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Yea, I'm currently using an RCA 6AS7G grey plate and a Ken Rad VT231.

I'm noticing some slight crackle on the left channel from the 6AS7G though, so I'm not sure if it's a sub-par tube or whats going on.

I'm considering picking up a Tung Sol 5998(?)

 

I've had very good results with a Ken Rad and a Tungsol 6080 JAN WA.

You can get a Tungsol 6080 JAN WA for less than $20.00

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I recently tried 2 sets of these (rma). The first probably had 25 hrs or so and compared to the fresh one, had a much brighter sound...annoyingly bright. The other has about 15 hrs now, but still doesn't sound anywhere near as painful when listening to higher pitch voices.

I've never really thought about a headphone being defective out of the box, but I also thought burn in improved sound? It did with the Q701s.
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There can be a good deal of variation between different manufacturing runs/tolerances and individual drivers. But it would be rare, I think, for a painful amount of brightness to be the difference. 

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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

 

 

I've had very good results with a Ken Rad and a Tungsol 6080 JAN WA.

You can get a Tungsol 6080 JAN WA for less than $20.00

 

Thanks for the suggestion.  I'll look into one.

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So just want to confirm something...

 

for people that bought the wraparound headband .. you applied this over the original headband, yes? and this increase the comfort of wearing it over longer periods of time?

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I don't think the wraparound will fit over the headband of the premium. 

 

Honestly, the 880/600 are some of the most comfortable headphones I have ever used. Especially for long listening. 

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Honestly, the 880/600 are some of the most comfortable headphones I have ever used. Especially for long listening. 

 

+1

 

I could not agree more with that. 

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They're great off the bat but after some time, the headband compresses and I get a nice red strap on my head .. I have short hair so I can definitely see it..

 

I am using the j-money leather pads which increase the weight slightly as well

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Got my DT880 600s in, a used like new pair off fleabay for $160. There's a little more sparkle to them than I remember from auditioning a friend's set, but so far I'm digging `em.
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Sorry I cant be of help Bojamijams, I am bald and have never had this happen. I did have some issues with k701 and getting hot spots from its band, but never with these.

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I bought a replacement driver for my DT880 and it worked fine but after a month or 2 it suddenly died. Checked it and couldn't see any damage but somehow the circuit was cooked. Now i have to return it and wait for a replacement :(

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:(

 

Are you unplugging the headphones before powering down the amp? 

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Originally Posted by liamstrain View Post

There can be a good deal of variation between different manufacturing runs/tolerances and individual drivers. But it would be rare, I think, for a painful amount of brightness to be the difference. 


It's either that or burn in then as I was able to tell, within seconds, which I was listening too on sound alone. The difference was quite jarring. 
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:(

 

Are you unplugging the headphones before powering down the amp? 

 

It's plugged in 24/7

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Some amps have a "thump" when they turn on and off, which *can* occasionally damage drivers. Generally speaking, it is recommended you unplug your headphone from the amp before you shut it off... 

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