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I mean, all the cans I listed are open...and if anything, the DT880 is the most "closed" out of all of them

$350 (mind you, you have to add $100 if you want a USB input) for a DAC that you won't have to replace due to future changes in cable standards (and from a company with a proven record of making great Schiit () for the money, I don't see how you can argue with that at all.
Yeah, I know. I do like the semi-open design. I know using open headphones in public isn't ideal but some might find it better with semi-open headphones.

I don't remember if the Bifrost had a built in amp.

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wut
I think you should have seen it. Made it a bit more obvious now.
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Yep, 100W would fry any headphone. It might even catch on fire tbh (not kidding). Anyway, I highly disagree with the 'big three' holding it against $1k models. the $1k models are in a different leagues and yes, I've heard all of the mentioned and the HD800, all properly amped and sourced.

Look up the Schiit drama involving Nwavguy
There's a lot of Head-fi FOTM (flavour of the month) going on there.
Yeah, just like the LCD-2 and HE-5 are seeing right now...haha. Sometimes it can be difficult to sort through the mud of blind praise there unless you're willing to wait a few months to see how many people end up returning stuff.

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Yeah, I know. I do like the semi-open design. I know using open headphones in public isn't ideal but some might find it better with semi-open headphones.

I don't remember if the Bifrost had a built in amp.



I think you should have seen it. Made it a bit more obvious now.
The Bifrost is a standalone DAC. No amp section. Which is good, otherwise you're paying for an amp section you'll never use (check out Audio-GD's stuff if you're looking for really good, cheap combo units).
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Yep, 100W would fry any headphone. It might even catch on fire tbh (not kidding). Anyway, I highly disagree with the 'big three' holding it against $1k models. the $1k models are in a different leagues and yes, I've heard all of the mentioned and the HD800, all properly amped and sourced.

Look up the Schiit drama involving Nwavguy
There's a lot of Head-fi FOTM (flavour of the month) going on there.
Gotta love FOTM's.

Anyways, I would love to own the Big 3 cans someday, but sadly I don't have the opportunity to do so. The K701 I have tried briefly and it sounds very good; airy and quite spacious in sound staging. My money's on the Senn sound signature though, love the luscious mids with them.
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