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Beyerdynamic DT 880 PRO Semi-Open Dynamic Studio Headphones (250 Ohms)

B&H # BEDT880250 Mfr # DT-880-PRO-250
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Product Highlights
  • Semi-Open Design
  • Adjustable Headband
  • Cushioned Earpads
  • Single-Sided Cable
  • 1/4" Adapter Included

The DT 880 PRO from Beyerdynamic is a semi-open dynamic headphone that combines all the strengths of open, transparent headphones with those found in more powerful closed headphones. From the lowest bass to the highest highs, the entire sound spectrum is reproduced in detail.

The headphones feature adjustable earpieces with soft pads and a padded headband to ensure user comfort, even during long listening sessions. The single-sided coiled cable provides the perfect amount of slack at all times, and resists tangling. The gold-plated 3.5mm stereo mini plug is compatible with a wide variety of devices, and a 1/4" adapter is included for connecting to pro-level audio equipment.

Semi-open design combines strengths of both open and closed-back headphones
Innovative bass reflex System
Single-sided coiled cable
Soft, adjustable earpads
Rugged headband design
Gold-plated 3.5mm stereo mini plug with 1/4" adapter for wide compatibility
Type Semi-Open Dynamic
Frequency Range 5Hz - 35kHz
Impedance 250 Ohms
Sensitivity 96dB
Maximum Input Power 100mW
Connectors Gold-Plated 3.5mm Stereo Mini Plug with 1/4" Adapter
Cable Length 10' (3 m) Coiled Cable
Weight 10 oz (295g) (Without Cable)
Beyerdynamic DT 880 PRO Semi-Open Dynamic Studio Headphones (250 Ohms)
  • 1/4" Adapter
  • Drawstring Bag
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
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    BeyerdynamicDT 880 PRO Semi-Open Dynamic Studio Headphones (250 Ohms)
     
    4.8

    (based on 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (17)
    • Lightweight (13)
    • Easy to use (10)
    • Durable (7)
    • Versatile (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (9)
      • Professional recording (6)
      • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (6), Novice (6), Professional musician (5)

      Reviewed by 22 customers

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      5.0

      great uncolored sound

      By Tom

      from Minneapolis, MN

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Lightweight
      • Not Hyped In Any Frequenc

      Cons

      • Bulky/Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about Beyerdynamic DT 880 PRO Semi-Open Dynamic Studio Headphones (250 Ohms):

      I've only had them a week, but so far am very happy with them. They have a flat uniform response across frequencies that makes them useful for mixing music. I mix in my room with Focal Solo 6 speakers and move into the DT880 for checking precise details. The two work well in combination together. After longer use, I find them a little tight physically on my head. Perhaps I just need to find the proper adjustment. They are not fatiguing on the ears, however.

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      5.0

      Excelent product

      By Igor

      from Macedonia

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Beyerdynamic DT 880 PRO Semi-Open Dynamic Studio Headphones (250 Ohms):

        I like this product.

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        5.0

        Excellent!!

        By Jen

        from Mi

        Comments about Beyerdynamic DT 880 PRO Semi-Open Dynamic Studio Headphones (250 Ohms):

        Perfection!

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        5.0

        My new favorite possession...

        By DavidWB

        from Ottawa, Ontario

        Comments about Beyerdynamic DT 880 PRO Semi-Open Dynamic Studio Headphones (250 Ohms):

        Blown away by these. So much better for my mixing needs. Sound is rich, balanced and smooth. Should have gotten these years ago.

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        5.0

        Best I've ever owned

        By DuggieFresh5

        from Cleveland, OH

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Recreational listening

          Comments about Beyerdynamic DT 880 PRO Semi-Open Dynamic Studio Headphones (250 Ohms):

          I purchased these DT 880's as an upgrade to my Senheiser 515's. I read some favorable reviews and the product doesn't dissapoint! I enjoy acoustic music (for which these are supposed to excel) as well as pop/rock, country, indie, electronic, whatever, etc. If you've got a good recording, these are probably going to sound good!

          The DT 880's are very comfortable to wear. I've worn them for up to a couple of hours at a time so far. Sounds great out of the box! I haven't tried any "burn in" time and the frequency response is far superior to what I got with my Senheiser's with lots of hours of use.

          The coiled cord is convenient for storage but can tug a little if you have to extend them. The cord does seem to be relaxing a bit though and I wouldn't call this a true negative. I sit about 6' away from my receiver. The included bag is sufficient for storage and contains a molded foam insert with a hole to store the 1/4 x 1/8 plug adapter.

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          5.0

          I'm a happy customer...

          By Marv Meds

          from N.y. N.y.

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Comfy
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Mixing

            Comments about Beyerdynamic DT 880 PRO Semi-Open Dynamic Studio Headphones (250 Ohms):

            I use these headphone for mixing and I love them. They give me a pretty good reference compared to my Yamaha studio monitors, especially when I have to mix down tracks late at night in my home studio.

