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post #346 of 800
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Originally Posted by plakat View Post

I think they are quite robust... I use my set quite a lot, around the city as well as for DJing and as a sound engineer on location -- no problems so far.

As far as I remember few people on this thread had some minor problems, but I guess most will be addressed with the new revision of the DT1350: maybe you'll want to wait for that version.
Thanks a lot for your important information!
post #347 of 800

Just wanna share...

i had problem (twice) before with my DT1350, but it wasn't on the build quality...the build is quite solid and robust for sure..the problem was:

1) The cable skin has small chip off at the entry area to the cup.

2) When i put them in my drawer for quite sometimes...the metal band got some marks (like rusty) here and there. Maybe the paint finishing for my specific unit wasn't good enough.

 

Luckily, my friendly Jaben store swap me with the new one right away after i sent the picture to them. And until now...i have never had any problem with my unit. VERY good headphone it is.

post #348 of 800
I've been dragging my pair back and forth to work for over a year and no problems here.
post #349 of 800

Anyone know if there are any retailers selling the "facelift" 1350 yet? I need some portable cans for a trip I'm taking in two weeks.... wondering if I can get my hands on a new 1350 by then. And do you think they will be the same price as the old ones? I know they were available for $200 on Amazon for a bit. What are the chances that we'll find $200 "facelift" 1350's when they come out?

post #350 of 800

Hey guys.

 

I don't have time to read through this and the other 1350 threads so I'm hoping someone can summarize this for me maybe.

 

I'm wondering what kind of issues might exist with the current version of the 1350 that you guys think may possibly be fixed in the "facelift" version. I leave on a trip in 2 weeks and need to pull the trigger on these 1350's so I can use them on the trip but I don't want to end up regretting having gotten the "pre-facelift" version. But if there aren't any issues with the current version that will effect me I'm happy to get it since aesthetically I think I like the current version a bit better (though they are both sweet looking headphones!).

post #351 of 800

The changes were to my knowledge only to the headband (more/better cushioning) and the earpads (the larger pads originally available as a replacement part now come as standard). Plus there is now a version with a coiled cable available. No driver changes as far as I know. The only more widespread critique with the original version was comfort and the flimsy headband cushioning...

post #352 of 800

I just picked up a pair of these fine headphones. I'll go ahead and throw my first impressions in here. Paid $226 from Amazon. Original Model, Serial # 15805.

 

I've been looking at buying these headphones for quite some time. I own 03' DT 880-250's and used to own DT 250-250. (They broke, my fault.) I also own AKG K271 MKII and AKG K171 MK II. I had hoped that these DT 1350 would possibly serve as a worthy replacement for the DT 250. I have been using the K271 as my "portable" on the go phones for several years now. (My motto has been, "I don't care how funny you say they look, I can't hear you!"  :-) Decent isolation, good mids and highs, so-so lows (in terms of amount, not quality) I purchased the K171 to try to find something a little more portable, but I find them quite uncomfortable with glasses on. They're ok, but they're not quite up to the SQ or comfort that the DT250's had.

 

So, do the DT 1350 fill the void that the DT 250's left behind?

 

So far, I say yes! These things are awesome already!

 

Just starting burn in. Running directly out of an ipod touch with 320kb mp3's. I've had these on my head for over 3 hours straight now. They're that good!

 

Bass

Again, I've been using the AKG K271 and AKG K171 for 2-3 years now. I like the mids and highs of the AKGs, but the low end leaves something to be desired. I'm already finding that the DT 1350's scratch that itch quite well. Coming from the lean AKG's, the bass on the DT 1350's sounds excellent. Like others have mentioned, it goes very low, but doesn't walk all over the mids and highs, and is tight. I listen to almost every genre, and so appreciate the tight yet clean bass. 

 

Mids

The mids sound a little funny right now. I'm sure burn in or acclamation will help with that, but right now, the mids sound a little funny. Vocals just aren't right. It varies on the singer, but generally, vocals sound a little congested, a little withdrawn. They also aren't as clear as I'd hoped they'd be. I really hope things clear up a bit. They currently miss one of the things I love about both the AKG's and my other Beyers, that being clean and clear vocals, so hopefully these will clean up a bit. They're far from the worst I've heard, but I've also heard better, so...

 

Highs

I like clean clear highs. I don't mind a bit of sibilance or emphasis on the treble - ala DT 880. Depending on the song, I've heard some sibilance, and it is occasionally been a bit bright at times, but with my eclectic musical tastes, it may very well be the recording. What I can hear is good. Again, I'll take a bit too much treble over not quite enough. Again, I think they will settle in with burn in. 

 

Comfort

I have glasses, and was afraid that these headphones would be unwearable and highly uncomfortable. I had read other reviews that said the clamping force was very high, that they were unwearable with glasses, etc. I was afraid this would be a deal breaker. Happily, for me at least, this does not appear to be too much of an issue. I have a small head, and am currently using 4 clicks on each side of the DT 1350's. I have been wearing them now for over 3 hours straight now, with a few minor readjustments here and there (~ every 45 min) and while there is some discomfort, it is nothing like the discomfort I felt wearing the AKG K171 on ear headphones. For me, the much smaller earcups of the DT 1350 rest almost completely on my ear, and don't really extend very far past the edges, limiting the amount of pressure the edges of my ears take, as well as the pressure of my glasses being clamped between my ears. Not as comfortable as my circumaurals, but definitely much better than I was expecting.  

