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What gear do I need to power my Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 250 ohm headphones?

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I've just bought a new pair, and I am a TOTAL NOOB to high end headphones. I almost bought a pair of Beats Studio before I stumbled upon this site. I like portability so I was wondering which of the FiiO amps to buy, which line out dock to buy, and whether I need a new sound card for my computer. I'm using my Ipod touch and HP laptop with Beats audio mainly. Thanks a lot guys! 

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Originally Posted by Carboknight View Post

I've just bought a new pair, and I am a TOTAL NOOB to high end headphones. I almost bought a pair of Beats Studio before I stumbled upon this site. I like portability so I was wondering which of the FiiO amps to buy, which line out dock to buy, and whether I need a new sound card for my computer. I'm using my Ipod touch and HP laptop with Beats audio mainly. Thanks a lot guys! 

 

 

Can you put those headphones into both devices, and do they get loud enough for you? If yes, you are fine. If no, then get a Fiio E11. wink.gif

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I've just bought a new pair, and I am a TOTAL NOOB to high end headphones. I almost bought a pair of Beats Studio before I stumbled upon this site. I like portability so I was wondering which of the Fiio amps to buy, which line out dock to buy, and whether I need a new sound card for my computer. I'm using my IPod touch and HP laptop with Beats audio mainly. Thanks a lot guys! 

Did you have a budget?

 

The Fiio E07k ($89) would work with both, the E07K could connect with the Laptop's USB port, so you could use the E07K DAC & amp feature with the laptop.

You could also connect (with Fiio L cable, $10) the E07K to the iPod's LOD port, allowing you to use the E07K's amp feature (but not the E07K's DAC).

 

The Fiio E11 ($60) is an amplifier only, that can connect to the laptop's headphone jack and to the iPod's LOD port (using Fiio L cable).

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A higher end but still relatively affordable option (depending on budget) is the jds labs c421. It outclasses fiio by a fair way, as well as many other amps out there, but it's a budget thing I guess.

My weapon of choice is the 770 pro 250ohm and I owned an e17 until I sold it for the c421
Edited by mrbigsby - 12/23/12 at 4:24pm
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Thanks for the quick replies guys

Just for clarification I ended up cancelling the 250ohm and getting the 80ohm instead,

I guess the talk about not finding a sufficient portable amp scared me. 
I've been looking at the Fiio gear, and was wondering if the E6 would be sufficient, or do I need the E11?

I listen to a lot of stuff, lots of movie soundtracks and choral music,

BUT I'm also a huge basshead and I love getting shook by my bass.

I'm a college student and I'm running on fumes finance-wise, so I'm looking for my best bang-for-buck.

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And for that matter do you recommend the 80ohm or 250ohm for me? I can still cancel and reorder 250 if i need to. I just don't want to haul around tons of gear to make my cans sounds good :p

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AGH IM SORRY to be posting too much, but ALSO can you tell me anything about the Fiio E11 vs the JDS labs cMoyBB v2.03? They are about the same price ;P

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i powered the 250 EASILY on my e17 which is virtually the same as an e11 in the amp section. the "slimmest" of the portable amps under $200 is the C421. there are smaller ones for more money. The fio is smaller but not thinner. I wouldnt pay $130 for an e17 knowing you can pay $180-$210 (depending on country) for a c421. The Cmoy is an altoids tin. cool but wide and not that durable if strapping to an iphone. The sound is noce, but without eq or bass boost to my knowledge.

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The sound is noce, but without eq or bass boost to my knowledge.

 

BB = "bass boost" in cMoyBB.

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