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post #46 of 61

I have just checked with your dark knight song. DT990 has got stronger sub bass "DEFINITELY". At least mine

post #47 of 61

I use this song as a sub-bass tester:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hvimqVbpPE

 

Every time the "clock"-instrument plays it also deliver a 25-35 hz bass tone. 

post #48 of 61
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Originally Posted by Velocity View Post
Every time the "clock"-instrument plays it also deliver a 25-35 hz bass tone. 


It is 36.7 Hz (D1).

 

post #49 of 61

DT-880-600 / 702 .

 

DT-880-600 more proeminent treble , wich give an impression of superior clarity /transparency  , but like K702 never sounded harsh on my setup , and it's not there that K702 is a bit warmer IMO . A slight roll off for K702 on extrem highs but , peraphs it's the typical bump on beyers that make me think that .

 

Mediums , DT-880-600 mids are fuller than DT-990 but , a bit recessed in comparison to K702  which is more bodied here and for me it's on the mids that K702 have a slight touch of warmness , i really feel that on vocals etc . 

 

Bass , similars , both have dry , detailled bass , and about the same in inpact , but in quantity DT-880 have more , some instruments feel more bodied and grounded than K702 wich have an airier prensentation (DT-880 is airier too but a bit less) .

 

Soudstage , DT-880 in width. is not far away from K702 , K702 is very left / right oriented , deepth is ok , but DT-880 a bit more , and more envolving the head . Instrument separation is clearer on K702 , imaging i liked both .

 

Technicaly / Details , it's about the same peraphs an slight edge with DT-880 .

 

 

 

Was a very hard choice for me .

 

But now with T1 , DT-880- K702 are useless can't go back .

 

You take DT-880 treble , a bit less proeminent , more smooth but even better in details / clarity . 

 

Mids a touch of warm like K702 but even more bodied and fuller , really nice one . 

 

Bass everything improved , and a bit more impact .

 

Soudstage , peraphs realy close to K702 in width and better in the others ways ...

 

A more detailled cans , even more transprency / clarity , a really good balance , and a superb soundstage , peraphs a bit less neutral than DT-880 , but the best can i ever had at this time .

 

Would like to elaborate this more , but my english is not sufficient enough biggrin.gif

 

 

post #50 of 61
Thread Starter 

 

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Originally Posted by dragoonv View Post

I think your DT990 is not performing at its true potential


 

Or perhaps my Q701s are over-performing.  I swear on that dark knight song thet sound pretty similar.  What the heck?!

 

Would you say yours don't resemble the headroom graph?


Edited by chicolom - 1/27/12 at 7:23pm
post #51 of 61
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by HaVoC-28 View Post


It's Called T1 biggrin.gif , and thanks for this comparison , great stuff :) 


 

LOL, no kidding!

 

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post #52 of 61

Great pics!  Those headphones are quite photogenic.biggrin.gif


Edited by Digital-Pride - 1/28/12 at 8:17am
post #53 of 61

dont always believe headroom frequency response graph....

post #54 of 61

Just wanted to say "Nice Review"!

I'm glad I got a pair of DT880 instead of the DT990s, I wanted something somewhat different than the Q701 sound, i.e. a little less treble.

Thanks.

post #55 of 61

I ordered the Q701 couple days ago. Can't wait!!!

 

I need shorter cables, can someone tell me if these cables will work for the Q701? Thank you!

 

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10244&cs_id=1024403&p_id=4768&seq=1&format=2

post #56 of 61


 

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Originally Posted by openwheelracing View Post

I ordered the Q701 couple days ago. Can't wait!!!

 

I need shorter cables, can someone tell me if these cables will work for the Q701? Thank you!

 

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10244&cs_id=1024403&p_id=4768&seq=1&format=2



No , you need Mini XLR  .

post #57 of 61

Thanks, I didn't realize the headphone uses mini-xlr.

 

 

post #58 of 61

Hi, when you say Gaming (with Dolby Headphone), what does it mean?

Is Dolby Headphone a software on the PC or..... sorry for the newbie question.

I mean, I can hook up my ps3 to my dac and headphone out, but I don't think that makes it to Dolby surround.

I know turtle beach has some gaming DSS thing... not sure if they are the same as what you are talking about.

post #59 of 61
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Originally Posted by cglin222 View Post

Hi, when you say Gaming (with Dolby Headphone), what does it mean?

Is Dolby Headphone a software on the PC or..... sorry for the newbie question.

I mean, I can hook up my ps3 to my dac and headphone out, but I don't think that makes it to Dolby surround.

I know turtle beach has some gaming DSS thing... not sure if they are the same as what you are talking about.


http://www.dolby.com/us/en/consumer/technology/home-theater/dolby-headphone.html

 

It is a virtual surround sound DSP specifically designed for use with headphones.  Devices have to license the tech from Dolby and will say "Dolby Headphone" or have the logo on the device somewhere.  Some PC soundcards have it.  For console gaming, the Turtle Beach DSS 1 (although not the DSS 2 from what I've heard), the Astro Mixamp, and Tritton AX720 are three such devices.

 

post #60 of 61

chicolom, have you by any chance compared the Q701 to the K550. I am currently in possession of the K550, but I feel like something is missing. 

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