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post #1066 of 1659
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Originally Posted by zeinharis View Post

 

I'm guessing you love the treble on your DT880 right?, anyway we should move to the DT880 thread before people in here start throwing their things at us biggrin.gif

Tell me about it, but I love ALL of the Dt 880. It's not a bass head can and it should not be

 

I hit it up with some Nu Jazz and MAN that was some MAGIC! Excited to get the dt 990s for some mid bass Magic! 

 

Although coming from SUPER dark MEGA warm Xb 700's the Dt 880s r wonderful! ALthough I wish they where forgiving xD 320 kbs mp3s sound kinda bleh lol, only lossless tracks capture that magic... everything elese get's the DETAIL hammer lol 
 

and hey this is the DT 770 880 990 thread! We can rave about ONE of them for a little <3

post #1067 of 1659
Honestly think you should go with a Premim DT990 than the 880. If you love the 880 sound and want a bit more bass, the premium is it. The DT990 Pro is a bit too woolly in the bass, IMHO.
post #1068 of 1659
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Honestly think you should go with a Premim DT990 than the 880. If you love the 880 sound and want a bit more bass, the premium is it. The DT990 Pro is a bit too woolly in the bass, IMHO.

"Wooly" what do you mean,

 

and I want the DT 990s for FUN EDM, my issue with the Pro 880 is that I don't have enough power I think... my JDS Labs cMoy BB 2.03 2x9V is rendering the bass a little choppy [went to youtube found a 1080p to confirm] and it's not HUGELY noticable but it is a pain, So I'm going to attempt to sell my Nintendo DS Lites as well as both my Pokemon SS and Plat to get the cash I need for JDS Labs c421 Black Edition Headphone Amplifier 8620 I hope it will help, but it's been said to be increadibly transient, not to mention I like my cMoy with my Xb 700s.

post #1069 of 1659

I tried out the DT990 32ohm model and my impressions are that they just aren't refined enough in the bass area.  They actually sound a bit muddy.  There seems to be more than enough mid-bass but the sub-bass is nearly non-existant.  Also, the soundstage feels... compressed.  They don't feel as open as I was expecting. 


Compared to my HE400s, I would say the DT990s may retrieve a little more detail (debatable) but other than that the HE400s clearly out perform them in every other area, well, except for weight and comfort.  The DT990s are more comfortable and of course weigh a lot less than the HE400s.  

 

Overall, the DT990s are competent but just can't hold a candle to the HE400s.

post #1070 of 1659
Basically what I've been saying. Other than midbass presence, the HE400 smokes basically everything Ive heard, including the DT990s.

And yes, I've been giving the 990/32 more time, and while they are nearly identical to the 600ohm, the bass isn't as controlled (which is actually what I want, as the 600ohm is TOO controlled, making it less present), and the soundstage is definitely smaller, which is the most noticeable difference. The 600ohm is quite airy and open sounding, while the 990/32 sounds a little more semi-open than fully open. Still, the 990/32 is just awesome for minimal amping requirements, and gets you what the 990/600 gives you, though just not as refined, which is what I've been saying this entire time.

If you think the bass is uncontrolled, avoid the 990 Pros, which are even more bloated than the 990/32.

Still you're comparing the 990 to the HE400. You're paying almost double for the HE400. It BETTER be a marked improvement.

That being said, I feel the 990 does well enough at the $200 range that I don't need to spend $400 just to be a little happier overall.

I may return these used 990/32s and go for the 250ohm. I feel like I'm gonna cave eventually and get me a small desktop amp (E09K probably), which will suit the DT990/250.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 10/11/12 at 4:58am
post #1071 of 1659
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Originally Posted by draven5494 View Post

I tried out the DT990 32ohm model and my impressions are that they just aren't refined enough in the bass area.  They actually sound a bit muddy.  There seems to be more than enough mid-bass but the sub-bass is nearly non-existant.  Also, the soundstage feels... compressed.  They don't feel as open as I was expecting. 


Compared to my HE400s, I would say the DT990s may retrieve a little more detail (debatable) but other than that the HE400s clearly out perform them in every other area, well, except for weight and comfort.  The DT990s are more comfortable and of course weigh a lot less than the HE400s.  

 

Overall, the DT990s are competent but just can't hold a candle to the HE400s.

 

Well and the HE400 sells for the twice the price. Obviously price =/= quality but it gives you basic expectations relative to other options. The HE400 are also planar magnetic. I would never have expected the 990 to match the ability of the HE400 TBH and especially not in the bass. From what I've read you'd probably be hard pressed to find any mid-fi dynamic headphones with bass quality and extension comparable to the hifiman/audeze planars.

post #1072 of 1659
Seriously, the HE400 is a whopper of a headphone. I don't think any of these mid-fi Beyers come close. Sold mine to settle for less, but I do miss them.
post #1073 of 1659
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Originally Posted by devhen View Post

 

Well and the HE400 sells for the twice the price. Obviously price =/= quality but it gives you basic expectations relative to other options. The HE400 are also planar magnetic. I would never have expected the 990 to match the ability of the HE400 TBH and especially not in the bass. From what I've read you'd probably be hard pressed to find any mid-fi dynamic headphones with bass quality and extension comparable to the hifiman/audeze planars.

