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post #16 of 26

If you got something like the JDS labs O2 with built in ODAC (http://www.jdslabs.com/item.php?fetchitem=48), or one of the Fiios, the DT990 would be transportable. You couldn't listen to it while walking it around, but you could stuff it into a backpack and listen to it wherever you set up your laptop. In that case, the difference becomes open vs. closed -- you couldn't listen to the DT990s loud around other people. Moderate/background volumes wouldn't bother anybody though. 

post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by Promedeus View Post

So the real question is, the difference in sound quality vs mobility.

Keep in mind that the SQ increase will be from the STX as well. The STX has a much better DAC and headphone amp than typical PC audio.

For the $50 price difference, I say get the STX and the DT990s smily_headphones1.gif
post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post


Keep in mind that the SQ increase will be from the STX as well. The STX has a much better DAC and headphone amp than typical PC audio.

For the $50 price difference, I say get the STX and the DT990s smily_headphones1.gif

+1, you can also grab a Fiio E11 [like $35 used] for driving the DT 990 on the go! 

post #19 of 26
Thread Starter 

Ok I'm leaning towards the DT990s+STX, so I guess that leaves one question remaining for me, what is the affect of impedance on SQ?

 

I understand that impedance dictates the required voltage level to drive the drivers, but how does it affect the SQ output? I also have a minor in Electrical Engineering, so you can get pretty detailed if the explanation permits.

 

I'm asking because the DT990 Pros only come in 250Ohms.

post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by Promedeus View Post

I understand that impedance dictates the required voltage level to drive the drivers, but how does it affect the SQ output? I also have a minor in Electrical Engineering, so you can get pretty detailed if the explanation permits.

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post #21 of 26
Thread Starter 

Thanks guys for all the help!

 

I just ordered a pair of DT990 Pros from amazon for $150 and a Xonar Essence STX for $170.They should be here tomorrow (Amazon prime for students, overnight shipping was only $7.99 for both items)!

 

I'll let you guys know what I think and thanks again for pushing me in the right direction, I almost bought the Momentums (still might for office listening over the summer, that's 8 month from now)!

post #22 of 26
Congrats! That should sound awesome. biggrin.gif

Know that many people use the Uni Xonar Drivers over the one supplied by Asus. http://maxedtech.com/asus-xonar-unified-drivers/
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by Promedeus View Post
 

Thanks guys for all the help!

 

I just ordered a pair of DT990 Pros from amazon for $150 and a Xonar Essence STX for $170.They should be here tomorrow (Amazon prime for students, overnight shipping was only $7.99 for both items)!

 

I'll let you guys know what I think and thanks again for pushing me in the right direction, I almost bought the Momentums (still might for office listening over the summer, that's 8 month from now)!


When you install the STX, remember to disable the motherboard's on-board audio, in the BIOS.

Try using Foobar2000 for playing audio files.

post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by Promedeus View Post
 

Thanks guys for all the help!

 

I just ordered a pair of DT990 Pros from amazon for $150 and a Xonar Essence STX for $170.They should be here tomorrow (Amazon prime for students, overnight shipping was only $7.99 for both items)!

 

I'll let you guys know what I think and thanks again for pushing me in the right direction, I almost bought the Momentums (still might for office listening over the summer, that's 8 month from now)!

 

 

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When you install the STX, remember to disable the motherboard's on-board audio, in the BIOS.

Try using Foobar2000 for playing audio files.

agree'd

 

and WOW you k now I have Amazon Prime for students, I never knew Over Night was that cheap! Too bad I rarely order anything from Amazon outside of text books xD 

post #25 of 26
Thread Starter 

Hey guys! 

 

My headphones and soundcard got here. I've been too busy all day to get around to using them, that is until now! 

 

They sound awesome! I can actually hear details in songs that I couldn't before!

 

Thanks so much for your help guys!

 

:beyersmile:

post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by Promedeus View Post
 

Hey guys! 

 

My headphones and soundcard got here. I've been too busy all day to get around to using them, that is until now! 

 

They sound awesome! I can actually hear details in songs that I couldn't before!

 

Thanks so much for your help guys!

 

:beyersmile:

Hey! I'm happy to hear that you'r enjoying it! 

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