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post #46 of 3815
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Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post
No hoarding here! I might pick up a brand new DT48E to compare it to the two older ones, and maybe the A or S model. I almost feel like I should buy a new pair from Beyer just as a display of support and approval.

But my hands are off the used pairs. There are several members who would like to own a DT48, so I'm notgoing to get in the way or drive up prices.
Now you're making me feel guilty...
Ok , I'll follow suit and won't buy any till later in the year
,I guess one pair is enough for now.
post #47 of 3815
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Originally Posted by adanac061 View Post
From what I've been reading the dt48a seems to have the sound set to a certain audiometric standard although the generic literature says it is flat -+1db throughout the spectrum , that's not entirely true ...it's only -+1db to a certain point , then changes to -+3db deviation ..

The dt48e as far as I can make out is set to the DAT standard which is -+0.5db all the way from top to bottom.
Yeah, I'm strickly going off my ears and how I interpret the sound. I don't understand much of what you posted.
post #48 of 3815
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Originally Posted by Ishcabible View Post
Ok, I shall finally be part of the DT48 club in a month or two, when I get funds, thanks to kool bubba ice. You rock!
A 12 yr old who can appreciate hi end audio deserves a helping hand.
post #49 of 3815
I'm 14! Ha, when we are young, we stress we are older, but the opposite later on...
post #50 of 3815
14 is still very young to appreciate hi end audio.
post #51 of 3815
True...

If I didn't find this place, I'd have spent all my money on video games and useless stuff, so it is for the better.
post #52 of 3815
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Originally Posted by pearljam5000 View Post
Thank you for this great and informative post!
now i'm definitely getting a pair.
what version of the DT48 are you referring to in your post?E or A and what impedance were they?thanks
Uncle has both the 25/200ohm versions. I'd get the e version. It will suit you better for musicality.
post #53 of 3815
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Originally Posted by kool bubba ice View Post
The 25ohm versions are all yours.. I now need the 200 ohm version, & maybe the DT48s, then I'm done.
There is 48s version for sale on ebay right now.
Beyerdynamic Vintage Beyer DT 48 S Stereo Headphones - eBay (item 320353684143 end time Apr-24-09 17:27:26 PDT)

But if you are not for that specific model, brand new 48e can be had in close price range.
post #54 of 3815
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Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post
Comment withheld on the HD-800. I'll just say that I paid $650 for the Quad ESL-63 speakers and the pangs of indecision about preordering the HD-800 vanished.
Oh, don't pay attention to my nonsense about the HD800. I was just being a little silly. They sound intriguing but are a little more than I can afford at the moment. I am currently considering picking up a HD600 and a DT48 sometime soon.
post #55 of 3815
Yes. Thank you. I PMed the seller with specific questions..Like audio drop out or crackling when the cable is moved or twisted. Maybe he answered my question by not replying at all.
post #56 of 3815
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Originally Posted by kool bubba ice View Post
Yeah, I'm strickly going off my ears and how I interpret the sound. I don't understand much of what you posted.
I Guess what I'm trying to say is that these audiometric headphones
(sennheiser hda 200 and Dt48 A) are not designed for listening to music, but as a tool for testing hearing according to strict standards set by whoever regulates the audiology industry, therefore I'm quite surprised the DT48A sounds good as a music listening device...
post #57 of 3815
I'm pretty sure I've seen a non audiometric version of those, but I'm not totally positive it was a Senn. I doubt the HDA280 would sound significantly different than the regular HD280 though.
post #58 of 3815
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Originally Posted by adanac061 View Post
I Guess what I'm trying to say is that these audiometric headphones
(sennheiser hda 200 and Dt48 A) are not designed for listening to music, but as a tool for testing hearing according to strict standards set by whoever regulates the audiology industry, therefore I'm quite surprised the DT48A sounds good as a music listening device...
It doesn't sound good if you want emotion in your music and toe tapping. They are not pleasant sounding for those who want to 'enjoy' their music.. But I tend to prefer cold, overly detailed, high resolution, dry, analyitical and lean presentation..As I love the DAC1/GS1 and Sony SA5000. Oddly enough, I never liked the 880 05 for music.. They have attributes I like in a headphone.

The 48a just makes me one with the music. And that makes my music enjoyable.
post #59 of 3815
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Originally Posted by Ishcabible View Post
I'm pretty sure I've seen a non audiometric version of those, but I'm not totally positive it was a Senn. I doubt the HDA280 would sound significantly different than the regular HD280 though.
I'm looking at getting the DT100. Maybe they are the 48s older brother.
post #60 of 3815
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Originally Posted by kool bubba ice View Post
It doesn't sound good if you want emotion in your music and toe tapping. They are not pleasant sounding for those who want to 'enjoy' their music.. But I tend to prefer cold, overly detailed, high resolution, dry, analyitical and lean presentation..As I love the DAC1/GS1 and Sony SA5000. Oddly enough, I never liked the 880 05 for music.. They have attributes I like in a headphone.

The 48a just makes me one with the music. And that makes my music enjoyable.
What I'm really interested in the most , are the DT48A highs.. ,

The frequency graph shows it is flat like the dt48e until 3khz , then has a slow -15db drop from 3khz - 8khz , it peaks at 10khz and then rapidly drops off before even hitting 15khz ... where as the DT48e is flat all the way through. So the DT48e must sound a lot brighter than the DT48a because of the huge drop off in the highs ??

Does your assessment of what you hear correlate with the response graph that came with the DT48A ?? or is there something weird going on ?
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