Beyerdynamic DT880 Premium 32Ω

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  1. r_hall

    r_hall New Member

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    Hi

    I am thinking of getting a pair of Beyerdynamic DT880 Premium Semi-Open Headphones 32Ω. I understand that the 32 ohm model works well with sources such as laptops or ipods. Are there other high quality models I should consider in the £200-300 range? Looking to use headphones mostly with a macbook, solely for music. My musical taste is very varied

    Would the Beyerdynamics benefit from an inexpensive DAC/Amplifier such as a Fiio E17?

    Any comments appreciated.

    thanks,
    Robin
     
  2. dalethorn

    dalethorn Active Member

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    Edd a.k.a. Quadpatch, who also posts here, would say go for the DT880 as the best all-around headphone. The FiiO E17 will make an improvement, as a USB DAC plus headphone amp, but how much improvement you will perceive will change as you gain more experience with what it provides. The E17 is one of hi-fi's best values ever.
     
  3. RobinHiFi

    RobinHiFi Super Moderator

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    Great name by the way!:)
     
  4. r_hall

    r_hall New Member

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    @ dalethorn - thanks for your comments, tempted by these

    @ RobinHiFi - ditto :)
     
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