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dac or amp for my dt990

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Hey guys, i have a question thats been bothering me for the past few days. i have a limited budget and i'm trying to make the best decision possible here.

 

I've read that dt990 has a very clear and sharp sound, and also that dac is all about making the sound more clear and detailed. one thing i know for sure is that i need a good amp to power this headphone ( 250 ohm version ) i can't afford to get both a good dac and a good amp right now.

 

i could get the fiio e07 but the amp wouldn't be enough for this headphone since it maxes on 150 ohm. so i was thinking if dt990 already has a very clear and detailed sound, can i just get the fiio e09 desktop amp and not worry about the dac ?

 

which do you think is the best choice here, fiio e07 which is weaker on amping, or the fiio e09 which doesn't have a dac ? 

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Originally Posted by Negatic View Post
 

Hey guys, i have a question thats been bothering me for the past few days. i have a limited budget and i'm trying to make the best decision possible here.

 

I've read that dt990 has a very clear and sharp sound, and also that dac is all about making the sound more clear and detailed. one thing i know for sure is that i need a good amp to power this headphone ( 250 ohm version ) i can't afford to get both a good dac and a good amp right now.

 

i could get the fiio e07 but the amp wouldn't be enough for this headphone since it maxes on 150 ohm. so i was thinking if dt990 already has a very clear and detailed sound, can i just get the fiio e09 desktop amp and not worry about the dac ?

 

which do you think is the best choice here, fiio e07 which is weaker on amping, or the fiio e09 which doesn't have a dac ? 

What is your budget? Is it $100 or $200 or? If you have $200 you can buy a Schiit Magni and Modi stack. Or you can get a Schiit Magni and Modi used for $125 to $150 with cables and everything. 


Edited by Nhubley - 9/24/14 at 11:34am
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Originally Posted by Negatic View Post
 

Hey guys, i have a question thats been bothering me for the past few days. i have a limited budget and i'm trying to make the best decision possible here.

I've read that dt990 has a very clear and sharp sound, and also that dac is all about making the sound more clear and detailed. one thing i know for sure is that i need a good amp to power this headphone ( 250 ohm version ) i can't afford to get both a good dac and a good amp right now.

i could get the fiio e07 but the amp wouldn't be enough for this headphone since it maxes on 150 ohm. so i was thinking if dt990 already has a very clear and detailed sound, can i just get the fiio e09 desktop amp and not worry about the dac ?

which do you think is the best choice here, fiio e07 which is weaker on amping, or the fiio e09 which doesn't have a dac ? 

 

Get the Audio Technica ATH-AD900X open headphones, they are only 40-Ohm.

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Get the Audio Technica ATH-AD900X open headphones, they are only 40-Ohm.

+1 I agree. 

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