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PSA for Beyer lovers and wannabe lovers. B&H Photo here in NY has the two TOTL Beyers for great prices:

2005 DT990's for only $179 plus shipping. These are the new one's folks. I ordered these myself after I crosschecked the manufacturer ID numbers on Beyerdynamic's website. I waited to get them before posting just to make sure. I can now confirm that mfr #481807 are the new ones because they just arrived today and I am looking at them (burning in) as I type.

B&H charges shipping on these (plus local tax for NYCer's) as these dropship directly from Beyerdynamic, so my total was just over two bills. I can't understand why other vendors are charging twice as much for these *shrug*.

Also, the 2003 DT880's just dropped in price to only $179 with FREE shipping. These are the older version from just prior to the recent revamp. But that's still a great price for a nice headphone.

Interestingly they are also starting to take orders for the 2005 DT880 for $279 - considerably more than the new DT990's *shrug again*.
 
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2005 DT990's for only $179 plus shipping. These are the new one's folks. I ordered these myself after I crosschecked the manufacturer ID numbers on Beyerdynamic's website. I can confirm that mfr #481807 are the new ones because they just arrived today and I am looking at them (burning in) as I type.




Just ordered! I was really wanting to try them but kept convincing myself not to, mostly due to price. Thanks for the tip! I hope this will be a nice candidate to recable balanced along with my W5000. If they sound as good as the 05 880 or better, I will be a very happy camper.

BTW how long did it take for them to arrive? I take it they were "special order" when you ordered them as well.
 
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Ordered them as soon as I saw your thread....



I can't resist something like this...
 
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They're on ebay right now for mid $100s--$155 as I recall. Seller has 'em in original boxes and has a lot of 15. Don't know if they're the newest, but check it out
 
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They're on ebay right now for mid $100s--$155 as I recall. Seller has 'em in original boxes and has a lot of 15. Don't know if they're the newest, but check it out



what you've seen is probably the Pre-2005/2006 version dt990....

which is an older version of current dt990.


If not, please share the link with us
 
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Holy hide your wallet Batman!!


Very, very tempting...however just today I set my DT-770 woody/recable journey into action.
 
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not sure here, are you talking about what year models ?

It seems to me that the 2005 DT880 is at $179, right ? the site at BH does not seem to specify the year. I can tell from the pic that it is not the 2006 model, but pics are not always updated.
 
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not sure here, are you talking about what year models ?

It seems to me that the 2005 DT880 is at $179, right ? the site at BH does not seem to specify the year. I can tell from the pic that it is not the 2006 model, but pics are not always updated.



on the BH site, they seem to carry both Pre-2005/2006 DT880 AND 2005/2006 DT880...
 
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they must have things mixed up !
teh 2005 less expensive than the 2006 (880) ?
or am I just losing it !?
 
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they must have things mixed up !
teh 2005 less expensive than the 2006 (880) ?
or am I just losing it !?



There is no 2006. The new model is 2005
 
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Did you receive the 32 or 250 ohm model?

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PSA for Beyer lovers and wannabe lovers. B&H Photo here in NY has the two TOTL Beyers for great prices:

2005 DT990's for only $179 plus shipping. These are the new one's folks. I ordered these myself after I crosschecked the manufacturer ID numbers on Beyerdynamic's website. I can confirm that mfr #481807 are the new ones because they just arrived today and I am looking at them (burning in) as I type.




Happy Listening!
 
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now, I might be crazy but may be not entirely !

from headphones.com (and I remember threads about it):

beyerdynamic DT 880
Re-designed for '06! The best there is for a lively, open-sounding listen...Maybe the best there is, period.
 
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yeah well headroom sometimes makes mistakes too...

besides, Headroom put their new 2005 dt990 and titled is as dt990 Pro version....which is also wrong
 
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certainly they do mistakes too !

and on the other hand at the beyerdynamic site there is only mention of the "2005 edition", which based upon the picture is the most recent model.
Oh well.
 
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besides, Headroom put their new 2005 dt990 and titled is as dt990 Pro version....which is also wrong



I'm sooooo confused. The picture on B&H seems to be of a Pro, yes?
What's the difference between the DT990 Pro and the new DT990 (not-Pro)? Is one superior to the other? Or are they comparable but different?

Are there reasons to prefer the 880?
 
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