Originally Posted by lejaz
Does the 'A' have the exact same driver as the 'E'? Those were designed for audiometric testing, as well as use with the Nagra tape recorders. The 'A' version was definitely made for monitoring speech, not music. It rolls off the bass severely with the stock pads, FWIR. A three time Oscar winning location sound engineer used the dt48E exclusively. Don't know if the 'E' version was widely used in recording studios or not.
I'm not entirely sure.
The DT48, irrespective of edition, don't seem to be very accurate for the monitoring or reproduction of music. They may have an accurate mid-range because of the intended objective, but using them for the reproduction of music would have some coloration. From what Beyerdynamic have told me regarding the DT48. The DT48 are VERY accurate for the intended purpose, and that intended purpose being the monitoring of speech. The DT48 are only partially accurate on the reproduction of music, the DT48 have no extension on the low-range according to many of you, and would not be surprised should the high-range have no extension, given the intended purpose.
I'm not bashing anyone who gives the DT48 high praise, but the DT48 are not accurate headphones for the purpose of music reproduction.