Your definition of fun doesn't match mine. I must be getting old. V-shaped signatures have never been fun for me. My 'fun' is a more in-your-face, slightly shouty and involved signature.I apologise as my qualitative audio language is not up to par as I'm more used to processing with numbers in the frequency and time domain, which don't mean much to some people here. Which DT880 are you using and with what amp to get those results? There is a factor of 10 difference in...
If the DT880's uncomfortable for you, how do you sleep on your pillow at night?
Haha, just joking.
The DT880's and the K7xx have different sound signatures, the former is a lot more detailed, crisp and precise with a massive soundstage, the latter is much more 'fun', punchy and involved.
My brief comments on the sound signature in comparison to the HD650 and DT880 250ohm off a Schiit Asgard through a RME DAC.
DT880 - absolute detail monster.
HD650 - smooth, lush, beautiful.
K7XX - loud, punchy, dynamic, fun.
Currently really satisfied with my trifecta.
If you're looking for a combined mic pre and AD converter you'd be hard pressed because most decent pres are designed for a pro market with a separate 'proper' AD conversion section. The all in ones like Blue Icicle intended for budding vlogists and YouTube artists looking for a cheap entry into the market.I'm most impressed with my Black Lion Auteur for performance for the money. But there's pres like the focusrite ISA one which are really nice without having to fork out...