• Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro Review


    The Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro is a classic headphone, one that has gained critical acclaim for years. The DT 880 was the unofficial flagship for Beyerdynamic until the release of the T1. Now in 2015, the DT 880 Pro stands as a popular mid-fi headphone in competition with the likes of the Sennheiser HD 600 and AKG K712 Pro. In this review we will evaluate the DT 880 Pro 250 Ohm and see how it has withstood the test of time.

    Our test system includes a Windows PC fitted with a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD as the sound source. The Titanium HD's optical SPDIF out is connected to a Maverick Audio Tubemagic D1 which serves as our DAC and amplifier. In addition, the opamps within the D1 have been replaced by higher quality LT1364 units. The DT 880 Pro has been allowed plenty of burn-in time and brain burn-in for this review.


    Comments 4 Comments
    1. Bored's Avatar
      Bored -
      Nice review. I actually have the same amp as you and the Sennheiser HD650s. Probably not as good of a value as these but I got them for $290 on sale.
    1. Jester's Avatar
      Jester -
      $290 for an HD 650 is right up there in value, that's about a $100 discount much like what I paid for the DT 880 Pro. How well does this amp do the HD 650 justice? I've only heard the HD 650 with the Woo Audio WA3 at an audio show. On that note, the WA3 plus the DT 880 Pro ought to be an awesome pairing, although if I was upgrading my amp I'd get the Bottlehead Crack + Speedball kit.
    1. strudinox's Avatar
      strudinox -
      Geez those thing look comfy. Great review!
    1. Bored's Avatar
      Bored -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jester View Post
      $290 for an HD 650 is right up there in value, that's about a $100 discount much like what I paid for the DT 880 Pro. How well does this amp do the HD 650 justice? I've only heard the HD 650 with the Woo Audio WA3 at an audio show. On that note, the WA3 plus the DT 880 Pro ought to be an awesome pairing, although if I was upgrading my amp I'd get the Bottlehead Crack + Speedball kit.
      I've never really heard the HD650s with anything other than this amp so it's hard to know. But they sound great and are a huge improvement over my ATH-M50s.