Please help suggest headphones for Denon 3802

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  1. Abe Morgan

    Abe Morgan Auditioning

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    I have purchased my first component of a soon to be home theater system...Denon AVR-3802. I would like to purchase a pair of headphones that will best fit my needs. I have read through many posts here and the links I have seen posted as well and still have not come to a conclusion. I will be listening to movies mostly. I read alot of people mentioning that certain headphones need an amplifier. Does the AVR-3802 have a sufficiant amplifier to run the Sennheiser HD 580's? And I hardly see any reviews or post's reguarding the Denon AHD-950. I am not worried about if it is an open or closed ear, unless it makes a difference in how the movies sound. I will be in a quiet room. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. mctague

    mctague Stunt Coordinator

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    Grado is another good brand out there. I've only got their model 60s, and don't know what their 580-level model is.
    http://www.headphone.com is a pretty good place to check out headphones (though I've never done business with them). They've got Sennheiser, Grado, AKG, and lots of little and not so little can-amps.
     
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    I have the Senn 580's and they do not need an external amp for them. I run them off my Yamaha RXV620 receiver with great sound and its plenty loud. They do sound better with a dedicated amp however, but for the extra cost, I don't need it. The 580's are a great deal too. I picked up mine for $150 new.
     
  4. Dan_Jones

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    I'd recommend the Grado SR80s, you can pick them up for about $90 and they don't need an amp.

    Sound great too!
     

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