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post #61 of 684
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You agree with jupitreas that the dt250 sounds like the dt880? The DT880 is not anywhere near as flat as the dt250 IMO and the treble of the dt880 is too bright for me.

 

I agree that the dt250 is really good which is why I started this thread in the first place :) I am even selling my hd600s because i love these so much.

post #62 of 684
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Originally Posted by jupitreas View Post

IMO, the HD600 has similar bass and mids to the DT250; however, the DT250s treble is very Beyerdynamic-style, and this is the biggest thing it shares with the DT880. I don't think the DT770 sounds like the DT880, IMO the DT250 sounds more similar to it.

 

I guess the treble is the thing I like most about the DT250. The bass and mids are simply flat, as they should be in a monitor.... 



 



Although they arent exactly the same, the dt880/990/770 all have this recessed midrange/bright treble signature that the dt250 doesn't have. The treble of the 250 has a slight spark but nowhere near dt880 levels IMO. Those dt880s were unbearable in the long run for me although not as bad as the 990s that I also owned.

 

One thing we all agree on here is just how good the dt250s are. We seem to have come from liking different headphones yet end up all loving these dt250s. I guess you could say that these have the good aspects of many headphones rolled into one. The price is not too bad either.

post #63 of 684
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Originally Posted by donunus View Post

You agree with jupitreas that the dt250 sounds like the dt880? The DT880 is not anywhere near as flat as the dt250 IMO and the treble of the dt880 is too bright for me.

 

I agree that the dt250 is really good which is why I started this thread in the first place :) I am even selling my hd600s because i love these so much.


Seriously? I guess I need to give the 250ohm version a listen one day. The 80 ohm one was very 'flat' throughout the midrange, with good detail, but I don't remember it being nearly as engaging as the hd580.....probably due to its being closed. It would be interesting to see a comparison of the dt250 with the Fischer 003, which some people say compares very favorably with the hd600 

post #64 of 684
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I have owned the fischer fa-003 and didn't like them due to a hollowness in the sound and a sharp peak at around 3khz.

 

Besides the issues above, they did have a similarity to the senns. Those issues were too annoying for me to overlook though.


Edited by donunus - 3/9/12 at 3:42pm
post #65 of 684
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 lejaz, the senns are more engaging if you like a wide soundstage since the dt250s are pretty closed in so far as the soundstage is concerned. I like its presentation though, they are more speakerlike for me without exaggerated width.

post #66 of 684
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Originally Posted by donunus View Post

 lejaz, the senns are more engaging if you like a wide soundstage since the dt250s are pretty closed in so far as the soundstage is concerned. I like its presentation though, they are more speakerlike for me without exaggerated width.


Yes, I definitely prefer the soundstage and separation of an open or semi open phone. But, it's purely a subjective thing, which a person prefers. But, if you think the hd600 soundstage is wide, you should hear the k70X....that's really way out there  W  I  D  E.... to me it's not very realistic.   

 

post #67 of 684
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Ive also owned a k701. HATED THEM! LOL

post #68 of 684
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Ive also owned a k701. HATED THEM! LOL



I can understand that, haha. If you don't like bright treble, those can be a bit much....not to mention other issues I won't go into.   .

post #69 of 684
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They were pretty pathetic sounding for so called REFERENCE headphones. Instruments didn't sound real with them IMO

post #70 of 684

Even worse, for the money they didn't even have decent bass. Then again, the K701 might be the kind of headphone cursed to only wake up with a very very powerful headphone amplifier. 

post #71 of 684
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But then again I've heard that some batches sound good confused_face.gif. So we might have listened to some lemons LOL Either way, I don't really care about those K701s anymore.

 

Back to the dt250...

 If only I discovered these dt250s somewhere near the beginning of my journey, I would have been able to save so much money. The reviews that I read of them were almost all lukewarm though and I tended to sway towards buying the cans with the rave reviews leading me to almost miss buying these altogether.

post #72 of 684

I auditioned one in Berlin. DanG's DT250 and mind you it sounded very nice for a closed headphone. Too bad it was more on ear than around ear...

post #73 of 684
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The on ear/around the ear part just depends on your earsize I guess because they are totally around the ear for me.

post #74 of 684
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I just decided to keep my hd600s instead of selling them because the extra soundstage width and the extra apparent detail is something i realize i miss every once in a while when listening to the dt250s exclusively. Still the dt250 does no wrong and I still stand by my statement that they are the best closed headphone i have ever heard.

post #75 of 684

Have you ever listened to the Ultrasone PRO 900?  I've never had a chance to hear them, and always wondered how they would work as an alternative to the DT250 or the high-end Audio-Technicas.

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