Beyerdynamic DT770 and DT990 were good headphones but the V-shape sound signature was a big deal-breaker for me. I am a person who enjoys more a lot of vocals on a certain track. Beyerdynamic just sent us their DT880 which is the most neutral sounding headphones among the three. Today, we are going to find out if the DT880 proves to be a neutral sounding against the other two?
UNBOXING AND FIRST IMPRESSIONS
The Beyerdynamic DT880 Headphones is simply packed. At the front, we can see an image of the DT880 along with the model name and the Beyerdynamic logo and the lower side has the HIFI or High Definition Sound badge.
While at the back, We can see another image of the headphones itself along with short information of the product in three languages.
PACKAGING AND ACCESSORIES
- DT880 Headphones (32 Ohms)
- Carrying case
- 3.5mm to 6.35mm (1/4″) adapter
|Frequency Response:||5-35000 Hz|
|Weight (without cable):||290 g|
|Length and type of cable:||3 m; rubber cable|
DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY
The Beyerdynamic DT880 still carries the traditional Beyerdynamic design which is known at. It has a semi-open-back design which you can clearly see on the earcups which have very tiny holes to let the sound leak but not very open as the DT990 Pro we’ve reviewed.
The earcups are made from metal and mixed with hard-plastic. You can also see the DT880 badge on both sides of the earcups.
The yokes are steel-reinforced and quite thick. You can see the head adjustment holes in the inner side of the yokes. The top band is leatherette with sufficient padding. You can also see some metal plates here that are quite sharp (an added aesthetic?) and the exposed wire which is a signature of Beyerdynamic is still here.
The cable here is still non-removable but reinforced to protect from damage. Cable material is rubber and the connector is a gold-plated 3.5mm jack.