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post #2266 of 10523
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Originally Posted by lacco View Post

Hi

Does anyone use the DT880 600 ohm for modern electro song?

Im looking for a good HP for all purpose /editing ,tracking ,some mixing too.
 

Another question can I power the DT880 with my Presonus firebox /it is very powerfull?

 

My current headphone is Shure 840 the firebox makes It very neutral .

I love this HP but too heavy  need a light comfortable one which sound neutral  true and clear.

 

 

Im considering these:

 

Shure 940

Beyerdinamic 880 600 ohm

Sennheiser  600

 

 

or any of your recommendation.


I have the 880/600 ohms on order -- will be delivered Friday.  I have the other 2 phones, and while the Shure has outstanding detail retrieval and crisp highs, I think after a while they become fatiguing to the ears.  I love and recommend the Senn HD600.  I'll know how it compares with the Beyerdynamic on Friday.

 

The other issue, of course, is the Shures are closed, the others open, if that's a factor

post #2267 of 10523
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Originally Posted by kookoo View Post

 



get the O2 DAC + AMP combo, it'll save you in the long run

Thanks, I already pulled the trigger on the D1, so if anything I'll just get the O2

post #2268 of 10523
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Originally Posted by Leonarfd View Post

Ordered the dt 880 premium 250 and 600 ohm version, been testin them both for 1 week now. Had a hardtime hearing differences on the 250and 600 ohm version, so I decided to get my wife and 2 friends help with some blind testing. Fun thing is that in 47% of the times we all believed the dt 600 was sounding nicer, so I can assume if we had continued for some hours more it would be closer to 50%.
Must say it is a very lovely headphone in sound and looks. Ordered 2 others aswell AKG Q701 and Sennheiser 650 both was returned as I can only choose one for now and I liked the beyers more since I like to also use em much for gaming and movies. The music on the 650 was nice and relaxing but not as neutral as that was what I was after.
In the test we tried many different genres of music, alot of classical and all in flac or cd. Tried with different sources of amplifiyng aswell.
Gear used has been:
Marantz SR4023
Onkyo TX-NR515
And on the PC:
Asus STX
And RCA out with:
Objective 2
Little Dot MK-III
The recievers did sound very much the same, and overall good. Stx and objective 2 was the one I would say did the best job with both 250 and 600 ohm version. And the info about the STX not being enough power for the 600ohm to sound rich and good is false info.
Sorry for bad Englishnot my first language smily_headphones1.gif
Had a hard time finding good info on this as most people who has tested both have done a test betwean 250 pro or before 2005 with the *new* premium 600.
And as an conclusion I now love Beyerdynamics I really wanna hear some more of them in the future, maybe an T1 :P

I have a few question.  Have you heard much difference in sound when your headphones were connected to the Onkyo receiver via headphone out jack and when plugged in to your PC through ext Amps?  Have you tried to plug them in directly to your CD/DVD through any of your Amps?  If yes, also have you noticed any differences?

I got my 600 ohm version yesterday.  I did not have too much time to test them.  Anyway, I plugged them in to my Onkyo TX SR 674 and they sounded very good to me (I was listening to Jean Michael Jarre "Aero" album and a few Beastie Boys/Blue Man Group/Sade/Rush songs) but the bass was slightly lacking (just a little).  The receiver had enough volume for me (it was pretty loud when I increased the sound volume almost to max).  

I certainly need to do more testing and decide if I need to add a Dac or Amp/ Tube Amp or the combo of them down the road.  

I know that everybody is different and there are many (for me too many) different opinions what works/sounds better with beyers dt 880 600 ohm.  I'm just asking about your opinion cause you also have an Onkyo AV receiver which for sure has the same headphone output as mine as well as a few external amps.  So you can compare all o them.  Thanks for the answers in advance.

post #2269 of 10523
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Originally Posted by lacco View Post

Hi

Does anyone use the DT880 600 ohm for modern electro song?

