A total of 27 reviews of this product on Reddit.
No, this isn’t true, whoever wrote that did not have the Amp setup to power them properly.
They are a professional pair of headphones and shouldn’t be just plugged into your audio jack, as it does not have the energy required to power them.
The DT 770 Pros (I have them, 80 ohm) are actually KNOWN for their good bass (or boom boom, as that person refers to it), and the ear cups are large enough that nothing touches your ear, making these about the only headphones I can wear for hours and hours in comfort.
I have a Bravo V2 headphone amp I used to have plugged into my Music Hall USB-1 (which is similiar to the LP120). It works well, but it is only for headphones. There are two rca inputs in the back that you plug from your turntable into the amp. Worked well for discreet listening sessions. If you are interested dm me and maybe we can work out a deal since I don’t use it anymore. I replaced the stock cheap tube with a Genalex Gold Lion tube (12au7).
Just the bravo audio v2, no external DAC. I only use the amp with my home desktop setup, audio comes out of my desktop’s motherboard audio out (and it has a pretty decent integrated audio interface and I don’t think a DAC would do much for me without seriously upgrading my amp and phones).
The bravo is a tube amp, and so it does color the sound a bit. You can swap out the tubes with others that give a different character to the sound. It’s a super excellent amp for its price.
I’ll still take it over the <$100 chinese tube headphone amps that run 100’s of unprotected volts without so much as a damn case to keep you from fucking shit up. Not to mention they can come as DIY kits for beginners.
Awesome employer discount available and I can currently grab either the V-Moda Crossfade wireless for $90 or the M100s for $80. I might end up with both, but what would you guys recommend if you had to chose at this price point?
My only other pair of decent cans were Shure srh750dj’s, but they broke down after a few years of wear and tear.
Tight bass response is important and the type of music I’m into ranges from jazz, hip hop, and death metal.
I plan on ordering the XL pads as well, so if I go for the wireless, I hear this helps achieve similar bass response that the m100’s get.
Also do either of these shine better with an amp? Need to piece together a sub-$150 wishlist for Christmas so I was considering something like this, but would appreciate recommendations
Another option for you is this amazing little USB audio card which gives you seperate input/output choices:
I have a UCA202 (two of them actually) but this little guy is smaller, sounds just as good, and costs less.
Just food for thought.
Ok, thanks for the info. My tentative plan was to use the topping until this Bravo Audio V2 hits Massdrop again and pick that up as a budget desktop amp, but that could definitely change.
Any recommendation for a cheaper Amp/Dac? I have a pair of old Ultrasone hfi 580’s along with my HD25’s with some AKG 7XX’s on the way but I’m a little strapped after my stupid spending habits. I saw This guy on amazon which fit my price but, to be hones,t I don’t know what the fuck I’m doing when it comes to AMP/DAC.
Keep in mind that I’m a stingy geek…
- Default $100 choice is the Shiit Magni (100 bucks directly from manufacturer)
- Nerd’s choice is the JDS Labs Atom, which is derived from the legendary O2 (99 bucks from manufacturer)
- Best value option would be a half-decent secondhand amp or receiver, if space allows. As an added bonus you could easily score a complete hifi system within your budget.
- Chi-fi baby! For example at work I run a cheap hybrid tube amp: Bravo Audio V2 on Amazon with vintage tube (because audiophile)
Once upon a time there were all kinds of question marks regarding the Schiit stack, but these days you can’t go wrong with the third gen Modi and Magni. Not only do they measure very well (see Audio Science Reviews of Magni and Modi), their features, build quality and aesthetics are excellent too. In Europe though, the devices cost around €130 each, making them less of a bargain than in the States.
Some alternatives for around the same budget:
- Swap the Modi for the Khadas toneboard (budget DAC king) and a matching enclosure.
- Swap Magni for Objective 2 amp (designed by the legendary NwAvGuy)
Or you can go all-out and pick a tube amp:
- Something like the Schiit Vali 2 (€195) should (depending on the vacuum tube used) tone down the treble, add some warmth and possibly widen the sound stage.
- Or you could check out the budget-friendly Bravo Audio V2 (€70 on Amazon). I personally use one as part of my work setup to great satisfaction.
I power mine with this. Works really well.
