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post #6976 of 10423
Hey guys, I started a new thread in the Amps forum to get a current, comprehensive list of amps with good synergy with the 600 Ohm 880s. If you can add or help, please do:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/714400/list-of-synergistic-amps-for-dt-800-600-ohm-updated-for-2014
post #6977 of 10423
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Originally Posted by ccash View Post

Hey guys, I started a new thread in the Amps forum to get a current, comprehensive list of amps with good synergy with the 600 Ohm 880s. If you can add or help, please do:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/714400/list-of-synergistic-amps-for-dt-800-600-ohm-updated-for-2014

done!

post #6978 of 10423

Going to join the appreciation as a new owner of 250 ohm premiums.  Headphones sing on a bunch of my favorite desktop and portable amps.

 

I don't really want to do them too much justice or injustice by comparing them to any other headphones out there, but these really provide a great experience.  Have not been able to take them off of my head.

 

Pros-

-weight

-driver matching

-sound quality across the spectrum

-presentation of the sound

-sound stage

-price

 

Cons-

-fit (a bit too round for my tastes)

-fixed cable

 

Makes me really wonder why Beyerdynamic has some of their other headphones in the same price range...  I know that different tunings exist for a reason, but there are certain qualities I can't help but notice the 880 balances these qualities for a presentation and space so eloquently.  They are in a great spot where if I wanted to EQ for a different flavor I could and not lose any of the positive qualities of this headphone.  Anyway, glad to be able to post in this thread :)

post #6979 of 10423
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Originally Posted by Binge View Post
 

Cons-

-fit (a bit too round for my tastes)

 

I agree! That's what's been bugging me about the fit... I couldn't figure out exactly what it was. Otherwise really comfortable.

 

I bought mine because I loved the openness and air so much that I was willing to settle for what I feel is a slight lack of lower-mid/upper bass thump and a sometimes harsh lower treble. I'm looking for an amp to help smooth it out a little.

post #6980 of 10423

If you have a capable amp I would suggest seeing if you can EQ it where you want.

 

Maybe that's not what a lot of people openly talk about doing, but I use EQ for small adjustments which save me lots of monies.

 

Buying color variated amplifiers is a losing game if the difference you want is a +/- 1-4dB >.<

post #6981 of 10423

Your point is excellent. The only problem is I don't have EQ on the "amp" I'm currently using (it's more of Pro Audio monitoring section). When I'm using iTunes I can make adjustments with their little EQ and get the DT-880s pretty much perfect for me.

 

Plus, I really want to find out if I can conjure up some aural magic with a tube amp. I think I need to get this out of my system and find out if it's truly magic, myth, or just over-rated : ) If any headphones were to benefit from this magic, these are apparently the ones.

post #6982 of 10423
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

Sorry to hear you BAILED on us! But when one evolves to a higher standard it is expected.

 

 

Nah, he'll be back. I had LCD-2 and HE-500 and neither provided the mix of comfort, sound and build quality, The 880 is (relatively) cheap, feels like two litttle lambs hugging your head (well, sort of) and sounds like something 3 times the price. How could you go past that--permanently?

 

:D

post #6983 of 10423
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Originally Posted by pp312 View Post

Nah, he'll be back. I had LCD-2 and HE-500 and neither provided the mix of comfort, sound and build quality, The 880 is (relatively) cheap, feels like two litttle lambs hugging your head (well, sort of) and sounds like something 3 times the price. How could you go past that--permanently?

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You're probably right.
I'll wander around lost in the wilds of headphone world, then come back to "home" and get a pair of 250 Ohm DT880s.
post #6984 of 10423

Why suffer the pain and heartache? Just stay here. ;)

post #6985 of 10423

Do people really like the 250 better than the 600? Or is it just not such a pain to amp? 

post #6986 of 10423
The latter. It's more versatile in real world applications and can be portable w/o an unwieldly setup.
Edited by MrEleventy - 4/14/14 at 9:21am
post #6987 of 10423

I finally found the proper tube for my DT880 600 ohms and man that BASS is really tight lots of details too.


Edited by i luvmusic 2 - 4/14/14 at 4:23pm
post #6988 of 10423

So...is it a secret? What's the tube? 

post #6989 of 10423
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Originally Posted by CADCAM View Post
 

So...is it a secret? What's the tube?

NOPE it's RCA 6SN7 GTB for Little Dot MK III 2 tubes for Power tubes and for Drivr tube.

post #6990 of 10423

Sylvania 6SN7 chrome top on it's way i wonder how it will sound with DT880.

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