Originally Posted by BobJS
Does anyone here have experience hearing these 3 Beyerdynamics: ?
DT880 - 600
T70 (not p)
I realize we're mixing semi-open, closed, etc. but which of these would I like the best .... if I'm striving for (amped) fairly neutral or slightly V shaped, deep unbloated bass, crisp, detailed but unfatiguing highs?
I've only heard the DT880 myself, but I've read that the T70, while accurate and crisp, is pretty lacking in bass. The DT1350 has a little better bass (from what I've read) but would be uncomfortable to wear for more than an hour or two. Portable headphones are no replacement for full size, home audio headphones. The DT880 is fairly neutral, has extended bass with a fair amount of punch and texture to it. The highs are nice and detailed, rarely fatiguing or shrill. The vocals/mids on them are actually not too bad either! Better on the 600ohm than the 250ohm, both of which I've heard.
I would personally recommend the DT880. Even with an E17 they sound pretty damn great. Give them more power and they'll get even better. My Lyr does a great job with them, giving them a tad bit of warmth (whereas the E17 and DT880/250 was a bit more on the cold side of neutral) but plenty of power. An O2 would probably do well with them, but definitely look around for synergy before pulling the trigger on any amp in particular. I wouldn't say my Lyr makes these sound as amazing as it does my HD650, but it is really great. Bonus: the DT880 is the cheapest. I got mine for $230 from a forum member, like new.