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post #16 of 23
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The 8400s look pretty nice and he makes them seem pretty stellar - worth $250 at least in his eyes. Will pay more attention to those, plus they have memory foam ear cups and at only $80 that's some ridiculous value. 

How do they compare to the 770 in your opinion? Looked around here and people tend to prefer the beyers. 

Better bass on 770s...better mids/treble on 8400 to my ears.
post #17 of 23
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Better bass on 770s...better mids/treble on 8400 to my ears.

Do you feel that the bass is extremely lacking? I do listen to bass-heavy songs and I like the kick, but that's not all I listen to.

post #18 of 23
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Do you feel that the bass is extremely lacking? I do listen to bass-heavy songs and I like the kick, but that's not all I listen to.

Yes there's a definite difference...pulled the 770s out and compared them with the 8400s. The soundstage is bigger on the 770s as well. I ran them with the e10 since that's amp you're considering. The bass switch on the e10 does a good job augmenting the bass enough to make Hip Hop enjoyable...but it's not like the 770s!
post #19 of 23
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Yes there's a definite difference...pulled the 770s out and compared them with the 8400s. The soundstage is bigger on the 770s as well. I ran them with the e10 since that's amp you're considering. The bass switch on the e10 does a good job augmenting the bass enough to make Hip Hop enjoyable...but it's not like the 770s!

Did quite a bit of research on this, and the bass on the 8400 is just too underwhelming for my taste in music.

 

Still love the idea of the 770s but now the amp question is getting to me.

post #20 of 23
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Did quite a bit of research on this, and the bass on the 8400 is just too underwhelming for my taste in music.

 

Still love the idea of the 770s but now the amp question is getting to me.

 

Maybe the32 Ohm 770s?  Others suggested in this thread  

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/697308/dt-770-250-ohm-fiio-e11-or-dt-770-32-ohm

 

are the '..Shure Srh-840, Soundmagic HP-100 and AudioTechnica A900x. None of them need extra amplification.'


Edited by GearMe - 1/29/14 at 4:27pm
post #21 of 23

Got Aviators a couple weeks ago for $61 at BestBuy...http://www.bestbuy.com/site/aviator-headphones/2137168.p?id=1218311132548&skuId=2137168&st=aviators&cp=1&lp=1

 

Comparing them to the 770s and the 8400s, they're a pretty good compromise; more engaging than the 8400s but with nice clarity; not as much bass as the 770s but still fun.

Also, they work just fine off my phone.  That said, not sure I'd wear them in public and they aren't as well built as the others.

 

Also, there are some comparison threads - m50, aviator, V6, etc. with some 8400 comments thrown in.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/635426/aviator-mdr-v6-or-m50

http://www.head-fi.org/t/573363/skullcandy-aviators-vs-ath-m50

plus many more


Edited by GearMe - 2/2/14 at 6:31am
post #22 of 23
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Got Aviators a couple weeks ago for $61 at BestBuy...http://www.bestbuy.com/site/aviator-headphones/2137168.p?id=1218311132548&skuId=2137168&st=aviators&cp=1&lp=1

 

Comparing them to the 770s and the 8400s, they're a pretty good compromise; more engaging than the 8400s but with nice clarity; not as much bass as the 770s but still fun.

Also, they work just fine off my phone.  That said, not sure I'd wear them in public and they aren't as well built as the others.

 

Also, there are some comparison threads - m50, aviator, V6, etc. with some 8400 comments thrown in.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/635426/aviator-mdr-v6-or-m50

http://www.head-fi.org/t/573363/skullcandy-aviators-vs-ath-m50

plus many more

People seem to like the aviators, but I just think they look fragile - not sure if there's a better way to put it. 

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Maybe the32 Ohm 770s?  Others suggested in this thread  

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/697308/dt-770-250-ohm-fiio-e11-or-dt-770-32-ohm

 

are the '..Shure Srh-840, Soundmagic HP-100 and AudioTechnica A900x. None of them need extra amplification.'

Supposedly the HP100's benefit with amping from the research I've done on them, and (In my opinion) look aesthetically better than the 770s. The 

840s don't have enough bass for my taste, and I hear people have problems with the wings on the A900x, but I'm currently looking into these a bit more.

 

Thanks for the input!

post #23 of 23
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Well, I decided to go ahead and get the Beyer DT 770 250 ohms from B&H a few days ago.

 

The plan is to try them out (without an amp, however) and see how they sound. I have 30 days to really test them out. Regardless, probably need to make a decision on the amp within the next week to try it out with the new cans. It will probably end up being the O2 (without the DAC, not too happy about that) or the FiiO E07k. The only think I don't love about the Beyers is just that they flat out don't look great. 

 

Pretty excited though since this is my first set of mid-fi headphones. 

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