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post #5671 of 10421
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

Yar, my Vali is in bound, I worry though if the Vali can power the DT 880 600 ohm well enough... honestly the NFB 10ES2 sounds fantastic with my DT 880! THe vali is mostly for my W1000x, and it's going to be my desktop amp at mah new office job <3

 

My 880s were also 600ohm and the Vali did an admirable job with them.  

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I think the way my pads have worn in has affected the sound. I remember them being brighter when I first got them than they are now. It makes sense--the pads have been compacted considerably, so the drivers are a bit closer to my ears. Assuming I'm not just imagining it, it's not a drastic difference--maybe 2 dB above 4 kHz at the absolute most. It's really difficult to say, since of course without a new pair of pads I can't go back to the way they were right out of the box. And even if I had a new set of pads to swap over, the difference we're talking about here is so subtle that I'd probably forget the sound in between switching.

 

Over at CS (the land of the pirates), they measured two separate HD650s that were quite different in the treble, both on the charts and in listening impressions. One had quite a bit of lower to mid treble suck out, whereas the other just had a little divot in the upper end response. They reasoned that the pads were most likely responsible for the difference (though there's enough HD650 lore out there that many other explanations were also suggested).

post #5673 of 10421

FiiO E7/E9 combo arrived two days ago, and my DT880 pros will arrive today.  Now I just need to see if I'm going to survive the two and a half weeks until I'm "allowed" to use them.. 

 

Apparently I have to keep things "festive", though I personally don't see how unwrapping a present to and from yourself is very festive.  I'm fairly certain my friends and family are just trying drive me mad. :dt880smile: 

post #5674 of 10421
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Originally Posted by illyria View Post
 

FiiO E7/E9 combo arrived two days ago, and my DT880 pros will arrive today.  Now I just need to see if I'm going to survive the two and a half weeks until I'm "allowed" to use them.. 

 

Apparently I have to keep things "festive", though I personally don't see how unwrapping a present to and from yourself is very festive.  I'm fairly certain my friends and family are just trying drive me mad. :dt880smile: 

Do what I did when I got my first tube... get up 3 am open that shizx up LISTEN re seal it and put it back xD

 

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Originally Posted by Sonic Defender View Post
 

 

My 880s were also 600ohm and the Vali did an admirable job with them.  

Good to know, I  MOSTLY got the Vali for my W1000x. The DT 880 balanced REALLY opened up with my NFB 10ES2. I REALLY doubt the vali is going to do a better job... but for the price it might do a super stellar job! Plus I like my DT 880 out of solid states honestly, how ever I do prefer my W1000x out of tubes :3 I just prefer to have more neutral tubes! Meaning the Vali should fit right in 

post #5675 of 10421
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Originally Posted by illyria View Post
 

FiiO E7/E9 combo arrived two days ago, and my DT880 pros will arrive today.  Now I just need to see if I'm going to survive the two and a half weeks until I'm "allowed" to use them.. 

 

Apparently I have to keep things "festive", though I personally don't see how unwrapping a present to and from yourself is very festive.  I'm fairly certain my friends and family are just trying drive me mad. :dt880smile: 

 

Then I won't torture you by telling you that the E7/E9 should go quite well with DT880s!  :veryevil:

I have an E17/E9 combo, I'm very pleased with how it runs my 600 Ohm DTs.

post #5676 of 10421
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post
 

 

Then I won't torture you by telling you that the E7/E9 should go quite well with DT880s!  :veryevil:

I have an E17/E9 combo, I'm very pleased with how it runs my 600 Ohm DTs.

 

Can't.. wait.. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

Do what I did when I got my first tube... get up 3 am open that shizx up LISTEN re seal it and put it back xD

 

Good to know, I  MOSTLY got the Vali for my W1000x. The DT 880 balanced REALLY opened up with my NFB 10ES2. I REALLY doubt the vali is going to do a better job... but for the price it might do a super stellar job! Plus I like my DT 880 out of solid states honestly, how ever I do prefer my W1000x out of tubes :3 I just prefer to have more neutral tubes! Meaning the Vali should fit right in 

 

 

Well, I think it might be because I started with a $100 budget..  and never told anyone that my budget.. stretched.. a tiny bit.  

post #5677 of 10421

I already posted this information in this thread, but my current setup is laptop -> Hifimediy Sabre DAC -> Fiio E11 -> DT 880 Premium 250 ohms.  I am trying to (cheaply) get a noticeable upgrade in sound quality, not that I am unhappy with the sound.  Sonicelectronix has a 20% off sale on these "desktop amplifiers & DACs": http://www.sonicelectronix.com/viewcat.php?category_id=1691&filter_in_stock=yes&affiliate=12daysofsonic113&utm_source=12daysofsonic113&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=12daysofsonic113&page=1&items_per_page=100

 

and these "portable headphone amplifiers": http://www.sonicelectronix.com/viewcat.php?category_id=979&items_per_page=100&sort_order=best_match&filter_in_stock=yes&affiliate=12daysofsonic113&utm_source=12daysofsonic113&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=12daysofsonic113

 

I figured maybe something in this sale has great value and matches well with the DT 880.

post #5678 of 10421

Hey guys, I got my 880s today and I'm enjoying them a lot so far even if I haven't burned them in. I have a question though, when I wiggle the plug a bit when moving it around and what not, the sound goes out in my right ear. When I stop touching it and center the cable it comes back though. Thought it was my amp, but it doesn't happen with my 770s.

 

Should I return them (UGH) and get an exchange? Or is this a common thing?

post #5679 of 10421

Even though its not happening with the 770s, I'd want to make sure its not the amp's headphone jack. Plug the 880s into something else and wiggle the cable in the same way to make sure you can reproduce the issue which should verify that its the 880s.

 

Are you using the 1/8" to 1/4" adapter? If so, make sure it is screwed on tightly and also try another adapter, it could just be the adapter at fault.

post #5680 of 10421

Tested in all the different scenarios on different items just now. It's 100% the Beyers. Damn.. guess I have to say goodbye for another week. 

post #5681 of 10421

This has been happening at an alarming rate lately. Before, I never heard things like this about any Beyer. Now we've head two or three in this thread the past few months. Granted, given the topic, we're more likely to hear about these kinds of things, but still.

post #5682 of 10421

Wow really? Absurd. I've never had any issues with Beyers ever before today. I thought it was just an unfortunate occurrence for me. If my exchanged pair comes in defective as well I think I'll send them to Beyer directly. 

post #5683 of 10421

Recently I've heard of people getting defective 1/8" to 1/4" adapters. You didn't mention if you're using that. Are you sure its not just the adapter?

 

That's a bummer if you need to return them. Where did you buy them?

post #5684 of 10421

Yeah I used it with and without on different sources. It's the cable. Got them from Sonic Sense. Hopefully the return process is as painless. 

post #5685 of 10421

I've had good experiences with them, although I've never had to return anything. They are an authorized dealer of Beyerdynamic though so you should be fine. They'll take care of you.

 

Man, I'm sorry you have to prolong the magic even further. Just remember... it will be worth the wait. :D

 

:beerchug: 

 

EDIT: I thought you said Sonic Electronix. I don't have experience with Sonic Sense but they claim to be authorized dealers of Beyerdynamic and they seem to be reputable. I'm sure they'll take care of you.


Edited by devhen - 12/6/13 at 10:41pm
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