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I am currently building a headphone amp dedicated to 600 ohm phones. I have a pair of AKG 240s (600 ohm). I would like some suggestions on other 600 ohm phones.
2nd generation. Easy on the head, throw a good soundstage and not hard to drive. Fast articulated bass that goes as deep as the recording has the lower frequencies, fine mids and smooth even highs. It is all there. And you can change out cables with ease.
iBasso DX100,DX50 DX90. Chord Hugo. HiFiman 901s balanced. RSA Intruder, The Lightning. Fostex TH900 balanced, HE1000, HE-6, 560, 500, JH13 Pro balanced. Lyr2, Audeze. Balanced mostly with Whiplash cables. Photo gallery: www.pbase.com/jamato8
I'm too stupid.
Didn't see headphones in your photo gallery.
Maybe you could post it in the Optional Link URL space below.
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Thanx for the input guys.
Some years ago I was at the Montreal HiFi show and found myself in the headphone room (Head-fi I think). I ended up totally enamored with the T1s and bogarted them until I was told to give someone else a chance. I moved on to the 880s and liked them, but not nearly as much as the T1s. The T1s were better than the Sennheisers as well. I had completely forgotten about that event until this discussion SOOOOOOOOOOO...........
Thanks for reminding me. That they are 600ohms is icing on the cake.
If you can afford to spend around $1000 new or roughly 2/3 of that for a good used pair, the original T-1 (v 1) would be the top notch choice. The newer model T-1 (v 2) will cost you a bit more, of course.
Beyerdynamic DT-880, DT-990 are the more affordable 600 ohm options in the Beyer lineup.
Amazon has the T-1's for $789.00 Bought a pair three weeks ago from them, now just purchased the Senn 800's think they will be better
Senn HD800s are high impedance - 300 ohms (not 600) and sound terrific on the Bottlehead Crack OTL amp.
"A man need merely light the filaments of his receiving set and the world's greatest artists will perform for him." Alfred N. Goldsmith, RCA, 1922
The Beyer Dynamic DT880 (600 ohm version) are a classic choice.
I've had my 600 ohm, Beyerdynamic DT-990 Pros since 1999.
FWIW, I'm looking to sell my lightly used DT880 600 ohm - in good condition since I don't listen critically to headphone music (or much music at all) these days - with an infant in the house. Contact me at my username @ yahoo.com if interested
Great choice but needs a decent amp driving it.
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