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    The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread

    I am now going by ear. I am going one step at a time from the original parameters that I used from the Internet. So far, I have the following, a 4.1 db boost at 31 Hz, a 2.2 db boost at 62 Hz, a 3.1 db boost at 4000 Hz, and a 4 db deemphasis at 8000 Hz. I am thinking that I do not need the boost...
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    The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread

    I am right now using Amarra Luxe. I decided to give their EQ functionality a try. i looked up the DT880, and found EQ settings for the headphones. So I implemented those changes. I am now listening to the mid frequencies that I did not know was there, at least comparatively speaking. I do think...
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    The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread

    I do not understand why some describe the treble the way they do, using exaggerated terms, like "spikes in the ear". I am very sensitive to the very high frequencies. The treble is boosted a bit, but by not that much, maybe a few decibles. My sensitive ears have no problems with it in several...
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    The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread

    Interesting! I was thinking of stepping up to the T1 one of these days, but now I think maybe not.
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    Pure Music player

    I have searched for this topic, but the most up to date one is three years old. I want to know if anyone is finding this software buggy. I have found it very problematic. For instance, when I select " Hog mode", there is allot of distortion. Even when I disable it, I then still will get the...
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    Modifying Headphones ?

    I understand. Those DT 480 headphones sound like they were a type of knockoff, where the best care was not placed in its development and fabrication, unnecessarily falling short of its potential. However, it had something going for it if you were able to turn it into fine sounding headphones...
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    Apogee Duet for the Mac and iPad

    I have recently purchased this for my DAC/Amp, It will be doing second duty for my recording of music that I will play on a synthesizer. This is one nice audio device! I found something out. Using the headphone outs, there was a small bump in the higher frequencies. I suspect this is for mixing...
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    Modifying Headphones ?

    What a soliloquy! :) I agree with what you have said here. If the phones turn out to be deficient in some manner, even with regards to your listening taste, save up for ones that will work better for you. There is no free lunch with user modifications. The only modification that makes sense is...
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    Blown speaker?

    Hello all! I have DT880 Premium 600 ohm headphones. I have it connected to an "Apogee Duet for the Mac and iPad". I was playing around with EQ settings using the GlissEQ dynamic parametric EQ plugin to my Audirvana+ player. I accidentally moved the EQ curve way up. Music blasted through the...
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    The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread

    Is there an audible difference between the 250-ohm and 600-ohm DT880s? Some say yes and others say no. Either way, the 600 version does sound very good to me with my Duet.
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    O2 AMP + ODAC

    Crack sounds like it would be a pleasurable experience. :wink:
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    The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread

    Apogee Duet 2. Seems to be a good DAC/amp.
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    The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread

    The Duet is a class 2 USB device. So for this and how it reclocks the signal, jitter is significantly reduced. Also, according to an engineer friend of mine, it probably significantly upsamples as part of its reconstruction filter for more effective filtering of the signal. He thinks it probably...
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    The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread

    I am not saying the sibilance is not there. But it is more manageable to my ears. It no longer sounds like distortion to me. (I wish I could explain this better)
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    The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread

    I have been listening to the Beyers plugged into a Duet. This is sounding very good. My previous amp, an O2, sounded thin and a bit sibilant. This is not the case with the Duet. So maybe a change of amp is in order? Bob
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    Audio DiffMaker and audio players

    I just used Audacity and Sunflower to record directly from each audio player and then compared the results. I am using ALAC audio files. I am trying to determine if the difference is due to a type of software jitter, where there are periods of alignment, or small actual differences with one of...
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    The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread

    I just looked up the price on those phones. I almost choked on my cigar! :D
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    O2 AMP + ODAC

    I find iTunes integration to be very buggy with all the premium players that I have tried. ITunes simply does not cooperate well with external software.
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    O2 AMP + ODAC

    That is my biggest gripe, how 'inexpensive" parts are being used. Bob
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    O2 AMP + ODAC

    **Fanboy Alert ** John is one heck of a guy who is outrageously committed to his customers too. There was a time I thought the problems I was having related somehow to the other product of his, the C5D. Boy, was I wrong. My apologies to John on that one. I am very interested in how these DIY...
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    Apogee Duet 2

      I did noticed a difference when adding Schiit Asgard 2 to my chain...   Is the Schiit Asgard a warmer amp? A good pairing for the Apogee?
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    Help understanding synergy and the damping factor

    I have compared two amps with the 250-ohm Beyerdynamic DT880s, an ODAC/O2 and the Apogee Duet 2. I am getting results that are apparently not supported by objective measurements. I am finding the O2 to be a little bright and even what some people call 'thin' for my taste. The Duet does not have...
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    New DAC, very different soundstage!?

      You make a good point that there may be no intended depth with particular recordings. When listening to some recordings, I notice an unnatural placements of instruments on the soundstage with some of the same results that you have mentioned here. I thought it may have been poor mastering with...
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    O2 AMP + ODAC

    Has anyone noticed the highs are a bit emphasized on many jazz and rock albums. At first I thought it was the O2, but since the O2 has a flat frequency response, I am thinking it is the recordings. This particularly shows up with guitar work. Bob
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    New DAC, very different soundstage!?

      Yes, there is a volume controlled headphone amp part.   Bob Graham
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