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post #2806 of 10503
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Originally Posted by littlexsparkee View Post

To me, the 880s are more mellow while the T1 reveal more detail and sound clearer (they still need burn in). I have been listening to the 880 more because I don't have to worry about how I handle them plus I like the darker sound.


Your amp also has a large effect on the T1. It will spit out exactly what its fed. Very transparent, but doesn't complain like the HD800 does. I've come to find that once you know a headphone passionately, they have their own personalities lol. The T1 is always happy, and only mildly complains. The HE-6 is only happy when he's not hungry. The Grados are happy when you treat them with "funky and nostalgic" items. The LCD-2 is only happy when you let it flex its "bass bone". Lol it's all true!


Edited by brunk - 6/29/12 at 3:06pm
post #2807 of 10503

I really like my amp right now; it's a 2-week old Bellari HA540 amp with a Tungsol 12AX7 tube. It's got 2 headphone jacks and inputs for high and low gain. It powers my headphones easily and sounds lyrical. It was a great deal for $250.5266804884_0e3b9d2220_b.jpg

post #2808 of 10503

Nifty little tube amp you have there. That's a perfect gateway into tube addiction evil_smiley.gif May I humbly suggest a NOS Mullard cool.gif The Beyer T1 sings better with a gain lower than that Tungsol.

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Originally Posted by littlexsparkee View Post

I really like my amp right now; it's a 2-week old Bellari HA540 amp with a Tungsol 12AX7 tube. It's got 2 headphone jacks and inputs for high and low gain. It powers my headphones easily and sounds lyrical. It was a great deal for $250.5266804884_0e3b9d2220_b.jpg


Edited by brunk - 6/29/12 at 3:27pm
post #2809 of 10503

I've yet to hear a NOS tube so I still need to be convinced... I believe that there are some NOS tubes at my grandparents' place that I discovered last summer, a couple Telefunken and some others, will have to dig through that thoroughly ;D

post #2810 of 10503
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Originally Posted by littlexsparkee View Post

I've yet to hear a NOS tube so I still need to be convinced... I believe that there are some NOS tubes at my grandparents' place that I discovered last summer, a couple Telefunken and some others, will have to dig through that thoroughly ;D

 

may i ask why you decided to go with a Bellari amp (relatively unknown) when there are a lot of other choices in the price range? also, what other amps in the price range have you tried to know that the Bellari is indeed "lyrical"

post #2811 of 10503

Bellari is a division of Rolls electronics, I've had a Rolls amp before and found it quite good (mind you, it was only $40 and not comparable). Many of the amps I was looking at were more expensive and I didn't want to assemble anything or have it shipped out from China.

 

I haven't tried any other amps in the price range except for my Audioengine D1 (which isn't a dedicated amp), but I had only to hear this amp (and not comparisons) to find it lyrical... 

post #2812 of 10503

interesting thanks!

post #2813 of 10503
I'm very surprise that you find the dt880 dark. Witch version do you own? I had the 600 ohm version in the pass and I don't remind them being darker than my T1. rolleyes.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by littlexsparkee View Post

To me, the 880s are more mellow while the T1 reveal more detail and sound clearer (they still need burn in). I have been listening to the 880 more because I don't have to worry about how I handle them plus I like the darker sound.
post #2814 of 10503
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Originally Posted by littlexsparkee View Post

Bellari is a division of Rolls electronics, I've had a Rolls amp before and found it quite good (mind you, it was only $40 and not comparable). Many of the amps I was looking at were more expensive and I didn't want to assemble anything or have it shipped out from China.

 

I haven't tried any other amps in the price range except for my Audioengine D1 (which isn't a dedicated amp), but I had only to hear this amp (and not comparisons) to find it lyrical... 

 

I also had a Bellari amp before.  The VP130, it's a phono stage and headphone amp in one.  It worked really well with my Grado SR80i, the only headphone I had at the time.  I've since sold the Bellari but it would have been nice to see how it paired with my other headphones I have now.

post #2815 of 10503
Thread Starter 

Yo,

 

I am as well. The DT880.. dark? I think not! If anything the T1 is darker as it has a lot more bass. The DT880 is a lot brighter and has a more recessed midrange in comparison.

 

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Originally Posted by Twinster View Post

I'm very surprise that you find the dt880 dark. Witch version do you own? I had the 600 ohm version in the pass and I don't remind them being darker than my T1. rolleyes.gif
post #2816 of 10503
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post


Your amp also has a large effect on the T1. It will spit out exactly what its fed. Very transparent, but doesn't complain like the HD800 does. I've come to find that once you know a headphone passionately, they have their own personalities lol. The T1 is always happy, and only mildly complains. The HE-6 is only happy when he's not hungry. The Grados are happy when you treat them with "funky and nostalgic" items. The LCD-2 is only happy when you let it flex its "bass bone". Lol it's all true!

+1

post #2817 of 10503
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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

+1


@Dubstep Girl

 

I bought several flagship headphones all at one time. I spent much of my spare time for the next 6 months with them across 2x as many amps (V200 & 2-board B22 among them) as I had flagship headphones. I also had STX, DAC 25.3, Oppo 95, Burson 160D, Emotiva XDA, and an Onkyo 5009 receiver as DACs. I threw out the Fiio...

 

Wow was that a crazy 6 months to choose one headphone! I think Amazon officially despises me now (hello, Ebay)... I chose wisely...the T1.eek.gifL3000.gif

Now I've decided that I have had my share of Single-ended love and looking for some balanced action!

 

I have now finished comparing a Yulong D18 and Oppo 95 (I don't "do" $1k standalone DACs) extensively and find the Oppo more neutral, but oh my...the tasty textured midrange and bass from the Yulong is fun indeed! While still grabbing all the details and highs! Now, I already know what I like with amps (simple, neutral and ballsy!), I ran the gamut with those. Sadly, I only find tubes 100% enjoyable in my 2CH system (never rode the Woo wagon yet...). I am anxiously awaiting the Schiit Mjolnir! Will my story stop here, or it will it continue on forever? I just want a break for a while...biggrin.gif


Edited by brunk - 6/29/12 at 9:09pm
post #2818 of 10503

Sorry, wrong term: I meant that the DT880 has a recessed midrange, that describes it perfectly. I don't feel that detail is necessarily lost, because I can listen on a low volume and feel that most of the detail is audible, but it definitely takes the harshness off of rock and other genres (versus the AD900 which is very straightforward, unaltered sound).

post #2819 of 10503

I thought the midrange on the 880s was recessed, as well. That's one of the main reasons why I went with the T1s. 

post #2820 of 10503

I don't know; am I the only one that finds that sound pleasant? I listen to a lot of ambient music (Brian Eno, Harold Budd, Loscil and the like) and the 880 takes the edge off the treble, making it more relaxed-sounding.

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