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Bingo!
I started with the 'Sones after some mediocre Sony's, so this does indeed make sense. I had a friend over who has a pair of those JVC HA-5X Exxxtreme Bass whatever's to hear the LCD 3's... Well the first thing out of his mouth was "These things have no Bass" exactly as described, all in your point of reference.

So I called him a heathen, removed the LCD's from his head and promptly told him to get out...

Not really... but the audition was over as well since he wouldn't shut up long enough to listen. Probably if I would have had some Beetz for him to try you would have had to pry them off his head.
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This^. He likes the loose uncontrolled bass that vibrates your head and squashes the mids. Tell him to grab a pair of Ultrasone 900 pros

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Originally Posted by z7nz View Post
 

Do any of you own a Audio-gd NFB-15.32 or something close to that? I have the 880/250 Pro. I'm planning either buy a cheap amp+dac like fiio e17, vali/modi or get the NFB-15.32. It's $235+shipping = $270, around ~$50 over my budget, but I'll use it for at least 2 years before upgrading. I'm just wondering if it's worth an extra $50. How is the Audio-gd's build quality and does it pair well with the dt880? I also want to use it with IEMs.

I have the 15.32

 

The build quality is great, very solid. It's much lighter than I expected it to be. I own the 880 600, though I haven't really had a chance to listen to it (it arrived with one side dead, it's off getting repaired), though the amp definitely had plenty of juice. 12 o clock on high gain was plenty loud for listening. I'll comment more on the sound of the full thing when it returns in the mail, but it sounded pretty nice from the right side :beyersmile:

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Originally Posted by z7nz View Post
 

Do any of you own a Audio-gd NFB-15.32 or something close to that? I have the 880/250 Pro. I'm planning either buy a cheap amp+dac like FiiO E17, vali/modi or get the NFB-15.32. It's $235+shipping = $270, around ~$50 over my budget, but I'll use it for at least 2 years before upgrading. I'm just wondering if it's worth an extra $50. How is the Audio-GD's build quality and does it pair well with the dt880? I also want to use it with IEMs.


I've been using the 15.32 for three weeks, with several different Beyerdynamic models, 80-Ohm, 250-Ohm & 600-Ohm. Everything sounds nice plugged into it and no regrets.

Suggest you spend the extra $20 for the TXCO upgrade.

What sources will you be plugging the 15.32 into.

post #5359 of 8065

 

dt880 600ohm manufaktur modded for balance. Just got these back on Wednesday from Bryan. Did an amazing job. Everything is just fuller and richer. And BOOOOOOO to those who say dt880 is an entry level audiophile headphone.....they need to have a listen at my setup :D

Pure beast I can't love a pair of headphones anymore than this.

Treble is crisp and clear.

Mid is just right.

Bass extension is on the spot. Not too hard nor too soft.

Soundstage is the factor that wow'ed me the most. I've had the hd800 for 3 months before coming back to my dt880s and all I can say is wow.

Detail: Gets the nitty gritty. Heard water drips I never noticed before with my hd800(weird right?)

Imaging: I know in the battle of flagships post by david said that the imaging isn't THAT GOOD on these babies, but for me I can basically pinpoint where every instrument/vocal part is. (fine I admit it's not on the hd800 level but for this price? bejesus.)

 

So thank you to Bryan from Zynsonix who did this dual entry mod/balanced mod for me. 

180 for headphones + 200 bucks for mod = 380 bucks.

Sound quality and happiness? priceless.

post #5360 of 8065
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Originally Posted by HeretixAevum View Post
 

I have the 15.32

 

The build quality is great, very solid. It's much lighter than I expected it to be. I own the 880 600, though I haven't really had a chance to listen to it (it arrived with one side dead, it's off getting repaired), though the amp definitely had plenty of juice. 12 o clock on high gain was plenty loud for listening. I'll comment more on the sound of the full thing when it returns in the mail, but it sounded pretty nice from the right side :beyersmile:

 

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I've been using the 15.32 for three weeks, with several different Beyerdynamic models, 80-Ohm, 250-Ohm & 600-Ohm. Everything sounds nice plugged into it and no regrets.

Suggest you spend the extra $20 for the TXCO upgrade.

What sources will you be plugging the 15.32 into.

