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Will DT 990 Pro 250 ohm run ok on a 150 ohm amplifier?

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by cjunky2, Nov 25, 2012.
  1. Cjunky2
    My soundcard has a built in amp that goes up to 150 ohms. I'm curious because people say beyerdynamic headphones aren't as power hungry as some other headphones.
  2. stv014
    I guess it is a Xonar DG ? In any case, using a more than 150 Ω headphone will not damage anything, it just reduces the maximum loudness you can get without clipping (distorted sound). You should probably just try it and decide yourself whether the card has enough power to drive the headphones at whatever level you prefer, because it is not the same for everyone. If you find it sounds great, and even at a level that is too loud for you the sound is still clean, it is probably OK.
  3. PurpleAngel Contributor
    The Xonar DGX power the DT990s, but your close the Xonar DGX's max volume.
    Adding an external headphone amplifier might give the DT990 Pro 250-Ohm a little more "life" in the audio quality.
    For $50-$65 you can get a simple single tube headphone amplifier, on Amazon or eBay.

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