Originally Posted by Uncle AL
Thanks Chris J
Even though I really enjoy my Q701s, I like variety, too, and have considered purchasing DT880s or DT990s. If you can share pros / cons on these, I would appreciate it...
Hmmmm......I thought the DT880 were a drier sounding headphone that generally worked best with a vacuum tube headphone amp. BTW, my DT880 were 600 Ohm.
When I purchased my DT880 I spent a fair amount of time comparing them to a pair of DT990, the 990s had a bit more bass and a bit more treble, I felt the '880s had a more natural presentation WRT to piano (for example) but I also thought I could very easily live with either the 880 or the 990. I went with natural.
Getting back to the AKG vs. Beyer:
In some ways the DT880 is actually a more neutral sounding headphone, but the Qs were just more fun to listen to.
I preferred the Q701 for Jazz and acoustic based material, but preferred the 880 more for Rock, for example, Aerosmith sounded better on the DT880, the guitars just had more presence and growl and raunch via the DT880, but I also preferred a solid state amp,driving the DT880 when I was listening to Rock.
I spend more time listening to Jazz than I do listening to Rock.
Complicated, ain't it?