Beyerdynamic DT 880 ProItem ID: DT880
Semi-Open Circumaural Studio Headphones with 5Hz-35kHz Response, and Padded Headband
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Circumaural Studio Headphones!The Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro headphones are an outstanding choice for extended listening sessions, monitoring while recording drums or amplified instruments, or for general-purpose stereo listening! The DT 880 Pro headphones' semi-open design gives you the strenghts of both open and closed headphones. You'll have just enough "air" when tracking instruments, while still giving you the isolation you want when using open microphones. What's more, you'll find that the lushly padded headband makes the Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro headphones extra-comfortable for extended use.
Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro Headphones at a Glance:
The best of closed and open designs
The DT 880 Pro combines the strengths of open and closed headphones. Semi-open headphones solve the "I can't hear myself" problems often associated with recording drums or amplified instruments using "closed" headphones. Your players will hear an ideal combination of "live" sound plus monitor source from the DT 880 Pro, with minimal leakage.
Exceptional frequency response and stereo separation
The DT 880 Pro reproduces an amazing 5Hz-35kHz sound spectrum, with clean, clear detail from the deepest bass to the highest highs. The highs are crystal-clear without being unpleasant, impressive even at low levels. The neutral balanced mids are analytical and strong, without being predominant. The DT 880 Pro's bass is voluminous without being too obtrusive. This is a headphone that will inspire you!
Comfort assurance for long sessions
You'll appreciate the DT 880 Pro's high comfort thanks to its reduced headband pressure and a soft headband pad. The soft ear pads and headband pad can be easily replaced. The single-sided coiled cable is fitted with a gold vaporized 1/8" stereo jack plug and 1/4" adapter. The headphone comes in a stylish leather pouch that keeps your headphone safe from dust and dirt. The DT 880 Pro is a serious contender for recording, mixing, and pleasure!
Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro Headphones Features:
Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro Headphones: Cool phones for pro or home use!
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Reviewsbased on 8 reviews
What a joy.
by Brendan Milburn from United StatesI find myself choosing to mix and track and work with these on rather than my nearfields. Enough said. They are SO comfortable and sound AMAZING. If there is one negative thing to say, and it's small,... read more [+] it's this: don't expect others to be unable to hear what you're doing--sound leaks out a little bit. That is by design, and par for the course with semi-open cans.
February 3, 2013
Music Background: pro musician, producer, songwriter
In a word: KILLER. close [-]
The sound is amazing
by Cleon Richardson from Trinidad (Caribbean)As The owner of sennheisers, fostex t20 and t40s, AKGs and KRK KNS 8400 I can confidently say that the Beyerdynamics DT 880 Pro I got recently are great!! When you look at the frequency response and... read more [+] hear it for yourself you will ask why didn't I have these headphones before. The comfort is great. Very comfortable and I use it in conjunction with a focusrite VRM Box to mix. The clarity is mindblowing! What got me was a Take 6 song I listened to on the KRKs always had the lead vocalist sounding overly compressed. With these cans the sound is so natural and I heard no over compression. Just nice open sound. NOthing can hide in these cans. Everything is revealed! Spend the money and get a pair. You'll soon realise like me that you want a backup pair in case of anything. I can't mix without them. close [-]
April 21, 2012
Music Background: Producer, Recording & Mixing Engineer
No Joke, so good!
by Ryan Hughes from San Francisco, CA USAI spent some time researching options for headphones to listen to all day at work (architect) in the office, to replace my Sony MDR-V600s that I've had three pairs of over the last 16 years. These 88... read more [+]0s are absolutely incredible--I think the semi-open design is perfect for me--the bass is super tight, but not overpowering like the closed Sonys, and the result is a very clear and balanced spectrum. The most impressive thing is the clarity, and how low they go--I'm listening to some super subby dubstep and hearing all sorts of things I've never heard before--the Sony's either couldn't reproduce it, or the other bass frequencies were drowning it out. These things are flat from bottom to top--loving it! close [-]
January 3, 2012
Music Background: bassist, Producer, Engineer
FOR SERIOUS MIXING
by from HOUSTON,TXTHESE CANS ARE COMFORTABLE AND NEVER CAUSE AND TYPE OF EAR FATIGUE. I OWN KRK ROCKIT MONITORS AND THE KRK SUB, AND I CAN HONESTLY MIX AN ENTIRE SONG WITH JUST THESE. THEY GIVE A REALLY OPEN SOUND LI... read more [+]KE MONITORS BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT CLOSED HEADPHONES. I RECOMMEND THESE FOR SERIOUS MIXING AND MASTERING. VERY FLAT SIGNAL, THEY PUT OUT WHATS GOING IN. THEY'RE ABLE TO PUT OUT THE LOWEST BASS NOTES WITH EASE. I MIX WITH THE KRK MONITORS, BUT I PUT THESE ON WHEN I NEED TO GET DETAILED, INTIMATE, AND VERY DISCERNING WITH THE MIX. I WILL ALWAYS KEEP A PAIR. close [-]
August 22, 2011
Music Background: PRODUCER
Amazing Comfort, Smooth Response, Great Design
by W. Guy Finley from Chicago Burbs, ILAfter owning the DT 880 Pros for a few months now I feel comfortable enough to give a review.
June 29, 2011
Music Background: Hobbyist, Live Performer and Semi-Pro Sound Engineer
First, these are the most comfortable cans I have worn bar none. They are amazingly comfort... read more [+]able and devoid of the usual pressure points you feel on most cans. As someone who wears glasses I always feel it at my temples, has never happened with these, padded and plush.
Though comfy they are very sturdy they actually use (gasp) METAL for the supports. No snapping plastic after years of use here. I take good care of mine but I'm sure they would survive the studio well.
The sound is amazingly clear and smooth. The response is great across the entire spectrum with all the intricate detail you would expect spending this kind of money. The bass is present but doesn't overwhelm the rest of the spectrum and they adapt to any form of music from what I perform and record to what is in my maniacal music collection.
They are pushed rather easily without a headphone amp. Keep in mind these aren't closed and these aren't DJ headphones so you may want to look to a headphone amp if you need to push more volume. My Apogee Duet pushes them just fine and I tried them on my iPhone just to see and they did well there as well.
The semi-open design is perfect for what I do - streaming live performance. I don't like closed headphones as a vocalist I think it gives me pitch problems. The AKG K240s have been mainstays in vocal booths for years and they are semi-open, the DT 880s perform the same way and I have had no instances of mic bleed.
Sweetwater recently marked these down, they are a STEAL at their current price. Yes, you are spending a lot more than the K240s but I believe the quality and sound and comfort make up for the price difference. The only half-star missing is for the price, there are some very good cans for less out there, these are more but have clear benefits. close [-]
Jordan, Marquette, MI
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