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post #8416 of 8429

Hey guys ! I was wondering if any of you have tried both the DT 880 (pro or premium doesn't matter) and DT 770 Premium. My friend is on a budget and wants neutran sounding HP's (points to DT880)

but his budget would fit DT770 Premium better. I have read that Premium version of DT 770 is not at all the same as the bassy Pro version, but didn't find any threads dedicated to DT 770 Premiums.



Anyone got experience ?

 

edit: did find something about premium being bright and not boombass that's pretty much all

post #8417 of 8429
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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post

Hey Mike
So. are you enjoying the sound of the DT880's?
It's used to make w4r sound more neutral

http://rinchoi.blogspot.com/2012/11/westone-4.html?m=1

although, using sony mh1 tip with shure olive core had more effect.

btw, I wish I had more time to audit dt880
I have been reading this thread for a long time and am impressed by the reviews
Edited by heart banger-97 - 1/8/15 at 4:09pm
post #8418 of 8429
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Originally Posted by Ratio View Post

Hey guys ! I was wondering if any of you have tried both the DT 880 (pro or premium doesn't matter) and DT 770 Premium. My friend is on a budget and wants neutran sounding HP's (points to DT880)
but his budget would fit DT770 Premium better. I have read that Premium version of DT 770 is not at all the same as the bassy Pro version, but didn't find any threads dedicated to DT 770 Premiums.



Anyone got experience ?

edit: did find something about premium being bright and not boombass that's pretty much all

I wonder where you would buy the, since the DT770 premium are discontinued as far as I know.

I have the DT770 limited edition (32ohms) and really like them. They are no bass monsters,mother have really nice and good bass, period. If your friend listens to music that is not classic or jazz, he might like the DT770, if it he likes acustic, jazz, vocals, jazz, he might want to also look at the Sennheiser HD598. For any modern music (but with a closed headphone and decent soundstage) the DT770 are great.

Cheers,
K
post #8419 of 8429
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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post
 

Hey Mike

So. are you enjoying the sound of the DT880's?

 

its a great replacement to the shure 940 i had. so yes!

post #8420 of 8429
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Originally Posted by Koolpep View Post


I wonder where you would buy the, since the DT770 premium are discontinued as far as I know.

I have the DT770 limited edition (32ohms) and really like them. They are no bass monsters,mother have really nice and good bass, period. If your friend listens to music that is not classic or jazz, he might like the DT770, if it he likes acustic, jazz, vocals, jazz, he might want to also look at the Sennheiser HD598. For any modern music (but with a closed headphone and decent soundstage) the DT770 are great.

Cheers,
K

 

Thanks for the great answer! Someone is selling the DT770 premium used on the for sale forums for a reasonable price :) I think my friend will go with something that is more of an all-arounder since he likes acoustic music too.

post #8421 of 8429
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Originally Posted by Ratio View Post

Thanks for the great answer! Someone is selling the DT770 premium used on the for sale forums for a reasonable price smily_headphones1.gif I think my friend will go with something that is more of an all-arounder since he likes acoustic music too.

Welcome and sorry about the garbled up autocorrect words in my post, lol.

Well, I can recommend the HD598 whole heartily. For all genres, there are better headphones for some genres but as an all arounder it's great. Similar to the DT770. Only difference being the characteristics of an open vs closed headphone.

Second consideration is of course the budget, it has to fit in, there is no way around that. And there are amazing headphones available for any price range.
post #8422 of 8429

post here to say fiio e10k can actually drive dt880. i hardly has to go past 2 out of 8 on low gain of fiio e10k to make the dt880 listenable. i really don't think i miss anything from the magni 2 uber, listening to the dt880 from the fiio e10k.

 

fiio e10k is a little warm and a little thick on the lower mids. that's all the difference i guess, if im not listening critically...

post #8423 of 8429
+1 the fiio E10 can absolutely drive the DT880 250 ohm.

I found it struggled with the 600 ohm version though!
post #8424 of 8429

im not a bassperson. so i was whatever on the bass.
 

if i was critically listening then yeah the midbass part definition suffers a little on fiio e10k (with low gain and no bass boost), and i guess the sub-bass is a little lacking.

