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post #10411 of 10421

Beats and not authentic? LOL, so, does that mean what they received actually produced an accurate portrayal of music then? :)

 

Jokes aside, yeah man, that seems like a good price if the seller is reputable. Given the holiday sales, I'd say finding a good deal from a reputable dealer should be pretty easy right now.

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I ordered the special black chrome DT 880, I will post my impressions once they arrive. I've had the DT880 before a few years ago, but I feel like I never gave them a long enough chance. Now that I have and love the HD650, I hope to do an extensive comparison, and my prediction is that the DT880 is a better value and will be better suited for more detail and soundstage.
post #10413 of 10421
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Originally Posted by achelgeson View Post

I ordered the special black chrome DT 880, I will post my impressions once they arrive. I've had the DT880 before a few years ago, but I feel like I never gave them a long enough chance. Now that I have and love the HD650, I hope to do an extensive comparison, and my prediction is that the DT880 is a better value and will be better suited for more detail and soundstage.

I did same exact thing. Felt the price was too good to pass up and Buydig/Focus camera are listed as authorized sellers on Beyerdynamic's site.

The last pair of Beyers I purchased were the legendary DT831 back in 2001. Still have them in pristine condition. Just replaced the pads a few times.

I also have the HD650 to compare the 880s to. I'm kind of looking for something between the HD650 and the AKG K702.

(I'm currently in a bit of an existential crisis with the HD650 and the K702. They are polar opposites at least to me and going from one to the other is hard on a daily basis!)

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post #10414 of 10421
A reminder to myself and others that there doesn't seem to be a ceiling for what the DT880 is capable of when it's fed well.

Just left USB behind in favor of a unDAES-O Dante Ethernet interface between my iMac and Yggdrasil. Never, ever have I heard have I heard my DT880 sound this refined, truth of timbre, touch, and texture. I never would have called it "refined". It now sounds "electrostatic-ish with balls". biggrin.gif

IMO
YMMV
post #10415 of 10421
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Originally Posted by achelgeson View Post

I ordered the special black chrome DT 880, I will post my impressions once they arrive. I've had the DT880 before a few years ago, but I feel like I never gave them a long enough chance. Now that I have and love the HD650, I hope to do an extensive comparison, and my prediction is that the DT880 is a better value and will be better suited for more detail and soundstage.

Congrats! You may find the balance seemingly brighter than the 650s, which I believe are slightly bass-heavy. Conversely, I believe you'll also find the timbre and articulation of instruments far better on the 880s. To each their own, as they are both fantastic cans.

post #10416 of 10421

Now it gives DT1770, DT1990 but no DT1880 today?

post #10417 of 10421

Just dragged my DT880 out of its case after it was literally shelved for months, and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. Everything I've said about it throughout this thread (and the site in general) remains true: it's an excellent headphone suitable for just about any genre of music. It's not the world removed from my HD 600, but it's definitely a different balance, and I still prefer the DT880's bass to that of the former.

 

Now I just have to track down a headband pad to replace the rapidly deteriorating pad on my set. I've spent the past hour scraping and washing most of the black goo off, but the surface is still tacky and nasty and in the short to medium term I still want to replace the pad. Curiously, the Premium series pad is available direct from Beyer (can't remember if this was always the case or not), but it's double the price of the Pro one, which I know can be used--it just needs to be tucked under the metal prong things on the headband. Both incur $15 shipping, which is exactly what the Pro pad costs. I feel like $30 is a bit steep to replace a part that's still functionally sound and merely cosmetically unappealing. Does anybody have experience with third party replacements? Is there any particular one anybody can recommend?

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Originally Posted by FritzS View Post

Now it gives DT1770, DT1990 but no DT1880 today?

To be honest with the DT1990 if you've got the balanced pads on, then you've got an improved DT990, but if you put the analytical pads on then you've got an improved DT880.

I'd be surprised to see a DT1880 from Beyer given that they've now announced that they've completed their Pro range, but then again if it does appear I'll buy it anyway.
post #10419 of 10421
Don't you think that a dt1880 would be too close to the t1 also? Without the choice of different impedances of course?
post #10420 of 10421
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Originally Posted by ebrembo View Post

Don't you think that a dt1880 would be too close to the t1 also? Without the choice of different impedances of course?

The DT 1990 with analytical pads is a lot like the T1 actually. The DT 1880 seems redundant considering the T1 and DT 1990 analytical pads. The Amiron seems to be more of a HD 650-esque Beyer from what I gather, I am planning on getting the Amiron though.

post #10421 of 10421
Not exactly sure how "Amiron" performs, but I bought the DT880 special chrome version as my 2nd pair of dt880 ohm just because of how much I like it. For this price range, no headphones can stand against this beast to date. Even comparing LCD-2 and HD800, the DT880 just sounds rediculously good.
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