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This is where I say: ''I'm sending my DT880s back and keeping my Sennheiser HD600s'' dt880smile.png

Which I am.. actually doing with pain in my heart, because I'd like to keep them both. Bring on the angry DT880 mob :( 

 

Sometimes there is too much beauty for one man's heart to bear. My heart breaks just thinking about all the beauty and wonder there is to behold in this world. I need a drink........
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You've already had one, haven't you?  tongue.gif

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Come on now, Argyris! We here in this thread all know that the 880 is perfect even though we sometimes pretend otherwise. It was created by God as a panacea for all the headphone ills in the world, all the rolled off treble, flabby bass and hollow midrange. If you turn off your lights now, you'll see that it glows slightly in the dark, and that above it floats a distinct ring of pure light. This is the ethereal glow of purity and perfection, which no man may gainsay (except perhaps the philistines in the Sennheiser threads). There's just no point denying it: the DT880 is the acme of headphone design and the last word in sound reproduction.

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They are all things to all men.
The greatest poets are rendered mute by their beauty.

 

Well, I'm one of those and I wasn't. 

 

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I just purchased a pair of these here on Head-Fi and have a Little Dot MKIII amp. Any input on how these two products will work together? Also if someone has the 880's and the LD MKIII I would love to hear what you think of this pairing and what gain setting you prefer.

thanks for any and all input

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Originally Posted by CADCAM View Post

I just purchased a pair of these here on Head-Fi and have a Little Dot MKIII amp. Any input on how these two products will work together? Also if someone has the 880's and the LD MKIII I would love to hear what you think of this pairing and what gain setting you prefer.

thanks for any and all input

 

Those will work together wonderfully! I'm sure you'll be very happy. I don't have the LD MK3 but I'm sure several people here do so they can probably share their experiences.


Welcome to the club. You're going to love your 880s. :)

 

Oh, and regarding the question of what gain setting to use, people will probably want to know which version of the 880 you have (specifically the impedance).

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Well, I'm one of those and I wasn't. 

 

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No, that wasn't poetry. What you wrote was actually prose. However, I am surprised that you were not rendered speechless by the beauty of the DT880.
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Well, since a lot of you guys own both the HD600's and the DT880's, me and a close friend who owns an HD600 agreed to exchange hp's for a week and if he liked the DT880's more than the HD600's he can keep it and its the same thing for me. Since the DT880's are known to pair well with tube amp i also gave him my LD MK2, in exchange i have his Objective2 amplifier. So, this is what my setup will look like:

 

Foobar2000 > Schiit Modi > Objective 2 > HD600

 

and his setup will look something like this:

 

320kbps and FLACs > AudioEngineD1 > LD MK2 (stock tubes) > DT880/600

 

I have listened to the HD600's before at a store, but all of you said i need to give it some time and get used to the sound signature with a quality setup, so this is what I'm going to do. I'm not going to post my impressions/review as soon as i take a listen, instead, i will give it a couple of days to get used to the sound. I think its a fair comparison because my friend and i listen to similar genres of music. I listen to a lot of techno, vocal trance, electronic rock, liquid drum and bass, hardstyle, and alternative rock (linkin park, breaking benjamin). My friend listens to mainly rock, metal, house, soft rock, coldplay, and electronic music. 

 

I hope the HD600 works out for me, the last time i tried them my eyes didn't widen and my jaw didn't drop, lets hope that happens this time :)

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I thought the DT 880 Premium/250 and HD 600 both operated excellently out of my Galaxy Note 2's headphone output. Couldn't say the same for the HD 650.
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That sounds great. Its always great to be able to demo headphones in your own home and for an extended amount of time. You should be able to get a good idea of the contrast between the 600 and 880 and what works best for you. At the end of the day, I consider the HD600 to be the superior headphone of the two but not by a large margin and I do like the 880s a lot. But everyone will feel differently based on what works best for them and their music. You (and your friend) might find out that you want both headphones and there's no problem with owning both. ;)


Edited by devhen - 7/3/13 at 11:35am
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If I were to describe the two with singular words, the DT 880 would be neutral and the HD 600 would be natural.
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Hopefully in three or four days i will be posting my impressions and review on this thread. That's enough time to get used the sound, don't you think?

 

On an unrelated topic, have you guys been noticing the threads on the Help & Recommendations forums, there's been a ton of talk on the V-Moda M100. Many 'starter audiophiles' have been recommending it. Let's just hope it doesn't become the new M50. 

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Hopefully in three or four days i will be posting my impressions and review on this thread. That's enough time to get used the sound, don't you think?

 

That should give you at least a basic idea but its hard to say. Personally it takes me a few weeks to eventually get to know all the aspects of the sound but as a quick comparison between the two that's a decent amount of time. You may want to A/B them directly as well once you have them both in on place.

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If I were to describe the two with singular words, the DT 880 would be neutral and the HD 600 would be natural.

 

+1 - nailed it.

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Originally Posted by devhen View Post

 

Those will work together wonderfully! I'm sure you'll be very happy. I don't have the LD MK3 but I'm sure several people here do so they can probably share their experiences.


Welcome to the club. You're going to love your 880s. :)

 

Oh, and regarding the question of what gain setting to use, people will probably want to know which version of the 880 you have (specifically the impedance).

600ohm version

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Well, I'm one of those and I wasn't. 

 

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No, that wasn't poetry. What you wrote was actually prose. However, I am surprised that you were not rendered speechless by the beauty of the DT880.

 

That was prose, but my poetry is vastly better. And in fact I was rendered speechless by the beauty of the DT880, which is why I typed my thoughts here. tongue.gif

 

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If I were to describe the two with singular words, the DT 880 would be neutral and the HD 600 would be natural.

 

My 880 sounds totally natural to me, so I have a little trouble relating to this remark.

 

But you know, guys, there are so many 880s that it's hard to reliably equate impressions. Beyer effectively make 4 different 880s: the 3 different impedances and the Pro with it's higher clamping force and different lead. So maybe from here on we ought to be more specific about which version we're talking about, as also about what amp we're using. I'm not a great believer in amps making a huge difference, but I have noticed the treble being quite sensitive to changes in amps, rather more so than other phones I've owned.   

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