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Rusk
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Jul 31, 2018
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I'm broke right now, but this is Beyer's best headphone, not the 990. This also has a more relaxed fit fof a more comfortable feel at home. The Studio version has a different clamping mechanism and is tighter, though both are comfortable. These should last for 20 years or more. Replacement earpads are easy to come by and snap right on. These are a little more accurate that the DT 990s, which have a slightly elevated bass response. The 990s are more intended for musicians and live broadcast engineers, who need to be able to hear the sound to stay with the beat, in the case of musicians, or make mixing adjustments on the fly, in the case of live broadcast engineers. They are designed so the s ound is sure to be heard, though, overall, they are accurate headphones.
The DT880s are more accurate and made for mix mastering engineers. They sound like nearfield monitors. This is the home version.
These stand alonside such headphones as the Sennheiser HD 580, 600, 650, AKG 701s, the better Audeze, and the better HiFi Mans 400) as being the most accurate headphones in the world. These are the home versions. I've been waiting for them to come up, but I just don't have the money right now. If I did, I'd plunk my money down. I'd probably never need to buy a pair of home headphones again.
Anybody who can afford these should buy a pair. They should be part of Massdrops's permanent, or perpetual, collection.
Go to: https://reference-audio-analyzer.pro/en/param6.php?idhp2=796
This is a Russian measurement site but it offers translation to English. You can compare different headphones. Their method of measurement is slightly different. They put the microphone at the entrance to the ear canal for headphones, so the boost and notch in the treble is a little bit different. But it's all relative.
Notice how smooth the DT 880s are in the midrange and bass. Nearly perfect. You can compare them them to the 650s and HE-400s.
The earphone measurements are about right because they use a different method--a simulated ear canal. Look at the Advanced Sound M4. That practically matches what Advanced Sound has on its website. And a good pair of earphones too.
Jul 31, 2018
Doges
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Aug 2, 2018
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How would you rank these over the HD650 and HE4XX for:
1. Comfort 2. Casual listening of all genres of music and podcasts 3. Music production 4. Resale value 5. Noise cancellation 6. Sound leakage 7. If you were stuck on a desert island forever with the best Amp/DAC in the world you would choose
From best to worst.
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Aug 2, 2018
Rusk
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Aug 2, 2018
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I'm not positive about the comfort over the 4xx but I'd rate them over the 650s. Casual listening, probably the best. Music production, definitely the best. Resale value is hard to tell, but I've seen lightly used for $139. Noise cancellation is probably a little bit better but not much. I'd choose these on a desert Island. Most natural sound.
Beyer DT 880 first. Sennheiser second. HiFiMan 4xx third.
Go to: https://reference-audio-analyzer.pro/en/param6.php?idhp2=796
This is a Russian measurement site but it offers translation to English You can compare different headphones. Their method of measurement is slightly different. They put the microphone at the entrance to the ear canal for headphones, so the boost and notch in the treble is a little bit different. But it's all relative.
Notice how smooth the DT 880s are in the midrange and bass. Nearly perfect. You can compare them them to the 650s and HE-400s.
The earphone measurements are about right because they use a different method--a simulated ear canal. Look at the Advanced Sound M4. That practically matches what Advanced Sound has on its website. And a good pair of earphones too.
Aug 2, 2018
Doges
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Aug 2, 2018
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Thanks for answering the tough questions we all wanna know :D
Aug 2, 2018
Rusk
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Aug 2, 2018
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Welcome
Aug 2, 2018
mattris
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Sep 13, 2018
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PLEASE NOTE: The DT880 are very bright headphones and DO NOT "sound like near-field monitors".
Sep 13, 2018
mattris
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Sep 16, 2018
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Assembled in stock form, the HiVi DIY 3.1 are bright speakers and are not classified as near-field monitors. Treble quantity of is not analogous to treble quality or detail. Detail on the DT880 is above average for their cost, but they simply have too much treble and do not reproduce this range properly. From personal experience, I can confirm this.
My statement that the 'DT880 are very bright headphones and do not sound like near-field monitors' is factual. Just look at frequency response graph that shows a wide treble peak starting at 5 kHz:
https://www.innerfidelity.com/images/BeyerdynamicDT880250ohm.pdf
Sep 16, 2018
Rusk
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Sep 18, 2018
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Fair enough. What headphones do you like?
Sep 18, 2018
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