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The dt660..

 

Gould ehhh, not so much unfortunately, solo piano in general was to bright for me.. I really liked my late GS1000 with Gould (not Mahler symphonies) and my K501

 

mind you,  I have tinnitus problems and I'm very sensitive for treble..  :o


Talking about the dt660, did you retire yours? 

I am celebrating a year as a proud owner of this fine piece and couldn`t be happier, mostly for chamber music!!

Cheers

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Originally Posted by Quinto View Post
 


The dt660..

 

Gould ehhh, not so much unfortunately, solo piano in general was to bright for me.. I really liked my late GS1000 with Gould (not Mahler symphonies) and my K501

 

mind you,  I have tinnitus problems and I'm very sensitive for treble..  :o


Talking about the dt660, did you retire yours? 

I am celebrating a year as a proud owner of this fine piece and couldn`t be happier, mostly for chamber music!!

Cheers


Yeah, I dig it for chamber music, too.  Had mine 2 or 3 years.  No plans to sell.

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I am supposed to get them this week... I've been to the post office everyday this week just to come out dissapointed as hell

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Originally Posted by sh4dowd4ncer View Post
 


Talking about the dt660, did you retire yours? 

I am celebrating a year as a proud owner of this fine piece and couldn`t be happier, mostly for chamber music!!

Cheers


Yes I sold them, but they did a wonderful job with chamber music, I just prefered my K501

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I am supposed to get them this week... I've been to the post office everyday this week just to come out dissapointed as hell


How did you like them?

 

I was reading DavidMahler's amazing Battle of the Flagship's thread and came across the DT660's. Liked what I read about them then came across this thread and started liking them even more. I have been looking for an easy to drive/closed headphone that I could use for classical and these looked right up my alley, luckily Amazon had a used pair for a price I was happy with so I pulled the trigger. Can't wait to try them out for myself, for the price I paid and mostly positive responses from owners about them they seem like a real diamond in the rough.


Edited by Olympus Mons - 1/23/15 at 10:01pm
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Stupid, Stupid DHL. I found out yesterday that the package is waiting two weeks because of"Wrong adress"-The second part of the adress repeated twice, And they couldn't figure out the correct adress. Smart people.

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WHAT ABOUT THE SOUND?

These headphones are a classical lover’s dream.  Out of a portable player I find they offer a more realistic portrayal of orchestral, chamber and piano works than any other headphone I have encountered.  The bass is not overwhelming here.  Many headphones emphasize bass for the visceral effect it has.  With many genres this coloration is a fantastic enhancement, but with classical music, this coloration can often detract from the listening experience.  The DT660 are extremely EXTREMELY flat/neutral – to the point where some listeners may find that it lacks a bit of a “wow-factor”.  The mid-range feels flat and the treble while nicely extended has some slight roll-off in the higher end of the region, presumably to reduce fatigue.  Those who pair the DT660 with electric instrumentation (pop/rock) and/or heavy percussion (hip-hop/reggae) will probably perceive them as excessively bright and or lacking in weight and depth.  But for classical music these headphones are a great success.

 

 

 

 

It's funny but I see and hear this completely the opposite way. I can handle bright and lean headphones much better with electric produced pop/rock/hiphop etc. than with classical. Most (over)produced popular music have lots of pronounced and (amplified) bass and body of their own, to me this is where headphones with overemphasized bass many times don't do well, in my opinion.

Many classical recordings however are natural and neutral (some with very little bass) so here some extra warmth and weight by bass-heavy headphones are very welcom!

I never agreed with the assessment that bass heavy headphones like Denon D5000s and D7000s are not suited for classical.

Oh well, this shows how subjective this all is :)

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