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Beyer DT-880 vs Custom One Pro

post #1 of 18
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Hello, I'm looking to buy a headset and have narrowed my search down to the DT-880 250OHM Pro model or the Custom One Pro. Which of these would be best for gaming, music, movies and voip? Thanks in advance.

post #2 of 18
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Hello, I'm looking to buy a headset and have narrowed my search down to the DT-880 250-OHM Pro model or the Custom One Pro. Which of these would be best for gaming, music, movies and voip? Thanks in advance.

I'm fairly sure you would want to get the DT880s (with a decent headphone amplifier).

post #3 of 18

I have the DT 880s here with me now. I loved it because the sound signature is very detailed and neutral with slight brightness. I use it for all of what you do except VOIP. I'd take it over the Custom One Pro if I were you. But that's just me.

Really the DT 880s are regarded as a great mid-tier headphone and the time I spent on the forums here and elsewhere I have heard many things about this headphone, how legendary it is.

Still though, listen to both of them. Then from there you could accurately formulate your decision.

post #4 of 18
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Would the DT990 Pro be any better than the 880? 

post #5 of 18
That would be a difference in sound, not an improvement. More emphasis on the bass and treble really.
post #6 of 18
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Would the DT990 Pro be any better than the 880? 

I own the DT880 250 & 600 and the DT990 250 & 600.

 

I think more would prefer the DT880s to DT990s, as the DT880s have a more balanced sound, equally good for music & movies & gaming.

Where as the DT990s have a more "movie theater' like sound (full bass & treble), so great for action movies, but still can be used for music/movies/gaming.

post #7 of 18
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Alright, thanks. I think I'll go with the 880s. Any recommendations for a amp and microphone? Thanks
post #8 of 18
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Alright, thanks. I think I'll go with the 880s. Any recommendations for a amp and microphone? Thanks

As I'm assuming this is for a win PC.

B&H has a used Essence STX sound card for $130.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/801018523-USE/asus_xonaressencestx_xonar_essence_stx_pci.html

Not sure on the Mic

 

Or get the Creative Labs Sound Blaster Z (SB1500) sound card, $80

comes with a microphone

post #9 of 18
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I have Windows 8.1 which has lots of compatibility issues with sound cards right now. Any good usb dac/amp recommendations?

post #10 of 18
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I have Windows 8.1 which has lots of compatibility issues with sound cards right now. Any good usb dac/amp recommendations?

So far my Essence STX has been working well with Win 8.1

 

A USB DAC would bypass the motherboard's built in audio features.

But a $200 Schiit Magni/Modi DAC/amp should make any headphone sound nice.


Edited by PurpleAngel - 12/22/13 at 9:08pm
post #11 of 18

I have the COPs and the DT 990 600 Ohm. While I can't comment on the DT 880, if you are using it at home don't get a closed headphone. Open headphones are better, especially for gaming.

post #12 of 18

Dt880's if you have an amp

COP if you have no amp 

 

If you get and STX get the COP. 

 

880's need a decent amp to peform. 

post #13 of 18
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I have seen the AKG K702 and I really like them and they seem to have really great reviews. I'm thinking of getting them and pairing them with a Fiio E 10 for music and movies and a mixamp for gaming.
post #14 of 18

The K702 will be horrible for gaming/movies. It has no bass. But it does have a good soundstage. Still, you're not going to get that boomy feeling when grenades and explosions are happening around you. It's way too neutral for movies/games. 

post #15 of 18

There are bass mods for K702, but why bother getting a bass-light model if you need bass presence.

 

Maybe have a look at MA900. I've been getting curious about it because it's supposed to be really light and comfortable. Or maybe it's the 70mm driver :D. But it might be too forgiving for the games.


Edited by Claritas - 12/23/13 at 12:42am
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