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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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...
I do. :D
Sorry, there already both gone. One to Amazon, one to MCA.
I returned the 250 and sent the 600 to get wood cups.
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.
I can't imagine commuting with any massive headphone slapped around my head! LOL
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 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!
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.
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.