Originally Posted by KingSocks
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!
If I were you, knowing what I know now, I would plan on upgrading the E10 at some point. A lot of people, including me as of yesterday, have said that the DT 880 scales nicely with equipment. Honestly, I never noticed a huge improvement using my Hifimediy Sabre DAC and either my E11 or Vali amp. From what I have gathered in my own search for a cheap DAC/amp combo, the E10 is not any better than the setups that I had been using. That's not to say the DT 880 with my setups sounded bad to me, just not much better than without a DAC or amp. However, I received my Little Dot DAC I yesterday, which has completely changed my perception on DACs (and amps). I immediately noticed a huge improvement in impact with all of my music (especially with heavier rock). I also am now definitely hearing more bass. If you are like me, you like to keep costs down. If you check the For Sale forums here, you will be able to save a ton of money if you do decide to upgrade.
Anyway, I really like the DT 880 with all kinds of classic rock. I'm not a fan of classical music, but I could certainly see the DT 880 excelling with it. I think you will be very happy with your choice in headphones.