And yes, DT990 Pro's are FAR better the 770. They're not even in the same league, and therefore should not even directly compared. DT990's are clearly, in completely different league in terms of sound quality, regardless of anyone's sound signature preference. They're on a level of HD650's or K701's, while DT770 are not even nearly as good. Basically, I thought the same thing, that 990 and 770 are similar because they cost the same, but when I bought the DT990 Pro's, DT770's 80 Pro's suddenly sound like an obviously lower tier headphone. Difference between them is larger than between my HD650 and HD558.
770's are great headphones for their $200-250 price and a for a closed headphone, and they do their job perfectly well, but 990 pro's would be a steal even at $400, because they take the performance of the 770's, and just improve on every single thing....tightness, speed, texture, detail, extension of the bass is superior, it does not at all interfere with the rest of the spectrum, and don't let anyone tell you 990's are basshead headphones.
Nice, I have a pair of HD558s and the reason I was looking to get a pair of Beyer DTs is because I found that they are not comfortable. At first I thought the 770s would be a good choice since they are the "lowest" of the 3 series and I thought it would be nice to have some bass for a change. So I figured I would have two pairs, one opened and one closed. But now that I see the DT990s are the same price ($165), and you say they are better than the 770s, what are your thoughts between the HD558s and DT990s?
I would have two open pairs, do you think they're similar such that I could possibly end up selling the HD558s and just keep the DT990s? What do you think? Would this be more of an upgrade or a sidegrade?
Edited by kiraaaa - 6/5/13 at 11:32am