Beyerdynamic DT 880 w/ 10ft Cardas Fat Pipe Cable
- Delivers an airy and spacious listening experience.
- Easily replaceable earpads for extended user life.
- Re-cabled with Cardas Fat Pipe for an extra level of refinement.
beyerdynamic has offered up a real challenge for world's very best dynamic headphone with the DT880. Although these cans are ever-so-slightly more forward than what we can call perfectly "neutral", the DT880 serve up a wonderfully involving listening experience -- absolutely TONS of audio clarity, crisp musical detail resolution, and a very precise, deep soundstage image... Boy, not a harsh note to be found here! The DT880’s mids and upper bass really hold together very well, so overall a totally seamless & smooth-sounding tonal presentation. Amazingly expressive dynamics, superbly controlled highs, plus a sweet mid-range snap make the DT880 a nicely well-balanced headphone, but perhaps not the strongest headphone choice for the bass-loving rock/rap/funk/trance crowd since the DT880 likely lacks the truly authoritative, hefty bottom-end response required for anchoring modern electronic music. We think you'll love these headphones if you seek clear, clean sonics with plenty of airy musical detail, excellent upper treble range extension and a lively, ultra-open soundstage presentation. They are especially strong audio performers for classical, symphonic, chorale, chamber and acoustic/folk music. The DT880 also seem particularly good at speech intelligibility and soundtrack detail recovery for truly immersive movie/DVD watching & a superb home theatre personal listening experience. By the way, we believe the "new" 2006-revised DT880 models to be just a smidgeon stronger in the low-mids/bass than previous DT880s -- probably due to the extra damping material in the earpiece housing and (maybe?) the "softer", more rounded earcup shape. The revised DT880 headphone also features a simpler plastic/alloy headband design and some fairly minor cosmetic re-workings. Please remember that about 100-150+ listening hours are required for the DT880 to fully burn-in, 'relax' and sound its very best.
Our HeadRoom connector cables are hand-crafted in our Bozeman Montana plant by highly skilled technicians using only the very best materials available. No cheapo, noisy wiring here, babe! The Fat Pipe geometry is a four-conductor with braided shield cable featuring Golden Ratio, oxygen-free, pure copper Litz wire with pure teflon dialectrics just like the big boys. The connectors are terminated by hand using Cardas Ultra Pure Quadeutectic solder. The connectors are mechanically inert, isolated from electrical noise and completely resonance-free, producing a very quiet, musical and superbly accurate cable capable of beautiful sound reproduction.
- Connector Type: 1/4"
- Ear Coupler Type: Full-Size
- Balanced: Yes
- Warranty: 2 Years
- Impedance @ 1kHz: 250 ohms
- Headphone Type: Full Size
- Driver Type: Dynamic
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