Pros: much better hights, much better mids, much more comfortable then HD380 PRO
Cons: less power, less dynamics, hard to controld
Well, I was looking for raplacement of my HD380 PRO at work.
- music type: heavy metal (Slayer, Kat, Metallica, Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride, Candlemass, etc...)
- music source: laptop flac/high res m3
- DAC: Fiio e17
- AMP: depends: Fiio e17 or Fiio e17 docked into Fiio e9.
So, in comparison to HD380PRO, I find DT 770/80:
- weaker in bass
- better in mids
- better in highs
So probably I will not win Nobel prize :-) quite obvious...
Overall hearing dynamics of HD380 is much better then DT770/80. however:
- HD380 just crashes my head with bases, while DT770/80 simply delivers it
- HD380 is much less comfortable after 1hr+ listening then DT770/80. Much. Really MUCH.
- Mids were much better in DT770/80 then in HD380
- Highs were much better in DT770/80 (I was able to hear separate clappings in concert recordings, while on HD380PRO I only heard noise)
- BUT!!! - HD 380Pro provides much more power of the sound. It is simply louder and much more dynamic... MUCH more then in DT77/80 case
- It is very hard to adjust EQ and AMP settings to different records in DT770/80 then in HD380 case. DT770 seems to be very very sensitive to EQ and APM settings, while HD380 takes anything and plays good.
- isolation of HD380 seems to be a TARGET which other closed headphone might only wish to reach (I use DT770/80 at work, and my collegues claim that they are louder much more than HD380PRO).
In general - DT770/80 gave me much more details what is happening in mids and highs. The sound is very clear in comparison to HD380PRO.
Am I satisfied ? NO. I expected much more power and more loudness&dynamics. So sooner or later I will find appropriate CLOSED headphones stuff.