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post #61 of 141

Go for the 250 ohm as the best compromise--the Pro if you prefer a tighter clamp, the Premium otherwise. Can't go wrong with the 250 ohm.

 

As for an amp, get a decent integrated with tone controls, something to just shave the top end a tiny bit if you feel you need to.   

post #62 of 141
Thanks a lot for the response. I've heard they are a little strong in the highs, so yeah I'll definitely consider other amps. It really just depends on what I can find.
post #63 of 141

Get a NAD. They seem to have a slightly more mid-centric sound that suits the DT880. I'm using a NAD C326BEE and it's a great match. Hardly needs any treble cut either, though I cut it just about -2db to get the flattest possible sound.

post #64 of 141

Hey!

 

First of all I'm sorry if this is the wrong place for this. I'm seriously considering this headphone and would need advice. There seem to be no other at this pricerange that is semiclosed and this good. There is also a customization option to get the colors you want!

 

But I have some questions: What version should I get? And what amp 100€ or so?

 

The safest bet for me that I can think of is to go for the 250 ohms and get a FiiO E17 amp/DAC to go with it. I have a laptop (Asus G74SX) with a hybrid plug that gives out a mini-toslink (no idea what this is) and a PC that has a Yamaha full size amp connected. Is it possible to work out a solution that works well with the amp & PC comp and then take the little amp with me to the laptop. I also have a samsung GS3 that I would maybe be using with these headphones but I got iems for that so this is irrelevant. I just want best sound with the lowest price, in this case ~400€.

post #65 of 141

I love my newly purchased dt880 600ohm. I only wish there was a tiny bit more room between my ears and the foam in front of the drivers. My ears touch the foam and it can become irritating. I have heard that the t90 pads are plumper/thicker. Is this true? Will they fit the dt880? Where can I buy some? Are their any other good options, in terms of replacement pads, that are a little thicker than the dt880 pads? I don't want to mod the ones I have.

 

Thanks

 

post #66 of 141

Wondering, will Leather/thicker pads muddy up the sound/emphasize too much bass on the dt880? O2 pads for example.
 

post #67 of 141
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Originally Posted by idruke View Post

Wondering, will Leather/thicker pads muddy up the sound/emphasize too much bass on the dt880? O2 pads for example.
 

Every time I read that someone has replaced any Beyer DTxxx velour pads with leather pads, they always mention that it makes the bass way more intense. 

post #68 of 141

I've been a Beyer DT 880 addict for two years now:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/40139253@N06/sets/72157626284407656/

 

The best thing - there is no recovery!


Edited by Boerd - 2/20/13 at 2:58pm
post #69 of 141
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post

Every time I read that someone has replaced any Beyer DTxxx velour pads with leather pads, they always mention that it makes the bass way more intense. 

 


So the pads will emphasize bass, but not muddy mids/highs?

post #70 of 141

So I've gathered that the 600 Ohm version has smoother highs than the 250 Ohm version, but other than that? There's a huge thread on the 600 Ohm version but nothing for the 250's, is the difference really that huge? The few people who have owned both don't seem to have commented on whether the additional cost of the 600 Ohm version is worth it or not.

post #71 of 141

For the most part they are identical. If you're using a high output impedance amp (such an OTL tube amp) then the 600 ohm will likely sound better but that's because of the impedance matching, not necessarily the 600 ohm DT880 itself. When people say the 600 ohm sounds different than the 250 ohm you should ask them how many different 880's they've tried in total because the manufacturing variances from one headphone to the next is a bigger difference than 250 ohm vs. 600 ohm unless of course you have a high output impedance amp, like I mentioned, in which case you could probably use the 250 ohm version and an impedance adapter and get the same performance.

post #72 of 141

Yes. It's a pity too that Beyer further muddy the waters with the description of the differences between 250 ohm Premium and Pro on their site, which is not only confusing but ungrammatical (well, they are German). They seem to suggest that the Premium sounds better than the Pro when it's clearly the same headphone, just a tighter clamp.  

post #73 of 141

After many years, I can listen the DT880 (250Ohm) for several days and they are really great. For the price, there is nothing to complain about.  And they sound great with weaker amps too. I had also a short opportunity to compare the 880 with the 860 and 880 sounded much better than the 860. If there is someone in the middle of a 880vs860 decision process, I can only recommend the 880. The 860 are not so stellar, according to my ears...
 


Edited by seaice - 2/21/13 at 7:05am
post #74 of 141

Can anyone describe how well these isolate surrounding sound?  I've read that they are "semi-closed," so may have some isolating capability.  What I'm looking for is something that somewhat blocks out low level sound, such as passing low speed traffic, people walking by and talking.  Sound leakage is not an issue.  Thanks.

post #75 of 141
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Originally Posted by RASeymour View Post

Can anyone describe how well these isolate surrounding sound?  I've read that they are "semi-closed," so may have some isolating capability.  What I'm looking for is something that somewhat blocks out low level sound, such as passing low speed traffic, people walking by and talking.  Sound leakage is not an issue.  Thanks.

Not at all.

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