Hello The DT250-250s are getting 80% of my head time right now for all the reasons already given in this thread . They are a bit of a hidden treasure IMHO. Being relatively small and light, they are 'portable' but IMHO need a desktop amp to sound convincing. My Graham Slee voyager is excellent with HD25, DT150 and SRH840/940 but underwhelming with the DT250-250. I'd be interested in anybody's experience of the voyager/DT250-80. More importantly, isolation, even with...
Unfortunately the softskin do not add much to some pretty basic isolation (insufficient for portable IMHO). This is not a fatal weakness for the can though. After 2 weeks the 250-250 are fighting off all-comers for head time. Just tried them with the Cyber-20 valve amp and the results are very encouraging. Vocals are still front and centre in their own space and generally readily audible with good ambient detail but just a little less 'in your face' in a good...
Hello, for out and about and at home, if I only had one, it would be HD25-1, with or without an amp (better with). Bigger cans out and about may struggle with isolation (even dt770-80 pro) and are unwieldy in practice - I have tried all mine out and about ;-) If I was in the market, I would also look at DT1350.
Hello. In that approx price range for studio closed cans (are you in the UK?), I can also recommend from my collection
Beyer DT250-250 (£125)
Shure SRH 940 (£165)
Beyer DT150 (with a little reservation) (£125)
Senn HD25-1 (£140)
If I was in the market, I'd also be looking at the following - all below £170 in the UK, mainly below £140
Audio Technica M50
German Maestro 8.35
Fischer Audio 003 (?)
In the UK, a...
THe DT770pro-80 is more robust and more comfortable. It shares some of the 840's harshness but more so and at higher frequencies. To me the 770 mids are way too far back/recessed. Their reputation as bass monsters I don't understand but the bass can be much more flabby than the 840s without a pretty serious amp.
For me between those two, I would keep the 840s without much hesitation but I would consider more options - there are lots - in this...
Hello all. Great thread!!
I am still in the dt250 (250ohm) honeymoon period but I think the rehab-type label is really apt. Maybe this time, I'll stay on the wagon... maybe this time... maybe... please!!
Hello :-) You have me intrigued about the M80s. I have found real synergy with the Graham Slee voyager portable amp with a DIY cable/LOD to a 6g ipod. So much so that I don't think my desktops amps sound as good with the HD25s !! One point on using an SP headband - totally get it, plus the option to rotate helps get the optimum position :-). I did find though that the ratchets on the hd25-1 housing did get damaged over time so for me it was a one-way...