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Best alternative to DT 770 Pro 80's under $200

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What would the best alternative be to the DT 770 Pro 80's with the same comfort and slightly less bass under $200?

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DT770-250 - same comfort with slightly less bass and more treble.

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Would an Mbox 2 have trouble driving 250 ohms? I think it supports 150, correct me if I'm wrong.

 

If so what would you recommend that has less than 150 ohms?


Edited by soundisee - 12/10/12 at 3:24pm
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Takstar Pro 80 (Gemini HSR-1000), 60-Ohm,$70- $90.

"Made in China" knock off of the DT770s

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Takstar Pro 80 (Gemini HSR-1000), 60-Ohm,$70- $90.

"Made in China" knock off of the DT770s

Wouldn't that be a down grade? Not too big on knock offs.

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Wouldn't that be a down grade? Not too big on knock offs.

I had been assuming you did not have the DT770 80-Ohm, but were just looking at all the alternative possibilities.

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I had been assuming you did not have the DT770 80-Ohm, but were just looking at all the alternative possibilities.

Ah, I just got them a couple days ago but I'm ready to return them.

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Ah, I just got them a couple days ago but I'm ready to return them.

So I'm sitting here using my DT770 Pro 80-Ohm (Tom Tom Club), connected to an O2 amplifier, which is using the DAC on my Essence STX.

I'm finding the sound just fine (for me).

 

What headphones were you using before the DT770s?

Do you know the DAC chip used in the MBox 2?

Do you know the impedance of the headphone output jack?

Have you contacted the manufacturer and find out the recommended Ohm range for headphones?

(maybe see if they will also tell you the DAC chip used and the impedance of the headphone output jack)

 

Switched over to the DT770 Pro 250-Ohm, does have slightly less bass then the 80-Ohm.

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So I'm sitting here using my DT770 Pro 80-Ohm (Tom Tom Club), connected to an O2 amplifier, which is using the DAC on my Essence STX.

I'm finding the sound just fine (for me).

 

What headphones were you using before the DT770s?

Do you know the DAC chip used in the MBox 2?

Do you know the impedance of the headphone output jack?

Have you contacted the manufacturer and find out the recommended Ohm range for headphones?

(maybe see if they will also tell you the DAC chip used and the impedance of the headphone output jack)

 

Switched over to the DT770 Pro 250-Ohm, does have slightly less bass then the 80-Ohm.

I was using Panasonic HTF600 with Beyerdynamic Velour Pads. (I find these more comfortable since they don't clamp as tight but I did get used to the DT 770's)

 

Forgive me since I don't know much about specs and what they actually do but I found a link for the MBox 2 with all the info http://www.zzounds.com/item--DGDMB2

 

I also have a FiiO E10 which I will probably return because I only want to use 1 device which is my MBox 2 since I have my studio monitors hooked up to those as well.

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I was using Panasonic HTF600 with Beyerdynamic Velour Pads. (I find these more comfortable since they don't clamp as tight but I did get used to the DT 770's)

 

Forgive me since I don't know much about specs and what they actually do but I found a link for the MBox 2 with all the info http://www.zzounds.com/item--DGDMB2

 

I also have a FiiO E10 which I will probably return because I only want to use 1 device which is my MBox 2 since I have my studio monitors hooked up to those as well.

Have you tried using the E10 with the DT770 Pro 80-Ohm headphones or just used the Mbox 2?

See if the E10 changes the sound much for the DT770s?

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Have you tried using the E10 with the DT770 Pro 80-Ohm headphones or just used the Mbox 2?

See if the E10 changes the sound much for the DT770s?

I have tried the E10 it changes the sound but not by much just a hassle to switch everything since I also sometimes like to play music out of my speakers at the same time which are also hooked up to my mbox 2. I sent you a pm btw.

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dt 990 pro wink.gif

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Any other headphones to consider?

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Are you fine with the treble of the dt770 80s? If so perhaps the 250 or 600 ohm mentioned above or even 990s might satisfy you. Another thing to keep in mind is that Beyer has their "house sound" that may not be for everyone.
Edited by Docks - 12/11/12 at 3:48pm
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Are you fine with the treble of the dt770 80s? If so perhaps the 250 or 600 ohm mentioned above or even 990s might satisfy you. Another thing to keep in mind is that Beyer has their "house sound" that may not be for everyone.

I just feel they have too much thump/punch and can't listen to certain songs all the way through without wanting to take a break. I like bass but it is a bit over extended in my opinion. As for the 250 or 600 ohms, I'm not sure if my MBox 2 can drive those and I don't want to use a separate amp because I need to be running my mbox when recording unless there is something I can plug into my current headphone slot on my interface.

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