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I just got a set of Triple Fi 10s. All I can say is why did it take me so long to get a set of good monitors.
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Well, I prefer the DT880s. More detail, very accurate bass reproduction. Punchy, tight accurate bass is what you will get with the DT880s. The DT880 non-600ohm sharp-treble @ ~4 kHz can get to people however.
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Well, I prefer the DT880s. More detail, very accurate bass reproduction. Punchy, tight accurate bass is what you will get with the DT880s. The DT880 non-600ohm sharp-treble @ ~4 kHz can get to people however.
I'm guessing my STX will fall flat on its face trying to power the 600 ohm version, correct? Or are they like the 250 ohm version, surprisingly easy to drive despite their rated specs?

Im leaning toward the beyers as of now
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Are the Senn 598's forgiving of lesser quality tracks?
Edited by Draygonn - 10/24/11 at 6:39pm
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You should really hear both. They are similar headphones, but I prefer HD600. Both headphones sound fantastic with a top notch source and a good tube amp that can supply a good deal of current. Pair them with a silver or hybrid cable if you can.
Do cables really make a difference?
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I'm guessing my STX will fall flat on its face trying to power the 600 ohm version, correct? Or are they like the 250 ohm version, surprisingly easy to drive despite their rated specs?

Im leaning toward the beyers as of now
At least with the samples tested, InnerFidelity measured the DT 880 250 ohms to need 0.299 V rms for 90 dB SPL, while the DT 880 600 ohms needed 0.514 V rms for 90 dB SPL.
http://www.innerfidelity.com/headpho...heet-downloads

STX output max is about 7 V rms, which translates to 90 + 20*log10(7/0.299) = 117.4 dB SPL for the 250 ohms version and 90 + 20*log10(7/0.514) = 112.7 dB SPL for the 600 ohms version.

4-5 dB is not a huge huge difference. Use a player with a software volume control in dB like foobar2000 and see how much that is. Over 110 dB max should be plenty loud for most people, unless you listen to pretty quietly-mastered classical music. At these kinds of levels, a lot of headphones tend to run out of excursion and start distorting anyway. And that's not to mention your ears distorting too.

Amp performance doesn't somehow keel over and suck between 250 ohms and 600 ohms, so it's good to go.


Many people believe cables make a difference, but as far as connecting your headphones to some kind of headphone jack...nothing we know about science and engineering suggests that there will be a non-negligible (remotely audible) difference for transmitting audio frequency signals to the headphones. That is, unless you use some exotic "cables" that intentionally have an inductor in them or something like that. I've never heard of any controlled experiment that people could distinguish between reasonable headphone cables by sound (and not by sight). And there's plenty of tests done showing very miniscule measurable differences below audibility.

With long runs of speaker cables and typical speaker impedances, the impedance of the cable itself can sometimes legitimately be non-negligible compared to the speaker impedance (creating a problem) with enough length of wire and wire that's too thin. For headphones that's not an issue.
Edited by mikeaj - 10/24/11 at 6:14pm
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I keep running into a problem where only one side of my headphones (HD595's) work when using an adapter. It was working fine for about a week then started giving me problems with only the right side working. Do you guys have any advice? Should I just have someone change the cable? Where can I get an adapter that's guaranteed not to give me problems?
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So I decided to go with monitoring headphones for a few reasons.
  • They offer higher quality at a lower price point
  • My gaming/editing space is semi noisey
  • I can analyse everything with much more detail

My headphones should be here soon. I may pick up a cheap pair of speakers as a novelty for when I have to show people their footage/project. That would be the only downside I have with headphones is that they are personal even when you don't need them to be.

I can't wait for them to arrive

Edit: Put me down for the Shure SRH-440. I may be ordering the 840 ear pads for comfort depending on how bad I think I need them.
Edited by HOTDOGS - 10/24/11 at 7:18pm
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Just ordered some DT880 250 ohms.
At $65 less than the 600 ohms on amazon it was a no brainer. They get here in two days, can't wait.

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Originally Posted by HOTDOGS View Post
So I decided to go with monitoring headphones for a few reasons.
  • They offer higher quality at a lower price point
  • My gaming/editing space is semi noisey
  • I can analyse everything with much more detail

My headphones should be here soon. I may pick up a cheap pair of speakers as a novelty for when I have to show people their footage/project. That would be the only downside I have with headphones is that they are personal even when you don't need them to be.

I can't wait for them to arrive
Which headphones?
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Which headphones?
I edited my post but, put me down for the Shure SRH-440. I may be ordering the 840 ear pads for comfort depending on how bad I think I need them.
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