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post #1171 of 10421

Me. I'm not too fond of the T1, that thing is just not for me. I like a bit better than the clinical HD800 or the boring Stax crowd, but...

post #1172 of 10421

I love the T1 - but I would not part with my DT-880..

post #1173 of 10421
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Originally Posted by Syan25 View Post

I love the T1 - but I would not part with my DT-880..



I quickly jetisoned my DT880/600s about a month after my T1s arrived (more than a year ago). I don't miss them in any way. YMMV of course.

post #1174 of 10421

I believe if you can't afford the T1, then the DT880/600 is the nearest thing beyer makes that will be similar to it.

post #1175 of 10421

Damn.. I just bought a set of DT880/600 off Amazon and they should be shipping it out as soon as they get it in stock. I also ordered the e7/e9 combo.. already regetting it. DAMNIT

post #1176 of 10421
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Originally Posted by r0wr View Post

Damn.. I just bought a set of DT880/600 off Amazon and they should be shipping it out as soon as they get it in stock. I also ordered the e7/e9 combo.. already regetting it. DAMNIT


Why? The DT880/600s are great headphones and compete very well with the HD600/650 and K701s. They are great hifi headphones. Nothing to regret....and one of the most comfortable headphones out there. smile.gif

 

post #1177 of 10421
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post




Why? The DT880/600s are great headphones and compete very well with the HD600/650 and K701s. They are great hifi headphones. Nothing to regret....and one of the most comfortable headphones out there. smile.gif

 


Well all this talk about tube amps and I mistakenly bought the e7/e9 combo. I am going to borrow my friend's HD600's so I'll be able to compare them with my amp to see which is best for my fit but from what I've read, I think I will like the signature of the DT880's more than the HD600's. I had the HD555's modded to HD595's and I didn't like them that much. 

 

post #1178 of 10421

While my T1 was gone for about two months, I used DT880/600 with both my Phoenix (SS amp) and CSP2+ (SET OTL tube amp).  I like DT880 with Phoenix better and it has much better clarity and soundstage with very solid bass.  Now I got my T1 back and I found that I may prefer T1 with CSP2+ better.  The much higher resolution of T1 matches with the intimacy of CSP2+ very well.  But T1 with Phoenix is a little bit less involving (for a non-concentrated listening session).  On the other hand, DT880 with Phoenix enjoys the boosted resolution and soundstage while maintains its involving atmosphere.  It is very nice as my office gear.

 

So the synergy of gears do matter.  SS or tube may be less a factor but the sonic signature of the gears will be.  It is especially true for some nice gears with their unique strength.


Edited by dukja - 3/2/11 at 8:25am
post #1179 of 10421

What's a good 1/4 to 1/8 connector for the DT - 880 (600 ohm) so that I can hook it up to the SR-71A portable amp?? I saw the Grado and Cardas adapters were on head-room...

post #1180 of 10421

I don't know how the connection on that amp is configured but why not just use the one on that is on the end of your headphone cord? Unless you've had them re-cabled, I would think that one would work fine. It's going to be a better connection because it's already hard wired to the cable.
 

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Originally Posted by Syan25 View Post

What's a good 1/4 to 1/8 connector for the DT - 880 (600 ohm) so that I can hook it up to the SR-71A portable amp?? I saw the Grado and Cardas adapters were on head-room...



 

post #1181 of 10421

Most portable headphone amps have a 1/8 input - whereas the hi-end headphones usually have a 1/4 connector.

 

So an adapter is needed in order to make the connection.

 

Regular headphone amps ( not portable) have the standard 1/4 input. 

post #1182 of 10421


True, but your headphones have the 1/8 plug already there. Just unscrew the 1/4 plug. They kind of hide it.

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Originally Posted by Syan25 View Post

Most portable headphone amps have a 1/8 input - whereas the hi-end headphones usually have a 1/4 connector.

 

So an adapter is needed in order to make the connection.

 

Regular headphone amps ( not portable) have the standard 1/4 input. 



 

post #1183 of 10421

Hello everyone,

 

About 2 weeks ago I finally decided im going to buy a pair of DT880-600 Ohm 's. Now I know they need an amp to be properly driven.

I've read across this forum and the countless of topics about which amp / DAC to buy. And there are so many choices that I just don't know where to look anymore. I already looked at the Fiio E9 & E7 combo and the Maverick Tube Magic A1-D1 but im still not sure which amp and DAC suits me the best. So I thought I'd come here and hoped you guys and girls can help me.

 

So these are some of the things I am looking for.

I don't mind if the DAC and amp are separate or all-in-one but I prefer just having one device that does everything. I've read across the forum that the DT880 benefits of a tube amp, but my concern with a tube amp is that the tubes itself are almost always exposed. And because it can be pretty busy here, I really don't want to take the risk of having anything happening to it.

My budget is around $400 for a DAC and amp together.

 

Thank you

post #1184 of 10421
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Originally Posted by Xcellent View Post

Hello everyone,

 

About 2 weeks ago I finally decided im going to buy a pair of DT880-600 Ohm 's. Now I know they need an amp to be properly driven.

I've read across this forum and the countless of topics about which amp / DAC to buy. And there are so many choices that I just don't know where to look anymore. I already looked at the Fiio E9 & E7 combo and the Maverick Tube Magic A1-D1 but im still not sure which amp and DAC suits me the best. So I thought I'd come here and hoped you guys and girls can help me.

 

So these are some of the things I am looking for.

I don't mind if the DAC and amp are separate or all-in-one but I prefer just having one device that does everything. I've read across the forum that the DT880 benefits of a tube amp, but my concern with a tube amp is that the tubes itself are almost always exposed. And because it can be pretty busy here, I really don't want to take the risk of having anything happening to it.

My budget is around $400 for a DAC and amp together.

 

Thank you


audio-gd NFB-11?  Not sure if that is enough power, but probably is. 

 

post #1185 of 10421


Thank you, i'll look right into it.
 

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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post




audio-gd NFB-11?  Not sure if that is enough power, but probably is. 

 



 

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