1. big-ears

    Your top 5 please - circumaural. open sound. imaging. comfort. easy to drive. $300 tops. for jazz at home

    Hi Folks,   First ever post for me. Woohoo    I'm looking for some recommendations please. I don't have anywhere good local I can try on so it's a bit of a gamble. I've been using Sennheiser HD25 for decades with a Sony CD walkman and wanted something more open to use at home. I now have...
  2. cableman5

    Upgrade Help Needed

    Hi everyone,   I have been a member for a long time, but never posted before (the community is so helpful that I always found everything without having to ask questions). I chose my first decent pair of headphones after spending months researching here. I ended up getting the Audio-Technica...
  3. Rurouni

    Need a comparison between the DT880 32ohm and HD598

    Have been narrowing down my next set of cans into the two above. While I know the DT880 are more usually compared to the HD600, just wondering if someone who has tried both cans before can provide a quick summary. My priorities are: - Easy to drive as I may choose to use them with an iPhone...
  4. track28

    wich headphoens are better for music with a lot of bass

    i want to buy a new heaphoens and i allready found some good ones  i hear music with a lot of bass, like dubstep and pop and thinks like that    those are the headphoens    beyerdynamic DT880 Premium 32 OHM   AKG K267 tiesto sireis    or V-MODA M100   thank for the help  
  5. Fungus

    adding resistor adpator = higher impedance?

    Say if I added a resistor adpator to a pair of DT880 32O ohm to make it 80ohms, would it sound identical to the 80ohm version which has the impedance in the drivers?    I'm really confused?   If this is true, then why doesn't everybody just buy the lower impedance version headphone so they...
  6. PoorBastard

    Choosing an external sound card for good headphones (HD 600-650, DT 880-990, etc.)

    Hello, I'm new to the forum, so I'm sorry if I'm posting into the wrong forum section or something..   I'm planning to buy new headphones soon, thinking about Sennheiser HD 600/650, Beyerdynamic DT 880/990 or something in this category.   I only have a laptop (with USB and HDMI), so I have...
  7. I

    soldering advice - DT880 repair

    decided to replace the 3.5mm jack on a stock dt880 cable.   cut the cable.   stranded enamel wire. why the hell do they use enamel wire?   How do i tin a solder this stuff??
  8. BagelMonster

    Will my Xonar DGX be able to drive 250ohm headphones?

    Hey guys, I currently have an Asus Xonar DGX sound card on my desktop PC. I'm thinking of getting the Beyerdynamic DT880s, but I've heard that the 250ohm version sounds much better than the 32 ohm version when amped. Will my sound card be able to handle the 250ohm version or should I just go for...
  9. DR650SE

    Wanting to upgrade from Bose IE2. Suggestions?

    OK so my current portable rig is in my signature. 5.5G iMod. 128GB SD card in a Couple adapter. Fiio E17 amp, and I use it to drive Beyerdynamic DT880 250Ohm cans. I love this setup. I also use it more on the go with my Bose IE2 ear buds. I hate spending so much time with my DT880s, and moving...
  10. ForShure

    Tube amp questions

    Hello all, for the past few months I've been interested in diving into the world of tube amps. For Christmas I'm asking for a LittleDot MKII tube amp. I plan on using it with my 50ohm Sennheiser HD595s. From my research I understand that normally tube amps are used with higher impedance...
  11. kcorj2244

    Amp recommendation for DT 880 250Ohm

    So I need some recommendations for a DT 880 Pro 250ohm. I'm thinking about getting the Magni and a Xonar DGX to drive the headphones I'm getting. Would this work? What would be the most cost effective solution to drive my headphones?
  12. fotoralf

    The headphone that's built like a Denon HP-500 and sounds like a Beyer DT880?

    I'm still deeply unhappy with my Denon HP-500. Six months later, it still sounds like the audio equivalent of a cold draught. Worse, all my music sounds as if it had been recorded in a totally dry room with all microphones stuffed deep into the individual instruments. It's been gathering dust...
  13. TheChosen0ne

    If I get Schiit Asgard 2 and Uber Bifrost for my HD600/Beyer DT 880 250 ohm would I ever need to upgrade dac/amp?

