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Thinking of this rig...what do you guys think?

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I would appreciate some thoughts on this rig I'm thinking of getting:

 

Beyerdynamic DT 880 or AKG Q701

 

Musical Fidelity V DAC II

 

Little Dot MK III

 

All these are around the £200 mark and easily purchased from Amazon I was wondering if you guys think this system would have good synergy with itself and if you'd say it's worth the money or if there's better options out there for the same money or less that I might not have thought of.

 

Opinions greatly appreciated.

post #2 of 5
The output impedence on the LDmk3 is quite high for the q701, could result in rolled off highs and lows so I'd rule that out. I found the LDmk3 & dt880 too have good synergy; the amp gave the somewhat cold dt880 a warmer tone. There may be better options for you though
What kind of music do you enjoy?
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

Well I have a DT 990 Pro at the moment that I really like but I'm looking for an upgrade....I'm into rock music mainly but I do like a bit of drum&bass too and electronica.  

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Originally Posted by PanamaHat View Post

The output impedence on the LDmk3 is quite high for the q701, could result in rolled off highs and lows so I'd rule that out. I found the LDmk3 & dt880 too have good synergy; the amp gave the somewhat cold dt880 a warmer tone. There may be better options for you though
What kind of music do you enjoy?

 

Output impedance often doesn't directly correlate with the synergy between amplifier and headphone. It's like saying that the output impedance is too high on my EF5 for my Grado SR225i, even though they match nicely.

post #5 of 5

And the Q701 is most likely, just as the K701, designed for a 120Ω output anyway ;)

O2 (=0Ω) + 120Ω adaptor sounds good.

 

try to listen to them yourself, both are nice in their own way, and don't forget to throw in the Sennheisers (HD6x0) too.


Edited by paaj - 10/28/12 at 2:03pm
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