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I meant a circumaural pair.
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Originally Posted by threefolds View Post

I remeber reading in this thread that people commenting 80ohms as having forward mid, and maybe my vocal sound experience is one example of it.

 

I also had to exchange dt250/250 twice to get a good unit. They happened around serial 68000, but like donunus says, it may be just Beyer thing.

 

I was the one that mentioned the 80 ohm having a more forward sound vs the 250 ohm version making the highs take more of a backseat due to the slightly more prominent lows to mids. As for the good and bad units, Besides Trance88's unit, I have also read before that the 80 ohm units had some variation with channel balance issues just like the 250ohm ones so it may actually be the cable design on these things. I don't know for sure.

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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post


I meant a circumaural pair.

I would try the gmp 8.35d then. Those are pretty nice cans too.

post #469 of 684
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Originally Posted by donunus View Post

I would try the gmp 8.35d then. Those are pretty nice cans too.

Any other suggestions?
post #470 of 684
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Those are the only other good punchy sounding closed cans I have heard in fact I like those more than the hd25-1

post #471 of 684
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Originally Posted by Trance88 View Post

I'm actually going to Guitar Center tomorrow and exchange my defective Beyers. I'll be trying the 8400 tomorrow while I'm there as one of my possible replacements. I'll also try the Sennheiser HD380 as well. If neither are to my liking, I'll just have GC order me a new DT250. I wish GC carried the 250 ohm version. 

I ended up getting the Shure SRH840. Not sure what you guys think of 'em, but they sound really good. They're not exactly a flat headphone, but they have a fun pleasing sound.

I tried the KRK's and they sound pretty darn good. They're very flat sounding to me. Had I not heard the SRH840 I would've went for the KRK's.

The HD380 was just blah. The highs were really shrill and peaky. I've never been a fan of Sennheiser. I was really thinking about just ordering another DT250, but I didn't want to wait another week since GC doesn't stock 'em in store. It's too bad that I can't properly appreciate the DT250 at this time. Overall, I could really tell they had the potential of being a really good sounding headphone.


Edited by Trance88 - 6/21/13 at 11:10pm
post #472 of 684
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Originally Posted by Trance88 View Post

I ended up getting the Shure SRH840. Not sure what you guys think of 'em, but they sound really good. They're not exactly a flat headphone, but they have a fun pleasing sound.
I tried the KRK's and they sound pretty darn good. They're very flat sounding to me. Had I not heard the SRH840 I would've went for the KRK's.
The HD380 was just blah. The highs were really shrill and peaky. I've never been a fan of Sennheiser. I was really thinking about just ordering another DT250, but I didn't want to wait another week since GC doesn't stock 'em in store. It's too bad that I can't properly appreciate the DT250 at this time. Overall, I could really tell they had the potential of being a really good sounding headphone.

I found the shures had really good detail and sound stage but sounded dry and grainy too. Did the Beyers match them in detail and sound stage?
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Trance88, I didn't like the shure 840 much and would you believe that the Sennheiser hd280pro is waaay better to me and is much cheaper. I wouldn't judge Sennheiser after listening to the overpriced 380 and other cheap cans they make because there are some amazing senns out there. I feel the 280pro is one of them. The hd280 pro is more like an M50 with filled in mids. The sound is more rockin yet not too forward at the same time.


Edited by donunus - 6/22/13 at 12:24am
post #474 of 684
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Originally Posted by donunus View Post

The hd280 pro is more like an M50 with filled in mids. The sound is more rockin yet not too forward at the same time.

 

You've got me wanting to buy a headphone I gladly gave away 3 years ago... lol!

 

I don't love my 840s...

 

Best

 

James

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Plus... the 280 may have sounded different 3 yrs ago than they do today because I keep reading impressions saying they have thin bass when the new ones I have have all the bass that I could want. More extension than the hd650 with less midbass bloat. Then about the comfort... The clamp didn't really bother me much but after a month of use, the clamp got to the point where I forgot they were on my head. Then after my sweat made the inner foams smell with excessive sweating due to the heat and humidity here in the Philippines... I washed the pads and they have become more comfy after that without impacting the sound in a negative way.

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Has anyone compared the Beyers to the AKG K550's? If so, how do they compare? Which is superior in sound quality?

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Originally Posted by threefolds View Post

 

I also had to exchange dt250/250 twice to get a good unit. They happened around serial 68000, but like donunus says, it may be just Beyer thing.

 

Mine is also around serial 68000. Seem to function perfectly but it doesn't impress me as much as others. Subjectively not much better than SRH 840 or $50 Digitech Pro (FA-003 clone) for me.

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Has anyone compared the Beyers to the AKG K550's? If so, how do they compare? Which is superior in sound quality?

 

I own both. I would say K550 is technically superior. K550 has generated kind of a love / hate camp in these forum. Dt250/250 is an easier and safer recommendation.

post #478 of 684
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Mine is also around serial 68000. Seem to function perfectly but it doesn't impress me as much as others. Subjectively not much better than SRH 840 or $50 Digitech Pro (FA-003 clone) for me.

 

I own both. I would say K550 is technically superior. K550 has generated kind of a love / hate camp in these forum. Dt250/250 is an easier and safer recommendation.

Would you say the Beyer is more engaging/fun?

post #479 of 684
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

Would you say the Beyer is more engaging/fun?

 

The K550 for its much bigger soundstage and better resolution, has a thinner and cooler sound and could sound clinical sometimes.

 

The dt250 is not a exactly a fun sounding can for me. I found the dt150 more fun than the dt250. Do a search around these forum and you will notice a couple of other members sharing the same impression.

 

The 250 is more neutral and may well has better fidelity, but the 150 is the can to go to for fun.

post #480 of 684
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Originally Posted by Greeni View Post

 

The K550 for its much bigger soundstage and better resolution, has a thinner and cooler sound and could sound clinical sometimes.

 

The dt250 is not a exactly a fun sounding can for me. I found the dt150 more fun than the dt250. Do a search around these forum and you will notice a couple of other members sharing the same impression.

 

The 250 is more neutral and may well has better fidelity, but the 150 is the can to go to for fun.

Which ohm version do you have? I'm interested in the 80 ohm version.

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