The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread
Apr 6, 2013 at 10:01 PM Post #3,031 of 12,280

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The only difference I found btwm 250 and 600 Ohm was in the highs. Less strident in the 600.

The 600 seemed overall 'smoother', but that could have been psychological... 
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That's reassuring, I do notice the sibilance in my pair but it's not intolerable by any means. I listened to a friend's dt880/600 briefly before pulling the trigger on mine. I might have to borrow them for a while once my pair are broken in and compare.
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Hi, want to get a pair of these, and it seems like i should be getting the 600 model, but i do not have a headphone amp.   Do I need one, if i have udac2 with my computer?  I see a lot of people have the o2 model.  Is a home made model like this the best deal?
 

 
The O2 is touted as a neutral amp that will pretty much just let you raise the volume - my ears confirm this so far. Pairing it with the dt880s, which are also quite neutral, might sound flat or unappealing for many people. Do you have another pair of headphones? If you do, it might pay to try a range of amps and see if you'd prefer a neutral one or maybe something with more colour.
 
Apr 6, 2013 at 10:17 PM Post #3,033 of 12,280

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My $200 CK2III drives my 880 with alot of clean power.
 
Apr 7, 2013 at 1:58 AM Post #3,037 of 12,280

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It certainly shows that the 600 ohm has a suckout centered on 4khz. Could this be why it's preferred, because that suckout seems to ameliorate the peak higher up? Could it be that the 32 and 250 ohm are actually more accurate?
 
Nah...couldn't be...

 
You're right... Nah.
That peak in the highs is an exaggeration, and the 600 tames it slightly.
The suckout at 4... well, that's just an oddity that has little effect to my ears.
The 600 still very accurate, with a slight high bias.
 
Apr 7, 2013 at 10:14 AM Post #3,038 of 12,280

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It certainly shows that the 600 ohm has a suckout centered on 4khz. Could this be why it's preferred, because that suckout seems to ameliorate the peak higher up? Could it be that the 32 and 250 ohm are actually more accurate?

Nah...couldn't be...


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Frankly, all three graphs seem to have problems as far as I can see.

The 32 and 250 Ohm have a nasty peak at 10 kHz.
Which lines up with what I have heard from 32 Ohm DT880s, a little too much treble.
And I'm not a big fan of the 4 kHZ suck out.
I suspect that 4 kHz suck out is what bothers me about the DT880/600 Ohm.
 
Apr 7, 2013 at 1:53 PM Post #3,039 of 12,280

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There is differences production aswell on the dt880. I ordered 250 and 600 when I bought it. And then they sounded 99% the same but the 600 was more fatiguing.
 
Apr 7, 2013 at 1:55 PM Post #3,040 of 12,280

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More fatiguing? That's the first time I've heard that. What were you amping them with?
 
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Testing was done with a old tube amp that is not mine and the o2 and a vintage reciever.

Was a test over a weekend with friends and alot blind testing when we was up in the cottage in the mountain.
 
Apr 7, 2013 at 5:43 PM Post #3,045 of 12,280

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Yeh ofc ^^

Still is my favirite open headphone that ive tried, though having a hard time with on head time between my mad dog now.

Mad Dogs are amazing.
 

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