Originally Posted by HamilcarBarca
Unless the 250-Ohm DT 880 is a significantly greater load than the T70, it absolutely doesn't require external amplification with even a reasonable PC sound card.
While an adequate volume can still be achieve despite not receiving external amplication, the 250 ohm Beyers definitely need it to be driven properly.
Amplification does a lot more than simply boosting the volume that a headphone plays at, it also plays a significant role in the amount of control that the driver has when reproducing sound, which leads to it having better/worse sound quality. This is why amping is recommended for the 250 ohm versions, and why the DT770 pro 80 improve so much with amplification as well.
Originally Posted by Tonmeister
I don't know if it was a fake, but I just bought a pair used on eBay from a good seller who prefers the DT880 for drumming. They are slightly smaller and have shallower bass and fewer highs than the DT770 Pro I bought from Guitar Center 5 years ago. Both are 80 ohm They are either from a different year, different factory, or for a different market, but they caused me to do a search for DT770 Pro fakes, which led me to this site. I can't say they are fakes for sure but they are perceptibly different. They are a great knock-off if they are fake, but they are clearly different. I know may not help but I had to share it.
The DT770 and the DT880 are enormously different headphones, and the differences you describe (with the exception of them being slightly smaller) are basically what I'd expect. I'm sure that you are using a real pair.
Originally Posted by bachatum
does anyone know if the box packaging has changed in the past couple of years for the dt-770 Pro 80ohm? I noticed for the most part, retail photos and unboxing videos to have a box in all white with an up close picture of the left earcup on the front of the box. However, I have seen a couple of listings that show a box that is white with green and it has a picture of the entire earphones (both earcups and headband) on the front of the box as opposed to the white box that previously described. Anyone know anything about the packaging?
Here is the most common box I see online and through unboxing videos:
Here is the odd box I have seen in a couple of ebay listings:... fakes?
Any input is appreciated. Thanks.
edit: (note sorry for the URL but I can't insert images not sure why..)
I got my pair in 2007 and they came in the box with the green featuring a picture of the entire headphone on it, and they are definitely real.
Edited by cyberidd - 1/8/13 at 12:13am