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But in Asia, the 250 ohm version is more expensive than the other ones. That makes no sense to buy it...
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Originally Posted by HighlandAdagio View Post

But in Asia, the 250 ohm version is more expensive than the other ones. That makes no sense to buy it...


But in Asia, people buy the most expensive sh... uh... shtuffs to show off their status, no? :o (just kidding. Please note: I'm Asian, so no racism going on)

 

Kidding aside, I think it has more to do with amping requirements. In Asia, powerful amps cost a lot, whereas in the US, we all can just grab a used Bottlehead Crack on the market for like... $300 something, and it'll almost be the end of amping for the DT880 (I lie, of course, there are better amps, still), but in Asia, they've got... well, Little Dot, and Fiio. In fact, I'd say... mostly Fiio nowadays. Little Dot has been pretty quiet as of late.

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Well, in China there are some brands like Goldenwave, DA&T (actually it is a Taiwan brand) and Orava that are producing great amps and DACs, but they don't sell their products outside China. The Orava Combo and the DA&T U2 Combo are two of the most popular entry-level choice for DT880 and HD600, and both of worth about 500 US Dollars. Besides, they can still buy the Beyerdynamic A1 or the other amps that are much more expensive. I can tell you this because I used to live in China for many years. I am really confused why they always suggest the most expensive version of DT880. One of the reasons I think is that the Chinese people want to fully tap the potential of their cans, but they are paying more money.
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I can't believe I ended up with this little headphone. I thought I was going to get the DT150s, I was so ready to make a purchase, but lo and behold, this is what I have now. Must have been the brightness. It also feels more clear and natural than the DT150s.

It's been more than a year since I have used this headphone. Used it to play all and everything, classical to gaming use. It proves to be what a headphone should be. It is your window to sound, any sound. It doesn't discriminate, it allows for all and everything.

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Originally Posted by Lespectraal View Post

I can't believe I ended up with this little headphone. I thought I was going to get the DT150s, I was so ready to make a purchase, but lo and behold, this is what I have now. Must have been the brightness. It also feels more clear and natural than the DT150s.


It's been more than a year since I have used this headphone. Used it to play all and everything, classical to gaming use. It proves to be what a headphone should be. It is your window to sound, any sound. It doesn't discriminate, it allows for all and everything.
Yes my dt 880 600 ohm headphone is great, gives a very neutral performance. I especially like my 880's through my lyr 2, using my Telefunken E88CC platinum tubes, although I do like how the currently produce Telefunken TK E88CC tubes sound after 190 hour burn in time. Using such fantastic tubes, allows the dt 880's to compliment my Alpha Prime's.
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Originally Posted by HighlandAdagio View Post

But in Asia, the 250 ohm version is more expensive than the other ones. That makes no sense to buy it...


But in Asia, people buy the most expensive sh... uh... shtuffs to show off their status, no? :o (just kidding. Please note: I'm Asian, so no racism going on)

 

Kidding aside, I think it has more to do with amping requirements. In Asia, powerful amps cost a lot, whereas in the US, we all can just grab a used Bottlehead Crack on the market for like... $300 something, and it'll almost be the end of amping for the DT880 (I lie, of course, there are better amps, still), but in Asia, they've got... well, Little Dot, and Fiio. In fact, I'd say... mostly Fiio nowadays. Little Dot has been pretty quiet as of late.

No schiit you look like INDIAN to me..........:biggrin: 

Just Kidding.

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im considering pulling the trigger for dt880 next month... locally, they only have dt880 pro... and i cant get stuff from amazon at least until some time next year...

 

anybody here have both premium and pro? how big a difference is the clamping force difference on pro?

 

i like my headphone light and comfy tbh...and im in between waiting until next year when i can order from amazon for the premium or pull the trigger next month locally for the pro...

 

thanks!


Edited by rovopio - Yesterday at 1:30 pm
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Originally Posted by rovopio View Post
 

im considering pulling the trigger for dt880 next month... locally, they only have dt880 pro... and i cant get stuff from amazon at least until some time next year...

 

anybody here have both premium and pro? how big a difference is the clamping force difference on pro?

 

i like my headphone light and comfy tbh...and im in between waiting until next year when i can order from amazon for the premium or pull the trigger next month locally for the pro...

 

thanks!


I had the 880 600ohm premium, and it was stupidly comfortable, perhaps the most comfortable headphone I have ever owned with maybe the exception of the D7000.

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Originally Posted by Sonic Defender View Post
 


I had the 880 600ohm premium, and it was stupidly comfortable, perhaps the most comfortable headphone I have ever owned with maybe the exception of the D7000.

 

i mean, how much clamping force will the pro push my head compared to the premium. im aware that the premium is comfy, and it's my first choice, but locally i can only get the premium version

 

also, i like the premium aesthetic more.

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Not much. I've had my Pro for 18 months and it's hardly affected me.

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Not much. I've had my Pro for 18 months and it's hardly affected me.

 

i might not have the greatest handle on the english language. granted shouldnt have use the word push.

 

yet i still dont know what other word i should use to ask the question. the point still get across.

 

by the way, how comfy is your pro?

how strong is the clamping force?

 

how does it feel when you use it for long-listening session? not 30 minutes, but say... 4-5 hours...


Edited by rovopio - Yesterday at 4:45 pm
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The Pro is the comfiest headphone I've ever used. It's clamping force is slightly higher than the Premium, but all you have to do is bent the metal headband out slightly (at the forks) to a force that suits you. There's no question of doing damage. One thing I like about the Pro is the coiled lead, which prevents having the HP ripped off your head with your ears still inside every time you stand up. All in all the Pro is a winner, especially as it's usually cheaper.  

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Originally Posted by pp312 View Post

The Pro is the comfiest headphone I've ever used. It's clamping force is slightly higher than the Premium, but all you have to do is bent the metal headband out slightly (at the forks) to a force that suits you. There's no question of doing damage. One thing I like about the Pro is the coiled lead, which prevents having the HP ripped off your head with your ears still inside every time you stand up. All in all the Pro is a winner, especially as it's usually cheaper.  

Got a Pro a couple years ago used, great deal, despite it having the coiled cable, which I knew I wouldn't like.

Now I really like the cable---hilarious! The only cans at my head-fi station with a cable that's not always interfering with something.
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Originally Posted by pp312 View Post
 

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Not much. I've had my Pro for 18 months and it's hardly affected me.


Ok Mr. DeSicko, now open wide.

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