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Made in Germany: Beyerdynamic DT 880 and DT 990 headphones

This blog is a follow up to last weekend's blog. This time, I'll compare the sound of four headphones: two sets of low- and high-impedance Beyerdynamic DT 880 Edition and DT 990 Edition models. All four headphones each sell for the exact same price, $299 in the US. £299 in the UK, and AU$395 in Australia, so price shouldn't be the deciding factor -- it's more about how and where you play the headphones. I used a FiiO X1 music player ($100, £100, AU$129) for most of my portable music player...

The DT880 Pro by Beyerdynamic

With all the new headphones coming out lately, it’s easy to get swept into the hype of being an early adopter and the great headphones of the past are overlooked for a new, yet possibly inferior headphone. My contribution against this phenomenon last winter was to write up this mini review for the Beyerdynamic DT880, one of the “Big 3” (the others being the AKG K701 and Sennheiser HD650) headphones that’s been getting far too cheap lately, before I mailed it out to its next owner. Also I had...

This might be the best set of headphones I've owned

Cannot add to what others have said vis a vis breaking down the sound. I am value oriented; I do not typically get top-of-the line because that's not a value oriented approach.  I aim for one notch below TOTL and try to buy B-Stock or used in close to mint condition.  Choices were simple back a decade ago: HD650/600 or Grado (Grado is not longer relevant IMHO) or Beyer DT880/990-600 ohm or AKG 701/2.  All of them could be had used for ~$200 or less.  HD650/600 is probably the greatest all...

Jerry’s Favorite Tech of 2016

2016 Jerry’s Favorite Tech Everything we do at Android Central revolves around technology. The phones, the accessories, computers and all the cool gear and toys that work with them are our passions. Besides seeing what makes them tick and helping everyone understand so we all can get the most from them, letting you know what we think is the best is an important goal we all share. If you need an idea or recommendation of what to buy for that tech lover in your life, here are the things I’ve...