HiFi Impudence query

Bazsyl

Member
Hello and help,

I have a Kenwood HiFi system (M76MG) with a A-76 Amplifier.
The amplifier has a dedicated headphone socket but what I can't find anywhere on the net is whether it can accommodate a pair of Beyerdynamic DT770 headphones and if so whether it would be best suited to 32,80 or 250 ohm impudence.

Back in the day I had a pair of Wharfedale DD1 headphones and they worked perfectly

Would appreciate any advice offered

Regards
Barry Hill

 

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mseve1

Active Member
The best balanced version of the DT770 is widely accepted as the 80ohm version. Your Kenwood system should have no problem driving these.
 

gibbsy

Moderator
If you had good volume with it previously with your old headphones it will probably drive up to 300 ohm. Plenty of good low ohm and high sensitivity headphones available, highest out of three pair I have is 46 ohms.
 

gibbsy

Moderator
If you wish to ask about headphones I can move this to the dedicated Forum for you.
 

Bazsyl

Member
Thanks guys, really appreciate your help.
Attached please find specifications.

Do you think it's worth my going for the 250 ohm version ?
 

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mseve1

Active Member
Personally I would stick with the 80 ohm version over the 250ohm for the following reasons:
  • Easier to drive
  • Less strident sound balance
  • Prefer straight over coiled cable
 

Bazsyl

Member
Thanks for responding mseve1, will probably go for the 80 ohm.

Thinking about Wireless alternative (with hard wired option) any thoughts ? recommendations ?
 

mseve1

Active Member
Sorry, I'm a dyed-in-the-wool wired headphone user so couldn't offer any sensible views on wireless alternatives!
 

gibbsy

Moderator
Same with me only ever use wired headphones.
 

gibbsy

Moderator
Comfort is essential as well. No good having headphones that perform really well if after half an hour you have to take them off. Sort of takes the shine off them.
 

AmericanAudio

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Nothing to add other than best autocorrect on a forum post ever!

Please don't change it.
 

AmericanAudio

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Techincally, based on this thread i am being impedant.
 

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