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post #6571 of 8255
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Originally Posted by blasjw View Post
 

 

I hated the M50.  Sold it on eBay.  Not sure why it's so highly rated.

 

It's highly rated because it's a master of compromises. It manages to avoid a lot of typical pitfalls (bloated, boomy bass; shouty upper midrange, wonky coloration, piercing treble), it offers pretty good resolution and presentation for a closed circumaural, and it does it all for a pretty reasonable price, in an era of frankly ridiculous headphone prices. It doesn't have the cleanest, most controlled bass, nor the most present midrange, nor the smoothest treble, and being a closed design it doesn't sound tremendously spacious or airy, but, unless the listener is particularly turned off by boosted bass and a relaxed overall signature, these are compromises that seem to hit the sweet spot for a lot of people. I personally didn't care for the tonality, and now it's pretty obvious that that would be the case given my general liking for a brighter, leaner balance. But it was the first nice headphone I ever bought, and I didn't really know what I liked at the time.

 

I don't think it's terrible. I just think at one time in its existence it was over-recommended, with many people who had never tried anything else flooding the recommendation threads with M50 suggestions. Like anything else, it's not going to be the best choice for every single person.

post #6572 of 8255
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Originally Posted by r010159 View Post
 

 

What is the sonic difference between the DT880s and the HE 4?

 

Bob Graham

In short, Sub Bass, the HE 4 has it nice linear Sub Bass, the DT 880 has a rolled off Sub Bass

 

Aside from that I find the HE 4 to have a touch more detail retriveal and a better depth to the sound stage. Width is about the same,

 

still send me a Pm I got on these guys nerves with the Balanced DT 880 when I first got it, don't think they will tolerate me rambiling on about the HE 4, still I loved the Dt 880, everything about how it sounds, and I just hope others can enjoy not only it, but the headphones out there that take it a step further. Non the less the Hifiman threads [there's two now] are picking up, so I may take my leave here :3 don't need to be derailing this thread any moar anyways! 

 

Still shoot me a PM Bob or follow the link to my blog here

post #6573 of 8255
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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post

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.

My playlist looks silly too, its got many genres from classic rock/rock, metal, world, instrumental, a bit of hip hop (very less), no jazz/blues, pop songs, arabic ones etc, so its a diverse list in my case as well.

 

Your 880/600 fares quite well for the rock ? if yes, then it should be good with metal also ?

 

Regards,

Prashant D

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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post

If you can, that's definitely recommended. That's what I did. I got both and sold off the loser. Helps make a more affirmative decision instead of that nagging "What if" sensation. smily_headphones1.gif

I think i will do it, but one will be a new one mostly the 650's off the shelf.. and the other one probably from our trade section where there are two 880/600 for sale in EU. mostly will end up keeping both, even if i dont like it will give it to the lady and she would be happy since she is not really concerned about details but just good sound... ;)

 

 

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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

But that nagging "What if" is the fun part of this fine hobby!
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yes, i agree.. i used to be into mainstream speakers amps, turntables, etc.. but now i keep moving to different countries and hececant take this along with me.. so now in pursuit of good HP/./

 

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amazon returns...it's a beauty...but i've never used it lol :c

mee to ,never used it so i dont really know how it works, but will see if i really need it. but thanks for the info

post #6575 of 8255
Wow, I've REALLY been enjoying The Beatles with my DT880s and iMod setup. Albums like Revolver, Rubber Soul, The Blue Album 1967-1970. Amazing instrument separation and sound stage. Great dynamic. I don't know all the lingo, but I know what I hear, and I like it! tongue.gif

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post #6576 of 8255
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Originally Posted by ppdv View Post

My playlist looks silly too, its got many genres from classic rock/rock, metal, world, instrumental, a bit of hip hop (very less), no jazz/blues, pop songs, arabic ones etc, so its a diverse list in my case as well.

Your 880/600 fares quite well for the rock ? if yes, then it should be good with metal also ?

