1. WiL11o6

    I have a budget Denon 1611 receiver - Do I need an amp/dac?

    I want to throw some money at a pair of headphones, and maybe a headphone amp/dac if it will improve the SQ vs the amp/dac from the receiver. I have a 5.1 setup at the moment connected to my Denon via optical into my PC which I use for gaming/music. It consists of Energy RC-10s, Minis, and an...
  2. xnor

    Headphones sensitivity, impedance, required V/I/P, amplifier gain

    The following table is based on measurements, not manufacturer specs.   Target SPL is 110 dB SPL. The source is assumed to output 2 V. The amp is assumed to be a voltage source (0 ohm output impedance). Voltage, current, power are RMS figures.   What do the columns mean? S@1V is the...
  3. Almost Tactful

    Have Been Rocking Some 250OHM DT770's - Love Them But Looking For More

    Hey everyone, I've been using a pair of DT770's like the title says and I started on a PA2v2 amp, and moved over to my Sony DG800 as my amp for now. I'm looking at picking up a Schiit Valhalla and another set of cans. I love my 770's but I'm looking for more low end, they need to be a closed can...
  4. N9ne

    Under $200 over ear headphones

    i'm looking for some over ear headphones for under or just over the $200 dollar mark, i'd be using it mostly with my desktop and ipod i listen to rap most of the time but i also listen to some classical music. prefer a pair that doesnt need an amp but i might consider getting one any...
  5. trentrosa

    Some setup advice or recommendations wanted!

    Hi Head-Fi :)   First I would like to thank you all for your advice and knowledge. This website has helped me make excellent and comfortable decisions.   After plenty of research I have concluded that I wish to purchase a pair of dt 770 pro 250 ohm cans. I plan on pairing them with a...
  6. chewynuts

    Looking for Headphones equally good for Gaming and Music

    Hi Guys,   I live in a college dorm and need some advice on which headphones to buy for late night gaming. Read the entire list of reviews here and still can't make up my mind; I have some very specific requirements for this pair of headphones. Let me share my background to give you an...
  7. skaurus

    Closed headphones with neutral sound - advice needed

    Hi!   I'm looking for a new headphones; they should be closed and I would like neutral/balanced ones, just because I'm that kind of person :-) Also they should be comfortable enough to wear them for say 4-5 hours without significant discomfort (more is better). Price limit is $400.  ...
  8. kiikasi

    Eerily amazing-sounding DT 770 PRO 250 ohm (Must read)

    Now. This is all going to sound a bit crazy, so bear with me, alright? I just yesterday picked up a pair of DT 770 PROs. These are in fact my second pair of them as I had returned them well in the past. They are a very "fun" sounding headphone with great bass, but a kind of "closed" or "cupped"...
  9. adamCCC

    Approx 3 week old Beyer DT770 PRO - Seem a bit damaged, should I send back?

    Hello,   As title says, I've only had these for a few weeks.  I noticed a section of the earcups was sort of hanging off,  does this normally happen?  Can i expect it to get worse?   Please see pics.   Thanks  ...
  10. jpongin

    Questions About How To Choose Good Headphones

    Hi, I'm in the market for good headphones + DAC / amp with about a $700-$800 total budget.   My source will mainly be from a Macbook Pro (late 2011) w/ lossy streaming @ 320 Kbps (Spotify).  I still want it to sound good with FLAC files.  I listen mostly to rock, jazz, classical, hip hop...
  11. DRuM

    DT770 80 or 250 ohm?

    I'm pretty much about to pull the trigger on a pair of DT770 mostly to use with my laptop. I just really fancy a pair as an alternative to my Sennheiser HD 580.   Will the 80ohm be enough, or get the 250 ohm and buy a Fiio portable headphone amp for it?
  12. Minstrel59

    Female voice and piano? Closed back up to £375

    How do these 3 headphones seem to respond to the challenge of: Portray convincingly real female voice and piano? Warm with a soft treble? Shure SRH1540 Shure SRH940 Beyer DT 770 250 ohm Please suggest any other headphones that might be better suited for the: Low volume needed playing...
  13. Fballboy23

    Upgrade Time. $300~ price range.

