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post #106 of 143
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I love the quantity but I hate how it smears everything else. Powerful but not smearing/overwhelming bass sounds appealing to me. I saw that the Denon D7000 are good with the DV 337 too. So DT990 or Pro 900 for me?
 



 


I think for you, the Pro 900 will probably do you better. If you do end up saving up a litle, wait for the D7000. I got my pair for $590, and I know there are times when it doesn't go much higher than that. It hurt, but I have no regrets.

Oh, and within your budget, I think the D5000 is probably another viable option.
post #107 of 143
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So the question is, are you going to save up for the T1 now? Or maybe that's where the HE-500 comes in.

 

I will agree with you there. I was really close to getting it as well, and I probably would have despite the lack of reviews, but for some reason, Ultrasone found it funny to make it nearly $200 more than the Pro 900.

 


Sorry if I double post...

Nah, I'm done. I'm too happy with the HE4 to bother. Not to say I wouldn't want the HE500 / HE6 / T1, but there's no need for them with how I feel with the cans I have. I don't feel anything lacking.
post #108 of 143
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I got my pair for $590


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How in the heck did you manage that? Were they new?

 

I think I would buy them instantly at that price. Yet again, I've heard the W1000X is a worthy contender.

 

post #109 of 143
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How in the heck did you manage that? Were they new?

 

I think I would buy them instantly at that price. Yet again, I've heard the W1000X is a worthy contender.

 


Electronics-Expo had a coupon deal back in December. Got them brand new. I think a LOT of people bought them during that time.
post #110 of 143

OK maybe I'll save a bit for the D7ks then. I don't really have anywhere to try headphones here in KCMO that I know of, so I just have to rely on reviews and Amazon returns for now *sigh* P.S. For now I think I'm gonna consider myself a one can kind of guy with a love for rock and hip hop because of my budget. Mostly rock with headphones though because hip hop/rap is more expressed on a stereo or loudspeakers at a club IMO, doesn't really need a hi fi system unless it is true hip hop with insightful instrumentals. KC has plenty of indie rap which is the stuff I can tolerate unlike most Hollywood big wig label crap, and sometimes indie doesn't have the best mixing so a stereo out loud is a bit nicer sometimes ;) Plus, I know a few of the artists I listen to and I know their voice so the sometimes bad mixes bother me even more.
 

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Originally Posted by jtaylor991 View Post

I love the quantity but I hate how it smears everything else. Powerful but not smearing/overwhelming bass sounds appealing to me. I saw that the Denon D7000 are good with the DV 337 too. So DT990 or Pro 900 for me?
 



 




I think for you, the Pro 900 will probably do you better. If you do end up saving up a litle, wait for the D7000. I got my pair for $590, and I know there are times when it doesn't go much higher than that. It hurt, but I have no regrets.

Oh, and within your budget, I think the D5000 is probably another viable option.


 

post #111 of 143

How comfy are the D7000s? Since they are closed too, how fatiguing are they?

post #112 of 143

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 With it's brightness also comes it's detail and energy, but also comes it's dryness, lack of body, and hollow sound. It actually reminds me of Grado headphones in a way that it has a very upfront and engaging sound. Due to this, I find it not only fatiguing listening to both, but find it not as enjoyable due to something being "left out" in the sound.



Thanks for the detailed review. However as a Beyerdynamic dt880 600ohm owner I couldn't disagree more with your comments, especially the section I've quoted.  I also power mine with a Little Dot MKiii. Sources are Flac(EAC) -> HRT Music Streamer II and Vinyl through a Musical Fidelity V-LPS phono preamp and a Creek Integrated Amp. The smoothness, richness of these headphones with this configuration is EXCEPTIONAL.

 

I'm very sensitive to harsh and bright highs. I'm 30 and can hear up to 18 Khz. I sold my Alessandro MS-1 due to their excessive brightness. My DT880 are on another planet.

