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Originally Posted by Leliana View Post
 

 

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

 

Yes, yes, yes

 

I brought their self titled 3rd album about a year ago.  It is fantastic.

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My coiled cable is still in perfect shape and very tight after about 6 months. On my brother's DT880 Pro, which has been used heavily in the studio for a few years, the cable is more stretched out but it is evenly so and there are no kinks or problems whatsoever. They don't age and get malformed like a coiled telephone cable does, not even close. They're much thicker, wound tighter, and more durable. At least the Beyer ones are anyway.


Edited by devhen - 9/12/13 at 11:55pm
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I prefer straight cables because coiled usually pull on one side of your head (happens to me when I'm gaming and the cable is stretched).
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The SRH440 actually has a good compromise. It's straight where it enters the cup (it's detachable, so there's a connector involved) and for about two feet, then it's coiled until about six inches from the jack, where it goes straight again. The coil eliminates most microphonics (being closed, the SRH440 is more prone to this than an open design would be) and keeps the length manageable, and the straight parts seem to distribute the weight of the coiled section better. The pulling issue still happens a bit when the coil is extended, but it's not as bad as I've experienced elsewhere.

 

All in all, a pretty good design.

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Originally Posted by scottosan View Post

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.


Interesting!
What Grados do you have and what can you say thedifference is between the DT880 and your Grados?
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post


Interesting!
What Grados do you have and what can you say thedifference is between the DT880 and your Grados?

I can answer this one.

 

I had a Grado RS2i and the DT 880 (250ohm)

 

DT880

- Big soundstage

- better imaging and detail

- better seperation

- more refined treble

- a bit more bass in general

- ever so slightly receded mids

- more neutral

- a bit slower

- better all rounder

- way more comfortable

 

RS2i

- small soundstage, very small

- average imaging capabilities

- seperation was a bit muddled at times

- hot treble, very aggressive up top

- bass was a bit light and sub bass was very weak

- forward and aggressive

- powerful and commanding midrange

- guitars sounded amazing

- fast

- rock oriented, metal was good too, as was jazz

- made me have itchy/sore ears

 

I was running them through the Audio gd NFB 5.32. The RS2 description seems a bit harsh, but it is a fantastic classic rock/metal headphone.

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Originally Posted by pp312 View Post
 

 

 

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

 

Exactly, I hate striaght cables, they get caught on like everything, my foot, the legs of my chair the arm of my chair some times... coil is just so much eaiser to manage! And it looks hawt 

 

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Originally Posted by Leliana View Post
 

 

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

Jazz recommendation :D me gusta, although I already have SO MUCH jazz [but hey I can always use more] 

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Originally Posted by pp312 View Post
 

 

 

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

Exactly 

 

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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post
 

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.

Coils are sexy guys, you need to take better care of them curves <3 


Edited by Mshenay - 9/13/13 at 6:01am
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OMG YES. KEVIN HART... DOING RADIO... WEARING A PAIR OF BEYERS! Those are the 770 Pro 80's correct? Or are they the super Isolateing Pro Drummer pair

 

EITHER WAY BEYERS ON YOUTUBE ON A COMMEDIAN HELL yea

 

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My Beyer journey has been a great one. I want to try planars and need to offload mine. It's on the the FS threads if anyone is interested, DT880 Pro 250 Ohm excellent condition. Link


Edited by Soundsgoodtome - 9/13/13 at 2:09pm
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^ Planars can be had for $20 used.

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I'm looking at the HiFiman series. ;)

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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

OMG YES. KEVIN HART... DOING RADIO... WEARING A PAIR OF BEYERS! Those are the 770 Pro 80's correct? Or are they the super Isolateing Pro Drummer pair

 

EITHER WAY BEYERS ON YOUTUBE ON A COMMEDIAN HELL yea

 

"Nothing's boucin' or moving, its just a bunch of pelvic thrust" LOL, that cracked me up. 

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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post
 

"Nothing's boucin' or moving, its just a bunch of pelvic thrust" LOL, that cracked me up. 

 

Exactly, a funny man with great headphones on his head ^^ a win win for the entire internet! 

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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

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

Much fun... Chop... Get Off! biggrin.gif

Dayum now I gettin like mah bro form SC and quoting mah own posts. :tongue_smile: :D

 

Absolutely nothing to do with beyerdynamic but the SOMiC's got the chop last night!

Note* The pads are not Pink, the phone has no idea what Red is...

And now back to your regularly scheduled beyerdynamic love fest!

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Hey guys. I've had these headphones (600 OHM) since like december of last year.  I really enjoy the sound with softer music but I'm an avid fan of metal and hardcore and they just don't sound right for me with those genres. Also I've been using them less and less lately preferring the portability IEMs bring so I'm trying to fund some new IEMs. I'm wondering if anyone would be interested in buying these from me? I'm not in the US but I have successfully sent stuff to people both in the US, and Europe (Poland to be exact). I don't have the box. Just the headphones, case and 1/4" adapter

 

I'd let them go for $200 + shipping or even trade them + money for something like the Heir 4.Ai. 

 

anyone interested?

 

Cheers!

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