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beyerdynamic DT 880 Edition 250 Ohm Headphone

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The DT 880 beats out every other Mid-Fi headphone I've tried or owned in terms of build quality, hands down. size=medium] I would only really recommend compromising on the 250ohm version if you know that you will be using a USB powered DAC/amp (or something similar) most often. The headphones differ to a much greater degree in their design, materials, and craftsmanship than their audio fidelity. If you want natural, open and uncolored sound from a tough set of professional headphones, get a pair for yourself.

Treble- The treble is almost if not perfect, the treble is not harsh, there a good amount of treble in these cans. Bass- The bass on the dt880's is very tight its not boomy what so ever, but he bass is well defined and very pleasing. In terms of sound signature preferences I like more mid centric headphones with tight, accurate bass (quality over quantity).With a stunning sense of timbre the guitar sounded beautifully textured and the subtle soundstage is treated with great finesse. The soundstage of the DT880 is similarly spacious, with almost as much crisp detail as the AKG 701, but without loosing so much bass kick, or gaining so much harsh treble.

My preferred genre is classical, and any phone that can please me on classical has to be worth its salt. There's plenty of room for detail and i never had a feeling that the sound is stuck in my head, instead it feels like im in the middle of a concert. As I say, I can see no disadvantage with the Pro, and it seems rather a pity that such a well-presented review should give a rather jaundiced view of the difference between the two versions. So this 600ohm DT880 seemed like a great choice to give those powered headphone amplifiers a proper work-out. They reach deep, but the bass is never exaggerated; if anything it can be quite lean for some tastes.

I love listening to music on headphones, I think it is the second-best way to immerse oneself into the music, to get isolated from the "world" around. This makes the sound of the Treble on these headphones noticeably bright, and they could sound a bit harsh on overly bright tracks. Personally, I bought the 600 Ω version and it works great even in my iPod, just not very loud, and of course is fantastic with my studio gear. I've been using a lot of closed back headphones recently and I'm all to aware of the audio quality advantages that open-back designs can bring . The earpads are a silver-grey velour and the headband padding is a black pleather, both of which are high quality.

The DT 880 is an open headphone, with no isolation except at the very highest frequencies exactly like the beyerdynamic DT 990.The bass was the only thing that was enjoyable, it extends very deep and is good for a dynamic headphone. They have fairly similar sound profiles, although the AKG adds a bit of extra emphasis to the clarity and detail of vocals and instruments, while the Beyerdynamic emphasize more of the sibilance range. Part of the driving force behind the beautifully rendered detail is a strong treble presentation (apparently less so on this higher impedance model).

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