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AKG k271 mk2 or Beyerdynamic DT770?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

I'm starting a new sound engineering course, so I need to get new headphones.

 

Im between the AKG k271 mk2 and the Beyerdynamic DT770 80ohm version.

Wich one do you think will suit me better?

 

Cheers!

post #2 of 12

DT440

 

It's what I would use.

 

Portable, balanced and 32ohm for multiple usage. Only gripe is the openess, but that's not much of a problem

 

In all honesty, Custom IEM's would be the best.

 

 

Go for either the DT440, DT880 (because neutral) , or MDR-V6 line up.

 

DT880 would be nice, but kinda high in price. V6/7506 would be the cheapest and the DT440 would be the best for a student to move his headphones. The DT880 are like carrying around another head.

post #3 of 12

Id look at the shure 440 or 840 also.  They 770 80 ohm has nice clarity and definintion down low but they aren't very balanced.  great for drums and bass monitoring though

 

and i'll second the sony v6 or 7506 recommendation

post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by Rawrbington View Post

Id look at the shure 440 or 840 also.  They 770 80 ohm has nice clarity and definintion down low but they aren't very balanced.  great for drums and bass monitoring though

 

and i'll second the sony v6 or 7506 recommendation



Shure are too bright. Not enough balance.

 

The 770/990's are all about highs and lows. The 880 stays neutral

 

Actually MDR-7509HD would be some of the best you can get also.

post #5 of 12

couldn't disagree with you more about the shures.

BRIGHT?  but the sony v6 isn't? and the Beyer 880 isnt?

i completely disagree.

 

if the 840s are bright then everything else i have ever listened to is extremely bright.  they have rolled off highs with lower mids upfront.  And the 440s always just seemed slightly more balanced with slightly less clarity in comparison. 

 

 

post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by henrique View Post

Hi,

 

I'm starting a new sound engineering course, so I need to get new headphones.

 

Im between the AKG k271 mk2 and the Beyerdynamic DT770 80ohm version.

Wich one do you think will suit me better?

 

Cheers!


Heya,

 

Sound engineering? Wouldn't you be looking for as flat of a headphone as you could afford then?

 

Very best,

post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by Rawrbington View Post

couldn't disagree with you more about the shures.

BRIGHT?  but the sony v6 isn't? and the Beyer 880 isnt?

i completely disagree.

 

if the 840s are bright then everything else i have ever listened to is extremely bright.  they have rolled off highs with lower mids upfront.  And the 440s always just seemed slightly more balanced with slightly less clarity in comparison. 

 

 


Then you're listening to what sounds good to you

 

If you produce a music album through a bright can like a Shure, this will happen:

 

Sounds great to you.

You burn it to CD for testing

Put in CD player

Play

Subwoofers blow out

 

That was a little dramaticized, but that's what happens.


Shure are bright and to me they sound close to a Grado.

 

The MDR-V6 is a neutral headphones that's more balanced then most. If you produce sound with anything less, then the sound is called "colored"

 

Some producers do this for a artist value, but if you don't already have pull within the system, don't try any experimenting.

 

For sound engineering, neutral and flat is what you need. MDR-V6 are trusted for this.

 

EDIT: I enjoy neutral headphones. I'm neither treblehead or a basshead. But I like Grado sound sometimes and switch to my T50RP and a bass heavy EQ the next.


Edited by BotByte - 9/4/11 at 2:44pm
post #8 of 12

Where are you coming up with this brightness in the shures?  unless you are talking about the 940?  Because that has never been close to a thought in my head and i have some fairly bright cans.  Grado?  You really need to listen to the shures again.  Even the sony v6 or 7506 have harsher highs than the shures.  One of us must be crazy lol. 

post #9 of 12

Owned both the AKG 271 MKII & DT770-80 and did not like either at all.  AKG have a much flatter response tho if you need something for engineering.  Shure SRH840 were by far the best headphones I tried under $200, but whereas the AKG de-emphasize bass, the Shures slightly over emphasize the upper bass.  Both are designed for studio use so neither would be bad for your class.  But when you want to enjoy music after the class is over the Shures do a much better job.

post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 

I'm willing to pay up to 150 euros for a headphone, these were the best I could find I think.

Wich flat headphones would you recomend?

 

I heard the new KRK kns 8400 are quite flat, but weak in the bass
 

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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post




Heya,

 

Sound engineering? Wouldn't you be looking for as flat of a headphone as you could afford then?

 

Very best,



 

post #11 of 12

used srh940s

post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by henrique View Post

Hi,

 

I'm starting a new sound engineering course, so I need to get new headphones.

 

Im between the AKG k271 mk2 and the Beyerdynamic DT770 80ohm version.

Wich one do you think will suit me better?

 

Cheers!


Out of these two AKG are hands down better, but they need an amp to show their best.

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