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post #2626 of 10423
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Originally Posted by yokken View Post

I think the HD600s are a bit dry sounding. I liked their sound a lot but it wasn't particularly exciting. The DT880s in comparison are like, CMON GET UP! LET'S BUMP THIS ISH! UNCE UNCE UNCE UNCE D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D BWAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! It's the best.

 

Hahaha. Well put.

post #2627 of 10423

Good. In that case perhaps you can translate. biggrin.gif

post #2628 of 10423
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Originally Posted by devhen View Post

 

Hahaha. Well put.

x2 :)

 

Having both HD650s and the 880/600's, I'd probably reach for the 880s about 75% of the time now. This boils down to musical choice essentially and most of the time, it's listening to electronic music (IDM, dubstep, some Infected Mushroom, etc). When at home, the HD700s come out and musical selection is mostly vocals, soundtracks, etc. (not as "energetic" as the work listening selection).

 

Great to have choices and choose the right cans for the music!

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The other day I put on The Killers - Change Your Mind, a song I have heard many times. At the beginning a guitar plays in the left channel, and after a measure or two, another guitar lights up and you get a wonderful full sound of both guitars playing in harmony. One thing I never heard until the other day was the amp being turned on before the second guitar comes in. I heard the hum from the amp. It's so faint. I love how revealing these cans are! It's like truly hearing everything in your music.

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Originally Posted by yokken View Post

The other day I put on The Killers - Change Your Mind, a song I have heard many times. At the beginning a guitar plays in the left channel, and after a measure or two, another guitar lights up and you get a wonderful full sound of both guitars playing in harmony. One thing I never heard until the other day was the amp being turned on before the second guitar comes in. I heard the hum from the amp. It's so faint. I love how revealing these cans are! It's like truly hearing everything in your music.

 

Just checked it out, yeah that's pretty cool. Dang, that hum of the amp is really faint. You must either listen real loud or you've got better source equipment than me (or its because I'm listening to a 192k mp3). biggrin.gif I agree these are very revealing and noticing stuff like that is pretty cool.

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My Lyr was probably at like 11 o'clock, which is nothing. It's normally around 10, whereas my HD650s chill out at about 9 o'clock for comfortable but enjoyable listening. I think the Amperex tubes made my DT880s more revealing. They definitely "tubed" the sound. Some of the quieter details are almost inaudible compared to with the GE tubes. But I only notice this maybe once every 50 songs, nothing serious. It only really happens with stuff like Infected Mushroom where there are so many different tracks in a song that one might be a bit quieter than it was. But for some weird reason, I think they are actually bringing out more details. It's weird.

 

You definitely need to hear it in 320kbps. You can hear it in the 720p of this video. It's about a second's worth of hum. I can even hear it on my HD650s now too but it's not nearly as apparent.

 

 

God I love these headphones. smile.gif

 

The most enjoyment I get out of headphones is hearing something I didn't before. It's like new information. It's just... new. How many things, besides possessions that you acquire, are really ever new in your life? #deepchatz


Edited by yokken - 1/29/13 at 7:23pm
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You're right, its a lot more noticeable at 320k. The video didn't sound too great (Youtube audio only goes up to 192k) but with 320k ogg vorbis through Spotify its definitely more noticeable.

post #2633 of 10423

The DT880 confuses the heck out of me sometimes. One song I think it's bass-light, only to be banging out the lows on another track.

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Some people don't like to pick their music apart, they just want to simply listen to it. I think that line is what separates the HD650 from the DT880. Personally I love hearing all different parts of my music, spaced apart, all easily discernable. It's like giving my mind a workout, keeping up with every note. It's just fun for me! The HD650 gets me in a groove though, that's for damn sure. They' re both just for different moods, I think.

 

But really, nothing stimulates my mind like some good music. Trap is quickly becoming one of my favorite genres. Ridiculous bass... it's just mindblowing with good headphones. For those wondering: try not to crap your pants when you hear this drop.

 

 

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For those wondering: try not to crap your pants when you hear this drop.

