Beyerdynamic DT880 w/ 10ft HeadRoom Balanced Fat Pipe
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At one end of the spectrum from listeners who gravitate towards strong warm bass response are folks who prefer their audio presentation lively, smooth and clear. Fully capable of rendering the exacting tonality of a fingernail stroke on gut strings, horsehair bow on wood, or the airy spaciousness of vocals bouncing off cathedral walls, the Balanced DT880 headphones deliver extraordinary musical resolution, definition and dynamics. Partner these cans with one of our pioneering HeadRoom balanced headphone amps for a world-class audiophile experience.
10ft cord length only. Cardas 'Fat-Pipe' balanced cable with stereo XLR terminations.
- Delivers airy, accurate and spacious listening experience.
- Re-cabled with Cardas' proprietary "Fat Pipe" for balanced operation.
- Easily replaceable earpads & headband for extended user life.
Beyerdynamic has offered up a real challenge for world's best dynamic headphone with the DT880. Although these cans are ever-so-slightly more forward than what we can call absolutely "neutral", they serve up a wonderfully involving, accurate listening experience -- absolutely TONS of clarity, crisp detail resolution and a very precise, deep soundstage image... Boy, not a harsh note to be found here! The DT880s mids and bass really hold together very well, so overall a totally seamless smooth-sounding musical presentation. Amazingly expressive dynamics, superbly controlled highs and a sweet mid-range snap make the DT880 a nicely well-balanced headphone, but probably not the most ideal headphone choice for the bass-loving rock/rap/funk/trance crowd since the DT880 lacks the big authoritative hefty bottom-end required for anchoring modern electronic music. Nevertheless, we think listeners will love these headphones if seeking clear, clean sonics with plenty of airy open-toned spaciousness, excellent mids/highs extension and an expansively deep soundstage presentation. They are especially strong performers for classical, symphonic, chorale, chamber and acoustic/folk music. The DT880 also seem particularly good at speech intelligibility and detail recovery for truly immersive movie/DVD watching. Most importantly, the DT880 are also well-favored by final mix & mastering audio engineers due to their superbly uncolored musical response.
How to get them even better? Custom balanced cabling on your beyerdynamic DT880 headphones will offer even richer detail and a more spacious sound in tandem with your balanced-drive headphone amp. So how do we do it? We start with a custom fabricated, highly upgraded 10-foot cable, specifically designed, trimmed, tinned, and finished for beyerdynamic DT880 headphones. Then we carefully disassemble your DT880's and remove the stock cable; get rid of a couple of extra connections and solder joints; thread the longer right channel cable through the headband; and join the new cable to the driver terminal blocks. The result is a completely professional and fully warranteed upgrade that will long serve your reference listening pleasure.
10ft of Cardas Audio 'Fat-Pipe' balanced XLR headphone cabling meets the wonderful Beyerdynamic DT880 250-ohm headphones for a wedding full of high-end audiophile bliss. The Beyer DT880 headphones are recabled in-house at HeadRoom by our top techs utilizing superb Cardas pure solder, beefy Cardas XLR connectors and, of course, painstaking attention to detail & finish. We do reference headphone recabling perfectly right at HeadRoom!
Our HeadRoom re-cable jobs are all hand-crafted in our Bozeman, Montana plant by highly skilled technicians using only the very best materials available. No cheapo, noisy wiring here! At HeadRoom,we exclusive use the best Cardas 'Fat Pipe' cord geometry headphone cabling for all our recable work. 'Fat-Pipe' is a four-conductor with braided shield headphone cord featuring the proprietary George Cardas Golden Ratio design utilizing oxygen-free, pure copper Litz wire with 100% pure teflon dialectrics. The connectors are slowly terminated by hand using Cardas Ultra Pure Quadeutectic solder. Cardas Audio 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 ... Yay, Fat-Pipe!
Of course, you'll need a balanced headphone amp and a balanced source to make these beyers run at full steam. We currently offer the incredible HeadRoom Balanced Desktop Amp or the stunningly gorgeous-sounding, top-of-the-line HeadRoom Balanced Ultra Desktop Amp ("The BUDA") units in our balanced Desktop Line headphone amp + DAC series.
You'll basically be getting a 'balanced source' given the built-in HeadRoom DAC installation found in our balanced-drive headphone amps. HeadRoom DACs allow you to get a true balanced audio signal from any source that offers a digital output. This means that any audio device with digital-optical, digital coaxial, or "host" USB outputs [all computers] will serve as an excellent source for balanced drive. That's right folks, this means that your PC, MAC, or laptop computer will suddenly become one of the best balanced sources possible!
- Connector Type: Balanced XLR
- Impedance @ 1kHz: 250 ohms
- Detachable Cable: No
- Cord Type: Straight Left-Side
- Coupler Size: Large
- Ear Coupler Type: Full-Size
- Manufacturer Warranty: 2 Years
- Warranty: 2 Years
- Balanced: Yes
- Driver Type: Dynamic