Headphones for a friend :D (recommendation)
Mar 4, 2013 at 3:04 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 10

davidsh

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I have a friend wanting to spent some 100-150$ (max 200) on a headphone (yay!).
 
They'll only be used in his home, unamped. I have a feeling he would want a somewhat neutral, leaning towards warm, headphone.
 
I have suggested him the CAL!'s because he can get them for only 55$, which is a very good price in my country.
 
I have also suggested him the dt-770, which he seem to like based on what I have told him. I am worried if he is gonna run 'em unamped, though.
 
I did also suggest the k701's as a possibility.
 
Anything I missed?
 
Also, would it be acceptable to run the dt770 unamped?
 
Mar 4, 2013 at 3:27 AM Post #2 of 10

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They sound fairly good unamped. The reason why people say that you need an amp for them isn't that they sound terrible without an amp; it's just that they sound much better with an amp and it's a shame to waste that potential. He could get them without the amp for now, and get an amp when he wants an upgrade.
 
Mar 4, 2013 at 4:08 AM Post #3 of 10

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Sure I'll get him lulled into head-fi by letting him try my amps :D
 
Mar 4, 2013 at 9:56 AM Post #5 of 10

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It (HFI-2400) might be a bit expensive, but good suggestion. I have a feeling he is set on the dt-770.
He has heard my HE-500, which he really liked, and I have a feeling he's seeking something similar.
 
Mar 4, 2013 at 2:12 PM Post #6 of 10

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Will the 32 ohm LE version work out better unamped?
 
Mar 4, 2013 at 2:38 PM Post #8 of 10

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As of now, he has placed an order for the dt-770 Limited Edition.
 
Mar 4, 2013 at 3:24 PM Post #9 of 10

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Quote:
As of now, he has placed an order for the dt-770 Limited Edition.

 
Cool. 
I will wait for comments about it once they arrive. Your friend will not be disappointed. 
 
Mar 4, 2013 at 4:02 PM Post #10 of 10

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Sure, at least I'll comment on my listening experience :p
 

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