Actually, the DT990/32 is right at $340 on Amazon.  The HE400 is $400.  So, they are in a similar price range.  

post #1074 of 1659
That's a bloated price on the 990s. It was less than $250 for the longest time. They are not comparable, especially considering the DT990 is dynamic, 7 years older, and probably soon to be discontinued for the T90, the way the 770 was discontinued for the T70.

I bought my 'Like New' DT990/32 for $195 on Amazon warehouse. They certainly are like new. Looks opened and returned. They still smell new.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 10/11/12 at 5:31am
post #1075 of 1659

Yeah the 32 ohm version is a little less common and a little harder to find deals on but the rest of the 990s can be had for around $200. Its been like that for a while now. For ex:

 

http://www.markertek.com/Audio-Equipment/Headphones-Accessories/Beyerdynamic/459-038.xhtml

post #1076 of 1659
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

That's a bloated price on the 990s. It was less than $250 for the longest time. They are not comparable, especially considering the DT990 is dynamic, 7 years older, and probably soon to be discontinued for the T90, the way the 770 was discontinued for the T70.
I bought my 'Like New' DT990/32 for $195 on Amazon warehouse. They certainly are like new. Looks opened and returned. They still smell new.

Oh, I completely agree.  The whole DT880/990 range is overpriced on Amazon right now.

post #1077 of 1659
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Originally Posted by draven5494 View Post

Oh, I completely agree.  The whole DT880/990 range is overpriced on Amazon right now.


yar 240 for 880 on amazon but only 170 for 990s on B&H

post #1078 of 1659

Hello people,

 

    I'm looking forward to purchase my first open Headphone and I was thinking on buying a DT880. I auditioned the DT880, DT990 (both 250 ohms models) and the HD600/650, and prefered the DT880 over the others. I didn't liked the DT990 nor the HD650 too much, I think they (at least the HD650) was too dark for me, I loved both the DT880 and the HD600, but I prefered the DT880 for my range of musics. What I didn't like so much is that I thought the sound of the DT880 a bit tiring I think, but not the HD600, but still I loved it's highs and lows. (The vocal and the guitars on the HD600 kept me thinking over it for a long time if it wasn't the best choice...)

 

    I have some questions:

 

    1) Would the 600 ohms version of the DT880 would be less tiring and "more well rounded"(sorry, don't realy know how to explain)?

    2) Would this be reasonable prices for this headphones:

 

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=1350750659&sr=8-1

http://www.amazon.fr/Beyer-Casque-Circumaural-Semi-ouvert-Dynamique/dp/B000F2BLTM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1350750659&sr=8-2

http://www.magma.fr/index.php?module=boutique&act=details&pid=1017985

 

    3) I read rumors about a possible T80, a tesla redesigned DT880, would it be interesting to wait to see what comes or would it be ok to go for a DT880 now?



Edit:

Correcting typos

 

    I would be using it with a xonar STX for now and in a possible near-but-not-so-near future with a Schiit Asgard or similar. My range of music varies from Barroque, Classical, Jazz(american & brasilian), Rock, Metal, J-music and some others, if this helps.

 

Thanks in Advance


Edited by jhelsas - 10/21/12 at 8:02am
post #1079 of 1659
The dt880 600 ohm are superb and I never tire listening to them. They are great for a wide genre of music.

The HD600 have really break taking wow moments. I thought they excellent with jazz and classical.
post #1080 of 1659
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Originally Posted by jhelsas View Post

Hello people,

 

    I'm looking forward to purchase my first open Headphone and I was thinking on buying a DT880. I auditioned the DT880, DT990 (both 250 ohms models) and the HD600/650, and prefered the DT880 over the others. I didn't liked the DT990 nor the HD650 too much, I think they (at least the HD650) was too dark for me, I loved both the DT880 and the HD600, but I prefered the DT880 for my range of musics. What I didn't like so much is that I thought the sound of the DT880 a bit tiring I think, but not the HD600, but still I loved it's highs and lows. (The vocal and the guitars on the HD600 kept me thinking over it for a long time it it wasn't the best choice...)

 

    I have some questions:

 

    1) Would the 600 ohms version of the DT880 would be less tiring and "more well rounded"(sorry, don't realy know how to explain)?

    2) Would this be reasonable prices for this headphones:

 

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=1350750659&sr=8-1

http://www.amazon.fr/Beyer-Casque-Circumaural-Semi-ouvert-Dynamique/dp/B000F2BLTM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1350750659&sr=8-2

http://www.magma.fr/index.php?module=boutique&act=details&pid=1017985

 

    3) I read rumors about a possible T80, a tesla redesigned DT880, would it be interesting to wait to see what comes or would it be ok to go for a DT880 now?

 

  I would be using it with a xonar STX for now and in a possible near-but-not-so-near future with a Schiit Asgard or similar. My range of music varies from Barroque, Classical, Jazz(american & brasilian), Rock, Metal, J-music and some others, if this helps.

The first listing is for the DT880 600-Ohm, the second and third listing are for the 250-Ohm versions.

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