Originally Posted by AlienPyro
Thanks Asr and Hfat.
Could someone who's used the DT 250-250s or 250-80 please speak up? These headphones have fairly positive reviews, but are rarely mentioned here.
The DT 250-250 is a bit harder to drive but sounds -- albeit very similar in tone as the model numbers would suggest -- noticeably better than the DT 250-80: Better extension in treble and bass, more transparent, slightly better soundstage, more linear bass response. Both are rather hard to drive so if the player's headphone out is weak, you'd need an amp regardless of which of these Beyers you want to use. Therefore between these two, I would clearly choose the DT 250-250. The only point in favour of the DT 250-80 is that due to its bass hum and the less transparent and henceforth slightly more brute sound, it might be perceived as more "fun sounding". I don't see it that way but ymmv.