Pros: Flat, revealing, articulate, yet warm & forgiving. Comfy.
Cons: Chunky cable. Uninspiring looks. Gets toasty in there.
These DT-250 (80 ohm) are just flat-out the best sub-$500 headphones I've yet heard. I found the Shure SRH840s way too bright, and returned my DT770s for being too dark. The soundstage is as wide as you could hope for with closed-back cans. Separation is really great, and I find them to be analytical enough to reveal all the detail I care to hear, without turning suboptimal recordings (or encodings) into garbage. I thought they sounded pretty nice before connecting them to my Nuforce Icon UDAC-2. Really, they're not that much better than a $100 pair of Sonys until they're amped. They don't throw down bass in the quantity of the head-subwoofers...(read more)