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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

I doubt the 38-Ohm HE-400s need as much "amping" as the 600-Ohm DT880s

The O2 can drive just about any headphone sold on the planet.

I'm a DT880 owner (250 & 600), But I have a feeling you might prefer the HE-400s over the DT880s.

Indeed, I hear that about the O2 alot as well... I'm seriously thinking about getting one my self... still not sure

 

Although many people say the HE-400 is technically better than the Dt 880 600, it really comes dwn to preferance. I like the bass on my Dt 880 250 ohm. It's really wonderful for Rock, jazz, Classical and Orchestral. An mind you I played Bass Guitar for 5 years... so :3 I love me some bass and the 250 ohm delievers... I can only imagine how SLIGHTY better the 600 will b xD

post #2207 of 10430
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Originally Posted by cubusmybro View Post

I was wondering what would be the best, because I see a lot of love for these headphones. This or the HE-400? I listen to a lot of music from 60-70s and I want to get something that can resolve a lot with substantial bass, although I am not a bassehead. I have and do enjoy a lot of jazz and classical, because I played in a Jazz band and also played classical guitar.
I have heard these take a lot to amp but I do have an O2+ODAC, so I think it will not be a problem. I want to make the most of my amp and I heard the HE 400 do require as much amping.
Thanks a lot for your opinions smily_headphones1.gif

 

Well the HE-400 and the DT880/600 ohm have a different presentation (ortho and dynamic), to me both have their own strength such as better staging on the DT880/600ohm but better FR on the HE-400. WIth your setup i'd would go with the HE-400, but if you can get a more powerfull setup you'll be surprised how wonderful the DT880/60ohm is beerchug.gif

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Originally Posted by zeinharis View Post

 

Well the HE-400 and the DT880/600 ohm have a different presentation (ortho and dynamic), to me both have their own strength such as better staging on the DT880/600ohm but better FR on the HE-400. WIth your setup i'd would go with the HE-400, but if you can get a more powerfull setup you'll be surprised how wonderful the DT880/60ohm is beerchug.gif

and hence is why I wanna drop a grand to power me some dt 880 600 MAGIC!

post #2209 of 10430

You don't need to spend anywhere near a grand to get the 880/600 singing nicely. 

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Hi,

 

That is quite true! The $500 WA3 drives them perfectly fine and the O2 does a good job.

 

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Originally Posted by liamstrain View Post

You don't need to spend anywhere near a grand to get the 880/600 singing nicely. 

post #2211 of 10430

My Little Dot MKIV SE does a fine job with the 600Z Beyers. Currently $409.
 

post #2212 of 10430
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Originally Posted by bruce108 View Post

My Little Dot MKIV SE does a fine job with the 600Z Beyers. Currently $409.

 

Second that. Great pairing!
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post


Second that. Great pairing!


i was planning on going with an EF5 an Audionist DAC [Which is like $700 for both and another $300 for the cans them selvs], but could I use the O2 Dac RCA out and run that straight to the Little Dot MKIV SE... which would save me some money. Plus the Little Dot is prettier than the Hifiman EF5... can the Little Dot MKIV SE power a HifiMan He-500?

 

So yea Buying the Amp the DAC and the Headphone together is going to run me a Grand, I might drop the Audinist all together and just use the O2 Dac [as I plan to buy some AudioQuest Evergreen 1m (3.28 ft.) RCA to RCA cables, which cost another $30]

 

But how would you compare the Little Dot MKIV Se to a Hifiman Ef5 in terms of power and sound,

 

I'll say that I like the Look of the Little Dot MKIV Se over the Ef5 ;3. And ofc the O2 Dac is the superior choice... silly me


Edited by Mshenay - 11/19/12 at 7:23am
post #2214 of 10430

The Bellari HA540 drives the 880/660 plenty with nice tube sound.

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Originally Posted by JerseyD View Post

The Bellari HA540 drives the 880/660 plenty with nice tube sound.

... hmm another nice option maybe! 

 

I think I will go with the Little Dot, seeing as I hear ALOT of positives about it! 

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Can anyone suggest an amp that would do these justice for $120 or less? It may have been already mentioned in the massive amount of pages, but from what I saw all the amps were of higher cost. I saw the Muse EH 6922 mentioned somewhere, maybe in another thread, anyone have any experience of this? And how would HiFi speaker amps fare, does anyone know? I happen to have a few of those around the house..
Thanks for any help
post #2217 of 10430

You can run from the preamp outs of your amp (if it has them) to a headphone socket, using a Y or splitter cable. A good one is available from Blue Jeans cable. Results will depend on synergy + the quality of the preamp, but it's always worth trying before investing in a SS amp. Don't get confused with the speaker outs themselves or you may end up with fried phones.
 

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Originally Posted by adman164 View Post

Can anyone suggest an amp that would do these justice for $120 or less? It may have been already mentioned in the massive amount of pages, but from what I saw all the amps were of higher cost. I saw the Muse EH 6922 mentioned somewhere, maybe in another thread, anyone have any experience of this? And how would HiFi speaker amps fare, does anyone know? I happen to have a few of those around the house..
Thanks for any help

I own the Muse EH 6922, helps to get a digital multi-meter (DT-830, $5) to fine adjust the voltage and balance the right and left channels.

Some of these little single tube head amps do not allow voltage adjustments, some do.

There are a few threads on Head-fi dedicated to these head amps.

Also the website Rockgrotto has a head amp. subsection where they discuess mods for these amps.

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Heads up: Amazon have the 880/600s for $244.25!
 

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Originally Posted by bruce108 View Post

Heads up: Amazon have the 880/600s for $244.25!
 

take careful note when buying on amazon, any marketplace seller can undercut someone to have themselves displayed on the main page.  If you look off to the far right under other buying options, you will see Amazon as the actual seller... for a couple more dollars I would go with them instead of the third party sellers.  If amazon is the primary seller than it will say ships from and sold by amazon right under how many left in stock there are.

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