Beyerdynamic DT 880 HiFi headphones

Beyerdynamic DT 880 HiFi headphones

Beyerdynamic DT 880 Review

The Beyerdynamic DT 880 is a great investment for those who want an excellent sound signature for mastering and mixing. Even those who simply want to enjoy listening to their favorite music can benefit from these headphones. Weighing 9.5 ounces, the DT 880 comes with a 15′ headphone-extension cable with 1/4″ connectors, single-sided 9.5′ cable with a mini-plug and a screw-on 1/4″ plug, which is perfect for home use. Both the mini-plug and 1/4″ plug are gold-plated. Read this Beyerdynamic DT 880 review to know what the headphones are all about.

Beyerdynamic DT 880

Pros

Semiopen Design

The Beyerdynamic DT 880 is semi-open design style which differs from the Beyer dynamic DT 770 250 Ohm which closed-back design. The semi-open design of the Beyerdynamic DT 880 means you can enjoy the features of both closed and open headphones. You can hear the outside world, but the DT 880 Pro’s external, released sound is not as loud as the sound produced by open headphones.

As such, you will not disturb people around you. The DT 880 has cushioned grilles and dynamic drivers that provide an excellent 5Hz to 35kHz frequency range. It also comes with a 0.25″ headphone jack adapter. The carrying tote has a name tag that you can fill out.

Beyerdynamic DT 880 review

Audio Quality

The Beyerdynamic DT 880 delivers a solid, precise low-frequency response. It sounds powerful and full in lows while remaining balanced all through the frequency range. The DT 880 Pro doesn’t reduce thumps to thin taps or make them sound heavy and exaggerated. It delivers clear high-mids, low-mids, and highs.

A sweet mid-range, splendidly controlled highs, and expressive dynamics make the Beyerdynamic DT-880 Pro make it a well-balanced headphone, but it might not be the best choice for those who love heavy bass hip-hop, electronic or rap as the DT 880 doesn’t provide the heavy bottom-end response needed for such kind of music.

However, you will love these headphones if you are looking for clear sonics with lots of sweet detail, lively soundstage presentation, remarkable upper treble range extension, and quick dynamics. The Beyerdynamic DT 880 delivers excellent audio quality for symphonic, jazz, acoustic folk, classical, chorale and chamber recordings.

Comfortable to Use

One of the best things about the DT 880 Pro is that it has large plush velour-covered circumaural ear cups that offer sufficient cushioning, so it’s very comfortable to wear.

Although the frame is large and will take some time getting used to, the headband has ample cushioning.

The right and left ear cups are adorned with an R and L and braille. The detents along the adjustor of the headband guarantee a secure fit.

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You can listen to your favorite songs for hours without any discomfort. If you frequently watch movies on your laptop, the Beyerdynamic DT 880 is a great choice. However, you may want to reconsider if you are planning to use it in the office.

Since the back of the headphones is semi-open, it leaks sound. If your coworkers get disturbed even by the smallest of sound, you may want to leave your headphones at home. If you are working at home, you will enjoy long listening sessions.

The large ear cups distribute weight evenly and all points of contact with your head are soft and well-padded, so the DT 880 is very pleasurable to wear.

Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro Compare to Other Headphones

Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro Vs Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro Vs Beyerdynamic Vs SHIVR NC18 3D Bluetooth ANC headphones

Beyerdynamic DT 880

Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro: Perfect for studio monitoring headphones

Specs: over-ear, semi-open design (low noise level),  circum-aural (around the ear) ear pads frequency response: 5 – 35 kHz, impedance: 250 ohms, sound pressure level (SPL): 96dB, cable: 3 m coiled, earpieces together with a single-sided connecting cable
Features: sound quality: (Neutral, relaxed, relatively spatial, more restrained bass, transparent), replaceable parts, Soft ear pads and adjustable, sliding

 


Beyerdynamic DT990 ProBeyerdynamic DT990 Pro (80 Ohms)

Specs: around the ear, open-back, dimension: 8.7″ x 4.7″ x 9.1″, weight: 1.35 pounds, wired, 5 – 35 kHz, impedance 80 ohms, SLP 96dB, cable & plug: coiled connecting cable with mini-jack plug (3.5mm) and 1/4″ adapter (6.35mm)
Features: tangle-free cord, strong bass and treble sound, adjustable ear cups

 


beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro

Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro – Open Studio Headphones

Specs: over-ear, open-back design, dimension: 7″ x 4″ x 8.5″, weight: 24 ounces, frequency response: 5 – 40 kHz, impedance: 250 ohms, SPL (sound pressure level): 102 dB @ 1mW/500Hz, 45 mm dynamic Tesla neodymium drivers, cable: Straight cable (3m) / coiled cable (5M), each with detachable and lockable 3-pin mini-XLR cable connector, earpads: Two pairs of velour ear pads with analytical sound characteristics
Features: wireless, earpads: soft and replaceable, premium hard case, sound quality: (very balanced sound image, excellent resolution, and spatiality, high output sound pressure level)

 


SHIVR N18 3D Bluetooth headphones

SHIVR NC18 3D Bluetooth ANC headphones

Specs: over-ear, dimension: 7.87″ x 6.3″ x 3.54″, weight: 10.4 ounces
Features: Digital active noise canceling, aptX LL (Low Latency), Bluetooth 4.2, 20-hours playtime at Bluetooth mode and 25-hours without ANC, smart play & pause, Built-in Gyroscope, hi-fi stereo, immersive 3D audio, ambient sound mode

 

 

Cons

The DT880 doesn’t have an inline remote, so it’s not a great option for use with mobile devices. The headphones are more compatible with stereo and pro gear systems.

Since the headphones have a semi-open design, you can expect sound to leak through the outer sections of the earcups. The DT880 is too bulky and large for on-the-go use, so it’s more suited for home use.

The cable is also hardwired. You cannot remove and replace the cable if it’s damaged, so you have to send it away for repair. However, the cable is durable so it’s less likely to easily develop wear and tear.

While you can use the DT 880 Pro with your mobile device, the high 250 Ohm impedance means reduced bass response and the maximum audio levels will not be very loud. The 9.8′ coiled cable is also designed for home stereos or for studio use. The headphones have no mic for taking calls. On the other hand, if you’re seeking accuracy when it comes to music, you won’t be disappointed with the DT880 Pro.

Beyerdynamic DT 880 review – Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Natural sound
  • Great audio reproduction
  • Strong built quality

Cons

  • Very sensitive to surrounding noise because of their design
  • Bulky for someone
  • Not ideal for travel

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Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro – Verdict

The Beyerdynamic DT 880 offers brilliant accuracy and can help musicians and engineers maximize their mixes and enjoy listening to their favorite songs better.

It provides exceptional clarity and strong bass depth without sacrificing the lows. The DT 880 also offers a comfortable fit to its adjustable, rugged and soft padded headband. All parts of the headphones are replaceable, so you can have it fixed without any problem.

Since it comes with a foam-padded carrying case, you don’t have to worry about its storage. If you are looking for headphones, you should definitely consider the DT 880 Pro.

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