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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
Tonight, after large amounts of Crown Royal, I finally pulled the trigger on a new pair of 2005 Beyerdynamic DT880s that I found on Ebay. I already have a pair of Grado SR-80s that I enjoy for rock, but I have found them lacking for some of the other genres that I enjoy (classical, jazz, etc.). I primarily listen to my music in FLAC format through an Auzentech X-Mystique with upgraded opamps (OPA2227s that I got from MisterX, a true class act), running into a vintage Marantz 2220 receiver. I have done quite a bit of research over the past few months, and have decided that these are most likely the best cans for my budget, but I would appreciate any reassurances that I have done the right thing (since I don't have a lot of money, and really don't want to wake up in the morning with a major case of buyer's remorse ). I would also like to simultaneously extend my thanks and curses to this fine community for leading me down this path, as I truly enjoy it, but know that it will inevitably consume a large part of my income . Thank you for your time, and please excuse my inebriation.
post #2 of 22
grats on the phones!!

many people here have those, and they are very happy with them

welcome to head-fi
post #3 of 22
A fine 4th post - you're gonna do well here
post #4 of 22
Nothin' like a little scotch to grease up the old trigger finger! The DT880s are fine, fine cans. They'll provide a very nice counterpoint to your Grados, not to mention being a big step up the food chain. I'm sure you'll love 'em, but if you don't there will awlays be someone here at Head-Fi who wants 'em more than you do.
post #5 of 22
most people here have worse spending habits when they're sober.
post #6 of 22
My spending habits are very healthy....it's my restraint that couldn't finish a 10 yard race.
post #7 of 22
I've never considered alchohol reducing your spending inhibitions . Actually in the watch thread someone dropped a couple grand on a watch while not exactly in the full grasp of his faculties, so it must be the same. I'm sure you'll enjoy them, and a new/day-old pair will net you a loss small enough to swallow and learn from should you want to sell them.

happy listening!
post #8 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the friendly replies, guys. The more I drink, the better I feel about my decision. Anyone have any firsthand experience with how long the proper burn in period is?
post #9 of 22
You're very good at typing while drunk. Either that, or you're just very careful when fixing your typos.
post #10 of 22
hahaha, drunken ebaying.... I swear one day that'll do me in. I now have 5 swiss army watches, because I "thought" I lost mine. Whoops...
post #11 of 22
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by flamerz View Post
You're very good at typing while drunk. Either that, or you're just very careful when fixing your typos.
I can't recall ever being so drunk that I was unable to use proper grammar.
post #12 of 22
haha, I can...

When I am drunk, I either dont care and type whatever comes to mind, which is usually something like:

deeodd thiss iiis coooolllllee!

Or, like you, sometimes, I care about how I spell.
Usually its the former though.
post #13 of 22
Congratulations with your new DT880s!
Bidding on eBay items when your drunk can lead to serious overbidding, but hopefully you don't regret is.
post #14 of 22
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Originally Posted by krmathis View Post
Congratulations with your new DT880s!
Bidding on eBay items when your drunk can lead to serious overbidding, but hopefully you don't regret is.
I did the Buy It Now for $199 from rbaelectronics, which I thought was a very fair price. Now comes the fun part: waiting for my package to arrive (I am not very patient in this type of situation ). Run UPS, run like the wind!!!
post #15 of 22
DT880s for $199, that seems like a great deal!
Waiting for the parcel to arrive can be very hard though. he he
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