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Help - do I need an amp AND a dac for headphones like the DT770?

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I'm trying to decide between the M50s, DT770s, etc. 

 

The price of the DT770s is really going to mount up if I have to spend 50% of the price of the headphones or more on a DAC and amp etc, so I dunno if that's worth it. I can get the M50s for about $140 on eBay, whereas the DT770s with an amp+DAC like the fiio e10 will cost me about $290 in total. Is it really worth twice the price of the M50s?

 

My PC has a lineout and I don't notice any hissing or electrical noise on my current headphones. I only intend to use the headphones on this PC.

 

Do I need an amp and a DAC? Are there any headphones similar to the quality and price of the DT770s and better than the M50s that don't require an amp?

 

Thanks.


Edited by Sidiun - 8/1/13 at 8:46pm
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I would like to know opinion about that 'cause I might buy these cans for the same purpose!

post #3 of 3

Save a few dollars.

 

Gemini HSR-1000 (Takstar Pro 80), sells on eBay for $50, I paid $68 for mine.

 

Asus Xonar DG (PCI) sound card, $30 and there is a $10 mail in rebate this month.

(comes with a basic headphone amp

 

So, far around a total of $70, you have headphone audio.

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