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            5.0

            In the big league with the DT880 pro!

            By The-K-Man

            from Stamford CT

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Music listening

              Comments about Beyerdynamic DT 880 PRO Semi-Open Dynamic Studio Headphones (250 Ohms):

              Sound:After leaving them playing for a day from a selection of CDs(rock, rap, classical, spoken-word comedy, and a classical album) at the loudest volume I could comfortably listen to them, I feel their sound has been optimized. The oft-mentioned upper-midrange recess is actually not that obvious, yet is about where a Fletcher-Munson curve might suggest. Transients are very tight across the full spectrum of human hearing, and overall response is smooth but not overly sterile.Build:Typical German solid! Not as "all together" as my Senn HD280 pro(all wiring is concealed), and they cannot be folded as compact, but there is nothing flimsy feeling about them.

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              5.0

              best head phones in the universe

              By Pebbsley McSqueed

              from Pokemon City

              About Me Child

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Awesome
              • Rad
              • Slam

              Cons

              • Not free

              Best Uses

              • Slam

              Comments about Beyerdynamic DT 880 PRO Semi-Open Dynamic Studio Headphones (250 Ohms):

              i use this with a JDS labs objective2 amp to listen to all kinds of crazy music. this setup makes 320 kbps MP3 files sound like the way a 240p youtube video looks in comparison to a 1080p bluray (a flac).
              you can hear the sounds from all around you theres a SPACE going on here that ive never witnessed before. if you want to hear how music REALLY sounds then get these head phones and a good amp to go with them. otherwise get LOST

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              4.0

              Awesome

              By SugarBuzz

              from Millersburg, OH

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about Beyerdynamic DT 880 PRO Semi-Open Dynamic Studio Headphones (250 Ohms):

                Great Sound, Super Comfortable!

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                5.0

                A+ Headphones. Amazing

                By Bangum

                from Jacksonville, Fl

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Mobile DJ
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Beyerdynamic DT 880 PRO Semi-Open Dynamic Studio Headphones (250 Ohms):

                  The sound quality and build quality really is amazing. I paired it with the fiio e10 headphone dac/amp, and it really shines when you use an amp to really hear what youre suppose to hear. The sound coming from the headphones are so clear when you compare it to other headphones. Has a very well balanced neutral sound.

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                  5.0

                  Subdued, Clean quality Headphones

                  By Vintagemusic

                  from East-Central Ohio

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances

                  Comments about Beyerdynamic DT 880 PRO Semi-Open Dynamic Studio Headphones (250 Ohms):

                  I purchased the 250 Ohm version of DT 880 pro, for its contrast to my Audio Technica M50 38 ohm headphones. My initial impression was disappointment at lack of volume of the DT 880 Pro, even when used with Aphex HeadPod 4 Amplifier. Primary use: Korg MicroArranger keyboard. After several weeks "burn-in" of the DT 880, I begin to notice "cleaner" tonal quality. DT 880 is a "purer tone" ... unadorned. Whereas, the M50 Audio-Technica is more dynamic. If DT 880 continues to "break in" as it appears to be taking place, my 5-star rating should be well deserved.

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                  5.0

                  Love these headphones

                  By Bocephus

                  from Dallas, Tx

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Beyerdynamic DT 880 PRO Semi-Open Dynamic Studio Headphones (250 Ohms):

                      My first pair of audiophile headphones and these things are fantastic. My music has never sounded so clear.

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                      4.0

                      Great

                      By Mark the Coder

                      from Oklahoma City, OK

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Comfortable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Beyerdynamic DT 880 PRO Semi-Open Dynamic Studio Headphones (250 Ohms):

                          I use the headphones for 5-6 hours a day in an open office environment (i.e. no walls between coworkers and myself).

                          I've been very happy with this purchase. I have enjoyed the headphones so much that I've gone from listening to music once very couple of days to several hours a day. The comfort and quality of the headphones is such that I experience almost no fatigue or discomfort after several hours of listening.

                          I also really like the open style. Because I'm in an open office space coworkers are often yelling questions my way and it is nice to be able to hear them while listening to my music.

                          Not so great? I guess maybe the one thing would be the weight of the cord. My machine is on the ground so the cord goes from my head to the floor and I can feel the pull. Not a big deal I just need to rig something up to attach the cord to on my desk.

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                          4.0

                          Amazing!!!

                          By Djalberto

                          from Chicago,Ill

                          About Me Novice

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Studio
                            • Mobile DJ
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Beyerdynamic DT 880 PRO Semi-Open Dynamic Studio Headphones (250 Ohms):

                            The best pair of studio monitors out there! And i got them for a better price than any guitar center would try to charge.

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                            5.0

                            Great Product

                            By Jin

                            from Québec, Canada

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Beyerdynamic DT 880 PRO Semi-Open Dynamic Studio Headphones (250 Ohms):

                            The shipping was very fast, I'm in Canada and very satisfy about this company. Great product and great packaging.

