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The only issue I've ever found with the DT880's response is the spike between 5-6 kHz. It's easy to get rid of with a parametric EQ, and depending on which genres you like, it can be benign enough not to have to bother with the EQ.

 

That said, we all have different tastes, obviously, and different expectations. I like clean, uncluttered, and airy sound--bass impact is less important to me. The DT880 is a little below baseline, IMO, on the low end, but I definitely don't find it anemic. In all other respects it delivers for me. I can certainly see how somebody could find it too bright or not strong enough in the bass or too dry-sounding, though.

 

Different strokes.

post #3647 of 10430

Ok then.. I ordered a BT880 to compare with the HD600 I have here now. I'm gonna send back the one I like less. Gonna be tough I guess..

post #3648 of 10430

let us know how you get on :)

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let us know how you get on :)

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post #3650 of 10430

He'll end up keeping them both. dt880smile.png

 

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post #3651 of 10430

And hopefully adding a K701 to round out the trio.

 

 

 

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post #3652 of 10430

Hey have any of you  notice an increase in performance after a recable? I'm getting 8 strand SPC recabled for my DT880s with dual entry modded. I did it mostly for asthetics but I figure there could be a potential benefit over the stock cable.

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Hey have any of you  notice an increase in performance after a recable? I'm getting 8 strand SPC recabled for my DT880s with dual entry modded. I did it mostly for asthetics but I figure there could be a potential benefit over the stock cable.

Are you getting a removable dual entry?

 

These are mine which I did myself, mainly for the convenience of getting rid of that coiled cable, I personally don't believe in wire changing the sound so I have no opinion on that.

 

 

post #3654 of 10430

The 250 ohm version goes for 300 new here and the 600 ohm goes for about 400.  Is the 600 ohm worth the extra hundred bucks?  OTL amps seem to pump better power into 300 ish HD650 like ohms than 600.  Any thoughts?

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The 250 ohm version goes for 300 new here and the 600 ohm goes for about 400.  Is the 600 ohm worth the extra hundred bucks?  OTL amps seem to pump better power into 300 ish HD650 like ohms than 600.  Any thoughts?

 

Depends on the output impedance of the OTL (a lot tend to be quite high).  My LD MKIV has a 50 ohm O.I. - so assuming a 1:8 damping ratio is ideal - then the 600 ohm Beyer is better suited for my set-up than the 250 ohm.

 

If you're using a hybrid tube/SS then the OI is usually lower - so the 250 ohm could definitely be an option.

 

Which amp are you using, and what is it's published output impedance?

post #3656 of 10430

Looking at the Schiit Valhalla and LF339, both should have output less than 50 and both are probably designed with the HD650s 300 ohm load in mind  I believe.  All my other amps have very low output impedances.

 

Though I am of the belief that damping factors in heaphones are far less of a factor than speakers.  With smaller masses and excursions to deal with.

 

More importantly, is the 600 ohm model the higher sound quality overall than the lower ones - I guess this debate has been raging for a while though.


Edited by SP Wild - 6/23/13 at 1:41am
post #3657 of 10430

I had them both (250 Pros & 600 Premiums) - to these (admittedly older) ears - the difference was negligible.  I sold the Pros simply because I mainly listen out of the LD, and I liked the slightly lower clamp of the Premiums.

post #3658 of 10430

Hmmm ... my DT880 Premiums seem to be poorly. frown.gif

 

The right-hand-side driver is making a staticy distortion noise, most apparent when playing music with lots of high frequencies. This can be exacerbated by pushing the right ear-cup slightly inwards (or even just moving it about slightly) while music is playing. 

 

I've also noticed (while playing about with test tones trying to work out what was cauing the distortion) that at certain volumes, the right driver will distort and sound much louder/harsher than the left driver. The volume at which this occurs depends on the frequency of the sound being played, but it is most apparent for very low frequency sounds, e.g. 30Hz to 75Hz. When playing test tones in this frequency range, the right hand driver will distort at only modest volume levels.

 

Not even sure if the two issues are related ...

 

I've taken the driver out of the earcup checked for hairs, and found nothing.

 

Anyone got any ideas?
 

post #3659 of 10430

Yeah my thought was a hair. Are they still under warranty? If so Beyer will repair them for you. If you've taken them apart and cleaned for hairs then I don't know what else you can do. It could be a faulty driver. Have you tried them out of multiple devices and it always happens?

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Yeah my thought was a hair. Are they still under warranty? If so Beyer will repair them for you. If you've taken them apart and cleaned for hairs then I don't know what else you can do. It could be a faulty driver. Have you tried them out of multiple devices and it always happens?


No warranty ... bought them as open-box 'new' condition from eBay. To be fair, they were cosmetically perfect and showed zero signs of use.

 

And yeah, it happens regardless of source. Guess you're right and the driver is faulty somehow. frown.gif

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