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I am about to buy this, but reading up the comments again, I am getting the impression that the DT 660's build quality is so flimsy it is sure to break sometime soon. Can someone comment on that? Is it a far cry from its older brothers DT 770, 880, 990 in terms of build quality?
They look flimsy but I have used mine just about every day and they haven't suffered any damage at all. Let's remember that these are really for home use, one would look weird wearing these in the street or on public transport as they are pretty big! They sound incredibly good with classical and jazz thanks to the high level of detail and clarity, not to mention the very open soundstage which is not at all typical of a closed back design. I know that here in the UK they are hard to find and the remaining ones sell for £160, so if you are going to pull the trigger, do it soon before they become too rare and even more expensive! The bass does deepen with age, the treble and midrange are superb straight out of the box. Good luck!
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They look flimsy but I have used mine just about every day and they haven't suffered any damage at all. Let's remember that these are really for home use, one would look weird wearing these in the street or on public transport as they are pretty big! They sound incredibly good with classical and jazz thanks to the high level of detail and clarity, not to mention the very open soundstage which is not at all typical of a closed back design. I know that here in the UK they are hard to find and the remaining ones sell for £160, so if you are going to pull the trigger, do it soon before they become too rare and even more expensive! The bass does deepen with age, the treble and midrange are superb straight out of the box. Good luck!

Thank you!

 

It's just the amazon reviews look a bit scary. Over there, it seems it's the lowest rated Beyer product I'd ever seen, with most of the one-star reviews complaining about the same thing - the headphone predictably breaking at the same exact spot. I don't know if this is much like the over-hyped Sennheiser PX 100 ii, which is basically designed to go dead before long due to its unprotected jack, but I'm happy you had a good experience after such long daily use.

 

An interesting thought occurred to me while writing. Since this is the same size as the DT 770, do you think it's possible to take a non-functional 770 and put the DT 660 cups into it, making a DT 660 of superior build quality? I wonder if the 660 sound will still be possible after a mod like this.

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