Im looking for a good HP for all purpose /editing ,tracking ,some mixing too.
 

Another question can I power the DT880 with my Presonus firebox /it is very powerfull?

 

My current headphone is Shure 840 the firebox makes It very neutral .

I love this HP but too heavy  need a light comfortable one which sound neutral  true and clear.

 

 

Im considering these:

 

Shure 940

Beyerdinamic 880 600 ohm

Sennheiser  600

 

 

or any of your recommendation.

 

I suggest you get yourself a headphone amp that can output more voltages since i don't know the presonus firebox specs, the DT880/600 will sound awesome if it's driven properly

post #2270 of 10523

I think the HD600 is more enjoyable to listen to, personally, as the timbre is more accurate and there's a little bit more midbass presence, as well as goooorgeous mids/vocals on them. But the DT880 is noticeably faster and the imaging is fantastic, as well as the instrument separation. These 3 areas are where they blow the HD600 out of the water. Honestly I'd love to have both, but if I had every headphone that I liked the sound of I would have like 6 pairs of headphones right now. Just can't afford that!

 

If you listen to a lot of electronic music, the DT880 will sound more enjoyable at first impression. However, if you really enjoy vocals, and listen to anything more often than electronic, the HD600s will win you over. As far as "neutral" is concerned... the HD600s are closer I think, but on the warmer side, whereas the DT880s are just a teeny bit farther away, and on the colder side. I like both of them equally... maybe the HD600 just a teeny bit more. But the DT880s are a great complement to my HD650.

 

/ramble

post #2271 of 10523
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Originally Posted by Michalmk6 View Post

I have a few question.  Have you heard much difference in sound when your headphones were connected to the Onkyo receiver via headphone out jack and when plugged in to your PC through ext Amps?  Have you tried to plug them in directly to your CD/DVD through any of your Amps?  If yes, also have you noticed any differences?

I got my 600 ohm version yesterday.  I did not have too much time to test them.  Anyway, I plugged them in to my Onkyo TX SR 674 and they sounded very good to me (I was listening to Jean Michael Jarre "Aero" album and a few Beastie Boys/Blue Man Group/Sade/Rush songs) but the bass was slightly lacking (just a little).  The receiver had enough volume for me (it was pretty loud when I increased the sound volume almost to max).  

I certainly need to do more testing and decide if I need to add a Dac or Amp/ Tube Amp or the combo of them down the road.  

I know that everybody is different and there are many (for me too many) different opinions what works/sounds better with beyers dt 880 600 ohm.  I'm just asking about your opinion cause you also have an Onkyo AV receiver which for sure has the same headphone output as mine as well as a few external amps.  So you can compare all o them.  Thanks for the answers in advance.

@Michalmk6

I got the 880/600's several months ago and ran them through my Onkyo TX-SR707 receiver for the first few months.  While I thought it sounded okay it wasn't as good as I was hoping.  I also ran them through my onkyo A5VL SACD player's headphone jack.  I found I had to crank the volume almost all the way on the CD player to really push the music through these headphones.  I spent about 2 months going back and forth with the receiver and SACD player when I finally decided to try an external amp (Little Dot MKIII).  I run this through the tape out section on my onkyo receiver now and still use the SACD player as my source.  To me there was a significant difference in sound once I quit using the receiver's headphone jack and used a dedicated headphone amp.  I have A/B'd these several times and I think the difference in sound quality is quite noticeable.  I wouldn't say running these headphones out of the onkyo receiver sound awful, but I knew they didn't sound as open and full as they could.  Hope that helps a little bit.

post #2272 of 10523
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Originally Posted by Mingus Ah Um View Post

@Michalmk6
I got the 880/600's several months ago and ran them through my Onkyo TX-SR707 receiver for the first few months.  While I thought it sounded okay it wasn't as good as I was hoping.  I also ran them through my onkyo A5VL SACD player's headphone jack.  I found I had to crank the volume almost all the way on the CD player to really push the music through these headphones.  I spent about 2 months going back and forth with the receiver and SACD player when I finally decided to try an external amp (Little Dot MKIII).  I run this through the tape out section on my onkyo receiver now and still use the SACD player as my source.  To me there was a significant difference in sound once I quit using the receiver's headphone jack and used a dedicated headphone amp.  I have A/B'd these several times and I think the difference in sound quality is quite noticeable.  I wouldn't say running these headphones out of the onkyo receiver sound awful, but I knew they didn't sound as open and full as they could.  Hope that helps a little bit.

