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Metal is Garbage.
I like Garbage.
I mean the band.
Garbage.
I like Garbage.
I didn't actually mean that Metal is Garbage.
I'm not too sure if Garbage is Metal, though?
You understand?

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I liked Garbage version 2.0 album.  It get's referenced a lot in hi-fi reviews...however, my Australian CD retail version has garbage sound quality.

 

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I know this isn't the place too as this, but stick with me.

I have a pair of DT 880s 250ohm cans. I absolutely love them. What I need is a set of IEMS that rivals their sound. I need them for portability. Does anyone have suggestions for a set of IEMS that fit the bill. I'm pretty active so taking the DT880S isn't always an option. frown.gif Thanks for baring with me. At the moment I have Bose IE2s and they seem flat compared to the DT880s. Thanks and I hope I didn't derail the thread to much.

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The short answer is:
any IEM will sound quite different to any Open Headphone
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Oh that much I know. The physical aspect of their differences will have a huge impact. Just wondering what type 880 users like. I'm not a bass head and even with 880s prefer a bit in treble.

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I like the Fischer Audio dba-02-mkII. Really good mids and great sparkle on treble. Bass wise, it's really tight and neutral. I find it a little lacking and bass boost/EQ to bring it more balance to my preference.
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Oh that much I know. The physical aspect of their differences will have a huge impact. Just wondering what type 880 users like. I'm not a bass head and even with 880s prefer a bit in treble.

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Custom iems for sure if its in your price range. If not...my number 1 rec to anyone who asks is re400/re600...then the tf10s.

Hope that helps

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Hi,

 

Will a move from Audio Technica ATH M50 to the DT800 600Ohm be considered a real upgrade or would it be more of a lateral move?

 

I am planning to pick on one, pretty soon and wanted to know if its worth moving up to DT880 .

 

Thanks

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Hi,

 

Will a move from Audio Technica ATH M50 to the DT800 600Ohm be considered a real upgrade or would it be more of a lateral move?

 

I am planning to pick on one, pretty soon and wanted to know if its worth moving up to DT880 .

 

Thanks

 

The DT880 is technically the better performer, but the two have vastly different tonal characters, so whether the DT880 is an upgrade or not is going to be more a matter of taste rather than a strict performance progression

 

Tonally, the M50 has bass and mid treble emphasis and relaxed upper mids. Overall, it's a warm-tilted headphone with a bit of an edge from the treble. The DT880 is bright, with excellent treble extension and fairly linear bass extension but absolutely no low end emphasis.

 

The M50's bass is a bit loose and slow, but it has excellent impact and weight. The DT880's bass is quick but somewhat lacking in absolute impact and (IMO) texture. Mids are different again, with the M50's having good body but a slightly laid back character, and the DT880's being somewhat thinner but more open and energetic. Both headphones have some treble emphasis, but in different places. The M50 has a fairly typical spike around 10 kHz, which adds a bit of edge and sparkle to the sound, at the expense of possible fatigue on brighter and less well mastered recordings. The DT880 has a lower treble (5-6 kHz) spike and generally elevated treble response above that, which makes everything sound somewhat shimmery and spacious. I would say the DT880's treble is a bit more refined, but it also carries a greater risk for fatigue if you're sensitive to lower treble.

 

Presentation-wise, the M50 has a pretty good soundstage for a closed circumaural (wide, though not particularly deep), but the DT880 would have the natural advantage here being open and having greater treble extension. Both image well, though the DT880 again benefits from its treble extension here. Places where the M50 has the upper hand are in impact and low end weight, which give the sound a grounding that the DT880 doesn't really have (it's a bit airy and light).

 

I could probably delve into even more minutiae, but I'm sure this is probably more than enough to give you a rough idea. I last heard the M50 quite a few years ago, but I spent over a week with it and remember my impressions of it well. I tried the DT880 at a later date and ended up keeping it, whereas the M50 got returned. This was more because I liked the DT880's balance and genre coverage better. I would have been quite happy with the M50's presentation and general technical ability, even if they weren't quite on the level of the DT880.


Edited by Argyris - 2/20/14 at 3:44am
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The DT880 is technically the better performer, but the two have vastly different tonal characters, so whether the DT880 is an upgrade or not is going to be more a matter of taste rather than a strict performance progression

 

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I could probably delve into even more minutiae, but I'm sure this is probably more than enough to give you a rough idea. I last heard the M50 quite a few years ago, but I spent over a week with it and remember my impressions of it well. I tried the DT880 at a later date and ended up keeping it, whereas the M50 got returned. This was more because I liked the DT880's balance and genre coverage better. I would have been quite happy with the M50's presentation and general technical ability, even if they weren't quite on the level of the DT880.