 

Isolation

These things isolate really well. People weren't kidding when they said that these are some of the best isolating phones around. Don't really have a quantitative measure, but playing music out of my macbook at 50%, 2-3 feet away, and listening to music out of my ipod at 40-45%, I can barely hear the music coming from the mac. The lyrics are definitely not intelligible, anyways. 

 

Build Quality/Other

The case that the headphones come with is really neat, and should help to protect them. As I plan to make these my go-to portable headphones, this will come in handy, and should help prevent them from meeting the same fate as my DT250's (Broken when something fell on the bag they were in.). The build quality on these phones also seems top notch. Lots of metal, and they feel substantial. They're heavy in a good way. Nothing rattles, nothing feels loose. We'll see how the padding at the top of the headband holds up. That's the only part that I might be worried about, (based on feel, and others experiences), but hey, they are replaceable. To me, these phones exude quality.

 

Verdict

I haven't done any really critical listening, and probably won't have too much time to do so until Sunday, so the phones will mostly be burning in this week. However, I think I can already safely say that I have found my pair of portable headphones. The great sound, (reminiscent of the DT 880's I love so much), as well as more than acceptable comfort for the type and size, means that I am happy, and have succeeded in finding a worthy successor to my DT 250-250 as my primary portable/on the go headphone. 

 

So... sign me up for the fan cub?


Edited by Scarred Taka - 7/9/13 at 10:53pm
post #353 of 800

Welcome to the club ;-)

In my experience the pads do show break in effects (i.e. getting softer, therefore sealing better) after about 2 weeks of actual usage.

post #354 of 800
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Originally Posted by plakat View Post

Welcome to the club ;-)

In my experience the pads do show break in effects (i.e. getting softer, therefore sealing better) after about 2 weeks of actual usage.

I agree. Mine has softened up beautifully providing a better seal.

post #355 of 800
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Originally Posted by Scarred Taka View Post

I just picked up a pair of these fine headphones. I'll go ahead and throw my first impressions in here. Paid $226 from Amazon. Original Model, Serial # 15805.

 

 

So... sign me up for the fan cub?

 

Welcome aboard! 

post #356 of 800

Where have you guys been getting the new, comfier pads? What about the new headband padding?

 

Does anyone know the part numbers for those?

 

Thanks

post #357 of 800

For the earpads:

 

Looks like part EDT 1350 SL for the pleather, and part EDT 1350 N for the velour. 

 

Cross reference from this thread. 

 

Note that the links go to the German Beyerdynamic website. Not sure about US availability for these. 

 

Looks like Adorama is selling the velours for $34 here. Can't find the pleather ones though. 

 

Found another site also selling the velours. Still no sight of the pleather. 

 

Found them referenced on the north american Beyerdynamic site, about 2/3 of the way down this page. However, if you try to get more info, or add to cart, you get a 404 error. 

 

Not really sure what else to do. I don't have the time right now to keep searching. Sorry. Hope that was helpful, and hopefully someone else can pick up the trail. 

 

Again, maybe look/ask in this thread, since that's where I got all my info from initially. 

 

Also, I have no idea about the headband cushion. Sorry.

 

 

post #358 of 800

The headband cushion of the original version is also available as a spare part (at the german Beyer site http://www.beyerdynamic.de/shop/hah/ersatzteile/kopfpolstersatz.html ) but the new version is still missing in action... I guess they will become available as well but will maybe not fit the old frame: on the photos the plastic padding around the metal frame of the facelift version seems a bit wider than the original version. Maybe they are even mounted in a different way, at least they seem to go edge to edge:

http://www.beyerdynamic.de/shop/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/650x650/602f0fa2c1f0d1ba5e241f914e856ff9/d/t/dt1350_2013_front.jpg

post #359 of 800
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Originally Posted by Scarred Taka View Post

For the earpads:

 

Looks like part EDT 1350 SL for the pleather, and part EDT 1350 N for the velour. 

 

Cross reference from this thread. 

 

Note that the links go to the German Beyerdynamic website. Not sure about US availability for these. 

 

Looks like Adorama is selling the velours for $34 here. Can't find the pleather ones though. 

 

Found another site also selling the velours. Still no sight of the pleather. 

 

Found them referenced on the north american Beyerdynamic site, about 2/3 of the way down this page. However, if you try to get more info, or add to cart, you get a 404 error. 

 

Not really sure what else to do. I don't have the time right now to keep searching. Sorry. Hope that was helpful, and hopefully someone else can pick up the trail. 

 

Again, maybe look/ask in this thread, since that's where I got all my info from initially. 

 

Also, I have no idea about the headband cushion. Sorry.

 

Thanks, I appreciate it.

post #360 of 800

One more question before I pull the trigger on these puppies....

 

What are you guys connecting them to? Although they're 80 ohm I see that the sensitivity is pretty good at 109db. I don't have a portable amp, just my Galaxy S2 smartphone which is more powerful than the other Android phones and tablets I've tried but slightly less powerful than most iPods (i.e. the S2 gets just slightly less loud with my existing cans than most iPods do, but its pretty close). Do you think it will get the 1350s loud enough, for example for use on airplanes?

 

Thanks again for the help.

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