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DT 880 Edition  (32 Ohms)

DT 880 Edition (32 Ohms)

Made in Germany
Article Number: 483931
Delivery time: 3-4 days

Premium Hi-Fi headphones, semi-open

If anything of the legendary DT 880 could have been improved, it has been realised with this version. This top headphone combines the strengths of open and closed headphones. The complete sound spectrum is reproduced in detail from the deepest sub bass to the highest highs. This semi-open, dynamic headphone is also manufactured in Germany.

The present version with 32 Ohms is suitable for the use with portable playback devices, but equally with hi-fi systems, with television or with purpose-built headphone amplifiers.

  • Very linear sound
  • Excellent sound location
  • Ambient sound is attenuated, but can be still perceived (semi-open design)

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    beyerdynamic GmbH & Co. KG
    Theresienstr. 8
    74072 Heilbronn - Germany

    Questions regarding Orders, Payment & Delivery

    Phone: +49 7131 617-444

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    Phone: +49 7131 617-430

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    technical data

    Transmission type   Wired
    Headphone design (operating principle)   Semi-open
    Headphone impedanceAlso known as nominal impedance. The impedance is the AC resistance of the coils of loudspeakers and headphones in ohms. Since impedance depends on the frequency, it is always specified at a frequency of one kilohertz.   32 ohms
    Headphone frequency responseThe frequency response specifies the highest and lowest frequencies reproduced by the acoustic transducer of the headphones.   5 - 35.000 Hz
    Nominal sound pressure levelThe acoustical level, the headphone transducer produces to an artificial ear (a measurement device, which simulates a human ear) with an input power of 1 mW (dB/mW @ 500 Hz).   96 dB
    ConstructionSound coupling to the ear. A differentiation is made between supraaural headphones, circumaural headphones and in-ear headphones.   Circumaural (around the ear)
    Cable & plug   Stereo jack plug 3.5 mm (1/8") & ¼“ adapter (6.35 mm)
    Net weight without packaging   290 g

    Spec Sheet


    Spec Sheet

    For more downloads please refer to our Service section.
    DT 880/DT 990: Headphones for your ears only
    pure value Ausg. 4, 11/2014
    Title: Plenty of individuality
    Author: Andreas Günther

    pure value Ausg. 4, 11/2014
    Title: Plenty of individuality
    Author: Andreas Günther

    Translated from the original German article


    For large auditoriums there are customised microphone concepts, for individual ears unique headphone are manufactured. The lot size of one becomes a core message at the company’s headquarters in Heilbronn. On their website beyerdynamic provide a headphone configurator, like the car industry, for the DT 880 and DT 990 over-ear headphones. Which colour, which leather, perhaps a plate with your name? This is a good sign: The individuality costs only a little more than the standard model; at best a modest waiting time of two weeks.

    A haadphone with a caliber
    DT 880 Edition, 10/2010
    DT 880 Edition

    "If you’re unfamiliar with headphones of this caliber, you will discover new things in music that you had never heard before."[...]

    Clarity and comfort
    DT 880 Edition, 10/2010
    DT 880 Edition

    "The clarity of sound and images are striking."
    "The comfort of these headphones can not be beaten."[...]

    Crystal sound
    DT 880 Edition
    londasblog, 08/2010
    DT 880 Edition

    "The high frequencies sound crystal clear without ever coming across as unpleasant, the balanced mids sound analytical and strong, and the bass is voluminous without being too obtrusive." [...]

    Very comfortable
    DT 880 Edition, 07/2010
    DT 880 Edition

    "[...] making everything from rock music to country sound rich and immersive. The DT 880 headphones are also very comfortable during long listening sessions [...]"

    True sound
    DT 880 Edition, 06/2010
    DT 880 Edition

    "They’re the most comfortable headphones I’ve ever used, the sound is crystal clear, and their design makes me proud to show them off to people who like to brag about their electronics." [...]
    "True sound definition and phenomenal bass response."[...]

    The headphone seems to conduct music
    FAS 03/2012
    Title: Listen closely
    Author: Marco Dettweiler

    FAS 03/2012
    Title: Listen closely
    Author: Marco Dettweiler

    Tested: Beyerdynamic DT 880, Sony MDR-XB1000, AKG K550, Monster Beats Mixr, Audiotechnica ATH-ES88, Sennheiser Amperior

    Translated from the original German test report


    Beyerdynamic has found the happy medium. The DT 880 is so-to-speak the fairest of all tested headphones. Each instrument has its chance, each frequency range is equal, each sound has its individual performance. The balanced sound allows a relaxed experience of listening. The typical beyerdynamic effect: the headphone does not neglect the deep sounds, but emphasises them when it is necessary. You listen more intense, the headphone seems to conduct music.


    We did not find the perfect headphone, but with the DT 880 beyerdynamic is damned close: Fantastic sound, high level of comfort and precious workmanship.

    Spectacular reproduction of bass and treble
    Stereo 01/2007

    Stereo 01/2007

    Translated from the original German article

    The classic dynamic headphone. The plush pads appease the rather high headband pressure and the live weight of 350 grams.  It sounds brilliant and always harmoniously – a headphone with a spectacular bass and treble response, which, however, never sounds intrusively or coloured.  


    Price/performance: Excellent!


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