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post #1306 of 1660

I just received my DT770 Pro 80's and I love them so far, except for two things.

 

They are really comfortable, but clamp quite a bit too hard for me.

 

Some female vocals sound just awful on these. It's like they are cupping their hands around their mouth. 

post #1307 of 1660
That's somewhat expected from really bass heavy headphones. Shouldn't be surprised about that.
post #1308 of 1660
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Yes, TECHNICALLY. In real world practice, it's mostly inaudible. 

 

Well yeah. Well implemented gain switches should (in theory) have no audible difference in sound quality except for noise control. 

 

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Originally Posted by Supertoaster View Post

They are really comfortable, but clamp quite a bit too hard for me.

 

You can try stretching out the headband a bit. Either do it carefully by hand, or try stretching them out over a stack of books overnight. 

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Originally Posted by Supertoaster View Post

I just received my DT770 Pro 80's and I love them so far, except for two things.

 

They are really comfortable, but clamp quite a bit too hard for me.

 

Some female vocals sound just awful on these. It's like they are cupping their hands around their mouth. 

 

I agree, mine clamp too hard. If you take the headband cover off, you'll notice the whole band is metal :) That makes it great for stretching out without worrying about breaking stuff (just notice that the metal in the band aren't the same ones that hold the phones).

post #1310 of 1660
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Originally Posted by Breaker View Post

I got the 770 pro 250s in yesterday and I'm definitely loving them. I wish they had a little more punch in the mid bass but I guess something has to give in a sub $200 pair of cans.

I'm thinking about picking up a pair of 990s from the guitar center to compare the sounds and make a final decision. Quick question, I find that the 770s are a pretty bright. Definitely something I'm not use to. I'm wondering if the 990s are even worth testing as I heard the highs are extremely bright. Thoughts?


You could pair your DT770 with a dark sounding and has a good bass punch amp

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Originally Posted by Supertoaster View Post
Some female vocals sound just awful on these. It's like they are cupping their hands around their mouth. 

 

That is probably because of the large dip at 3-4 kHz that all versions of the DT770 have. It can indeed make the sound unnatural and muffled (I noticed it immediately when first trying these headphones). You can get used to it over time, use parametric EQ to fill the "hole" in the frequency response, or just return or sell the headphones if nothing else works normal_smile%20.gif

 

post #1312 of 1660

Just a quick post to draw on the collective wisdom of the crowd here-- I purchased both the 990 pro and the 990 premium 600 ohm, wanted to try out the different ohm rating.  I also grabbed an e17 to drive them.  Have been doing some A/B testing running out of the headphone jack on my x-fi platinum to the e17, using flac files.  At max volume on the e17 (gain at 0), the 600 ohm are loud enough and seem to have more clearly pronounced bass, but the sound isn't overwhelmingly loud.  The 250 have a more present bass, but it doesn't seem to be as clearly defined as on the 600 (clamping force difference?). Turning up the gain on e17 helps sharpen the bass impact and detail on the 600. 


Return window is about to close, and the price difference between the two was fairly negligible.  So my question is-- how much will a lower-end (sub-$200) desktop amp affect the sound on the 600?  The 250 seem a bit bloatier on the bass, which at times I can mistake for a fuller sound, but it also seems like boom for the sake of boom.  Finally, any good suggestions for test tracks?  

post #1313 of 1660

As long as the amps are providing sufficient voltage/current swing, it shouldn't produce such a huge difference in sound that they headphones will sound different. In your case it seems you prefer the sound of the 600, but just need more gain. 

post #1314 of 1660
are the dt 770/880/990 headphones ''slow'' or ''fast'' headphones?
post #1315 of 1660

I just got the DT770 Pro 80's and wow.

 

The bass on these is amazing, both quantity and quality. Drums/Cymbals and male vocals sound especially good. Comfort is good but clamp a little too much for me. 

 

I found that some mainstream music that suffer from a lot of dynamic range compression sound especially bad on these compared to my cheaper stuff. I could only describe it as nasal sounding.

 

They are surprisingly efficient and run very loud on the middle preset on my Xonar DG's amp. I'm not sure if the Xonar DG is a good source for these because the overly compressed stuff I described up sounded better coming out of my onboard. 


Edited by Supertoaster - 1/25/13 at 2:58pm
post #1316 of 1660

I'll ask my question here rather than start a new thread:


How do the various DT990's compare since the original one (from the early 90's I believe). I believe I have the original (almost 'vintage') version with the fake leather AKG style double headband.

I think it sounds brilliant even by modern standards but would care to hear what people found different (if anything) in any or all the models that came after. 


Edited by GREQ - 1/26/13 at 12:00pm
post #1317 of 1660
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Originally Posted by stv014 View Post

 

That is probably because of the large dip at 3-4 kHz that all versions of the DT770 have. It can indeed make the sound unnatural and muffled (I noticed it immediately when first trying these headphones). You can get used to it over time, use parametric EQ to fill the "hole" in the frequency response, or just return or sell the headphones if nothing else works normal_smile%20.gif

 

can I just use the slider EQ in foobar or in my xonars settings. I don't have a parametric EQ

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can I just use the slider EQ in foobar or in my xonars settings. I don't have a parametric EQ

 

Yeah. As I understand it, a parametric EQ would be higher quality but the foobar or xonar EQs should work as well.

post #1319 of 1660
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Yeah. As I understand it, a parametric EQ would be higher quality but the foobar or xonar EQs should work as well.


really? i thought they were just more accurate? why would an eq effect quality? its just software no? or am i missing something really critical here?

post #1320 of 1660

Anything that alters the signal can effect the sound quality. You'll have to ask someone who has more experience but in my experience, yes, certain software EQ's can be of rather poor quality.

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