So i tried the DT880 again yesterday, and as it turns out the DT880s are nowhere near as bad as i previously encountered.
It turns out my unit which i bought off another headfier last year was faulty and he was not upfront about it.
This is the second time I've been burnt by using the for sale forums here.
So anybody reading my previous posts in this thread please ignore, the DT880 is a fine piece of headphone, 256 pages can't be wrong
What exactly was wrong with the 880's you bought from that headfier ? Is it something like cable damage?