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beyerdynamic DT 880 Premium 250 ohm

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250 Ohm Premium
  • High-end semi-open headphones with true sound definition and phenomenal bass response
  • Reproduces immersive three-dimensional acoustics with 5 Hz to 35 kHz frequency response
  • Combines best of open and closed technologies to reproduce complete sound spectrum
  • Single-sided cable, replaceable soft ear pads, and padded headband for comfort
  • 1/8-Inch gold-plated stereo mini jack and 1/4-inch adapter
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Technical Details

Size: 250 Ohm Premium
  • Noise-Isolation-Feature

Product Details

Size: 250 Ohm Premium
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 4 x 8.5 inches ; 1.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000F2BLTM
  • Item model number: DT 880 Premium 250 ohm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (217 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 19, 2005

Product Description

Size: 250 Ohm Premium

From the Manufacturer

The beyerdynamic DT 880 Headphones
Velour earpads make long periods of extended listening easy on the ears. View larger
250 Ohm Version - Designed for Home Stereo and Relaxed Listening

This is the 250 ohm version of the DT 880 Premium line, designed explicitly for use with dedicated stereo equipment such as home theater systems and headphone amplifiers. Conventional headphones with lower impedance ratings offer higher volumes at the same level of input, but need heavier drivers to compensate for low impedance or risk sounding muddy and distorted. The lower mass of the drivers of a higher-impedance headphone delivers unparalleled clarity and response, but takes more power to achieve the same loudness. So a higher-impedance headphone such as the 250-ohm DT 880 is ideal for use in home stereo applications, where clarity and dynamic response are paramount, as well as for use with high-performance home theater equipment and headphone amplifiers.

The beyerdynamic DT 880 Headphones
The semi-open, over-the-ear design offers sound isolation like a closed headphone

A gold plated 3.5 mm stereo jack with 1/4" inch adapter is included and is therefore suitable for use with almost all headphone amplifiers.

Semi-Open Back Design with Adjustable Headband and Velour Earpads

The DT 880's semi-open, over-the-ear design offers slightly increased sound isolation and reduced noise leakage, while retaining the high fidelity normally associated with open-back headphones. The adjustable headband lets you easily create the perfect fit for extended periods of listening comfort. Anywhere you need high-resolution audio performance, the DT 880 delivers with immersive, isolated sound and wearable comfort.

Dynamic Transducer for Increased Fidelity and Performance

Without exception, beyerdynamic manufactures the dynamic transducer systems that go into their headphones in-house. From the magnet and diaphragm to the careful wiring and circuitry, beyerdynamic controls quality at all levels of manufacturing, ensuring superior engineering in their headphones down to the smallest detail.

An extremely strong neodymium magnet system offers the DT 880 highly detailed sound reproduction quality, and is mechanically very robust. This increased efficiency also leaves the DT 880 with greater power reserves for precise linear response that is especially suited for high-performance audio applications where precise audio reproduction is the most important consideration, and dedicated equipment is available such as a headphone amplifier. The large 250-ohm voice coil provides unrivaled response clarity and increased impulse fidelity.

