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post #16 of 29
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To get the most out of the vali you might want to step it up a little. Like akg k7xx, dt880, dt990, hd600 etc..

I'm guessing the 600 ohm 990's are your suggestion? And that's something that's been bugging me, I feel like I could probably drive a higher quality headphone than any of the 5x8 series with either of those amps (Magni or Vali). Does anyone else think I should just save a little while longer and upgrade to a better headphone? I see a lot of people saying that it's much more expensive to creep up in audio quality rather than just make a jump right away. I'd probably be looking at the 600's or 650's, I trust Senns to be good quality. But if you think there's a cheaper set that have the same performance as the 6x0 series, then I'd love to hear it. Sonically, what's the difference between a 650 and a dt990?

post #17 of 29
What do you want (sonically) and what do you listen to? 150$ dt990 seems like a very good price to me..
post #18 of 29
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What do you want (sonically) and what do you listen to? 150$ dt990 seems like a very good price to me..

np, the DT 990 Pro 250 ohm. DO NOT buy a 600 ohm Beyer unless you are pairing it with a HIGH POWERED amp, such as any balanced amp or a OTl Tube

 

for $150 the DT  990 Pro 250 Ohm is a great headphone, and the Vali Modi will drive it nicely :3, I used an oDac with mine for a while 

post #19 of 29
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What do you want (sonically) and what do you listen to? 150$ dt990 seems like a very good price to me..

I listen to anything but country. Mainly, though, I listen to R&B, new wave rap, and indie rock (Black Keys type stuff). I usually look for a pretty clear sound, I like detail. Punchy bass, but nothing that takes away from hearing the mids and highs of a song. And I've never had a Beyer before, do they generally have a different sound signature than Senns? I know sennheiser is usually known for uncolored music with maybe a slight emphasis on bass

post #20 of 29
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I listen to anything but country. Mainly, though, I listen to R&B, new wave rap, and indie rock (Black Keys type stuff). I usually look for a pretty clear sound, I like detail. Punchy bass, but nothing that takes away from hearing the mids and highs of a song. And I've never had a Beyer before, do they generally have a different sound signature than Senns? I know sennheiser is usually known for uncolored music with maybe a slight emphasis on bass

yeap the DT 990 is your can, Beyer DYanmic is know for tight bass, very real mids and a touch of sparkle in the treble! 

 

I think you will really enjoy it :D while the Senns may have a little thicker mids, the DT 990 has a more spacious sound. Plus with the Vali I really REALLY think you will love your dt 990, plus it's uber comfy 

post #21 of 29
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yeap the DT 990 is your can, Beyer DYanmic is know for tight bass, very real mids and a touch of sparkle in the treble! 

 

I think you will really enjoy it :D while the Senns may have a little thicker mids, the DT 990 has a more spacious sound. Plus with the Vali I really REALLY think you will love your dt 990, plus it's uber comfy 

Alright, awesome! Looks like I'll be venturing into new territory soon. One last thing: What is the difference between the 990 Pro and the 990 Premium? There's about a $70 difference on Amazon, but I'm not sure if the jump to the Premium will be worth it.

post #22 of 29
Go for the cheapest one.. Personally I don't really like the beyers too much but we are all different. Be aware that the dt990 isn't neutral. It's v-shaped and fun. If you want neutral consider hd600.
post #23 of 29
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Go for the cheapest one.. Personally I don't really like the beyers too much but we are all different. Be aware that the dt990 isn't neutral. It's v-shaped and fun. If you want neutral consider hd600.

Anything else neutral that sounds good but is a little less than the 600's? If I do decide to go with a neutral sound they might be a little out of my price range.

post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

Go for the cheapest one.. Personally I don't really like the beyers too much but we are all different. Be aware that the dt990 isn't neutral. It's v-shaped and fun. If you want neutral consider hd600.

 

This. cross the dt990 out of your list cause they are not neutral! Consider the dt880 instead. There's also the akg q701 or k701/k702 (anniversary).

post #25 of 29
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This. cross the dt990 out of your list cause they are not neutral! Consider the dt880 instead. There's also the akg q701 or k701/k702 (anniversary).

The HD 600 is neutral but too dark an slow imo 

 

but yea the DT 990 is a little fun, how ever the Vali really helps smooth out that V

 

the DT 880 ofc is a another good one! 

post #26 of 29
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Ugh. I really wish there was a place for me to listen to all of these. I don't live anywhere that I could get to one of the meets. Thanks for the help though guys, I've got a lot to think about now!

post #27 of 29

Headphones: Martin Logan Mikros 90 closed portables.

post #28 of 29

if you're unsure, get the dt880.

 

Between the hd600, akg701, and the dt880, the dt880 tends to be the least polarizing. As in, the people who gets the beyerdynamics are less likely to return it than the other two.

post #29 of 29
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if you're unsure, get the dt880.

 

Between the hd600, akg701, and the dt880, the dt880 tends to be the least polarizing. As in, the people who gets the beyerdynamics are less likely to return it than the other two.

Yeap. that and the DT 880 is uber comfy 

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