WOW thanks for both of these comparos! I may get the DT250 after all...they do sound more my typical style than the 770s, although with the SM2 and SE215 as my go-to earphones it's nice to have some contrast in the LE's sparkly treble. I will probably check out the DT250s once I get all my bike repairs done, though; it may be just what I've been looking for based on your description.
Would you say the 250s match the LEs in terms of soundstage? What are your thoughts on how their presentations compare?
OK, just before I send back the 770's to Thomann, I thought I'd do an A-B comparison with & without amping on the millennium HA4.
Just as a quicky I used Depeche Mode "welcome to my world" off Delta machine, and "Paradise Circus", GUI Borato mix (originally Heligoland). The difference is so big, that I have not bothered with any more. I thought that some of the pro-amping comments were... ahem ... well I dunno ... well I know I sometimes talk myself into a view if the difference is small . I still don't think I'll bother when I'm on the move, though.
Wow, the amp really tames the loose old bass on the 770s... to the extent that they sound like the 250s straight from the iPhone. Maybe a tad better. I'd need more time to know for sure.
Putting the DT250s through the amp tightens them up too, but less so. When they're both amped, the 250's sound tighter than the 770s.
On Paradise Circus, when the heavy bass guitar comes in around 6 mins... again the tightening up is really obvious on the 770s, whereas it just seems to widen the soundstage a tad on the 250s.
Still happier with the DT250s... just that now I'm really glad to be keeping the amp too. Unbelievable value at < €20, no hissing, humming or anything with nothing connected. I had been keeping it to share the music. Now I know it improves the sound too.
Edited by Gilly87 - 12/10/13 at 10:20am