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post #4126 of 10430
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Originally Posted by pp312 View Post


No doubt, but I wouldn't restrict the choice to tube amps. I've just recently changed from the veteran Marantz SR4200 HT receiver I was using, which till then was the best I'd heard with my DT880 Pro, to a new Marantz SR4023 stereo receiver, and it's the first time I've wanted to listen to the Pros completely flat, with no treble reduction at all. I'm no expert on tube amps, but I imagine the 4023 has a very similar balance--creamy smooth with a quite full low end but no overall loss of detail. For those who don't want the hassle of tube amps--and they can be a hassle in many ways--this Marantz receiver, and perhaps others in the Marantz line, could be a possible alternative. Plus of course you get the convenience of electronic volume, remote switching etc.    

nice. i found to my suprise my matrix solid state drove the 880 far more nicelt than my tube
post #4127 of 10430
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

The K550 is here, super faster inital thoughts, Upper mids as just as nice as the w1000x, I mean those upper mids and treble are beautiful. Bass is good actually! Double Bass in Jazz tune sounds great, but the LOWER MIDS. The lower mids are DEAD and DRUMS are also DEAD. A headphone that does Double Bass well but fails with drums... >.> a closed DT 880 this is not...

 

Still these upper mids are heavenly! [and yes the fit is epic] 

Ok to my suprise two things... the placement of the k550 makes a bif differance, I had the my ears close to the front of the pads which lead to NO low mids, moving the cans forward or placing the back of the pads close to my ear remedy the issue!

 

So the k550 is a keeper! It is very Dt 880 Pro 250 ohm ish! It has the same lovely thick low body on my Matrix, yet it does lack the Treble exntension, of the 880 [yes that's right k550 your not as wide as an open can, but your damn close] 

 

Still... these sound freaking amazing. And they isolate EXTREMELY well for me! Which means they will utterly replace my DT 880s as portables for all time, yet at home the Dt 880s will still remain king! 

post #4128 of 10430
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

honestly I prefer the move forward mid on my ATH in some instances then I do the more neutral ones from the beyer. but I find that for classical the beyers are by far better than the mid forward ath. the cello sounds best on the more delicate n neutral mids of the buyer DT Open Series.

 

The W1000X has a slight nasal sound thanks to accentuated low mid. The DT880 doesn't have anything as such, so I think that's what makes cellos and such instruments sound "cleaner".

 

Gosh, sometimes I wonder what made me such a midrange-head. I first thought I was a treble-head, then a bass-head, and then finally I settled down at midrange-head.

post #4129 of 10430
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Originally Posted by Bill-P View Post

 

The W1000X has a slight nasal sound thanks to accentuated low mid. The DT880 doesn't have anything as such, so I think that's what makes cellos and such instruments sound "cleaner".

 

Gosh, sometimes I wonder what made me such a midrange-head. I first thought I was a treble-head, then a bass-head, and then finally I settled down at midrange-head.

I am a love it all head. And After the mods on my w1000x it's not as nasally, but it still has a little to much body in the mids for me, the Beyers are much more weighty with an overall better attack and decay, sadly the K550 is slighty worse than the w1000x on Cellos, not in being overly thick or too full bodied, but in over all lack of weight... the attack is gentle'r I suppose 

post #4130 of 10430

If you want your W1000X to lose a bit of weight in the mid and bass section, you can plug up the bass ports. They are right where the screw holes are. Just put tissue or felt or anything through the holes.

 

The effect is pretty profound.

post #4131 of 10430
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Originally Posted by Bill-P View Post

If you want your W1000X to lose a bit of weight in the mid and bass section, you can plug up the bass ports. They are right where the screw holes are. Just put tissue or felt or anything through the holes.

 

The effect is pretty profound.

I like the weight that it has mind you xD and when I say to much body in the mids, I mean that for use with every Genre. I put Dynamat slighty over those holes, didn't cover them but chocked them a little 

 

Still... My school loans need to hurry the heck up and CASH OUT, so I can buy my Beyer Dt 880s again q.q 

post #4132 of 10430

Hey to all the peeps in this thread, I was wondering if any of you would happen to have a broken or spare DT880 driver they could possibly sell me? I made a classified but I figured I should drop by in here to check with you folks...

post #4133 of 10430
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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

Hey to all the peeps in this thread, I was wondering if any of you would happen to have a broken or spare DT880 driver they could possibly sell me? I made a classified but I figured I should drop by in here to check with you folks...

If the driver is still working and all you did was make a hole in the fibre, just put a small piece of Transpore over the holes.

http://www.nexcare.com.au/wps/portal/3M/en_AU/APACNexcare/Nexcare/Products/?PC_7_U00M8B1A08FQE0IT5BPKEKI833000000_nid=7H099Z0CDJgsBT1ZQ410CTglN8BWN8LRQCbl

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post #4134 of 10430
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post


nice. i found to my suprise my matrix solid state drove the 880 far more nicelt than my tube

 

My opinion is the opposite. Maybe it's the music I listen to.

 

Matrix M Stage with 600 Ohm DT880:  good

 

La Figaro 336C with 600 Ohm DT8800: great!

post #4135 of 10430
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

 

My opinion is the opposite. Maybe it's the music I listen to.

 

Matrix M Stage with 600 Ohm DT880:  good

 

La Figaro 336C with 600 Ohm DT8800: great!

Well I had a really cheap and crap tastic hybrid tube lol 

post #4136 of 10430
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

My opinion is the opposite. Maybe it's the music I listen to.

Matrix M Stage with 600 Ohm DT880:  good

La Figaro 336C with 600 Ohm DT8800: great!
+1, love the 336. pairs pretty good with the T90 as well. biggrin.gif
post #4137 of 10430

Honestly I want to buy a Balanced Dt 880 and get a balanced Tube Rig

 

Once again I need a DAC with multiple out puts. Now that DAC needs to include a Balanced Output to a balanced amp :/ 


Edited by Mshenay - 8/18/13 at 12:35pm
post #4138 of 10430
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

Honestly I want to buy a Balanced Dt 880 and get a balanced Tube Rig

I would hate to be your wallet :p

post #4139 of 10430

Can anyone comment on the Woo Audio WA6 vs. Little Dot MK4 vs. La Figaro 336c for use with the DT880 / DT770 / and eventually possibly T90 and/or T1?

 

Thanks

post #4140 of 10430
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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post

I would hate to be your wallet :p

Yea I bet. Something I will plan for a long long time ahead 

 

Welp I've got some EXCELLENT, and terrible news.

 

A recabled Dt 880 Premium 600 ohm, with a Single Ended XLR and a XLR to 1/4" adapter... for $235 here on head fi :O but the seller has given me a week to get the funds... I'm fairly confident I can get emergancy funds from the School as my Student Grants are MINE DAMNIT, lol gonna get a recipt from my land lord for my $250 rent :D [Ohh I should get a recipt for my $50 Internet too!] and claim that poor ole me can't afford his internet and rent, O HELP me College Board HELP me... damn cheap bastards keep out money from us till we've been in class for a month. Other college's get thier cash a month in advance but OH WELL, I shall have those Dt 880s! And if I don't hopefully one of you will get it

 

Still my Matrix M Stage should have more than enough Power to Drive them AT LEAST as well as it did my 250 ohm. At the VERY least it should sound as good as my old Stock 250 ohm pro. and in the future I can enjoy the extra benifits of balanced and a more powerful amp... but DANG IT, lol [still I'm excited!] 


Edited by Mshenay - 8/18/13 at 2:53pm
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