 

 

One of the fastest ways to make sure I'm not going to click that link and listen to it. ;)

 

Just spent a good number of hours with they 880/600 and Crack, working through a mix of Radiohead, Flaming Lips, and Frank Zappa. 

 

It's a good day. :)

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Oh, you're one of thooooose people. tongue.gif

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If by those people, you mean someone who would sooner kick Skrillex in the face than have to listen to Optimus Prime take a dump again? Yup. 

 

;)

 

 

 

Mostly kidding. I have never really gotten into Dubstep (and similar - I know Trap is different, but really, it all fits in a genre of Electronica that I have no real love for), but I don't mind it. I'm just old enough that I need to start complaining about new-fangled music in order to keep cred with my peers. 


Edited by liamstrain - 1/29/13 at 8:42pm
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Is there a Google "Translate this page" for this page?

post #2639 of 10423
no, but you can just use ctrl+a then copy paste it in to the gogle translator. There is also an option to copy the URL but im not sure how myself.
post #2640 of 10423
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Originally Posted by yokken View Post

My Lyr was probably at like 11 o'clock, which is nothing. It's normally around 10, whereas my HD650s chill out at about 9 o'clock for comfortable but enjoyable listening. I think the Amperex tubes made my DT880s more revealing. They definitely "tubed" the sound. Some of the quieter details are almost inaudible compared to with the GE tubes. But I only notice this maybe once every 50 songs, nothing serious. It only really happens with stuff like Infected Mushroom where there are so many different tracks in a song that one might be a bit quieter than it was. But for some weird reason, I think they are actually bringing out more details. It's weird.

 

You definitely need to hear it in 320kbps. You can hear it in the 720p of this video. It's about a second's worth of hum. I can even hear it on my HD650s now too but it's not nearly as apparent.

 

 

God I love these headphones. smile.gif

 

The most enjoyment I get out of headphones is hearing something I didn't before. It's like new information. It's just... new. How many things, besides possessions that you acquire, are really ever new in your life? #deepchatz

 

 

 

You really have to try out higher resolution music. I would never even consider to listen to 320kbps anymore after filling up my library with 24/96, 24/192 and especially 2.0 SACD's which sound spectacular due to their much better mastering.  The dynamics, clarity, soundstage, overall mastering of hi-res records makes 320kbps and even some regular CD's sound like absolute crap in comparison. :P

 

For example....

A.A. Meyers - Air (2011) in 24/192

Engegårdkvartetten - STRING QUARTETS Beethoven; Nordheim; Bartók (2010) in 24/96

John Holloway - H.I.F. Biber - Unam Ceylum (2012) in 24/96

 

And then something not classical like...

Hoff Ensemble - Quiet Winter Night (2012) in 24/96

Diana Krall - The Girl In The Other Room (2004) SACD  (2822400 Hz sample rate :P) - sounds absolutely glorious, so much better than CD version. Superb mastering.

Patricia Barber - Verse (2005) SACD - same as the Diana Krall album, just stunningly good sounding.

Fleetwood Mac - Tango in the night (1987) in 24/96

The Eagles - Hotel California - SACD - changed my perception on songs I've heard thousands of times before

Fourplay - Energy (2008) - SACD - such dynamics...clarity, punch....eargasm.

 

And you definitely have to try out binaural records like:

Amber Rubarth - Sessions from the 17th Ward (2012) - 24/192 - don't have the words to describe the sound here...its as if you're THERE.

Same goes for Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra - Up Close (2008)....  I really wish there were more binaural records out there.  

 

 

Love all of these on DT880's, but to be honest, with SACD's and these really extremely well mastered albums, especially with binaural ones,  my old AKG K701's are a league above. No, make that two leagues above. When a record has good enough bass weight to it, then the clarity, detail, air, soundstage, extremely fast response, etc. comes out of these AKG's and they show that they're above the DT880's, and HD650's. With lesser records they sound so so...DT880's are better then.


Edited by derbigpr - 1/30/13 at 1:31am
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