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                            5.0

                            Great sound and build quality

                            By Kiff

                            from Vancouver, BC

                            About Me Novice

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Durable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording
                              • Home Studio
                              • Professional Recording

                              Comments about Beyerdynamic DT 880 PRO Semi-Open Dynamic Studio Headphones (250 Ohms):

                              The sound is very clear and accurate. Its extremely neutral, neither treble, mids or bass is emphasized. At first it sounds light on the bass and boring, but when I connect to a headphone amp the midrange is brought out and bass is improved. These are also VERY well built compared to even more expensive headphones. The comfort level is also great. Great value as well. The Dt880 Premium goes for ~[$] but the only difference is the slightly tighter clamp force, coiled cable and black accents instead of silver.

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                              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              I've been missing out

                              By hb

                              from Syosset, NY

                              About Me Novice

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Beyerdynamic DT 880 PRO Semi-Open Dynamic Studio Headphones (250 Ohms):

                                  I bought these to use with my iPhone without an amplifier to traveling. The sound quality of this headphone is simply the best I've ever heard from any headphones. After reading reviews I decided to go with the 250ohm version instead of 32ohm. I do not own an amplifier that is portable enough to carry around with me, but the iPhone by itself actually works fine with these. 80% volume on the iPhone provides adequate loudness on the street. In a room where its quiet, 50% volume does it fine. I have not tried these on an airplane, not sure if the noise from these "open" headphones can be heard by other passengers.

                                  I listen to mostly pop and classical music. The sound quality to me, an amateur, is very balanced, airy, and everything just sounded very rich. The base is not bloated by any means and the highs are not piercing. Compare to Dr. Dre's Beat, the DT880 sounded a lot more nature and detailed. These do not exert the kind of pressure into your head that I would get from listening to the Dr. Dre headphone. Prior to this purchase I tried B&W's P5 for almost a week or so and eventually returned it. Compared to that, these are a lot more comfortable sitting on your head. Sound wise the DT880 feels more open, and have just the right base, which is almost nonexistent on the P5.

                                  Physically, I am pretty happy with the way this headphone is constructed. All the important parts are made of metal. The ear cushion is very soft; I actually like it better than leather. Overall fit and finish is not perfect, but everything is solid and looks like this thing will last a long time.

                                  I am very happy with this headphone. Highly Recommended.

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                                  5.0

                                  Sounds Good! Wish I had bought sooner.

                                  By Bpershyn

                                  from Boston, MA

                                  About Me Professional Musician

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Sound
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home Studio

                                    Comments about Beyerdynamic DT 880 PRO Semi-Open Dynamic Studio Headphones (250 Ohms):

                                    I had eyed these headphones for a long time and finally picked them for late night mixing in my apartment, where I can't use my studio monitors. These sound good: they are very clear, not harsh at all after being broken in, with a smooth extended bottom. Details are easy to pick out and they are very comfortable to wear. Recommended.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great performance and built to last.

                                    By Long Haul DX'er

                                    from East Coast USA

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Sound
                                    • Durable
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                    • Absolutely None

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Amateur Radio

                                    Comments about Beyerdynamic DT 880 PRO Semi-Open Dynamic Studio Headphones (250 Ohms):

                                    Even though I am a dedicated audiophile and avid music listener, these 'phones are used for an entirely different purpose. I am an amateur radio operator, called a "ham" by some. I spend long periods of time listening for very weak signals which are barely discernable amidst the confusion of stronger signals and atmospheric noise. For this purpose, the Beyer DT 880 Pro is a winner!

                                    First, these 'phones are comfortable. Wearing them for 8 hours at a stretch is no problem at all. The flawless quality, light weight and rugged construction are ideal for constant use and maximum operator comfort. You almost forget that you have them on.

                                    Then, there is the sound. You can talk about frequency response, THD, IMD, and all the rest, but what sets these phones apart is the "articulation." The transient response is as rapid as an electrostatic, but much smoother and free from overshoot. When you are trying to copy Morse from another operator sending at 30wpm, halfway around the globe, these 'phones really shine. You can literally pick the signals apart in your mind.

                                    Needless to say, I enthusiastically recommend this product. Great performance and reasonalble cost. No drawbacks, as far as I am concerned.

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                                    4.0

                                    Top notch studio headphones

                                    By lobounce

                                    from Chicago, IL

                                    About Me Professional Musician

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Sound
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home Studio
                                      • Professional Recording

                                      Comments about Beyerdynamic DT 880 PRO Semi-Open Dynamic Studio Headphones (250 Ohms):

                                      I use these headphones in the studio as a main reference source. Excellent frequency response. A nice tight high end without any squelch or tin. The low end comes through clear, but I find it to lack the presence my DAW reflects sometimes when mixing.

                                      Overall, the DT880's provide a nice crisp sound across the frequency spectrum. They are a great tool for monitoring any kind of music accurately.

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