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So, I am going to return the Vmoda M80s I bought. They sound like junk to me. Way too bassy. mids feel almost non existant. Going to take that money and put it towards possibly a portable amp so that I can drive my DT990 Pros. Would you guys recommend an amp being my first upgrade? or should I invest in some other LOD/DAC? or different headphones?

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I'm currently considering the Sennheiser HD25-1 or Beyerdynamic DT770 PRO 250, or some addon device with the DT990 Pro 250. What do you all recommend?

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Does there exist a portable tube amp?

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The are a few portable tube headphone amplifiers sold on eBay, which I know zero about.

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I have had my eye on the bravo audio v3 w/eq and the project sunrise. But as the guy above mentioned, I also have no experience with them. But for $89 the bravo seems neat. Have you seen the Schiit magni, modi amp and dac? $99 each.
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I have had my eye on the bravo audio v3 w/eq and the project sunrise. But as the guy above mentioned, I also have no experience with them. But for $89 the bravo seems neat. Have you seen the Schiit magni, modi amp and dac? $99 each.

I do not believe the Bravo Audio V3 is portable, as it's AC powered, not battery powered.

post #7 of 9

Get the Sennheiser HD 25-1 II

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Forget about a 'portable tube amp'.  Running tubes at the voltages required for a portable amp is pointless.

 

The cheap and easy solution would be to get a Fiio E11.  Drives the 250 ohm DT990s easily to skull crushing volumes and sounds very good.  That's what I use daily with mt Dt990s.

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