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beyerynamic DT 150 Compact Closed Headphone (250 Ohms) Reviews

joelpearce

Why I don't care if I look like a dork...

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Pros: sound quality, soundstage, isolation, easy to drive, detail, balance, durable, user replacable parts, long straight cable, musicality, bass

Cons: not too classy, loooong cable, clamping force

I'm really only half a year into my serious headphone journey, which began when I got a pair of Shure SRH-840 and Grado 125i at around the same time, along with a solid custom headphone amp (which never ceases to amaze me) from my brother-in-law.  Both of those original headphones are gone now, but the journey has taught me a lot about my own tastes, pushing me ever closer to a pair of headphones that I would be happy with for the long term.   That pair is the Beyerdynamic DT-150.   Before starting, I'll go through a few things that I've learned in this journey, and how the DT-150 fits into those lessons:   1. Professionals know what they're doing. I have found myself...
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KjetilH

Solid and fun cans

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Pros: Sound, price and build quality

Cons: Non-proprietary connector, comfort, estetics (to some degree)

  Coming from a K171S followed by a DT990, I guess I wanted a combination of the two - a somewhat flat-sounding closed set of cans combined with the comfort, size and soundstage of the latter. The DT150 certainly does the trick. Much more "alive" than the K171S, quite comfortable*, "alive" yet flat-sounding enough to handle most genres with ease. Rock, metal, electronic music, ambient and hip-hop all feel just about right, opposed to the K171S (which lacks bass and soundstage) and the DT990 (which frequency response is too U-shaped for a lot of music). Even though the sound may be described as "dark", the bass never gets in the way of anything else while sounding full and...
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kman1211

Breaks the Myth that Closed-backs Sound Worse Than Open-backs

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Pros: Beautiful mids, crystal clear, great soundstage, wonderful 3D imaging, powerful yet tight bass, pleasant treble, almost no grain, and non-fatiguing

Cons: Can be a bit heavy in the bass on some systems and songs. Potential comfort issues for some.

The Beyerdynamic DT 150 is one of those headphones that for some reason is overlooked and ignored despite being one of the best mid-tier headphones one can buy regardless of open or closed. It's likely a couple factors relating to their very utilitarian appearance and the fact they aren't as easy to find find as Beyers other offerings. It's a shame these don't get much attention because these are in my honest opinion Beyerdynamic's best offering in the mid-tier range and may be Beyers very best closed-back overall. I'm going to explore in the review why the headphones are so great and why they can be compared to well-regarded mid-tier open-backs and be comparable or even surpass some of...
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Synthax

Very well priced but may fight with flagships.

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Pros: Authority in sound, large scene, not fatiguing, very durable construction, excellent price for the qiality factor.

Cons: Pleather pads need to be changed for velours. With not enough quality power amp may sound dull.

I just like these headphones so much. I was looking for for a long a realixing but engaging headphones. And finally found DT150. Sound is full, present, clear, and with perfect 3D presentation - even better than in some opened constructions. I prefere them more than Senn HD650, HifiMan HE500, Beyerdynamic DT990, DT880, T70, T90, T1 even for now...
HeadphoneQuest

I Love them!

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Pros: Sins are of omission. They do almost nothing wrong.

Cons: To tight! I have a huge head which doesn't help. LOL

I bought 2 pair of these at an estate sale for $30. I replace my senns with them. I am down to 1 set now, and I am shopping for new phones. That is why I'm on this GREAT site. If I paid full price, I would be happy. I gave them only 4 stars for sound only because I assume there are better ones out there.
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