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DT990 Premium 600ohm Version With Xonar Essence ST

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Hello everyone.  I'm starting to get more and more into the audiophile world, and I have so far found a decent priced soundcard and headphones that I thought would suit me best.
Would the Asus Xonar Essence ST (the PCI one) and the Beyer Dynamic DT990 premium 600ohm be a good pair together?  The Xonar Essence ST claims it can support up to 600 ohms, and the DT990 600ohm version was also cheaper on Amazon.com.  What do you guys think?  I was mostly looking for a brighter sound and clear/crisp/clean/deep bass, not boomy or punchy.  If there any other headphones to compare to the DT990s, please let me know.  Thanks for you help!

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Well, the dt990/600 is certainly punchy if not boomy as you've described the bass you're after. But when I owned it, I liked it as I like a hp with more bass. 

 

You might consider the dt800 which is a more neutral headphone. Also consider: Sennheiser hd598 or hd600.

 

gL!!

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Don't get 600ohm, hard to drive.
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I prefer dt880 and hd580(easy to drive).

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Originally Posted by s4yJaiPau View Post

Hello everyone.  I'm starting to get more and more into the audiophile world, and I have so far found a decent priced soundcard and headphones that I thought would suit me best.
Would the Asus Xonar Essence ST (the PCI one) and the Beyer Dynamic DT990 premium 600ohm be a good pair together?  The Xonar Essence ST claims it can support up to 600 ohms, and the DT990 600ohm version was also cheaper on Amazon.com.  What do you guys think?  I was mostly looking for a brighter sound and clear/crisp/clean/deep bass, not boomy or punchy.  If there any other headphones to compare to the DT990s, please let me know.  Thanks for you help!

I would say to start out with the DT990 Pro 250-Ohm.

Maybe upgrade to the Premium 600-Ohm when you buy a $300 tube amp.

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Originally Posted by s4yJaiPau View Post

Would the Asus Xonar Essence ST (the PCI one) and the Beyer Dynamic DT990 premium 600ohm be a good pair together?  The Xonar Essence ST claims it can support up to 600 ohms, and the DT990 600ohm version was also cheaper on Amazon.com.  What do you guys think?

 

If the amplifier is not worse than on the PCIe (STX) version, then it would drive the DT990-600 without problems.

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Originally Posted by Canadian411 View Post

Don't get 600ohm, hard to drive.

even if the ST states it drives up to 600 ohm cans?

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