Congratulations Coltrane & Antiant!
Originally Posted by Coltrane
Will they sound terrible through an ipod? Or just nowhere as good as they could be?
I'm not familiar with any Beyers, but I use Sennheiser HD-580s with my iPod all the time and I love the way they sound. Technically, the 580s (at 300 ohms) should be harder to drive than the DT-880s (which are 250 ohms).
Try 'em without first & see how they sound to you. Beyond that, there's plenty inexpensive amps that will drive them to ear-bleeding volume levels, like the Go-Vibe
or you could have someone build you a Pimeta.
Happy listening, guys!