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post #3781 of 8065
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post


I was afraid you might say that!

I've heard T1s briefly.
My initial impressions were that they sounded like bright DT880.
Not really a fair conclusion, like I said, I've only heard them for a few minutes or so.

 

 

 

Hmm, bright is not what I'd call them. They're definitely warmer and fuller sounding than DT880, but at the same time, clearer. I guess thats what you get with higher resolution.  Detail, clarity and sound separation without having a bass light bright sound. They don't sound THAT much better than DT880's, its not like they make them sound like crap in comparison, but its definitely similar to that feeling of seeing an HD picture on the TV for the first time ever after using regular TV's your whole life...if anyone can still remember that moment, since it was quite a while ago for most people. :P

 

Oh, and just to mention, I have the new T1's, the ones after the last years so called "revision" that some people talked about. I've never heard "old" T1's, but certain people said they compared new and old and old were considerably brighter than new ones.


Edited by derbigpr - 7/4/13 at 2:54pm
post #3782 of 8065
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Originally Posted by derbigpr View Post

Guys, don't wanna be a party breaker since I see a lot of love for DT880, but I'm going to say, after getting the T1's, DT880's sound almost bad. :P

One day I'm going to sell all the stuff in my room and get the T1. 

post #3783 of 8065

One day I'm going to sell my room and buy an HE90.

post #3784 of 8065
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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post

One day I'm going to sell my room and buy an HE90.

Make sure you save another 30K for the amp!

post #3785 of 8065

Hello guys. I just bought a DT-880 pro. Actually I'm looking for a good DAC/AMP that would match with the DT-880 for a good price range. I was thinking about the Cambridge Audio DAC Magic Plus or the Asus xonar essence one (maybe the muses edition). I intend to use the equipment mainly for listen to music and work with my own compositions (I'm using a desktop with the crap build in sound card LOL) . And of course that i want neutral and detailed sound. This will be my first DAC/AMP. And if anyone already tried this out, I would like to know about how they will sound together. Thanks in advance.


Edited by Sound Devourer - 7/4/13 at 8:38pm
post #3786 of 8065

I have heard great things about the pairing between the Audio GD 11.32 DAC/AMP and the DT880 - so I bought that!  I haven't yet received it so I can't comment at this stage on whether it sounds as excellent as people are saying (for the price point) - but all reviews seem to point to it being a fantastic package at ~$300.

post #3787 of 8065
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Originally Posted by Sound Devourer View Post

Hello guys. I just bought a DT-880 pro. Actually I'm looking for a good DAC/AMP that would match with the DT-880 for a good price range. I was thinking about the Cambridge Audio DAC Magic Plus or the Asus xonar essence one (maybe the muses edition). I intend to use the equipment mainly for listen to music and work with my own compositions (I'm using a desktop with the crap build in sound card LOL) . And of course that i want neutral and detailed sound. This will be my first DAC/AMP. And if anyone already tried this out, I would like to know about how they will sound together. Thanks in advance.

Will you be producing/tracking with this setup? If not:
Why dont you get a decent DAC and pair it up with a tube amp, it will bring a lot of wonderful things to your ears trust me. smily_headphones1.gif
post #3788 of 8065
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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post


Will you be producing/tracking with this setup? If not:
Why dont you get a decent DAC and pair it up with a tube amp, it will bring a lot of wonderful things to your ears trust me. smily_headphones1.gif

Thanks for the reply. In fact I will be "producing/tracking". Since ATM I don't have neither a sound card with SPDIF out nor a headphone amplifier. I thought that it would be a good idea to get a "all in one DAC/AMP Soundcard" like Essence one or DM+. I intend to make some upgrades in the future, buy a independent DAC and AMP. I'll probablly need another sound card for MIDI devices as well (I presume that I'll experience problemes with latency using those DAC/AMP). For me Asus and DM+ seemed to be a good way to start the game. But I wanted to know if they would fit my DT-880 ^-^.


Edited by Sound Devourer - 7/5/13 at 3:59pm
post #3789 of 8065
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Originally Posted by Sganzerla View Post

You say this because you have not tried Nucleotide recabled DT880/600. dt880smile.png

Nice!! I got my DT880s recabled by BTG audio with 8 strand SPC and a Furutech fp-704 1/4 jack in a dual entry configuration. I will say that cables actually make a difference and this is not some bull**** placebo thing. The highs cleared up a bit and are no longer sibilant with iffy recordings that used to give me problems, the mids are much fuller sounding kind of like the HD650, the lows aren't any deeper but they have much more impact that you can actually FEEL on your head.

 

To all the criticizers of the DT880, go get your damn headphones modified, get a good source, a good amp, and then come tell me that they sound congested or lack bass.

And someone tell that DT990 fanboy to get out of here...

post #3790 of 8065
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Originally Posted by wahsmoh View Post

Nice!! I got my DT880s recabled by BTG audio with 8 strand SPC and a Furutech fp-704 1/4 jack in a dual entry configuration. I will say that cables actually make a difference and this is not some bull**** placebo thing. The highs cleared up a bit and are no longer sibilant with iffy recordings that used to give me problems, the mids are much fuller sounding kind of like the HD650, the lows aren't any deeper but they have much more impact that you can actually FEEL on your head.

To all the criticizers of the DT880, go get your damn headphones modified, get a good source, a good amp, and then come tell me that they sound congested or lack bass.
And someone tell that DT990 fanboy to get out of here...

I had an opportunity to try my DT880/600 with an Audiolab M-DAC.
What an ear opener!
I was quite surprised at how much clearer and well balanced my DT880 sounded!
post #3791 of 8065
Well the new toy has arrived, time to test it out with the tiny xlr dual entry modified Pro's. biggrin.gif
post #3792 of 8065

Just jumped onto the bandwagon recently, anybody has a dt880 pro 250ohm paired with an o2+odac?

 

I've been looking around for items around that price range... Stuff like fiio e7+e9, schiit m&m, etc. but I'm leaning towards the o2+odac. Any comments will be greatly appreciated :D

 

I'm actually quite surprised by how good they sound out of a ipod classic 7g (rockboxed) with a c&c bh! I think they are not fulfilling their max potential though... and reading about the recabling is seriously tempting although it would cost quite a lot more to ship it to BTG from Singapore. Maybe after my warranty expires.

 

Cheers!
 

post #3793 of 8065
I have an o2 and just picked up a m&m Stack, not sure why lol, but after running a tube setup the o2 and magni feels sterile and clinical. They run great, just not my cup of tea anymore. Maybe the fiio stuff, they tend to be a little darker.
post #3794 of 8065
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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post

I have an o2 and just picked up a m&m Stack, not sure why lol, but after running a tube setup the o2 and magni feels sterile and clinical. They run great, just not my cup of tea anymore. Maybe the fiio stuff, they tend to be a little darker.

 


Ah.

 

Would tubes really suit me if I'm into metal? Doesn't seem to be the most optimum configuration

post #3795 of 8065
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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post

I have an o2 and just picked up a m&m Stack, not sure why lol, but after running a tube setup the o2 and magni feels sterile and clinical. They run great, just not my cup of tea anymore. Maybe the fiio stuff, they tend to be a little darker.

I've used my DT880 with numerous SS rigs, including some FiiO amps:    E17, E12, E09K and a Matrix M Stage. The M Stage would be the best out of that bunch. Sure, they sound great, but not optimal.

 

The only time I have ever heard the DT880s really shine was with my La Figaro 336C tube amp (disclaimer:  this is the only tube amp I have used with the DT880) and via the headphone jack on an Audiolab M-DAC.

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