The Beyerdynamic DT 880pro is a semi-open reference headphone for monitoring applications.
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The Beyerdynamic DT 880 PRO is a reference-class, semi-open studio headphone which combines all strengths of open, transparent headphones with those of more powerful, closed headphones.
Specially designed housings and an improved system equalisation turn this “remake” of the studio classic Beyerdynamic DT 880 into an ideal studio monitoring headphone, with analytical qualities.
Soft ear pads and adjustable, sliding, earpieces together with a single sided connecting cable ensure listening comfort during extended periods of use.
Featuring a very sturdy and good looking design, the Beyerdynamic DT880 has comfortable velour earpads and a single sided coiled cord. It features an amazing all-round sound with one of the best soundstages we have heard. A very smooth sounding headphone with excellent balance the DT880 has instantly become a favourite of ours suiting just about every genre of music, this headphone rivals and even outdoes many other companies flagship models, especially a specific well known brands top of the range dynamic which costs significantly more.
The DT880pro requires dedicated desktop amplification for best performance. Headphonic recommends the Matrix M-Stage as entry-level amplification for this headphone.
If you're looking at buying the Beyerdynamic DT 880, chances are good that you're looking for something to sit by the computer or home hi-fi system, so audio quality and comfort will be the most important factors in your buying decision. Should that be the case, give these cans a good, hard, look—they certainly live up to their hype online, and should stand up to even the worst critics.
The Beyerdynamic DT 880s are extra comforatable and their sound is certainly audiophile level...The Beyerdynamic DT 880s sounded rich and natural on Randy Newman's "Louisiana 1927" track from the Our New Orleans benefit CD, in which Newman is on piano and has members of both the Louisiana and New York Philharmonic orchestras backing him up. The DT 880s did justice to the ravishing strings, and Newman's vocals and piano sounded wonderfully realistic. Moreover, we preferred the DT 880s over the K 601s on Phish's Billy Breathes CD.