Thanks guys. I'm waiting for the Vali to come out and compare the 2. Looking at the 15.32 spec I don't think it can handle IEMs, 1800mW @ 50Ohm is too strong. I plan to plug it straight to my laptop. Most of my music are 16/44 flac and 320kbps mp3. The 15.32 is already a DAC AMP so I guess I won't need an extra DAC right? 

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When I had it, I tried the Shure SE215 Special Edition with the 15.32 and it was just fine. Don't worry, it's not going to put a buttload of power into your IEM and make them explode :D It actually made them sound noticeably better than they did out of my phone.

 

And no, you won't need a DAC, the 15.32 is one. 

post #5362 of 8065
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I think what he is saying that because the DT 880 is only semi-open, it's missing the last bit of transparency the driver is capable of producing. Although when you fully open up the DT 880, it basically becomes the DT 990, which has too much bass to be neutral and slightly more treble than the DT 880. Although if you somehow manage to make the DT 990 neutral, it would be more transparent and refined than the DT 880 due to a less restricted driver.

 

I've heard various claims about what's physically different between the two that causes the tuning difference. Some people say it's the openness of the enclosure, some say there's some netting or something affixed to the back of the DT880 driver, some say it's that foam dome they stuck in front of the driver on the DT880. The last would be the easiest to test, since it's relatively easy to remove (it's supposed to be user-replaceable).

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good,The highs are definitely less fatiguing than the 250 ohm version. Regarding sibilence, I don't detect any when driven by the Raptor. At 600 ohms these cans cry out for a good OTL tube amp.thanks

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This^. He likes the loose uncontrolled bass that vibrates your head and squashes the mids. Tell him to grab a pair of Ultrasone 900 pros
Not for him, wasting your breath... "Why would anyone spend more than $50 on headphones?" He is a lost cause left to mire in the mud of overblown Bass! I gave up converting this guy a while back. biggrin.gif
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Sounds almost as hopeless as those people who say, "Why would anyone spend less than $500 on an amp?" :p

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From what I understand the O2 should drive the T1s just fine. It should drive just about any dynamic headphone just fine. I think that was one of the points of its design.

 

Well O2 have no problem to drive T1 at all , , i used T1 + O2 with only 1X gain for about 8 month and i was very please with that combo ,  but had to sell T1 for financial issue .

 

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I wish I had a set of T1s as I've read from experienced users that the Auditor drives them exceptionally well due to it's very strong and consistent ability to swing voltage as needed, which enables very tight control of the drivers. I know with my 880s the pairing was really nice, but the lack of sensitivity in the 880s cost me volume level which I really wanted. I've been told that the T1s get much louder with the Auditor as they are more sensitive. Would love to try an O2.

O2 and Auditor are very similar in their "sound signature" : Neutral And Colorless .I didn't compared them directly had to sold auditor before buying o2 , but i compared both to the headphone out of my LV-91 stereo amp . (With K702 and T1) . I totally agree that T1 + Auditor is a awesome combo (peraphs the best one i ever had) (but O2 would not be so far , but later peraphs i will buy another pair of T1 and Auditor and compare it directly with O2) .

post #5367 of 8065
This has probably been talked about before in this thread but maybe someone has a link or a sticky. Have people talked about the best amp pairings for the dt800s with explanations of why they work well. They seem to be very picky about their amp dac combos.
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This has probably been talked about before in this thread but maybe someone has a link or a sticky. Have people talked about the best amp pairings for the dt800s with explanations of why they work well. They seem to be very picky about their amp dac combos.


A headphone picky ? no , users are picky :o .

post #5369 of 8065
For me, the dac didn't matter as much as long as the amp wasn't bright. I've had Fiio E10, E17, Schiit Modi, and Aune T1(Current) as dacs. Just slight differences amongst those (Modi is really clean, E10 is a little dark/warm, T1 is comparable to Modi but w/ smoother treble).

Amp wise, I've used E17, O2, Magni, Darkvoice 336, and Tubemagic A1. Magni was the only one I didn't enjoy out of the line up. It was too bright for my liking or maybe the highs were just super-clean to the point where they sounded artificial/digital.
post #5370 of 8065
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A headphone picky ? no , users are picky redface.gif .

As proven by users picking apart each post for any available flaws to bring up later? smily_headphones1.gif
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