what kind of music do you guys listen with your dt770?
post #361 of 1653
1/16/07 at 1:15am
I'm looking for a new pair of (Beyer?) cans, because my current of DT-531s are disintegrating from heavy usage and couple of bizarre low altitude related accidents. I was hoping you could give advice what current set would be best for my uses.
I love my old phones because a) they Groove and b) they are comfortable, even after extened period of use (several hours a day) and c) they just Groove.
I've owned DT311 (which are perhaps mid-fi but I liked them) and currently own Grado SR-225s but they are too uncomfortable and for me they sound like someone was shouting right to your ear, even at low volumes. I have auditioned some of the top line Senns but they were not as fun as DT-531s are (for me). So I was thinking I must be a Beyer guy...
I'm looking for phones that have the same groove as DT-531 but perhaps a bit more refinement. They have to be comfortable. I noticed certain AKG model is also called the new Groovalizer, but the pads look a bit small and uncomfortable (perhaps I'm wrong).
I have set my eyes on DT990 pro / DT990 2005 / DT880 2005. Which one do you think matches the sound of DT-531? They look weightier than the all-plastic 531s, are they as comfortable? I could get DT990 pro for 144 eur or the 2005 model for 245 eur, do you think the 100 eur difference is justified?
And if there is some other foot-tapping model or brand I should consider, please let me know. Thank you!
Personally, I recommend strongly going with the 2006 DT990. The best sounding stock Beyer ever, IMO, and I have owned almost all of them at one point
I'd also recommend the DT990 2005, it's the closest in spirit to the DT531 (I own both right now). The DT990 has a greater presence in the bass and treble, and is a bit more detailed with a larger soundstage. Both are very fun headphones, with the DT990 being a bit more technically capable.