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What other parts of the HP are you able to change color? Grill, pads, headband?

post #5777 of 10421
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Originally Posted by Soundsgoodtome View Post
 

What other parts of the HP are you able to change color? Grill, pads, headband?

 

For the DT880, you can customize the following:

 

Housing

Mounting

End Piece

Headband

Ear Pads

Yoke

Aluring (short for aluminum ring)

 

But, don't take my word for it.  Try it for yourself here:  http://north-america.beyerdynamic.com/shop/dt-880-manufaktur.html

 

Damn, they should be paying me for this.  LoL.

 

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Look @Mshenay

My MK IV is using the same driver tube as your MK VI+ will have...

Cheap Soviet 6H9C Dual Triode made by the Saratov Reflektor factory in '75 mounted in my DIY octal adapter.

 

Listening to Paul Simon's Graceland 25th Annivesary Edition on the DT880 Pro's and for an inexpensive tube (I picked up 4 for $9 from Romania) it actually sounds quite good.

:beerchug:

post #5779 of 10421
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Originally Posted by Sonic Defender View Post

Have to agree with almost everything. My Valhalla and 880 combination was excellent, as was using an HF2 with the Valhalla. There is a poster a few posts above who was leaning toward the Grado sound, and while I liked the Grado sound (owned 125, 225i, HF2, and briefly had a RS1) I would feel very comfortable saying that the 880 will best any of the Grado cans close to the same price. I loved metal, classic rock with the 880s and did not feel the Grado sound was better. As mentioned above, the Grados will become harsh and bright with a great deal of material as so much music is hot-mastered. The 880s scale very well to many genres and are a very, very good all rounder. You really can't go wrong with an 880, but if they aren't for you flip them, mine sold in two days. I wish I still had them.

What dawned on me in the last few days is -- they are transparent without being upfront & forward. Though lots of credit to the synergy with those Russian 6n6p tubes directly driving the 880s. A superb combination.
post #5780 of 10421
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

Look @Mshenay

My MK IV is using the same driver tube as your MK VI+ will have...


Cheap Soviet 6H9C Dual Triode made by the Saratov Reflektor factory in '75 mounted in my DIY octal adapter.

Listening to Paul Simon's Graceland 25th Annivesary Edition on the DT880 Pro's and for an inexpensive tube (I picked up 4 for $9 from Romania) it actually sounds quite good.
beerchug.gif
Thumbs up on your workmanship! Looks bizarre - ly cool too!
post #5781 of 10421
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Originally Posted by gefski View Post


Thumbs up on your workmanship! Looks bizarre - ly cool too!


Thanks!

I got a thing about copper pipe... :wink_face:

post #5782 of 10421
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Originally Posted by Sonic Defender View Post
 

 

Have to agree with almost everything. My Valhalla and 880 combination was excellent, as was using an HF2 with the Valhalla. There is a poster a few posts above who was leaning toward the Grado sound, and while I liked the Grado sound (owned 125, 225i, HF2, and briefly had a RS1) I would feel very comfortable saying that the 880 will best any of the Grado cans close to the same price. I loved metal, classic rock with the 880s and did not feel the Grado sound was better. As mentioned above, the Grados will become harsh and bright with a great deal of material as so much music is hot-mastered. The 880s scale very well to many genres and are a very, very good all rounder. You really can't go wrong with an 880, but if they aren't for you flip them, mine sold in two days. I wish I still had them.

I can agree with this as well, I really like Metal on the DT 880, plenty of speed and a great sound stage. I drive mine from a SS as well, although I just got a hybrid tube. And honestly I feel the DT 880 sounds good on both. I prefer Solid State, but I do find that for my tastes, I like a Tube better when I'm listening to rock or vocals on my DT 880

post #5783 of 10421
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post
 

Look @Mshenay

My MK IV is using the same driver tube as your MK VI+ will have...

Cheap Soviet 6H9C Dual Triode made by the Saratov Reflektor factory in '75 mounted in my DIY octal adapter.

 

Listening to Paul Simon's Graceland 25th Annivesary Edition on the DT880 Pro's and for an inexpensive tube (I picked up 4 for $9 from Romania) it actually sounds quite good.

:beerchug:

wow that is pretty awesome :O, you really ought to sell some of your copper work! It's all very good. And that is a pretty epic looking MK  IV... is it still covered under warrenty like that lol 

post #5784 of 10421
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Originally Posted by mannkind246 View Post
 

May I know can you hear any sound different between 32 ohm & 250 ohm DT880 when amplified (portable amp) and adjust to right volume?

 

No, they should sound the same.

 

I will know for certain tomorrow when my 32 ohm DT880 arrives and I compare it to my 250 ohm DT880 Pro but no, you shouldn't expect any audible differences between the different ohm versions aside from standard driver variance or if you are using a high output impedance amp like an OTL tube amp which you obviously aren't.

post #5785 of 10421
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Originally Posted by devhen View Post
 

 

No, they should sound the same.

 

I will know for certain tomorrow when my 32 ohm DT880 arrives and I compare it to my 250 ohm DT880 Pro but no, you shouldn't expect any audible differences between the different ohm versions aside from standard driver variance or if you are using a high output impedance amp like an OTL tube amp which you obviously aren't.


The thing with the pro is that the headband clamp more than the standard edition , at least out of the box . And more clamp will result in slighly more forward sounding a bit more bass too and a bit smaler soundstage .

post #5786 of 10421
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Originally Posted by HaVoC-28 View Post


The thing with the pro is that the headband clamp more than the standard edition , at least out of the box . And more clamp will result in slighly more forward sounding a bit more bass too and a bit smaler soundstage .

 

This is true. I will attempt to pinpoint how much of a difference that causes.

post #5787 of 10421
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

wow that is pretty awesome :O, you really ought to sell some of your copper work! It's all very good. And that is a pretty epic looking MK  IV... is it still covered under warrenty like that lol 


Thanks!

The pipe is just an adapter with a socket on top and pins on the bottom, no modifications to the amp at all. 

post #5788 of 10421
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post
 


Thanks!

The pipe is just an adapter with a socket on top and pins on the bottom, no modifications to the amp at all. 

That's what I figured, although isn't copper conductive of electricty? Are you using the Entire Copper structure as part of the circuit or are you running wires through the inside? 

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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

That's what I figured, although isn't copper conductive of electricty? Are you using the Entire Copper structure as part of the circuit or are you running wires through the inside? 


Just wires on the inside, the pipe acts as a nice shield, sort of an extension to the case.

post #5790 of 10421
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Originally Posted by sotto123 View Post
 

Thanks for all the help. I'm actually leaning towards Grados now, either the SR225i, SR325i or RS2i (RS2i might be a bit too expensive though). Should probably post in a Grado thread now, but has anyone else (nice explanation, Argyris, by the way) owned/listened to all three?

 

 

 

 

I've heard all three,

Grados are fairly straightforward, the more you spend, the better they sound.

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