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post #2446 of 10431
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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.

 

Check my earlier post out.

I like the FiiO E17.

For the money I am very happy with it.

For $250-300 you can get the E17 and E09K, which is nice because ou have a rotary volume control and charging station for the E17.

It may sound silly, but I really prefer the convenience of the rotary volume control.

 

This may drive you nuts, and maybe just coincidence, but I've seen a few bad comments WRT the Makerick product posted on Head Fi.

I've never heard one so I can't really comment on the Maverick.

I've heard an Audio Engine D1, a really nice sounding piece of kit.

I know a guy who owns one, he really likes it.

post #2447 of 10431
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Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post

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

Iv'e been told.... then IDK since I know where I live/will live I won't be able to get tubes easily, can't I just be happy with the stock ones?

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Has anyone changed the ear pads and found that they drastically altered the sound characteristics of the 880/600s?  I've had mine for about 2 years, and the ear pads were getting somewhat flat, so I replaced them about 2 weeks ago and now it seems like the bass is far "boomier" than I remember beforehand.  Obviously I would expect the sound characteristics to change a bit based on the new pads moving the driver farther out from the ear, but so far I'm not terribly happy with the change.

post #2449 of 10431
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Originally Posted by Leveler View Post

Iv'e been told.... then IDK since I know where I live/will live I won't be able to get tubes easily, can't I just be happy with the stock ones?

 

The stock GE tubes sound fantastic with the DT880s. I got some Orange Amperex PQs and they definitely changed the sound. I like it; it's not as crisp, but there's amazing detail resolution with them. There are some things I like about the GEs more, for sure. There is no problem with the stock tubes. They're great.

post #2450 of 10431
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Originally Posted by yokken View Post

 

The stock GE tubes sound fantastic with the DT880s. I got some Orange Amperex PQs and they definitely changed the sound. I like it; it's not as crisp, but there's amazing detail resolution with them. There are some things I like about the GEs more, for sure. There is no problem with the stock tubes. They're great.

Thanks, I think if I ever get the Lyr I'll leave it stock, I luckily have a tendency to leave everything stock, If I purchase something and I like it's performance out of the box then I find no needs for upgrades, etc. So I think I'll be good with stock tubes redface.gif. It's probably just my budget/ highschooler with no money way of thinking though.

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And what a wise man you are! biggrin.gif

post #2452 of 10431
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Originally Posted by rs01 View Post

Has anyone changed the ear pads and found that they drastically altered the sound characteristics of the 880/600s?  I've had mine for about 2 years, and the ear pads were getting somewhat flat, so I replaced them about 2 weeks ago and now it seems like the bass is far "boomier" than I remember beforehand.  Obviously I would expect the sound characteristics to change a bit based on the new pads moving the driver farther out from the ear, but so far I'm not terribly happy with the change.


Did you get the right pads (perforated back)

post #2453 of 10431

Check this article:

 

What Happens As The Cushion Pads Age | Headfonia

 

Maybe with the new pads it's just how it's supposed to sound, and you just don't remember since you are used to the sound of the worn pads... In the article it says that Beyers are really notorious for the sound changing when the pads are old. Makes me think I need to change the pair on mine...

post #2454 of 10431
I'm not sure how many dac-amps with s/pdif you will find in that price range. With USB you might have more luck. As a pure amp, the Valhalla is very sweet for the 880. The Lyr has a lot of power for these relatively sensitive cans.

If you can find the leather pads for the 880 they make a big difference to the lower end on the 880. I love the sound of these guys but I did prefer the leather pads - I ended up giving my 880s to my Dad , but decided to keep the leather pads just in case. Glad I did, as I have my second 880s incoming.
post #2455 of 10431
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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.


Matrix Mini Portable

post #2456 of 10431

The E17 has an optical SPDIF input as well. It comes with a toslink to mini-toslink adapter.

post #2457 of 10431

Thank you for your advices, folks! I appreaciate that. Some hours ago I finally ordered my 880/600 and the E09k+E17 combo for the total price of under 500€. I hope they will do fine for me, but I guess no matter how bad it'd be in your ears -  this combo will impress me a lot and be enough for me as my last "headphones" was a Tritton AX Pro 5.1 gamingheadset. Don't really want to speak them bad, but for non-audiophiles they do a decent job. Anyway, I hope I'll have a lot of fun with my beyers and FiiOs. When I receive them next week and listened some days to them, I may will order one of the 990s just for comparison.

 

I'll also try to find out the difference in sound between the E09k+E17 combo and only the E17. If I don't see any difference, I'll send the E09k back.

 

If the 880s bass is to less for me, I'll just compensate it with the E17 EQ.

 

DONT'T WANNA WAIT UNTIL THE END OF NEXT WEEK!!! I want them now -_-


Edited by Zack117 - 1/18/13 at 12:24pm
post #2458 of 10431

Welcome to the club! Please share your impressions when you have them beyersmile.png

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Oh yes, I'll do. Every impression helps other people for decisions, espacially in the audio section. I know that now. But don't epect anything qualified, as I didn't read myself in the "how to describe sound" - topic... yet.

post #2460 of 10431
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Originally Posted by Zack117 View Post

Thank you for your advices, folks! I appreaciate that. Some hours ago I finally ordered my 880/600 and the E09k+E17 combo for the total price of under 500€. I hope they will do fine for me, but I guess no matter how bad it'd be in your ears -  this combo will impress me a lot and be enough for me as my last "headphones" was a Tritton AX Pro 5.1 gamingheadset. Don't really want to speak them bad, but for non-audiophiles they do a decent job. Anyway, I hope I'll have a lot of fun with my beyers and FiiOs. When I receive them next week and listened some days to them, I may will order one of the 990s just for comparison.

 

I'll also try to find out the difference in sound between the E09k+E17 combo and only the E17. If I don't see any difference, I'll send the E09k back.

 

If the 880s bass is to less for me, I'll just compensate it with the E17 EQ.

 

DONT'T WANNA WAIT UNTIL THE END OF NEXT WEEK!!! I want them now -_-

Nice.

It will be interesting to compare your experience with my experience with the E17 + E09K + DT880/600!

BTW, I'm keeping my E09K.

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