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post #16 of 21
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Quick update - I received my pair of DT990s, and they work fine without an amp. That said, the sound is extremely thin and lacks any punch, and because I have to drive it at a very high volume, the highs are very fatiguing. I've since ordered my E07k, I'll give another quick update when I get it!

post #17 of 21
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Quick update - I received my pair of DT990s, and they work fine without an amp. That said, the sound is extremely thin and lacks any punch, and because I have to drive it at a very high volume, the highs are very fatiguing. I've since ordered my E07k, I'll give another quick update when I get it!

Ugh, yea that sounds like an underamped Dt 990 please do let us know how you think of it with the amp. It should get much better. And the Amp can EQ those highs down a bit too! 

post #18 of 21
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Quick update - I received my pair of DT990s, and they work fine without an amp. That said, the sound is extremely thin and lacks any punch, and because I have to drive it at a very high volume, the highs are very fatiguing. I've since ordered my E07k, I'll give another quick update when I get it!

If the amp doesn't even that out for you, look at the DT770s. They don't have anywhere near as harsh highs as that. And since you'll already have an amp, the DT770Pro-250 ohms will be pretty affordable. They are a big step up from the ATH-M50 in my opinion. Note that both, being closed, will have a much more "inside your head" soundstage than the DT990 and other open headphones.

 

Also there are some different pads for Grados. You might be able to find some that are in fact comfortable for you and make them worth considering. Grados and DT770s are night and day different.

post #19 of 21
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If the amp doesn't even that out for you, look at the DT770s. They don't have anywhere near as harsh highs as that. And since you'll already have an amp, the DT770Pro-250 ohms will be pretty affordable. They are a big step up from the ATH-M50 in my opinion. Note that both, being closed, will have a much more "inside your head" soundstage than the DT990 and other open headphones.

 

Also there are some different pads for Grados. You might be able to find some that are in fact comfortable for you and make them worth considering. Grados and DT770s are night and day different.

While I haven't heard the DT 770, if you really dislike the DT 990, the Audio Technica A900x Has a simmilar sound to the DT 990, with less highs and a touch more bass. Not to mention they need no amp, but are closed. They are how ever slightly cheaper than the DT 770 which I regratbly haven't heard...

 

Still for closed back headphones the DT 770 are a good choice, but they have a LOT of competition :3 unlike the Dt 990, which is imo one of the best for the price you can get!

 

But the amp should make a big differance. I've noticed most onBoard PC sound cards are already tinny and very shrill, the DT 990 emphasis that, also make sure your at LEAST listening to 320 kbs flacs. When you compress music, and listen to compressed music such as youTube, your music get's a shelf. A cut off point for high freaquanices, and what this means for you is the DT 990 will reveal that shelf... meaning your Sub Par quality music will sound well as bad as it really is... the DT 990 are NOT forgiving of poor recordings and compression. How ever, the E07k should help with that a lot! Plus the Eq function can help you fine tune the sound 

post #20 of 21

If OP mosty likes the 990s but finds them too V shaped, the DT880s are similar with a more flat FR curve but otherwise a similar soundstage etc. Also worth looking at.

post #21 of 21
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If OP mosty likes the 990s but finds them too V shaped, the DT880s are similar with a more flat FR curve but otherwise a similar soundstage etc. Also worth looking at.

He wants something like the M50, so chances are it's the Highs that will bother him about the DT 990, the DT 880 may not have enough bass for his tastes. How ever, I went from an XB 700 to an DT 880... so the DT 880s balanced bass presentation won me over! OP may have a simmilar experince 

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