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post #6406 of 9089
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Originally Posted by kman1211 View Post
 

It's all about finding a headphone that does well with you system or vice versa is what I realized with this hobby. I am seriously considering getting a DT 880 sometime as I had a good chance to try them out on various set-ups recently and I slowly fell in love with their sound, but I already have a neutral phone that I'm very satisfied with and I have another headphone on it's way in which I have no clue about it's sound, so it's probably going to be months before I get myself I pair.

 

I agree. That is why I used Amazon's very flexible one month return policy. I went through two sets of headphones before I found a third headphone that worked for me. I have bought so much from that place that I did not feel guilty for doing this.

 

Bob Graham


Edited by r010159 - 2/7/14 at 9:29am
post #6407 of 9089

Hey everyone, new addition to the DT 880 club here, and oh man these things are nice! I've only got about an hour of listening time into all my new gear (Modi and Vali + 880) but so far I'm loving them. One thing I'm liking a lot more than my AD700X's is the bass, I didn't realize how subdued it was until I started using these! Very tight and crisp, even though that's not what these are known for. Treble is a little harsh, but still nice. I'm gonna post up a better writeup once I get a few more hours into listening, gotta get through Abbey Road first :beyersmile:

post #6408 of 9089

At the risk of having my face punched in........:eek:

Anyone using a balanced amp with their DT880s?

And, if so, what amp and what are your impressions.

 

I'm thinking about going over to the dark side as I was planning on selling a few of my headphone amps.....which are all SE.

post #6409 of 9089
MShenay was, nfb10. And knightboy. don't know what he was using.

e: In the end, Shenay said he couldn't tell the difference between the 880 balanced vs SE.
Edited by MrEleventy - 2/7/14 at 5:19pm
post #6410 of 9089
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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post

MShenay was, nfb10. And knightboy. don't know what he was using.

e: In the end, Shenay said he couldn't tell the difference between the 880 balanced vs SE.

 

Ahhh....the Audio GD stuff.

The way they talk, you would think that Negative Feedback was the Anti-Christ and leads to tooth decay, teenage drinking and teenage pregnancy.

post #6411 of 9089

Mshenay's balanced DT 880's are now mine, mwahahaha. I don't have a balanced amp to use em on though, so it's still SE for me. Still sound great!

post #6412 of 9089
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post
 

 

Ahhh....the Audio GD stuff.

The way they talk, you would think that Negative Feedback was the Anti-Christ and leads to tooth decay, teenage drinking and teenage pregnancy.

 

Don't know about that.  What I do know is that the NFB-12 I have was priced really well, is extremely powerful, and sounds pretty darn good.  That's enough for me :) 

post #6413 of 9089

I hope your SE amp doesn't use Negative Feedback.

'cos Audio GD hates Negative Feedback!   :eek:

 

Seriously, any more thoughts on the DTs?

post #6414 of 9089
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post
 

I hope your SE amp doesn't use Negative Feedback.

'cos Audio GD hates Negative Feedback!   :eek:

 

Seriously, any more thoughts on the DTs?


I'm mustering up the courage to rip off my old earpads and put on my brand new ones. Yet the thought of leaving them in the bag until my current earpads become even more squished down is my subconscious preventing me from tampering with my beloved DT880. I feel though that with new earpads my ears might be father away from the drivers leading to either better soundstage, treble that's farther away from my eardrums, and maybe better bass or worse?

post #6415 of 9089
I have a new toy. It is a software plugin that is suppose to emulate a tube amp. I have been trying out the controls. I have noticed something interesting with my DT880s. I see the DT880 as an accurate and mostly transparent headphone with good stereo imaging. I have tried other headphones that provide a "in your face wall of sound". For sone types of music, I find this can be a pleasant experience, but one that is not my preference with most music. However, some prefer it this way. I am finding that the plugin is able to create this type of effect with the DT880s.

Is this making sense to anyone?

Bob Graham
post #6416 of 9089
I played around a while with both Tube Sound VST modules... Voxengo's "Tube Amp" and the most authentic one on the market WaveArts "Tube Saturator".
http://wavearts.com/products/plugins/tube/

Both modules were unique...

When the Little Dot MK IV arrived on my doorstep the VST's were promptly deleted and never spoke of again. wink.gif
post #6417 of 9089

All I can tell you is that I prefer my DT880/600 with an OTL tube amp.

I've never tried a tube emulator.

post #6418 of 9089
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

I played around a while with both Tube Sound VST modules... Voxengo's "Tube Amp" and the most authentic one on the market WaveArts "Tube Saturator".
http://wavearts.com/products/plugins/tube/

Both modules were unique...

When the Little Dot MK IV arrived on my doorstep the VST's were promptly deleted and never spoke of again. wink.gif

 

And I'm not surprised!

post #6419 of 9089
I sided with the ss crowd for the longest time with my 880s.... then I joined the dark(voice) side. tongue.gif
post #6420 of 9089

Someday they will all join the Dark Side!

Or at least some type of tube amp!

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