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Without reading all 271 pages of the thread... can anyone give me an idea how the DT880-32 is from a portable player? I'm looking for good isolation (doesn't have to be perfect), great comfort (with glasses I use at the computer), and good sound for work. I don't need anything perfect, I just want better than the Beats by Dr Dre that I use right now (which I got for free). I'm not considering cans that need an amp as I've had headphones stolen from work so I need to lock everything away at night.
The 880's are semi open so there is no isolation, a pair of 770's might be better as they are closed.
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Originally Posted by commando View Post

Without reading all 271 pages of the thread... can anyone give me an idea how the DT880-32 is from a portable player? I'm looking for good isolation (doesn't have to be perfect), great comfort (with glasses I use at the computer), and good sound for work. I don't need anything perfect, I just want better than the Beats by Dr Dre that I use right now (which I got for free). I'm not considering cans that need an amp as I've had headphones stolen from work so I need to lock everything away at night.

It should work fine but the Dt 880 offers no isolation. And that's a shame at your job 

 

but yea no isolation on the dt 880.

 

BUT how ever I to am looking for a closed can with the DT 880 sound, the ATH AD A900x and the K550 are two that I'm soon to listen to, I will let you know how they compare to the most wonderful Dt 880, and since this is an appreciation thread. I say we are totally on topic, since we are both looking for a can that has the Dt 880 sound with isolation of a closed can. The w1000x made an most epic compliment to the the Dt 880, together they where a perfect duo imo, and with a solid State the w1000x makes a good replacement for the Dt 880, but it's not portable xD 

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It should work fine but the Dt 880 offers no isolation. And that's a shame at your job 

 

but yea no isolation on the dt 880.

 

BUT how ever I to am looking for a closed can with the DT 880 sound, the ATH AD A900x and the K550 are two that I'm soon to listen to, I will let you know how they compare to the most wonderful Dt 880, and since this is an appreciation thread. I say we are totally on topic, since we are both looking for a can that has the Dt 880 sound with isolation of a closed can. The w1000x made an most epic compliment to the the Dt 880, together they where a perfect duo imo, and with a solid State the w1000x makes a good replacement for the Dt 880, but it's not portable xD 

 



Thanks guys, I just read that it's basically open. I've had DT770's, far too much bass for me. A900X has a really poor 3D wing design (I just returned them, awful), and K550 are meant to be no good for people with smaller heads.

 

Sony MDR-R1, Sennheiser Momentum, Denon AD600, and SoundMagic HP100 are the current ones I'm looking at. I've ruled out PSB M4U 1 (uncomfortable), V-Moda M100 (super bassy), probably ruled out Beyer Custom One Pro (gimmicky). Mad Dogs may be an option, though they apparently need an amp.

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Thanks guys, I just read that it's basically open. I've had DT770's, far too much bass for me. A900X has a really poor 3D wing design (I just returned them, awful), and K550 are meant to be no good for people with smaller heads.

 

Sony MDR-R1, Sennheiser Momentum, Denon AD600, and SoundMagic HP100 are the current ones I'm looking at. I've ruled out PSB M4U 1 (uncomfortable), V-Moda M100 (super bassy), probably ruled out Beyer Custom One Pro (gimmicky). Mad Dogs may be an option, though they apparently need an amp.

Honestly you should have kept the AD A900x and just stuck with a Black rubber band around them, as sound wise the might have been ur best bet. That being said I've yet to hear them yet. But the reviews are even better than the K550. Still I own a 3D wing w1000x so we will see how the two compare 

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Honestly you should have kept the AD A900x and just stuck with a Black rubber band around them, as sound wise the might have been ur best bet. That being said I've yet to hear them yet. But the reviews are even better than the K550. Still I own a 3D wing w1000x so we will see how the two compare 

 

I know, great sound, but they looked so stupid with a rubber band up there. I didn't want to support a company that makes poor products.

