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beyerdynamic DT 880 Edition 250 Ohm Headphone

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I managed to get decent volumes from the Google Nexus 7 and the iPhone 4, others didn't fair so well so this is far from ideal, just don't completely rule this out.

If so, at 1 volt, this would be 111 dB for the 32 Ω version, 102 dB for the 250 Ω version and 98 dB for the 600 Ω version. But, in the long run, I decided that the sound was a bit too cold and analytical, and maybe slightly too bright and lacking a little bit of body for me to enjoy anymore.

Generally this is said to mean that the headphone does not have a ‘musical’ tone and that it sounds cold, clinical and dry. Both HD600 and DT880 are neutral (or near neutral), but they present sound in different kind of presentations or signatures. Eventually, I found the pleasure of listening to music mainly by the HD600 and recently, by the seductive LCD2 headphones, and realized the true components of recorded music. Headphone reference notes - I like to demo all headphones against my Beyerdynamic Dt 880, as they are a well know reference can.

The 880's are being marketed as being "Semi-open", in my opinion you should think of them as being 'open' but with a bit of isolation. Ultimately they didn't work fo rme but I am very particular about the reproduction of traditional instruments ala strings, percussion, horns etc. Unlike some headphones, which can be picky with source material, the DT880 sounds appealing with a symphony, or playing an old demo tape.Thanks to its semi-open design, the DT 880 Black Special Edition allows some ambient noise to penetrate and escape, but attenuates it somewhat stronger than in the case of fully open headphones such as the DT 990 Edition. I think a headphone for listening pleasure probably needs to accentuate bass a little, especially for the younger folks. Sound quality: Sound presentation here is very neutral, and is very much helpful for critical listening. That being said, the DT 880 already has that magical sparkle in treble so if you own flat or dark amps the 880 is still the better choice, especially on a budget. Tunes that have louder volume will sound full and satisfying; laid-back tunes may seem that they need a little more punch.

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