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DT 440 or DT 990 Pro 250Ohm unamped?

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Hello, so could you please tell me which one sound better if i will not use an amp ? DT 440 (unamped) or DT 990 Pro 250Ohm (unamped) ? In my country (czech republic) they cost DT 440 - 150$ and DT 990 Pro - 185$


Edited by Maker - 1/23/13 at 7:57am
post #2 of 17
Hi!

DT990 250Ohm really need an amp. Although DT990 are the flagship of Beyerdynamic in DT series butmDT880 sound better. Not necessarily need to have $100 amp, FiiO E10/E11 good enough

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Hello, so i was wondering which one is better if i don´t use amp. I was reading a lot about dt 990 and i guess i would need to pay atleast another 100$ for amp to power them up. There is not a lot reviews about dt 440 but they are well known as 'Underrated Headphones'. So what would you recommend me ?

What source(s) are you planning on plugging the headphones into?

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What source(s) are you planning on plugging the headphones into?

 



steelseries usb soundcard

post #5 of 17
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bump, could you please tell me which one sound better if i will not use an amp? dt440 - dt990 pro 250ohm

post #6 of 17

if you're not using an amp you should keep your phones >= 32ohms.

 

Personally for gaming I really like my Ultrasone HFI-780s, they're pretty efficient and sound decent directly from my iPhone.

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if you're not using an amp you should keep your phones >= 32ohms.

 

Personally for gaming I really like my Ultrasone HFI-780s, they're pretty efficient and sound decent directly from my iPhone.


Currently i have Creative Fatal1ty Headset, and HIFI-780s cost 250$ and they are not even available in my country.

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They are not available in my country --> I don´t want to buy used stuff from amazon

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bump


Maybe if you can give us a list of whats available we can help choose.

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Maybe if you can give us a list of whats available we can help choose.


Well you can check it out here www.heureka.cz , everything up to 185$ (3700Kč) is fine

post #14 of 17

You can consider Sennheiser HD 558.

post #15 of 17

These have 50mm drivers so they're great for gaming due to the added bass.

 

http://sluchatka.heureka.cz/ultrasone-hfi-580/

 

they also don't require much power, they're pretty efficient and low impedance, your sound card should drive them just fine.


Edited by mab1376 - 1/24/13 at 7:00am
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