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770 + 110 = 880

Our Headphones Week continues with the Beyerdynamic DT-880 Pro, the big brother of the DT-770. Having the DT-770 as a reference, we had high expectations for the DT-880... Verdict! read more…

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By jctroyes, 20/05/2014
My overall opinion is very poisitif outside the cable. This is the first time I can spend a listening high-end system to a headset without feeling to feel cut off my ear.
For once, the medium gives me some other avenues of research that my monitor and a fortiori with small NS10M

After all these years especially have to buy a headset for convenience that qaulitatif and therefore do have a cross on the fact of one day finding a good cheap headphones. I found the DT880 a very good headset cheap.

You know I have the studio headphones as first prize (home tho ... nn) I was surprised at the time of its quality (certe relative) compared to DT100 or even Sony are 4-5 times more expensive.

A try in any case for any use in a quiet environment in order to have a different listening track. Of talking about MASTERING as can be read sometimes it's a little awkward and this reflection will be the same for a headphone to 3 times the price of the DT880.

Important Note:
It is also very nice to work with musicians when listening to the mix. The larger systems are still a little scared and DT880 advantage is that it provides reassurance on this point musicians.

It has been over 20 years that I use headphones for different applications. I have long used a headphone especially nomadic condition for "cinema" and electroacoustic creation. Largest user of AKG 270 and HD25 first version before production change (qualitée inaceptable when we used the old models). Users also for monitoring musician cabin several Beyer DT-100 and Sony (ref escapes me). I know that my Ultrasound PRO900 to my greatest surprise is a great deception sound. J'ne talk later.

So here I am set in my studio for 6 years with Genelec 1037 Listens and Nikita Davis (anything below 3000euros enclosure) short of the beautiful world and that is to make you understand from what I compared. So more use Nomade here or cabin.

I do not, in general, work with headphones full of very justified reasons artificial spacialisation related to a problem of psychoacoustics, auditory fatigue and extended spectrum not necessarily balanced and realistic if we let believe. I spend feeling short sound box ...

Beyer Dynamic DT-800-:

- Ergonomics and Construction

Already this headphone is a true shoe for the ears, I wonder if I will not put it on my ears in winter just for the quality of comfort.
Is it too hot? Perhaps if the studio is not air conditioned. After the soft sponge side can avoid a ruined (at least in appearance) headphone
Fairly rigid setting but suddenly stable big head trying anyway.
Without a doubt the most comfortable I've ever used. After it is discreet as HD25.

- For me the connection part is good but in this price range is a fault. Jack molded and no ability to detach the cable. I strongly regret not having the solution used by the DT-100 series is frankly on this issue is a real problem.

- At strength level no problem this is not a DT100 but still we recognize the origin of the manufacturer. Solid listening for use but not for a musician in the cabin which may harm the process.

-I do not know if the appearance is degraded in foams (so comfortable) but I think I'll nétoyer Souvant to avoid having 10 years in a headphone that looks like a mop internship

Audio qualitée?

Ah voila ... Anyway ... I have rarely heard such good balance and especially for the price. Solid but not too serious before (Sennheiser HD25 contraitement and reversed for AKG 270) Low medium and medium just hyper. Maybe 800-1500Hz nothing back a bit but still in the accuracy of reproduction. The treble is beautifully stable and highly accurate. On this point he broke HD25, UltarSone PRO900 (especially him), AKG 270 and louise but other DT100 and Sony headphones.

It is a headphone that behaves more like a semi-open opened which also explains its sound performance.

On this point, therefore, spatialization is a real nice surprise. While remaining a semi-open headphones, complex sound plans are well made. With precisely this ability to not compress the mix as background référenses other prefectures above (HD 25 in particular).

Another important point the sound is very accurate according to the source I listen to the headphone output of the NEVE, DXB200, RME HDSP, Telephone I sound fairly variant not too bad surprises.

It is neck and neck with the HD650 Senneheiser of which for me is a reference ... but a bit expensive compared to the BeyerDynamique. If the HD650 was closer in price Beyer I think I would have been more difficult to choose.

comfort as major asset

By wdom, 27/11/2010
Comparative in connection with the acquisition of a headphone for the control of Design Studio Monitoring Audio.
headphones tested: Grado SR-80; MHII AKG K-240, Sennheiser HD25-1 II BeyerDynamic DT-880 Pro, Shure SHR 840

Preferred Features: Neutrality; Comfort, Dynamic Capacity, Quality of bass.

