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Beyerdynamic DT-880 Pro Headphones (250 Ohm)
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- 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
- 2 year manufacturer warranty only when purchased from an authorized beyerdynamic dealer.
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It all started with the talkie: electrical engineer Eugen Beyer started his own company in Berlin in 1924 to build cinema speakers. His Elektrotechnische Fabrik Eugen Beyer laid the foundations for a world leading manufacturer of headphones, microphones and conference systems – and for today's beyerdynamic GmbH & Co. KG.
beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro Semi Open Back Headphones
Semi-open reference headphone for monitoring applications.
- Semi-open diffuse-field studio headphone
- Comfortable fit due to rugged, adjustable, soft padded (leatherette) headband construction
- Robust, easy serviceable construction as all parts are replaceable
- Velour, circumaural and replaceable ear pads
- Available in different impedances
Comfort that must be experienced
While we are known for great sounding headphones, we also make some of the most comfortable in the industry. The combination of our Velour Earpads and a lightweight design, result in the best listening experience imagined.
What is a Semi Open Back Headphone ?
Our Semi Open back ear cups are ported and lined with an acoustic baffling to retain some of the acoustic energy. We are know for making some of the best closed and open back headphones in the world. The DT 880 possesses the best qualities of both.
The balanced reduction of environmental noise guarantees a perfect spherical sound, while the complete sound spectrum is reproduced in great detail from the lowest sub bass up to the highest frequencies. The higher frequencies are crystal-clear without being unpleasant and impress with a very smooth sound. The precise balanced mid frequencies are analytical and supportive, without being predominate. The bass is voluminous without being too obtrusive.
Made to Measure in Germany
The Made in Germany quality promise applies to product development and manufacture: the designs of beyerdynamic engineers and designers in Heilbronn are then built by approximately 180 highly qualified employees in Germany – mostly by hand.
All products and key technologies are developed in Germany at the company headquarters in Heilbronn. Instead of outsourcing design assignments or purchasing finished solutions from third-party manufacturers abroad, beyerdynamic retains the know-how of its personnel in-house.
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|Item Dimensions||4.7 x 9.4 x 11.2 in||4 x 7 x 8.5 in||5 x 10 x 8 in||8.8 x 9.2 x 4.5 in||4.49 x 7.05 x 8.9 in||9.4 x 11.5 x 6.5 in|
|Item Weight||0.62 lb||1.76 ounces||1 lb||—||1.82 lbs||3 lbs|
|Additional Features||Adjustable Headband||Noise-Isolation-Feature||noise-isolation||foldable||lightweight, volume-control||lightweight|
The DT 880 PRO 250 by Beyerdynamic 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. The balanced reduction of environmental noise guarantees a perfect spherical sound. The higher frequencies are crystal clear with a very smooth sound. The precise balanced mid frequencies are analytical and supportive and the bass is voluminous without being too obtrusive. Soft ear pads and adjustable, sliding, earpieces combined with a single sided connecting cable ensure listening comfort during extended periods of use. Since 1924 Beyerdynamic has remained a German family owned company committed to continuous research and innovative developments for the audio market. All over the world, Beyerdynamic is known for the use of the latest technologies and a high quality standard. All Beyerdynamic products are made in Germany.
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Next, I currently own these alongside a pair of Sennheiser HD 600's - another recognized great headphone for the price. I also own a pair of Sony MDR 7506 that I use for "utility" purposes. The headphone amp I am using is the Beyerdynamic A20, which IMHO is also a great HP amp if you can get it for the right price. When I saw it temporarily drop to $299, I jumped on it and could not be happier. I also have a Schiit Asgaard, which again is considered a great HP amp for the money, but the was not driving the DT880 600 Ohm well enough for me, nor was it the best match for the HD 600 at 300ohm impedance. I also tried the Valhalla II, but was not wowed because its sound seemed "stuck" between solid state and tube - not tubey enough to be considered a tube amp for me, and with its "low" 14 ohm impedance I was not as impressed with the 600Ohm DT880 than with the Beyer A20. The Valhalla II gave more volume / power, but the A20 just sounded more refined on the highs and mids to me. YMMV.
