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post #106 of 226
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Originally Posted by scuttle View Post

 

They sound almost, but not quite, like opposites - the HD25 excels at rock, where these are apparently weakest?

 

What happens when you try to EQ the bass up? Is the lack of bass purely a signature thing, or does it lack slam/attack/definition even when EQed?

 

IMO the bass on the 660 is pretty neutral, it's rather good actually, it sure does have definition..(on my Grace m902 dac/amp) so when the bass is on the recording it will be there and it wouldn't be shy..

 

I'm listening to Nonchalant, Untill the Day (bin years lol) and the bass is very tight


Edited by Quinto - 2/26/13 at 5:14am
post #107 of 226

DT660 arrived today. They are huge smile.gif Not really sure if these are as portable as I hoped for. Out of the box, they sound better through my X-Can than through the M-Stage. I guess that's an impedance "mismatch".  They sound very airy, not like other closed-back headphones I've heard. I'll let them "burn" for a couple of hours and then give them a real listen.

post #108 of 226

Cool, I just listened acoustic gitar on them, sound really amazing! How do you you find the clamp, pretty firm grip (or is it my head being huge?)

Lookin forward to your impressions..

 

edit- very good low volume cans!


Edited by Quinto - 2/26/13 at 12:04pm
post #109 of 226
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Originally Posted by Quinto View Post

Cool, I just listened acoustic gitar on them, sound really amazing! How do you you find the clamp, pretty firm grip (or is it my head being huge?)

Lookin forward to your impressions..

 

edit- very good low volume cans!

 

Yeah, the grip is pretty firm (a huge head here too wink.gif Do you believe they need "burn in" at all?

post #110 of 226

I think some yes, mine sounded better overall after one night off playing, the high end was a bit harsh at first and the bass kindof tame, now it's much better

post #111 of 226

I just got the iFI iCAN amp last week and it improves the already pretty good (for a closed can) soundstage of the 660.  It has a 3D mode that doesn't sound like a crossfeed circuit. Makes the 660 sound like a semi-open to open headphone although the iCAN in that mode does add a touch more brightness.  But, then, I'm a Grado fanman.  YMMV.

post #112 of 226
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I think some yes, mine sounded better overall after one night off playing, the high end was a bit harsh at first and the bass kindof tame, now it's much better
They are quite hard in the treble right out of the box. A little metallic sounding. Lets hope they're going to soften up.
post #113 of 226

Don't worry wink_face.gif
 

post #114 of 226
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Don't worry wink_face.gif
 

I am at my work right now and the headphones have been on since yesterday evening. I'll give them a go this evening. I would really like to like them beyersmile.png I haven't been impressed by other lower end Beyer headphones, not even DT880 is in the same league as my k501 with k701 pads rolleyes.gif IMHO and with all respect to people who actually like them. They are little dull overall. But these DT660 seem to have potential to sound to my liking.

post #115 of 226
Quinto, let us know how the GS-1000s fare when the dust settles.
post #116 of 226

Little impressions about DT660. The build quality is ok. The headphones feel sturdy and solid but they won't win any beauty contests smile.gif. The isolation is quite magnificant. The leakage is very low and it is possible to enjoy music on fairly low levels. And the sound. The soundstage is very airy and quite big for a closed-back headphone. The soundstage is actually larger than the one my Sennheiser HD650 can produce. The sound is nicely balanced with a slight emphasis on midrange and treble. The bass is there, well defined but not overwhelming. The overall sound right now is a little bit edgy, in direct comparision with k701, k501 and HD650, I don't know if this is something that will disappear but right now the edgyness is there, I like the sound of DT660 more through my hybrid X-Can v3 amp than through the Matrix M-stage. On my Samsung Galaxy S3 the sound level is quite low. My wife's iPhone 4 is much better in this respect and drives DT660s with ease. But this is a problem with the Samsung's output. The conclusion is that these are easily worth their price. I had the opportunity to hear ATH-M50 yesterday in a NetOnNet shop here in Sweden and wasn't really impressed. I didn't compare them directly to DT 660 though. I hope this edgyness will be gone too. I will be back with more reflections.


Edited by muxamed - 2/28/13 at 1:07am
post #117 of 226

OK. Here comes another shot smile.gif My DT660 have loosen up and soften up now. The edginess is gone. They sound very detailed and smooth now. Very rich sound. I ran a direct comparison with k701 and HD650. Actually, I understand now what peaople mean when they say that HD650 are veiled rolleyes.gif DT 660 are very airy, with wide open mids and quite warm sound, not bassy but anyway warm. They are very clear and clean. With big orchestral pieces they sound great, the imaging is really nice. I listened Bruckner's Ninth symphony (DG, Giulini VPO) and the soundstage is large. I hear some details for the first time. With instrumental pieces, for example JS Bach's Cello Sonatas with Queyras on Hyperion sound amazing. Actually it is quite scarry that this sound is coming from a 130 Euros headphone.

 

I have one problem though! My son, 12 years old pianist heard the DT660 today and he is completely in love with them. He wants them for himself which means that I practically need new closed headphones again confused.gif

post #118 of 226

I'm curious how your edgyness will work out, I have non of that left thank god, but it might be possible my Grace dac has a role in that..?

 

I loooove these phones with Anner Bylsma's Bach cello suites  and Bill Evans Village Vanguard recordings btw
 

post #119 of 226
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OK. Here comes another shot smile.gif My DT660 have loosen up and soften up now. The edginess is gone. They sound very detailed and smooth now. Very rich sound. I ran a direct comparison with k701 and HD650. Actually, I understand now what peaople mean when they say that HD650 are veiled rolleyes.gif DT 660 are very airy, with wide open mids and quite warm sound, not bassy but anyway warm. They are very clear and clean. With big orchestral pieces they sound great, the imaging is really nice. I listened Bruckner's Ninth symphony (DG, Giulini VPO) and the soundstage is large. I hear some details for the first time. With instrumental pieces, for example JS Bach's Cello Sonatas with Queyras on Hyperion sound amazing. Actually it is quite scarry that this sound is coming from a 130 Euros headphone.

 

I have one problem though! My son, 12 years old pianist heard the DT660 today and he is completely in love with them. He wants them for himself which means that I practically need new closed headphones again confused.gif

 

Ahhh good it worked out ok, so I have simular impressions  

 

I'm thinking of buying some Mad Dogs to complement the sound spectrum, maybe a thought for you, so your son (piano player cool!) can enjoy his new Beyers? biggrin.gif

post #120 of 226
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Quinto, let us know how the GS-1000s fare when the dust settles.


They don't get much attention these days, but last evening I listened some Gould (Mozart, hilarious lol!) and the magic is still there..

The thing is..the DT660 has such a different sound signature, it takes some time to get used to the Grado when switching..

 

I never liked the GS1k for orchestral though, so that hasn't changed. The Beyers do this very good in comparison..The amount of detail is almost the same as the Grado, the bass is more balanced though and

the mids are more there, which I like too.. The GS1000 still has magic with solo piano and string though.. but the Beyer is more balanced and unbelievable good for 130 euro..they do Jazz very well too!

 

Hope this all makes some sense..

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