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Wow, this is a wonderfully honest post. In all my years on Head-Fi I could count on the fingers of one hand the number of times I've read the words 'doesn't sound any different--wasted my money'. Could this herald a new era of refreshing candour?

maybe 

 

 

You know, you shouldn't commit yourself without being certain. tongue.gif

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Indeed, I also might be getting a PB1 for $80, at that price... it's cheaper than an O2. even AFTER I buy the Connector cable I need for it :O Yea people say the build quality is kinda meh but hell for the money it should last me plenty long, the only issue is if it sound bad 

 

Well, FWIW, I own an iBasso D12.

Built quality is just fine for the money.

The D12 is a better sounding DAC than my FiiO E17 DAC.

You could argue it should be.

The D12 sells for twice as much as the E17.

 

I don't use the headphone jack on the D12 much, I have the M Stage for that.

The M Stage is a better sounding headphone amp than the D12 though: both clearer and fuller sounding.

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You know, you shouldn't commit yourself without being certain. tongue.gif

this is a hobby, and one that has also proven to hold some monatary value, everything I've purchased I've been able to sell for at least %80 what I paid, every now and then I make some profit as well

 

that said, it's about the discovery! 

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i just got mine yesterday.

does it really need a burn in?

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i just got mine yesterday.

does it really need a burn in?

Put them on your head, crank up your favorite tunes and enjoy, that is the best "Burn-In" you'll find anywhere!

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Put them on your head, crank up your favorite tunes and enjoy, that is the best "Burn-In" you'll find anywhere!

+1

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Put them on your head, crank up your favorite tunes and enjoy, that is the best "Burn-In" you'll find anywhere!

yup thats what i'm doing right now.i'm planning to leave it on in one corner leave it on a for few days.i will not be home for 3 days so i guess i can burn it in that way.is that a good way to burn in? 

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yup thats what i'm doing right now.i'm planning to leave it on in one corner leave it on a for few days.i will not be home for 3 days so i guess i can burn it in that way.is that a good way to burn in? 

Yup, what ever works for you is all good!

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Yup, what ever works for you is all good!

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THANKS!

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Anyone know how the DT880 (250 or 600 ohm) stacks up against the T70 or DT990?

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Anyone know how the DT880 (250 or 600 ohm) stacks up against the T70 or DT990?

Dt 990 is has more bass, and slighty recessed mids over the Dt 880 [it's noticeable to me... very noticeable] the T70 I have no idea about. In addition, I find the Dt 990 TOO bassy for genres like Rock, vocal anything and Reggae. As well as some classical Jazz and orchestral. It does how ever sound epic with Classical 

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Anyone know how the DT880 (250 or 600 ohm) stacks up against the T70 or DT990?

The T70 has the (slight) edge in clarity and the DT990 stronger bass and treble.

DT880s are somewhere in between the other two.

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Anyone know how the DT880 (250 or 600 ohm) stacks up against the T70 or DT990?

The T70 has the (slight) edge in clarity and the DT990 stronger bass and treble.

DT880s are somewhere in between the other two.

 

 

Yes. "This porridge is just right," she said.

 

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Anyone know how the DT880 (250 or 600 ohm) stacks up against the T70 or DT990?

Dt 990 is has more bass, and slighty recessed mids over the Dt 880 [it's noticeable to me... very noticeable] the T70 I have no idea about. In addition, I find the Dt 990 TOO bassy for genres like Rock, vocal anything and Reggae. As well as some classical Jazz and orchestral. It does how ever sound epic with Classical 

 

I'm not sure I understand these "It's great with female vocal, not so great with male, and woeful with dance and trance" discussions. In my day (which thankfully includes today) a headphone was accurate or not, coloured or neutral...etc...etc. I don't remember the question of genres ever coming up, I suppose because the goal was accuracy rather than trying to match particular colourations to particular styles of music. This is a new thing, and not entirely logical. Is the goal to hear what the record producer intended? If so, then surely the best headphone is the one that adds the least to the reproduction. Anything else is going to ensure long term dissatisfaction by sounding great with some recordings and far from it with others, even within the same genre, because recordings vary so widely, or at least the ones I buy do. Go for accuracy, guys. Low colouration. Or to put it another way, choose the porridge that's just right. tongue.gif  

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Funny how some people say the DT880 doesn't work for certain genres, and yet one of my absolute favorite things about it is how good it sounds on everything to me. I don't really find that it excels at any one genre because it manages to deliver roughly equivalent performance across the gamut.

 

I can understand liking a particular sonic coloration for certain music. I have a pair of IEMs that, once I've EQ'ed out the shelved up bass and hyped lower treble (typical V-shaped curve), impart this delicious sound to vocals. But they don't sound very good at all with classical because the midrange coloration is obvious and they don't have enough treble extension. They're a different usage case than my full-sized headphones, so they're not directly comparable, but if I did have a full-sized headphone that sounded like that it wouldn't get very much use. I like to listen to stuff from both my classical and non-classical collections all in one session, and having to switch headphones depending on what I'm listening to would be annoying. I would much rather have one all-rounder that I can leave on regardless of what I decide to listen to next.

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Yes. "This porridge is just right," she said.

 

 

I'm not sure I understand these "It's great with female vocal, not so great with male, and woeful with dance and trance" discussions. In my day (which thankfully includes today) a headphone was accurate or not, coloured or neutral...etc...etc. I don't remember the question of genres ever coming up, I suppose because the goal was accuracy rather than trying to match particular colourations to particular styles of music. This is a new thing, and not entirely logical. Is the goal to hear what the record producer intended? If so, then surely the best headphone is the one that adds the least to the reproduction. Anything else is going to ensure long term dissatisfaction by sounding great with some recordings and far from it with others, even within the same genre, because recordings vary so widely, or at least the ones I buy do. Go for accuracy, guys. Low colouration. Or to put it another way, choose the porridge that's just right. tongue.gif  

Yea it's this new fangled way these young kids listen to their music. In addition the most basic wasy to describe a headphone is how well it reproduces sound, using genres and music is the simple'st way to do that. Music is a combination of sounds, so the Dt 880 presents each of those differently, like everything in our "modern" world most all hard ware adds and takes something away from music, And describing which genres it does well with, and doesn't do well with is the simple'st way

 

In addition your right, there are limit less exceptions depending on mastering. 

 

In addition some people like color, being an audiophile is a mental thing for me to, each headphone like a different friend. I like my friends to specialize or add a unique color to my music it's what makes the hobby fun at least for me. 

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