    Right now I have the fiio E17+E9 and thinking about upgrading to Schiit Asgard 2 and Uber Bifrost for my HD600 and Beyer DT 880 250 ohm headphones.  Is the jump from E17+E9 to Schiit Asgard 2 and Uber Bifrost huge and very noticeable in sound quality?  Would I need to upgrade again?  Is it worth...
  14. Gnawbert

    DT-880 (32ohm) just lost 75% volume in right ear.

    Hi All, Long time lurker, first time poster. I bought a pair of Beyerdynamic DT-880's (32ohm) last October as they fit most of my needs. They're my first real entry into the world of high end audio, and I've absolutely loved them. I use them with my Macbook, my iPad, my iPhone, and they've been...
  15. Trunks159

    DT880/250 vs Fidelio X1 vs ATH AD900X

    I'm stuck between these two. Why pick X1: •Bigger ss (soundstage) •More bass •Look better •Efficient Why Pick DT880 •Replaceable Parts •Cheaper Why Pick ATH AD900X •I think the pads are replaceable •Efficient •Cheapest If I get the dt880, I'll get the magni amp. Anyway, I don't care about...
  16. Grey Owl

    DT880 or HP100 or HE-300

    Hi, I'm looking to upgrade from my Sennheiser HD-280 Pro to one of those aforementioned headphone. But I don't know which one is the best choice under 250$. So I need your help. Which one of them do you think has better sub-bass & bass quality (with decent quantity), better mids & highs...
  17. felipego88

    newbie, DIYer with a few questions. dt880 pro

    Hello Head-fi, I joined a few weeks ago and I have been reading a lot from your forums. I want to get into the headphone making and modding world, any advice? I am about to start my first project, probably something with the Koss KSC75's... I'll keep you updated...   I am also a proud owner...
  18. bl3nd

    Amp and Dac for DT880's 250 Premium

    Hello, just made an account to post this. So, nice to meet you all? Couple of months ago i've been surfing head-fi looking for decent cans and i ended up buying DT880 (Premium 250ohm) and i am using it with a fiio e11 with my laptop and nexus 4. I am happy with the sound im getting even though...
  19. mink42

    New cans, Senn HD600, DT990 vs Dt880

    Hi Guys,   So i'm in the market for some new headphones.   Just to give a quick rundown of my previous experience; my first pair of decent headphones were some AD900's. Loved them but found they were lacking on the bass front. This lead to me purchasing some Hifiman He-400's a while ago...
  20. jam3s121

    dt880's or something audio technica for gaming?

    I am looking for a closed gaming headphone, something that is comfortable with minimal adjustment needed for at least 2-4 hours. I have ATH AD700's and V-Moda M-100's using a titanium HD sound card. I am planning on purchasing a dac/amp soon though and ditching the sound card, most likely...
  21. jdelrio22

    Changing PC350 SE for either Beyerdynamic DT880 vs DT 990 vs Sennheiser HD 598

    Looking for input on changing my PC350 SE headset for either of these 3 headphones:   Beyerdynamic DT880 Beyerdynamic DT 990 Sennheiser HD 598   I do have a soundcard that can output at 600 ohm but I don't know if that will be such a large improvement in the Beyerdynamic headphones...
  22. dhaze579

    Beyer DT 880 vs AKG Q701 vs ATH-AD900X vs Grado 225i

    So, I'm looking to buy another step up from my DT990s, and so far there are these four in question, all around the same price range. I loved the sound of the DT990s, but the mids were perhaps a bit recessed and the treble slightly bright. I listen mainly to electro, but acoustic here and there...
  23. nominal level

    Need a louder amp for my DT880's?

    Hey first time poster here. So I am running DT880 250 ohm out of a presonus HP4 amp at the moment for the purpose of not pissing of the girlfriend when mixing music at night in my home studio. Problem is this is premastered music so it hasn't being brought up to the level we listen back at...
  24. charlie875578

    Beyer DT 880, 990

    I always see these brought up for great all arounders. This always intrigues me because their price is pretty cheap ("cheap"). But I never buy them because they look to "industrial" to me. The 990's look like the ear cups are big aluminum vents; like something people in a factory would wear...
  25. xkonfuzed

    Need help with my DT880's.

    About two weeks ago i got my DT880's (250 ohms) and i absolutely love them. I am currently using my phone, which is a samsung galaxy s2, connected to an E11 amp. I heard that the S2 has a wolfson dac (which is supposed to sound great) but the the problem is that my phone is running out of space...