- May 28, 2018
That's a flawed test and severely understates the achievable volume.DT880 600ohm and my trusty Radio Shack sound level meter level with the plane of the left earpad, playing Track 58 (stereo white noise) from the 192k version of http://www.chesky.com/album/ultimate-headphone-demonstration-disc-jd361, I am getting around 75-77 dbs with the DX3 at max volume, high gain mode. With most of my music, I am turning it down to around -8db for loud yet comfortable listening. Plenty of power imo, unless you are trying to *really* bump your most quietest tracks.
Firstly, you can't take accurate measurements of a headphone in a free field, you need to seal the cup to simulate coupling with the head.
Secondly, that track is mastered at -30 LUFS, so it's very quiet compared to real music.