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post #6226 of 7913

No need to EQ these for me.

post #6227 of 7913
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Originally Posted by kramer5150 View Post
 

Curious, these cans are known to have some treble harshness/grain that folks either love or hate. 

 

Are we still talking DT880? If so I think it's important to differentiate between a treble peak and harsh/grainy treble, which the 880 certainly does not have.  

post #6228 of 7913

Great thanks!!:wink_face:

post #6229 of 7913

Not sure if this is common or normal, but when I prepare to put the DT 880s on my head, the headband almost always makes a snapping sound as I rotate the cups a bit to fit over my head/ears. I've experienced this on the Pro and now on the 600 premiums. Is this a sign of a defect or something that will get worse over time?

post #6230 of 7913
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Originally Posted by talisman42 View Post

Not sure if this is common or normal, but when I prepare to put the DT 880s on my head, the headband almost always makes a snapping sound as I rotate the cups a bit to fit over my head/ears. I've experienced this on the Pro and now on the 600 premiums. Is this a sign of a defect or something that will get worse over time?
Mine often do the same. I never thought of it as a defect, seems like it's just the adjustable parts in the headband/cans moving a little when they're stretched out.
post #6231 of 7913

I just got the Little Dot DAC I to upgrade over my Hifimediy Sabre DAC.  I have noticed a much larger improvement with this switch than SRH840->DT 880 and Fiio E11->Vali, which is interesting, seeing as everyone here seems to say that improving the DAC is less noticeable than improving headphones and amp (assuming roughly the same amount of money for each change).  Anyway, the Little Dot DAC produces more bass than the Sabre and has given the DT 880 the impact that the SRH840 had with heavier rock songs while retaining the soundstage.

post #6232 of 7913
Nice!
That Little Dot DAC would fit perfectly under my MK IV.
post #6233 of 7913

Yes, it would.  The only thing I do not like about it is the size.  It is at least twice as big as I was expecting.  I doubt it will ever be a problem, but I was surprised by how big and heavy it is.  Then again, everything is bigger than the Hifimediy Sabre.

post #6234 of 7913
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

Nice!
That Little Dot DAC would fit perfectly under my MK IV.

 

I often thought about getting their DAC II - that way you get the DAC, an SS amp option, plus having the MKIV on top completes the family.

post #6235 of 7913
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post

I often thought about getting their DAC II - that way you get the DAC, an SS amp option, plus having the MKIV on top completes the family.
That might just be an excellent solution! I must go research this. smily_headphones1.gif
post #6236 of 7913

The only reason I haven't 'bitten' yet is my NFB-12.  Essentially does the same job - and I simply love it - especially with the Beyers.

post #6237 of 7913

Yes that would be a hard choice since the NFB-12 is a top performer from what I have read.

Checking the specs on the Little Dot DAC II it only outputs 300 mW into 32Ω where the NFB-12 is 300 mW into 300Ω. I think the LD DAC II might just be on the edge of not enough power for the 880's Pro's let alone the 600's.

 

And if I am wrong I just know our resident EE Time Lord will jump on my butt. :D 

post #6238 of 7913
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post
 

The only reason I haven't 'bitten' yet is my NFB-12.  Essentially does the same job - and I simply love it - especially with the Beyers.

I agree, the Audio GD Amps do sound nice with Beyers, as you all know I like my DT 880 the most out of my NFB 10ES2, I had the Va;i and while it was nice with the w1000x... the W1000x is still my travel headphone, as nothing I own  does what the DT 880 NFB combo does... on the fence about balancing/reCableing my W1000x or buying a W5000 

post #6239 of 7913
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post
 

Yes that would be a hard choice since the NFB-12 is a top performer from what I have read.

Checking the specs on the Little Dot DAC II it only outputs 300 mW into 32Ω where the NFB-12 is 300 mW into 300Ω. I think the LD DAC II might just be on the edge of not enough power for the 880's Pro's let alone the 600's.

 

And if I am wrong I just know our resident EE Time Lord will jump on my butt. :D 

 

I see you are a Dr. Who fan.....

 

Some rough calculations:

As a rule of thumb,

300 mW into 32 Ohms

works out to, approximately:

150 mW into 64 Ohms

75 mW into 125 Ohms

37.5 mW into 250 Ohms

19 mW into 500 Ohms

 

so getting kinda marginal at 250 and especially 600 Ohms,  so the nod goes to the NFB-12.

OTOH, anybody ever tried the LittleDot DAC II with 600 Ohm Beyers?

 

assuming you are calling me the resident EE Time Lord, then if you are female and look like Michelle Ryan,then I would be tempted to jump your butt.

But Charles is a funny name for a woman, so I will pass, without prejudice.

post #6240 of 7913

In total abandon of my my free IEM's, I just ordered some dt880's! I'm super excited and I hope they're as good as I think they will be. I plan on listening to mostly classical and some old school rock with em. I also ordered a fiio e10 dac/amp for them. Now audio is not my hobby, these phones are just a means to enjoy my real hobby. Music! That being said should I save up money to replace the e10 with something nicer? Or can I use that money for buying more music!


Edited by KingSocks - 1/26/14 at 5:59pm
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