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bought akg k550, not enough bass, considering beyerdynamic dt 880

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well, i bought the akg k550 headphones and there doesn't seem to be enough bass. i was asking for a non-colored sound and a nice balance between lows mids and highs and not overly bassy. i didn't say i wanted NO bass. i'm in the 300 dollar and under range. now i am considering the beyerdynamic dt 880 headphones. anybody have experience with these cans? they will be eventually used with a schiit asgard 2 amp. i noticed the 250 ohm ones are $300 and the 600 ohm ones are $350. what is the difference between these models and is it worth the extra 50 bucks to get the 600 ohm ones? will these beyerdynamics have more bass than the akg ones?

post #2 of 10

The DT880s do have more bass then the K550s.

The DT880 600-Ohm are a minor improvement over the DT880 250-Ohm.

The DT990 600-Ohm has more bass/treble.

Suggest you check out used DT880/DT990.

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now i am looking at sennheiser hd 595. anyone have experience with these?

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never mind about the sennheisers. i have settled on the beyerdynamics dt 990 pro 250. i hope these are the cans for me!

post #5 of 10
AKG K545 would be my suggestion. Similar to K550 but more bass, a bit warmer sound, and slightly smaller size with iPhone and android cables.
post #6 of 10

DT990s will have more bass than the 880s, but are known to have somewhat piercing highs that many (including myself) are sensitive to, making them somewhat painful for tracks that emphasizes lots of treble.  The DT880 600 ohm have nice bass, but are not overly powerful either (I would rate the bass on them as a 5 out of 10, with HD650's being a 6, and Denon D2000's being around a 7.5-8).

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was thinking the dt 880, but now that the akg k545 has come into the picture, i would like to know more about them. would you say the akg k545 have more bass than the dt 880? also it says something about it comes with two cords with inline remotes and microphones. i've heard of inline volume control, but not remotes or microphones. does one of the cords that it comes with just a plain cord? thanks, john

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how would the akg k545 rate out of ten for bass do you think?

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Sorry, can't say I've ever heard the K545.  Hopefully someone here has and can give you their opinion.

post #10 of 10
The K545 has a good bump in bass as compared to the K550 but it is not a bass head headphone. I did a direct comparison to the Denon HP700 yesterday and the HP700 had more bass presence (actually the HP700 might be another good choice for you). I find the K545 allows me more bass than the K550 while retaining much of the 550's sonic signature. If interested read the K545 thread and my review in the Headgear section.
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