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post #46 of 56
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you can always consider another pair of grados if they did it for you. Or you can try recabling to save your current ones.

 

Check out the SRH750, DT770, SRH840. The shures are uncomfortable so I decided not to get them. 

post #47 of 56

I like the SRH 840. If I had money to drop on a pair of new headphones, they'd be my first pick. I don't know if tdockweiler is correct in saying that they're overpriced. I was under the impression that they sounded good enough to compete with models will beyond their price range. Well, anyway, I'm not in the headphone market just yet. I'm saving up to buy a Triple.Fi 10.

post #48 of 56

I just called Grado and they said they would fix everything for $35 and customer service picked up after one ring! I think I will still be buying a second pair however. Are the shures or beyers open/closed?

post #49 of 56

shures are closed while the Beyerdynamic DT770/DT770 Pros are closed....DT880 is semi open while DT990 are open lol

post #50 of 56
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shures are closed while the Beyerdynamic DT770/DT770 Pros are closed....DT880 is semi open while DT990 are open lol



I'd also want the 32ohm since i'm not amped right? I tried to stay away from headfi to keep money in my pockets but this seems like its not going to happen. haha

post #51 of 56

and throw in another wrench

http://www.amazon.com/beyerdynamic-990-Premium-250-Ohm/dp/B000F2BLTW/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1288658536&sr=8-5

 

why is the 990s cheaper than the 880s and the 770s ?

post #52 of 56
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I reviewed the DT880 unamped at 250 ohms very recently. If youd like look at that thread. I'm not a huge expert on headphones and what not but I think unamped they go around maybe 85-90% of their full potential. Amped does make a difference for these headphones. 

 

They are worth it though so my advice is to buy them (either the DT880 or the DT990) even without an amp. Don't go for the 32 ohm because they are known to have distortion or static sounding problems. A computer or ipod will drive them to reasonable (not extremely loud) volumes. Invest the extra $60 you saved from getting the 250 onto an amp later. 

 

The DT880 are technically "better" or at least higher end than the DT990s. The DT880s are much more balanced and handle more music better. However if your source is bad you can hear it really clearly (like shitty mp3 rips). The DT990 has more bass and treble and are not as balanced and do not play as much well as the DT880. However depending on your music choice they can suit people more than the DT880s. 

 

Good luck! Feel free to ask around for more advice.  I can answer questions also but I'm not a huge expert.  


Edited by hudamanium - 11/1/10 at 9:02pm
post #53 of 56

right after i posted i read the 770-880-990 post and it cleared it up for me (sound wise).. i'm still curious about the pricing discrepancy though at least on amazon.... shame on beyer for making way too many models and confusing the consumer.

post #54 of 56
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DT770 = Closed. Lots and lots of bass.

DT880 = Semi-open. Very balanced. Good soundstage. Probably lacks the bass for dubstep for hip hop.

DT880 = Open. Similar to the DT880 but more treble (some say too much) and more bass but less than the DT770. 

post #55 of 56
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DT770 = Closed. Lots and lots of bass.

DT880 = Semi-open. Very balanced. Good soundstage. Probably lacks the bass for dubstep for hip hop.

DT880 = Open. Similar to the DT880 but more treble (some say too much) and more bass but less than the DT770. 



 This is pretty well explained right here biggrin.gif

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