Got my DT880 Pros today and they are as great as I expected them to be. I kept telling myself that they would seem bass shy in the beginning because I've been using my DT770/600 for a couple weeks which is definitely a "bass-heavy" 770 for those of you familiar with how different the 770s can sometimes be (I had an identical DT770/600 that I gave to my dad that has a lot less bass and is more sibilant). Sure enough my first thought was that they didn't have enough bass. Haha, how quickly I forget. I'll get used to it.
The one thing that surprised me right away is that although the highs don't sound any brighter than my DT770 (possibly even less bright) I still get more detail in the highs and a lot more detail all around. This is the first headphone I've had that competes with my HD600 on detail retrieval and probably even beats it if only thanks to the elevated treble which causes buzzes, clicks, fingers hitting piano keys, picks hitting guitar strings, etc, to be even more apparent.
They seem to be a little less efficient compared to the HD600. I can use the same volume level I use for my DT770/600 without it being too loud which was surprising.
They have the same tonal accuracy as my 770s which is a good thing and comparable to the HD600. They are little more lush sounding than the HD600 though. They seem slower to me, compared to the HD600, but I think that's just the bass. Overall the 880s are indeed very good, as you all know, and are easily superior to everything I have besides the HD600.
This will most likely get as much or more head time as my HD600 which is a first for me. Nothing else I've bought has prevented me from eventually just reaching for the HD600 instead because of their superior performance. This 880 might just become my new goto can. And now that I finally have one I can focus on the HE-500 or LCD2... I still haven't decided which one to get (first). ;)
Edited by devhen - 1/28/13 at 1:59pm