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[NCIX] Beyerdynamic DT990 600ohm edition for 279.99$ @NCIX

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[NCIX] Beyerdynamic DT990 600ohm edition for 279.99$ @NCIX

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=81349 ... omoid=1213
Part of their current promo but this is a hot deal.
Beware that you will need an amp to drive those headphones
Wish I didn't get a used pair for 200$ few months ag!o
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What is transparent sound?
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Hello- wrote:
Jul 4th, 2013 2:20 am
What is transparent sound?
Its not a great word to use when your describing headphones. It is referring to these as being "uncoloured". ie. That these faithfully re-produce what the producer of the song wanted without adding extra bass or treble. Not quite true in the case of these, but the bottom line is that these are very good headphones. Worth the money if you have a good soundcard or amp to drive them.
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Gnus wrote:
Jul 4th, 2013 2:20 am
I'm so tempted... but I'll hold off, have too many headphones as is.
Exactly same here. Can I sell u some of my collection ? lol.
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What is transparent sound?
I'm definitely NOT an expert here, but the adjectives "audiophile experts" use when describing headphones is absolutely amazing - sometimes, I cannot stop chuckling at the language they use. Anyway, in this case, I think that "transparent" refers to the open design characteristic of this particular headphone, as opposed to a closed design, which is harder to do right than the open design. If not done right, the closed design can sound like it's coming from a barrel, or something like that. My 2 cents.
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oldpro wrote:
Jul 4th, 2013 3:45 am
I'm definitely NOT an expert here, but the adjectives "audiophile experts" use when describing headphones is absolutely amazing - sometimes, I cannot stop chuckling at the language they use. Anyway, in this case, I think that "transparent" refers to the open design characteristic of this particular headphone, as opposed to a closed design, which is harder to do right than the open design. If not done right, the closed design can sound like it's coming from a barrel, or something like that. My 2 cents.
It doesn't refer to the design of the headphone, but rather a quality of the sound signature. Transparency with respect to sound is clarity and easily discernible detailing. You can differentiate the various sounds that are coming from the thing you are listening to. It's the opposite of something muddy, where it sounds distorted and everything sounds like they're clumsily crammed together. An example of something muddy are Beats headphones that emphasize bass so much that it distorts the other sounds.
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oldpro wrote:
Jul 4th, 2013 3:32 am
Exactly same here. Can I sell u some of my collection ? lol.
Depends what you got in your collection. ;)
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These were available at MD a while ago for $220 US plus shipping.
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MonsieurX wrote:
Jul 4th, 2013 1:55 am
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=81349 ... omoid=1213
Part of their current promo but this is a hot deal.
Beware that you will need an amp to drive those headphones
Wish I didn't get a used pair for 200$ few months ag!o
The deal isn't hot. Just buy the 250ohm edition for $165 which is more than adequate for people without a decent hi-fi setup.

http://www.long-mcquade.com/products/1584/
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Will a Fiio E17 power them?
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toosteezy wrote:
Jul 4th, 2013 4:10 am
The deal isn't hot. Just buy the 250ohm edition for $165 which is more than adequate for people without a decent hi-fi setup.

http://www.long-mcquade.com/products/1584/
Those are the Pros, the one NCIX is selling are the Premiums. They are both under the 990 line, but are different sonically.

@djemzine Probably, but to get the most out of them you may need some more juice from a better amp since these are the 600 ohm version.
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djemzine wrote:
Jul 4th, 2013 4:18 am
Will a Fiio E17 power them?
Yes. But for those who do not have an amp and will drop the money for one, skip the FiiO E17 and go for a Schiit Asgard 2. It's a very budget friendly tube amp, and a lot of people pair it with the DT990 600ohm. You will get nice deep bass, and the high will be very outstanding. The Asgard 2 will really drive the DT990 perfectly.
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so it is more convenient for home use only i assume? will this thing be good for everyday use like taking bus and subway?
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