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post #4576 of 7855
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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!

 

You can list them in the FS forum: http://www.head-fi.org/f/6550/headphones-for-sale-trade

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You can list them in the FS forum: http://www.head-fi.org/f/6550/headphones-for-sale-trade

 

Thanks!

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Hey everyone, perhaps it's already been mentioned, but I didn't want to read all 306 pages, haha, and my search capabilities aren't great. 

 

How does the 32 ohm version stand up? Any sound differences? I'm actually looking for an open can that I can plug into my Clip Zip (same hardware as the Clip+), and neutrality and transparency are essential to me. 

 

Thoughts? :)

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Originally Posted by Sonic Atrocity View Post
 

Hey everyone, perhaps it's already been mentioned, but I didn't want to read all 306 pages, haha, and my search capabilities aren't great. 

 

How does the 32 ohm version stand up? Any sound differences? I'm actually looking for an open can that I can plug into my Clip Zip (same hardware as the Clip+), and neutrality and transparency are essential to me. 

 

Thoughts? :)

 

Yeah if you're looking for neutrality and transparency the 32 ohm DT880 will be great. Some will tell you the 250 and 600 ohm versions sound better but you'd likely not notice a difference since you don't have an amp and the 32 ohm version will get louder. For use with the Clip Zip I think the 32 ohm version is the way to go.

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Thanks bud, I appreciate the reply! 

 

I'm really thinking about purchasing these. Here's the thing: I have a PA2V2 (kinda busted, gonna buy a new one), and I used to plug it into my clip+ (using clip zip now, but they have identical hardware), but then I learned I was double-amping, thus creating distortion. I never noticed anything, but the compulsive fidelity freak in me got rid of the amp and just went straight through the clip+. 

 

Question is: does double amping create audible distortion? Will having my clip+ to PA2V2 to either KRK KNS 8400 or DT880 (KRK is 36 ohms - DT880 is 32) cause audible distortion? 

 

Sorry about all the questions!! :P I am just compulsive about fidelity.

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Originally Posted by Sonic Atrocity View Post
 

Thanks bud, I appreciate the reply! 

 

I'm really thinking about purchasing these. Here's the thing: I have a PA2V2 (kinda busted, gonna buy a new one), and I used to plug it into my clip+ (using clip zip now, but they have identical hardware), but then I learned I was double-amping, thus creating distortion. I never noticed anything, but the compulsive fidelity freak in me got rid of the amp and just went straight through the clip+. 

 

Question is: does double amping create audible distortion? Will having my clip+ to PA2V2 to either KRK KNS 8400 or DT880 (KRK is 36 ohms - DT880 is 32) cause audible distortion? 

 

Sorry about all the questions!! :P I am just compulsive about fidelity.

 

I imagine its possible that double amping could cause distortion but not in every case. I'm not very familiar with the hardware of the Clips but if connecting an amp to the output of an mp3 player is double amping then there's a lot of people that do it, including me, without issue. If the Clip's built-in amp is particularly powerful you may have to turn the volume down on the Clip and up on the amp but it should work fine.

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Thank you! :) I appreciate your feedback. I have a feeling you are right, but I am compelled to continue researching this. I live in Toronto and just learned about this place: http://www.headfoneshop.com/

 

I will be going there after class to browse, and ask some questions. :P

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Originally Posted by Sonic Atrocity View Post
 

Thank you! :) I appreciate your feedback. I have a feeling you are right, but I am compelled to continue researching this. I live in Toronto and just learned about this place: http://www.headfoneshop.com/

 

I will be going there after class to browse, and ask some questions. :P

 

Oh nice enjoy your time there! 

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Oh nice enjoy your time there! 

 

I had a great time there. Charles was really helpful. I tested out the DT880, attached to a Fii0 12, and I found it a bit muddy. Perhaps it was the amp, but it really didn't sound great. Far from neutral, and not much volume in the midrange, IMO. Or is my conception of neutrality flawed?

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I had a great time there. Charles was really helpful. I tested out the DT880, attached to a Fii0 12, and I found it a bit muddy. Perhaps it was the amp, but it really didn't sound great. Far from neutral, and not much volume in the midrange, IMO. Or is my conception of neutrality flawed?

