Hello everyone, greetings from Lithuania (that's in Europe by the way :) )
Been a few months lurker here. You guys have and make an amazing community here, got a lot of info for a beginner, thank you all for that. :)
So, my name is Alex, I'm 21 (yesterday was my birthday :))) ) , I'm quite interested in the whole audiophile business really, and someday want to become one. It all started for me from choosing a 2.1 speaker system for my laptop, but later I understood that I'm more of a headphone kind of guy.
So far I only got a laptop (Asus K55VD), an mp4 player (Sony Walkman NWZ-E 474) and my first (well,not first,but something a little bit expensive than what I usually had) headphones the Sony MDR-V55.
Don't get a big paycheck, so I'm always saving up for equipment. Reason for the whole little sony setup is because I work at an electronics store, getting discounts for sony products.
So, thats a little about me.
After reading a lot here, I decided I want Beyerdynamic DT 990 model headphones for home only use, mainly to listen to music. I listen to dubstep, minimal/deep house, electronic music, very often rock and calm music mainly with some bass.
I now have an opportunity to get Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro 32 Ohm or 250 Ohm headphones for a reasonable price, since my friend lives in Germany. (150 euros, that's my max budget)
I've read that the 250 Ohms version sounds a lot better than the 32 does. So far I can't afford an amp (in my country there's very little to choose from, and if there is, it costs a lot for me (50-100 bucks more than what you guys get in the States).
So my main question is : would it be a very bad idea to get the 250 Ohms model and listen to them from my laptop for like 3-4 months until I save up some money for an amp?
Or maybe I picked the wrong headphones for my type of music? Note, that I'm limited to choosing from seinnheisers, some audio-technica models, and Denon (mostly DJ types, some 700 model)
P.S. if it would be of any help, I'm using a foobar player with a WASAPI plugin, and I'm to keen on listening to music very loud actually (if that is the biggest problem with the Ohm difference), and not an actual basshead, don't get me wrong, I love good bass, but that's still, that's no the main thing for me in music.
That is all, thank for your attention, hope to read some advice from you gurus :)
Oh, and my sorry if posted this in the wrong section.
Edited by AlexBeginner - 10/2/12 at 1:28pm