Immediately BeyerDynamic DT-880 Pro is a headphone apart; very comfortable with basic audio quality above the average but totally degreased, which makes a headphone in my opinion totally inadequate control monitoring.
The Grado is primarily a headphone monitor unpretentious and yet its outstanding audio qualities allow him to pretend it is clear that the accommodation offered is not suitable for prolonged use and is not intended to be used in noisy environments!
The Sennheiser HD 25 is the saying, a reference in the field. This is the headphone monitoring and uncompromising. Neutral, highly dynamic down really low in the bass but also lack of comfort for prolonged use. I blame him a bit, however, shorten the upper register and a lack of articulation in the bass (A review after running !?)... the + means any damaged parts can easily be replaced!; the lightness 6 -: absent finishes, hardware aspect, price too high, it could have been my choice but 90euros!
The AKG is a serious lack of neutrality to pretend to control bass and lack of cleanliness, but what comfort and what design! ...

I chose to end the Shure SHR 840 which surprised me a lot (like what prejudices !...).
In fact he took the bundle of qualities with Sennheiser, and more: the palm of comfort (it shares with the AKG), a bass that goes well beyond the hairline and in other joint and a wider frequency response in point I am trying to test it by using audiophile and I can not put it in default making it ultimately a versatile headphone, but Is not it just there, the recognition of a very high quality !?... The pros: removable cable!; very well made and finished, comes with spare foams - the -: I'm still looking


Very pleasant and relatively neutral

By solo84, 21/07/2010
I use it in monitoring & mixing. It is connected to a headphone output of my Presonus Central Station (excellent headphone outputs)

This headset has a realistic sound stage and relatively airy (it is a semi-open) and a frequency distribution neutral on the whole spectrum at high frequencies EXCEPT: it is a bit flattering at this level, I find . It therefore tends to add some warmth to the sound, so you have to be careful! A mix that lack of heat on this headphone is a really cool mix! Need to know!

I do not think it puts the bass back, as it avoids words Fifours just to flatter them, that's all! But they are there!

I also have a DT-770 which is very different: closed, flattering on the bass and treble (listening loudness), incredible sense of detail but at the cost of an artificial soundstage and very flattering. Very good to catch and track a reverb tail, for example (I always talk about the 770).

The DT-880 is a very good headset to keep a realistic view of its mix without any nasty surprises later, this shall take into account that flatters a bit low mids.

I would love to look at the Sennheiser HD-600 ...


fifours's review

By fifours, 13/05/2010
Well, that's a few days I have this headphone and it amazes me.

I compared it to my other Beyer and I admit that it is of absolute neutrality, never heard anything like this, everything is well balanced (low-mid-treble), precise, nuanced, fast, dynamic, and a good stereo and more.
If his play is special because it is dedicated to the sound engineer to detect the sibilants, hollow, redundancies, and parasites. Conversely it is not the most pleasant listening monitor, a little bass light is wanted not to interfere with the readability of mediums, and I say a little lighter because it goes down very low.

We must be careful about what you plug it because it does not disappoint, he said.
If your mix is ​​bad you will hear, if your stereo system or studio has faults you will hear it too. Do not forget that the headphone outputs are rarely perfect, they often have defects.
This means 880 sounds with my Onkyo DX706 and headphone and it sounds differently in my 3 amps headset and sounds great with my old Technics laser in which a friend had retouched the output stages (audio jack included) with condos 10fois bigger and oiled. A REGAL!

This Beyerdynamic DT880pro a faultless in his work, he analyzes everything that happens in the membranes, music, mix, and stuff of all kinds.
Its only flaw may be the price but worth it for zicos sharp.

ps: for a more detailed monitoring and also I recommend the DT990 2005 edition.
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  • Manufacturer:Beyerdynamic
  • Model:DT 880 Pro
  • Series:DT 880
  • Category:Studio headphones
  • Added in our database on: 02/05/2007

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