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Dt 770 250 vs dt 990 pro 250 hd 558 vs 598

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I'm looking at the dt 770 250 ohms, dt 990 250 ohm, hd 558, hd 598. I prefer open, but unsure if they will have the bass I want. I listen to every type if music. They are all the same price roughly. I will be pairing the HPs with E11. Coming from M50.
Edited by alterndog - 11/4/13 at 10:28am
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[edited double post]
Edited by alterndog - 11/4/13 at 10:29am
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To me the bass on the HD558 is fine, for me.

But you might as well go for the DT990.

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I have the DT990 pro 250 Ohm and I love them. They are not neutral, they are 'fun' or colored headphones with a spike in both bass and treble. They are open and have one of the largest/widest soundstages in a headphone I have ever heard. I love mine. I typically pair it with my Project Sunrise II tube amp that tames the high treble just a bit which many consider to be a bit fatiguing but even on a SS amp although the treble emphasis is detectable it isn't bothersome to me. I have also auditioned the 770 80ohms and found them enjoyable but I too prefer open cans and much preferred the 990's which have plenty of bass (I am no basshead but there is plenty to be found there)

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Well I also have the re-262 and like their clarity and detail. Will the E11 be able to sufficiently power the dt990 pro 250?
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Well I also have the re-262 and like their clarity and detail. Will the E11 be able to sufficiently power the dt990 pro 250?


The FiiO E11 will drive the DT990 Pro 250-Ohm to a good listening level with the volume knob at around 45%.

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The FiiO E11 will drive the DT990 Pro 250-Ohm to a good listening level with the volume knob at around 45%.


according to Fiio website, the drive ability of E11 is 16 to 150 Ohms. But you mentioned that E11 can drive DT 990 Pro 250 phones. how is it possible? I am trying to understand about different things in this audiophile world. Your answer will be helpful. Thanks

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The FiiO E11 will drive the DT990 Pro 250-Ohm to a good listening level with the volume knob at around 45%.

 

 

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according to Fiio website, the drive ability of E11 is 16 to 150 Ohms. But you mentioned that E11 can drive DT 990 Pro 250 phones. how is it possible? I am trying to understand about different things in this audiophile world. Your answer will be helpful. Thanks

It's possible due to power being more than just what Fiio Says it is

 

the Dt 250 don't need a whole lot of current, since they have a higher Ohm rating, So the E11 [I used an E11 with my Dt 250] works nicely since it has enough volts to reach the desired volume. There is also something called Gain, or the applied multipler of the Voltage? Either way, gain dictates the volts you can drive. Since the E11 has a High Gain feature it has enough voltage to drive teh 250 nicely.

 

When you get into Low Impedance headphones you get into current and that's where amps might start to not operate to well, there is also Sensitivity. Or Efficiany, how well the headphone applies said power 

 

The Dt 990 are sufficently efficent so they utilize the power given to them well enough. I also should mention the Bass Boost on the E11 pairs nice with the DT 990 IF you want even more bass than the DT 990 offer

post #9 of 13
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Bump. Curious if anyone else had any thoughts on these headphones or the ability of the E11 and it's powering capabilities.
post #10 of 13

Hi!

 

Fiio E11 can drive DT990 250 Ohm without any problems.

 

First of all this headphones don't pair well with sibilant recordings, neither with ultra compressed ones.

 

Their bass is full, fast and soft. Sub-bass quantity is not on pair with similarly priced closed headphones.

 

Good recordings sound really nice through this headphones. For compressed, over bright modern recordings or simply sibilant recordings I would look somewhere else.

 

Best Luck!

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I think that the Fiio E11 and DT990 are a good combo. The Dt990 have bright treble but the Fiio amplifiers tend to be warm.

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Will the e11 dampen some of that bright treble? Unfortunately I'm in DC and can't try am out first.
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Will the e11 dampen some of that bright treble? Unfortunately I'm in DC and can't try am out first.

I found that it did, when I used an e11 with my dt 990 pro. Still if you have a LOT of bright comperssed music you may want to try an equalizer as well. I how ever never had any issues with the dt 990 treble. 

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