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post #826 of 830
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Originally Posted by JohnnyAppleseed View Post
 


That's three professional studio/broadcasting cans with some serious staying power. Should be a fun comparison.


And it was.

All three are excellent, just with varying sound signatures.

7506 being the brightest with most vocal range emphasis, Beyerdynamic DT250-250 with the most laid-back sound signature, and most smooth/soft texture, and the V6 in the middle, very flat thru the entire sub-3k range, shaped similar to the ideal curve, but with bright treble.

 

7506's and V6's unmodded are actually slightly too bright and sharp, but with the DT250 velour pads on either Sony model, it softens and smooths things out, but doesnt make them quite as laid back as the DT250-250.  Very good headphone, but not quite bright enough to win me over. 

 

Turns out the soundstage increases gained by modding an MDR-V6 or 7506 with beyer DT250 pads, gets you pretty much to the soundstage of the 250-250 (which isnt great, compared to, say, an AKG open back).  But the Beyerdynamic DT250-250 couldn't match the detail of the Sony models.  So, I'm still rolling with V6's for general closed back needs, and 7506 for closed-back vocal tracking or vocal reference.  The Beyer DT250-250 are just too laid back compared to both Sony's.  DT250-250 is much more like a Sennheiser HD600, in sound signature (neutral, good mids, and laid back, easy to listen, than other Beyerdynamics I've liked (DT880, DT770, T90).


Edited by alpha80 - 7/2/15 at 7:55am
post #827 of 830

Hello!

 

Getting a Fiio x5 2nd gen player, I need help from you experienced guys (I'm an audiophile/hi-fi virgin)!

 

Would the 300 ohm Fiio x5 drive 250 ohm DT250s properly? If not, what would the sound lack?

Which ones would you choose if you were to choose? 80 ohm or 250 ohm ones, to pair with the player?

What would be the real difference between the headphones, paired with Fiio x5?

Finally, do you think the player and the headphones are a good match?

(P.S. I'm used to listening to music at mid volume)

 

Many thanks for any help!


Edited by AMBFCHD - 7/23/15 at 10:02am
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Originally Posted by AMBFCHD View Post
 

Hello!

 

Getting a Fiio x5 2nd gen player, I need help from you experienced guys (I'm an audiophile/hi-fi virgin)!

 

Would the 300 ohm Fiio x5 drive 250 ohm DT250s properly? If not, what would the sound lack?

Which ones would you choose if you were to choose? 80 ohm or 250 ohm ones, to pair with the player?

What would be the real difference between the headphones, paired with Fiio x5?

Finally, do you think the player and the headphones are a good match?

(P.S. I'm used to listening to music at mid volume)

 

Many thanks for any help!

 

The 80 Ohm version will have no problem and X5 will have more than enough voltage swing to drive it. The 250 ohm version is a harder load for X5ii especially when playing very high dynamic range records. (e.g. Daft Punk's get lucky).

 

As for the match. It's up to your personal preference. I have an 80-ohm version and X5 has plenty of power to drive it.

post #829 of 830
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Originally Posted by eimis View Post
 

Hey! Could you please do a short write up on HD600 vs DT250 250ohm?

Sorry I didn't see this until now.

 

Basically, the HD600 have more bass rolloff than the  DT250 because they are open. The HD600 also has a different treble signature than the DT250, which has a lower treble level overall compared to the rest of the frequency spectrum. They really don't sound alike at all, at least not to me. Maybe people say they sound alike because they are comparing them to completely different headphones, but all of my headphones are fairly neutral so perhaps i notice the differences more, I don't know. The HD600 almost has too much treble IMO, as do many "neutral" headphones I listen to. I don't know if this is because I am hypersensitive to treble or what, but anyone who calls the HD600 rolled off must have a totally different sense of hearing from me.

 

Basically, the DT250 treble is detailed and prominent while not being obnoxious. It definitely has a peak somewhere in the upper mid treble, but it is at a nice frequency band where it doesn't add sibilance or hurt my ears or anything like some other headphones I have used (ATH-M50...). The HD600 definitely has better soundstage and instruments sound more realistic, but it doesn't do as well with heavier music like metal when compared to the DT250, which I find does a lot better because of it's less forward treble.

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To give people an idea of the calibre of the DT250's, I use them as my closed headphones alongside the LCD-X's and HD800's.

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