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post #856 of 10739

Yes, perfection can be boring. Let's found the team rounded edges

post #857 of 10739

Haha

post #858 of 10739
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Originally Posted by nickchen View Post

The T1 is definetely not of everybody's liking. Make sure you can test them somewhere before you spend 1K for something that keeps you underwhelmed.


Ditto.  I a/b-ed the DT880/600 (w/stock cable) and the T1 (also, w/stock cable) for over a month and ended up preferring the DT880/600, and by an appreciable margin, too.  To me, the T1 sounded edgier in the treble and not as involving in the midrange by comparison.  Afterward, I had Zombie_X re-cable the Beyers with Nucleotide UP-OCC.  The T1 are now a rapidly fading memory.  : )

post #859 of 10739
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Originally Posted by zibra View Post

Can you describe me differences between DT880 600 Ohm vs DT880 PRO 600Ohm version? I would also like to know how does DT990/600 and DT990 PRO/600 sound comparing to 880s. Actually I have DT880PRO 250 Ohm version which I like a lot, but Im thinking is it worth upgrade to 600Ohm versions I mentioned above?

 

Thanks!


In the 1980's versions of these models (all of which were 600ohm) there were Pro and Non Pro versions - the difference was the headband structure and the resulting pressure/grip (pro has higher "grip")

 

If you look for used DT880/990 on ebay.de you will see these come up very regularly... The current Headband is almost identical to the old Pro version.... non pro had a plastic headband with a soft leather headstrap underneath it - they are supposed to be very comfortable .

 

You can also look for Revox 3100 (DT880 pro) and Revox Synergy (DT880).

 

The 1980's models are very very good value and can often be had for US$50-80 - although you may need to budget for new earpads - $20

 

 

 

post #860 of 10739
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Originally Posted by stang View Post

I have heard the T1 with the SPL Auditor and a good source and it didn't impress. Sure, it sounded good, but no way near good enough to justify the amount it costs. 


Never heard the SPL Auditor or Phonitor, but would like to someday!  My experience with the DT880/880 and the T1--and the DT880/250/2003--was mainly with tube or hybrid gear.  I am a firm believer in the near necessity of a tube(d) amp to ensure that the DT880 sound their finest.

 

Right now I occasionally run the DT880/600 with a SS amp (a KMF), which still sounds very good, but not the best, IMHO.   

post #861 of 10739

Man, I am loving these cans more and more everyday.  I am mainly using them for gaming right now, but have also run them through their paces with some orchestral tracks.  Fantastic soundstage and clarity.  Like I said before, the bass just sounds right.  Punchy when needed, never overpowering.  Great stuff.

 

Keep an eye out on the FS/FT forum.  My D5000s may pop-up there soon! 

post #862 of 10739

No interest 

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Just placed my order with BH and mine will be here on Thursday! biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post

  My experience with the DT880/880 and the T1--and the DT880/250/2003--was mainly with tube or hybrid gear.  I am a firm believer in the near necessity of a tube(d) amp to ensure that the DT880 sound their finest.


Beyer seems to disagree - their ( not so cheap) amp is pure SS.... and has an output impedance of 100ohm.... which is unusual for current hp amps

post #865 of 10739
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Originally Posted by draven5494 View Post

Man, I am loving these cans more and more everyday.  I am mainly using them for gaming right now, but have also run them through their paces with some orchestral tracks.  Fantastic soundstage and clarity.  Like I said before, the bass just sounds right.  Punchy when needed, never overpowering.  Great stuff.

 

Keep an eye out on the FS/FT forum.  My D5000s may pop-up there soon! 


Zowie! - Now there's a night-and-day set of cans (D5k v. DT880). Nearly opposite in so many ways.

Glad to hear you're loving the Beyers. Yes, they are incredible.

 

shane
 

post #866 of 10739

I'd miss the warmth of the D5000, compared to the DT880/600.  The Beyers are crystalline and very taut in the midrange, maybe even tilted toward the upper mids a tiny bit.

 

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Originally Posted by draven5494 View Post

Man, I am loving these cans more and more everyday.  I am mainly using them for gaming right now, but have also run them through their paces with some orchestral tracks.  Fantastic soundstage and clarity.  Like I said before, the bass just sounds right.  Punchy when needed, never overpowering.  Great stuff.

 

Keep an eye out on the FS/FT forum.  My D5000s may pop-up there soon! 

post #867 of 10739

Hence the closed back mod.

post #868 of 10739

x2

post #869 of 10739
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Originally Posted by nickchen View Post

The T1 is definetely not of everybody's liking. Make sure you can test them somewhere before you spend 1K for something that keeps you underwhelmed.



Point taken...I will do just that.

post #870 of 10739

Too bad no one on this thread lives near me otherwise I would let you demo all five of my beyers (Tesla T1, DT770, DT880, DT990, Revox 3100).

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