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Hey, I just ordered a pair of "Beyerdynamic dt770 80 ohm" and everyone said I needed a amplifer for them, They recommended the Fiio "E11" and atm I haven't used it yet since the Headphones haven't come yet, Did I do the wrong choice, Maybe I missunderstood and it was ment for Iphones and Media Players. And you can't use it while charging it, Now Im gonna have it plugged into my computer all the time. Are there any better options or is E11 the way to go? I do not have a sound card no the computer, Im using a "Gigabyte X58-USB3" 

 

Thanks in advance!

Sincerly a worried man.

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Hey, I just ordered a pair of "Beyerdynamic dt770 80 ohm" and everyone said I needed a amplifer for them, They recommended the Fiio "E11" and atm I haven't used it yet since the Headphones haven't come yet, Did I do the wrong choice, Maybe I missunderstood and it was ment for Iphones and Media Players. And you can't use it while charging it, Now Im gonna have it plugged into my computer all the time. Are there any better options or is E11 the way to go? I do not have a sound card no the computer, Im using a "Gigabyte X58-USB3" 

 

Thanks in advance!

Sincerly a worried man.


Go out and for around $30 buy one of the Xonar DG series sound cards at any consumer electronics store within driving distance.

 

It has a built in headphone amp that will drive your DT770s nicely (I own both).

 

They will sound good without the card, but you will probably have to turn them up a bit more than you're used to.  With the DG, you can set the headphone amp to "Extreme" mode, meant for > 64 Ohm headphones (but apparently < 150 Ohm) and you will definitely notice the difference.

 

Yes, there are better amps that you could use; but the DG is cheap enough for a start.  You can always save up for something better in the future.


Edited by liquidzoo - 2/1/13 at 6:47am
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Sounds good too me! Is it the quality that increases with this inbuilt amp?
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Sounds good too me! Is it the quality that increases with this inbuilt amp?

The inbuilt amp will drive them to their full potential, so yes the sound quality will increase. I notice a huge difference when I run my DTs with my Xonar card compared to running them with my Android phone.

I bought a Fiio E6 recently to help when I'm on the go. Haven't tried it out yet, though.
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