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New member, just purchased Asus Xonar STX sound card, now need head phones

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Hi,

 

Completely new to this audiophile thing. Did abit of research and purchased a xonar STX sound card. Now im looking to purchase a set of closed headphones worthy of this sound card. Right now i'm using Creative Tactic3d Sigma headset. Its decent overall but I want something with alot more punchy and clean bass. I LOVE BASS.

 

I don't want to spend over 300. I want a headphone that requires AMP because my sound card has an amp and i find it a waste if i just purchased a weak set of head phones.

post #2 of 14

Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80-Ohm closed headphones.

post #3 of 14
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how do these compare to the relatively cheap ath m50?

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how do these compare to the relatively cheap ath-M50?

DT770 Pro 80-Ohm should do everything at least a little better then the ATH-M50s

I do prefer the Beyer DT770 Pro 250-Ohm ($170), over the 80-Ohm.

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Hi, after looking on ebay i found the BeyerDynamic DT990 PREMIUM for $300.

 

These are 600ohm headphones and apparently have awsome clean bass as they are powerful AND open back.

From what i know the higher the OHM the more POWER they have, as for open back apparently the bass is more clean and PUNCHY?

 

 

please correct me if i'm wrong but these seem pretty awsome!

post #6 of 14
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also as i can read from your sig it appears you also have a xonar STX?

however all your beyer headphones are 250ohm versions, why is that? the xonar is capable of 600OHM

post #7 of 14
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just purchased a Beyerdynamic DT 990 Premium 600ohm

 

hopefully this is what i'm looking for.

 

 

Does anyone know how much a headphone like this would sound BEFORE and AFTER being burnt in?

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Just purchased a Beyerdynamic DT 990 Premium 600ohm

Hopefully this is what I'm looking for.

Does anyone know how much a headphone like this would sound BEFORE and AFTER being burnt in?

DT990s are very open headphones.

 

Audio Technica ATH-A900X are closed headphones, they are the ones I like to wear for music.

post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by HappyFunKid View Post

Hi, after looking on ebay i found the BeyerDynamic DT990 PREMIUM for $300.

These are 600ohm headphones and apparently have awsome clean bass as they are powerful AND open back.
From what i know the higher the OHM the more POWER they have, as for open back apparently the bass is more clean and PUNCHY?


please correct me if i'm wrong but these seem pretty awsome!

I've only heard the DT770s and DT880s, but I would think that they could be a good choice *if* you don't need isolation. Open headphones let you hear your environment pretty well, and they let others here what you are hearing (about as well as if headphones are not on your head and playing into the room).

Although for the difference in price, the DT990 Pro 250 ohm version on Amazon seems a much better value.
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wow are they really that loud? i'm ONLY ever going to use them inside my bedroom.

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Wow, are they really that loud? I'm ONLY ever going to use them inside my bedroom.

You'll like the sound of the DT990 Premium 600-Ohm headphones.

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From what i know the higher the OHM the more POWER they have, as for open back apparently the bass is more clean and PUNCHY?

The higher the Ohm (impedance) of the headphones, the harder they are to drive.

post #13 of 14
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but you have a xonar STX and it supports 600ohm

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But you have a xonar STX and it supports 600ohm

Yes, my Essence STX sound card drives my DT880 & DT990 600-Ohm headphones.

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