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Confused by versions of the beyerdynamic dt880

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i'm looking to buy a pair dt880's, but there seems to be different versions?

i'm familiar with:

2003 pro version with the flat grills on the outside of the cups

2005 premium version that comes with a leather carrying case (headband known to disintegrate into sticky mess)

2011(?) version that comes in a sealed gray box with the new leather snap-on headband cover

 

just wondering if there are any audible differences between the 2005 and 2011/new version as i have auditioned the 2005 versions and am set on buying a pair.

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Originally Posted by poodytang View Post

i'm looking to buy a pair dt880's, but there seems to be different versions?

i'm familiar with:

2003 pro version with the flat grills on the outside of the cups

2005 premium version that comes with a leather carrying case (headband known to disintegrate into sticky mess)

2011(?) version that comes in a sealed gray box with the new leather snap-on headband cover

 

just wondering if there are any audible differences between the 2005 and 2011/new version as i have auditioned the 2005 versions and am set on buying a pair.

Beyerdynamic DT880

Pro 250-Ohm,

Premium 32-Ohm, Premium 250-Ohm, Premium 600-Ohm

 

They all need a decent headphone amplifier to sound their best.

What source(s) are you plugging headphones into?

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Having owned/heard them all, except the 32 ohm version, my ranking, from most to least favorite, goes as follows Pro 250-ohm (aka DT880/2003), Premium 600-ohm, Premium 250-ohm.  

 

Even after having owned the prestigious T1, my all-time favorite is still the Pro 250-ohm.  The Premium 250-ohm was one of the most disappointing set of headphones I've ever owned.

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If ChineseKiwi was still here, he'd be in this thread saying how awesome the 600 ohm version is.

Get the latest 250 or 600 ohm premium versions. I never understood the love with the Pro models but that's just my view.
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check this out, all credit goes to zombiex

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/513393/guide-sonic-differences-between-dt770-dt990-models-more

 

i dont think beyer changed their model since 2005
 

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Originally Posted by pataburd View Post
 

Having owned/heard them all, except the 32 ohm version, my ranking, from most to least favorite, goes as follows Pro 250-ohm (aka DT880/2003), Premium 600-ohm, Premium 250-ohm.  

 

Even after having owned the prestigious T1, my all-time favorite is still the Pro 250-ohm.  The Premium 250-ohm was one of the most disappointing set of headphones I've ever owned.

Sorry to resurrect this thread, but I am currently in the market for a version of the DT880's and I am curious to why you prefer the Pro model to both the premium models. And also what disappointed you about the Premium 250 Ohm version? Any input would be appreciated!

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