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post #61 of 68

Is the 02 capable of driving the 600ohm DT880?

post #62 of 68

Yes. It was one of the design goals of the amplifier to be able to drive that headphone, as the one that requires the most voltage (other than the HE-6, electrostatics, and some exotic/vintage models).

post #63 of 68

Hey there. Im a headphone noob, usually use monitors but cant for a while.. Im thinking of getting the 600 ohms, but I use a Presonus Audiobox with my computer. Its rated at 30mW @ 60ohm.  will this be sufficient to run these bad boys? Im assuming not =( Will the 250 ohms even run well with my soundcard?

post #64 of 68

Thanks a lot stv014, ur answer was really helpful. I wasn't aware of different efficiency at a same impedance but it makes sense that even if my K702 sounds really good, they are unefficient. I wonder though if we can really trust most company when they say the amp in their soundcard or portable device and so on.. handles up to 600ohm or if it's often just marketing ******** because 600 looks so extreme, if only I could find a place to test the unit before buying it but these headphone are impossible to find other than on Internet, at least in Canada :/

post #65 of 68

I just wanna add that I am a very happy 250ohm DT880 owner

the main reason for not getting the 600ohm version was simply i didnt want to 'loose' half my audio equipment due to it not being powerful enough to drive them adequetly

Also, the 250 cans are said to be great for reference so the thought of 600's having a 'boosted low and high end' didn't appeal - for me the more neutral the better 

I love the sound of these cans dearly - they do have a characteristic sound. I sometimes feel if they were slightly less warm in the low mids they would be perfect [for me!] but then I think this would make them a bit too neutral, so maybe they are perfect as they are?!

Whether this idea was right or wrong, who can say :) but they make me smile and I have had some serious 'audiophilic' moments with them!

 

these guys say it better than I have!

http://www.head-fi.org/products/beyerdynamic-dt-880-pro-250-ohm-semi-open-reference-headphone


Edited by jon parker - 5/9/14 at 2:52pm
post #66 of 68

Holy thread resurection! I'll just add that I finaly sold my K702 for about 200-220$ then I bought the DT880 Premium in 250ohm version and I am more than very pleased with them. They're even better globaly than my K702 though I prefered the wider soundstage of AKG but that's about it. You can read my whole review at the link below. Else I'll quickly add that I use it on my (Cowon S9) mp3 player with a (Fiio E12) amp and on my computer I plug it directly in my (Soundblaster Zxr) soundcard and it's extremly good in Battlefield 4 for sound quality and virtual surround.


http://secure1.ncix.com/products/productreviewdetail.php?id=204402

post #67 of 68

"Oh yea and it's the PREMIUM version on NCIX by the way, not the inferior PRO version."

 

And who, pray tell, told you that the Pro was inferior? It is of course the same phone.

 

Otherwise, very nice review, though the font could be a touch larger for my aging eyes. And, oh yes, I'm very pleased to hear that you have 'a ton of hairs'. :p

post #68 of 68
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Originally Posted by pp312 View Post

 

And who, pray tell, told you that the Pro was inferior? It is of course the same phone.

Otherwise, very nice review, though the font could be a touch larger for my aging eyes. And, oh yes, I'm very pleased to hear that you have 'a ton of hairs'. :p

Ya I know they share the same drivers and there isn't much difference but it still not exactly the same as you can read HERE.

1- Coiled cable.

2- More head clamp
3- Different esthetic

 

Oh as for the small font, you can simply hold CTRL then press + :)

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