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I am selling my DT880 woodies if anyone is interested.

 

 Why?

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I am selling my DT880 woodies if anyone is interested.

 

 Why?

One of my headphones needs to go, and I chose the DT880.

post #4073 of 7858
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Originally Posted by commando View Post

 

I know, great sound, but they looked so stupid with a rubber band up there. I didn't want to support a company that makes poor products.

 

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 Why?

 

 

Yea, why don't you want to support the wing system. Honestly it's fantastic when it works, and hopefully AT will improve it over time, or just ship rubber bands with their headphones lol

 

Honestly the comfort on my w1000x is as good as my dt 990, it's just not as sturdy

 

ANd not to be "that guy" but we listen to headphones with our ears, not our heads. While comfort is important. If it sounds good it's worth modding a little to make it work. I love my w1000x, loved it stock and I love it even more with the mods I've done to it. And I don't mind doing mods so maybe thats me

 

But if it sounds good, I'd say make it work. Otherwise you'll b in an endless serach for something that "sounds like a _____, with comfort like a ______" although you might like the Mad Dogs, great comfort and ease of use. And they are better with a good source. Something like a E12 should power them nicely out of any device, as the extra power makes them better. A lack of power how ever does not make them bad by any means 

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Yea, why don't you want to support the wing system. Honestly it's fantastic when it works, and hopefully AT will improve it over time, or just ship rubber bands with their headphones lol

 

Honestly the comfort on my w1000x is as good as my dt 990, it's just not as sturdy

 

ANd not to be "that guy" but we listen to headphones with our ears, not our heads. While comfort is important. If it sounds good it's worth modding a little to make it work. I love my w1000x, loved it stock and I love it even more with the mods I've done to it. And I don't mind doing mods so maybe thats me

 

But if it sounds good, I'd say make it work. Otherwise you'll b in an endless serach for something that "sounds like a _____, with comfort like a ______" although you might like the Mad Dogs, great comfort and ease of use. And they are better with a good source. Something like a E12 should power them nicely out of any device, as the extra power makes them better. A lack of power how ever does not make them bad by any means 

 

The 3D wing was great in the A900, but the A900X broke it. Comfort for me is primary over sound quality as if I can't keep the headphones on my head for a good amount of time I'm not going to appreciate the sound. The 3D Wing is already pretty big and ugly for work too. If there was a decent mod then I may have done it, but it was pretty ugly. If I knew there weren't many other options I may have reconsidered though.

 

I may have to give the mad dogs a go, the others I've considered seem to all have drawbacks. The main one for the MDs is being best with an amp. I would rather have something closed that good when it's made though.

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I am selling my DT880 woodies if anyone is interested.

 

 Why?

One of my headphones needs to go, and I chose the DT880.

 

 

Not to be repetitious, but why? It sounds worse? It's less comfortable? Enquiring minds wish to know.  tongue.gif

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I really enjoyed my time with the DT880/600.. but in the end, I decided to return it.  I love the tuning.. neutral, controlled, clear, and possessing excellent frequency bandwidth & dynamics.  It sounded terrific from the BH Crack.. and even better with the Violectric stack (V800+V200).. If I was an audiophile on a budget.. I'd get the DT880/600 and a Lake People G109 amp and be extremely satisfied.  The DT880/600's soundstage is wonderful and I love how transparent the midrange (and, really, the whole sound in general) is.  Comfort is, of course, sinfully good... and I really liked the build: very lightweight.. practically "flexible".. but still sturdy and secure when worn.

 

The only thing I felt it lacked was the detail retrieval I expected.  At the price point, I think it's great.. and it certainly isn't lacking in the grand scheme of things.. but my ears have been spoiled by the HD800, JH13, FA-002w HE, etc.. so it's not really surprising the DT880 came up a bit short (compared to those TOTLs) when it comes to resolving ability.  Also, I found the sound to lack a little bit of weight.. it was impeccably quick.. but I thought it could stand to have a slightly 'meatier,' thick sound.  One other thing I absolutely loved about the DT880/600 was how smooth it sounded.. arguably, one of the smoothest phones I've ever heard.  Yet, that smoothness might also be attributable to the glossing over of detail at times.

