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post #1351 of 10435

Puck your right these for the price sound  very good especially with the CSP-2. I am going to let it burn in overnight on my Pioneer and it is sounding better already. It does not leak much more like a closed can than an open but the Beyer sound is there.

post #1352 of 10435

The DT880 is definitely a very good headphone. My only complaint is that I do not like the stiff cable and it keeps memory of how it is stored which I am not a fan of. I may get it recabled to have a nicer looking cable, possibly fixing the issue I have with the cable and if there are any sonic improvements thats just an added bonus.

 

i was initially worried about my PPAv2 amp not being good enough or the reports that it would be too bright but ever since I got these my HD600 have become a long time resident in the box it came with. I've used them 2 or 3 times since my DT880 have arrived. I think these are pretty much the ideal set of cans for me signature wise. I can't imagine things getting too much better without hitting the price range of the T1, HD800, etc.

post #1353 of 10435
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Originally Posted by dukja View Post

Have T1, HE-6, Stax sr-407, and DT880/600 still hold its unique place un-forsaken.  biggrin.gif

 

Not trying to argue, and not trying to say that it is better than flagship models, but to say it is worth to keep, especially considering its price tag.
 



 

I dunno, I see no point in keeping it once you have the T1 or HE500/6. Very similar sound but overall much better (obviously). But for the price of course its a good can. 
 

 

post #1354 of 10435

Just to provide another data point.  I found DT880's tonality in mid/high sounds very closer to HE-6 (rather than T1).  That is where DT880 shines really well.  It is so sweet, lively, and easy without strain, which is similar to my Stax gear in that aspect, especially for classical music and soundtrack. 

 

The issue of DT880 is lesser dynamic range (compare to T1), lesser focus accuracy (compare to T1), and lesser bass amount and quality (comparing to HE-6, 407, and T1). That is where you spend money for.  wink.gif
 

Disclaimer: I had very different music genre to yours. wink_face.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Alghazanth View Post

I dunno, I see no point in keeping it once you have the T1 or HE500/6. Very similar sound but overall much better (obviously). But for the price of course its a good can. 
 

 



 

post #1355 of 10435

dukja, I just noticed your profile and you have your DT880 recabled by Zombie_X. How do you like the recable and did it provide any sonic benefits in your opinion? I don't have a stand on cables yet due to lack of experience in that area but I'm always willing to give it a try before formulating one.

post #1356 of 10435

I was hesitated to send out my phones for recabling.  But when I got my 2nd already re-cabled DT880/600, I was immediately persuaded and get ZXAC cable for my 3rd pair DT880.  Zombie-X is a great head-fier.  Fully committed for excellent service.  And the price was very reasonable.

 

Most importantly, I rated my DT880 with his cable as the best of what I ever heard.  Very clear and smooth with excellent details.  It was another level up comparing to mongami wire.
 

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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

dukja, I just noticed your profile and you have your DT880 recabled by Zombie_X. How do you like the recable and did it provide any sonic benefits in your opinion? I don't have a stand on cables yet due to lack of experience in that area but I'm always willing to give it a try before formulating one.



 


Edited by dukja - 6/23/11 at 9:44pm
post #1357 of 10435

Cool - recabling is a good idea just wish there was someone local who could do it for me...

post #1358 of 10435
My recabled DT770/600 sounded much better after the recable. I think the DT series Beyers benefit a lot from this.
post #1359 of 10435

Maybe I should take the plunge and get it done then - I was thinking of buying from CYROParts...

 

 

Someone recommended this 

 

http://www.cryo-parts.com/index.php/hook-up-wire/cryoparts/the-wire-copper

post #1360 of 10435
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Originally Posted by Syan25 View Post

Maybe I should take the plunge and get it done then - I was thinking of buying from CYROParts...

 

 

Someone recommended this 

 

http://www.cryo-parts.com/index.php/hook-up-wire/cryoparts/the-wire-copper


thats the wire im getting done on mine from whiplash.  

 

post #1361 of 10435

Yeah I saw it advertised there too - who is doing the recabling for you? And how come you are selling your SR-71B?? IT is supposed to be awesome....

post #1362 of 10435

whiplash is doing it.  

it IS awesome.  financial problems are making me downgrade everything :(

post #1363 of 10435

Sorry to hear that. RE: Whiplash - are they cheap?

 

post #1364 of 10435

no. if you want great work at a very good price, contact zombie_x.  

post #1365 of 10435

Will look into it though not sure I can afford it at the mo..

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