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New Beyerdynamic DT-880-PRO-250 Semi Open Studio Reference Monitor Headphones
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- Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro Professional Studio Headphones. Semi-open, diffuse-field studio headphone. Analytical sound.
- Comfortable fit due to rugged, adjustable, soft padded headband construction. Robust, easy serviceable construction as all parts are replaceable.
- Single-sided cable. Velour, circum-aural (around the ear) ear pads. Supplied in a nylon carrying case. Transmission type Wired. Headphone design (operating principle) Semi-open.
- Headphone design (operating principle) Semi-open. Headphone impedance 250 ohms. Headphone frequency response 5 - 35.000 Hz. Nominal sound pressure level 96 dB.
- Cable & plug Coiled connecting cable with mini-jack plug (3.5 mm) & ¼“ adapter (6.35 mm). Net weight without packaging 295 g.
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The Studio Classic
Proven quality over many years - not just the popular choice among professionals.
For years now, professional users all over the world have placed their trust in our classic range: DT 770/880/990 PRO. The studio reference headphones boast extremely detailed resolution and a very transparent sound.
The DT 880 PRO is the semi-open studio headphone that impressively boasts natural and neutral sound.
The reference for the studio
The wide stereo image, neutral sound and the extremely high resolution make the DT 880 PRO a reliable reference headset for studio use. The DT 880 PRO allows mixing errors to be identified immediately, making this headset the ideal companion for mixing and mastering. It is also a reliable tool for every sound enthusiast and a loyal companion for producers in the studio.
Outstanding spaciousness and Neutral sound with no tonal colouration
The headset offers unique spaciousness thanks to the semi-open design, ensuring an excellent and wide stereo image. The sound is slightly more three-dimensional than the sound of the DT 770 PRO. The DT 880 PRO impresses with it's finely graduated tonal depth even at low volumes. It reproduces soundtracks without changing their tonal color. This allows optimum vocal positioning in mixing and ensures every slightest nuance is distinguished.
High wearing comfort - single sided cable
The robust spring steel headband ensures a comfortable and secure fit for the wearer. Soft, adjustable ear cups provide for added comfort when wearing for long periods. The single sided cable allows the DT 880 PRO to be put on and taken off frequently without cables getting in the way.
Compared to the DT 880 Premium Edition
The DT 880 Premium edition headset for use at home and the DT 880 PRO studio headset; both are identical when it comes to sound. Identically designed acoustic transducers are used. However, the Premium edition models have a somewhat softer headband for enjoying music at home while the PRO headset has a slightly tighter fit on the head so that it doesn't move even in case of faster movements in everyday studio use. Moreover, the PRO version is supplied with a coiled cable and the Premium edition version with a straight cable.
|DT 770 PRO||DT 880 PRO||DT 990 PRO|
|Design||Closed (powerful isolation of ambient noises)||Semi-open (low attenuation of ambient noise)||Open (ambient noise penetrates freely in and out)|
|Sound Quality||Very spacious, transparent, detailed||Neutral, relaxed, relatively spacious, deep but clean bass, transparent||Strong bass and treble, analytical, very spacious, voluminous bass, transparent|
|Cable (length and type)||1.6 m / straight cable (32 ohm version), 3 m / straight cable (80 ohm version), 3 m / coiled cable (250 ohm version)||3 m / coiled cable||3 m / coiled cable|
|All parts replaceable||✓||✓||✓|
|Accessories||Stereo 6.35mm jack adapter, drawstring bag, operating instructions, warranty booklet||Stereo 6.35mm jack adapter, drawstring bag, operating instructions, warranty booklet||Stereo 6.35mm jack adapter, drawstring bag, operating instructions, warranty booklet|
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|Item Dimensions||4.7 x 9.4 x 11.2 in||5 x 10 x 8 in||4 x 7 x 8.5 in||8.8 x 9.2 x 4.5 in||9.4 x 11.5 x 6.5 in||4.49 x 7.05 x 8.9 in|
|Item Weight||0.62 lb||1 lb||1.76 ounces||—||0.52 lb||1.82 lbs|
|Additional Features||Adjustable Headband||noise-isolation||Noise-Isolation-Feature||foldable||lightweight||lightweight, volume-control|
The DT 880 PRO is a reference-class, semi-open studio headphone which combines all strengths of open, transparent headphones with those of more powerful, closed headphones. Specially designed housings and an improved system equalization turn this “remake” of the studio classic DT 880 into an ideal studio monitoring headphone, with analytical qualities. Soft ear pads and adjustable, sliding, earpieces together with a single sided connecting cable ensure listening comfort during extended periods of use.
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I tried all three with: Dragonfly v1.2 (DAC/Amp), Creative X-Fi Titanium HD (sound card w/ DAC/Amp), and Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 (audio interface)
I'll rank them in terms of a few things I care about:
- Beyerdynamic DT-880 Pro (250 Ohm): I hate to say it, but they really did feel like they beat out my beloved Sennheiser HD 598 overall for sound quality.
