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Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO! 250 ohm, 32 ohm, or 80 ohms?

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Hey everybody!

 

I was looking at the Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro headphones, but im not sure what ohm to get (im new to this audio quality gig). I will be buying a Fiio E11 poratble amp for my iphone4s. So i want to know what will be best for me? i want a big bass, but with good mids and highs too, because i like to listen to dubstep, rap/hip hop, also a little pop and some tropical music (jimmy buffett ;) ) etc.

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 6

Hi there.

 

First off its probably best to realize now that you cant have everything in one set of headphones.

 

BUT i do recommend DT770 for your music choices, i have them myself.

 

Here is a guide we have all read at some point when considering Beyerdynamic. 

 

Before reading it you should be aware of how minute these differences are.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/513393/guide-sonic-differences-between-dt770-dt990-models-more

 

The main differences to me were dirvability/power/

 

In order of amping with ease:

 

80ohm

32ohm (LE)

minutely more for the 250 ohm

600 ohm (not as hard to drive as you would think, but still needs juice.

 

80 is the only one with a slight design difference and really does sound different. A lot of dubstep and electronica people prefer it, but the mids to my ears are slightly more scooped- they arent in reality its an aural illusion caused by the boated bass frequencies extending beyond the usual DT770 subbass into a more crowded upper bass region. 

 

I went with the 250, its easy enough to drive, had a curly cord, sounded great, and was in stock at my local store when i happened to be in the area looking for headphones a while ago.

 

I have demoed them all several times though. Personally i think the LE is good at lower volumes. At higher volumes when driven enough the higher impedances shine (SLIGHTLY).

 

Get whatever has a good deal on it.

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Originally Posted by footballguy108 View Post

Hey everybody!

 

I was looking at the Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro headphones, but im not sure what ohm to get (im new to this audio quality gig). I will be buying a Fiio E11 poratble amp for my iphone4s. So i want to know what will be best for me? i want a big bass, but with good mids and highs too, because i like to listen to dubstep, rap/hip hop, also a little pop and some tropical music (jimmy buffett ;) ) etc.

 

Thanks!

 

Heya,

 

80ohm is the way to go regardless. Especially considering what you're amping with. Go with higher impedance when you have an amplifier that is better with high impedance loads. For something portable like that, keep it low impedance.

 

Very best,

post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 

thanks for the information!

 

 

i am going for the 80ohms because they are on sale for 180$ at amazon.
 

post #5 of 6

I went with 80ohm also, figured this way I could still use them on my laptop when not using on my amped sources, even if it's not ideal. Better than 250ohm though.

 

$160 shipped via a reputable seller on ebay supposedly 60 day no questions asked return policy. Hopefully I won't need to test that. Should be here any minute! They just came as I was typing!! dt880smile.png


Edited by lenyx - 1/16/13 at 10:42am
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I was googling in order to find out about the differences between the 32 and the 80 models.

 

The reason of my research is that I am happy with my 80ohms model but only if amped.

With my iPhone5 (and also the 4S) I have to turn the volume up to 90% in order to enjoy my beyers at home without using an amp. You have to keep in mind that the internal amplifier of mp3 players and mobile phones, will distort a little bit the sound (especially with bass heavy music) above 90% of volume.

 

Moreover if you are listening in a noisy environment you will need to turn up the volume at 100% for sure.

 

What I am trying to say is that in my opinion the 80ohms model needs to be amped like the 250ohms one. These are both power hungry.

And this is probably the reason for a 32ohms version to exist in the first place, don't you think? ;-)


Edited by Riselie - 3/13/13 at 5:21am
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