need help for upgrade from k271..what to chose??
Jan 24, 2008 at 4:16 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 12

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wow it has been such a long time since I have post something here
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ohh don't get me wrong I read alot more then I post here. Anyways since I haven't bought any new headphones lately (besides koss portapro), 3 knights ago I decided to upgrade my home set. At the moment I am using akg k271 with zu mobious cable, headfive amp and sony sacd player. I also use my grado sr60 with this set as well as my er-4p's with "s" cable. I also swich my source to Ipod or my laptop once in a while. I don't think I am loyal to specific sound singnature since I like all my headphones. I was considering senn's hd-650 (until I saw the price) then I looked at akg's k701 (since I love my k271) and I heard about beyer's dt-880. I don't want higher models from grado since I had sr-225 before. and I am not planing to buy a new amp or source.

so my main choices are k701 and dt880. I know there are lots of threads out there about these two but my main question is which one of these would fit better with my amp???

I listen all kinds of music..and my buget is around $250. Please let me know if any of you guys have any of these headphones with headfive..and give me some ideas.

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Jan 24, 2008 at 5:18 AM Post #3 of 12

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do you think headfive would give them enough juice to run them??
 
Jan 24, 2008 at 5:24 AM Post #5 of 12

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I will get the 250 ohm version..do you have any dt880 or k701?
 
Jan 24, 2008 at 5:51 AM Post #6 of 12

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Pico is driving DT880 250Ohm with ease, I don't even use high gain. Not familiar with Head5 though. They are harder to drive than K271S but really not by much.
 
Jan 24, 2008 at 5:53 AM Post #7 of 12

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which one is harder to drive k701 or dt880-250 ohm version??
 
Jan 24, 2008 at 9:11 PM Post #8 of 12

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anymore ideas please????
 
Jan 24, 2008 at 9:45 PM Post #9 of 12

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I've had both headphones with the headfive at one point. As far as volume goes, the dt880'250 is a lot harder to drive than the k701. As far as sound quality goes, both have their minor differences, yet they are both very good headphones.
 
Jan 24, 2008 at 11:14 PM Post #10 of 12

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I am leaning towards k701 anyways...I know that around here people complaint about the lack of bass but same thing goes for the k271 and after burn in k271 was fantastic...and since I had k271 I am okay with k701...the only thing is dt880 is 50 dollars less then 701...but I can spend that extra to get what I want
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I am leaning towards k701 anyways...I know that around here people complaint about the lack of bass but same thing goes for the k271 and after burn in k271 was fantastic...and since I had k271 I am okay with k701...the only thing is dt880 is 50 dollars less then 701...but I can spend that extra to get what I want
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Keep in mind that bass quantity wise that goes like this
K271S > DT880 > K701
And DT880 has *substantially* less bass than K271S, I personally did not find K271S's bass lacking at all, so be prepared for quite a dramatic change.
 
Jan 25, 2008 at 1:43 AM Post #12 of 12

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hmmm really??how long did you have the K701 for and what is your source??
 

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