  14. MrBKR

    The Multi-Purpose Challenge

    Hi all,   Ok, here is the challenge and the background to my problem.   I need a pair of over-ear headphones that can do 3x jobs well (listed in the order they'll be used for most)...   1. A private monitors for a Roland Drum Kit. (any good headphone with pace and drive should be ok...
  15. trentrosa

    Quality cans for midrange music.

    So, I have recently purchased a pair of Beyerdynamic dt770 pro 250 ohms. I love them, but would really appreciate a pair of headphones that don't mask the midrange frequencies behind bass and treble. I will be using them to listen to my country music collection :D. Yes, I have different tastes...
  16. Virtax

    Closed Gaming/Music Headphones (~200$)

    Hello everybody!   So I have been wondering the Internet for my next headphone purchase, currently I have the SteelSeries Siberia V2 w/ Asus Xonar DG   I am looking for closed (perhaps open if they don't leak sound) gaming and music headphones, sound proof leaking is really important to...
  17. pokepim

    Balanced headphones.

    Hello, so I'm buying a present for my friend that would be a pair of headphones. I'm looking for decent priced (up to 200$), balanced headphones. He mainly listnes to folklore, classical, sometimes rap, a bit of rock (not much though). So he isnt woompy boompy bass fan. What kind of headphones...
  18. Kalavere

    DT 770 Pro Vs. Errr, DT 770 Pro?

    Hey guys, I am looking for a pair of DT 770's, mostly for gaming and media. I have found two pairs, besides the resistance of the 'phones (one is 80Ω the other is 250Ω), are they identical?         The pair on the left are £20 cheaper than the pair on the right, I was wondering if they...
  19. kurd

    Few headphones and a budget

    So I wanted to buy an ATH-M50, but it seems the prices here in the Netherlands for those headphones are a lot higher than in America. The price is about 180, for 10 euros more I could get the Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro. And for 80-100 euros less, I can get the AGK K-240 MKII (so 80-100 euros...
  20. gabru678

    How to move on and up from ATH-M50's?

    I have a pair of ATH-M50’s that I have had for about 1.75 years now and would now like to pick a new pair.  I have been out of the Head-Fi loop for a little while now and am now interested in getting in and getting something new again.   I would like to keep the budget under $250 and like to...
  21. L7D4N

    Assistance in picking a suitable pair of Headphones

    Hello Head-Fi!   I've been a long time lurker, but recently joined the Forum to see if I could get assistance in selecting the best suited pair of Headphones for my Setup.   I will be purchasing a Schiit Magni Amplifier in the upcoming days, and have drilled down to the following...
  22. Rayz

    Is it just me or the SteelSeries Siebra V2 are PRETTY good?

    Don't kill me, but I got those for a test and I really impressed, especially of a headset phones. Look, they may have a little bit too much low-end, and the bass singature overally not that good, but it's bass is detailed and deep. Also the mid and the highs are amazing and really detailed. I...
  23. ggpops

    My best gaming headphone

    When I say gaming headphone, I don't mean that I want a mic, volume control or any other external feature. I want a can with mostly linear bass extension - flat sub bass that doesn't recess with midbass that doesn't interfere with male vocals. I also want imaging that allows me to accurately...
  24. tommytannoy

    Driving DT770 with a personal recorder

    Hello! Looking to buy some DT770s in 250 ohm versions for home use with a DAC but also for recording radio interviews primarily from a Roland Wave recorder and sometimes from a larger Zoom recorder. Sound doesn't need to be that loud for the recordings but can these recorders drive the...
  25. HalalCadmium

    DT770 250ohm + Fiio E12, do I need a DAC?

    I currently have a DT770 250ohm (with no amp) that I plug into my 13'' Retina MacBook Pro. I'm planning on getting the Fiio E12 amp. Is it necessary/recommended that I eventually buy a DAC as well?   Or would I be better off getting an amp/DAC combo like the Fiio E17 or Fiio E07k?   Thanks