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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post
 

^ as a headphone designed for professional use. DT-250 sounds ok regardless of the genre you throw at it. It just doesn't give you the wow factor compared to a phone designed to a specific/few genres. 

I have no less than 10 headphones designed for professional use in my review list and they all sound different ) And DT 250 - headphones that has the most distilled "pro sound signature" (whatever it is). 

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Couple of words about metal music + Beyerdynamic DT250. (Summary on impressions on metal for 47 headphones is here http://www.head-fi.org/t/715478/headphones-for-metal-music-ultimate-solution)

 

 

Beyerdynamic DT250

Professional cans with very special, extremely flat character. It was interesting to try such a device on metal.
When I listen to 250, I can not shake the feeling that I listen to E-MU 0404 (regardless of amp/DAC I used). Unforgettable dry taste.
 
Bass at 250 is quite good, not elevated, in general, sufficient for metal. Mids are nice and smooth. Tops with a slight touch of "darkness". Chamber soundstage. On high-speed genres tend to smooth out attacks - perhaps the most conspicuous of technical problems.

 

Positive:
Black: Wow, this is something there. Does not involves as Beyerdynamic 770 or V-Moda M-100, but detached, mechanistic, darkish interpretation makes the horror to move somewhere in the depths of the body. Impressive.
Death: Shivers the size of a mouse are crawling on my back...

 

Negative:
Alternative: It is acceptable in terms of tonal balance (admittable bass volume, mids and hight are okay). But comrades 250 are very detached. No emotional response. All the time I want to add volume, but does not help anyway.
Industrial: No core competence - 250 does not have distinct sub-bass. Bass thumps, but to no avail.
Power: Genre is supposed to be funny, entertaining. And here, as if the school teacher of music is back. With the same zeal and drive.
Heavy Metal: Stressed, radically anti-involving performance. Highs and mids are gray, no fun on bass.  
Grindcore: Soft attacks, as if the sounds are rounded. Not a problem for a slower subgenres, but here it is really disturbing.

 

Grand total. Cans for fans of a specific "professional", "flat" sound. Either you like them and then it's possible to throw on them any genre you can think about. Or do not like, so behold the results of my review.

What source and amp were you using?

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What source and amp were you using?

DAC: Mytek Stereo192-DSD

Amps: Burson Soloist, Lynx HA-61

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ahh ok. The DT250-250 may sound even better than the soloist on a simple schiit vali though. It may give it a little more emotion and less of that analytical sound you describe

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ahh ok. The DT250-250 may sound even better than the soloist on a simple schiit vali though. It may give it a little more emotion and less of that analytical sound you describe

" It may give it a little more emotion and less of that analytical sound you describe" - I experience it on Lynx HA-61 (this amp has warmer and more "musical" sound compared to Soloist), but big picture remains the same.

post #726 of 727
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Originally Posted by jupitreas View Post
 

I like the DT250 very much, they are probably the best studio monitors out there due to how flat they are. Certainly, there are even clearer headphones out there but they cost way more and for most studio applications, you really don't want to use very expensive equipment that can damage easily...

 

My only issue is that they are not truly circumaural and like the Sony MDR-7506, they partly rest on the ears and not around them. This makes them uncomfortable to use (for me) for extended periods of time. Its a shame really, as they would probably be the only headphone I'd need otherwise...

  I agree, very balanced headphone. As regards comfort, you can try DT150 : it's circumaural and, in my opinion, another hidden gem. 

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Just got a DT250 in a trade a week or so ago. I'm selling them now in the classifieds, but I have to say, I was surprised at how clean and balanced these things sound. Nice detail, good treble extension, good bass, and pretty good clarity as well. They make for a great set of all rounder 'phones.

 

 

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