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post #91 of 105
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

 

Oh, daleb! I remember you from the meet. I never did get your opinion of the HD600.


I loved it! It was my favorite headphone at the meet. I might even like it more then the HD800s. Then again, I didn't get to try those with my own music and had to use songs I'm not familiar with at all, so that could cause a few judgement errors.


Edited by daleb - 6/13/13 at 12:03am
post #92 of 105
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Originally Posted by daleb View Post


I loved it! It was my favorite headphone at the meet. I might even like it more then the HD800s. Then again, I didn't get to try those with my own music and had to use songs I'm not familiar with at all, so that could cause a few judgement errors.

 

Nice! The HD800 was technically better, but I think I may prefer the HD600's sound sig too,

post #93 of 105

I prefer the DT880, it's just good at everything really.

post #94 of 105
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Originally Posted by tscan View Post

I prefer the DT880, it's just good at everything really.

 

I agree. Out of all the headphones I have listened to, I couldn't really find a better all rounder. The only headphones that I have listened to that I have even considered selling my DT880 for were the Stax O2 and the LCD-2 (which I want to purchase next). Saying this, I would even say the DT880 could be a better all rounder than the LCD-2 and I believe the DT880 would be an easier headphone to live with if it were someone's only headphone (comfort wise definitely). 

post #95 of 105

I moved to the 880 from an LCD-2 via HE-500. Mind you, it was a Rev1, and I think I'd like the Rev2 better, but ultimately with both orthos it was the weight and sheer bulk that beat me. The 880 gave me a sound slightly less resolving and dynamic, but at least as neutral and with much greater comfort, at a fraction of the price. A no-brainer really.

post #96 of 105

I just bought a LCD-2 rev 2.2 rosewood just then (will be a couple of weeks until I get it most likely) and have sold my DT880. Quite a jump in price, but as with everything in life really, cost v improvement is exponential. I have owned the DT880 for over 3 years now and am simply after something different. I could be perfectly happy with the DT880 forever, but if I have the cash, why not spend it biggrin.gif I think I will get the Vegan pads for the LCD-2 so it's a bit more comfortable (although I didn't find the LCD-2 with leather earpads uncomfortable). The great thing with the Dt880 for me, was that they don't really have to be paired with an expensive amp to sound great. To be honest, I barely noticed a difference between $200 amps and $1500 amps. Sure there were some slight sound signature differences, but I never heard an amp that made be go wow. Just pair them with a decent amplifier (tubes sound best imo) and you're set. The same thing applied for EQ adjustments. With the LCD-2 on the other hand, a powerful amp definitely makes a difference and I can hear big changes in sound with EQ adjustments. Strange, as I would have expected the DT880 to respond much better to EQ. 

post #97 of 105

I love my DT880/600, my only gripe with it is some rock music can sound shrill on it. I normally listen to ambient and electronica the most though, so that's not even really a concern. The HD600 is a tad more comfortable. It doesn't sound as lush and luxurious as the 880, IMO.

post #98 of 105
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Originally Posted by stang View Post

Strange, as I would have expected the DT880 to respond much better to EQ. 

 

Well, the 880 is essentially flat save for that 6.5khz peak, so once you've got that sorted there's not a lot to do. For that matter, apart from boosting the treble a little I'm not sure there's a lot to do with the LCD-2, is there?

post #99 of 105
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Well, the 880 is essentially flat save for that 6.5khz peak, so once you've got that sorted there's not a lot to do. For that matter, apart from boosting the treble a little I'm not sure there's a lot to do with the LCD-2, is there?

The LCD-2, bass-wise I left alone. I boosted the mids slightly (they sound amazing, and I just wanted some more of that biggrin.gif) and the highs I boosted a bit, but to be honest, even coming from DT880, the highs on the LCD-2 do not bother me and I am completely fine with them as-is. The DT880 I tend to boost the bass a bit and tame the highs very slightly and leave the mids (aftermarket cable made a world of difference to the mids). 

post #100 of 105

Aftermarket cable? On the 880?

post #101 of 105
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Aftermarket cable? On the 880?

Yeah, well a recable. Cost as much as the headphones did but I loved the DT880 and knew exactly I wanted improved on it and the recable did exactly that, so it was 100% worth it. I am just interested in a complete change of sound signature now, hence the LCD-2.

post #102 of 105
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Aftermarket cable? On the 880?

He recabled them. I'm tempted to do it but after the scare I got when I did it on the dt770s, I'm not touching the dt880s.
post #103 of 105
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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post

He recabled them. I'm tempted to do it but after the scare I got when I did it on the dt770s, I'm not touching the dt880s.

 

Interesting. Care to elaborate? 

post #104 of 105
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Originally Posted by Theogenes View Post

Interesting. Care to elaborate? 
I ruined a driver on the 770s I didn't realize the contact post on the driver was pretty much just glued on. When you hit it with the iron, it gets loose really fast and moves. Ended up snapping the driver wiring trying to get the post back in place. Ordered new drivers and tried again. pita. :/
post #105 of 105
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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post

I ruined a driver on the 770s I didn't realize the contact post on the driver was pretty much just glued on. When you hit it with the iron, it gets loose really fast and moves. Ended up snapping the driver wiring trying to get the post back in place. Ordered new drivers and tried again. pita. :/

 

Ah... that sucks man. Thanks for the reply!

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