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I do. :D


Me too please ..... this thread is 183 pages long... but i really cannot found a specific comparison between 250 (DT880 PRO) ohms and 600 ohms....

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Thanks for getting back to me, Chris.

Would you recommend any other amps to me? I would be using this at work so having a gigantic light bulb on my desk might be a bit much smily_headphones1.gif 

Also how would you say something like the AudioEngine D1 compares to the DacMagic or the Modi (so I get a sense of either end of the spectrum)?

Would it actually be more beneficial for the time being to get a good DAC like the DacMagic and run a replacement E9K until I have some saved up cash for something fancier? 

AHHH DAC/AMP HELL. 

A friend of mine brought an Audio Engine D1 to a Head Fi meet, everyone seemed to like the sound of it.
He said it sounded better than his FiiO E17.
Keep in mind you will not hear massive differences between the sound of various DACs.

At work I use either a FiiO E17 or an iBasso D12 amp/DAC. I think they both sound very good. I've read one review where the reviewer thought the D12 sounded almost as good as the DAC Magic.

For the money, it's hard to beleive that the Cambridge DACMagic isn't superior to the other DACs you mention.
The newest version, the DAC Magic Plus has a headphone jack and a volume control, BTW.
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Me too please ..... this thread is 183 pages long... but i really cannot found a specific comparison between 250 (DT880 PRO) ohms and 600 ohms....


somewhere on Head Fi is an excellent comparison between DT770, 880 and 990. The thread starter also compares various impedances in those 'phones.
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Hello,

 

I have the Beyerdynamics DT880 PRO 250 ohms along with FiiO E07K.
The ones who had this cans and also the 600 ohms version can you tell me if I can it deserves to sell this cans and take the 600 ohms ?

 

Are the differences so high ?

 

With that amp? I'd suggest you stick to the 250 Ohm. Switch to the premium version if you would like more comfort and soundstage, but... don't go for 600 Ohm, unless you have one of those $1000+ vintage amplifiers lying around...

 

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somewhere on Head Fi is an excellent comparison between DT770, 880 and 990. The thread starter also compares various impedances in those 'phones.

 

You called?

http://www.head-fi.org/t/513393/guide-sonic-differences-between-dt770-dt990-models-more

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I don't like doing reviews so I just played the first 30 seconds of the Last Flowers to the Hospital by Radiohead. I like the 600 ohm better, the piano seems a lot lighter. If anyone wants me to actually do a comparison I canbiggrin.gif

 

I do. :D

Sorry, there already both gone. One to Amazon, one to MCA.

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Sorry, there already both gone. One to Amazon, one to MCA.
what happened??
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Sorry, there already both gone. One to Amazon, one to MCA.
what happened??

I returned the 250 and sent the 600 to get wood cups.

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Just got my DT880 600ohm last night.  Couple quick observations.  If I move my head with these on, I get a creaking sound like gre, gre, gre....can't really pinpoint what's causing the sound.  I think it might be the velour rubbing against my head.  Anyone else notice this?  Also, for amping options, my JDS Labs CMoyBB v2.02 drives these just fine.  My setup is Cowon Z2 (max volume) > CMoyBB > DT880.  Volume half way up on CMoyBB at a comfortable listening level.

Initial impressions on SQ is that they sound very close to the AKG K550s but without the bright treble that most head-fi'ers here agree upon.  The DT880s just has an overall smoother sound with a tiny bit wider soundstage.  I'm auditioning both of these to see which ones I'm gonna keep.  Right now it seems it's gonna be the K550s as isolation and leakage is more important to me.  I wanted to see if the semi-open DT880s are at least somewhat capable on isolation and leakage but I'm finding that it's not good enough for my daily commute on the train.  I'm upgrading from ATH-M50s because I find the mids are too recessed on them and bass too heavy.  I also own ATH-AD700s if anyone's wondering.

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Wow, commuting with the DT880? I think other passengers will prefer the K550, too.

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Wow, commuting with the DT880? I think other passengers will prefer the K550, too.

 

I can't imagine commuting with any massive headphone slapped around my head!  LOL  tongue.gif

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Sure you can, don't be so self-conscious lol   I don't really care what other people think, as long as I'm enjoying my music atsmile.gif

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Sure you can, don't be so self-conscious lol   I don't really care what other people think, as long as I'm enjoying my music atsmile.gif

 

It's not a matter of being self conscious. The DT 880 is an open design, meaning that it will leak sound like a speaker. Try putting the DT880 on a friend's head and playing music. You'll hear every single note.

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Sure you can, don't be so self-conscious lol   I don't really care what other people think, as long as I'm enjoying my music atsmile.gif


I wouldn't care what other people think either ..... unless they're thinking about slapping those headphones off my head 'cuz they can hear my music!

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It's not a matter of being self conscious. The DT 880 is an open design, meaning that it will leak sound like a speaker. Try putting the DT880 on a friend's head and playing music. You'll hear every single note.

 

I don't know about his commute, but our trains and busses are so loud that it would be a bigger problem for him (not being able to hear his own music), than anyone around him. It would also be far quieter than the people using their cell phone speakers to play music out loud, or the crazies yelling about whatever. I don't see that as being inconsiderate at all except in a library or other particularly quiet space, where there is an expectation of that quiet. Busses and Trains ain't it. 


Edited by liamstrain - 2/8/13 at 10:15am
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A friend of mine brought an Audio Engine D1 to a Head Fi meet, everyone seemed to like the sound of it.
He said it sounded better than his FiiO E17.
Keep in mind you will not hear massive differences between the sound of various DACs.

At work I use either a FiiO E17 or an iBasso D12 amp/DAC. I think they both sound very good. I've read one review where the reviewer thought the D12 sounded almost as good as the DAC Magic.

For the money, it's hard to beleive that the Cambridge DACMagic isn't superior to the other DACs you mention.
The newest version, the DAC Magic Plus has a headphone jack and a volume control, BTW.

 

I just want it to compete with my Xonar DX, really (since that's my current reference). The Modi was crunchy and shallow and muddy in comparison. Any thoughts on the ODAC? It seems to be in the same price/quality range as the D1.

 

And thanks again for your continued feedback.

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