Originally Posted by BushGuy
Facelvega, what have you read - here, of anyone else listening to dt990/600 - JemsL did not. In fact the ONLY person at that time (in the thread you cited), who had any version of the 2005 dt990 stated he preferred that pair - none had heard the dt990/600. Still,the only person that I know of having them here, besides myself .is WMcmanus. He has said nothing about them (the only post I have seen about them (from him) was stating that he had ordered a pair of them. ..........I subsequently have read a couple of translated postings from asian forums who also do not agree with your position. I see nothing from either you or Oqvist of having any practical experience with dt990 2005 - of any ohm rating. So, you pic a review and propose it should be gospel. Do you want SQ to be paramount, or cheapness? I know folks who loved the original version and wanted nothing to do with the 2003 version, and have now returned to the dt990 fold - by buying the 2005
Yeah, I was just thinking of the normal 250 ohm version with that comment, as I think oqvist intended with his bang-for-the-buck comment. Naturally you're one of the few around here who is qualified to speak on the full-on 600 ohm Manufaktur phones, and I myself have heard the other two 2005 drivers, but not so far the elusive 600.
But really the fact that we mention "bang-for-the-buck" indicates the basic fact of the matter here, we're talking the same headphone in two generations and three iterations that definitely scale both a price and performance ladder. Regardless of how far the rungs are spaced from one another (something I expect has a lot to do with source and amping), simply for reasons of price these headphones don't really compete with one another, but each with a different set of options in its own bracket.
And by the way, I'm a bit taken aback by your attacks. As you may recall, I've very often agreed with and supported your arguments on these forums, clearly enough I hope that I need not be accused of spouting "gospel" when I say a review is interesting for this discussion, or receive a sideswipe implying that I prefer cheapness to sound quality just because in my opinion the DT990-250 is overrated.