I was waiting for this kind of response. Thank you very much! So, probably I'll end up buying an ext tube amp.
Just have done some research and it should be either a LD MKIII or IV smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by Michalmk6 - 12/12/12 at 3:18pm
post #2273 of 10523

I now have some 600ohm DT880s in the mail and an Audioengine D1 in the mail as well, I  think about getting the new  Schiit Magni but iI'm still not 100% sure, price and power look really attractive  though 

 

it has 130 mw into 600ohm

 

I was told by Jason Stoddard that id does very well with the 600 beyers, he said they tried both the 880s and 990s

post #2274 of 10523
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Originally Posted by Leveler View Post

I now have some 600ohm DT880s in the mail and an Audioengine D1 in the mail as well, I  think about getting the new  Schiit Magni but iI'm still not 100% sure, price and power look really attractive  though 

 

it has 130 mw into 600ohm

 

I was told by Jason Stoddard that id does very well with the 600 beyers, he said they tried both the 880s and 990s


My DT800/600 will be here tomorrow.  Looking forward to driving it with my recently acquired Schiit Lyr

post #2275 of 10523
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Originally Posted by BobJS View Post


My DT800/600 will be here tomorrow.  Looking forward to driving it with my recently acquired Schiit Lyr

That's awesome! Maybe you can leave some impressions? beyersmile.png. I wish I could afford the Lyr, but I'm sure D1+Magni will hold up until i get out of high school and can get my own money hahaha

post #2276 of 10523

I've found the Lyr to make the DT880/600 sound warmer than I remember with my DT880/250 and my E17. Makes sense given the tubes, but I think it's noticeable. I love how much more bass they have though, and vocals are much more pleasing than with the 250ohm.

post #2277 of 10523

I just received a pair of these from Amazon Warehouse Deals --- in Very Good condition.   My question is does anyone know how I can tell for sure these are indeed 600 ohms?  I measured with a multimeter (granted, this is DC, low voltage) and it measured only 25 ohms.  This doesn't seem right to me.  Especially when I try the same test with my 300 ohm Sennheiser HD600s and measure 300 ohms....

 

Can anyone tell how many ohms they measure DC across the left or right driver?

 

Thanks,

 

Bob
 


Edited by BobJS - 12/14/12 at 1:39pm
post #2278 of 10523
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Originally Posted by BobJS View Post

I just received a pair of these from Amazon Warehouse Deals --- in Very Good condition.   My question is does anyone know how I can tell for sure these are indeed 600 ohms?  I measured with a multimeter (granted, this is DC, low voltage) and it measured only 25 ohms.  This doesn't seem right to me.  Can anyone tell how many ohms they measure DC across the left or right driver?

 

Thanks,

 

Bob
 

 

Look at the the plug-- my 990s say 600 OHM on the black plastic above the plug.  I also got my 990s from Amazon Warehouse, and I think the rating refers to the condition of the box rather than condition of the headphones.   
 

post #2279 of 10523
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Originally Posted by automaton View Post

 

Look at the the plug-- my 990s say 600 OHM on the black plastic above the plug.  I also got my 990s from Amazon Warehouse, and I think the rating refers to the condition of the box rather than condition of the headphones.   
 

 

Thanks..... as I suspected ..... they're 32 ohms ..... back they go

post #2280 of 10523
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Originally Posted by BobJS View Post

 

Thanks..... as I suspected ..... they're 32 ohms ..... back they go

Good luck!

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