the dt 880's are grainy and sibilant. and not as detailed as the K701s. the rest is very similar. i don't see why there is even a comparison in the first place. k701 winds hands down.
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2/16/07 at 6:43pm
I'm surprised by how indecisive this thread is!
It sounds like the K701 is very well developed, while the DT880 has great potential but takes some kneeding, some real working to get it at its peak.
I really want to like the DT880, because it sounds like in the end you can have a more detailed and extended headphone with it rather than just "settling" with the K701.
If all goes according to plan I might try for the DT880, because it just seems like it would fit the bill for my needs if I gave it a chance. Coupled with a warm sounding amp (like those from HeadRoom) and maybe a little bass boost with the equalizer (or sound card drivers, whichever works better), and plenty of burn in and I could have an excellent headphone.
I wonder what 70-80% bass boost and overly high volumes would do for it overnight?
You dug up an old thread here XD. I've been pretty happy with my Gilmore Lite as an amp for the K701s. If you can spare the extra cash though, the Heed CanAmp has been known to have an incredible synergy with the K701s and it eliminates a lot of the K701s weaknesses.
Search Heed CanAmp, and have a read.