DT 440 Premium DT 660 Premium DT 860 Premium DT 880 Premium DT 990 Premium
Sound Characteristics Balanced Powerful Crystal Clear Neutral and Linear Strong Bass and Treble
Application Tablet/iPad/iPhone/
Smartphone/MP3/PC
Tablet/iPad/iPhone/
Smartphone/MP3/PC
Tablet/iPad/iPhone/
Smartphone/MP3/PC
Tablet/iPad/iPhone/
Smartphone/MP3/PC (32 ohm)
Tablet/iPad/iPhone/
Smartphone/MP3/PC (32 ohm)
Home Hi-Fi use (250 ohm) Home Hi-Fi use (250 ohm)
High End use (600 ohm) High End use (600 ohm)
Construction Open Closed Open Semi-Open Open
Headband Foldable Plastic Headband
with 90 degree swiveling earcups
Foldable Plastic Headband
with 90 degree swiveling earcups
Foldable Plastic Headband
with 90 degree swiveling earcups
Spring steel headband Spring steel headband
Included Carry Case Leatherette carrying bag Leatherette carrying bag Leatherette carrying bag
Cable Length 10 ft / 3 m 10 ft / 3 m 10 ft / 3 m 10 ft / 3 m 10 ft / 3 m
Included Accessories
  • Single-sided cable
  • Gold-plated stereo jack plug, 3.5 mm
  • Screwable 6.35" / 1/4" adaptor
  • Singled-sided cable
  • Gold-plated stereo jack plug
    3.5 mm
  • Screwable 6.35" / 1/4" adaptor
  • Singled-sided cable
  • Gold-plated stereo jack plug
    3.5 mm
  • Screwable 6.35" / 1/4" adaptor
  • Singled-sided cable
  • Gold-plated stereo jack plug
    3.5 mm
  • Screwable 6.35" / 1/4" adaptor
  • Singled-sided cable
  • Gold-plated stereo jack plug
    3.5 mm
  • Screwable 6.35" / 1/4" adaptor
What's in the Box
  • The beyerdynamic DT 880 Headphones (250 Ohms)
  • Screwable 6.35 mm / 1/4" adaptor
  • Leatherette Carrying Bag
Technical Specifications
  • Transmission Type: Wired
  • Impedance: 250 ohms
  • Frequency Response: 5 Hz - 35,000 Hz
  • Sound Pressure Level: 96 dB
  • Construction: Circumaural (over-the-ear)
  • Cable & Plug: Straight connecting cable with mini-jack plug (3.5 mm) & 1/4" adapter (6.35 mm)
  • Net Weight: 290 g

Product Description

Proving that not all headphones are created equal, the award-winning Beyerdynamic DT 880 high-end headphones combine the strengths of both open and closed technologies to reproduce the complete sound spectrum in stunning detail. The high frequencies sound crystal clear without ever coming across as unpleasant, the balanced mids sound analytical and strong, and the bass is voluminous without being too obtrusive. In total, the phones produce a rich frequency response of 5 Hz to 35 kHz, making everything from classical music to hip-hop to big-budget movie soundtracks sound rich and immersive. The DT 880 headphones are also extremely comfortable during extended listening sessions, with a single-sided cable, replaceable soft ear pads, and a padded headband. And as an aesthetic bonus, the phones offer classic grilles made of high-grade steel. Other features include a semi-open back design, an innovative bass-reflex system, a gold-plated 1/8-inch mini stereo jack plug, a 1/4-inch adapter, and a black carrying case. Made in Germany, the phones weigh 10.4 ounces and carry a two-year warranty.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The Beyerdynamic DT-880 Pro (250 Ohm) sound great.
Ryan S.
Liquid sound, dynamic, fluid, bass heavy if you have the eq settings, detailed even with the highs tapered.
Numan Rashid
They are sturdy, VERY comfortable and have exceptional sound quality.
Cooper Griggs

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

96 of 103 people found the following review helpful By Pater Ecstaticus on September 8, 2006
Size Name: 250 Ohm Premium
I do not have much experience with comparing of headphones, but I simply adore these. I use these beyerdynamic DT 880's mainly for listening to music (but they are also great for movies as well). I use them mainly in combination with my (humble?) NAD C-352 Stereo Integrated Amplifier for listening to CD's and DVD's. I have not yet tried them in combination with a headphone amplifier plugged into a mobile player or computer, but directly connected to the NAD C-352 they sound just wonderful, certainly the best I have personally heard so far - but I do have a limited budget ;-).
These DT 880's from beyerdynamic are actually only my second pair of high-end (?) headphones I have ever owned. Actually, my preferred way of listening to music is via headphones. I live on my own, I do have a pair of wonderful speakers (the exquisite, clean and clear-sounding Monitor Audio Silver RS6 - in a sense they sound quite like the headphones under review here), but one does have to take the presence of neighbours into account ;-) For those reasons I expect - and are constantly on the lookout for - the best (for as far as my relatively limited wishes are concerned). I think I now may have found it.
My 'infatuation' with the luxury of 'best possible sound' reproduced by headphones began only a few years ago, when, after careful consideration, I decided to buy myself a pair of Grado SR-80's. I think they are simply some of the best - not even taking into account the 'low' price of this set (certainly for such great sound).
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84 of 91 people found the following review helpful By Amazonian on April 9, 2007
Size Name: 250 Ohm Premium
Although I prefer the AKG K701 for most of my listening, this competing entry from Beyer is so close that it's almost a coin toss. (One recent comparison in a headphone artcle came up with a dead heat.)