- Sennheiser HD 598: These sound great and do some songs/genres better than the Beyerdynamics. I listen to a bit of everything, but a lot of electronic music sounded slightly better to me on the Sennheisers.
- Audio Technica AD900x: Honestly, they felt a little tin-canny at first. After listening to them for a while they seemed pretty good and some genres really sung (anything without a lot of bangin' going on).
- Sennheiser HD 598: The earcups don't touch my ears. I love this aspect of the headphones. They hardly feel like they are on, even for extended periods.
- Beyerdynamic DT-880 Pro (250 Ohm): They clamp fairly hard and touch part of my ears. You forget about it after a while, but after several hours you notice it again. The plush earpads are really nice.
- Audio Technica AD900x: I found these quite uncomfortable. They touched my ears, weren't plush in the least, and really didn't feel like they were on my head terribly well.
- (Tie) Beyerdynamic DT-880 Pro & Sennheiser HD 598: Both feel substantial and high quality. The Sennheiser has an easily removable/swappable headphone cable that the Beyerdynamic doesn't, but the Beyerdynamic feels nice and solid.
- Audio Technica AD900s: A long way down we find these. Plastic, light, the cable feels to be of poor quality. Absolute meh. I was surprised they were in the same price category as the other two.
The Beyerdynamic DT-880 Pro (250 Ohm) sound great. They aren't super easy to drive given that they're 250 Ohms so you'll want some kind of amp (I checked without any amp and with a phone and they technically "worked" but you can get sound that good for less than half the price if you aren't buying an amp). The Dragonfly v1.2 seems to do a fair job of it, but I have a Schiit Magni on the way (which I'll try with the DT-880 Premium 250 Ohm).
Ultimately, I returned the headphones... so I could buy the Premium version. I prefer the straight cable and hear they clamp a bit less. I enjoyed the Beyerdynamic DT-880 Pro so much that I felt good about spending the extra $80 for the other couple options. That said, from all I've read, the 250 Ohm Premiums and Pros sound exactly the same, so if you want to save a bit of cash and are cool with the coiled cord and extra clamp (or are willing to bend the headband a bit) go for it.
Update: I'm currently listening to the Beyerdynamic DT-880 Premium (250 Ohm) through an AudioQuest Dragonfly v1.2 DAC and Schiit Vali amp. What sound! I'm sitting here arguing with myself about whether I should keep the headphones, though. The Premium is definitely less clampy than the Pro version. Comfort has improved. However, I have annoyingly long ears, so the ear cups touch both the top and bottom of my ears (which is true in 99% of headphones). I'm currently trying to decide if I should keep the Beyerdynamic or go back to old faithful Sennheiser who makes ear cups that are perfect for my ear size. The sound is so good from the DT-880 I'm trying to wear the headphones all day to see how if they become painful or too annoying. For almost anyone, these are going to be one of the most comfortable headphones ever.
Sony's line and quality seem to have changed however, so I went shopping and came upon these phones: Far away the best sounding and most comfortable wearing phones I've ever used - next best thing to sitting in a studio playing through speakers. Obviously I stress the bass end to the max when I practice and I also mix in other audio sources, sometimes at high volume, but these phones are up to it all - never distort or rumble. Sound is clean and pure all the way through the spectrum. The semi open design helps for that and also makes them a lot more comfortable than high compression closed phones glued to your ears for long periods of time, such as a practice session.
Note that these are high impedance phones - I drive them with a 75 watt bass amplifier so for me it's not an issue, but your portable MP3 player or phone will not drive them well at all - volume will be severely limited.
They somehow sound a LOT better than the 32 ohm DT880. The sound is a lot more clear and balanced.
I also own the DT-770 and DT990, and I have to say this DT-880 250ohm pro is my favorite.
I'm pairing it with the Geek Out 1000, which is also one of the best portable DACs I've found.
It's also one of the few that has enough wattage to power a high impedance like 250 ohm.
You might want to check your DAC/Amp to see if it can handle 250 ohm.
I use these to mix tracks and listen to commercial music in the studio - and it is true, I have heard things in my old favorite tracks that I had not noticed before. You can really see through the mix.
I also wear them to monitor my guitar amp modeller - not only does it sound great but they let me setup the sounds in the studio which I can then replicate live.
I don't use a headphone amp, they go straight into my firewire audio card or the guitar amp modeller (made for 250ohm impedance). These also do work with my mobile phone however I believe the sound is a little dull in comparison to the more professional gear - I am not sure - maybe I am imagining things but it sounds different. They also drain the phone battery pretty quick.
Lastly - these are comfy - I got them in winter here in Australia and I feel like a hot chocolate every time I put them on.
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