OOH! I love when we talk DT770. I can't talk about them much, because there is some weird stigma about them.. People love complaining about them.
But of all the headphones I've ever heard/tried, I have to admit, they are in my top three. They are absolutely mind-blowing.
Agreed. I've never owned them (for some unknown reason, because I like them every time to demo them), but they are truly great headphones for bass-heads and those who want some "fun" in their music. They do not pair well with all types of music but for Funk, Soul, Hip-Hop/Rap, EDM, Downtempo and most Pop music they're really good.
I think that they get crapped-on because we now live in a world of uber-class headphones where musical enjoyment cannot happen unless we sell our cars in order to purchase a ridiculously expensive top-tier set of cans (sarcasm of course).
Don't get me wrong, I love listening to crazy-expensive gear... especially when it's not my own. I also enjoy neutral headphones without any coloration when I feel like being "analytical." On the contrary I love my Alessandros for Rock and M-80s/750s for Hip-Hop. The DT770 was a very high-end headphone when it came out and still has its rightful place in the Head-Fi world. It's just been "outclassed" by more recent gear.