Beyerdynamic are well known for providing studio-quality sound in headphones that don't break the bank. The DT880 headphones continue that tradition with affordable headphones that offer clear sound and a comfortable listening experience.
Circumaural, Semi-Open Design
These headphones are a circumaural, or rather, "over ear" design. Over ear headphones are generally quite comfortable as they're not putting pressure on your actual ear. The DT880 is especially comfortable thanks to the ear pads which are made of a soft, breathable velour to help prevent your ears from getting too hot and allows you to keep listening for hours on end.
Over-ear headphones tend to be either closed back or open back designs. Closed back headphones are more noise cancelling, blocking out the rest of the world leaving you with just the music. Open back headphones let sound leak out and ambient sound leak in but you get the benefit of having a more open, natural sounding music. The DT880 is a semi-open design which offers a happy middle-ground with some of that natural sound but with less sound leak.
The DT880 is designed to have a clear, neutral sound with prominent bass but not overwhelmingly so. These headphones therefore offer a very natural, articulate sound that lets all the complexities of your music shine through.
This is the 600 ohm version of the DT880 which is designed for use with hi-fi systems for the clearest tone.
Here's What Beyerdynamic Say About the DT880 Headphones
- Circumaural, premium headphones for music enjoyment at home
- Neutral highs and bass tones and excellent spatial reproduction
- Optimum wearing comfort, even when enjoying music for several hours
- Made in Germany
The Classic Among Hi-Fi Headphones
Music lovers delight in its natural, vibrant sound as well as its excellent spacious reproduction.
The semi-open headphones attenuate ambient noise, but do not exclude it completely, and thus convey a harmonious sound experience. These headphones have been part of the beyerdynamic portfolio for 20 years and still enjoy exceptional popularity. All components are available as replacement parts, making the DT 880 Edition a reliable companion for many years to come.
Concert Atmosphere At Home
The DT 880 Edition sounds very neutral and relaxed. The bass reproduction penetrates very deeply, but is not overstated. This feature is particularly appealing to lovers of jazz and classical music because it gives the headphones a really transparent sound and makes the individual components of the music clearly audible. Thanks to its semi-open design, the DT 880 Edition allows some ambient noise to penetrate and escape, but attenuates it somewhat stronger than in the case of a fully open headphone such as the DT 990 Edition.
Excellent Wearing Comfort
The over-ear headphones are very light for their size and ensure a pleasant fit thanks to their carefully selected materials. The soft ear pads are made from breathable and skin-friendly velour, effectively keeping any build-up of heat away from your ears and allowing you to enjoy music for hours. The combination of comfortable headband and robust yokes made from aluminium ensure a comfortable fit and an excellent stability.
The 600-Ohm version gets the best out of hi-fi systems with especially powerful headphone outputs or special headphone amplifiers.
Made In Germany
The DT 880 stands for quality "Made in Germany". We only use the best quality parts for these over-ears, which we hand craft in Germany with great care and attention to detail. Many of the parts can also be exchanged and replaced, so you are guaranteed a product that will endure into the future.
- Operating Principle: Semi-Open
- Transmission Type: Wired
- Remote: Without Remote
- Weight Headphones Without Cable: 290 g
- Headphone Frequency Response: 5 Hz - 35,000 Hz
- Nominal Sound Pressure Level: 96 dB
- Sound Coupling To The Ear: Circumaural (around the ear)
- Cable & Plug: Stereo jack plug 3.5 mm (1/8") & ¼“ adapter (6.35 mm)