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I've received the 250 ohms today in the mail: I just can't stop listening to my music collection.

With practically no burn in (to which I have a neutral stance) they already have me headbanging. beyersmile.png

 

I'm listening to music now, rather than to headphones. Love it.

post #3152 of 8196

Nice! Glad you agree with my suggestion. The DT880's are wonderful headphones and a good upgrade from the 598's in my opinion, even if not a huge upgrade. I had a hard time taking them off my head when I got mine too. Mine are still head a lot of the time that I am at home and not at work. 

 

I just sold my Shure 940's and bought a Maverick A1 amp from the classified section, but won't get it in the mail till next Tuesday. Really excited to hear the DT880's through some tube goodness! Waiting for new gear is hard. 

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Waiting for new gear is hard. 

 

Not as hard as living in a cardboard box on a Philippines rubbish dump! 

 

 Just putting things in perspective.

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I know. First world problems for sure. It really isn't that bad.

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Originally Posted by Dillont3 View Post

Nice! Glad you agree with my suggestion. The DT880's are wonderful headphones and a good upgrade from the 598's in my opinion, even if not a huge upgrade. I had a hard time taking them off my head when I got mine too. Mine are still head a lot of the time that I am at home and not at work. 

 

I just sold my Shure 940's and bought a Maverick A1 amp from the classified section, but won't get it in the mail till next Tuesday. Really excited to hear the DT880's through some tube goodness! Waiting for new gear is hard. 

Thanks so much for the suggestion! The Beyers pretty much offer everything you described in the thread, and overall they just seem to be much more engaging.

 

Waiting for new gear is indeed hard (first world problems are still problems wink.gif )! Do post your experiences with the Maverick A1 once you receive it, I'm rather curious!

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Hoping to get some help from a bunch of DT880 owners here.

 

Ive had mine since 2010 and seem to be having some issues with them. The original cable seems to have developed a short due to bending when coming out of my amp. Id like to fix this by rewiring the cans.

 

I am a engineer so I feel comfortable doing the work I found a guide that I am assuming is accurate to my dt 880 600ohms (http://www.head-fi.org/t/172825/beyerdynamic-dt880-re-cable-guide-in-progress). My problem is the cabling.. just from the little research ive done it seems like theres a billion different cables and connectors and all of that.

 

My setup is pretty simple its a nudac to a little dot mkiii to the cans. Right now I have a gold adapter that I use to hook the cans into the amp.. id like to change that. I listen to mostly techno/trance/dubstep and rock and play video games.

 

Does anyone have a cable brand and connector that they recommend for use with this setup? 

 

One other question.. is it easy to clean the ear pads? Mine have gotten pretty dirty so I was going to try cleaning them but did not know if this was a common thing or if people just replace the pads.

 

Thanks guys :)

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Personally, I like the Cardas headphone jacks.

 

I doubt that one jack will sound better than another though...................

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Personally, I like the Cardas headphone jacks.

 

I doubt that one jack will sound better than another though...................

I was talking about cables and a connector. I talked to bluemoon who recommended "5ft Black Dragon V2 headphone cable with 1/4" Furutech Plug" which looks very nice but its also really pricey.

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I was talking about cables and a connector. I talked to bluemoon who recommended "5ft Black Dragon V2 headphone cable with 1/4" Furutech Plug" which looks very nice but its also really pricey.

 

Ahhhh!

I think a better cable MAY make a difference if you have an excellent amp.

With a middle of the road amp I can't hear the difference.

Personally, I'd rather spend the money on a better DAC or amp.   YMMV!biggrin.gif

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I was talking about cables and a connector. I talked to bluemoon who recommended "5ft Black Dragon V2 headphone cable with 1/4" Furutech Plug" which looks very nice but its also really pricey.

 

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Ahhhh!

I think a better cable MAY make a difference if you have an excellent amp.

With a middle of the road amp I can't hear the difference.

Personally, I'd rather spend the money on a better DAC or amp.   YMMV!biggrin.gif

 

No a cable won't make a difference to the sound what-so-ever. Upgrade your source.

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No a cable won't make a difference to the sound what-so-ever. Upgrade your source.

Well since I need to recable to fix the shorting issue what cable do you guys recommend?

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The Norn 2 looks amazing for the recable job.

http://www.norseaudio.com/Norn2Gallery02.html

post #3163 of 8196
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Originally Posted by Kenjiwing View Post

Well since I need to recable to fix the shorting issue what cable do you guys recommend?

 

Something cheap, like the Mogami star quad.

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No a cable won't make a difference to the sound what-so-ever. Upgrade your source.

This isn't the Science Forum.
post #3165 of 8196

Hello guys! I've been enjoying my DT880/600 for almost a week now powered by Asus Xonar STX.

 

I just got a stupid question, is it possible for a fiio e09k be connected to Asus Xonar STX? You might be wondering what would be my reason for doing that, probably I just love the convenience of having to adjust the volume right away. Is this possible and will there be any improvements on the sound quality? Just curious, thanks guys!

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