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Originally Posted by AlexBeginner View Post

Hey guys, got myself the DT770 Pro 80 Ohms model :) , very pleased with them. I'm hearing new sounds in my old songs that I've never heard before. Detail is very good, so is the separation. The bass is more than enough for me, and it's really there if the track actually has it. Overall I'm glad I decided to buy these.
How much do they take to burn in guys?

For 80 ohms, I still have about a 50-40% of volume reserved on foobar. So I believe I'd be better off with a DAC or at least a DAC/Amp combo. What would you recommend under 150-200 dollars? FiiO e17 Alpen?


Yea the E17 is a pretty good DAC amp Combo.  I've not tried it myself, but to use the DAC in the E17 be sure ur using the USB connector!

post #17 of 23
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Sure thing! I think I read that it has a S/PDIF connection. But my notebook doesn't have one. Would a USB to S/PDIF adapter increase the quality a little or I wouldn't notice a thing?

post #18 of 23
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Sure thing! I think I read that it has a S/PDIF connection. But my notebook doesn't have one. Would a USB to S/PDIF adapter increase the quality a little or I wouldn't notice a thing?

 

If your USB connection functions properly, switching to S/PDIF can't improve the sound. It just delivers, in principle, the same bits using a different package.

 

(Plus, USB to S/PDIF adapters don't have the best of reputations. I don't have any experience with them.)

post #19 of 23
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Sure thing! I think I read that it has a S/PDIF connection. But my notebook doesn't have one. Would a USB to S/PDIF adapter increase the quality a little or I wouldn't notice a thing?

I wouldn't use SpDif with a low quality DAC/Amp like the E17 [sorry if that sounds harsh] so USB out should be just the same, on a positive note I found the Spdif out Port on the back of my mobo yesterday :D, but I ofc want to buy a Seperate DAC and Amp to drive some 600 ohms cans! 

 

But I've thought about the dt 990 pro with the E17, that really gives you the option to cool dwn the trebele if you need to! 

post #20 of 23
The USB and Optical on the E17 sounded exactly the same to me.
post #21 of 23
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The USB and Optical on the E17 sounded exactly the same to me.

 

As they should, if both interfaces are working properly.

post #22 of 23
Just mentioning that since Mshenay thought using the optical on the E17 wasn't a good idea. The E17 sounds great off either input. It's a fantastic DAC/AMP for the money.
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Just mentioning that since Mshenay thought using the optical on the E17 wasn't a good idea. The E17 sounds great off either input. It's a fantastic DAC/AMP for the money.

Yea USB is fine as it's technically the same as optical. FOr me though, since I Have SpDif Optical out I'm opting to skip right over the e17 and buy a seperate DAC and Amp... although I may get the E17 in all honesty... seeing as it is a GREAT combo and it would be better than what I currently have. It would definatley give me something nice until I can afford to make a BIG upgrade! 

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