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post #8296 of 8821

Yes, mid-fi is an unfortunate term only coined because of the escalating prices of newer phones. 'Mid-price' is a far better term. The fact that phones like the HD600 and DT880 can be had for a quarter or even a sixth the price of your LCD-2s and HD800s does not mean they sound proportionately worse. A DT880 with the right amp is capable of reminding us all that for many years it was Beyer's flagship, and the fact that it can now be had for $200 on a good day does not mean it's a typical $200 headphones. I have the Pro version and on a good recording I'm frequently wowed by the realism of the sound. I daresay many HD600 owner could say the same thing.

 

We need to get rid of 'mid-fi'. From now on it's 'mid-price'.

post #8297 of 8821
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Originally Posted by pp312 View Post
 

Yes, mid-fi is an unfortunate term only coined because of the escalating prices of newer phones.

 

There's an even clumsier term - "mid-end." If that was the political spectrum, it would be a "Centrist Extremist."

post #8298 of 8821
Totally agree...mid price is a much more likeable term. I own both the DT-880 and the HD600. They are way above the quality their price suggests. How lucky we are...
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Originally Posted by Syan25 View Post

Totally agree...mid price is a much more likeable term. I own both the DT-880 and the HD600. They are way above the quality their price suggests. How lucky we are...

You keep saying DT-880 and I'm getting the purchase itch, but not sure if I should get them.

post #8300 of 8821
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Totally agree...mid price is a much more likeable term. I own both the DT-880 and the HD600. They are way above the quality their price suggests. How lucky we are...

You too, yes I ended up selling my other phones, and got some affordable IEMs, because I could not justify owning more than a couple headphones when all I listened to was the DT880s and my beloved HD600s.

 

Great pair to have, and in my short experience they sound great from each amp I try with them, they both sound fantastic on the Fournier HTA-2  and the M-stage.

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Originally Posted by allets View Post
 

You keep saying DT-880 and I'm getting the purchase itch, but not sure if I should get them.

If you are looking for another headphone, and or are interested then yest I think you would enjoy them. I know for myself the signatures are very different, the DT880s has better bass extension and tighter control as well as slightly more brightness in the top end. Where the HD600s have a bit more intimate mid range, a bit wider stage, but do not get confused both these headphones are great all across the spectrum. 

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Originally Posted by WhiskeyJacks View Post
 

If you are looking for another headphone, and or are interested then yest I think you would enjoy them. I know for myself the signatures are very different, the DT880s has better bass extension and tighter control as well as slightly more brightness in the top end. Where the HD600s have a bit more intimate mid range, a bit wider stage, but do not get confused both these headphones are great all across the spectrum. 

 

True - they make great partners and compliment each other wonderfully. I am so happy with the both of them. Both are great and quite different. All genres work happily with both. I do give the edge to the Beyers for acoustic instruments and classical and the HD600 the edge with electronic instruments but that is me...

post #8303 of 8821

Aaahhh... After 2 month away from my rig, It's such a joy listening to HD600. Just like 2 month away from wife and the spark when you see each other at the airport. Woot!

 

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

 

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one


Edited by diaBoliQu3 - 8/3/14 at 9:14pm
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Originally Posted by diaBoliQu3 View Post

Aaahhh... After 2 month away from my rig, It's such a joy listening to HD600. Just like 2 month away from wife and the spark when you see each other at the airport. Woot!

Imagine there's no countries

It isn't hard to do

Nothing to kill or die for

And no religion too

Imagine all the people

Living life in peace...

You may say I'm a dreamer

But I'm not the only one

I hope someday you'll join us

And the world will be as one

Epically put good sir, a sense a forlorn without one's soul mate
post #8305 of 8821
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Originally Posted by Syan25 View Post
 

 

True - they make great partners and compliment each other wonderfully. I am so happy with the both of them. Both are great and quite different. All genres work happily with both. I do give the edge to the Beyers for acoustic instruments and classical and the HD600 the edge with electronic instruments but that is me...

I'm loving the Q701. I've been listening to lots of electronic on it. It's a keeper! Some might find it strange how the Q701 is most likely to be my electronic cans, but the low-end is so neutral and tight with no boomy-ness and with a bit more bass than the HD600 so it works really well, especially with the more dynamic EDM from the 90s. HD600 works well with everything but I find it best with classical, orchestral scores and all kinds of well recorded rock... I fell in love with The Beatles on HD600! HD600 are also what I watch movies on... they're really great at that. I also always get blown away with acoustic drum sounds on the HD600. The Beyers will need a purpose as well and I'm not sure where it would go.


