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I'd go for the Magni, personally. The Little Dots are better if you get a II or III.

post #2372 of 10424
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Originally Posted by yokken View Post

I'd go for the Magni, personally. The Little Dots are better if you get a II or III.

Thanks

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Thanks but how/where do you add a EQ?

 

It depends. What is/are your source(s) feeding the Raptor? 

post #2374 of 10424

If your going to spend that much might as well build yourself an O2. 

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If your going to spend that much might as well build yourself an O2. 

where can I get the parts?

post #2376 of 10424

I see. I personally don't wan't to take the risk biggrin.gif. I've never soldered and if I ever do I would prefer for it to be a cheaper project like a Cmoy or even a cable

 

Still thanks though! I will do some search though

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Oh man... got my new Orange Amperex PQ's. They take a bit of the "air" out of my DT880s so Infected Mushroom doesn't sound as impressive as it does with the stock GE tubes; however, there is more detail resolution, and vocals are somewhat improved, maybe a little less grainy. The sound is a bit warmer but I think the tonality of everything is improved. I'm hearing things I never heard before from songs I've listened to 200 times!! I haven't spent much time with my HD650s lately and only a few hours since I got the new tubes. I don't want to be swapping tubes very often but I think these are really growing on me. What's awesome is that they will sound even better after 50-100 hours on them.

 

Seriously, I listened to the first 3 songs from Legend of the Black Shawarma and I've heard multiple things that I didn't hear before. Their music is like ear candy. DT880s for life!

 

EDIT: I keep hearing new things. In every single song I've listened to since I made this post. This is heaven. Best $50 investment I've made. Makes me wanna buy another pair just to be covered for a while. Or 10 pairs.

 

EDIT2: This is heaven. And this is only with ~10 hours on them.


Edited by yokken - 1/1/13 at 7:19pm
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Seriously, I listened to the first 3 songs from Legend of the Black Shawarma and I've heard multiple things that I didn't hear before. Their music is like ear candy. DT880s for life!

 

 

The best eargasm I've ever had was with DT880's playing the song Vicious Delicious from Infected Mushroom album with the same name. Seriously, even though I don't often listen to electronic, the bass in that song paired with other effects in the background is hypnotic. Its hits so freaking hard. You really see how much bass DT880's are able to kick out in that song, immense punch, almost blurs your vision, yet sound is perfectly clear and without a hint of distortion. It really shows how much superior it is in terms of bass compared to HD650's which have a reputation of having more bass. Yea...lol, right. :P   Anyone who think DT880's (at least 600 ohm version) is bass light, is as wrong as people who think the earth is flat.


Edited by derbigpr - 1/2/13 at 4:59am
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That song is crazy. I mean, I've heard LotBS 100 times and not heard the things I heard last night. I didn't want to take my headphones off because they sounded so good. I'm excited to listen when I get home from work tonight.

 

And yeah, DT880 bass is awesome.

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I have both the 880 600ohm and the 650 currently and while the 650s provide more bass, it is less refined and articulated than the bass of the 880. I can see how some would find them seemingly bass light, but for me, the 880s are well extended and provide more detail rendering in the low frequencies. Another resounding thumbs up for electronic music with the 880s. Yummy stuff.

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They are just so airy... the sound is like floating around my head. Sometimes I forget I'm wearing them. After more time with the Amperex tubes (having left my Lyr on all day) I can say that they definitely make the DT880s more revealing but warmer. It's a strange combination and some songs don't have the clean-cut eargasm majesty that they previously did with the GE tubes. However, they make vocals even better and again, the tonality of everything is improved as a whole. But it's definitely a warmer sound. The attack and decay is a bit softer than I'd like, but it's enjoyable. I find myself longing for the GE's clarity and black noise floor, going from music to, suddenly, NOTHING -- for a split second. It's freaking awesome and I miss it.

 

Right now I can't say which tubes I like better; both are better at different things. Damnit, why can't I just have the best of everything!?

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I haven't read all these post  whew,,,  way to many.

 

Have these been compared to the T70 / T90s?

 

Can someone point me to the page number?

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I don't recall one off the top of my head but from what I've read, the T70 is crystal clear but light on the bass. The DT880/600s actually have a surprising amount of bass, very versatile and textured. I love them.

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I have the 880600 with sliver dragon wire from moon audio on them. I love the detail (driving with ray samuel raptor amp) but..... wish there was more bottom "punch". anyone thing of cans with same detail but more bottom? thx

I, too, love my 880/600, but sometimes crave more bass (depending on what I am listening to).  Solved this by getting a pair of Denon AHD5000.  Not quite as airy as the 880, but much more bottom.  Have found myself listening to the Denon more often, to the point of considering selling my 880.  (Have not been able to bring myself to actually do it though.)


Edited by JerseyD - 1/3/13 at 6:30am
post #2385 of 10424
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Originally Posted by Sonic Defender View Post

I have both the 880 600ohm and the 650 currently and while the 650s provide more bass, it is less refined and articulated than the bass of the 880. I can see how some would find them seemingly bass light, but for me, the 880s are well extended and provide more detail rendering in the low frequencies. Another resounding thumbs up for electronic music with the 880s. Yummy stuff.

 

Yep,

880 600 Ohm are fantastic.

Personally, I don't "get" the HD650 sound, plus they don't feel anywhere near as comfortable as DT880s.

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