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DrJB
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Oct 13, 2018
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I've been using a pair of DT 880's (600 ohm version) for five years in my studio for tracking, mixing and mastering. I also own a pair of DT 1990's (250 ohm) and DT 990's (250 ohm) that I like very much. All have the same basic sonic signature. The 600 ohm 880's are the most clinical and accurate. They also have minimal clamping force and the widest soundstage of the lot. Treble extension is remarkable which is great for engineers. You can hear what's happening with the hi hats, ride cymbals, and transients. I suppose some users would describe that as "bright," but modern recording and playback gear is capable of squeezing out a lot of information at the extremes, and if you want to hear all of it, most Beyers will oblige. If you desire a more burnished sound, go for some other brand. I'm guessing that the 250 ohm versions are probably a bit more emphatic and less subtle in their delivery, but for less than $200, the 880's are a great deal no matter which version or where you purchase them. A few years back, they went for $269 ($299 for the 600 ohm premiums).
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