Beyer Dynamic DT880 On-Ear Headphones

4.83/5 (6 Reviews) MSRP : $259.00


Product Description

The 880 comes packages in a nice aluminum box. It has a single sided coiled cable (left side) for ease of use. The ear pads are soft velour and the headband is nicely padded and both are easily replaced.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by deside a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: December 12, 2008

Bottom Line:   
These blow away the top of the line sennheiser,s,grado 1,s-I have tried them all with 40+ years as an engineer.Spend more-get less. Be my guest.I have a 2nd pr at home which i power with a single ended triode Musical Fidelity v3 cans 2nd series.Yummy............

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2005

Price Paid:    $235.00

Purchased At:   b&h pro



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Phil Canard a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: November 22, 2007

Bottom Line:   
Overall, I like these headphones about as well as AKG K601 that I also own. Bass extension and quality is about equal in both. The midrange is a bit better in the K601. The treble is more extended and more pronounced in the DT880. The overall sound quality is about equal. If music has a lot of upper level information, the DT880 may be the best. If the music is midrange based, such as female vocals, then the K601 wins.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $235.00

Purchased At:   eBay



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ArthurGatos a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2005

Bottom Line:   
Upgrading from Sennheiser 565 Ovation, it was quite an eye opener to see / hear, how far has headphone technology advanced.

The 565's, a very acomplished pair of cans in their own right, sound by comparison coloured, and somewhat confused when the Music gets complicated.

The 880's on the other hand are articulate, neutral and convey the spirit of the Music exactly as it has been recorded, without any artificial additions of their own.

This of course, exposes poor recordings, and sadly, there's many of them.

On the issue of bass, it's tuneful, deep but not exaggerated or overblown, so in other words if it's there you will hear it IN THE RIGHT SCALE and not over emphasised as with some other less accurate h/phones that tend to cover their inadequacies with excesive bass.

Treble is crystal clear without being 'edgy' and on vocals the listener can follow the score word for word, a difficult task for many h/phones, especially on Opera or Choral Music, where often, instruments and voices can get in to one anothers ways ( due to poor miking / mixing).

Before I bought them, I had an A - B comparisson with the Sennheiser 650 and, in my view, the Beyers won purely on the accuracy issue, the 650's being more euphonic but less accurate.

These cans are a "must listen" to listeners of Classical Music, where accuracy is paramount, and their sound quality is not far below, electrostatic h/phone quality.

One very happy owner here.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2005

Price Paid:    $499.00

Purchased At:   Brand new at Sydney



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Argus a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: June 25, 2005

Bottom Line:   
An extremely likeable set of cans are the DT 880's. All the usual audiophile adjectives apply: clean, excellent bass, great delineation of voices and instrumental detail. (Some have said they have a tendency to brightness-I do not find that to be the case.)

I have a nice stable of headphones, including: AKG 501, AKG 1000 w/dedicated amp made by SAC in Germany, and the Sennheiser HD 600's; taken for all in all, these may be my favorite because they first pass muster in audio. A bonus is that they are remarkably comfortable and non-fatiguing. One can curl up for an evening of comfortable, high-quality sound, confident that no stress or fatigue will set in.

I'm fortunate enough to have the Placette Audio dual-mono linestage, a preamp that has a stunning headphone output! Any cans sound good through the Placette, but the Beyer sounds exceptional. I also use the SAC as mentioned above, and a Corda headamp made by Jan Meier. The sound through the Corda is quite respectable, however through the Placette it's on a different level...marvelous!

BTW, purchased from HeadRoom out there in BFE, and they were delivered next day via standard UPS, a journey of about 2,000 miles overnight. Extraordinay service.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2004

Purchased At:   HeadRoom



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by deside a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 13, 2005

Bottom Line:   
Ive used mostly Sennheiser since the late 60's,the most recent being the 570's 4 years ago at the time of purchase.I tried briefly Prestige from GRADO but sold st a loss as i could not abide the comfort level.These are the best i have ever used.Better than Sennheiser build quality with fine leather and solid aluminum and with all do deference to the reivew above the semi-circumnular cans are covered in real silk.With extension from 5hz-35hz its got it covered.Detailed highs.VELVETY mid-range esp on female vocals)(cole,krall etc)and more taut powerfull bass than i thought possible thru any cans.They are tantamount to wearing air.Besides the standard 3m cable, another 5m cable oF SIMILAR QUALITY is included and invaluable if your in a good sized theater and 20' from your controller.I could not ascertain a difference WITH OR W/O the extension.I RARELY REVIEW anything but these are as good as it gets and may finally push me to buy a good headphone amp.Nuff said.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004




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