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Just noticed this while browsing NCIX website and thought I'd share in case there are any Canadian's looking to get a set of these. They're selling the DT880 600ohm version for $250 with free shipping. It's the same deal I got a few months ago, so this may be a regular sale.

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Originally Posted by canaduck View Post
 

Just noticed this while browsing NCIX website and thought I'd share in case there are any Canadian's looking to get a set of these. They're selling the DT880 600ohm version for $250 with free shipping. It's the same deal I got a few months ago, so this may be a regular sale.

 

Awwww man, I'd pull the trigger but I am looking for something a little more neutral. They seemed almost bass-heavy to me.

post #4593 of 7851
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Originally Posted by Sonic Atrocity View Post
 

 

Awwww man, I'd pull the trigger but I am looking for something a little more neutral. They seemed almost bass-heavy to me.

 

Bass heavy? Not sure if I have ever heard them called that before!

post #4594 of 7851

Me either! ;)

 

If the DT880s are bass heavy... well... they're just not. You should hear my PRO 900s. That's what bass-heavy is. :D

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Me either! wink.gif

If the DT880s are bass heavy... well... they're just not. You should hear my PRO 900s. That's what bass-heavy is. biggrin.gif
Yeah not bass heavy for sure.
I do want to get a pair of 900's one of these days, moar Ultrasone Love and the King of bass cans!
post #4596 of 7851
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Originally Posted by Sonic Atrocity View Post

Awwww man, I'd pull the trigger but I am looking for something a little more neutral. They seemed almost bass-heavy to me.

silly u. Thats the 990 thats basd heavy. N sadly the 990 preuim looks like the 880 also the black grilled 990 pro is fully open back. The 990 pre as a little film that tames the highs a touch. So honestly the 990 pro is the more pure or fun v sounding 990 variant

that said the 880 has bass like the shure 840 n k550... but tighter because its open
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silly u. Thats the 990 thats basd heavy. N sadly the 990 preuim looks like the 880 also the black grilled 990 pro is fully open back. The 990 pre as a little film that tames the highs a touch. So honestly the 990 pro is the more pure or fun v sounding 990 variant

 

Where did you hear that? To my understanding they are identical sound-wise aside from the Pro model having a higher clamping force.

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Where did you hear that? To my understanding they are identical sound-wise aside from the Pro model having a higher clamping force.

 

From another user, I've not confirmed it but the 880 has this same film and apprently the DT 990 Preim Impliments this as well, its why the preuim "tames the terble and has nicer mids" 

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Hahaha, well, obviously my idea of "bass heavy" is flawed. :P See, I am currently using a clip zip (rockboxed and using the Meier crossfeed) and KRK KNS 8400. I used to own the Pro 900 and I grew to HATE them. I'm a neutrality freak. I currently really like my KRKs but I want to move up to something better, open, and if possible more neutral. 

 

Honestly, I didn't listen to the 990s. I definitely listened to the 880s. I just think the contrast between the AKG Q701/KRK KNS 8400 and the 880s made me think the 880s were bass-heavy. Also, I don't know if this matters, but I was double-amping (in the store) with my clip zip attached to a Fiio 12. 

 

Would you folks say the 880s are neutral? I got the impression of a V-curve out of them but really, when push comes to shove, I am still pretty inexperienced at critical headphone listening. 

 

EDIT: I also thought the AKG sounded a bit bass-light. I mean, I know they are constantly talked about around here as being flat/neutral, but I thought they sounded a bit lacking in the bass department, ya know? Maybe I just don't know what neutral is yet.


Edited by Sonic Atrocity - 9/22/13 at 11:16am
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

 

From another user, I've not confirmed it but the 880 has this same film and apprently the DT 990 Preim Impliments this as well, its why the preuim "tames the terble and has nicer mids" 

 

I'm almost certain that isn't the case. The 880 does have felt covering the driver which tames the highs but the 990 does not have it, in either version. This is why the 990 and the 770 are brighter than the 880 despite using the same drivers. Similarly, materials are used in the 880 to tame the bass. Those materials exist in the 770 but not the 990, thus the stronger bass in the 990 versus the other two models.

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Originally Posted by Sonic Atrocity View Post
 

Hahaha, well, obviously my idea of "bass heavy" is flawed. :P See, I am currently using a clip zip (rockboxed and using the Meier crossfeed) and KRK KNS 8400. I used to own the Pro 900 and I grew to HATE them. I'm a neutrality freak. I currently really like my KRKs but I want to move up to something better, open, and if possible more neutral. 

 

Honestly, I didn't listen to the 990s. I definitely listened to the 880s. I just think the contrast between the AKG Q701/KRK KNS 8400 and the 880s made me think the 880s were bass-heavy. Also, I don't know if this matters, but I was double-amping (in the store) with my clip zip attached to a Fiio 12. 

 

Would you folks say the 880s are neutral? I got the impression of a V-curve out of them but really, when push comes to shove, I am still pretty inexperienced at critical headphone listening. 

 

Yes the 880s are quite neutral though they do have a treble spike. From what I've read about the Q701, you're probably just used to bass-light cans. Technically the 880's bass is more neutral than the Q701's and probably the 8400's as well but of course all that matters is what sounds good to you. ;)

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Originally Posted by Sonic Atrocity View Post

Hahaha, well, obviously my idea of "bass heavy" is flawed. :P See, I am currently using a clip zip (rockboxed and using the Meier crossfeed) and KRK KNS 8400. I used to own the Pro 900 and I grew to HATE them. I'm a neutrality freak. I currently really like my KRKs but I want to move up to something better, open, and if possible more neutral. 

Honestly, I didn't listen to the 990s. I definitely listened to the 880s. I just think the contrast between the AKG Q701/KRK KNS 8400 and the 880s made me think the 880s were bass-heavy. Also, I don't know if this matters, but I was double-amping (in the store) with my clip zip attached to a Fiio 12. 

Would you folks say the 880s are neutral? I got the impression of a V-curve out of them but really, when push comes to shove, I am still pretty inexperienced at critical headphone listening. 

Personally I consider the DT880's to be one of the most neutral mid-fi cans although they do lean towards the bright side.

Are they V shaped? Depends. If you're coming from something mid-centric like the hd6x0, you may find the mids recessed. I like the mids just the way they are. But chances are, if you find the DT880's bass heavy, you'll find the HD600/650s bass heavy too.
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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post

Personally I consider the DT880's to be one of the most neutral mid-fi cans although they do lean towards the bright side.

Are they V shaped? Depends. If you're coming from something mid-centric like the hd6x0, you may find the mids recessed. I like the mids just the way they are. But chances are, if you find the DT880's bass heavy, you'll find the HD600/650s bass heavy too.

 

I'll take it one step further and say, if you find the DT880s bass heavy you will find all but bass-light cans to be bass heavy. The DT880s do not have emphasized bass whatsoever.

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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post


Personally I consider the DT880's to be one of the most neutral mid-fi cans although they do lean towards the bright side.

Are they V shaped? Depends. If you're coming from something mid-centric like the hd6x0, you may find the mids recessed. I like the mids just the way they are. But chances are, if you find the DT880's bass heavy, you'll find the HD600/650s bass heavy too.

 

Indeed, the Bass is excellent and very neutral.I came from bass heavy cans, so I enjoy the nuetrality of cans like the K550, Shure 840, and Dt 880 

 
The 880 ofc being the most neutral! 
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Do you folks think I could drive the 600 ohm version with an objective 2 + ODAC? Also, is that dac/amp combo satisfactory for the dt880 or am I really undercutting it?
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