After lurking in Head-fi for quite a while, I upgraded from Sennheiser HD555 to Beyer DT770 80 ohm. While I liked my Sennheisers, they weren't really good for listening to rock/metal. I think I moved away from listening to rock/metal to other genres simply due to the Sennheisers. So I bought the DT 770 to compensate where the Sennheisers lacked. However, the DT770 really lack at where the sennheisers shine.
While I like the bass of the DT 770s and its warm signature (after some equalizing) and don't mind some coloring, the mids are severely lacking in my opinion. They sound hollow and it feels like they are not reproducing all of the music. I have been driving the headphones through my Hp envy laptop and my smartphone and the loudness is more than enough. Due to the differing opinions about the necessity of dac/amps in head-fi, I can't tell if dac/amp is going to make any difference.
So, audio enthusiasts of Head-fi, do you suggest giving amp/dac a try or get a different pair of headphones? Is amp going to make the sound a tad brighter/fuller or at least bring out the mids? I am looking towards the open DT990 if I return my current pair.
Edit: for anybody stumbling on this thread, please ignore my comments about the dt770 severely lacking mids if you are considering buying them. It might have more to do with dt770 being closed headphones than they actually lacking the mids. Also, I do not have ears good enough to tell anything more than the obvious differences.
Edited by charoze - 10/29/13 at 8:59pm