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Lower impedance phones like Grados don't sound very good on all the OTL tube amps that I have heard (and I've had the Little Dot MKIV SE) IMO. When you have a good solid-state amp most phones will behave properly though.

 

Guess I'm a bit deaf or so, but I have the impression that SQ differences between amps tend to get boosted by the factor of 10 at most hifi forums. If some tube amp doesn't support impedances below 40 ohm, it might sound suboptimal, but such "oldschool" tube amps for ohm monsters have become quite seldom IMO.

 

Never ever crossed any amp (tube or SS) that made my Gradessandros or my 880'600s sound bad. Even in extreme bat ear mode, there weren't almost any differences. And if there were, it always turned out to be because of unproper volume leveling (a voltmeter attached with the load helps to avoid).

 


 

post #587 of 10534

D5000 sounded terrible with the Darkvoice 337, but the DT880 sounded great!

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Really?
 

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I'm curious guys.  How does the first version of the 600 ohm DT880 from 1980 compare with the modern one?  Does all the praise about base response, soundstage, and resolution still apply?

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I read a press release on the 1980 DT880.. & Beyer said, they are stat like.. Can anyone confirm this? The DT880 & the DT48 are the longest in production headphone ever.. The DT880 been in production for 30 yrs.. The DT48, 73 yrs.. So you know Beyers thinks very highly of the DT880, & it took the flagship T1 to replace them as tops of the premuim line, which speaks to how well the DT880 are..

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Originally Posted by peli_kan View Post

I'm curious guys.  How does the first version of the 600 ohm DT880 from 1980 compare with the modern one?  Does all the praise about base response, soundstage, and resolution still apply?

post #592 of 10534

Yes, the DT880 are excellent headphones.
 

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D5000 sounded terrible with the Darkvoice 337, but the DT880 sounded great!

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Their Flagship in the 80s was the DT990 (also 600ohm). Don't know why today DT880 was their latest flagship.

But what I can say is: wether the DT990 nor the DT880 are compareable with the actual ones. In technical aspects. They got beaten by the 250ohm models and so the actual 600ohm ones are another league.

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Beyerdynamic DT 880 just keeps using the same name over and over.But new versions have come out and they look a bit different.

 

Like say AKG has K301,401,501,601,701.(201 101???)

Sennheiser HD 580,600,650

 

Beyerdynamic just keeps calling it DT 880 instead of changing the number like the other two do.

They did the same for DT 990 there is 1980's versions of that model as well.

I'm sure there is also a Beyerdynamic DT 770 going back pretty far.

Just really not much info about them.

 

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Their Flagship in the 80s was the DT990 (also 600ohm). Don't know why today DT880 was their latest flagship.

But what I can say is: wether the DT990 nor the DT880 are compareable with the actual ones. In technical aspects. They got beaten by the 250ohm models and so the actual 600ohm ones are another league.


I think its sort of a dual flagship.

DT 880 and DT 990. Just what flavor do you like?


Edited by mibutenma - 7/16/10 at 2:05pm
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Originally Posted by mibutenma View Post

I think its sort of a duel flagship.

DT 880 and DT 990. Just what flavor do you like?

exactly.  bass heavy or bass neutral?

sometimes the dt990 bass is the only thing that can satisfy me. 
 

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I don't like the actual DT990. :)

The 80s one is in terms of soundsignature compareable to the actual DT880 line. 

 

But dual-flagship, yes I think that is correct. :)

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Originally Posted by TheWuss View Post

 

sometimes the dt990 bass is the only thing that can satisfy me. 
 


damn TheWuss,  I knew that you liked your bass extra crispy,  but I had no idea that it gave you this kind of pleasure 

 

but yeah, the bass on these puppies is surreal. The thunderpants, DX1000, D7000, etc.. all may have better bass structure & may crack your skull with  heaven-splitting earthquakes, but then you loose out on the big big soundstage of the 990's(which is simply the closest to 5.1 surround-sounding as you're ever going to get for a pair of $230 cans) 

 

It saddens me that people mention the 990's on Kiwi's  '880 appreciation thread', some love em' and some stray away,  but majority don't want nothing to do with them/ could care less than a donkey's ass about even giving them a try. It saddens me even more, that... despite the 990's having their own appreciation thread(R.I.P to that thread early 2010 IIRC), no one even bothers posting in there- like they do on this thread.

 

whateve,  Let me stop derailing... i'll let you gentlemen carry on with your netural discussions  :)  

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@ David M

 

I'd love to try the DT 990 600ohms.

 

Anyways you'd think the DT 990 600ohms would be more popular especially for the bass lovers.

You got a bass heavy open can.Is there any others?

I hear some people say HD650 but then I hear another person say their bass light. So I dunno. But I've never came across anyone saying the DT 990 is bass light.

 

Anyways back to DT 990 being bass heavy and ignored. You can get it for $229 for awhile now I haven't heard a Denon or a Ultrasone but you would think someone would say DT 990 based on the bass and price.

And Beyerdynamic does have the build quality and I have read plenty about the bad build quality of the Denon's.

 

I was thinking of getting the DT990 there for a bit but I went with the DT 880 600 ohms.

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Originally Posted by NoXter View Post

Their Flagship in the 80s was the DT990 (also 600ohm). Don't know why today DT880 was their latest flagship.

But what I can say is: wether the DT990 nor the DT880 are compareable with the actual ones. In technical aspects. They got beaten by the 250ohm models and so the actual 600ohm ones are another league.


Sorry, I don't quite understand what you meant.  Maybe I'm not reading well, but are you saying that old 600ohm DT880 is inferior to both the current 250ohm and 600ohm DT880?

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