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@zeinharis: with the beyer 880/600? Excellent. Lots of 'acoustic mass' (I pinched that from someone) and plenty of pace.
 

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By the way, DT880 (600ohm) received the highest A+ price/performance mark from DavidMahler reviewer in his Battle Of The Flagships (50+ Headphones Compared) thread.

 

That's what we've been talking about 145 pages or so.

post #2178 of 10424

<3 my babies

 

I have to admit though, the J$ leather pads improved the sound even better.. tamed the highs just slightly and brought the bottom end up slightly. Perfect perfect perfect. Shame that he went out of business/isn't making them anymore.

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Originally Posted by Bojamijams View Post

<3 my babies

 

I have to admit though, the J$ leather pads improved the sound even better.. tamed the highs just slightly and brought the bottom end up slightly. Perfect perfect perfect. Shame that he went out of business/isn't making them anymore.

 

Was he the only who made after-market pads of that style for them? Not that I really want to change mine, but who knows. biggrin.gif

post #2180 of 10424

who sells the actual, authentic replacments?  the velour ones and how much are they?

post #2181 of 10424

I bought mine straight from Beyer not sure if there available anywhere else or not. 

post #2182 of 10424

You can find them on ebay too

post #2183 of 10424
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Originally Posted by AlexRoma View Post

By the way, DT880 (600ohm) received the highest A+ price/performance mark from DavidMahler reviewer in his Battle Of The Flagships (50+ Headphones Compared) thread.

 

That's what we've been talking about 145 pages or so.

 

Really? It appears to be 145 pages of amp discussion... :P

post #2184 of 10424
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Originally Posted by AlexRoma View Post

By the way, DT880 (600ohm) received the highest A+ price/performance mark from DavidMahler reviewer in his Battle Of The Flagships (50+ Headphones Compared) thread.

 

That's what we've been talking about 145 pages or so.

 

WOW!

 

This is one dude who really loves headphones.

 

Dear Skylab, it is time for you to show him who's the true BOSS of headphone reviews.

 

Please launch your 500+ headphones review. wink.gif

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500+ headphones review... WHAT?! eek.gif blink.gif

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DT880 are nice cans indeed. I've owned the 250 Ohm and 600 Ohm premium versions for some time and enjoyed both. However, after trying DT990 Pro, I realized that either DT880 just doesn't fit my taste well or it isn't as good sounding as the DT990. To my ears, DT990 sounds more exciting and powerful. I find its bass and treble emphasis to be quite tasteful and generally not excessive, although I sometimes EQ the highs down just a notch or two as they do get a little too hot with certain material and sources. I feel that the V-shape gives DT990 more life versus DT880, but I also think that DT990 is more detailed, dynamic and open sounding than DT880 which adds to the sense of liveliness. By comparison, DT880 sounds overly flat, somewhat closed in and restrained. It sounds to me like DT990 has superior acoustic performance to DT880, due to DT990 being fully open vs the semi closed design of the DT880 which seems to add some mild coloration and limits the sound quality.

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Ya.. its bloated in the bass and treble.. its very colored and thus has no place even being considered audiophile level... you like the coloring, just like some like the the color of grado's..

 

You also say you don't find the treble excessive but admit having to tone it down because it is sometimes excessive... errr.. wut?

 

Superior acoustic performance? let's not just throw buzz words with no meaning around

post #2188 of 10424
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Originally Posted by Bojamijams View Post

Ya.. its bloated in the bass and treble.. its very colored and thus has no place even being considered audiophile level... you like the coloring, just like some like the the color of grado's..

 

You also say you don't find the treble excessive but admit having to tone it down because it is sometimes excessive... errr.. wut?

 

Superior acoustic performance? let's not just throw buzz words with no meaning around

 

Read my post carefully - I wrote that I find the highs on DT990s generally not excessive, but they can get hot with some material and sources. I believe that DT990 may have superior acoustic performance due to them being a more open design and perhaps some other factors. I never stated this as a fact though and I am certainly open to criticism of my view if you provide ideas or facts that show otherwise.

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Originally Posted by Pianist View Post

Read my post carefully - I wrote that I find the highs on DT990s generally not excessive, but they can get hot with some material and sources. I believe that DT990 may have superior acoustic performance due to them being a more open design and perhaps some other factors. I never stated this as a fact though and I am certainly open to criticism of my view if you provide ideas or facts that show otherwise.

You like what you like!
Nothing wrong with that!
When I bought my DT880s, I had a very tough time choosing between them and DT990. There are days when I think I should just break down and get a pair of DT990s too.

Anyone from my hometown is OK as far as I'm concerned!
post #2190 of 10424

I first had the DT-990 @600 Ohms. However, I never liked them. They are nicely balanced and have good timbre, but they are far too bass bloated to be taken seriously, have awful sibilance issues (very similar to the HJE900) and just can't add the fun Ultrasone can, IMHO. So for me they were useless, except for the fact that I EQed them to a DT-880 so I could enjoy them as neutral and natural sounding headphones.

 

So for me, personally, DT-990 has no justification. The DT-880 is a much better design.

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