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post #2431 of 8065
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Originally Posted by yokken View Post

 

There is often a price difference, but I've seen the 600ohm at the same price as the 250ohm (Premium) or very close in the past 2-3 months. They're easy to find at $349, but the real deal is finding them for $249. You can easily do that on the forums, and Amazon's had some real nice prices recently. If people can't wait, the 250ohm will probably be easier to find for a lower price. But if you do a little digging you can easily find the 600ohm for not much more than the 250.

For the past year, the DT880 600Ohms on Amazon have oscillated in price. They start at $349.00, stay there for a few days, then slowly climb downward until they're about $250. They might stay there a bit before jumping straight back to $349.00

 

 

I recommend installing an Amazon price tracker like the one above to try to hit a lowpoint. I was lucky and got them at their recent low: $243 on Jan 2.

post #2432 of 8065
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Originally Posted by yokken View Post

 

I fully understand your skepticism. I'm basing my thoughts purely from my memory, and there's a few variables that changed. But I still think people should opt for the 600ohm if they have an amp. Even an E17 or E11 should be able to drive them decently, at least to the same level (volume *and* dynamics) that they'd drive a 250ohm to.

E11 "should" be able to drive them?  Has anyone tried E11 with dt880 600ohm?

post #2433 of 8065

I've used my E17 with my 880/600 and it sounds great. They sound fine even out of my iPad 4. Any amp will be an upgrade for these, but they will obvious benefit from a better amp than an E11 or E17.

post #2434 of 8065

OK, thanks!

post #2435 of 8065
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Originally Posted by beedee View Post

E11 "should" be able to drive them?  Has anyone tried E11 with dt880 600ohm?

I've tried it's cousin, the E17, with my 600 Ohm DTs.

I'm not big on this combo, it often sounds a bit mushy and clipped, maybe I listen too damn loud?

But it is infinitely better than the headphone jack on my HP notebook.

 

I do like the E17 + E09K with my 600 Ohm '880s. No real serious reservations there, especially for the $$$

 

Edit:

Tried some extended comparisons between the E17 and E09K headphone amp (using the DAC in the E17) with my 600 Ohm headphones.

I no longer think I can hear much of a difference between the two, but I still have a slight preference for the E09K. Maybe the E09K sounds a little bit warmer, a little fuller in the bass. I don't think I could spot the difference in a blind test.

 

No too sure what I was drinking thinking before!


Edited by Chris J - 1/16/13 at 5:29pm
post #2436 of 8065

These cans will really surprise you. They're always pulling more tricks out of their hat when I feed 'em a good song. I love them. More than my HD650, I think.

 

 

Crossposted from the HD650 thread:

 

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Originally Posted by yokken View Post

 

I had the 250ohm, I couldn't find anything I didn't like about those except a little light on the bass and recessed vocals. The 600ohm fixes both of those amazingly, I think. It's not hot on the treble at all, compared to the HE-400 which made my ears ring for a week straight. I like the HD650 for when I'm in the mood for slower songs and richer vocals, but the DT880s reproduce electronic music the way it was meant to be heard, in my humble opinion. It is simply the perfect headphone for it, again, in my opinion. The majority of my music is electronic. It just stimulates my brain in a way little other music can. So to you I say, I haven't found many cons with the sound. I love it.

 


Edited by yokken - 1/16/13 at 7:42pm
post #2437 of 8065

I can't find a flaw on these except for some genres I want more bass impact, but that's what closed cans are for heh. Everything sounds so airy and delicious. I find the trebIe just right, everything is well balanced, but I still find the vocals slightly recessed in some tracks. I think I really found my cans until I can drop $1k+. Next audio upgrade is a better amp, I feel the little amp in teh D1 pushes enough juice for me to more than  love these, but then that leaves me thirsty to see if they scale as well with a nice tube amp as everyone says.

 

I really want to try HD6XXs still though. Just to feel a warmer sig with more mids, who knows what I'll like better.

post #2438 of 8065

What AMP/DAC stand alone devices with optical S/PDIF Input can you recommend me with the DT 880/600's, based on your experience? Price class should be about 150-300$, or max. 250€ as I live in germany. I read about FiiO's, Audio GD NFB's or Maverick TubeMagic's but just can't pick one of them. I don't want to buy anything wrong and after almost one week of countless hours of reseraching I have no patience left anymore, to work myself in this huge topic of how amps/DAC's work and what tubes I should exchange to get better SQ etc.

 

Purposes will be as good as everything: Movies, Music and Gaming.

post #2439 of 8065
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Originally Posted by Zack117 View Post

What AMP/DAC stand alone devices with optical S/PDIF Input can you recommend me with the DT 880/600's, based on your experience? Price class should be about 150-300$, or max. 250€ as I live in germany. I read about FiiO's, Audio GD NFB's or Maverick TubeMagic's but just can't pick one of them. I don't want to buy anything wrong and after almost one week of countless hours of reseraching I have no patience left anymore, to work myself in this huge topic of how amps/DAC's work and what tubes I should exchange to get better SQ etc.

 

Purposes will be as good as everything: Movies, Music and Gaming.

I use the Audioengine D1 and feel that it's more than enough, take it with a grain of salt though, since I don't have much experience

post #2440 of 8065

I use my Lyr which makes them sound amazing, but I'm not sure what mixes well with them around the $200 price range. I went from an E17 to a Lyr so... yeah. Haven't had much head time with the E17 and DT880.

post #2441 of 8065
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Originally Posted by yokken View Post

I use my Lyr which makes them sound amazing, but I'm not sure what mixes well with them around the $200 price range. I went from an E17 to a Lyr so... yeah. Haven't had much head time with the E17 and DT880.

If I ever upgrade, the Lyr is what I'm looking at... It's kinda expensive for my standards right now, but I feel like if I get one I won't worry to spend $1k on another amp in some time...

post #2442 of 8065

If I ever buy another amp it's going to be in 5-10 years. I consider the Lyr to be an endgame amp. I can honestly say I do not desire any new equipment. Maybe some new headphones in a year or so... T1 anyone???

post #2443 of 8065
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Originally Posted by yokken View Post

I use my Lyr which makes them sound amazing, but I'm not sure what mixes well with them around the $200 price range. I went from an E17 to a Lyr so... yeah. Haven't had much head time with the E17 and DT880.

+1 Dt880s with the Lyr is fantastic.

post #2444 of 8065

Then, let's start saving rolleyes.gif

post #2445 of 8065
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Then, let's start saving rolleyes.gif

Its not that easy, you then will start reading about vintage tubes and.................

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