Hey guys, so I’ve been thinking of what setup to go for, and I’m having troubles making the proper choices, especially on which pair headphone to go for.
First here is what I’ll be using it for: probably 80% music, but of course for podcasts/some gaming/anime/etc. Basically music and general use, but no mixing or professional use.
As for music, I listen to litteraly anything, but mostly classical and instrumentals ( game/anime/movie OST’s ). I can also listen to rock, pop, jazz, edm, just anything as long as it’s well recorded.
The sound I am looking for though is an emphasis on details, clarity and imaging. I like when the sound is clear and I can pick up and situate every part of it, with a dynamic and immersive sound.
As for my current setup, nowadays I’m only using my HD 558, which I really like, I used to have a K702 that I liked even more, and a A900X that I enjoyed, but not as much.
What I’m looking for right now is an affordable open back ( ~200€ ), that I can run properly now and that can scale well later.
My current Dac/Amp is the small Sabaj da3, which runs Iems in balanced and low impedence cans pretty well. The headphones I’m looking for have to be usable by either the low-power unbalanced port, or the better balanced one and then scale well with my next DAC/amp combo. I like Audio-GD so I plan to get their R2R 11 or NFB 11.38.
So far, after lurking a long time over the same kind of headphones, I’ve settled on 3:
DT 880 600 ohms / HD 6XX / K 7XX
I think I would be pleased with any of these, but I tend to lean more toward the DT 880 ( maybe because I’ve never heard beyer sound ). But then I got 2 issues:
First, I guess it will scale pretty well if I get a proper DAC/amp, but can I power them properly with my current one? Wouldn’t the 250 ohms version be better then, and is it worth going for the 880 if it’s not the 600 ohms version ( hence the 6XX or 7XX being a better choice ) ?
Secondly, is the dt 880 600 ohms good enough as a main headphone? should I instead save up and get the dt1990 later that might be more versatile? ( never seen a proper comparison between the two )
It’s a little long, but to sum it up: how would the DT 880 600 or 250 ohms/ HD 6XX/ K 7XX work with my current and future DAC/amp, and thoughts on DT 880 600ohms vs DT 1990 with my current and future setup also ( I believe the 2 Audio-GDs can handle the highs ) ?