Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO - Beyer's open-back mastering headphone
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With the 1990s? No amp/dac at the moment. Just straight out the Mac. I was using a Burson HA-160 with the LCD-2s and other gear in the past. Do you know if the Drop+THX AAA 789 would be a good fit to drive these?
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Trying to start at $1000 between amp/dac. The Emotiva A-100 looks promising and could be a great fit if I buy another pair of headphones. I've been out of the game for a bit so appreciate the help and any suggestions for the DT-1990.

Im very happy with my rme adi 2 along with my 1990 Very clean and precise and gives you the opportunity to use the 1990 like a chameleon with different settings if you are into tweaking settings
 
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Trying to start at $1000 between amp/dac. The Emotiva A-100 looks promising and could be a great fit if I buy another pair of headphones. I've been out of the game for a bit so appreciate the help and any suggestions for the DT-1990.

Im very happy with my rme adi 2 along with my 1990 Very clean and precise and gives you the opportunity to use the 1990 like a chameleon with different settings if you are into tweaking settings

I can just support that, the 1990 + ADI-2 DAC is a very good combination!
 
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With the 1990s? No amp/dac at the moment. Just straight out the Mac. I was using a Burson HA-160 with the LCD-2s and other gear in the past. Do you know if the Drop+THX AAA 789 would be a good fit to drive these?
The 789 is best when used Balanced, and the 1990 aren't. If you want a THX amp with SE output as good as balanced, then look at the SMSL SP200. I use the Schiit Asgard 3 which is an excellent pairing, with the SMSL M300 MKII DAC (AK4497) + FX Audio Tube-01 tube preamp, with Sylvania JAN-CHS-6AK5 tubes.
 
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I know this isn’t driving them as a desktop would but well I was doing some listening while cooking dinner and I am pretty happy.
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I know this isn’t driving them as a desktop would but well I was doing some listening while cooking dinner and I am pretty happy.
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I'd imagine a nice red wine would drive them beautifully, no need for a desktop amp.
 
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I'd imagine a nice red wine would drive them beautifully, no need for a desktop amp.
Yes, a good drink can be the best part of audio gear sometimes
 
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I am running the 1990s with dx7-pro and feliks audio echo. Both do very well, although the echo brings a nice sweetness to these headphones.
 
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This is my best combo; exaSound e32 DAC with DT 1990 Pro (Analytical pads). The e32 DAC handily beat the Benchmark DAC3 L DAC that I had in-house for a couple of weeks. The built-in headphone amp is very clean and shockingly powerful. I normally have the level set for -20 to -30dB. I connected my Hafler HA15 to the e32 XLR outputs using premium professional interconnects and could not tell which amp was playing.
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Since we seem to be sharing setup photos:

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Here we have the Creative G6 as the 7.1 Virtualizer (as needed) -toslink-> SMSL M300 MKII DAC (AK4497) - FX Audio Tube-01 tube preamp with a set of Sylvania JAN-CHS-6AK5 tubes -> Schiit Asgard 3 -> DT-1990 Pro with Dekoni Elite Hybrids (and my EQ to bring them to A pad sound signature)

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hi, the right driver on my dt1990 is failing, can you guys confirm they have the same driver as the dt1770? I want to replace them myself, but the TESLA drivers on beyer's website are listed only for the dt1770 and the Amiron home... if that's the same driver I can get them and replace them right away
 

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