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post #5386 of 10424
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post
 

Nice!

But why was the headband cable left installed?

 

It should have been removed like on mine, since you cant put the headphones back to original...

:beerchug:

I'm not sure actually. Bryan works his magic. I received the original cable back along wth my mod. They seemed to be clipped. 

post #5387 of 10424
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True, but then you would have to tie up / glue the dangling headband wires someplace... The holes are easy to deal with, a little matt black vinyl sticker material and a hole punch... Put one inside, one outside and the hole dissapears. They also wouldn't have had to take the headband off or the yoke blocks apart by leaving it in place. Probably just sniped the wire flush at the metal grommit's now that I think about it.

That's what Brian at BTG did with my headphones. I personally think dual entry looks way better on the DT880s aesthetically and to some degree I'd imagine if each bunch of wires is soldered to the driver there's less wire in the signal path. I wish I could A/B a stock DT880 with my own because I'd imagine they don't sound exactly the same just like how some DT880 models may sound slightly different from each other.

post #5388 of 10424

I think Nryan from zynsonix just left it there just cuz. But it doesn't really affect anything

post #5389 of 10424
It's all good, just me nit picking... biggrin.gif

I like the removable option, when I had the LCD 3's here I just plugged my cable into them as it is wired the same way.

It's all about what is good for you. I didn't care much for the coiled cable, that is why I changed mine over. beyerdynamics should incorporate a dual / removable option right from the factory for the DT series.
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I've become a big fan of the DT880 600ohm and DT660. Pretty extraordinary sound for so little money, and both are among the most neutral- sounding HPs I've auditioned. The Tesla line has not impressed me as much and I passed on both the T1 and T90 after long auditions. I'll try to explain at a later date as I remain a bit confused about the reason(s).

Heard all the Beyers with top-tier tube and SS amps, and stock cabling.
post #5391 of 10424
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

It's all good, just me nit picking... biggrin.gif

I like the removable option, when I had the LCD 3's here I just plugged my cable into them as it is wired the same way.

It's all about what is good for you. I didn't care much for the coiled cable, that is why I changed mine over. beyerdynamics should incorporate a dual / removable option right from the factory for the DT series.
beerchug.gif

 

Sadly, I don't think the DT series gets too much love 'round those parts anymore. It's all about the Tesla hotness these days. You'd think a detachable cable would be a good addition to the Pro line, though. After all, the K702 was basically a K701 in navy blue and with a detachable cable. And, correct me if I'm wrong, but don't all the subsequent K701 derivatives now have a detachable cable?

 

Just thinking about it, the DT880 has got to be annoying as hell to Beyer. They can't discontinue it outright, since they don't really have anything comparable to replace it in its price range, and if they just ditched it and put something inferior in its place, people would complain up a storm. But if they had released a headphone with its performance today, they could have charged at least half again as much and nobody would have batted an eyelash. So they're stuck offering what amounts to a bargain today because, when it was originally designed and released, flagships were much cheaper.

 

I anticipate that they will ultimately discontinue all the Premium DT series headphones and just offer the Pro versions. That seems like the best compromise from their standpoint, and they've already more or less done that with the DT770.

post #5392 of 10424
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Have you heard them both to compare? I've always had a slight curiosity about the T1, though most of the impressions I've read seem to be along the lines of what you've said, so I've never felt any great urgency to hear a pair at any cost.

 

I own the T1, and have previously owned the DT880. They do indeed share a sound signature and are very close in that regard. The T1's have superior imaging, depth and is more revealing to my ears. The T1 has a better extended bass response with better definition. I'd say the DT880 (600) is 80-85% of the T1 in sound quality, at least to my subjective opinion, others think both more and less in improvement. The T1 is nowhere close to 2x as good as DT880 ultimately for me. Only go for the T1 if money is of no concern.

post #5393 of 10424
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I own the T1, and have previously owned the DT880. They do indeed share a sound signature and are very close in that regard. The T1's have superior imaging, depth and is more revealing to my ears. The T1 has a better extended bass response with better definition. I'd say the DT880 (600) is 80-85% of the T1 in sound quality, at least to my subjective opinion, others think both more and less in improvement. The T1 is nowhere close to 2x as good as DT880 ultimately for me. Only go for the T1 if money is of no concern.

Dt880 dual entry and balanced! no reason to get that t1 tongue.gif
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By that same extension you can go balance the T1 if it tickles your fancy.

post #5395 of 10424
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Originally Posted by Saren View Post

I own the T1, and have previously owned the DT880. They do indeed share a sound signature and are very close in that regard. The T1's have superior imaging, depth and is more revealing to my ears. The T1 has a better extended bass response with better definition. I'd say the DT880 (600) is 80-85% of the T1 in sound quality, at least to my subjective opinion, others think both more and less in improvement. The T1 is nowhere close to 2x as good as DT880 ultimately for me. Only go for the T1 if money is of no concern.
Shows how much of a bargain the DT880's are biggrin.gif i really hope Beyer doesn't discontinue them.
post #5396 of 10424
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Shows how much of a bargain the DT880's are biggrin.gif i really hope Beyer doesn't discontinue them.


Yup. I've had my chance to hear world class headphones (LCD-3, LCD-X, TH900, HD800, HE-500, Abyss) and while each one of these headphones bests the DT880s in one category(soundstage, bass, imaging, mid-bass, treble focus, transperancy) none of these headphones managed to beat the DT880 in every category. Although I couldn't say the same for the Stax SR-009 because I've never listened to one before, I can imagine the Stax SR-009 spanks the DT880 because it is the best headphone in the entire world.

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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post
 
I anticipate that they will ultimately discontinue all the Premium DT series headphones and just offer the Pro versions.

 

 

Yes, and if they do I suggest the consumer will not have lost much. If the other versions do have an inherent advantage over the Pro, it would appear (based on scores of comments) to be miniscule.

post #5398 of 10424
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Originally Posted by Mambosenior View Post

I've become a big fan of the DT880 600ohm and DT660. Pretty extraordinary sound for so little money, and both are among the most neutral- sounding HPs I've auditioned. The Tesla line has not impressed me as much and I passed on both the T1 and T90 after long auditions. I'll try to explain at a later date as I remain a bit confused about the reason(s).

Heard all the Beyers with top-tier tube and SS amps, and stock cabling.

Yea I hear the High End Beyers sound MUCH better with balanced amps and cablings... but either way the DT 880 is Head Fi Gold for a reason <3 

post #5399 of 10424
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

Yea I hear the High End Beyers sound MUCH better with balanced amps and cablings... but either way the DT 880 is Head Fi Gold for a reason <3 
High End Beyers sound MUCH better with balanced amps and cablings... but either way the DT 880 is Head Fi Gold for a reason <3 

I second that thought about "Gold." What a surprise this DT880!

The T1 was nowhere at the level of resolution of my HD800 and had a bit of glare (even with tubes-La Figaro 339) in the treble which was not to my liking. Frankly, I found it a bit mediocre even in comparison to the new AKG 712. The latter even has a wider soundstage than the T1, but the 712 is running balanced from a speaker amp. The T1 "may" be more resolving than the DT880 but NOT $1000 more resolving! (Bought the 880 new for $250.) All the above, of course, just IMHO.
Edited by Mambosenior - 11/23/13 at 12:42pm
post #5400 of 10424

So what headphones would be a legitiment step up from the dt880s? not going electrostats?

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