Regards,
Prashant D
Metal is good as long as the recordings are good quality. I found that I couldn't stand some of my favorite Metallica tracks with them because the albums were poorly mastered. They sounded better on more forgiving hps like the hd600s or M-100s or speakers.
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Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post

Wow, I've REALLY been enjoying The Beatles with my DT880s and iMod setup. Albums like Revolver, Rubber Soul, The Blue Album 1967-1970. Amazing instrument separation and sound stage. Great dynamic. I don't know all the lingo, but I know what I hear, and I like it! tongue.gif

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Some of the old stuff like the Beatles, I can't stand listening to on HPs w/o some kind of crossfade filter. It's too unnatural. !_!
Edited by MrEleventy - 2/21/14 at 9:07am
post #6577 of 8255
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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post

Some of the old stuff like the Beatles, I can't stand listening to on HPs w/o some kind of crossfade filter. It's too unnatural. !_!

 

This is most true of the 1965 original Stereo mixes by George Martin of some of the albums. Everything; voices, instruments... are hard left or right channel. Nothing is mixed between the two for a 'center' or center-left / center-right image.

Not that bad on speakers, but just weird on cans.

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Originally Posted by shane55 View Post
 

 

This is most true of the 1965 original Stereo mixes by George Martin of some of the albums. Everything; voices, instruments... are hard left or right channel. Nothing is mixed between the two for a 'center' or center-left / center-right image.

Not that bad on speakers, but just weird on cans.

 

I noticed this listening to the Doors. There was a L/R channel and nothing crossing between

 

 

In other news I replaced my old earpads with the stock velour replacements from Beyer.  There was a lot of anger and profanity involved but I managed to get them on fine.

 

About the sound:

 

The sound is much more polite than it was when the earcups were squished down. Soundstage depth is back to where it should be. Bass pressure isn't as much as before but the bass is more evenly distributed with the new earpads. Overall I am incredibly happy and I am going to buy another set of backup earpads so my DT880s will always look new. Then one day my DT880 250 ohm drivers should ever die, I will get 600 ohm drivers and solder them in myself  : ]


Edited by wahsmoh - 2/23/14 at 10:39pm
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So i have been enjoying my SRH840  for few months but i need to explore some better headphone. While i like them, i would like a set that would sound more fuller, warmer, wider and more engaging. I mostly listen from my laptop (so portability is not an issue). Genres include: electronic (techno, house), 60&70s pop-rock, soul, modern pop music. My source is Fiio E10 connected to laptop.

Im between dt880 (250 or 600) and hd600. Considering my music preferences and tastes, which one would be better?

post #6580 of 8255
I own both and have also owned the SRH840. IMO you described the HD600 more than the DT880
post #6581 of 8255
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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 owned the 650 and a 600ohm 880 at the same time and I preferred the 880 myself for virtually all music. I listen to a fair amount of rock/metal, although I now prefer to listen to music with dynamics so less metal and rock now. The 650s have a seductive lushness and are indeed lovely, but I always felt they were just a little smoother than I wanted. The 880s were perhaps less forgiving with some music, but they were also more toward the neutral/accurate side which ultimately appeals to me. I found rock and metal more engaging with the 880s.

post #6582 of 8255
Can my Fiio E12 drive the dt880 600 ohms?

Also, I know the premium version has kind of bigger soundstage, but less bass. Does it have a lot less bass?
post #6583 of 8255

I have the premium, never heard the Pro, but I've heard some people say that the premium has more bass. Welcome to Head-Fi; conflicting accounts galore! 

post #6584 of 8255
Thanks for your reply! Regarding Fiio E12 and the 600 ohm version, does it have the horsepower to drive them?

Cheers
post #6585 of 8255

I genuinely have no idea, never used the E12. However, I would hazard a guess that it wouldn't be a particularly good pairing. From my understanding, high impedance headphones need voltage, and that's what portable amps (due to being powered by batteries, if I am not mistaken) do worst. I can certainly tell you that compared to my desktop amp (which outputs a heap of voltage) my DT880 600's don't sound very good, and cannot get loud at all from my phone. 

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