Hello everyone, and let me thank you in advance for you help. I recently purchased the DT 770 Pro/80 as my first pair of non 7-11 purchased headphones. I would like to use them mainly for portable use around my house and running errands, as well as long trips and flights. My main source will be a samsung galaxy s3. It is the US version(no Wolfson chip). I will also be using them out of a hp pavilian entertainment pc some of the time at home. I contain most of my music on google music right now because of convenience, but I could throw them all on a first generation ipod touch if I needed to for better sound. I would like to avoid this if possible.
I am not picky when it comes to sound, but I'll try to explain what I'm hearing now, compared to what I would like to hear. Currently, I am using them with my Galaxy S3 and a fiio e6 amp. I know this is not an optimal setup for these headphones, but it's what I have for the time being. For me, it provides plenty of volume, and plenty of bass, so that is not the problem. My problem is that on some songs the bass sounds uncontrolled and muddy, and there is a noticeable buzz when really strong bass lines kick in. I'm not playing them at extreme levels or anything and this seems to be happening regardless of the bass setting or the volume setting that I am using. I am also getting a very small amount of noise in between tracks, and sometimes during specific tracks. It sounds like a faint hissing noise. I listen to mostly hip hop, rap, reggae, and some older alternative. If I could eliminate these issues I would be in listening heaven because these things are seriously comfortable!!
Due to my budget. I simply can't afford the fiio e17 right now, so I am looking at the e7 and the e11. I would look at anything in the same general price range as those two options. If there simply isn't anything in this price range, I would consider returning the headphones and getting a pair that is easier to power. These were at the top end of my price range, so I could go with a slightly cheaper headphone with a better amp if need be. Do I need a dac to make my music sound more natural with the Galaxy S3? I guess that's what I'm having trouble understand more than anything else. Also, I only have about 20 hours on them to date if that makes a difference. Thanks again!