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post #1351 of 1775
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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post

 

I wouldn't worry about that. The days when K/Q70x owners jump out of the bushes, ninja-like, to smite non-believers are long over. Funny how we Beyer owners never do that. For listening to such energetic-sounding headphones, we're pretty laid back. dt880smile.png

 

 

 

Also, I love seeing this thread pop up. I believe it contains my first ever post on Head-Fi:

 

 

That was also my first ever post on Head-fi.

post #1352 of 1775
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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

 

O RLY?  ph34r.gif  wink.gif  biggrin.gif 


i dindt see any killings lately on beyer dnamic people very_evil_smiley.gif

post #1353 of 1775
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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

 

O RLY?  ph34r.gif  wink.gif  biggrin.gif 

 

You did buy a Q701 recently, didn't you? You're really in the lion's den now! (You'll have to let us know what you think of them...you know, in the other thread).

post #1354 of 1775
Beyer banger signing in. DT 770 pro 250ohm, had 32 LE, now eyeing 990 prem
post #1355 of 1775
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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post

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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

 

O RLY?  ph34r.gif  wink.gif  biggrin.gif 

 

You did buy a Q701 recently, didn't you? You're really in the lion's den now! (You'll have to let us know what you think of them...you know, in the other thread).

 

I did, though I am purposefully not listening to them right now.  Saving them as a reward for when I finish my pending reviews.

post #1356 of 1775

I guess I never made a proper followup post now that I've found this thread again, so here goes. I'm still a happy DT880 owner after almost two and a half years. I've had some of the greatest listening experiences of my life with my DT880. Most people seem to have moved on from here (to the T1 or another Tesla product, or maybe some of the HiFiMAN orthos), and at some point in the future I may try one of those as well, but for now I'm happy.

 

Count me a continued member of Team Beyer.

post #1357 of 1775
Thread Starter 

Hmm...

 

I suppose I'd better update where I am with Team Beyer...

 

I currently have:

 

DT880 250 (2005 flavour)

DT1350

DT250-80

DT250-250

T50P (original version)

 

...I think I prefer the Beyer house sound (if there is such a thing across the range that I have!!) - so, will probably despatch my HD800, and get a T1 instead :)

post #1358 of 1775

Sold my DT770's three years ago, still miss em. The build quality and feel of the headphones is just lovely. And the rumbling bass.....

post #1359 of 1775
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Originally Posted by Duncan View Post

Hmm...

I suppose I'd better update where I am with Team Beyer...

I currently have:

DT880 250 (2005 flavour)
DT1350
DT250-80
DT250-250
T50P (original version)

...I think I prefer the Beyer house sound (if there is such a thing across the range that I have!!) - so, will probably despatch my HD800, and get a T1 instead smily_headphones1.gif

The T1 has the sonic clarity of the DT1350 and the neutrality PLUS comfy factor of the DT880.
post #1360 of 1775
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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post

I guess I never made a proper followup post now that I've found this thread again, so here goes. I'm still a happy DT880 owner after almost two and a half years. I've had some of the greatest listening experiences of my life with my DT880. Most people seem to have moved on from here (to the T1 or another Tesla product, or maybe some of the HiFiMAN orthos), and at some point in the future I may try one of those as well, but for now I'm happy.

 

Count me a continued member of Team Beyer.

 

I'm currently trying to decide which to keep: DT880 Pro or HE-500. At least with the orchestral/classical music I listen to, it's not such an easy decision as one might think, or as is implied in these threads. the DT880 is a formidable phone.

 

Incidentally, has anyone read this review: http://kenrockwell.com/audio/beyer/dt-880.htm   I'm inclined to agree with it in principal, though I can't in detail as I haven't heard the HD800.  

post #1361 of 1775

Interesting. I'm looking at getting rid of my 880 Premium and take up the HE-400s. I uses the 770 Pros as my main set for the fun/bass. I liked the sound of my 880s for certain stuff, but didn't use them very much.

post #1362 of 1775
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Originally Posted by pp312 View Post

 

I'm currently trying to decide which to keep: DT880 Pro or HE-500. At least with the orchestral/classical music I listen to, it's not such an easy decision as one might think, or as is implied in these threads. the DT880 is a formidable phone.

 

Incidentally, has anyone read this review: http://kenrockwell.com/audio/beyer/dt-880.htm   I'm inclined to agree with it in principal, though I can't in detail as I haven't heard the HD800.  

 

I'd never seen that before. I'm going to have to sit down and digest it. I'm not surprised, however, that somebody might come to that conclusion. Remember, the advent of ridiculously priced flagships only came about about four or five years ago (leaving out electostats and the odd esoteric design, like the K1000 or HE90). In its time, the DT880 was once one of the best three or four dynamic headphones in the world. You don't just shove that aside because somebody added a fourth figure to the price of the average flagship.

 

It's like a new generation of processors (in computer terms; forgive me): incremental improvements, problems fixed, and generally better performance, but sometimes regressions and often the pointed question: is it really that much better than what I had? Add the subjective aspect of sound, and it's not too unusual that somebody might come to the conclusion the author there did. The DT880 also, unlike so many headphones to follow it (including the Tesla ones made by Beyer themselves), doesn't have problems with ringing. It just has some spikes in the treble, which can be easily EQ'ed out.


Edited by Argyris - 12/25/12 at 5:53am
post #1363 of 1775

What did you think of the comment that the sound is identical between the 3 impedances? This seems to fly in the face of much of what's written here.

post #1364 of 1775
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Originally Posted by pp312 View Post

What did you think of the comment that the sound is identical between the 3 impedances? This seems to fly in the face of much of what's written here.

 

I think the differences might be exaggerated, but there's solid science and measurements behind the idea that there is a difference.

 

Have you seen this article:

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/comparison-beyerdynamic-dt-880-32-ohm-dt-880-250-ohm-and-dt-880-600-ohm-headphones

post #1365 of 1775
I think there's a decent chance the reported differences between the different impedance models could be chalked up to manufacturing variances. I've had two seemingly identical DT770 Premium 600 ohms that sounded very different (in bass quantity and the sibilance of the highs, otherwise they were the same). Had they been different ohm models I most likely would have considered the differences to be caused by the different impedances.

Of the three (770, 880, 990) there seems to be less reports of variances amongst the 880s. It would make sense that Beyer would be particularly maticulous with the QA of the 880, saving the most consistent drivers for it, since it is geared toward sound engineers, balance, accuracy etc. moreso than the 770 or 990 which are pretty much just "fun" cans.
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