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post #1 of 12
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Hey, guys. This is my first post, so I apologize if I categorized it incorrectly. I'm mainly looking for opinions on a set-up that I plan on purchasing very soon (limited supplies of basically everything involved at the prices). I'm just starting to really get into listening to music seriously and would like to get some decent equipment. I've searched around for the sound signature I want, and some decent priced, good quality beginners equipment, and this is what I've come up with two things so far the Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 250 Ohm  Version and the Fiio E9 Amp. The total price for both comes to $271.50. Is this a decent price, are these pretty good for a mainly rap listener who likes a touch of everything, and do I need anything else to get a set-up going? I'll be running this off of my computer and iPod mainly. Thanks in advance and reply ASAP! Sorry for the length. Edit: Also picked up the E7. I figured a decent DAC would probably be smart.


Edited by SH0774 - 8/12/12 at 2:30pm
post #2 of 12

Just be aware that DT990 have bright sometimes harsh treble

post #3 of 12
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I have heard about that, but for the price I got them for and some other reviews they seemed like a perfect fit for me. I wanted something fun, but if it is a bit too harsh I'll probably just end up returning them for another pair. Do you have any recommendations around the $170 price point (which is what I payed for them). I've heard great things about the M50s. 

post #4 of 12

They are Ok for their price and definitely not harsh. You can also try K271MkII


Edited by olegausany - 8/12/12 at 4:25pm
post #5 of 12
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Do you think the M50s are too bassy for every genre and are the K271MkIIs have enough bass for rap?

post #6 of 12
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Do you think the M50s are too bassy for every genre and are the K271MkIIs have enough bass for rap?


I'm not listening to rap but if you looking for Beats like bass you should look for K240 but unfortunately they will make any music sound bassy so if I would be you I would get K271MKII plus E17 which has tone controls which lets you adjust bass and treble as needed depending on music you listening to

post #7 of 12

I Owned the Denon D2000's for years and just recently got the DT990's (600ohm) if rap/hip-hop is your thing, the D2000's are by far your best bet.

post #8 of 12
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The D2000's are way out of my price range as of right now. The cheapest I can find is double what I paid for my Beyers. What do you think of the 600 Ohms so far?

post #9 of 12
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I actually already picked up the E7. I know that at least has a bass adjuster and is a DAC. Is the E17 a better buy for the extra $60 and is it compatible with the E9? The K271's do look quite nice, but like I said I wanna try out the Beyers first. I've heard they require quite a bit of burn in, so if within a week they aren't meeting what I'm looking for I'm gonna have to switch to the K271's.

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I actually already picked up the E7. I know that at least has a bass adjuster and is a DAC. Is the E17 a better buy for the extra $60 and is it compatible with the E9? The K271's do look quite nice, but like I said I wanna try out the Beyers first. I've heard they require quite a bit of burn in, so if within a week they aren't meeting what I'm looking for I'm gonna have to switch to the K271's.

I think yes cause it can be used as amp only Deactivate and amp plus it has both bass and treble control and should work with e9. Be aware I spent a lot of time trying to remove DT990's brightness but wasn't successful

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post #11 of 12
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You've got me really worried about this purchase.. haha I'm gonna wait until I have a bit more cash and then trade in my E7 for the 17. I've read a lot of people that said something very similar to what you just did: It's a bit more powerful, more functional, more versatile, just not quite the same value. I'm gonna just enjoy the E7 for a few months and then maybe around my birthday treat myself to the upgrade. As for the cans, I'll let you know what I think whenever they arrive. I do hope they're nice, but you've made the K271's sound quite attractive.

post #12 of 12

Will be very curious to know how long it will take you to send headphones back

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