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post #601 of 10430

That's what he states, and he is right IMO. The vintage-is-always-better-fraction may disagree, but...
 

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Originally Posted by peli_kanView Post




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?

 

Correct! 
 

post #603 of 10430
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Originally Posted by Nachash View Post

Ok, and for something cheaper? I was thinking at the MK III.. but maybe it's not the right choice. I'm a newbie with all this amps thing, so... ^^


I have a MKIII and it is great with the dt880s. It definitely does a good job synergizing with them, smoothing things out, while the 880's still retain all of their incredible detail.

 

Great combo imo.
 

post #604 of 10430

^ I can't think of a better tube amp in that price range. The Little Dot amps have really proven themselves as nice budget amps and as such I don't think the MKIV SE that I owned was worth the extra money over the MKIII. However it has been pretty silent on LD's part. Don't know what's up with them.


You may also want to consider the Bottlehead Crack which you will need to build yourself as it is a kit. I plan to build one one day. :-)

post #605 of 10430
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Originally Posted by boclcown View Post




I have a MKIII and it is great with the dt880s. It definitely does a good job synergizing with them, smoothing things out, while the 880's still retain all of their incredible detail.

 

Great combo imo.
 

I, as well have the MKIII with the DT990/600 and it is a FANTASTIC pairing . Mark 3 really is the sweet spot tho. With the right tubes, this becomes a whole new amp and takes it to the MKIVSE's level.
 

post #606 of 10430

The DT880/600 also match very well with the Darkvoice 336SE.  : )

post #607 of 10430

Haven't posted here in a while, but I'm loving my 600Ohm DT880's and 600Ohm DT990's very much!! After you adjust to the DT990's bass, it's not as overwhelming as it initially seemed. Man this WA3+ drives them good!!

 

Balancing does greatly improve the DT880's by a bit! Bass becomes tighter and everything is a tad smoother (because of more power? who knows..). My DT990's are still stock though and will eventually recable those and give impressions.


Edited by Zombie_X - 7/19/10 at 5:13pm
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I don't see a DT990 appreciation thread, but see a lot of DT990 talk in this thread... just got a DT990 600ohm today and it is blowing me away.   What a great week for the wife to be out of town ;)

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Originally Posted by peppe View Post

 

I don't see a DT990 appreciation thread, but see a lot of DT990 talk in this thread... just got a DT990 600ohm today and it is blowing me away.   What a great week for the wife to be out of town ;)


page 40, my post #598 describes the situation.

 

The thing with the DT990's is that it's an under-appreciated headphone since it's all about "neutral" nowadays and since the DT880 is the more popular flagship, they just opt for that instead of seeing what the 990's bring to the table. Sure, there are quite a few of 990 lovers' out there, but me and TheWuss can't bump/revive the 990 threads forever, it needs a sonic wave of triers/converters to get the club moving. I do wish the 990 appreciation threads would be more active tho, I love to discuss a-lot of things about this headphone, that just isn't possible atm <_<



 

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Originally Posted by Zombie_X View Post

Haven't posted here in a while, but I'm loving my 600Ohm DT880's and 600Ohm DT990's very much!! After you adjust to the DT990's bass, it's not as overwhelming as it initially seemed. Man this WA3+ drives them good!!

 

Balancing does greatly improve the DT880's by a bit! Bass becomes tighter and everything is a tad smoother (because of more power? who knows..). My DT990's are still stock though and will eventually recable those and give impressions.


ahhh, very nice with the  re-cable  Zombie, very nice indeed !  The thing with the DT990's is that you don't want to make them brighter or any more energetic, you want to improve its bass structure and the way it controls air with a splice of wamrth(that's all i can think of since the stock beyer cable is pretty good as is) , The Black Dragon(by Moon Audio)  is the only thing i foresee with this headphone, you want to stray away from any silver touches, unless you like your treble deep fried /with Jalapeno peppers

 

let me know which re-cable you are going for. I plan on re-cabling these babies as well, once I upgrade to a better amp in the near future :)


Edited by David.M - 7/19/10 at 6:07pm
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Congrats peppe! Welcome to team beyerdynamic.
post #611 of 10430

Well I recable everything with upocc copper from DHC (yup do all my recables myself!). It's a very neutral copper IMO. I don't really hear much difference with silver, but maybe a little bit more brightness. I like the sound of copper/silver mixed and the Mundorf stuff is nice as well.

 

But yeah the DT880 is much easier to recable than you'd think. You should do it yourself!! I'd say it'd take you about 1-2 hours max, but braiding the wire would take more.....


Edited by Zombie_X - 7/19/10 at 6:36pm
post #612 of 10430
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Originally Posted by Zombie_X View Post

Well I recable everything with upocc copper from DHC (yup do all my recables myself!). It's a very neutral copper IMO. I don't really hear much difference with silver, but maybe a little bit more brightness. I like the sound of copper/silver mixed and the Mundorf stuff is nice as well.

 

But yeah the DT880 is much easier to recable than you'd think. You should do it yourself!! I'd say it'd take you about 1-2 hours max, but braiding the wire would take more.....


did you recable it for split-entry or leave it single-sided?
 

post #613 of 10430

I prefer single sided as I hate the thought of drilling holes into my precious phones...

post #614 of 10430

nice! i have the little dot mkII with ef92 for driver tubes. i get the best results when i use the mkII  as preamp and the audio-gd c-2c as amp to the dt 880 / 990, as increasing the c-2c volume gets me bass boost while increasing the mkII gets me an even volume increase...

 

double amping should be bad as with the stuff i've read, but i get the best sound out of this setup. and i can't help gushing about the dt880's wonderful sound whenever i put them on: best mix of bass / mids / highs without listening fatigue, plus incredible air around every instrument. as my friend puts it: really rockin' cans!

 

maybe someday i can get a better amp for them beyers...
 

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Originally Posted by boclcown View Post




I have a MKIII and it is great with the dt880s. It definitely does a good job synergizing with them, smoothing things out, while the 880's still retain all of their incredible detail.

 

Great combo imo.
 

post #615 of 10430

have a pair for sale

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