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Good pairing with Schiit Valhalla and Gama 2 DAC?

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If you read my other post, then you know I'm very happy with my Beyerdynamic DT-880 250 ohm, Schiit Vali and, Fiio D03K DAC setup. They go amazingly well with the electronic music I listen to. I used to think my Audio-Techinica ATH-M50 sounded great with my MacBook Pro, but now I see the light with my new setup. I'm wowed and have the bug. I just bought a Schiit Valhalla and ordered a kit to build a Gamma 2 DAC. I also want to upgrade my headphones. I understand the Beyerdynamic DT-880 are very neutral, so I'm looking for something that matches my new amp and DAC which compliments the DT-880 but adds musicality.

I'm considering planar cans like Hifiman HE-400 or HE-500. I read good things about Beyerdynamic T-90 and T-1. I.m also considering Sennheiser HD-650, HD-700, and HD-800. I'd love to see recommendations with my amp/DAC setup for my musical interests.

Thank you in advance for your recommendation. I'm also happy to hear about recommendations of cans not on my list.

-Robert
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Orthos are out of the question with the Valhalla. It doesn't have the current needed to drive them. I would go for the HD600/650 (which ever you prefer between the 2) or if you have the cash, HD800. These might not be the best for electronic music though. The Valhalla limits what you can get. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
Edited by Radioking59 - 1/9/14 at 11:25pm
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OK, then the Hifiman option is out. What about the high impedance Beyerdynamic like DT-990 600 ohm, DT-880 600 ohm, T-90, or T-1? Any other recommendation on high impedance cans for the Valhalla? I am assuming that high impedance is the way to go with the Valhalla since its an OTL tube amp.

-Robert
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