Author Topic: The headphone heads up thread  (Read 37955 times)

Offline capetownwatches

Re: Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro 250 for sale
« Reply #210 on: March 06, 2018, 03:38:55 PM »
Mine is not the pro version and the box claims them to be "Premium" and the impedance is cited as "30 Ohm/250 Ohm/600 Ohm" with no indication on the phones themselves what the actual impedance is, but the sound is really, really good, so the price asked here make these fantastic value for money, and that's a fact.

Yours are the Premium version, for home use rather than studio.
Premium has different headband covering, less clamp and a nice "DT880" plate on the housing.
Both versions share identical drivers and internal construction and thus they sound EXACTLY the same.

Beyer marks the impedance on the jack, except for 250 ohm versions that have no marking.


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Re: The headphone heads up thread
« Reply #211 on: March 07, 2018, 06:45:20 AM »
No marking on mine, which means 250 ohm then. Shall remember that henceforth. They do seem less efficient than my old Koss HV/1s, which is to be expected.
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Little Dot 1+ headphone amplifier
« Reply #212 on: March 25, 2018, 09:27:01 AM »
A lot of fun for the money. It's a hybrid with tube input stage (voltage follower) followed by an op amp gain stage and a push pull bipolar driver stage.
The circuitry you get for the money is pretty impressive, and lots of opportunity for tube and op amp rolling.

I've not heard one, but I have a LD MKll and I love the thing.

https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-amplifiers/somerset-west/little-dot-1%2B-headphones-amplifier/1002267157760911365444409




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Re: The headphone heads up thread
« Reply #213 on: March 27, 2018, 09:33:13 AM »
Takealot special on Fiio E6 miniature HP amp @R369 today
https://www.takealot.com/fiio-e6-portable-headphone-amplifier-black/PLID41469001
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Re: The headphone heads up thread
« Reply #214 on: April 18, 2018, 09:56:32 AM »
CPLAN is currently running an audio technica special:

https://www.cplanaudio.co.za/collections/audio-technica

The ath-w1000z and 1000x are extremely appealing. 

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Re: The headphone heads up thread
« Reply #215 on: May 07, 2018, 01:15:00 AM »


onedayonly have the fiio e18 headphone amp  at 2k & sennheiser momentum 2 on ears at 2,5k.
is it just me or have bitcoin people gone a bitquiet because its a bitdown? #bitter

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SONY MDR-1000X
« Reply #216 on: May 30, 2018, 10:19:03 AM »
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Oppo PM-3 Planar Magnetic Headphones R5,000
« Reply #217 on: June 06, 2018, 10:26:58 AM »


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Re: Oppo PM-3 Planar Magnetic Headphones R5,000
« Reply #218 on: June 06, 2018, 12:00:08 PM »
Great portable headphones if the seller is not stuck on his asking price... :oppo:


https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-audio-music-accessories/plumstead/oppo-pm+3-planar-magnetic-headphones/1002402931190910003366109




Audeze Sine in or classifieds much better value and supposedly a better can.
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Re: Oppo PM-3 Planar Magnetic Headphones R5,000
« Reply #219 on: June 06, 2018, 12:09:33 PM »
Audeze Sine in our classifieds much better value and supposedly a better can.

The Sines on sale in our classifieds are indeed stellar portable cans, and a real bargain to boot!


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Re: The headphone heads up thread
« Reply #220 on: July 09, 2018, 09:21:20 AM »
Sennheiser Momentum M2 Over Ear on sale for R2999 on One Day only.

https://www.onedayonly.co.za/momentum-m2-ae-i-over-ear-headphones.html

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Re: The headphone heads up thread
« Reply #222 on: October 24, 2018, 02:05:46 PM »
Sennheisers at 10-20% off at Foto Discount World. Of note - the HD 660s, 20% off and (thanks to the Rand) cheaper than international pricing at the moment:

HD 660s - R7100:

https://www.fotodiscountworld.co.za/product/sennheiser-hd-660-s-free-delivery/

Looks like free delivery, too.
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Re: The headphone heads up thread
« Reply #223 on: October 24, 2018, 03:52:21 PM »
Sennheisers at 10-20% off at Foto Discount World. Of note - the HD 660s, 20% off and (thanks to the Rand) cheaper than international pricing at the moment:

HD 660s - R7100:

https://www.fotodiscountworld.co.za/product/sennheiser-hd-660-s-free-delivery/

Looks like free delivery, too.

I notice that they have no new stock of HD650.

Sennheiser has quietly stopped making them, superseded by the new HD660
Up till now old stock has been available, but this is running out fast.
And Sennheiser's HD650 parts bin has all gone to Massdrop.

The end of an era...?



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Re: The headphone heads up thread
« Reply #224 on: October 24, 2018, 04:53:16 PM »
I'm not sure there was anything quiet about it - they were pretty triumphant about it replacing the HD 650 :)

I recently auditioned all three - 600, 650, 660 - and although I know opinions swing wildly about it, I think I'm on team 660 - a really great middleground between neutral (600) and warm (650).

Far too expensive, though - even at R7100.
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