at some points and then you know what will happen next very_evil_smiley.gif

Tried the dt 250 at jaben (I think it was the 80 ohm) straight out of my iphone it didn't impress me much but mind the fact that I prefer laid back to neutral 

 

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 If only I discovered these dt250s somewhere near the beginning of my journey, I would have been able to save so much money. The reviews that I read of them were almost all lukewarm though and I tended to sway towards buying the cans with the rave reviews leading me to almost miss buying these altogether.



 

post #101 of 726
Thread Starter 

The 80 ohm version is not impressing me much either. The 250 ohm is in another league IMO. The 250 ohm has air on top and accurate bass that the 80 ohm doesn't have.

post #102 of 726
I had both at one stage and went with the 80 ohm as I liked the forward vocal a bit more. I knew the 250 was more accurate but sometimes you don't want the most accurate you just want what sounds best to your ears. I like vocals and like them jumping out at me - a la grado so the 80 ohm was more to my liking. The 250 reminded me more of my hd600s which I sold because I preferred the hd650. Difference is what makes he world a beautiful place. That being said if I had only ever had the 250 ohm I would've loved it just as much as the 80ohm. I wish I still had both but I made a choice and am happy. Would've been happy either way really. The dt250 in any configuration is a winner.
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Originally Posted by donunus View Post

The 80 ohm version is not impressing me much either. The 250 ohm is in another league IMO. The 250 ohm has air on top and accurate bass that the 80 ohm doesn't have.

The 80 ohm version I had was a bit rolled of in the highs and boosted in the mid bass. I never found the vocals forward however. I found the mids a bit recessed compared to my other phones.  

 

post #104 of 726
Thread Starter 

I think he means that the vocals pop out more because it has more meat in the upper bass. I guess the upper mids also seem slightly more present on the 80 ohm version too due to the recession in the highs making it more focused in the midrange area. I can definitely see where a person that likes the hd650 over the hd600 can like the 80 ohm over the 250 ohm version of the cans. As for me, its the 250 ohm all the way... The 80 ohm version just can't dig deep into the detail of original pressing cds as well as the 250 ohm version.

post #105 of 726
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Originally Posted by bookaboo View Post
The dt250 in any configuration is a winner.


definitely!

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