This is surprising, considering that the DT880 is one of the most reasonably priced of the major mid-priced headphones. The bass is full but nicely textured - not a touch of bass bloat to be found here. The highs are detaied and never seemed sharp to me, and the overall sound offers a huge soundstage. Instead of the music being on top of your, these Beyers lend a perceived distance of a few feet; ths makes classical music sound doubly elegant, and surprisingly makes rock music grandiose in an appealing kind of way.

These headphones don't require a headphone amp, but certainly profit from one. The 30 ohm version makes for more volume, though the 250 ohm version is standard, and best for most daily listening.

The DT880 sounds great, but lacks a tad of the K701's high-end sparkle. Conversely, Beyer's value, comfort, and workmanship can't help but impress. This is a phone that has labored under the shadow of the AKGs and the Senn 650s, but listeners are always impressed by the DT880s sound. It may be your best value in a mid-priced, all-purpose headphone.
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40 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Dave Nat on June 11, 2007
Size Name: 250 Ohm Premium
These sound wonderful, especially when driven by a quality headphone amp. Top to bottom, lows, mids and highs, these headphones reproduce all types of music faithfully. The presenation and soundstage are a bit forward of what Sennheiser offers, but not so pronounced as to conflict with more sweeping classical pieces. Even on high-engergy rock music, they shine.

The comfort is top-notch, though if you haven't worn full-size over-the-ear (circumaural) headphones, anything in this class will require an adjustment. The round earpads do allow a variety of positions, whereas other 'phones with oval pads may form to your head slightly better, they do not allow variation in position.

The Sennheiser HD650 may edge out this headphone in ultimate performance, but not by a wide margin. The price and comfort are big advantages of this headphone, so many people may make this their overall top choice.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Terry R on July 25, 2011
Size Name: 250 Ohm Premium Verified Purchase
To start with, readers of this review must realize that the 250-ohm version of these phones was designed by beyerdynamic to be used with a fairly powerful home audio system. The 32-ohm version was designed to be a better match for the iPod/laptop crowd... of which I am not a member.

For me, the reason for this purchase was rather specific: I have a moderately high-end 5.1 home theater setup (Yamaha / Klipsch / Philips / Toshiba / 58" Samsung Hi-Def Plasma), and for quite a while now, I've been looking for a way to watch DVDs and listen to CDs late at night, without disturbing my neighbors (I live in a fairly upscale 55+ mobile home park)... but also without losing the incredibly accurate sound fidelity to which I have become deeply and happily accustomed.

Finally -- having read almost every online review that exists of the 880's and their chief competitors -- based on my listening tastes, I decided on the 880 Premiums.

Upon first listening to them, I will admit that they seemed to be very slightly treble-heavy -- and a bit light on the bass end. Even so... without any break-in at all, I thought they sounded REALLY amazing -- very clear and clean -- and initially, I honestly could not have been more surprised and pleased.

That was two weeks ago. Since then -- while I've listened to a number of CDs and watched several DVDs -- in order to more rapidly burn them in, I've been playing CDs through them almost around-the-clock, with them mounted on a foam cushion, instead of my head. As of this evening, they have accumulated just over 200 hours of use, so I consider the burn-in to have reached completion, and -- as I'd hoped -- the further into the burn-in process the 880's have gone, the more even, smooth and true they've ended up sounding.
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