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Beyerdynamic DTX 900 impressions=D

post #1 of 11
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Well folks,
I just got my DTX 900 headphones from Geekbayusa, an Ebay e-tailer. Got it for $52 dollars flat. Are they worth it?

Out of the box, they shake in my hands as if very flimsy. But they don't seem liable to break, because the whole construction of the headphone, while made of plastic mostly, seems to be built pretty well.

When I had put it on my head, the first thing I noticed were how light they are, and how comfy! I mean, realllll comfy. I think that the earpads are made of velour or something very cushiony (Not sure, but what I do know is that they're made of the same material the HD555's earpads are made from). Over a little more extended listen, I noticed heat building up on my left ear, but the earpads themselves remain very comfortable.

As for sound: they sound great out-of-the-box. A hundred dollars great, like these commonly go for? I'm not sure at this point. But so far, the sound is a screaming bargain at the $52 I got them. The bass is kinda on the light side, while the whole sound signature is treble-oriented. At this point, the treble is kinda spikey, but I believe that will go away as burn-in occurs. The mids seem nice and punchy(funny, I never knew what that meant until I've put these on).

Compared to my JVC HP-M1000? The JVC's definitely win in bass heft, depth, and "seriousness." But it's the tone that makes it serious. The bass of the DTX 900 is serious in a different way, being serious by having no bloat, no extra fun added by being big and bad, just a no-bs "leanness" to it. It is also pretty fast.

Also, the soundstage of the DTX's wins with ease. While the M1000's soundstage is a lot taller, it is also narrower; and while the M1000's soundstage has the instruments be more "assertive," but not to the point to be considered aggressively fatiguing, the 900's soundstage is instantly more wide, and definitely more airy. But airy in a different way from the M1000. The M1000's airiness comes from its sound being very transparent "looking." The DTX's airiness strictly comes from the sound being soo treble oriented(if all of that makes sense).

Detail wise, I cannot tell if the DTX 900's detail retrieval is lacking, or great, so at this point, I guess it's just fine! It can definitely pick up the snap and pops of vinyls the DJ spins, well, at least until the bassline drops.

Right now, I'm most impressed with the well-done soundstage, it's REALLY well done for the price I paid for; and the comfort. What disappointed me a little bit was how much sound leaks in. Of course these are open cans, but for the first time in months, I've heard my own voice while being on the computer. Yea, it was kind of a surprise when I heard myself saying "damn, I just got shot!" while playing Quake 2(or was that what I said)

One thing that also strikes me is how much pratty this headphone is. Right now I'm listening to some fast paced, "serious" drum and bass, and I'm bobbing my head like never before. Or could it be that I feel uplifted from getting new headphones?

Anywho's, I'm really enjoying these cans. I'm very glad I got them, thinking that they'll bring me fun and joy for months to come.

Thanks for reading this thread folks, have an awesome day!
post #2 of 11
Great to read an impression of a very unknown headphone. Thanks
post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by Henmyr View Post
Great to read an impression of a very unknown headphone. Thanks
No problem. These are definitely unknown headphones around here. I just called my cousin to see if I can borrow his HD555 to do a comparo once these burn in. Had to leave a msg Hopefully he gives me a go!
post #4 of 11
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Well after initial burn in(about 16 hours of pink noise), along with probably 10 hours of drum and bass, the DTX 900 has improved. First thing that is noticeable is the highs aren't as pushy as before. Also, the bass has gained some force.

But damnit, I just did an a/b between this headphone and the HP-M1000, and I'm like "damn, I'm gonna miss the M1000." What I like most about the M1000 compared to the DTX's is the solidness of the sound versus the 900's stetched out soundstage/airiness. And of course the M1000 goes straight down to 25 hz with ease, which is something I truly took for granted until I got the DTX 900. But I can't expect a $100 headphone to have such truly wonderful bass extension, now, can I?

A little bit more about this solidness I mentioned the M1000 has. Ever heard of the dt880's sounding dry? Well, during my first months of owning them, I never knew what that meant, or even heard it myself. That was until one night, with the warm spring air blowing into my room and onto my skin, I compared the moist air with the sound of the dt880s. I was like,"Ahhh, that's what they meant by 'dry' sounding!" Mind you, I've only heard this dry sound like 2 times after that experience, but after that, I knew that it existed.

With the M1000, things sound like they are under water, compared to the dt880's "dry" sound. It's quite the contrast. It may have been the copious amount of bass...it may have been how the sound signature was designed. I don't know. But there is a pleasing "solidness" to the sound, instead of an etch-y sounding airiness. Of course, if there's anything that'll make me not miss the M1000 is the DTX's soundstage airiness. Ironic, isn't it?

I've been listening to a lot of bossa nova jazz recently. It's just a pleasure to hear instruments like the drums, piano, and stringed instruments all "floating" in the "air," which is a sound the M1000 would be hard pressed to reproduce. Also, like I mentioned earlier in the thread, the DTX's soundstage width beats up the M1000's. If I had a choice to change just one thing about the M1000, it would indeed be its soundstage width.

Oh yea, I said I'm gonna miss my M1000's. Well, a friend of mine told me the dt770's I gave him went busted, and in a bout of luvv and friendship, I decided that I'll give him the M1000 as a replacement for the dt770's. It was the only thing I could use to be a worthy replacement of his dt770s at the moment Adios amigo, I'll be missin' ya.

As soon as I get the money(God willing!), I'm gonna splurge on something with powerful bass, and a wide soundstage. Until then, the DTX's will just have to do
post #5 of 11
You decided to post all of that but no images? Images tell more than thousands of words

I wanna see how they look like "In-Real-Life" but I've found no images yet (tried google etc), please post an image if there is an "camera" at your house :-)
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Originally Posted by user123456 View Post
You decided to post all of that but no images? Images tell more than thousands of words

I wanna see how they look like "In-Real-Life" but I've found no images yet (tried google etc), please post an image if there is an "camera" at your house :-)
Google again, I literally found hundreds of images, all of the DTX900.
post #7 of 11
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You decided to post all of that but no images? Images tell more than thousands of words
What exactly images can tell about headphones' sound??
How come you were able to register on head-fi, but still can't use google or even visit the official site of a given manufacturer to see a product image?
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by REB View Post
Google again, I literally found hundreds of images, all of the DTX900.
I've only found one,

TEST: Stereo-Kopfhörer Beyerdynamic DTX-900 (16.04.2008)

And the google cached this recently, yesterday it wasn't in the google cache.
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by user123456 View Post
I've only found one,

TEST: Stereo-Kopfhörer Beyerdynamic DTX-900 (16.04.2008)

And the google cached this recently, yesterday it wasn't in the google cache.

Sorry, I do not have a digi camera atm, but there are images readily available on the web. One thing I can say though is that the earcups are a lot smaller in real life than they are in the photos lol.

I ended up giving away the DTX's to my cousin and kept M1000's. Hope the next fon is a real winner!
post #10 of 11
Hey, guys!
I had Beyerdynamics DTX900 back in 2005. They cost me around 70 dollars & lasted for 2 years. But boy did they sound great!!!!! You know FULL-SIZE OPEN CANS connected to cd player running licensed CDs. I remember listening to U2 'How to dismantle an atomic bomb' in these babies OVER & OVER again. That full dynamic AIRY sound with great stereo separation was AWESOME. I took them on travel half around the globe & they did great job.

Now I want something as AWESOME or even MORE AWESOME.

Can we do that for 100 bucks?
post #11 of 11

Can I get the busted DT770?

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