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Fight On!: Beyer DT990 vs Grado 325i

post #1 of 6
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Recieved both in the mail today,

 

Have been listening for the last 3 hours, and in short I cannot say either are far beyond my athm50's but as of now the Dt990 seems to be two full steps ahead of the 325i, will post a more in depth review tonight and an additional review after they've been given a few days to burn in and properly amped. However, my initial impression is this-

 

Dt990's-massive bass, serene highs, beautiful soundstage, fairly aggressive in the mids but not its strength, however music overall seems much stronger because of the balance and soundstage

 

325i-decent bass, shrill highs, decent soundstage (moreso than i thought it would be) gorgoeus, gorgeous mids that actually seem to be its weakness, to much is sacrificed to achieve it I feel, and the overall the presentation of music seems much weaker because bass and highs aren't there to support it

 

Curious to hear your thoughts.


Edited by CaptainDesslock - 11/30/10 at 4:57pm
post #2 of 6

would be helpful to know what version your dt990's are and what equipment(dac/amp) you're using.

post #3 of 6

Interesting. You have got two of the "most shrill" headphones I can think of. Good comparison though.

 

I've been listening to the DT990 for the past week and I really cannot stand the piercing highs. I hated my SR80i highs as well.

 

(That's where the DT880 comes in and saves the day...) smile.gif

post #4 of 6

interestingly i used to have this dilemma in a different version: i had an alessandro ms2i and a beyerdynamic dt990 600 ohms. i gave up the ms2i because of listening fatigue, which i could not get with the dt990. at that time i also felt the dt990 was the superior can, comfort, sq wise, bass delivery wise, soundstage wise...

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Originally Posted by maruzen View Post

interestingly i used to have this dilemma in a different version: i had an alessandro ms2i and a beyerdynamic dt990 600 ohms. i gave up the ms2i because of listening fatigue, which i could not get with the dt990. at that time i also felt the dt990 was the superior can, comfort, sq wise, bass delivery wise, soundstage wise...


I simply cannot even imagine how shrill the MS2i would be then...

post #6 of 6
I wouldn't consider the DT990 shrill, the biggest difference I hear between them and the Grado sound is the DT990 slightly recessed mids and smaller soundstage. I'll reply again to this thread when my 325's arrive.
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