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post #16 of 42
Hmmm.....dacportLX + HD600 (optional + aftermartket cable...tube amp like little dot mk3 )
U can hunt the resale market..be patient.wink.gif
post #17 of 42
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

Hmmm.....dacportLX + HD600 (optional + aftermartket cable...tube amp like little dot mk3 )
U can hunt the resale market..be patient.wink.gif

 

Used is definitely a good choice when it comes to source equipment. It's amazing how much you can save.

 

I scored a Little Dot II the other day on the for sale forum for $65 shipped. Pairs wonderfully with my 600ohm Beyers.

 

Very best,

post #18 of 42
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

Heya,

Based on what's available there and prices, I would look at primarily:

Beyer DT880 250ohm with the Ordnance .25 DAC/AMP.

Good for every genre and use and can travel any where with you.

Very best,

I'm worried about Beyerdynamic recessed 1k to 5k as I am really into nice mids & highs...
post #19 of 42
Thread Starter 
It really hurts me when I saw plently of used amp/dac going around here redface.gif as most does not ship to my country.. I went Singapore frequently but I'm from Brunei, a small country located at North of Borneo. There's hardly anyone using good headphones in Brunei & I can't find headphones there except some Beats, Skullcandy & Bose. Just recently the Apple Authorized Reseller bring in the Ultimate Ears & Klipsch. I can see those reseller making money with those UE4000.
post #20 of 42

At least your country is rich. And has oil.

 

The DT880 is quite neutral though, so the midrange will not get obscured by bass or treble. The Pro and Premium version are not that different from each other except the Pro clamps harder and has straight cable vs. the Pro's coiled cable, sound wise they're very identical.

post #21 of 42
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post

It really hurts me when I saw plently of used amp/dac going around here redface.gif as most does not ship to my country.. I went Singapore frequently but I'm from Brunei, a small country located at North of Borneo. There's hardly anyone using good headphones in Brunei & I can't find headphones there except some Beats, Skullcandy & Bose. Just recently the Apple Authorized Reseller bring in the Ultimate Ears & Klipsch. I can see those reseller making money with those UE4000.

voltage differences n the freight cost/risk  would weed out most of the amps...

but if u have OIL under your feet, who cares. blink.gif

post #22 of 42
Thread Starter 
It is full of oil underneath our feet but no use. It is not helping the growth of economy & technology. It is not growing not dropping either. It stays there that includes technology. The day Sony released the walkman Z-series, the local reseller return "Comming soon" until now. It haven't arrive, we are still using the very old walkman + we only have E-series. That is why, I purchase my audio gear overseas whenever I go. xD

Anywhere, back to subject. Which version of DT880 suits me better? biggrin.gif
post #23 of 42

Depends on your amping.

post #24 of 42
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post


I'm worried about Beyerdynamic recessed 1k to 5k as I am really into nice mids & highs...

 

Very over-stated. The DT880 is a world class headphone and sounds fantastic. You're not going to be missing anything.

 

The 250ohm would be the easiest to match to almost all amplifiers (both portable and home based).

 

Very best,

post #25 of 42
Thread Starter 
http://www.head-fi.org/products/beyerdynamic-dt-880-pro-250-ohm-semi-open-reference-headphone/reviews Brooko's review makes me worry some. "The mids are good, but do sit behind a bit" frown.gif

As for amp, iBasso D7 good enough? smily_headphones1.gif

Edit: Is it an good idea for me to go for DT880 600Ohm & pair it with iBasso P4?
Edited by BillsonChang007 - 12/29/12 at 2:04am
post #26 of 42
Thread Starter 
To make everyone's life easier, this is my point of view towards those headphone that I had audition few days ago http://www.head-fi.org/t/643080/my-experience-with-sennheiser-akg-sony-shure-audio-technica-ultimate-ears#post_8993677 smily_headphones1.gif
post #27 of 42
Thread Starter 
I had narrow down my choice:
Headphone:
DT-880 (600Ohm / 250Ohm)
SRH-1440

As for amp:
iBasso D7(for SRH-1440/ DT880 250Ohm)
iBasso P4(DT880 300Ohm)

Help appriciated smily_headphones1.gif
post #28 of 42

i would go for a LYR...its gonna wake up this 880/600ohms...and give it some warmth. 

( upgrade the cable later, when more OIL flows your way. :P )

post #29 of 42
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post

I had narrow down my choice:
Headphone:
DT-880 (600Ohm / 250Ohm)
SRH-1440
As for amp:
iBasso D7(for SRH-1440/ DT880 250Ohm)
iBasso P4(DT880 300Ohm)
Help appriciated smily_headphones1.gif

 

DT880 easily.

 

The SRH1440 is a nice neutral detailed headphone, but you're going to miss the low frequencies. The DT880 will give you everything without missing bass.

 

Very best,

post #30 of 42
Thread Starter 
Hmmm...looks like DT800 600Ohm version is a good way to go with it's not overpowered bass, smooth mids & clear highs. All looks good. So for amp. iBasso P7 any good?

Lastly, is the "grain" sound on the DT800 600Ohm noticeable? smily_headphones1.gif
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