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Suggestions for transplant drivers to put in my non-functional DT880 shell?

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When I purchased a DT880 around the time I joined this forum I purchased two of them; one to leave at work and one to leave at home.

 

After getting a work-from-home arrangement w/my company, I pretty much stopped listening to headphones as I could crank speakers; but recently returned to them.  I realized only recently however that the DT880 set I had at home got damaged from a leaky roof that took me years to find the source-of and finally and repair.  So now I have a DT880 set that looks near perfect (would want to change the earpads), but the drivers no longer work. 

 

I was going to send [or bring] them to the guy here on LI who repairs Beyers; maybe even upgrading to a 'T' driver if one can fit.  But, I wonder.... is there another non-Beyer driver you think might work well/great in the DT880's earcups?  I've even been toying with the idea of an ortho driver transplant; probably dyi.

 

Whatch'ya think? 

 

p.s.  as to my skill level, I've never take a pair of headphones apart let alone played with or changed their drivers, or made a ortho headphone but have seen some dyi threads about it.  But I've made plenty of custom speakers, some very successful.

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If you have not, I would spend a bunch of time trying to fix the ones you have. 

 

If they are truly hopeless - Which impedance? 

 

If you are looking for totally random stuff, Grado drivers fit in certain versions of the 600ohm Beyers. 

With an adapter ring (may require access to a lathe or hole-saws) anything is possible. 

 

Beyer will also sell you new drivers. 

 

Taking Beyers apart is fairly easy. DT880 require no unscrewing, just careful prying at the right point. 

post #3 of 4

the answer is obvious, SFI drivers! xD although you need to make them fit inside your dt880 without being loose since dt880 drivers are 45mm and the SFI has 38mm in diameter

 

other candidates, portapro/ksc75/ksc35. no need to remove the cover for these.

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I will be attempting to put a Fostex T50rp driver into a Beyer COP soon. However, this will require the manufacture of a new baffle. 

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