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post #391 of 1788
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Originally Posted by 3lusiv3 View Post
I still love my DT 990 (2005)'s. They have stopped me thinking about headphones and I don't look at head-fi as much as I used to.
Same here! But I still cruise head-fi but instead of headphone section, now I am more in the amps forum.
post #392 of 1788
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Originally Posted by apnk View Post
Same here! But I still cruise head-fi but instead of headphone section, now I am more in the amps forum.
X3. I've really no interest in new headphones - my Beyers (regular and Darth)reign supreme. I've actually sold off quite a few of my cans. But I have been on a portable amp binge

And just because I am happy with my cans, doesn't mean I don't enjoy head-fi - I have had the same turntable/cartridge combo for 4 years now, and the same speakers/amps for 6 years, but I still enjoy reading about that stuff.
post #393 of 1788
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post
X3. I've really no interest in new headphones - my Beyers (regular and Darth)reign supreme. I've actually sold off quite a few of my cans.
Hi, what about your Darth V3?
Thnx in advance, leener
post #394 of 1788
For the people with a 05' DT990 and a 05' DT880: which do you prefer?
post #395 of 1788
Hail to the DT531!

It's the golden middle between the nutty DT770 and the superior but very genre choosy DT880.
post #396 of 1788
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Originally Posted by leener View Post
Hi, what about your Darth V3?
Thnx in advance, leener
What about it? I included it in my "Beyer family". My 3 favorite cans, Darth Beyer V3, 05 DT990/250, 05 DT880/600.
post #397 of 1788
hi,
thanks to Duncan - very interesting and useful 880 comparison.
Skylab, I suspected that you do not want to part with your V3...
Thnx, leener
post #398 of 1788
Well, i quit the club a while ago (2003 DT880, 2005 DT990)
Now i'm back with open darths.. and it's here to stay

All i have to do now is find a better matching amp..
post #399 of 1788
Well, the 600 ohm DT880's were run-in all weekend, and they are really awesome. They are butter smooth, and very detailed. They don't have as much bass as the DT990's, but they do have enough bass to be plenty satisfying. I thought the 2003 DT880's to be anemic in the bass. But the 06 versions aren't.

They do give a sort of different presentation than the DT990's, but truthfully the two are much closer than they used to be, and both are so much better than the older versions it's quite something.

I also think the 600 ohm versions are a little better than the 250 ohm versions. It's not night and day, but they are better. Anyone with a good amp who decides to do a "Manufacture" on the DT880 should go for the 600 ohm ones.

These beat the crap out of the AKG K701 IMO. It's not even close. I think the K701's days in my home are numbered. They're gathering dust.
post #400 of 1788
Hi, you say about 990pro vs 990 '5:
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post
...so much better than the older versions it's quite something..
Is the difference between old and new 990 is really that big? In what respect?
I mean is it of order 770 stock vs Darth? More? Less?
thnx, leener
post #401 of 1788
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Originally Posted by leener View Post
Hi, you say about 990pro vs 990 '5:


Is the difference between old and new 990 is really that big? In what respect?
I mean is it of order 770 stock vs Darth? More? Less?
thnx, leener
When I first got my new DT900's, I still had the old one, and it was better than stock since it had been recabled. But still the new one had more robust mids, less agressive trble, and even better bass. No, not as big a difference as regular DT770 to Darth Beyer, but significant nonetheless.
post #402 of 1788
it's pretty clearly explained, thnx.
it is more V2 vs V3 or some difference of this kind, right?
post #403 of 1788
A little more than that, but you have the basic idea, yes.
post #404 of 1788
Well, going against the grain, I just ordered custom DT880s. 250 ohms, champagne and black with black leather headband, and three choices of earpads: black velour, black leather and cognac leather. I know that the DT990 is very "in" on here right now. And undoubtedly a fine headphone. I have never heard them. I did hear the 880s on the weekend (Pro version - by all accounts the 2005 is very similar but a bit better) and I fell in love. The headphones just melted away and I was alone with tons of wide open airy music. I liked the bass because it was fast, crisp and plenty deep. It was the mid-tones that really blew me away. The detail is shocking. The whole transition from treble to mids to bass seemed so smooth.

It made me decide to put the Darth Beyers on hold. (Someday though - I got the extra leather earpads for them...) I already have very nice closed phones. (In fact, my fellow Head-fier who let me hear the DT880s and un-darthed DT770 Pros was shocked by how good the D77 eggos are. Good stuff in a small package.) But the D880s are a whole new ballgame for my music setup because of the wide open airy soundstage. I am now sitting in keen anticipation of getting my custom "Annapurnas". (Yep, they're engraved...)

I'm most intrigued to see how switching between the velour and leather earpads changes the bass characteristics. I thought that the bass was already fine - and I tested them well on Depeche Mode's Everything Counts, Blind Melon's Tones of Home and Suzanne Vega's Tired of Sleeping - but if the leather increases bass without losing details in the mids, these are going to be truly exceptional cans. Skylab suggests that the leather will work well. It might even be two phones in one... (If I love them as much as I expect, a Larry recable to Blackmax will be down the road once I have fully enjoyed them in original config.)

I'll post pics once my Annapurnas have landed and I have had a chance to burn them in a bit and give them a good listen.
post #405 of 1788
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I'll post pics once my Annapurnas have landed and I have had a chance to burn them in a bit and give them a good listen.
Any chance that you might tell about that name choice?
A mountain...."highest highs", "clear, airy", or something like that?

Just curious about your inspiration....
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