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post #7771 of 8065
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Originally Posted by countolaf View Post
 

So how would you say does the DT880 differ from a Grado headphone like say the higher SRs or ever the RS versions? Both have kinda the same tonality but for those who have owned both, how are they different from each other sound-wise?

 

Owned the MS1, SR325i and RS1 at different stages.  Have heard most of the SR Grado line-up.

 

Grados IMO = intimate sound stage (until you get further up the line) - often like being front row or on stage with the musicians, very mid-centric, especially upper mids, bright presentation, most of the bass is mid-bass rather than sub-bass, very fast.

 

DT880/T1 = wider and more compelte soundstage with great imaging, a lot flatter frequency response (rather than the elevated mid-range of the Grado), more cohesion in the bass (sub to mid), airier presentation that is quite bright.  Unbelievably more comfortable - but often need additional amping - where the Grados typically don't.

 

Hope that helps.

post #7772 of 8065
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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post

I work in a mini cube farm, about a dozen or so in an office space. I used my 880s there and use my T90s now as well. Everyone else there uses headphones or iems so sound leakage isn't a big deal. I consider myself pretty lucky. smily_headphones1.gif
Oh look, almost didn't recognize you with your new avatar. biggrin.gif

this one still sucks though
post #7773 of 8065

Anyone of you guys used this TEAC - UD-H01 DAC?Thanks!

post #7774 of 8065

Anyone interested with T1 it's CAD $849.99(Brand new) at NCIX.CA i'ts too bad they won't let me try it before i purchase.:(

Instead i got one of this TEAC - UD-H01.....:biggrin:

post #7775 of 8065
Is there an audible difference between the 250-ohm and 600-ohm DT880s? Some say yes and others say no. Either way, the 600 version does sound very good to me with my Duet.
Edited by r010159 - 7/5/14 at 12:40pm
post #7776 of 8065

When I had the DT880 premium 600's it did sound good to me but I wanted more then what it could give me. But I did enjoyed it a lot, If I had gotten this LD MK2 while owning the 600ohm's, I prolly still would have had it but that a slim chance. The only 250ohm DT880 that I have owned was the Pro-250's and I didn't like them as much as I did the 600ohm DT880's.

post #7777 of 8065
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Originally Posted by r010159 View Post

Is there an audible difference between the 250-ohm and 600-ohm DT880s? Some say yes and others say no. Either way, the 600 version does sound very good to me with my Duet.

 

Most say no, even those who currently own both. The thing is, you take any two of the same headphone, same impedance etc, and they will almost always sound slightly different. I currently own two Pros and the don't sound at all the same. Why? One is much more burned in and has slightly compressed pads. And those are just two of the possible parameters that may change results. We won't even get into manufacturing tolerances. So when someone says, "My 600ohm 880s sound way better than the Pros I had last year, especially since I've had my new Turbomeister OTL tube amp," treat it with a grain of salt. Change one single parameter and all criteria for comparison goes out the window, and that parameter may simply be your ears as opposed to somebody else's.  

post #7778 of 8065

I notice all the new Beyers on Ebay here in Oz have new design packaging. Anyone notice this? Anyone know if it signifies any changes in the design of the phone itself.

 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Beyerdynamic-DT-880-PREMIUM-Headphones-250-Ohm-PREMIUM-EDITION-Headphones-/191218945002?pt=AU_headphone&hash=item2c85898bea

post #7779 of 8065
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Originally Posted by pp312 View Post
 

I notice all the new Beyers on Ebay here in Oz have new design packaging. Anyone notice this? Anyone know if it signifies any changes in the design of the phone itself.

 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Beyerdynamic-DT-880-PREMIUM-Headphones-250-Ohm-PREMIUM-EDITION-Headphones-/191218945002?pt=AU_headphone&hash=item2c85898bea


If you hit the Beyer site they are claiming a bunch of new designs

post #7780 of 8065

No, I'm talking about new packaging on established models--DT990, 880 etc. Just wondering if the packaging signifies a change in the phone design itself.

post #7781 of 8065

I wouldn't expect that it would. In fact, I think this might be the second box redesign since I bought my pair in 2010. I find this encouraging, in fact--if Beyer is putting effort into redesigning the packaging, that means they probably don't have any immediate plans to can the DT880. Not that I feel there's any logical reason for them to have even been considering it (the thing has got to be a cash cow for them), but stranger things have happened.

post #7782 of 8065

One wonders what changes these established models go through anyway as far as parts suppliers etc. What made me wonder here is that these units are described as "new" (not referring to condition), which is a little odd when the current iteration dates from 2003. I thought I might have missed a revamp or something.

post #7783 of 8065

I don't think I would want anything new from my DT-880 ...that is what makes them the DT-880,,,

post #7784 of 8065
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Originally Posted by pp312 View Post
 

One wonders what changes these established models go through anyway as far as parts suppliers etc. What made me wonder here is that these units are described as "new" (not referring to condition), which is a little odd when the current iteration dates from 2003. I thought I might have missed a revamp or something.

 

I don't think so.  Pretty sure they just refreshed the packaging across the whole product line.

 

Bear in mind that this 'New' description is on a 3rd-party ebay listing and not from an official Beyer website.

post #7785 of 8065

Slight refinement on the highs with the 600 ohms...that's all I can here...in difference...

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