 

Of course, the sq of the original music is important. Overcompressed music will sound horrible through very revealing phones like the DT880. Properly produced music will sound divine. Jazz, classical, folk music. Strings are amazing. Maybe you listen mainly to overcompressed music? "Dryness, lack of body, hollow sound", absolutely not. Just another opinion!

post #113 of 143
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Originally Posted by jtaylor991 View Post

How comfy are the D7000s? Since they are closed too, how fatiguing are they?


Not very. I can wear them for hours. The only issue you may have is just the heat build up, which is just the nature of closed headphones. Sound-wise, I don't think anything about the D7000 can fatigue you.
post #114 of 143

I find my DT990/600 to be behaving weird lately. The left channel is way louder then the right one and it has more impact.

Anyone any idea what's wrong. Is this something known for the 990s?

 

Anyway I can mesure this in any way? (noob alert)

 

Its not amp or ear related, I've tested that. Luckily I have a dual mono amp allowing me to increase the right channel volume

 

Thanks!

post #115 of 143
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Thanks for the detailed review. However as a Beyerdynamic dt880 600ohm owner I couldn't disagree more with your comments, especially the section I've quoted.  I also power mine with a Little Dot MKiii. Sources are Flac(EAC) -> HRT Music Streamer II and Vinyl through a Musical Fidelity V-LPS phono preamp and a Creek Integrated Amp. The smoothness, richness of these headphones with this configuration is EXCEPTIONAL.

 

I'm very sensitive to harsh and bright highs. I'm 30 and can hear up to 18 Khz. I sold my Alessandro MS-1 due to their excessive brightness. My DT880 are on another planet.

 

Of course, the sq of the original music is important. Overcompressed music will sound horrible through very revealing phones like the DT880. Properly produced music will sound divine. Jazz, classical, folk music. Strings are amazing. Maybe you listen mainly to overcompressed music? "Dryness, lack of body, hollow sound", absolutely not. Just another opinion!


I've heard many mention Beyers can be dry, just because they are so detailed, and they aren't all that warm. I probably thought they were dry at the moment, as I had the HD650 with me at the same time.

 

post #116 of 143

Weird! MY DT770 pro 80 has been doing the EXACT same thing with my DV 337 and FiiO E7 DAC! I thought it could be just me or something with the source or tubes but directly connected it does it too. Weird...
 

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I find my DT990/600 to be behaving weird lately. The left channel is way louder then the right one and it has more impact.

Anyone any idea what's wrong. Is this something known for the 990s?

 

Anyway I can mesure this in any way? (noob alert)

 

Its not amp or ear related, I've tested that. Luckily I have a dual mono amp allowing me to increase the right channel volume

 

Thanks!



 

post #117 of 143

Mailed beyerdynamic and I have to send it to my local repaircenter for inspection.

Fast reply as usual from Beyer :)

post #118 of 143

@Ultrainferno for the left side issue? I oughta do the same! I actually have a Guitar Center Pro0 Coverage warranty and they'll just send me a $175 gift card if I call them ;) Maybe I'll do that.

post #119 of 143

Good review. I had a pretty crazy time with Beyerdynamic headphones.

 

Tried the DT770... thought it was about half as good as my D2000s

 

Tried the DT990... fell in love instantly until a few hours later when I realized how recessed the midrange and is how awfully shrill the highs are

 

Tried the DT880... thought they were a great balanced pair of cans but nothing amazing to be honest. Was about to give up on Beyer until I...

 

Tried the Tesla T1s. Most amazing pair of headphones I've ever had. Trumps the HD800 and D7000 for me. They have a similar balanced signature to the DT880, but taken to a completely different level.

post #120 of 143

dang another excellent review, well done katun! again not having had a DT990 i cant comment on it nor on the vs part but as an ex-DT880-600 owner, i do agree with most of your findings on the DT880. on my rig, i dont find it excessively bright but treble centric does certainly fit Beyer's motif. howeva i also found theres quite a bit of bass info too & mids arent bad either. i certainly coulda live with the DT880-600 as my only cans if....

 

...if i didnt find the over sound atad thin or perhaps 'lacking of musical body' is a better term. for that very reason, i traded for a pair of HD650 & am quite pleased with it as my backup set esp when i wanna chillout & on lesser material. regardless good job & i look forward to your next reviews.

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