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post #8056 of 8065
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Originally Posted by Bill-P View Post


The best T1 that I heard sounded dark... with some sibilance spikes that were more or less the same as I could remember from my DT880/O2 combo... and it was extremely thick and warm, with a lot of sub bass rumble. Overall, I guess it could be considered an upgrade to my old DT880 600... all else considered. And yeah, Daniel would have cringed just looking at the headphone.

Anyway, this DT880's bass is not really a problem. My amp is already bringing it up to par with my ES10, and I could always implement an extra bass boost circuit to match the HE-560. The overall sound of this DT880 is very nice, though. I am actually enjoying it over my other headphones in some cases where the extra extended treble and upper midrange of them become a problem.

As for the ES10, I've since then improved it by quite a lot. It's interesting that you'd think they are Stax-like, since I guess speed and clarity were the focus of my earlier mods. Right now it's all about the overall dynamic. I just want it to sound balanced between relaxing and exciting.

Bass being that overblown is actually a necessity in mobile environment as bass often gets drowned out by other things. That's why I set out to create an amp in the first place. What I have ended up creating up until this point is simply amazing IMO. Hopefully you'll get to demo the pairing with the DT880 at the next meet, because I am thinking this may just be one of the best pairings for the DT880 yet... if the truth is really that my DT880 has only sounded this good due to the amp.

Haven't really heard a stock Tesla headphone that I'd consider dark...Those are the ones that I would truly call sibilant. 

 

I've long since changed from being a basshead. It just doesn't feel clean when you take a bassy headphone and pair it with bassy music. Bass Boost isn't terrible to implement, so could definitely be an option for you to consider for your amp. Also, clean up that circuit! That wiring made the inner EE in me cringe. haha 

 

I thought the ES10s sounded pretty impressive. Not sure how much of it is due to the custom cups, since those are pretty hard to source given how busy Martin is. I would imagine the internal dampening scheme makes the biggest difference. The driver in the ES10s are pretty impressive, similar to their full-size range if I'm not mistaken. (don't quote me on that!) Have you heard the ES700? With both headphones stock, I would take ES700 over ES10, disregarding difference in headband build quality, but I'd take your modded ES10 over either. 

post #8057 of 8065
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Originally Posted by No_One411 View Post

Hmmm, interesting. I heard the early release T1 and thought the highs were extremely piercing. Like, if I thought they were bad, Daniel must have thought someone was sticking knives in his ears. hahaha

I wouldn't say that the DT-800 are lacking in bass, there's just not the same slam and impact that you get with more dynamic sounding headphones. However, the bass that is there is very clean.

Still, your ES-10s from the last time I've heard them probably have some of the best bass I've heard from a portable headphone. The rest of the sound is really nice too. I'd almost say it sounds Stax-like, from my very bleak memories of listening to entry level Stax.  

Admittedly, I'm not much of a T1 expert, but when I heard a pair I was surprised at how similar they were to DT880.
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I just received the DT880’s and am thrilled with the sound.  I hadn’t considered these but after reading some of the comments on this site decided to give them a try. I will be using them for classical and jazz primarily. I am no audiophile but have gone to many concerts and these are the best I’ve heard for giving you the feeling of being in the concert hall. The sound is very smooth and enveloping. Plus they are extremely comfortable to wear.

post #8059 of 8065
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Originally Posted by Rem0o View Post
 

Well yea it makes some kind of noise at the joint between the plastic and the metal part. Nothing to worry about.

 

 

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Originally Posted by genclaymore View Post
 


The DT880 premium 600 that I had didn't make scratching noises at all.Neither does the T90 that I own.

 

 

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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post

I didn't get any squeaking from any of my Beyers (DT770 Prem & Pro, DT880 Prem, DT990 Prem, T1 x2, and T90)

 

 

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Never had any noises from my 880 Pro. I used to get creaking noises from a HD650, which was the plastic parts of the yoke rubbing together; a touch of oil fixed that. Maybe you could try that here.

 

Thanks so much for the reply.I went to their showroom today and checked DT880 Pro/Premium/Tesla T1....they all made the same noise when the earcups are twisted.I think my cans are fine  :)

 

Bought them for 300$ while the DT880 250 Ohms cost 15$ extra in India. :biggrin:


Edited by audidym - 9/12/14 at 10:53am
post #8060 of 8065
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post


Admittedly, I'm not much of a T1 expert, but when I heard a pair I was surprised at how similar they were to DT880.

Chris, you may be absolutely right. 

 

I'm just speaking from my own experiences with the T1 and how much brighter it felt to my ears than the DT880. 

 

I'm not trying to say that the Tesla headphones are bad, they just aren't well suited for my tastes, and I haven't heard a stock one that I've really liked yet. 

 

However, there are quite a few people who have made the move from DT880 to the T1 and found that they have upgraded. 

post #8061 of 8065
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Originally Posted by No_One411 View Post

Chris, you may be absolutely right. 

I'm just speaking from my own experiences with the T1 and how much brighter it felt to my ears than the DT880. 

I'm not trying to say that the Tesla headphones are bad, they just aren't well suited for my tastes, and I haven't heard a stock one that I've really liked yet. 

However, there are quite a few people who have made the move from DT880 to the T1 and found that they have upgraded. 

Now that you mention it, I did think the T1 was brighter than the DT880.
I only heard the T1s for a dew minutes, really not long enough for me to form a good opinion.
post #8062 of 8065
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Originally Posted by D Smith View Post
 

I just received the DT880’s and am thrilled with the sound.  I hadn’t considered these but after reading some of the comments on this site decided to give them a try. I will be using them for classical and jazz primarily. I am no audiophile but have gone to many concerts and these are the best I’ve heard for giving you the feeling of being in the concert hall. The sound is very smooth and enveloping. Plus they are extremely comfortable to wear.

 

Yes, they're great for classical. I remember comparing mine to the HE-500 when that phone was considered God's Gift to Audiophiles and thinking, this just sounds more like an orchestra to me. The combination of sound, comfort, build quality and price is pretty much unbeatable in the headphone world, in my not-always-humble-enough opinion. With a half decent recording and sympathetic equipment you can be sitting in the tenth row of any concert hall in the world every night, which isn't bad for $250--$350.  

post #8063 of 8065

I re-cabled my 880/250 for balanced input and put on a pair of Audeze ear pads.  Very pleased with seal and comfort. It also angles the driver slightly.

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I love the Audeze ear pad they are so plush, just a little too steep for me.
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They are on the high end but they fit well on the 880s. The angled driver seemed to add to the effect.


Edited by Bellasperson - 9/18/14 at 6:28pm
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