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post #106 of 1671
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post




As Zombie stated on his first post, the DT880/32 sounds a lot like the DT880/600 but with less refinement. I myself owned the DT880/32 and thought they were amazing. Though they can be driven without an amp, they too benefit quite a bit from amping. Though with a decent source, they will be driven quite loudly.


 

I can confirm that. I have Mad Lust Envy's old DT880, and an amp will help quite a bit with dynamics, or else they do sound a bit lifeless.

 

post #107 of 1671
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It's not they have the same sound quality, but rather have a very similar tone to them. Also the bit about the DT880 being bright if not driven properly is nonsense. Sure I'm a beyer fan-boy, but even if driven properly they will still remain bright.

 

The DT880/32 can be driven by a ZUNE, but not nearly as well as it would with proper amplification. Amping them will allow them to play louder without distortion and will help the driver to perform properly. I find that the DT880/32Ohm is very current hungry, so an amp that has a high current output will power them nicely. My X-CanV8P drove them perfectly fine, and even the Little-Dot MK1+ when set to high current mode can do a respectable job with them.

 

 

Originally Posted by tuanhung303 View Post

sorry but I want to ask about the dt880s 32 Ohm. I want to use them alone with my zune (without amp). Will they achieve the sound quality of the dt880 600 Ohm or just louder with amp?. I searched from here a lot and got many differ oppinions about them. "drive an headphone" means making it achieve its full potential SQ but not loudness right?.

 

Also, I am considering the dt770 32 Ohm since some dt880s users claim that the 880s is very bright if you don't drive them well.

 

I am just a student, so my budget is quite small, and still happy with my sr225. My main music genre is metal .

post #108 of 1671

thanks for the reply but can you compare the brightness of dt880s and grado sr225. Because my friend said they are even brighter than grados

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Originally Posted by Zombie_X View Post

It's not they have the same sound quality, but rather have a very similar tone to them. Also the bit about the DT880 being bright if not driven properly is nonsense. Sure I'm a beyer fan-boy, but even if driven properly they will still remain bright.

post #109 of 1671

having tried the  Grado HF2 and the DT990/600, the Grados are much brighter. The DT990/600 still suffers from piecing treble,~11k though.

post #110 of 1671
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Originally Posted by tuanhung303 View Post

sorry but I want to ask about the dt880s 32 Ohm. I want to use them alone with my zune (without amp). Will they achieve the sound quality of the dt880 600 Ohm or just louder with amp?. I searched from here a lot and got many differ oppinions about them. "drive an headphone" means making it achieve its full potential SQ but not loudness right?.

 

Also, I am considering the dt770 32 Ohm since some dt880s users claim that the 880s is very bright if you don't drive them well.

 

I am just a student, so my budget is quite small, and still happy with my sr225. My main music genre is metal .


 

It should be really nice sounding and fine.

People here will try to deny it but Beyer made the 32 ohm version for mass consumer audio equipment.

They probably can improve with a amp but they really should be great with a mp3 player.

You already have a considered good headphone so just make sure you really want to spend the money or just wait awhile.

Maybe amazon.com try it allow enough burn in and return it if not happy.


Edited by mibutenma - 10/28/10 at 4:41pm
post #111 of 1671
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Originally Posted by azncookiecutter View Post




 

I can confirm that. I have Mad Lust Envy's old DT880, and an amp will help quite a bit with dynamics, or else they do sound a bit lifeless.

 


How are they treating you?  Thanks for the trade. I love my K701. I actually still prefer the DT880/32's sound, but the K701 does better sound positioning with Dolby Headphone which is my #1 priority sound-wise.

post #112 of 1671

Haven't seen much headtime. Loud roommates made me spring for DT770s, they see most usage right now.

post #113 of 1671

Great post!!!

post #114 of 1671

Thanks for this excellent info thread Zombie_X!

 

I currently have a pair of DT880/600s, which I got as a cheaper alternative to the T1.  While I love their overall tonality, I tend to find that they are somewhat lacking in attack speed / sharpness when compared to the T1, HD800, or K701.  This smoother sound can sometimes be a good thing, but often I find myself wanting a little more sharpness to the attack, particularly when listening to songs laden with acoustic guitar.

 

How do the DT990/600s compare to the DT880/600s in terms of attack characteristics?

post #115 of 1671
Thread Starter 

I would say that they are very close between the two. The DT990 may have just a little bit more speed. The attacks do sound "sharper" as the DT990 has a little bit more treble, so each note and such will have more of an edge to them.

 

Now to some the T1 can sound slow. I think people make this assumption because they have more mids and don't sound as crisp as the DT770/DT880/DT990. I find this to be true, but they are quite fast, far faster than any of those three. The midrange can sometimes cloud the speed of this headphone in my experience, but only on some midrange heavy music or music that has more midrange EQ'ed in.
 

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Originally Posted by Sophonax View Post

Thanks for this excellent info thread Zombie_X!

 

I currently have a pair of DT880/600s, which I got as a cheaper alternative to the T1.  While I love their overall tonality, I tend to find that they are somewhat lacking in attack speed / sharpness when compared to the T1, HD800, or K701.  This smoother sound can sometimes be a good thing, but often I find myself wanting a little more sharpness to the attack, particularly when listening to songs laden with acoustic guitar.

 

How do the DT990/600s compare to the DT880/600s in terms of attack characteristics?

post #116 of 1671

Thanks for the info!  Sounds like the DT990 might not be what I'm looking for then.  I've been trying to find HD800/T1-like sound without paying HD800/T1-like prices.  Unfortunately I haven't been successful so far...

post #117 of 1671
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Originally Posted by Sophonax View Post

Thanks for the info!  Sounds like the DT990 might not be what I'm looking for then.  I've been trying to find HD800/T1-like sound without paying HD800/T1-like prices.  Unfortunately I haven't been successful so far...


There's a reason they cost far more than the others or we'd all be buying the cheaper alternatives wink.gif

post #118 of 1671

Yeah, I know...I'd even be happy with something that gave 90% of the HD800/T1 if it only cost about $300.  Of course, a percentage measure is entirely subjective, so we're kind of back to square one then...

 

Short answer is that it probably doesn't exist

post #119 of 1671

Great post, I'm looking forward to part 3!

post #120 of 1671
Thread Starter 

Sorry that part 3 has been delayed, I've just forgot about it..

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