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Which DT770 version for FiiO E7?

post #1 of 12
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So I've decided to get the DT770s and I'm deciding between the 32 ohm and 250 ohm versions.  I have the FiiO E7.  Is that enough to power the 250 ohm headphone or should I go with the 32?  95% of my listening will be through my laptop so the DAC of the E7 is attractive.

post #2 of 12

Why not the 80 ohm version?  The E7 can drive this version for sure and it's also decent unamped.

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Why not the 80 ohm version?  The E7 can drive this version for sure and it's also decent unamped.

I heard the 80 ohm has slightly more recessed mids/vocals which I'd like to avoid and they weren't in stock from Amazon besides third party. Not a huge deal if those really are the best choice as long as the mids won't be too bad for vocals. Listen mostly to heavier rock but have some soft vocal driven stuff too.
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I heard the 80 ohm has slightly more recessed mids/vocals which I'd like to avoid and they weren't in stock from Amazon besides third party. Not a huge deal if those really are the best choice as long as the mids won't be too bad for vocals. Listen mostly to heavier rock but have some soft vocal driven stuff too.

The mids are a little recessed but I personally didn't find it to be a deal-breaker.  You could always buy them from Amazon to test them out and return them within the 30 day window if you don't like them.  You only lose out on shipping costs which is usually less than $5. 

 

Here's a really detailed review of the Beyer headphones by Zombie_X

http://www.head-fi.org/t/513393/guide-sonic-differences-between-dt770-dt990-models-more

 

He goes into extensive detail about the model differences and impedance difference.  There's also amp suggestions as well.

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The mids are a little recessed but I personally didn't find it to be a deal-breaker.  You could always buy them from Amazon to test them out and return them within the 30 day window if you don't like them.  You only lose out on shipping costs which is usually less than $5. 

 

Here's a really detailed review of the Beyer headphones by Zombie_X

http://www.head-fi.org/t/513393/guide-sonic-differences-between-dt770-dt990-models-more

 

He goes into extensive detail about the model differences and impedance difference.  There's also amp suggestions as well.

 

Interesting thanks.  I was surprised to read he felt the mids on the 80ohm were less recessed than the others while also having more bass.  I like the full sound (I'm PRETTY sure I tested the 32 but it could've been the 80-really wish I checked ugh) and really liked it.  I'll definitely order from amazon and send it back if I'm not satisfied.  I just wish Amazon themselves had the 80 in stock rather than third party sellers.

 

EDIT: I feel like it was probably the 80 ohm as my iPod had to be turned up louder than the M50s by relatively a large amount.  I thought they were really good unamped so I'm excited to hook them up to the E7.  Now I just need to find a decent deal!  Thanks for responding


Edited by PortlandMayFire - 3/12/14 at 1:55pm
post #6 of 12
No problem. Hope you like them!
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No problem. Hope you like them!

 

I wish the 80 ohm had a coiled cord!  Oh well.  Not a deal breaker but I'm not trying to have a long permanent straight cord.

post #8 of 12
Just shorten it by wrapping part of it up near the jack and tying it. I find this more convenient than having to bear the weight of the entire coiled cable.
post #9 of 12
Hey, good luck with your phones, man! I've seen you've been returning headphones and looking for more recommendations on the forums for the past few weeks so I hope you'll be at peace for now, hah.
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Hey, good luck with your phones, man! I've seen you've been returning headphones and looking for more recommendations on the forums for the past few weeks so I hope you'll be at peace for now, hah.

 

Lollll thanks.  It's been quite the process but I think I'll be satisfied... for now. Just wish the 80 ohm 770s had a coiled cord.

post #11 of 12
If you really want the coiled cord then go for the 250 ohm version. I don't think it's that much harder to drive.
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If you really want the coiled cord then go for the 250 ohm version. I don't think it's that much harder to drive.

 

I'll probably end up doing that.  If I find it too hard to drive then I'll return it and swap it out only losing about $5.  While I'm sure there are some differences like the ones from that detailed review but overall I'd expect the sound of the different versions to be pretty similar.

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