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post #16 of 277
hows the isolation on these?
post #17 of 277
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Originally Posted by ph0rk View Post
I'd love to see a direct comparison between these and DT-250's
A quick review between the two can be found here

The person definitely prefers the DT150 over the DT250.
post #18 of 277
Why are you guys looking on Ebay for these? Doesn't BHPhoto carry them?
post #19 of 277
Thread Starter 
The one that I have is also rated at 250ohms.

And yeah I reckon the DT 150 isn't as big as it should be on head-fi cuz its not as easily available.

You guys should try pro music stores that sell studio equipment, or if you're in Singapore just drop by Jaben.

It's a pity these aren't as widely available, oh well, I guess only a select few are able to enjoy it = )
post #20 of 277
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Originally Posted by GlorytheWiz825 View Post
2000 ohms dynamic headphones? Holy smokes!
I've seen low-ohm ones with weird plugs for sure (8 ohm, or were they 16?), but I can't remember whether I've seen them go as high as the old HD414 (ie 2k ohms) or just to 600, the old studio standard.
post #21 of 277
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Why are you guys looking on Ebay for these? Doesn't BHPhoto carry them?
Ah, yes. And this also raises the issue of how the DT150 sound up against the 400 and 16 ohm versions of the DT100. I see the 400 ohm version is $154.95, that is, very little less than the 150, and with a higher MSRP. Come to think of it, the pair I heard that one time at my friend's studio might have been DT100 and not 150, now that I see pictures of them next to one another. My memory is hazy on the subject, as I'm afraid we did our listening session drinks in hand, as a break from a large party going on in the other room. In any case, the Beyers sounded wonderful and cleared the field, and I'd say were easily superior to a DT250-80. (never really had a chance to spend time with a 250-250)
post #22 of 277
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Wow I wasn't aware that the DT100 was available in so many different impedance ratings. Jaben had the DT100, but somehow - I guess 'cuz I've always heard about the elusive DT 150s - I just went for them instead.
post #23 of 277
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Originally Posted by theobservatory. View Post
Wow I wasn't aware that the DT100 was available in so many different impedance ratings. Jaben had the DT100, but somehow - I guess 'cuz I've always heard about the elusive DT 150s - I just went for them instead.
DT150 may be the safer bet, until some of us have had a chance to compare both, and both versions of the 100. However, you're now one of the few who can compare them. Head to Jaben, man, and let us know how it goes!
post #24 of 277
I have tried on the DT100, DT150 and DT250(80ohm).

I will first begin with the DT150 as a baseline. I found the DT150 a brilliant headphone for any genre. You name it, whether is it opera, vocals, rock, R&B etc.. A generally well balanced headphone for both monitoring and playback enjoyment.

The DT100 was more of a 'dry' can and can be quite squeaky in their high-mids at times. The headphone was like a rolled-off at some point from the low-mids towards the bass end. I am not quite sure if running-in would help (for the better) in any condition.
The details especially for the vocals, are really tight and distinctive for this pair. According to Beyerdynamic's webpage, it describes the DT100's application towards sound analysis. The DT100 has a little similarity with the AKG K240, with more energetic and distinctive response.

As for the DT250(80ohms), it does not have the highest fidelity property when compared to the other two headphones mentioned above. This is my best friend when it comes to travel, musicality without sacrificing the vital details. It has a similar signature to the Sennheiser HD595 but personally, I think the DT250 will perform better in its mids. This pair is also very well balanced in the sound spectrum. There are multiple reviews I have read across the audio forums that describes the DT250 as a punchy-bass headphone. From my own experience during the hours of running in, I realized that the mid-bass hump do subside at the 120-150 hour period. Your mileage may vary for this case.

I would love to say that I will take the Beyerdynamic DT150 at anytime. However the clamping power from the headphones may be discomforting for long listening. For travel and commuting, I would tag the DT250 along instead.
post #25 of 277
The following issues I can compare only to my beloved DT100.

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Originally Posted by jinp6301 View Post
hows the isolation on these?
I know only some fullsized cans with better isolation: HD25-1, HD280, DT770 (of course there is e.g. Vic Firth isolation cans, Extreme Isolation cans, Peltor but I do not think they count). In other words I find their isolation very good.

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... However the clamping power from the headphones may be discomforting for long listening. For travel and commuting, I would tag the DT250 along instead.
To me the clamping power is no problem. I wear them all the time (unless I wear DT770) out and about, for travelling, ... i.e. for many hours and on the contrary I find them very comfortable.
post #26 of 277
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hows the isolation on these?
Extremely good. Often seen lurking in studios for monitoring purposes. I've also seen TV camera operators using them!! (With mic attached)

Ian
post #27 of 277
Hi=]
Can someone compare the dt150 to the dt880'05 headphone. To be specific, which can has better quality(extension and accuracy) and amount of bass. Also, which headphone has the better soundstage size, imaging, and airiness? I guess the last thing would be which headphone is overall higher-end?

I listen mainly to drum and bass(electronic overall), which the dt880'05 does a great job with, but I'm just kinda itching to try out a new headphone. Throughout my headphone search, the headphone that produced the closest of what I like from the dt880s was the k701, but its comfort issues and leaner bass made me sell them off. I'm hoping that for $169, the DT150 will be in the same league as the dt880'05 and the k701, especially by very well producing the characteristics I mentioned above.

Thank you for your help, have a great day!
post #28 of 277
in the press box of my highschool's football games, all the radio commentators use these.
post #29 of 277
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Hi=]
Can someone compare the dt150 to the dt880'05 headphone. To be specific, which can has better quality(extension and accuracy) and amount of bass. Also, which headphone has the better soundstage size, imaging, and airiness? I guess the last thing would be which headphone is overall higher-end?

I listen mainly to drum and bass(electronic overall), which the dt880'05 does a great job with, but I'm just kinda itching to try out a new headphone. Throughout my headphone search, the headphone that produced the closest of what I like from the dt880s was the k701, but its comfort issues and leaner bass made me sell them off. I'm hoping that for $169, the DT150 will be in the same league as the dt880'05 and the k701, especially by very well producing the characteristics I mentioned above.

Thank you for your help, have a great day!
I got a chance to compare both of them a while ago (150 & 880'05)

For me, DT880 is a good natural sounding. But for DT150...... i have a mix feeling about it, in some song it sound a bit harsh and overbass, but in different song, it just sound so perfect........ natural, liquid, huge soundstage, n hice bass too. Both of them listen with a same album, Eagles.

Unfortunately, i don't have much time to explore this DT150, but now it make me more curious..........
post #30 of 277
hi, i'm going to get either the dt770 or dt150 tomorrow, would the Pa2v2 amp be able to support their higher ohms?
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