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You can't have a theater like experience without some serious bass emphasis. The 880s have great bass, but theater-esque it is not.
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especially the 250ohm Pro's.

 

There's another 880 Pro?

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You can't have a theater like experience without some serious bass emphasis. The 880s have great bass, but theater-esque it is not.

indeed. My poor 880s didn't have enough bass for me yesterday so I had to listen on my Xb 700s. So the dt 880 bass is nice but... it's not KA BOOM thunderous 

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especially the 250ohm Pro's.

 

The Pro's only come in 250 ohm.

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Originally Posted by Supertoaster View Post

especially the 250ohm Pro's.

 

There's another 880 Pro?

 

I think a long time ago there were some 600 ohm Pros but they were rare. Its pretty safe to say all of the 880 Pros are 250 ohm so I'm not sure what he means.

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The Pro's only come in 250 ohm.

i thought you meant the DT770 Pro

 

It comes in 250ohm and 80ohm

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I just got the DT990/600. Am I missing something as in the beginning of the thread people are talking about the thunderous impactful bass. I am not getting any of that. It is tight and controlled. My vocals and mids are much more forward. Is it my amps D1+ or E9. 

Also if I have a crap recording these tell me right away to the point it  was a little unsettling. 

My CALs and Pros eat it for bass all day but it is closed with tons of hours on it.

 

Do we have a case of different revisions of the 600 out there?

 

Wondering if I need to look into a warmer amp/dac?

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How new are they? My 880s were quite bass-light for the first 10 hours or so but then the bass filled in nicely. I was talking to another head-fi'er yesterday who picked up new 990s and was disappointed with the bass but then came back several hours later and said they were sounding completely different and he was very happy with them.

 

Its true that the Beyers can be quite inconsistent from one headphone to the next but I've never heard of a particularly bass-light 990. When you say 'Pros' are you referring to 770s? If so, your 990s should have a bit more bass than the 770s but will probably have a bit less bass impact since they're open-back.

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I just got the DT990/600. Am I missing something as in the beginning of the thread people are talking about the thunderous impactful bass. I am not getting any of that. It is tight and controlled. My vocals and mids are much more forward. Is it my amps D1+ or E9. 

Also if I have a crap recording these tell me right away to the point it  was a little unsettling. 

My CALs and Pros eat it for bass all day but it is closed with tons of hours on it.

 

Do we have a case of different revisions of the 600 out there?

 

Wondering if I need to look into a warmer amp/dac?

The 990's have more subbass then midbass, that might be why.

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The 990's have more subbass then midbass, that might be why.

 

Actually, I've heard the opposite, which matches up with the measurements:

 

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How new are they? My 880s were quite bass-light for the first 10 hours or so but then the bass filled in nicely. I was talking to another head-fi'er yesterday who picked up new 990s and was disappointed with the bass but then came back several hours later and said they were sounding completely different and he was very happy with them.

 

Its true that the Beyers can be quite inconsistent from one headphone to the next but I've never heard of a particularly bass-light 990. When you say 'Pros' are you referring to 770s? If so, your 990s should have a bit more bass than the 770s but will probably have a bit less bass impact since they're open-back.

They are new right out of the box. They may need some burn in. (Don't hit me, non believers.) I am burn in agnostic I don't know if it works or not. I also believe in magic fairies. beyersmile.png

 

Sorry I meant the 990pros. I see how that sentence was horribly constructed now. They have that wonderful home theatre style bass. 

 

I have been playing around with my Maverick D1+ and E9 and I am using the tube preout now and it sounds better. With my CALs it sounded awful. I can sense some smoothing of the sound happening which is just better, not perfect but better. 

 

Just after I wrote that post I put on the Island remix by Madeon and boom mid bass suddenly appeared. After that I tried another track that has a sub-bass drone. It could hear it. Not as clearly as other headphones but it was there. 

 

Could be new toy disappointment but I am not disappointed at all it's just different then what I was expecting. The comfort for my odd head was worth it alone. 

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Yeah give it some more time. I'm quite skeptical of burn-in as well since I've never experienced the "200", "400", "800 hour" type burn-in some people talk about but I have definitely experienced burn-in during a brand new headphone's initial hours. My DT 880 Pros have had the longest burn-in I've experienced but it still only took less than 20 hours to get to a consistent sound. The bass is the only thing that changed and it did change pretty substantially. Really sub-bass-heavy tracks like James Blake's 'Limit To Your Love' sounded sucked-out but now they are nice and full and accurate.

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Yeah give it some more time. I'm quite skeptical of burn-in as well since I've never experienced the "200", "400", "800 hour" type burn-in some people talk about but I have definitely experienced burn-in during a brand new headphone's initial hours. My DT 880 Pros have had the longest burn-in I've experienced but it still only took less than 20 hours to get to a consistent sound. The bass is the only thing that changed and it did change pretty substantially. Really sub-bass-heavy tracks like James Blake's 'Limit To Your Love' sounded sucked-out but now they are nice and full and accurate.

Yah I am going to do that for sure. 

 

Don't know why I didn't think of trying that track. As of right now the bass sounds flat and boring. I am going to give it more time. 

 

Thanks Devhen

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Hey,

 

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Yah I am going to do that for sure. 

Don't know why I didn't think of trying that track. As of right now the bass sounds flat and boring. I am going to give it more time. 

Thanks Devhen

Well, in terms of open headphones, there's not many that match the level of bass the 990s have. You absolutely can't go from closed headphones to open ones, expecting similar bass impact. You already own the 990 Pros, so you already have what I feel is the strongest bass on open cans that don't sound like crap.

The 990/600 has the least amount of bass impact out of all the 990s, that's for sure. You would be better off with the 250ohm Premiums if you want the bass, bit less clamp than the Pros. The 250ohm drivers are the most bassy.
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