Edited by allets - 8/4/14 at 2:58am
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Originally Posted by ProtegeManiac View Post

 

There's an even clumsier term - "mid-end." If that was the political spectrum, it would be a "Centrist Extremist."

 

 

Surely "mid-end" would represent more the political rectum than the political spectrum.

 

:p

post #8307 of 8821

Wait, they're labelled 'mid-fi/mid-end' due to the escalating prices of newer phones, and that's also why they're cheap to purchase nowadays, because they're 'old'? Kind of like plasma in the video world then, unfortunately that met it's end. My 2008 Plasma eats todays 'high-end' TVs. :D 


Edited by allets - 8/4/14 at 3:35am
post #8308 of 8821
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Originally Posted by allets View Post
 

You keep saying DT-880 and I'm getting the purchase itch, but not sure if I should get them.

 

If you like detailed sound that doesn't sound overly bright they are great cans. I wouldn't get them if you are treble sensitive or prefer a more intimate warmer sound. These are great for hearing details you may have never heard before in some recordings. However when it comes to vocals I would imagine the HD600 lends more naturalness to the tone. My Alpha Dogs have sweet mids and they make female and male vocals sound absolutely real where the DT880 falls short. The DT880 is a genre master of rock and acoustic because of its speed and detail.

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Originally Posted by WhiskeyJacks View Post
 

If you are looking for another headphone, and or are interested then yest I think you would enjoy them. I know for myself the signatures are very different, the DT880s has better bass extension and tighter control as well as slightly more brightness in the top end. Where the HD600s have a bit more intimate mid range, a bit wider stage, but do not get confused both these headphones are great all across the spectrum. 

Having heard both of them I would agree with this. If you want the best of both worlds and are seeking isolation from external sound I would recommend the Alpha Dog if you can afford it. They really compromise very little head space / soundstage for sound that is airy, liquid midrange, earth shaking bass, and a well balanced presentation all around. Tyll from Innerfidelity already measured them are they are very similar to the LCD-2 with even more sub-bass and slightly more treble. 

 

I use my DT880 now mostly for gaming and sometimes listening to 80's electronic music which I think they do a superb job with Depeche Mode or Tears for Fears. The DT880 is great for 3D sound positioning when I use my hardware accelerated EAX.


Edited by wahsmoh - 8/4/14 at 7:18am
post #8309 of 8821
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Originally Posted by ProtegeManiac View Post
 
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Originally Posted by pp312 View Post
 

Yes, mid-fi is an unfortunate term only coined because of the escalating prices of newer phones.

 

There's an even clumsier term - "mid-end." If that was the political spectrum, it would be a "Centrist Extremist."

Personally I call them "Incredible".  I have a Vintage Fisher 500C which in itself has a wide soundstage & detailed transient sound; combined with the HD600 = "Incredible" sound.

I know a lot of people reading what I'm going to write next will totally disagree with me but, I prefer the HD600 to the HD800 & sold the latter. I owned the HD800 twice & will not be buying them again.  But I will never give up my HD600s, over my dead body !  :angry_face:

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Originally Posted by Old Groucho View Post
 

Personally I call them "Incredible".  I have a Vintage Fisher 500C which in itself has a wide soundstage & detailed transient sound; combined with the HD600 = "Incredible" sound.

I know a lot of people reading what I'm going to write next will totally disagree with me but, I prefer the HD600 to the HD800 & sold the latter. I owned the HD800 twice & will not be buying them again.  But I will never give up my HD600s, over my dead body !  :angry_face:

Well, I have not heard the HD800s, and to be honest I would never actually pay the amount for one, not because I do not believe there is reason too. I am sure there is to some people, but I heard what headphones like the HD600s can offer at a quarter of the price, and I just do not think the HD800 could be 4x as good as the HD600. Not to say the HD600s twice as good as the DT series but is price twice as much. I just think paying that much for a headphone when there is one that is so good for so much less seems kind of like a waste. Now to argue you against my point I do not know if I would feel this way after hearing the hd800. So this is just pure subjective and I think I understand where you may be coming from in terms of sound as well, I have heard the HD800s a brighter headphone that sounds different from the HD600 and maybe you just prefer the HD600s more even toned sound with that warmth. 

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