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Old 4th September 2011, 02:57 PM   #1
Massilia is offline Massilia  France
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I use since many years a BEYERDYNAMIC DT-770 pro headphone, and enjoy it a lot. Flat, extended response, very clean.

I have to use it more and more since we have little babies in the house; and it's more and more difficult to listen our great audio system...

So; what do you suggest to overcome this DT-770 pro? I am looking for the same in better...

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Old 4th September 2011, 03:16 PM   #2
jcx is offline jcx  United States
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Head-Fi.org - Headphone forums and reviews for audiophiles will have all the subjective opinion anyone could stomach

whether much of it is worth the cost of the photons is another question

if you want to pay more there are now > US$1K dynamic headphones - some with such low sensitivity you will need a new amp

or you could go electrostatic headphones for anywhere between ~ $650 for a complete Koss ESP/950 system or ~ $10K for Stax latest with a amp that people regularly wait over a year for delivery...

if headphone's "inside your head" soundstage, imaging is a distraction you can actually do a really good job of "copying" a real room and loudspeaker setup, as your own ears hear it with the Smyth SVS realizer -also corrects for whatever headphone you use ( Smyth includes a basic Stax system )

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Old 4th September 2011, 07:06 PM   #3
ericj is offline ericj  United States
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head-fi is the place to go for sure. I think you will find that headphones get a lot flatter in their response than the DT770, too.
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Old 4th September 2011, 08:17 PM   #4
Earfanatic is offline Earfanatic  Hungary
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So; what do you suggest to overcome this DT-770 pro? I am looking for the same in better...
May I call Denon D5000...

I have never had a Beyer but from the reviews I read a few years about I was sure I want one. Until I have got the itch and read more about the Denon. I was initially shocked about that. Please read Home for the Markl mod too. You can buy a modded pair from Lawton audio if You are not a mod guy. I tried it on my own and I was amaized. I do not want to lead you anywhere, just giving advise for what to read.

My points was:
-I needed a closed headphone for quiet listening
-I needed an open soundstage (a bit tricky with the above)
-I needed top notch listening fun with precision (I used studio phones before and got tired from the raw precision, I needed fun, softness and precision)
-I needed something extra comfy (again, studio phones made me sore by the support on my head)

What I wouldn't expect though, is the (lack of) isolation. It is closed but I can hear mostly anything in them if there is no music playing. Not seems to be a problem for me now.
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Old 4th September 2011, 08:42 PM   #5
eugenius is offline eugenius  Romania
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If you get the D5000, get the custom JMoney pads for it, it makes them less peaky.

The old Sony CD3000 is better than any Denon, but the durability is questionable.

Other headphones that deserve mention are: JVC DX1000, Audio Technica W1000X.
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Old 4th September 2011, 09:56 PM   #6
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Just get DT-880 pro;-). I've read everywhere that you can spend whatever you want, but these are the best headphone you can buy (of course "the best" of this kind!).
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