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Help me Pair cans with a LittleDot MKIII

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Alrighty so, heres where I am at:

 

I have a good dedicated source - a Denon CD player as my main use.

 

I have a littledot mkIII coming in with broken in amperex tubes (used here on head-fi!!)

 

I am looking for a pair of headphones under $400 to pair with this setup for use mainly for complicated metal and experimental jazz listening.

 

I have a weird taste in music, so its tough to find reviews for things specifically.

Examples:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I admittedly don't know a *ton* about headphones, but have some experience (I have had a ffio e7/e9 combo, ultrasone hd-750's, and had/sold grado rs-2's - but dont like closed, and I currently use modded grado sr-80i's as my main headphones as my ultrasones are used for gaming and on the road, though my girlfriend might be buying them haha..

 

I really want punchy, defined bass, and really be able to hear everything happening in the mid range, I dont like anything too bright as it gives me a headache.

 

Hoping anyone can help that has experience with this amp/similar amps, as im not experienced at pairing amps to headphones.

 

Ones I've been looking at:

 

HE-400

AKG Q-701

Beyerdynamic DT 880

 

 

Thanks for any suggestions! Id prefer 2-300 range, but willing to go 400 if its going to "futureproof" my purchase and I wont want to upgrade in a year.


Edited by Pual - 11/15/12 at 6:56pm
post #2 of 4

Heya,

 

The LDMKIII is better matched with impedance ratings of 300/600ohms. It outputs low power at lower impedance levels. It's not a good match for an ortho like the HE400, even though it's relatively efficient. I would also not put it on the lower impedance AKG's either. Instead, I would put you more towards the Sennheiser HD600, Beyer DT880.

 

Very best,

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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

Heya,

 

The LDMKIII is better matched with impedance ratings of 300/600ohms. It outputs low power at lower impedance levels. It's not a good match for an ortho like the HE400, even though it's relatively efficient. I would also not put it on the lower impedance AKG's either. Instead, I would put you more towards the Sennheiser HD600, Beyer DT880.

 

Very best,


I was looking at the DT880's, how punchy is the bass? Seems like mids and highs would be perfect based on some reviews ive seen.

Also - sweet pipe (looks like a peterson?) Ive been known to enjoy some briar from time to time :D (thread hijack!)

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Upon further investigation - found used (like new condition) DT 990 600 ohms on amazon - and having prime, Ill get them by tuesday.

 

The 880 looked about perfect though I prefer a little more bass sometimes, and that seemed ideal.

 

Thanks for the suggestions :D

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