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post #1531 of 10506

Had decided to join the club. I'be been using DT880 for a while ... These seem to give me the best All-In-One package so far... Had used previously Sennheiser HD600, DT990's, W1000X, Shure 880 ... Had tried all bayer phones, including T1.. The funny thing is, DT880's tend to give me the most enjoyable performance, especially for the money. Even those mighty Teslas had left me wander their revolutionary tech, considering how small had they grew up compared to DT880's. 

 

As you may see, I own an NFB11 DAC/AMP but still prefere tubes in my chain. But DT880's  sound great with good SS amps too. Unfortunately, NFB11/12 isn't the amp I would call "good" , "ok" is a more appropriate definition.. It gives the needed power, but not the quality it get from LittleDot MKIII though.. 


Edited by AlexRoma - 12/16/11 at 12:25pm
post #1532 of 10506

Amazon tracking was a few days off!  They came today instead of next Wednesday! beyersmile.png

post #1533 of 10506

If I recall correctly, the 880's sounded fine out of the NFB-12 because they're already a detailed headphone and some degree of blending/rounding wasn't that noticeable compared to the HD650 which already isn't as detailed.

 

Thanks! I'll post my impressions of the DT880 + NFB12 tomorrow when my DT880-600s arrive!

 

Oh did I mention I bought them? :)

post #1534 of 10506

im very close to grabbing a pair of these for my OTL.

i love love love the way my 990/600s sound out of it.

so i figure these will sound like magic as well.

 

post #1535 of 10506

Debating whether to try these out or go straight for the T1. I wasn't a fan of the DT990, and the DT880 looks to be more my speed.

post #1536 of 10506
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Originally Posted by ZenErik View Post

Debating whether to try these out or go straight for the T1. I wasn't a fan of the DT990, and the DT880 looks to be more my speed.

 

I hear the T1 is more fun and engaging than the DT880, but that the DT880 is actually more neutral.
 

 

post #1537 of 10506
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Originally Posted by ac500 View Post

Thanks! I'll post my impressions of the DT880 + NFB12 tomorrow when my DT880-600s arrive!



I'll be among those eagerly waiting your initial and post-burn-in impressions, as I too am using a NFB-12, and have been highly considering the DT880. Best of luck!

post #1538 of 10506

My DT880s sound great with my valhalla

 

but it could also but that I'm still an audio noob redface.gif

post #1539 of 10506

They sound AMAZING with my m-stage.  The extension on the bass and treble is superb, and the resolution is incredible!

post #1540 of 10506
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Originally Posted by PelPix View Post

I hear the T1 is more fun and engaging than the DT880, but that the DT880 is actually more neutral.

 


Yeah it's more 'theatrical', I personally prefer the 880 for their neutrality.

post #1541 of 10506

Hmmm... well they've arrived and I think I'm going to give them some time to burn in or something. First impressions: Sound quality is inferior across the spectrum to both the HD650 and SRH940. :/

 

On the "bright" side, I don't think they're overly harsh or bright :D

 

Also believe it or not, they're too small for my head. Not as severe as the SRH940, but the earcups don't fit my ears right and the headband doesn't extend nearly long enough.


Edited by ac500 - 12/19/11 at 3:55pm
post #1542 of 10506

They have a huge burn-in difference.  When I first got them, they were a bit shrill, but now they're dead-neutral and have quite punchy, controlled bass.  I'd say detail retrieval is actually ever so slightly better than the 940.

The 10SE might just have awful synergy with the 880.  It happens!

 

In my opinion, they are in the same class as the 650 (and I even think they improve increasingly with amp quality like the 650), but they're way more "dead."  There's not much fun or intrigue in the DT880/600.  They put the sound into your ears exactly as it is.  As an engineer, I absolutely adore this about them, but I won't pretend they make good listening headphones for the majority of music.  It definitely seems like a niche product to me.  It seems like it's for people who want the utmost in reproduction, even at the detriment of enjoyment.


Edited by PelPix - 12/19/11 at 4:57pm
post #1543 of 10506

After two hours of non-listening burn in (meaning I'm not listening to them during the burn in to eliminate psychological burn-in) I'm actually starting to notice quality improvements. Also I'm REALLY liking the neutrality of these. I don't think I've ever heard something this flat except for maybe HD800s sortof.

 

I will reserve judgement until it burns in for quite some time, and I'll then carefully analyze it.


Edited by ac500 - 12/19/11 at 5:51pm
post #1544 of 10506


 

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Originally Posted by ac500 View Post

Hmmm... well they've arrived and I think I'm going to give them some time to burn in or something. First impressions: Sound quality is inferior across the spectrum to both the HD650 and SRH940. :/

 

On the "bright" side, I don't think they're overly harsh or bright :D

 

Also believe it or not, they're too small for my head. Not as severe as the SRH940, but the earcups don't fit my ears right and the headband doesn't extend nearly long enough.



 

With my system they are definitvely bright , more than my K702 , not a problem for me at all i am more on the bright side ... not very found of HD650 tongue_smile.gif etc Out of the box they sounded great , but not better or worse than my fully burned K702 (+900h) . 150 hours this statement didn't change and will not change i never really payed attention to burning , just put them on my head on listen . Confort speacking hum my K702 is better on my head , earcup on DT-880 are ok but not as confy as My K702 .

 

You will see if burning help but if after proper burning you still found that they are inferior technicaly to SRH940 or HD650 hum , i think that your NFB-12 is not enough for them .  

 

Edit : hum burning seams to work for you ^^ , let's see what happen later :p .

 

Neutrality hum ... in comparaison to my K702 : highs are more promeniment , a bit less mediums presence (but K702 mids have a touch of warm ) , and bass impact is about the same a tad more fo the DT-880 , soudstage K702 is a bit more wide , and more right/left oriented etc .

 


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Originally Posted by PelPix View Post

They have a huge burn-in difference.  When I first got them, they were a bit shrill, but now they're dead-neutral and have quite punchy, controlled bass.  I'd say detail retrieval is actually ever so slightly better than the 940.

The 10SE might just have awful synergy with the 880.  It happens!

 

In my opinion, they are in the same class as the 650 (and I even think they improve increasingly with amp quality like the 650), but they're way more "dead."  There's not much fun or intrigue in the DT880/600.  They put the sound into your ears exactly as it is.  As an engineer, I absolutely adore this about them, but I won't pretend they make good listening headphones for the majority of music.  It definitely seems like a niche product to me.  It seems like it's for people who want the utmost in reproduction, even at the detriment of enjoyment.



ac500 got a NFB-12 not a NFB-10SE wich seams work well with DT-880-600 ohms balanced at least (see NFB-10 topic)

 

DT-880 a niche product ? many love listening music through them , even if they are not sound engineer or whatever , i really enjoy listening music from my DT-880 or K702 .

 

If you want a niche product from beyer you should look at DT-48 wink_face.gif

 


Edited by HaVoC-28 - 12/19/11 at 6:06pm
post #1545 of 10506

The NFB12 drives them to very loud levels, although the DT880s are definitely quieter than HD650s. Some songs that are quiet already go up to loud levels but not painful levels like my HD650s can, but it seems powerful enough. I'll continue burning in and see what happens.

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