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post #1036 of 10506
I have heard the Auditor with the DT880 as well and it did not impress me. I love my M^3 with the DT880, however. The bass sounds amazingly impactful for DT880.

Btw if you do get DT880, I highly recommend a good pure copper recable. Did wonders for mine, I can't stand the stock ones now (compared at a meet and so did others and they got the same results).
post #1037 of 10506

Did you do the recable yourself?

post #1038 of 10506
I sent them to Jeremy (username: qusp) to get them recabled with 6ft of Cryo Parts TWcu. Total cost was something like $260 with super nylon sleeving, a nice 1/4" plug and postage. Dual entry. I am unfortunately not courageous enough to do it myself, as I have very little soldering experience. Might start one day with interconnects and go from there. Anyway, definitely try and save for a good recable (Zombie_X does great work by the looks of it if you don't want to spend loads). Defintely tightens up the bass (stock almost seems a bit flabby in comparison), mids brought forward a tiny bit and highs definitely a LOT smoother and nice to listen to.
post #1039 of 10506

I wouldn't know where to get them done in Taiwan. Not sure there are people offering that service and I certainly am not willing to ship them out of the country....otherwise I would be spending more money on the re-wiring than the headphones cost in the first place...

 

But why would the Auditor and DT 880 together sound uninteresting....perhaps warmer amps with wider sound-staging fare better with the DT-880..

post #1040 of 10506

Well the DT880 has been described as a bright sounding can so a warmer amp definetly balances that out... I can't decide on what amp to pair it with though. The matrix m-stage SS amp or something like Bottlehead CRACK.  Tubes or SS.. hmmm

post #1041 of 10506

I would say any amp that sounds so warm that it makes the 880'600 sound significantly unbrighter must be extremely misdesigned.

post #1042 of 10506
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Originally Posted by nickchen View Post

I would say any amp that sounds so warm that it makes the 880'600 sound significantly unbrighter must be extremely misdesigned.


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Matter of degrees perhaps. Another thread has a gent unable to listen to some cans unless he applies a -1db change to some of the high frequencies. Then they are perfect.

Minor changes can make a big difference when it comes to tolerance and appreciation. I felt that way going from 250 Ohm to the 600 Ohm. Not night and day for sure, but the small change was just what was needed.
 

post #1043 of 10506

Yes, that' s also true.

post #1044 of 10506


I am going with the HR-2 from Ray Samuels. But just for testing in the shop - I used the Auditor. I do think that HR-2 is supposed to be a warm and rich amp. I remember reading David Mahler's review on the HR-2 and he had said that the DT-880  and the HD600 has a natural synergy with this amp...

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Bojamijams View Post

Well the DT880 has been described as a bright sounding can so a warmer amp definetly balances that out... I can't decide on what amp to pair it with though. The matrix m-stage SS amp or something like Bottlehead CRACK.  Tubes or SS.. hmmm

post #1045 of 10506

My issue with the Auditor is that it somehow made instrumental separation less clear on the DT - 880 and that was weird because these cans are reputed to have great instrumental separation and a wide sound stage. I just couldn't understand it...then again - the SACD in the shop that was a THULE - that was the source connected to the Auditor, I know little about THULE but it looked damn old...no idea if it was a quality source component. Maybe that was the problem... 

post #1046 of 10506

I love what a good solid state amp can do with the DT880s. I strongly prefer the Goldpoint I now have over the Little Dot MKIV SE I had before it.

post #1047 of 10506
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Originally Posted by apatN View Post

I love what a good solid state amp can do with the DT880s. I strongly prefer the Goldpoint I now have over the Little Dot MKIV SE I had before it.


Interesting.

How would you compare these two amps?

post #1048 of 10506

Euhm, it has been a while since I sold the MKIV SE. The main difference was the difference in speed and spectrum. The Goldpoint delivers a sharper and faster sound with better controlled bass. It also reaches higher and lower than the MKIV SE.

post #1049 of 10506
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Originally Posted by apatN View Post

Euhm, it has been a while since I sold the MKIV SE. The main difference was the difference in speed and spectrum. The Goldpoint delivers a sharper and faster sound with better controlled bass. It also reaches higher and lower than the MKIV SE.



Thanks.

Don't you find them "too sharp"? Just curious :-)

Mine should be delivered in a few days, but I can drive them only through a tube amp.

post #1050 of 10506

Nope not at all. At least with the MKIV SE I found the already very polite DT880s (achilles heel) too subdued.

 

The MKIV SE put an emphasis on the mids. In the end you got this big layer of warm mids that I grew tired of. The Goldpoint brings more live in the DT880s.

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