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what amp fits the BeyerDynamic DT-770 Pro 250 Ohm best?

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Hello y'all,

I own a 770 Pro 250 Ohm for a few months now, and I am still very content with it.
At the moment I am using a FiiO E6 (from DealExtreme, so... yeah...no.)

I think it is time for an upgrade.

So, I would like to buy a fitting desktop amp, my budget is $200.

I already have viewed some other threads on this forum and others, and I saw that these amps were recommended:

 

 - The c421 which is discontinued for whatever reason, but has a replacement, the c5 http://www.jdslabs.com/item.php?fetchitem=70

 - The FiiO E09K http://www.fiio.com.cn/products/index.aspx?ID=100000017625376&MenuID=105026003

 - The FiiO E17 http://www.fiio.com.cn/products/index.aspx?ID=100000014895351&MenuID=105026002

 

It's not that I want to choose between these three, maybe you know a better one for the money/situation.

So, can you help me find one?

 

Thank you!

post #2 of 32

What sources are the DAC and amp going to be plugged into?

Is this setup just for music? movies? gaming?

post #3 of 32
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What sources are the DAC and amp going to be plugged into?

Is this setup just for music? movies? gaming?

 

I have already bought this DAC: http://hifimediy.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=107

Did I do good?

 

Quick question, does an amp just increase the overal volume or does it more?

If it just increases the overal volume, then I don't need an amp.

 

I will only use my pc as a source, and it will be used for music, movies and gaming. But an amp 'specialized' for music is preferred.

post #4 of 32

Schiit Magni headphone amplifier, $99.

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I have already bought this DAC: http://hifimediy.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=107

Did I do good?

 

Quick question, does an amp just increase the overal volume or does it more?

If it just increases the overal volume, then I don't need an amp.

 

Besides increasing volume, it also adds refinement and clarity. 

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Schiit Magni headphone amplifier, $99.

Okay, I see that there are a total of three inputs in the Magni, one for the headphones, and two for the inputs. Sadly, I don't have a output source for left and right, just one. How can I connect it then? Do I have to buy some sort of reversed audio splitter?

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Okay, I see that there are a total of three inputs in the Magni, one for the headphones, and two for the inputs. Sadly, I don't have a output source for left and right, just one. How can I connect it then? Do I have to buy some sort of reversed audio splitter?


You use a 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini-jack to RCA (red/white) cable, from the Hifiman's 3.5mm output jack to the input RCAs (red/white) on the back of the Magni.

So the Hifiman's 3.5mm (female) jack is a 2-channel output and the Magni has two single channel RCA inputs (two RCA inputs equals 2-channels).

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You use a 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini-jack to RCA (red/white) cable, from the Hifiman's 3.5mm output jack to the input RCAs (red/white) on the back of the Magni.

So the Hifiman's 3.5mm (female) jack is a 2-channel output and the Magni has two single channel RCA inputs (two RCA inputs equals 2-channels).

I'm not sure that I understand what you mean with the Hifiman's output jack. The audio comes from my PC, 3.5mm female. So I would need a 3.5mm male to RCAx2 male, right?

Thanks for your help so far by the way, I really appreciate it!

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I'm not sure that I understand what you mean with the Hifiman's output jack. The audio comes from my PC, 3.5mm female. So I would need a 3.5mm male to RCAx2 male, right?

Thanks for your help so far by the way, I really appreciate it!

A 3.5mm male to RCAX2 male, correct.

post #10 of 32
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A 3.5mm male to RCAX2 male, correct.
Probably my last question: can you recommend a good manufacturer for audiocables?
post #11 of 32
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Probably my last question: can you recommend a good manufacturer for audiocables?

I prefer lowing costing no name cables.

The most will spend on a cable is at Monoprice, for their "Premium" cables.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10218&cs_id=1021815&p_id=5596&seq=1&format=2

post #12 of 32

could these play well with a mp3?i m going to buy the sansa clip + but can it support them?

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May I jump in this thread to ask a similar question - I'm in a position to get 770s 250ohm very cheap, but I also need a non-portable USB amp/dac for them, if possible around $200.

Which one would you recommend ?

There's a Nuforce uDAC-3 in a local shop for $170, but some say it's too weak for 250ohm version?

What would you suggest ?

post #14 of 32

If you're interested at all in trying out an entry level tube amp then I would highly recommend the Little Dot MKII.  I think it's around $169 with shipping.  I have Senn HD650's and the beyer dt770's and I love listening to them through the little dot.  I tend to like a little bit warmer, more musical sound, and the Little Dot is perfect for that.

 

Would definitely highly recommend!

post #15 of 32
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May I jump in this thread to ask a similar question - I'm in a position to get 770s 250ohm very cheap, but I also need a non-portable USB amp/dac for them, if possible around $200.

Which one would you recommend ?

There's a Nuforce uDAC-3 in a local shop for $170, but some say it's too weak for 250ohm version?

What would you suggest ?

It's really hard to beat the Schiit Magni/Modi combo for that price.

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