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post #1681 of 10523

I'm still enjoying my Beyers - such clarity and transparency...I just love them

post #1682 of 10523

I just bought the DT880/600 and a Wa6 with the sophia upgrade. Right now I have an A700 paired with a fiio e11. My DAC is a music streamer II. Hopefully I shall hear a big improvement in sound. 

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Originally Posted by FunyunBreath View Post

So I posted a while back on this thread about my DT880's not having alot of bass compared to the T70's. Well I've been wondering if there was something out of spec on my 880's ever since I got some HD650's (which I know have more bass than the 880's) However, compared to the 650's the 880's have literally no bass or sub-bass. So I took em to a friends last night and compared the 600ohm 880's with the 32 ohm 880's and it was the same thing again. 32's had plenty of bass, while my 600's had none, as well as the fact that they were wayyyyyy brighter. 

 

Is this normal? Just wondering if I need to send them back to Beyer to have them checked out. I can't see how it would be an issue with them being poorly amped as I'm using them with a Bottlehead Crack.

 

Any thoughts?


This sounds quite strange indeed.  Have you used some tracks with good but not over the top bass to begin with like Massive Attack Mezzanine for instance?  Do you get any semblance of bass on those type tracks.?  If so, what type files are you using at your source?  MP3 AAC, AIFF, WAV, etc?  I am wondering if the source files and player might be at fault.  

 

The Senn 650 is very warm sounding by comparison I had both here a month ago to roll tubes and the Beyers are quite a bit more revealing in the mids and lower treble.  There is a pretty good peak starting at 6k or so on the Beyers that makes them sound somewhat analytical compared to the Senns and source type might actually make the Senns a lot more agreeable if lower quality player or files are used.  Assuming you have some decent tubes in the Crack (non Russian for the most part)  the only other thing I can think of might be that one side might be wired out of phase.  Then again that would make the highs sound weird too.  

 

Any other headfier near Toledo that can meet up with him to check his 880s out?

 

post #1684 of 10523

Thanks for the info!

 

How exactly would the high's sound if the drivers were out of phase?

 

I'll have to look at which tube I have in the Crack when I get home, i haven't rolled in a new one yet though.

 

I don't think it's a source issue, almost all my music is flac, from my computer i'm running -> optical out -> Maverick Tubemagic D1 -> Crack

post #1685 of 10523

Pls don't be insulted, but is there any chance you're using the wrong output from the Maverick to the Crack? I'm thinking double-amping might do what you describe . . .

post #1686 of 10523

These are my favorite headphones! Just love the way they sound!

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Originally Posted by FunyunBreath View Post

Thanks for the info!

 

How exactly would the high's sound if the drivers were out of phase?

 

I'll have to look at which tube I have in the Crack when I get home, i haven't rolled in a new one yet though.

 

I don't think it's a source issue, almost all my music is flac, from my computer i'm running -> optical out -> Maverick Tubemagic D1 -> Crack


If out of phase, voice or high pitched instruments should have a diffuse quality that seems hard to pinpoint location.

 

Source files appear to be good, don't think the player could be the culprit.

 

post #1688 of 10523

Holy tap dancing christ what an amazing upgrade from my A700s these are!The soundstage and treble are unreal. And best of all they are powered through my e11 right now; I can only imagine how good they will be once I get my Wa6! I am super pumped right now, I'm not the biggest believer in burn-in but they can only sound better after a while right? 

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I couldn't tell with the burn-in to be honest

 

it was just pure awesomeness from the start to now :D 

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Originally Posted by carlchip78 View Post

Mullard GZ32


Nice! Might have to try one of those.

 

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Originally Posted by CloakedMistborn View Post

Holy tap dancing christ what an amazing upgrade from my A700s these are!The soundstage and treble are unreal. And best of all they are powered through my e11 right now; I can only imagine how good they will be once I get my Wa6! I am super pumped right now, I'm not the biggest believer in burn-in but they can only sound better after a while right? 


I believe my pair developed some pretty nice bass over time... maybe going on 400+ hours. I'm not a huge 'believer' as I didn't hear it with my HD600s but compared to a new DT880/600 my pair are quite different.

post #1691 of 10523

I love the HD600 but the DT-660 to me are tops...unless I went for the T1 or the Audeze....

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Originally Posted by CloakedMistborn View Post

Holy tap dancing christ what an amazing upgrade from my A700s these are!The soundstage and treble are unreal. And best of all they are powered through my e11 right now; I can only imagine how good they will be once I get my Wa6! I am super pumped right now, I'm not the biggest believer in burn-in but they can only sound better after a while right? 



I did not hear any difference after burn-in.

I suspect our ear/brain just gets used to the sound of the 'phones.

Best way to burn these in is to put them on your head & listen to some tunes!

 

Bixby and I use the La Figaro 336C and both agree it is top notch, so if you get a WA6 you should be in for a treat.

 

post #1693 of 10523

You could be right. We get accustomed to the nuances of the headphone

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If you ever get a chance compare a heavily burned in pair to a brand new one... either they change there sound over time or over the years the drivers Beyer produce are attuned slightly differently. As I say I've heard a 400+ hour one compared to a new one and there is a pretty big and noticeable difference. Also a fella here recently got a new driver to put in his aged 880s and it sounds unbalanced, missing bass, sibilant etc...

post #1695 of 10523

The vintage DT880's were tuned differently. They were still heavy on the treble but had more mids and bass. They also were not sibilant at all. The soundstage was also bigger and more open.
 

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Originally Posted by Graphicism View Post

If you ever get a chance compare a heavily burned in pair to a brand new one... either they change there sound over time or over the years the drivers Beyer produce are attuned slightly differently. As I say I've heard a 400+ hour one compared to a new one and there is a pretty big and noticeable difference. Also a fella here recently got a new driver to put in his aged 880s and it sounds unbalanced, missing bass, sibilant etc...



 

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