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post #16 of 36
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Originally Posted by Me x3 View Post

Hi,

32 Ohm versions of DT headphones are probably not the best deal, specially if you will also buy an amp. Go with a higher impedance version.

DT880 are quite light when we talk about bass and won't fit the genre very well (imo) (This are neutral headphones with forward mids)

If you want powerful bass, DT770 80 is the way to go, but custom one pros also seem to be a good pick.

E11 will drive 80 and 250Ohm Beyers just fine. E12 is better. For the money you should also consider getting a fiio E07k or E17 (DAC + Amp) instead.

Best Luck!
80ohm 770 would be the best since you're getting an amp
Edited by linglingjr - 11/24/13 at 8:28am
post #17 of 36

I have the DT 770s in 80 Ohm and the E12, I think they're a great combination.. I listen to a lot of trance/industrial and it sounds amazing.. Haven't tried the E11 though.

post #18 of 36
Thread Starter 
Thanks Ashton.

Having listened to all the reviews, my head is telling me this pairing will be suited well. I am still not convinced about the 16 or 32 ohm varieties.

Will the E12 deliver the power I need to amplify the 80ohm version. This is a must as I will be driving them from a Sansa Clip+ portable device for hard hitting Trance? I love my Koss Ports Pros, and am willing to part with the money to upgrade, but I want an improvement in sound. I would also like opinions on suitable 3.5mm interconnects if they are worth it before I part with the money.

Please reply soon so I can purchase and finally reap the rewards!

Thanks
post #19 of 36
Thread Starter 
Is anyone able to help with an answer on my last post please?
post #20 of 36
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 Will the E12 deliver the power I need to amplify the 80ohm version?

Yes, of course.

post #21 of 36
Thread Starter 
I have just auditioned the ATH M50 today, and although I loved the sound, it was a little harsh I found at the top end. I know these are compared close to the DT770 80 ohm, but would the Beyers warm the sound with a slightly more emphasis on the bass? Also, will a Fiio E09 Desktop amp (without DAC) power the Beyers loud enough rather than an E11 or E12? I will then not have to recharge as they are for home use. I am just trying to find the best HP and amp combination for my type of music, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
post #22 of 36
Thread Starter 
Can anyone help please?
post #23 of 36

Beyerdynamic DT770 80 Ohms are pretty easy to drive. I don't get your point trying to find the most powerful amplifier. All the amps you've listed can properly drive those headphones.


Just in case you didn't know: listening to music at high volumes can cause serious hearing troubles, that can persist all life long.

 

Beyerdynamics are not dark sounding headphones and sibilance is most of the times on the recordings. Low quality recordings (most of the times modern recordings) tend to be over bright, ultra compressed with low dynamic range. Choosing good quality recordings and files will fix your trouble with sibilance and harshness.

 

If you prefer just to don't care about the quality of your recordings and files, you should consider getting a darker sounding and most forgiving headphone, like V-Moda M100, B&W P5, Philips Fidelio, etc.

 

Or getting DT770 80 Ohm and use EQ to get down the highs a few dBs.

post #24 of 36
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the information. I am not after the loudest amp, just one that will drive the Beyers with ease as there a lot of threads about this issue. I also wanted to find the best HP amp pairing for my budget. I play 320kbps files and want them to sound a little less harsh than the M50s. If anyone could tell me the differences in sound between the Beyer 770s and M50s, and which would be suitable for EDM it would be most helpful.

Thanks again
post #25 of 36
Thread Starter 
Forgot to mention. I think I will be pairing either one with fiio E09K desktop amp. PLEASE can someone help?
post #26 of 36

I can't find a similar graph comparing DT770 80 Ohm vs ATH-M50, but as far as what we can see in this graph DT770 has much more treble energy than M50s

post #27 of 36

Here you can see a graph comparing M50s with a darker sounding headphone (Focal Spirit One)

 

 

Best Luck!

post #28 of 36
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your reply. I will order the Beyers then with the Fiio EO9k. All things considered I think this is the best option. Unless anyone can convince me otherwise?
post #29 of 36
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Originally Posted by LunarBear View Post
 

Yes, the LCD-2 seems to be the perfect headphone for me, but it's really out of my price range at the moment. Here in Europe I couldn't find them (new) at less than 995 EUR, which would be 1,340 USD!

 

I looked a bit more into good electro headphones and the HiFiMan HE-400 seems to be a really great choice for 360 EUR (= 485 USD - I know it's cheaper in the US, ~400 USD...) for an "in between" headphones pair. When I'll have enough money I'll probably upgrade to the LCD-2.

 

Thanks for the amp recommendation though, I'll look into it!

I'd go the HE 400 in a heart beat. Great can for anything even closely related to Dance House! 

 

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Originally Posted by TRANCEJUNKIE View Post

I am sold on the Beyerdynamic brand but am at a loss for which one. I have narrowed it down to:

DT770 80 ohm
DT770 32 ohm
DT880 32 ohm
Custom One Pro

I am tempted with the COP as it has adjustable bass, but I am not still not convinced.

I would like also like to use a Fiio E11 or E12, to improve SQ. Can anyone advise me on which headphone/amp combination would suit trance and electronic music best? Also, the headphones will need to be driven loud from a Sandisk Sansa Clip. I would appreciate your opinions on these headphones, particularly from anyone who has heard them. PLEASE help! I just need to know I have bought the right setup.

Thanks in anticipation.

I see you chose the Dt 770 Pro 80

 

You do NOT NEED the E09k. I would honestly go with the E07k or E17. The DT 770 Pro 80 do not need a powerful amp.

 

In addition, getting a PC dac and Amp combo would be your best bet for sound, additionally the E07k and E17 have Treble and bass controls!  So you can adjust acordingly. Lastly, with the E07k and E17 to use the dac you plug it into the USB on ur pc. And a dac... will add detail to use music, and give the amp a cleaner signal to amplifiy... meaning at the end of the day I think the E07k will sound better than the E09K. 

 

I can get more technical if you want, but again. Go for the E07k or E17 with your Beyers and I think you will be very happy :3 

post #30 of 36
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

I see you chose the Dt 770 Pro 80

 

You do NOT NEED the E09k. I would honestly go with the E07k or E17. The DT 770 Pro 80 do not need a powerful amp.

 

In addition, getting a PC dac and Amp combo would be your best bet for sound, additionally the E07k and E17 have Treble and bass controls!  So you can adjust acordingly. Lastly, with the E07k and E17 to use the dac you plug it into the USB on ur pc. And a dac... will add detail to use music, and give the amp a cleaner signal to amplifiy... meaning at the end of the day I think the E07k will sound better than the E09K. 

 

I can get more technical if you want, but again. Go for the E07k or E17 with your Beyers and I think you will be very happy :3 


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Edited by Me x3 - 11/30/13 at 10:52am
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