TD, and yes, the Asgard 2 does a fine job with the 600 ohm version of the DT880's. The dog says so!
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I would definitely say that the Asgard 2 is neutral. I was primarily looking for something that had the pre-amp outs, and the Asgard 2 fit the bill, even though what I was really looking for was a tube amp. Now that the Valhalla 2 has this, I'll be getting it.
I wouldn't call it shy at high volumes either. For the most part, I'd say that I'm at around 11 o'clock on the knob for comfortable listening levels.
good idea xD
I approve this message. I have been away from the DT880 thread for awhile, I've been obsessed with my Alpha Dogs. Anyone who really enjoys the DT880 sound signature would truly love the sound signature of the Mr. Speakers Alpha Dog.
Here's a mini review/comparison:
They aren't quite as "airy" as the DT880 but they are very close for a pair of closed back headphones. Also the shape of soundstage is more of an ellipse and less circular than the DT880. But don't let those two things detract you, just about everything else technically speaking is much better on the Alpha Dog. A sense of reality hits when you hear female vocals for the first time on the Alpha Dogs. The mild treble peak is eliminated and you will notice much smoother non-fatiguing treble. Also when it comes to bass the DT880 is no match. For bass-heavy hip hop tracks the Alpha Dogs are a major step up from the DT880. The DT880's bass has plenty of impact but lacks the earthquake rumble and extension the closed back Alpha Dogs have.
I could go on and on about how awesome these headphones are and the sense of "depth" that is so convincing for a closed back pair of headphones you can literally get a sense of the size of the room that the recording took place in.
I purchased these this year with my income tax return only way a college kid could afford them
Your stating to get a little like Shenay...
jgreen16's "beyer Dog" is the only dog that matters in this thread... Next we'll have some HE-4 recitation...
HAHAHA! :D Oh God I know forgive me. You're right just wait til Shenay comes in with his HE-4 spiel. There are other flavors of headphone out there that sound pretty damn good. I will admit though that for $250 my DT880 spanks most cans. $600 is no fair fight