BuyDig on eBay is currently selling the BeyerDynamic DT 880 Premium Special Chrome Edition headphones for $139. Though this deal has cropped up quite a few times, these headphones sell for around $200 on average and are truly a steal at this price. This low cost isn’t even price-matched on BuyDig’s own website where the item is listed for $159.
BeyerDynamic is known for its high-quality audio equipment, and the DT 880 Premiums exceed expectations. At 250 Ohms, these headphones were designed with home use in mind yet still perform amazingly in more professional environments. The ear cups are semi-open backed which means they will leak sound and they won’t entirely shield your ears from outside noises, however there is still some noticeable noise reduction when you put them on. BeyerDynamic is also known for having some of the most comfortable headphones in the industry, so you won’t mind leaving them on for hours at a time.
It’s a good idea to pair these headphones with an amplifier to allow them to reach their full potential. When headphones have a high impedance rating, they can require more voltage to reach a solid listening level. At 250 Ohms, these BeyerDynamics will work just fine without an amp but would certainly appreciate the addition. One potential amp to look into is the retro-looking Monoprice Tube Amp/Hybrid Compact Stereo. This item is on sale for $40 (reduced from $50) when using coupon code BIG20 and ships for free.