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Originally Posted by shane55 View Post

 

The only difference I found btwm 250 and 600 Ohm was in the highs. Less strident in the 600.


The 600 seemed overall 'smoother', but that could have been psychological...  wink_face.gif

 

 

That's reassuring, I do notice the sibilance in my pair but it's not intolerable by any means. I listened to a friend's dt880/600 briefly before pulling the trigger on mine. I might have to borrow them for a while once my pair are broken in and compare.

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Originally Posted by ukie View Post

Hi, want to get a pair of these, and it seems like i should be getting the 600 model, but i do not have a headphone amp.   Do I need one, if i have udac2 with my computer?  I see a lot of people have the o2 model.  Is a home made model like this the best deal?

 

 

The O2 is touted as a neutral amp that will pretty much just let you raise the volume - my ears confirm this so far. Pairing it with the dt880s, which are also quite neutral, might sound flat or unappealing for many people. Do you have another pair of headphones? If you do, it might pay to try a range of amps and see if you'd prefer a neutral one or maybe something with more colour.

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Edited by MrEleventy - 4/6/13 at 7:19pm
post #3033 of 8196
My $200 CK2III drives my 880 with alot of clean power.
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I pair my o2 with a tube dac to give the dt880s some warmth in the mids. thinking about a bottlehead crack now.
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hey guys, any idea what the bass response is like? looking at an upgrade

post #3036 of 8196
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Originally Posted by shane55 View Post

The only difference I found btwm 250 and 600 Ohm was in the highs. Less strident in the 600.


The 600 seemed overall 'smoother', but that could have been psychological...  wink_face.gif


 

I have both the 250 and 600 ohm versions, and I agree with your assessment. The highs in my 250's sound just slightly "grainier" than the 600's.
post #3037 of 8196
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Originally Posted by pp312 View Post

 

 

It certainly shows that the 600 ohm has a suckout centered on 4khz. Could this be why it's preferred, because that suckout seems to ameliorate the peak higher up? Could it be that the 32 and 250 ohm are actually more accurate?

 

Nah...couldn't be...

 

You're right... Nah.
That peak in the highs is an exaggeration, and the 600 tames it slightly.
The suckout at 4... well, that's just an oddity that has little effect to my ears.
The 600 still very accurate, with a slight high bias.

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Originally Posted by pp312 View Post


It certainly shows that the 600 ohm has a suckout centered on 4khz. Could this be why it's preferred, because that suckout seems to ameliorate the peak higher up? Could it be that the 32 and 250 ohm are actually more accurate?

Nah...couldn't be...

LOL!
Frankly, all three graphs seem to have problems as far as I can see.

The 32 and 250 Ohm have a nasty peak at 10 kHz.
Which lines up with what I have heard from 32 Ohm DT880s, a little too much treble.
And I'm not a big fan of the 4 kHZ suck out.
I suspect that 4 kHz suck out is what bothers me about the DT880/600 Ohm.
post #3039 of 8196
There is differences production aswell on the dt880. I ordered 250 and 600 when I bought it. And then they sounded 99% the same but the 600 was more fatiguing.
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More fatiguing? That's the first time I've heard that. What were you amping them with?

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Testing was done with a old tube amp that is not mine and the o2 and a vintage reciever.

Was a test over a weekend with friends and alot blind testing when we was up in the cottage in the mountain.
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Actually I did not believe it was going to be like that since I have always been reading that the 600 is superior.
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Originally Posted by Leonarfd View Post

Was a test over a weekend with friends and alot blind testing when we was up in the cottage in the mountain.

 

Well there's your problem, the air was too thin!

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Yeh ofc ^^

Still is my favirite open headphone that ive tried, though having a hard time with on head time between my mad dog now.
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Yeh ofc ^^

Still is my favirite open headphone that ive tried, though having a hard time with on head time between my mad dog now.

Mad Dogs are amazing.

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