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I cant really tell the difference between the DT770 and HyperX Cloud 2

So I upgraded my audio gear this week to the Fiio K Pro, a modmic USB and the Beyerdynamic DT770.

 

The Fiio and modmic are both great but I really cant tell the difference between the HyperX cloud 2 and the DT770. Maybe my ears are just untrained but I spent the last hour going back and forth with both plugged into the amp and very rarely did I notice any kind of improvement. 

 

Would I have more success with the DT990 since its an open back? Or is there something else I should try instead? I think open back might be my best choice, I can keep the hyperx on hand in the event I need to be quiet. 

Gaming PC

CPU - Ryzen 5 2600 / CPU Cooler - NZXT Kraken Z73 w/ 3 ML120 Pro RGB fans / Motherboard - MSI MAG X570 Tomahawk Wifi / RAM - Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB 32GB @ 3200MHz / GPU - Saphire Nitro+ Vega 64 / PSU - Corsair RM1000i / Storage - 2TB Sabrent Rocket Q / Case - Phanteks P600s / Monitor - Samsung 32" CJG5 1440P 144Hz Keyboard - Razer Ornata / Mouse - Razer Viper Ultimate

Audio

Gaming PC - Fidelio X2HR / Beyerdynamic DT990 / HyperX Cloud 2, SoundblasterX G6, Modmic Uni 

Phone - Apple Airpods 

 

Other Tech I use every day

 Phone - iPhone 11 Pro Max / Tablet - iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) / Wearables - Apple Watch Series 5 44mm Nike+ Ediion

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41 minutes ago, Radioactive Snowman said:

So I upgraded my audio gear this week to the Fiio K Pro, a modmic USB and the Beyerdynamic DT770.

 

The Fiio and modmic are both great but I really cant tell the difference between the HyperX cloud 2 and the DT770. Maybe my ears are just untrained but I spent the last hour going back and forth with both plugged into the amp and very rarely did I notice any kind of improvement. 

 

Would I have more success with the DT990 since its an open back? Or is there something else I should try instead? I think open back might be my best choice, I can keep the hyperx on hand in the event I need to be quiet. 

Yeah the DT 990s are much better sounding for listening use/gaming. It sounds more wide and airy and less claustrophobic. But the reason why you aren't hearing an improvement is because the HyperX's are already a great headphone. They are based of the Takstar pro 80 studio headphones which are also good. The major differences between the 2 would be sound signature. But I don't know the difference really. I would assume that the HyperX's are more bassy since they are more closed.

PM or DM me if you have any questions about audio or about your PC.

My pc specs

CPU > Intel core i7 9700k, GPU > RTX 2070 8gb, RAM > Corsair Vengance 2x8gb 3000mhz, Motherboard > Z390 Gigabyte Aorus Pro Wifi, Storage > 1TB HDD & 500gb M2 SSD, Cooling > H100I Corsair Platinum, PSU > Corsair RM750X V2

🎧Current Audio Setup For Gaming🎧

DT 990 pro 250ohm W/Straight cable and Dekoni Elite Velour Pads 

Soundblaster AE-9 Soundcard

The T.bone SC400 XLR mic

Other peripherals

Keyboard > Razer Chroma v2 Orange Switches

Mouse > Logitech G502 Hero

Why spend thousands on peripherals and your PC and forget one of the most important things... - Audio.

Read this post if you want a "gaming" headset ;)

 

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39 minutes ago, Tigerleon said:

Yeah the DT 990s are much better sounding for listening use/gaming. It sounds more wide and airy and less claustrophobic. But the reason why you aren't hearing an improvement is because the HyperX's are already a great headphone. They are based of the Takstar pro 80 studio headphones which are also good. The major differences between the 2 would be sound signature. But I don't know the difference really. I would assume that the HyperX's are more bassy since they are more closed.

I think I'm going to give the 990's a try, I'll return the 770's and order a pair.

On the brightside I feel very comfortable recommending the cloud 2's to people now!

Gaming PC

CPU - Ryzen 5 2600 / CPU Cooler - NZXT Kraken Z73 w/ 3 ML120 Pro RGB fans / Motherboard - MSI MAG X570 Tomahawk Wifi / RAM - Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB 32GB @ 3200MHz / GPU - Saphire Nitro+ Vega 64 / PSU - Corsair RM1000i / Storage - 2TB Sabrent Rocket Q / Case - Phanteks P600s / Monitor - Samsung 32" CJG5 1440P 144Hz Keyboard - Razer Ornata / Mouse - Razer Viper Ultimate

Audio

Gaming PC - Fidelio X2HR / Beyerdynamic DT990 / HyperX Cloud 2, SoundblasterX G6, Modmic Uni 

Phone - Apple Airpods 

 

Other Tech I use every day

 Phone - iPhone 11 Pro Max / Tablet - iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) / Wearables - Apple Watch Series 5 44mm Nike+ Ediion

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6 minutes ago, Radioactive Snowman said:

I think I'm going to give the 990's a try, I'll return the 770's and order a pair.

On the brightside I feel very comfortable recommending the cloud 2's to people now!

Nice!

PM or DM me if you have any questions about audio or about your PC.

