Can the Yamaha MG10XU power 250 ohm headphones like the Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro? Let’s find out!

Quick Answer: Yes, the Yamaha MG10XU can properly power 250 ohm headphones without the use of an external headphone amplifier.

What is so special about 250 ohm headphones?

High-impedance headphones (more than 80 ohms) are known to:

  • Have lower noise (hiss)
  • Sound more clear
  • Sound more transparent
  • Have better bass definition
  • Have a wider sound stage

Yamaha MG10XU & 250 Ohm Headphone Testing

Yamaha MG10XU and Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro 250 Ohm Headphones

We tested the Yamaha MG10XU with the Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro headphones in a variety of situations and this is what we found:

  • Listening To Music – We only had to set the headphone volume to 35% in order to have an appropriate amount of volume to enjoy music being played
  • Video Editing and Audio Mixing – We set the volume to 40-45% and we had enough volume work with audio that wasn’t normalized or compressed yet.
  • Vocal Monitoring – We set the volume to 50% and had enough volume to accurately monitor our vocals during recording.

Overall Impressions:

The Yamaha MG10XU is powerful enough to power 250 ohm headphones in various situations. We are very comfortable recommending this combo for your home studio setup!

Yamaha MG10XU & 250 Ohm Headphone Pricing

Yamaha MG10XU & 250 Ohm Headphone Topics:

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 0:12 – Pricing & Specs
  • 0:28 – Yamaha Specs
  • 0:50 – Music Listening
  • 1:26 – Video Editing & Audio Mixing
  • 1:54 – Voiceover & Podcast Recording/Monitoring
  • 2:28 – Summary of MG10XU & 250 Ohm Headphones
  • 2:52 – Final Thoughts

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