Originally Posted by cel4145
You probably wouldn't use it, then. I like having an inexpensive set of portables. I don't like the idea of carrying something more expensive on trips and to the gym and such.
And that's the differeance, is right nor portable means for me "during and or at class" I do hear you on the trips part, though
Originally Posted by pookeyhead
Exactly. I've used headphones before that seem to have more bass, but they inject bass into everything. I@m actually very happy with the 880s in this regard. An example is listening to "The Longships" by Enya from the album Watermark. The deep sub bass just makes it's presence felt in a subtle way that delights and surprises you rather than overpowering everything else.
Second movement of Saint Saens Symphony in 3 is the same... the deep bass from the organ just teases you with it's presence. It's there, it's clearly defined, but this is definitely a case of less is more.
Some dance music does seem bass light with the 880s, but that's only in comparison to my awful Sony MDR-V700... which don't have any sub bass at all, and just deliver an unsophisticated lump of bass peaking around 100Hz... and that's it.
I never wanted a bassy headphone... I wanted a headphone that can deliver deep bass, when required.
I think the 880s do that with aplomb.
I may well get another pair opf phones next month, specifically for DJing and mixing however... probably a pair of Allen & Heath XD2-53s or Shure SRH750s.
It's all subjective, but I love the way the deeper bass is well behaved with the 880s... it's there when it's meant to be there.
I'm glad you like them, I have 2 mind sets, there are times when I want to enjoy the music as a whole, I reach for my dt 880 which has nice sub bass, these include songs that feature deep bass along with sweet mids and often lovely vocals
then there are times when I just want the CRASH of drums and the SLAM of bass... [like most of my EDM] then I reach for the HE 400,
ideally I really should get an HE 4 which combines the HE 400 bass with the DT 880 Mids and Treble... it's just that the HE 4 requires a hell of a lot of power to drive
as in my 6w 50ohm nfb 10ES2 might not be powerful enough -.-