Bravo Audio V2 tube amp
Bravo Audio V2 Class A 12AU7 Tube Multi-Hybrid Headphone Amplifier https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ADR2DTG/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_taYTzb7STBYSH
HE400i Sound Distortion 🙁
Hi everyone, first my setup:
Windows desktop to Senheisser GSX 1000 that goes into a Bravo AUDIO V2 Valve Class A Tube Headphone Amplifier. I then connect the HE400i to the amp.
Now the issue is that on some tracks the sound gets distorted if I increase the volume. I tried lowering the source sound (which links to Windows sound) and controlling the volume from the amp (and vice versa) and to no avail. The same audio tracks sound clear and smooth with no distortion on the PSB M4U1 Headphones! Not sure what to do here. I think its the HE400i but not sure why as its a rather premium set of cans :/ any ideas?
Bravo AUDIO V2 Valve Class A Tube Headphone Amplifier: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00ADR2DTG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Senheisser GSX 1000: https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/qvf/Sennheiser-GSX-1000-Gaming-Audio-Amplifier-Black/B01LDTP484/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1500636639&sr=1-1&keywords=gsx1000
hello friends, I’m kinda new to the headphone thing and I got a pair of what seem like nice headphones for Xmas this past year
my question is, are they good? or should I sell them for something else
my current headphones are a pair of Master and Dynamic MH30’s. I mainly listen to rap right now (gonna name check Death Grips cause they’re my favorite band at the moment).
I noticed you guys wanted to know what i’d be plugging them into so here goes. I usually listen to music through my phone (a Google Pixel) or through the 3.5mm jack on my laptop, but I also got a "Bravo Audio V2 Class A 12AU7 Tube Multi-Hybrid Headphone Amplifier" for Xmas and I’ve used it a bit when I’m on my desktop computer (which I usually use to play videogames).
If I can provide any other info I’d be glad to do so,
thanks from a newbie!
You will like it. I love my DT 990s Pro 250ohm. Not the lightest, but the most comfortable headphones I own. (for my head anyway) I have the exact same setup but am also running a Bravo Audio V2 tube amp. Not the quality most around here have but that little tube amp seems to add some warmth and provides some extra power. More info on the Bravo Audio V2
And like /r/korynt said, you will not need the sound card. In fact, you might have to go to your computer sound settings and make sure the default device is set to the FiiO E10K if you aren’t hearing sound.
Oh thanks I was looking at the MKIII I think. What’ya think of the Bravo V2? I may just grab that.
It’s plugged into the Bravo Audio V2 Tube Multi-Hybrid Headphone Amplifier, which is plugged into the standalone ODAC.
Now this one is cool!
I have one of these if you’re interested
Like /u/RedMoth11 mentioned, the Bravo Audio V2. That’s the one I bought. Looks sexy. Sounds great.
This is one for $50 used that has a bit of bling to it:
Here is another that’s cheaper but doesn’t look as cool imo:
Some other options if you can stretch your budget to $40-70 new.
Edit: some of these are full systems where you just plug in a USB cord, others you’ll need to have an audio cord going to them. If you pick a few that you like, I can help you some more.
I’m looking for a cheap tube amp so I can see what all the fuss is about. Is this Bravo V2 on massdrop a good deal or can I do better for the money? I’m willing to spend upto $100 on one.
edit: it’s on amazon for cheaper
Should I jump on this?
By the way I only have Sennhesier HD558’s and Philips SHP9500’s in case that matters. But I’m planning on getting HD600’s in the near future and other things I find down the road. Also the audio will be coming from my PC so 3.5mm input is prefered.
They sound clearer with an amp, but it’s not really needed I’ve heard. I picked up a Bravo Audio V2 to use with my 598s and it sounded great.
Sadly, the D1 is a little out of my price-range right now. Do you know any others that would work well? Preferably under $80. I found this, but idk if A. it’s the same thing, or B. if it’s good.
I also am working on a gaming rig, and I found this sound card. Still not sure which is better. Very new to the audio-world.
Sorry if this isn’t the correct area, but I’m currently working on a new computer, and I also got the ATH-M50X’s. My question is: Which of the following should I get, assuming I can only get one?
Those links are just things I’ve found. Idk if they’re the best for the price-range, or if I’m totally failing.
Really I’d just like something for around $80~ that can take full(or as much) advantage of the ATH-M50X’s as possible.