My pc specs

CPU > Intel core i7 9700k, GPU > RTX 2070 8gb, RAM > Corsair Vengance 2x8gb 3000mhz, Motherboard > Z390 Gigabyte Aorus Pro Wifi, Storage > 1TB HDD & 500gb M2 SSD, Cooling > H100I Corsair Platinum, PSU > Corsair RM750X V2

🎧Current Audio Setup For Gaming🎧

DT 990 pro 250ohm W/Straight cable and Dekoni Elite Velour Pads 

Soundblaster AE-9 Soundcard

The T.bone SC400 XLR mic

Other peripherals

Keyboard > Razer Chroma v2 Orange Switches

Mouse > Logitech G502 Hero

Why spend thousands on peripherals and your PC and forget one of the most important things... - Audio.

Read this post if you want a "gaming" headset ;)

 

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2 hours ago, Radioactive Snowman said:

So I upgraded my audio gear this week to the Fiio K Pro, a modmic USB and the Beyerdynamic DT770.

 

The Fiio and modmic are both great but I really cant tell the difference between the HyperX cloud 2 and the DT770. Maybe my ears are just untrained but I spent the last hour going back and forth with both plugged into the amp and very rarely did I notice any kind of improvement. 

 

Would I have more success with the DT990 since its an open back? Or is there something else I should try instead? I think open back might be my best choice, I can keep the hyperx on hand in the event I need to be quiet. 

One mistake people get into is going back and forth. And not letting their ears get used to the sound and find the nuances of the headphones. While an open back will be better for games than both. Just take your time and spend a week with it. Get used to it as going from something already decent for gaming to an upgrade the differences aren't always obvious right away. Let your ears get used to them.emotion fatigue and overapl headspace also affects the way you hear or perceive things pretty majorly so if you have a good return policy from where you purchased them from take your time with it.

***FEEL FREE TO DM ME QUESTIONS ABOUT MY GEAR IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR JUST CURIOUS***

CPU : ryzen 3600x  Motherboard: msi mag b550 tomahawk RAM:16 GB ddr4 corsair lpx GPU: gtx 1070 6gb Case:phanteks p400 

Storage:x1 280 gb kingston ssd x1 1tb WD blue hdd x1 2tb seagate barraccuda 

 PSU:650 GQ Cooling:be quite! dark rock pro 4Keyboard:ducky one 2 rgb full sized Mouse:G502, Model o Operating System:win 10

Desktop audio gear: topping d10 --->  monolith Cavelli Liquid Spark---> Beyerdynamic dt 990 , Sennheiser Hd 58x, Hifiman HE4xx, AKG k240, AKG k52

Speaker Setup: Topping PA3--->Micca RB42

My portable setup: fiio Q1 mk2, fiio ubtr, fiio btr1k,fiio btr5---> whatever bud or IEM Im feeling that day

 AKG y50bt,Sennheiser HD 4.40

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9 hours ago, rice guru said:

One mistake people get into is going back and forth. And not letting their ears get used to the sound and find the nuances of the headphones. While an open back will be better for games than both. Just take your time and spend a week with it. Get used to it as going from something already decent for gaming to an upgrade the differences aren't always obvious right away. Let your ears get used to them.emotion fatigue and overapl headspace also affects the way you hear or perceive things pretty majorly so if you have a good return policy from where you purchased them from take your time with it.

I actually sent them back this morning, I'm going for fidelio X2HR's instead. Going off reviews they seem like the best fit

Gaming PC

CPU - Ryzen 5 2600 / CPU Cooler - NZXT Kraken Z73 w/ 3 ML120 Pro RGB fans / Motherboard - MSI MAG X570 Tomahawk Wifi / RAM - Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB 32GB @ 3200MHz / GPU - Saphire Nitro+ Vega 64 / PSU - Corsair RM1000i / Storage - 2TB Sabrent Rocket Q / Case - Phanteks P600s / Monitor - Samsung 32" CJG5 1440P 144Hz Keyboard - Razer Ornata / Mouse - Razer Viper Ultimate

Audio

Gaming PC - Fidelio X2HR / Beyerdynamic DT990 / HyperX Cloud 2, SoundblasterX G6, Modmic Uni 

Phone - Apple Airpods 

 

Other Tech I use every day

 Phone - iPhone 11 Pro Max / Tablet - iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) / Wearables - Apple Watch Series 5 44mm Nike+ Ediion

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3 minutes ago, Radioactive Snowman said:

I actually sent them back this morning, I'm going for fidelio X2HR's instead. Going off reviews they seem like the best fit

Nice the bass is pretty good and the wide presentation is gonna be nice . Positional audio isn't very good on it but good enoigh to be competent

***FEEL FREE TO DM ME QUESTIONS ABOUT MY GEAR IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR JUST CURIOUS***

CPU : ryzen 3600x  Motherboard: msi mag b550 tomahawk RAM:16 GB ddr4 corsair lpx GPU: gtx 1070 6gb Case:phanteks p400 

Storage:x1 280 gb kingston ssd x1 1tb WD blue hdd x1 2tb seagate barraccuda 

 PSU:650 GQ Cooling:be quite! dark rock pro 4Keyboard:ducky one 2 rgb full sized Mouse:G502, Model o Operating System:win 10

Desktop audio gear: topping d10 --->  monolith Cavelli Liquid Spark---> Beyerdynamic dt 990 , Sennheiser Hd 58x, Hifiman HE4xx, AKG k240, AKG k52

Speaker Setup: Topping PA3--->Micca RB42

My portable setup: fiio Q1 mk2, fiio ubtr, fiio btr1k,fiio btr5---> whatever bud or IEM Im feeling that day

 AKG y50bt,Sennheiser HD 4.40

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