Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro Headphones, 250 Ohm COMPATABILITY

winkay

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Good morning!

I realise I know nothing about audio setups, therefore talk to me like a 5 year old please, thanks in advance.

I'm currently looking into buying 'Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro Headphones, 250 Ohm' for my computer, i'm just wondering if somebody knows if there's a external sound card of some sort to help me connect it to my PC (I presume it's not just a USB + green wire like my current headset)

•Transducer type: Dynamic
•Operating principle: Open
•Nominal frequency response: 5 - 35,000 Hz
•Nominal impedance: 250 Ohms per cartridge
•Nominal SPL: 96 dB SPL
•Nominal T.H.D: < 0.2
•Power handling capacity: 100 mW
•Sound coupling to ear: Circumaural
•Nominal headband pressure: approx. 3.5 N
•Weight (without cable): 250 g
•Length and type of cable: 3 m / coiled cable
•Connection: Gold plated stereo, Jack plug (3.5 mm) and 1/4" adapter (6.35 mm)

The above is basically a different language to me, therefore I presume, Gold plated stereo, 'Jack plug (3.5 mm) and 1/4" adapter (6.35 mm)' is the input you plug into a subwuffer?

Anyway, the moral of the story is i'm looking for a external sound card for 'Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro Headphones, 250 Ohm'
 

ironsheik

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Those are very good headphones. You could use them in any headphone port, including plugging them directly into your computer or phone. To appreciate the full benefit that these high quality headphones offer, you can upgrade the "digital to analog" conversion, and/or use a headphone amplifier. The basic digital to analog conversion offered by your computer can be upgraded significantly by using a usb soundcard or a usb DAC. For best results you can buy something that also has a headphone amp built in.

You may want to start by looking at products like these:

http://www.amazon.com/Fiio-E10-USB-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B005VO7LG6

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004275EO4

http://www.amazon.com/AudioQuest-DragonFly-Digital-Converter-Version/dp/B00882U782

http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Blaster-Surround-External-SB1560/dp/B00EZT7RE4

These are all good entry level products.

Of the specs you've listed the significant ones are:
•Operating principle: Open (as opposed to a closed back design)
•Nominal impedance: 250 Ohms per cartridge (requires more power than basic headphones but will still reach adequate volume for most people without an amp)
•Sound coupling to ear: Circumaural (covers your ear completely)

3.5mm is the most common size headphone connection, some home theater receivers and other size devices use a larger 1/4 inch connector.
 

ironsheik

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Jan 28, 2014
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Those are very good headphones. You could use them in any headphone port, including plugging them directly into your computer or phone. To appreciate the full benefit that these high quality headphones offer, you can upgrade the "digital to analog" conversion, and/or use a headphone amplifier. The basic digital to analog conversion offered by your computer can be upgraded significantly by using a usb soundcard or a usb DAC. For best results you can buy something that also has a headphone amp built in.

You may want to start by looking at products like these:

http://www.amazon.com/Fiio-E10-USB-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B005VO7LG6

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004275EO4

http://www.amazon.com/AudioQuest-DragonFly-Digital-Converter-Version/dp/B00882U782

http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Blaster-Surround-External-SB1560/dp/B00EZT7RE4

These are all good entry level products.

Of the specs you've listed the significant ones are:
•Operating principle: Open (as opposed to a closed back design)
•Nominal impedance: 250 Ohms per cartridge (requires more power than basic headphones but will still reach adequate volume for most people without an amp)
•Sound coupling to ear: Circumaural (covers your ear completely)

3.5mm is the most common size headphone connection, some home theater receivers and other size devices use a larger 1/4 inch connector.
 

winkay

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Thanks a lot dude!
 
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