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Headphone Amp for 250ohm DT 770's?

 
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Quicksilver
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:46 am    Post subject: Headphone Amp for 250ohm DT 770's? Reply with quote

Any recommendations?

My interface isn't giving quite as much juice as I'd like. Hoping to find one with plenty of power that doesn't color the sound and has a nice form factor.

Doesn't seem to be a ton of options. All seem to be for stage/portable use, have some DAC I don't want or are super cheap or super expensive.

Is there a quality solution I'm missing that doesn't cost more than the headphones? Or should I just get some lower OHM cans?

Thanks in advance!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use the Presonus HP4. A lot of folks do. It's fine, nothing spectacular, but it is reasonably priced and easy to find. It has more outputs (4) than I need, but it's got a smallish form factor and has been working well for the past 4 years.

Note that I do NOT have your cans. I have the 770s at 80 ohms. My guess is that the Presonus would be fine for you, but I don't know. I can say that the 80ohm 770s are excellent and I see no reason for the higher-resistance model in VO.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2021 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweetwater has a bunch of options, and the 1st review of this Samson unit specifically references 250 ohm cans: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/QH4--samson-qh4-4-ch-headphone-amplifier
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2021 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Chris!



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2021 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks.

I was trying to find just one channel, which seems to be why I wasn't coming up with much, but I guess the extra splits won't hurt.

I'll probably try out the Sampson or Whirlwind HAUC 1-channel Under Counter Headphone Amplifier. less wires on the desk sounds A-OK.

If anyone has any other favorites, I'm all ears.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2021 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the same cans. I use the Gustard H10 and it sounds absolutely gorgeous. Single channel, lots of gain on tap, and clean as the day is long.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2021 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Courtesy update...

The Samson QH4 has all the juice needed to drive 250ohm cans and seems to be of reasonable quality.

If you're in need, it will do the job.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2021 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grace and LittleLabs both make incredible headphone amps, but perhaps too audiophile for this use case... Presonus HP4 is A-OK.
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