No most of us just bought them because of the polished metal black colour.
Reading this thread makes me confused a little.. Am i right in saying the PRO80 is intended as an higher end closed model by Takstar, whereas the 2050 is the equivalent, but then an open model? If so, it does actually suprise me that so many people state that they prefer the closed model over the open one. Is it mainly because of the bass with you guys (which is usually better with closed cans - in my experience at least) or is it because of the entire package? (Granted; the case that comes with the PRO80 looks awesome in my opinion..)
I haven't heard or seen both models in real life (kind of difficult when you are not living in China i guess..) mind you. Makes you wonder if Takstar shouldn't introduce a 'better' /higher end open phone. I mean, the entrire package of the closed phones doesn't really match up what you get with the (abeit cheaper) open phones, right?
Hey I don't live in China, You think all of us in this thread live in China? Its not as difficult as you think, We order the Headphones through ebay and they send them down anywhere in the world, 2 weeks later you have a nice parcel at your door.
Anyway I used to think just like you but after doing some hard reading for a few days(actually searching for the info for a few days) I came across that generally its cheaper to make open phones sound very nice then closed ones, how ever I read closed ones do match or at least come just as close, But they have to be Really high quality closed phones. I think for the price the Takstars really live up to the claim (I have used their headphones before, a very Cheap $10 TS 819 sounded better then anything including most so called "gaming" and music headsets going for say ~ $60. Try one.
I understand your problem, let me help you with that, Give me your Hi 2050 then you will no longer have a hard time choosing between the two. You should do it NOW!
The difference in DT770 and DT880 is not just the cups..
I know 880/990/770 share drivers, but there is some electronics attached to those drivers, which is doing things to the sound..
I also think that comparing them to the beyers is done solely because they look a bit like them..
Making an open phone is much much easier than making a closed one, you have much less that can go wrong in an open phone, smack in some good drivers and it will sound good, a closed phone is a completely different beast, because like the angel stated, you have sound bounching back and forth between the walls of the cup..
The thing with the restricted drivers, comming from working in a small room, I am not so sure about that, many drivers have a "blowhole" so that the pressure is not building up or goes down inside the cups..
Last I do not find open phones superior to closed ones, the closed ones can deliver a magic, which is impossible for an open phone to do, at least to my ears, also I like the added details you get fom a closed phone, they come forth because of the isolation..
Now i understand EVERYTHING! What else is actually attached to those drivers? resistors or something we could add ourselves? have you performed any mods on your Pro 80's yet? If you have any mods about these speakers or anything on that Danish forum then link it to me, I have ordered new able of redco, any connectors needed or can I use my regular gold plated connectors?.
Anyway, thanks for your help and that was a Great Explanation Claus, please note to remind me not to kill you