 

but i dont care about any of that so it doesn't matter to me. actually since fiio e10k is just a tad warmth, it's good with dt880 trebles.

though to be honest, anybody that says dt880 is bright never heard grado srxxx in their life.

this isn't bright at all to me.

post #8425 of 8429
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Originally Posted by rovopio View Post
 

im not a bassperson. so i was whatever on the bass.
 

if i was critically listening then yeah the midbass part definition suffers a little on fiio e10k (with low gain and no bass boost), and i guess the sub-bass is a little lacking.

 

but i dont care about any of that so it doesn't matter to me. actually since fiio e10k is just a tad warmth, it's good with dt880 trebles.

though to be honest, anybody that says dt880 is bright never heard grado srxxx in their life.

this isn't bright at all to me.


Agreed, I never found the 880s particularly bright. Maybe if somebody came from a warm headphone such as the 650 the contrast would make the 880 seem bright (until their brain acclimated to the new sound signature). Directly comparing to the Grado SR series there is no way the 880 is bright. Try the SR325, that is bright!

post #8426 of 8429
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Originally Posted by Sonic Defender View Post
 


Agreed, I never found the 880s particularly bright. Maybe if somebody came from a warm headphone such as the 650 the contrast would make the 880 seem bright (until their brain acclimated to the new sound signature). Directly comparing to the Grado SR series there is no way the 880 is bright. Try the SR325, that is bright!

 

Interesting observation.

Personally, I have never found the DT880 to be bright.

Certainly not bright like any Grado!

In addition, some find the DT880 to be brighter than the K701 or Q701, but for whatever reasons, I never heard it that way.

 

 

BTW, for anyone reading this, the FiiO E09K was excellent with my 600 Ohm DT880 when I owned those pieces.


Edited by Chris J - 1/10/15 at 7:25am
post #8427 of 8429
Hey guys.

Anybody knows any store in Las Vegas that I can buy one dt880?

Thanks.
post #8428 of 8429

I have a pair of 880 Premium and 990 Pro, and find that they have "horns" where the extra metal strip in the adjustment clip pokes into the headband.

 

I also have a hard time with one side of my 990's earphones having very loose adjustment. It constantly changes, and I find myself bending the metal strip and the headband itself trying to get it to hold its adjustment level tighter. I worry for the longevity of my headphones seeing as it just can't hold it's interval like the other earphone can.

 

Anybody else experience similar problems?

Is there anything I can do about either of these issues? Such a fragile headphone for the price you pay... Other than that I love the sound of both.

 

As for power, I had a Monoprice Amp+Dac that was basically a re-boxed Fiio e09k and found it still wasn't loud enough with my 250ohm headphones. They were only I'd say 25% louder than my on-board sound of my Asus Z97 Pro. The built in amp in my Logitech Z506 speakers (ik they sound horrible) was louder than the Monoprice amp. Very odd they weren't loud enough even on the gain setting, since it has the same board as the e09k.


Edited by jkteddy77 - 1/18/15 at 9:25pm
post #8429 of 8429
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Originally Posted by jkteddy77 View Post

I have a pair of 880 Premium and 990 Pro, and find that they have "horns" where the extra metal strip in the adjustment clip pokes into the headband.

I also have a hard time with one side of my 990's earphones having very loose adjustment. It constantly changes, and I find myself bending the metal strip and the headband itself trying to get it to hold its adjustment level tighter. I worry for the longevity of my headphones seeing as it just can't hold it's interval like the other earphone can.

Anybody else experience similar problems?
Is there anything I can do about either of these issues? Such a fragile headphone for the price you pay... Other than that I love the sound of both.

As for power, I had a Monoprice Amp+Dac that was basically a re-boxed Fiio e09k and found it still wasn't loud enough with my 250ohm headphones. They were only I'd say 25% louder than my on-board sound of my Asus Z97 Pro. The built in amp in my Logitech Z506 speakers (ik they sound horrible) was louder than the Monoprice amp. Very odd they weren't loud enough even on the gain setting, since it has the same board as the e09k.

Odd.
I used to have a FiiO E09K.
It could easily drive any headphones I owned as loud as I wanted: 600 Ohm DT880, AKG Q701, etc.
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