 

I still really loved this phone and have very few issues with it.. the only reason it's getting returned is cause it has to sit next to the HD800 & JH13, everyday (not a lot of phones are going to come out ahead of those two).. and I only have two ears.. so it's pointless to keep a bevvy of phones with me.

 

If Beyer ever upgrades the driver in the DT880/600 (and keeps the price inder $500), I'd surely be in line to buy it again... a very impressive phone!

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I really enjoyed my time with the DT880/600.. but in the end, I decided to return it.  I love the tuning.. neutral, controlled, clear, and possessing excellent frequency bandwidth & dynamics.  It sounded terrific from the BH Crack.. and even better with the Violectric stack (V800+V200).. If I was an audiophile on a budget.. I'd get the DT880/600 and a Lake People G109 amp and be extremely satisfied.  The DT880/600's soundstage is wonderful and I love how transparent the midrange (and, really, the whole sound in general) is.  Comfort is, of course, sinfully good... and I really liked the build: very lightweight.. practically "flexible".. but still sturdy and secure when worn.

 

The only thing I felt it lacked was the detail retrieval I expected.  At the price point, I think it's great.. and it certainly isn't lacking in the grand scheme of things.. but my ears have been spoiled by the HD800, JH13, FA-002w HE, etc.. so it's not really surprising the DT880 came up a bit short (compared to those TOTLs) when it comes to resolving ability.  Also, I found the sound to lack a little bit of weight.. it was impeccably quick.. but I thought it could stand to have a slightly 'meatier,' thick sound.  One other thing I absolutely loved about the DT880/600 was how smooth it sounded.. arguably, one of the smoothest phones I've ever heard.  Yet, that smoothness might also be attributable to the glossing over of detail at times.

 

I still really loved this phone and have very few issues with it.. the only reason it's getting returned is cause it has to sit next to the HD800 & JH13, everyday (not a lot of phones are going to come out ahead of those two).. and I only have two ears.. so it's pointless to keep a bevvy of phones with me.

 

If Beyer ever upgrades the driver in the DT880/600 (and keeps the price inder $500), I'd surely be in line to buy it again... a very impressive phone!

Byer did upgrade the driver and kept it atound $500, the Byer T90 is that can, although the T90 is brighter than the Dt 880 but not as bright at the DT 990, so compared to the DT 990 the T90 is rolled off a bit [yet it is still brighter than the Dt 880]

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I'm only on day 2 with the T90 but I think I can safely say it is a meatier, slightly brighter DT880s. It's more accurate in imaging. Going directly to the T90s, it's like someone lifted the fog and I can pinpoint where things are instead of pointing in a general direction. I'm taking notes and plan on doing a more direct ABing after I've given the T90s a weeks worth of burn in. Should be able to get 150 hrs in by next Monday. More impressions to come.
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I'm only on day 2 with the T90 but I think I can safely say it is a meatier, slightly brighter DT880s. It's more accurate in imaging. Going directly to the T90s, it's like someone lifted the fog and I can pinpoint where things are instead of pointing in a general direction. I'm taking notes and plan on doing a more direct ABing after I've given the T90s a weeks worth of burn in. Should be able to get 150 hrs in by next Monday. More impressions to come.

How is the soundstage? If Beyer managed to make it bigger than the DT990's, which is already huge, that would be very impressive. 

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I am selling my DT880 woodies if anyone is interested.

 

 Why?

One of my headphones needs to go, and I chose the DT880.

 

 

Not to be repetitious, but why? It sounds worse? It's less comfortable? Enquiring minds wish to know.  tongue.gif

Its drier and less musical than my HD650 and Paradox.

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