So, the obvious question - how do I stack up the Beyer DT880 600 Ohm against the Senn HD 600? Well, obviously, they are both great headphones. But for my ears, I like the DT 880 just a bit better after many hours of listening. There are a lot of comments regarding "Neutral vs Natural" when comparing these headphones, and I can see some of that coming through in these two phones. Interestingly, I find the DT880 to be more "natural" than the HD 600 though. I have heard phrases like the "Sennheiser veil" used, and at times I just feel the DT880 is more open, natural and just reproduces the mids and highs a tad better. Now, although price does not make a phone sound better or worse by itself, considering I got the DT880 for $100 less than the HD600 only makes the fact they are so close in performance that much sweeter.
For classical music, I automatically reach for the Dt880. Same for Jazz. For vocals and soft rock I like the HD 600 a little better, for classic rock and hard rock sometimes I like the DT880, sometimes the HD600. Overall I use the DT880 more, and prefer its allegiance to the RIAA curve. But realize everyone's ear are different, and heaphones are about as personal as it comes in audio - moreso than speakers because headphone are right over the top of your ears, revealing much more if there are any flaws in the sound.
When it comes to comfort between the HD600 and DT880, for my head shape and size it is no contest - the Dt880 is like wearing a comfortable pillow, where I find the HD 600 has a little too much clamping force, and the earcups not as comfortable After about 20 min wearing the HD600, I know it is on my head, and I think about it being there - compared to the DT880 which just disappears, and you don't even think about it. Because of the style of ear cup and pad, the DT880 can get a little warmer if the ambient temperature is on the high side, but in most conditions the DT880 is just plain more comfortable. Period. I know everyone's head shape and size is different, but there seems to be a common thread of most finding the DT880 as more comfortable when wearing for long periods.
Next, I do like the detachable cord on the HD600 better, so if you accidentally step on the cord, it detaches instead of potentially damaging it. Plus, the HD 600 has a cord to each cup, which although might result in one more cord hanging down, it also means no need for wiring through the headband, which some claim can be an advantage for longevity. However, the DT880 cord seems better made, is thicker, and has a nicer feel to it.
I am considering trying out a pair of HD650's to compare, I am interested how those stack up. I am a big Senn fan as I also own their RS 185 and Momentum M2 Wireless phones, which are tops in their class for what they are. But I just became a Beyerdynamic fan due to the DT880's performance, and great price. I am apt to try more of their products now that I have had such a great experience with the DT880's and the A20 Headphone Amp.
Great headphone for the money, especially when it drops to the $170 range, which I see periodically. I have no trouble recommending.
Thanks for reading.
I've had the Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro (250 Ohm) for nearly a year. At first the thing sounded like it was the holy grail of high definition and modern music. The bass was tight, and since I'm an electronic music producer, I thought it was perfect.
But as I used them and realized I was not only getting extremely fatigued from them to the point they were hurting my ears. I wasn't getting ANY of my mixes right. And then I would hear something else on the monitors, change things here and there, back to the cans, change other things, and even though I was A/Bing with a good lot of commercially released tracks, I couldn't really hear exactly what was different about my tracks and the rest. I just knew they were lacking something but by then I probably had spent around 6 hours in the cans and my ears wouldn't work for s*** anymore.
I never really tried the 880s because all I had to choose from was the 770 and the 990 back when I got them. To me the 990s sounded great but it was about the same as the 770s but with less sub bass pressure since it was an open back headphone. And I didn't care a lot about the 880 because a lot of people told me they were "flat", "lifeless" and "boring".
So after long days of research for the perfect flat headphone out there and being careful about not overly spending my money in one of those $3000 headphones (which might sound good at some point but not for the moment), I decided to give the 880s a try.
They just came in today.
EVERYTHING that was wrong with my mixes showed up in THESE CANS. THIS is definition right here. It's the closest thing I've heard to my Adams.
So if you're SERIOUS about music production, get these. Your music is not supposed to sound good through your cans. It's supposed to sound accurate. So if it sounds bad on the boring cans, then there's work to do.
After gathering a ton of feedback, I decided that the DT-880's were the right pair for me in this price range. I am very happy with my decision. I run these through my Apogee Duet Firewire interface and must say the sound is really excellent. While I still need to check my final mixes on monitors, I can do 90% of my composing/mixing with these and then just tweak final mixes with my monitors and a couple of other headphones. The Duet powers the headphones pretty well, but not to the same level of many other headphones, so that is something to keep in mind.
If you want a neutral, clear, and detailed sound, I would definitely recommend these headphones. They might not be the most exciting, colored, or "fun" sounding pair, but they work very well for professional applications or for someone looking for a more elegant sound.
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