 

Hi Argyris,

 

Thanks for the clarifications on my query, so it seems like a possible contender for me to choose. problem is that I am bit confused as to choose between a DT 880 & HD650 [i know both are not probably in the same league].


There is a new (3 weeks old) DT 880 for sale on this forum which looks a bit tempting to resist. On the other hand, I was also thinking of trying the famed HD 650 which is more costlier when new.

 

Have you compared a DT 880 with HD650 and if so ? what are your impresssions.

I listen to mainly rock, metal, instrumental ....

 

Thanks.
 

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Originally Posted by ppdv View Post
 

 

Hi Argyris,

 

Thanks for the clarifications on my query, so it seems like a possible contender for me to choose. problem is that I am bit confused as to choose between a DT 880 & HD650 [i know both are not probably in the same league].


There is a new (3 weeks old) DT 880 for sale on this forum which looks a bit tempting to resist. On the other hand, I was also thinking of trying the famed HD 650 which is more costlier when new.

 

Have you compared a DT 880 with HD650 and if so ? what are your impresssions.

I listen to mainly rock, metal, instrumental ....

 

Thanks.
 

I agree exactly with agyris said but I also wanted to add that the headphones are as good as you want them to be (well not completely)...

The dac and amp portion of your setup is so important. Dt880 was an above average headphone for me before...but now they just sound unbelievable :)

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Originally Posted by knightboy140 View Post
 

I agree exactly with agyris said but I also wanted to add that the headphones are as good as you want them to be (well not completely)...

The dac and amp portion of your setup is so important. Dt880 was an above average headphone for me before...but now they just sound unbelievable :)

Well, I currently would be running them off the AUNE T1 for  a while and later on consider an LD or DV or some other tube amplifier..i've just entered tube domain and need to get the hang of it simply before i jump different products without knowing which one suits me best.

 

Point taken, and thanks for the reply. I think i will get a DT880/600 version after all, but will take a while to do so.

 

Regards,

PD

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Originally Posted by ppdv View Post

Hi Argyris,

Thanks for the clarifications on my query, so it seems like a possible contender for me to choose. problem is that I am bit confused as to choose between a DT 880 & HD650 .


There is a new (3 weeks old) DT 880 for sale on this forum which looks a bit tempting to resist. On the other hand, I was also thinking of trying the famed HD 650 which is more costlier when new.

Have you compared a DT 880 with HD650 and if so ? what are your impresssions.
I listen to mainly rock, metal, instrumental ....

Thanks.
Not quite the DT880 vs HD650 match up you were looking for but I did have the HD600. I found the HD600 boring. I liked the bass impact on it, it had good impact but I felt that it was almost one noted bass. Mids were warm and forward. (I'm not a mids-head, so I didn't get that "romantic" feeling that other HD600 owners get). Highs were laidback but the details were still there, just have to look for them instead of them standing out vs the 880s. I found the soundstage similar but imaging was slightly better. More accurate. If the HD650 performs the same but with a warmer tilt, I would expect more bass and even smoother treble. Hope this offers some kind of perspective/help and gl. smily_headphones1.gif
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Not quite the DT880 vs HD650 match up you were looking for but I did have the HD600. I found the HD600 boring. I liked the bass impact on it, it had good impact but I felt that it was almost one noted bass. Mids were warm and forward. (I'm not a mids-head, so I didn't get that "romantic" feeling that other HD600 owners get). Highs were laidback but the details were still there, just have to look for them instead of them standing out vs the 880s. I found the soundstage similar but imaging was slightly better. More accurate. If the HD650 performs the same but with a warmer tilt, I would expect more bass and even smoother treble. Hope this offers some kind of perspective/help and gl. smily_headphones1.gif

MrEleventy,

 

Thanks. Yes, i understand what you say, but before i absorb your opinion completely, please also help me understand what type of music you listen to. probably a difference in type of music also matters , maybe? i am not sure, but being curious...

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I like a little bit of everything. My playlist looks silly at times. I have rock (classic, indie, folk, blues), hip hop, pop, soul, jazz, electronic stuff(I don't know enough to give you genre-split specifics but bands like Infected Mushroom, Chemical Bros, Prodigy, Skrillex, Daft Punk), classical, soundtracks. Even a little bit of country but main stream like Cash. It's all over the place. If I had to pin it down... lately it's been rock, soul, blues.
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