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post #241 of 277

I know that the Beyerdynamic market is quite different from the AKG market in many cases, but I would be eternally grateful if someone could tell me how these compare to the AKG K141MkII's and the AKG k240 Studios.

If that isn't possible, then possibly how they compare to the Sennheiser HD25 I-II's.

 

I am looking for a good gift for my father, who is an audiophile but doesn't know it. He fell in instant love with both my AKG's, this coming from the aforementioned Senns. If I understand the way he listens to music as well as I think I do, then priorities would lie in soundstage and mid-to-treble detail. This is for multi-genre listening, but all in all a lot of classical, and classic rock. I don't want to get him the AKG's due to the poor isolation. This is a man who flies a lot, and planes get noisy.

 

Thank you for your time

post #242 of 277

Dear MrLazyAnt,

I supposu that in your particular case, your father will be please with AKG701 or AKG702 - which are absolutely audiophile gear. These got very light bass but overall sound is very 'audiophile'.

Me I do prefere actually DT150, as they are most musical headphones I've ever heard. Even flagships seem to be more fatiguing and has more offensive treble section. But DT150 just got body and soul.

post #243 of 277

Thank you very much for your input, but the problem with the AKG's you mentioned is the open design, which typically mean little to no isolation. And AKG's in general, as far as my experience tells, are lacking in the combination of halfway-decent portability, isolation, and detail/soundstage. One of the three always seems to bite the dust so to speak. Just from reading reviews this (DT150) would probably fit the bill quite nicely, aside from the long cable, which is easily remediable. But a direct comparison would be, well, ideal.

 

*Size is also a factor, and AKG's don't lend well to sitting on your neck


Edited by MrLazyAnt - 11/2/13 at 2:49am
post #244 of 277
1) the DT 150 are HUGE
2) the DT 150 are hard to drive (250 ohm)
=> the DT 150 are not portable, and I wouldn't recommend them at all for airplane use (and they would scare the other passengers anyway, LOL).
Edited by Hairspray - 11/2/13 at 6:24pm
post #245 of 277
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1) the DT 150 are HUGE
2) the DT 150 are hard to drive (250 ohm)
=> the DT 150 are not portable, and I wouldn't recommend them at all for airplane use (and they would scare the other passengers anyway, LOL).

DT48 are huge too. And heavy. Plus they are 200ohm, yet very easy to drive. And I use them when i'm travelling every now and then. Problem?

post #246 of 277
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DT48 are huge too. And heavy. Plus they are 200ohm, yet very easy to drive. And I use them when i'm travelling every now and then. Problem?

But the question is, can they (DT150's) actually be regarded as portable? Or are they just portable for those among us who don't mind shlepping around a hunk o' gear on our heads and necks?

post #247 of 277
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they just portable for those among us who don't mind shlepping around a hunk o' gear on our heads and necks?

Exactly, "they just portable for those among us who don't mind shlepping around a hunk o' gear on our heads and necks"
= they are "transportable" but not portable.
DT 150 are primarily indestructible german tanks for professional studio tracking/monitoring (AND also fantastic desktop HPs for home use).
Edited by Hairspray - 11/7/13 at 6:19am
post #248 of 277

They are very durable, but the clamping force to me is not enough strong to make them portable. To me rather not poratble headphones. But try with DT250, these are and seem to be light, smaller.

post #249 of 277
^^^ this ^^^
I own and love them both.
DT 250 are portable and bloody brillant too... They have a different signature and presentation though.
N.B.: the 250 ohm version is pretty hard to drive (when on the train, I use my fiio E11).
post #250 of 277

Recently had my DT150's die on me after 1.5 years - the left driver spontaneously increased its impedance to 8000 ohms (measured directly on voice coil) while listening at low volume, so is now ~5% the volume of the right driver and takes my O2 amp on max to get acceptable volume.

 

Since I'm too impatient to wait on the RMA process, I decided to grab one of the last brand new DT190 headsets (it's been discontinued). £160 for the headset + £30 bare ended cable + £5 connectors + £10 XLR to USB + a couple of hours soldering. All I can say is wow - either my DT150s were faulty from the start or they put a lot more effort into the DT190. The drivers are much better balanced and the detail at all frequencies is improved in a way that I can only describe as the drivers being able to move more freely. There's also absolutely no bass rattle or reverberation at any low frequency. Internally they are absolutely identical (having taken both apart) apart from the mic stuff, so I'm not sure where the change comes from. And all of this is before any burn-in, not that I really believe in that.

 

And the mic quality even with a £10 joke of an ADC is incredible. I've never heard my voice like this before.

 

Overall I'm glad to have picked up what might honestly be the holy grail for both gaming and hifi listening


Edited by Darkimmortal - 12/5/13 at 7:19am
post #251 of 277
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Either my DT150s were faulty from the start or they put a lot more effort into the DT190. The drivers are much better balanced and the detail at all frequencies is improved in a way that I can only describe as the drivers being able to move more freely. There's also absolutely no bass rattle or reverberation at any low frequency. Internally they are absolutely identical (having taken both apart) apart from the mic stuff, so I'm not sure where the change comes from. And all of this is before any burn-in, not that I really believe in that.

 

Interesting. The DT190 manual states the following:

 

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 The DT190 is same as DT150, but featuring the dynamic hypercardioid microphone DM190.
post #252 of 277

I tried the Brainwavz HM5 pads with the DT 150.

And guess what? They fit!

The sound with them is great, and the comfort much improved.

These pads are also cheap.

They saved my DT 150 from selling :beyersmile:

post #253 of 277
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I tried the Brainwavz HM5 pads with the DT 150.

And guess what? They fit!

The sound with them is great, and the comfort much improved.

These pads are also cheap.

They saved my DT 150 from selling :beyersmile:

 Interesting.  I was about to buy some velours for mine as the standard pads are starting to wear away. How do the Brainwavz compare to the velours?

post #254 of 277
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 Interesting.  I was about to buy some velours for mine as the standard pads are starting to wear away. How do the Brainwavz compare to the velours?

 

The DT 100 velours are rather stiff, not really comfortable.

The HM5 pads are super soft, and cheaper as well.

post #255 of 277

I am looking to help the mids to be a bit more present.  How do they compare in that regard?

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