Good point about amping, and really, the 880's need a dedicated headphone amp to sound their best. That really takes them to another level of performance. By contrast, amping doesn't do much for my HD595's. The two are much closer in quality of sound when not amped (I may even prefer the sound signature of the 595 if they're both unamped, though with eq tweaking you can still squeeze a little bit more range out of the 880's), but the 880's jump ahead if they're amped.
12/10/08 at 11:16am