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post #931 of 10424

Are you sure this is the 600ohm version? I know that English Amazon does not list any information about the version of driver.

post #932 of 10424
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Originally Posted by Professor00179 View Post

Are you sure this is the 600ohm version? I know that English Amazon does not list any information about the version of driver.


seems pretty straight forward to me: http://www.amazon.fr/Beyerdynamic-Casque-St%C3%A9r%C3%A9o-Semi-ouvert-C%C3%A2ble/dp/B0024NK35S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1288306516&sr=8-1

 

I mean this is the normal model, which i think is supposed be 250ohm, although the site doesnt offer much further info, and the impedance is not mentioned anywhere:
 http://www.amazon.fr/Beyer-Casque-Circumaural-Semi-ouvert-Dynamique/dp/B000F2BLTM/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1288306623&sr=1-2

 

and the 32: http://www.amazon.fr/Beyerdynamic-Casque-St%C3%A9r%C3%A9o-Semi-ouvert-C%C3%A2ble/dp/B0024NK358/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1288306623&sr=1-3

post #933 of 10424

I have exchanged my headphone with my brother for a few days already. He has my recabled DT880/600 and I have his HD650 w/ Silver Dragon cable. I begin to miss the DT880......

post #934 of 10424

Hehe, what did you recable it with?

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Originally Posted by apatN View Post

Hehe, what did you recable it with?



Impact cable from Zombie_X

post #936 of 10424

From the name I conclude the cable adds some bass (the 'imapct') boost which many think DT880 would benefit from? What does the cable exactly change? I might want to recable DT880 if I end up buying them so would appreciate any description.

post #937 of 10424

Buy a source or amp upgrade instead. Good looking cables don't have to cost a lot.

post #938 of 10424

OK, I don't want to start another battle but have to ask this question - can cables influence sound quality? I know they are not good in terms of overall value (e.g. Sennheiser cables costing more than headphones themeself) but could they be used to EQ the sound not just change the look? From your post I think cables don't change the sound and it's all about how they look...

 

As for the source or AMP - it might be hard to find an AMP or source that will give more bass but leave anything unchanged. Moving towards more 'advanced' or 'audiophile' (or just expensive:P) gear you get more neutral solutions that make majority of headphones even more clinical or bass-light. Woudn't the change of cable be a good solution to this (assuming cables change sound quality or at least EQ)? I could personally use software EQ to change sound a little bit. I have not got any objections to do this but different headphones react differently to software equalization.

 

post #939 of 10424

I never could do an A/B test with cables and I am very skeptical. Some people claim to hear distinct differences between cables and I think I hear them too, but it could well be placebo. A recable is nice for knowing that you have quality wire but don't bother with it as long as your amp/source are crappy. I see that that impact cable is 120$, which is reasonably priced (for an after market cable). But still, that money is way better spent in a better source or amp or you can even buy another headphone for that money.

 

Anyway what people spend on cables is ridiculous. The K701 I bought is cheaper than the impact cable with shipping etc. :-)

post #940 of 10424

Ye I also think that the prices of cables are wful. However, i always thought about it as if it was expensive upgrade to people who have extremely expensive source and AMP and therefore differences between cables could be more hearable. I have not heard any cable upgrades though so don't know if that would make noticeable improvement anyway.

 

I guess I will try to EQ by buying different tubes/op amps or simply change the whole AMP or source. Software EQ might work eitherthough I will not know that before trying. I found that it works really good on my old HD448 whereas SR80i wasn't really good for any software equalization. Anywa - $120 is quite a lot of money. While it is relatively cheap to other aftermarket cables I think I could spend this money better. Especially because I look for some orthos (want to try Pioneer SE-LE40 so much!) to try out.

post #941 of 10424

One very important point - any re-cable job which uses a dual-entry approach and leaves the old crossover cable holes open will increase the bass response noticeably.  On the DT770 I like this effect.  It has nothing to do with the sound of the cable - it has to do with having two more bass ports.

post #942 of 10424

Skylab is right. With my modded DT880 (closeback) a slightly bigger hole results in a lot more bass.


In case of ZXAC I believe he installs the cables single ended so people don't have to worry about this.

post #943 of 10424

Has anybody of you ever compared the DT 880/600 to some In-Ears like Ultimate Ears Triple.fi 10 or Earsonics SM3 or some customs?

I would be very interested in a comparison of those.

 

Thx

D

post #944 of 10424
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Originally Posted by Dragon777 View Post

Has anybody of you ever compared the DT 880/600 to some In-Ears like Ultimate Ears Triple.fi 10 or Earsonics SM3 or some customs?

I would be very interested in a comparison of those.

 

Thx

D


Yes... I have found that the DBA-02 is similar to the DT880. The major difference is that the highs of the IEM roll off earlier and the DT880's 8k-10khz spike is not present either.

The SM3's sound is diametrically opposed to the DT880. Big bass and lower mids... no highs.

 

(All to my ears, of course).

 

shane
 

post #945 of 10424

I think the real cable upgrade should be at the base of the driver. That thin metal wire is thinner than some people's hair is. If slapping on an external 400$ cable suddenly changes the sound, then there is something incredibly wrong with science as we know it today. Honestly, take your drivers out and see if you can spot the driver 'wire' (a term I hesitate to use as it is so thin). I upgrade cables to get better ergonomics and tailored lengths, NOT for 'better' sound.

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