 

meh it must have been your amp... that's a shame to hear. I have my Beyer dt 880 [600ohm] Hooked up SE to my Pb1 and she sounds lovely! 

 
And man add a +3 to 55hrz and the BASS get's so EPIC, makes me excited for the HE 400 [which has about +4-5 or so linear bass extension] 
Still they do need a nice amp to drive them to sound thier best OH HEY make sure it was the 250 ohm version you tired! A 600 ohm will sound REALLY muddy out of a poor amp 
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Originally Posted by Sonic Atrocity View Post

I had a great time there. Charles was really helpful. I tested out the DT880, attached to a Fii0 12, and I found it a bit muddy. Perhaps it was the amp, but it really didn't sound great. Far from neutral, and not much volume in the midrange, IMO. Or is my conception of neutrality flawed?
The Fiio house sound is typically on the warm side so that would account for the muddy sound. As for how you hear, you might be more used to HPs with a more forward mids so they sound recessed to you. After some time with the 880s, they'll even out a bit but they'll be a glaring flaw for mids lovers. Mid-heads will tend to pick the HD600 over the 880s for that reason. I love the 880s the way that they are.
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Originally Posted by Sonic Atrocity View Post
 

 

I had a great time there. Charles was really helpful. I tested out the DT880, attached to a Fii0 12, and I found it a bit muddy. Perhaps it was the amp, but it really didn't sound great. Far from neutral, and not much volume in the midrange, IMO. Or is my conception of neutrality flawed?

 

For me, I prefer the DT880/600 driven from a tube amp.

 
The only other time I thought I heard great sound from a 600 Ohm DT880 was when I plugged into the headphone jack on an Audiolab M-DAC. The clarity was amazing!
 
OTOH, I don't mind DT880 and E12, but the amp is not really good enough for a DT880.
post #4588 of 7855
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

 

meh it must have been your amp... that's a shame to hear. I have my Beyer dt 880 [600ohm] Hooked up SE to my Pb1 and she sounds lovely! 

 
And man add a +3 to 55hrz and the BASS get's so EPIC, makes me excited for the HE 400 [which has about +4-5 or so linear bass extension] 
Still they do need a nice amp to drive them to sound thier best OH HEY make sure it was the 250 ohm version you tired! A 600 ohm will sound REALLY muddy out of a poor amp 

 

Agreed. I bump up the sub-bass a bit with EQ and lower the treble slightly at 8khz and the result is an even more neutral 880 which is impressive and it sounds bloody great.

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The Fiio house sound is typically on the warm side so that would account for the muddy sound. As for how you hear, you might be more used to HPs with a more forward mids so they sound recessed to you. After some time with the 880s, they'll even out a bit but they'll be a glaring flaw for mids lovers. Mid-heads will tend to pick the HD600 over the 880s for that reason. I love the 880s the way that they are.

 

^ This. See if you can find somewhere to tryout an HD600, it might be just what you're looking for. Some would even say the HD600's mids are too forward. The 880 is quite neutral IMO. If you find the 880's mids somewhat recessed then the HD600 might be just right for you.

post #4589 of 7855
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

meh it must have been your amp... that's a shame to hear. I have my Beyer dt 880 [600ohm] Hooked up SE to my Pb1 and she sounds lovely! 
 
And man add a +3 to 55hrz and the BASS get's so EPIC, makes me excited for the HE 400 [which has about +4-5 or so linear bass extension] 
Still they do need a nice amp to drive them to sound thier best OH HEY make sure it was the 250 ohm version you tired! A 600 ohm will sound REALLY muddy out of a poor amp 
T90 has that +3 @ 50~ hz built in! Just get them already. biggrin.gif

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T90 has that +3 @ 50~ hz built in! Just get them already. biggrin.gif

 

SHUT up q.q I'm already like broke I just spent a ton o crap upgrading! I'll get the T90 later q.q like when I get my Tax Return this year >.> ... actually I might get the tube with mah tax return, as getting the T90 would mean I would have the DT 880 bal for uhh less than 4 months q.q 

 
Oh yea the bass on my Pb1 is kickin! But the upper treble is... almost to much >.> I guess it sounds like a T90 now... nah not really the T90 has more mids so that would even out the upper mids 
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