🔶 Beyerdynamic DT990 600Ω

For the price most likely yes IF I base it off the a90 output but assume closer to balanced performance then yeah it can, but I can’t say anything either since I haven’t actually heard it so idk lol

Not sure unless I’ve heard it. If it’s like any of toppings other amps it would be going for a more linear more reference sound closer to the atom than the liquid spark which sacrifices measurements and numbers for a warmer sound. Knowing topping as well looking at the specs sheet it should be able to power the 600 ohm 990 if 2x 280 mW @300 ohms is as straight forward as it seem.

I know only when the first units go to reviewers we will be able to see how it performs.
I was able to order a liquid spark but due to stock isues it only arrive by the end of augost and if the toopping l30 was a good replacement and pair with the dt990 600ohm i might change (if possible) my order and get the L30 instes of LS.

Personally I actually preferred the liquid spark to the a90 in some ways with an 880 600 if that means anything but idk

Ok guys, i gave up on the líquid Spark :sob:
The delivery date was aimed by the end of september. This due to break of stock (covid).
So, i took a chance and ordered the L30+E30 stack that should arrive in 2 weeks :crossed_fingers:.
I hope i made the right moove and i hope this stack pairs well with the dt990 600ohm. Lets see

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the e30’s warmth should help compensate for whatever the l30 happens to lack

the e30 is warm? Hell I sure don’t notice it… maybe I just haven’t sat down with enough dacs… just sounds neutral and clean to me. If it’s warm thats good to know and would explain why it pairs exceptionally well alongside the spark.

Well, it’s not required to have a spark really anything clean or neutral works good too its that the spark helps roll off that treble so it’s not so sibilant. Though if your like me and don’t have really any particular sensitivity to it you should be just fine. L30 is what appears to be ridiculous in power and E30 is a absolutely incredible Dac. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

Still waiting to be shiped from seller… At this point i don´t know when i will get my hands on L30.
I can´t tell you if i´m that sensitive to silbling or not because DT990 600ohm is my first hifi headphones and L30+E30 will be my first amp+dac… before the DT990 i was using shp9500 straight from pc.
For now the DT990 is pluged to MB and after 1 month the headphone feels and sounds good and promissing and no isues with “Ss” (for now) but i also know that things will change with amp+dac conected so i´m expecting more clarity and presence. Because for now, conected to MB with sound that low, DT900 600ohm feels a regular good headphone.
@Falenkor you can be asure i will post my feels about the L30+E30 stack but i will only compare it to MB performance because thats the only hardware i have an ever owned. The L30+E30+DT990 600ohm is my first (expensive $$$) adventure on hifi audio and gaming audio.

Shipping taking forever per the usual. Still waiting on several items myself. I am sure you will enjoy the setup though. Should be just fine.

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Personally think so, it’s slightly warm and slightly smoother, still pretty clean though

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smooth and clean I definitely agree too. Well alright then. Yeah I will chock that to my less experience with a lot of dacs in that regard then. or maybe I just can’t really hear it

I have a dt 990 600 and a liquid spark. Does the liquid spark fully power the 990 600 ohms?

Would the Asgard 3 power them better and make them sound better at all?

I’m already really happy with the way the 990 and liquid spark combo sounds. I love it. Just kinda a newbie at this stuff and wondering if there would be a performance gain with a stronger amp like the Asgard 3.


The A3 makes a good match with the dt990 600ohm. Sound-wise, If I remember correctly the A3 will have a wider soundstage, more detail, and less warmth than the LS. It is definitely an upgrade. If you plan to get the A3 use it exclusively for a week. At first, It could sound bright, clearer or a little shouty compared to the LS.

Which DAC do you have?

powers it fine, a3 is just an upgrade.

I have a topping d30. So you’re both saying its definitely an upgrade. I know it’s hard to quantify and all very subjective, but would you say like a 5% upgrade, or more like a 10-20%? 5 kind of not being worth it to me, and 10-20 being more worth the 200 bucks.

It would be an upgrade but not that big of an upgrade. The Asgard is a very good amp better than the liquid spark in fact. But if this whole purpose of the Asgard is to power the 990 I don’t think the price justifies the sound improvement your gonna over a spark but if you do plan on upgrading /collecting higher end headphones then a Asgard would be an excellent upgrade from the Spark. The spark is a special amp that pairs particularly well with the 990 due to the sound sig the amp has the Asgard is just a smoother vs competition very high value for the price single ended amp.

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Ok, I’m a somewhat competitive fps gamer, not a pro or a streamer or anything, but I like any advantage I can get. Would the asgard make positional cues, little details, more apparent?

On the flip side, I’m still in the return window for the dt990. So I could return that for $215, not buy the asgard for $200, and buy the dt1990 from thomann for $435, it being 250 ohms and the liquid spark able to drive it much fuller I assume. But I’ve read the dt1990 has a tighter clamp and is heavier, and I’m loving this 990, its about perfect comfort wise for me. I have no gripes with its sound either, my first post was just wondering if a stronger amp would make it sound even better.

I know there’s no exact right answer in this hobby, but if anyone has any other thoughts let me know.

Hell with it, buying the asgard3, future proofs for other headphones…down the rabbit hole.


You shouldn’t regret it. I have an A3 coming to kick a Magni 3 into some other purpose.