[SOLVED] Help with headphones and their 'ohm' rating

Jan 8, 2022
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Hello everyone,

I was deciding which headphones to buy, the DT 770 PRO 80.OHM / DT 770 PRO 250.OHM. I will be using my computer to power them so I was wondering if it can power the 250ohm ones without compromising sound quality as I can get that version cheaper. My power supply is a 550 Watt bronze rated and I have an Asrock B560 PRO 4 as my motherboard, I'm not sure if that helps.

Thanks,

George
 

kanewolf

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Hello everyone,

I was deciding which headphones to buy, the DT 770 PRO 80.OHM / DT 770 PRO 250.OHM. I will be using my computer to power them so I was wondering if it can power the 250ohm ones without compromising sound quality as I can get that version cheaper. My power supply is a 550 Watt bronze rated and I have an Asrock B560 PRO 4 as my motherboard, I'm not sure if that helps.

Thanks,

George
250 ohm headphones won't be as loud as the 80 ohm. Will they be too soft? I don't know. They won't hurt the motherboard, they just may be too quiet.
 
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kanewolf

Titan
Moderator
Hello everyone,

I was deciding which headphones to buy, the DT 770 PRO 80.OHM / DT 770 PRO 250.OHM. I will be using my computer to power them so I was wondering if it can power the 250ohm ones without compromising sound quality as I can get that version cheaper. My power supply is a 550 Watt bronze rated and I have an Asrock B560 PRO 4 as my motherboard, I'm not sure if that helps.

Thanks,

George
250 ohm headphones won't be as loud as the 80 ohm. Will they be too soft? I don't know. They won't hurt the motherboard, they just may be too quiet.
 
Reactions: George.R
Jan 10, 2022
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Trust me, unless you have an external headphone amp with good power; get the 80 ohm version.

It's not just volume. It's sound "fullness." My high impedance Senn HD 600 headphones can be driven to a good volume with a Sound Blaster sound card with a dedicated headphone amp built in, but the sound isn't as full and rich as using an external headphone amp with more power.

Amps without a good amount of power or reserve capacitance can start to sound hollow as those bass notes add up to drain power from the amp with certain audio tracks.
 
Reactions: George.R
Jan 8, 2022
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Trust me, unless you have an external headphone amp with good power; get the 80 ohm version.

It's not just volume. It's sound "fullness." My high impedance Senn HD 600 headphones can be driven to a good volume with a Sound Blaster sound card with a dedicated headphone amp built in, but the sound isn't as full and rich as using an external headphone amp with more power.

Amps without a good amount of power or reserve capacitance can start to sound hollow as those bass notes add up to drain power from the amp with certain audio tracks.
thanks, I am going to get the 80ohm
 

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