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post #4546 of 7852
I think the general concensus is 250 + 600 > 32

Pro vs Prem :
Pro : clamps tighter, snap-on headband, coiled cord

Slight difference in sound but only due to tighter clamping. Otherwise, just cosmetics.
post #4547 of 7852

Just bought the DT880/250 premiums. My first pair of "real" headphones. Pretty excited :)

 

Since I'm pretty new to this, anybody have suggestions for amps (and dacs? not entirely sure if I'll need one) for <$100? I've seen a few posts on this thread from a year ago suggesting Fiio E10, but I've read mixed reviews. Also JDS Cmoy seemed pretty reasonable for the price range. Any other ones I should consider?

post #4548 of 7852
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Originally Posted by sinaptix View Post

Just bought the DT880/250 premiums. My first pair of "real" headphones. Pretty excited smily_headphones1.gif

Since I'm pretty new to this, anybody have suggestions for amps (and dacs? not entirely sure if I'll need one) for <$100? I've seen a few posts on this thread from a year ago suggesting Fiio E10, but I've read mixed reviews. Also JDS Cmoy seemed pretty reasonable for the price range. Any other ones I should consider?

Dac will depend on source. If you're running from a DAP like ipod/cell phone/whatever, it's not a necessity. If it's from the headphone jack of a PC, try it first before getting one. Some outputs from PCs are noisy. My old work PC had a constant squeaking sound that I couldn't stand so I went the dac route. For an amp, that's going to depend on your listening environment. If you plan to move around, you'd want a portable or portable-ish one. cMoy is a good option, so are the Fiio E7/E17 or E11. E17 is juuust outside your budget but you can find one used here for around 100 sometimes less.

Oh, and Objective 2. Close to $100. Snag it if you find it for less. Skip the Magni, the brightness will spear your eardrums.
Edited by MrEleventy - 9/12/13 at 10:29am
post #4549 of 7852
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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post

I think the general concensus is 250 + 600 > 32

Pro vs Prem :
Pro : clamps tighter, snap-on headband, coiled cord

Slight difference in sound but only due to tighter clamping. Otherwise, just cosmetics.

 

Indeed, the Pro will have a touch more bass due to the clamp. and by a touch I mean JUST A SMIDGE

 

But MrE why do u hate coiled :O I love coiled 

post #4550 of 7852
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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post

I think the general concensus is 250 + 600 > 32

Pro vs Prem :
Pro : clamps tighter, snap-on headband, coiled cord

Slight difference in sound but only due to tighter clamping. Otherwise, just cosmetics.

 

no quality difference?thats good news!

:tongue_smile:

post #4551 of 7852
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

Indeed, the Pro will have a touch more bass due to the clamp. and by a touch I mean JUST A SMIDGE

But MrE why do u hate coiled :O I love coiled 

I don't like the overall weight of it. I'd rather have a cord that I can coil up and wrap with velcro or just leave it to hang.
post #4552 of 7852
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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post

I don't like the overall weight of it. I'd rather have a cord that I can coil up and wrap with velcro or just leave it to hang.

 

Yeah its a two-edged sword. I don't like the weight of the coiled cable but its a lot easier to deal with because its a ton shorter but can still stretch out pretty far. Overall I quite like it but I'm fine with either. My DT770 Premium 600 ohm has the straight cable and I like it too, partially because of the lighter weight.

post #4553 of 7852

Coiled cord always loses its shape and looks ugly after a relatively short time. Like an old corded telephone. Ends up with some parts tightly coiled and others looser. And it only needs to get tangled a couple of times and all the pulling one has to do to untangle it makes the thing look even more mangled. I'd only get a coiled cord headphone if it is replaceable.

Then there's the added weight and pull on one side, which becomes all the greater and more frustrating once a knot or two appears in the coil.

Coiled cable is for professionals who are moving around and don't want trailing cables that cameras roll over or other people tread on. At home, coiled cables are just a bad choice (assuming one has a choice).


Edited by wrightanswer@ear - 9/12/13 at 3:52pm
post #4554 of 7852

Not always. The cable on my SRH440 is still tightly coiled and in very good condition after almost three years of continuous use. It's also never tangled once. It's possible that this particular cable design is exceptional in these regards, since I've had coiled cables on other things that do exactly what you describe. The best thing is, the 440 cable is detachable, so if it ever does go to seed I can just get another one.

post #4555 of 7852
I got rid of the coiled cable, I really didn't mind it, I had an opportunity to get rid of it and I did...

Now the cable on my Ultrasone's is one of the nastiest pieces of work anywhere. A straight 1.5m cord that the bends will not come out of, no how no way. So I got rid of it too. biggrin.gif

And once I find a small enough jack the Amazing JVC HA-S500z's will be single sided and removable as well.

I think the SOMiC EDi-82MT might get the business this weekend with a detachable cable.

Much fun... Chop... Get Off! biggrin.gif
post #4556 of 7852
I put up with the curly tail on my hpt990s for a few days, then lopped it off and made it detachable myself. biggrin.gif
post #4557 of 7852
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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post

I put up with the curly tail on my hpt990s for a few days, then lopped it off and made it detachable myself. biggrin.gif

 

Wow, that thing looks like an amalgamation of DT and Tesla design language. Gee, I wonder what their inspiration might have been. :rolleyes:

post #4558 of 7852
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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post

I think the general concensus is 250 + 600 > 32

Pro vs Prem :
Pro : clamps tighter, snap-on headband, coiled cord

Slight difference in sound but only due to tighter clamping. Otherwise, just cosmetics.

 

Indeed, the Pro will have a touch more bass due to the clamp. and by a touch I mean JUST A SMIDGE

 

But MrE why do u hate coiled :O I love coiled

 

 

Me too. It stays out the way--no more having the phone ripped off your head (with your ears still inside) because the cord's got caught under the chair leg. It just strikes me as the perfect solution: short and out the way but stretches when you need length. Yes, you can coil up an ordinary cord and bind it, but then you forget and go to move away and get the phone ripped off your head again. Of course, if you enjoy that sensation forget everything I just said. :D

post #4559 of 7852
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

also

HOLY FREAKING CRAP YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Chill Hop on Di.fm is playing NUJABES. That makes me so very happy AND it confirms that Chill Hop is indeed Nu Jazz [different name same genre] 

 

In addition, I'm finding that my Balanced Db1 has some SERIOUSLY DEEP sound. Listening to some Nu Jazz tracks, and every couple of songs I'll hear something from behind me :O and it's rom the SONG so Piture my with a pair of dt 880s swingin my head around in the middle of my Programming class >.>

 

Check out a band call Portico Quartet. They sound amazing on the DT880 and are some time of new age jazz.

post #4560 of 7852

just picked up a pair tonight after using Grados for the past 4 years.  These things are awesome.  I am using the 250 ohm trough the Asus STX,  This card has plenty of power,  I don't get near 50% on the volume.

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