Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro Headphones 250 Ohm | MIXERS DELIGHT!
Hey there friend, and Welcome!
Today I’m drinking a peach mango rhubarb lassi, and man is it ever good! If you want to make one, I will put the ingredients down at the bottom.
But before I get sidetracked, I’m gonna slap you in the face with another review! This time regarding the Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro Headphones, 250 Ohm! Are you looking for an amazing mixing headphone? Well look no further!!
Sit back, relax, and grab a bowl of popcorn, and enjoy the show..
They will bleed sound and people will be able to hear what you’re listening to. Ideal for isolated studio sessions. They aren’t particularly exciting, but rather honest. They are flat and neutral, and aren’t really for “enjoying” music so much as critiquing it. These would do extremely well as your primary mixing headphone. Don’t expect to be blown away by the low end, but the high end has a bit of extra sparkle. Coming from Beyer, you know you will get crazy comfort with those velour ear pads, and extreme durability. They sometimes lack a deep bass extension, but with a proper amp the bass signature overall really shines. This model also does well with all genres of music.
Extremely Accurate, “Surgical”
May be the best investment you’ll make regarding flagship audiophile headphones. Price to performance ratio is through the roof.
One of the best (if not the best) for mixing/reference
Very comfortable (perhaps THE most comfortable headphone)
Clear mid-range, bass response enhanced with a good amp
casual listeners and producers alike will enjoy and appreciate the sound
superb build quality (standard for the DT line)
replaceable ear-pads (or ear muffs, as some reviewers like to call them :D)
high end may be a bit exaggerated to some
clamp force can be a bit tight at first
while the sound-stage is wide, it lacks somewhat in the imaging dept. Basically this means that some clarity and detail is lost.
Shout out to @Metal571 for the review. Check him out on twitter!
It is important to know that for 250 Ohm and up, an amp is highly recommended. You may be able to get away with not using one for 250 Ohm impedance, but then again you’d be doing yourself a disservice by purchasing a headphone of this caliber.
That said, there are some good options out there that won’t break the bank. Keep in mind, if it’s not an amp/DAC combo (all in one), then your set up would look something like:
Computer/laptop —> DAC —> Amp —> Headphone.
This is a relatively simple way of illustrating it. Most amps need a digital to analog converter so that your brain can make sense out of the numbers. It functions much like an audio interface. The sound is a jumbled mess until it is converted to a signal that we can process. This signal is meant to be of a much higher quality than your standard built in DAC that comes with your laptop or CPU.
As for amps, a great affordable combo would be the Schiit Magni + Modi, as well as:
Schiit Vali (entry level, but amazing) + Modi
Schiit Asgard 2 + Modi
Schiit Modi (entry level, affordable)
Schiit Bifrost (a bit more expensive) and can also be paired with the amp of your choosing.
O2 DAC: (a great option that sounds pretty amazing)
Who this Headphone benefits?
I’ve heard from a very reliable source that it fares strong with nearly every genre of music, and is 1 out of only 4 other headphones (out of the 58 on his site) that received an A+ price to performance rating. Amazon reviewers have noted these qualities as well. For a list:
classical listeners (nice wide sound-stage)
audio engineers and producers who need a great mix down.
people who need an open and airy sound, and don’t want to be fatigued wearing headphones for long periods of time.
Metal head bros
Pop Pamelas (lol)
Hip Hop Henry
Am I going overboard?
An extremely accurate, neutral set of mixing cans that gives a slight nudge in the treble department. At first, they may sound a bit harsh if you’re coming from bass heavy cans. Over time, they develop beautifully, going from “bright” to lively. Be aware that it does take some burn in time for these to settle in nicely. Around 200 hours is the benchmark. As for the sound-stage, it is wide, but some detail may be lost. The low end is clean, but lacking to some. This is not a bass-heads can by any means.
These headphones are considered one of the go to cans for mixing. They are comfy, durable, and give you a neutral sound conducive to mixing. If you’re a producer, or a casual listener who appreciates an honest & analytical sound, then they are most definitely for you..
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