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post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

Enough to satisfy, while still being a good headphone for actually listening to quality music and not just for slamming you with bass.


 

Agreed, and with some EQ, it definitely bumps the bass up a bit as well, but not to the point of overwhelming the rest of the music. Less, in non-bass heavy songs, would feel like it's missing something. I preferred the sound of the 880s a little bit, but they sounded like they were completely missing any bass (with no EQ though). I needed a closed set of headphones anyways.

post #17 of 28
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Agreed, and with some EQ, it definitely bumps the bass up a bit as well, but not to the point of overwhelming the rest of the music. Less, in non-bass heavy songs, would feel like it's missing something. I preferred the sound of the 880s a little bit, but they sounded like they were completely missing any bass (with no EQ though). I needed a closed set of headphones anyways.


I've actually discovered that with some proper EQing and the addition of a "loudness" circuit on my amp the DT880s can be punchy bass monsters when need be.

 

It ends up being a perfect setup as I can leave it flat for acoustic/classical tracks, bump the EQ for rock, and bump the EQ and enable the loudness circuit for electronic and rap music.

 

Not all amps have that "loudness" feature though, especially not headphone amps.

 

Maybe you should try the DT990s if you like the open headphone Beyer sound but feel the DT880s don't offer enough bass.

 

post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by Tequilasunriser View Post

 

Maybe you should try the DT990s if you like the open headphone Beyer sound but feel the DT880s don't offer enough bass.



Yeah, I would have like to have tried the 990s, but I couldn't find any near me. I really just needed a closed set for listening when the girlfriend's watching tv, gaming, or travel. Otherwise, if I'm home (where I would be able to use open cans), I would much rather listen to my stereo.

post #19 of 28

They are not bass heavy cans to me. Yes, they have bass and sound pretty good on bass heavy material. But the reviews that I read made it seem like they were in the same league with the d2k and they are not. They are good cans and I enjoy listening to them. But I have had the same experience that you did...

post #20 of 28
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Originally Posted by scootermafia View Post

Don't confuse the DT770 250 ohm with the DT770 pro.  The pro are legendary for being bassy and are much cheaper.  The DT770 250 ohm is a very shrill and unlikeable headphone to me, but quite accurate.  

 

The original set only comes @ 80ohm correct? Everywhere else the  are listed in the usual 32/250/600 trio but the original's typically don't specify their impedance.


Edited by J Bones - 2/1/13 at 3:33am
post #21 of 28

I feel the DT770 Pro/80 have a LOT of bass but some other people say it's not that much. Either way it's definitely enough to be a basshead pair of phones.

post #22 of 28
Eq them and your problem will most likely go away. Isn't it obvious?
post #23 of 28

Are the DT770 Pro similar to the DT1350? Because the DT1350 have enormous 129db max SPL. People say the DT1350 is pretty equal along it's frequency range but I think BASS!

 

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Edited by AJHeadfi - 2/1/13 at 4:51am
post #24 of 28

I felt that each impedance set still sounded V-shaped. Not that that's a bad thing, they were great basshead cans and were surprisingly forgiving to almost every genre. But lacking bass? No. Even? Maybe in the sense that the bass and treble were on similar levels. Dang, that treble was good. Well, I'm missing these now :P

post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

 

Pretty much this.

 

The DT770 is an under-rated headphone really. It's bass is emphasized compared to a flat headphone, but it's not overly bassy and definitely isn't earthquake worthy. It's just a good solid quality bass. It's mids are not that recessed (common of a headphone with emphasized bass) and it's treble isn't overly spiked, it has a sparkle, but isn't completely "V" to the point of fatigue (eg, Ultrasone). There's mods to increase bass in the DT770, but I find it fine as it is. Enough to satisfy, while still being a good headphone for actually listening to quality music and not just for slamming you with bass.

 

Very best,
 

 

What this man said 100%. My experience of the DT770 (Pro 80ohm) was pretty lacklustre to be honest. It's a good headphone by any account but it doesnt do anything espcecially well. It certainly isn't a basshead can I would say, its got potential to push quite far but too loud and too bassy and they will distort quite easily. I see why they are recommended on the forums for a good entry into the headphone world but they are pretty average in my opinion.

post #26 of 28

I love my DT770 Pro80's. One could say, they have a very slight emphasis on bass, nothing that would make it bloated or undesirable. I eq them and they suite my aural needs, like I have stated before, I do prefer closed cans though. Great cans that bridge that gap from crappy sounding headphones to the expensive upper echelon cans, in my humble opinion. 

post #27 of 28

They are very slightly V shaped, meaning more bass and treble from a flat perspective.

 

But to explain "extreme bass" on this forum:

 

If you listen totally flat on flat headfones, and set your eq +3 of 9 in the bass and +2 of 9 in the treble (bear with me here) you have "extreme bass", "Recessed mids" and "brighter treble"as talked about on this forum. 

 

 

The "pro" variant clamps tighter, thus giving a bit more bass and a more closed in sound stage, as well as more isolation. The "pro" "M" has more emphasis on bass and clamps even tighter A good drummers headphone. The normal version will sound like the pro if you put a good amount of pressure on the cans when on your head, simulating increased clamping.


Edited by ev13wt - 2/1/13 at 7:59am
post #28 of 28

I like the signature compared to what I know. I was in an Electronics store today with a variety of cans to play with. Most of the options were sennheiser, Beats and some Sony and AT thrown in. They all sounded like junk compared to the 770's. Shame I couldn't plug them into my source to do a real comparison.

 

Bass is pronounced, thats why I got them. I previously bought myself a pair of HM5's, lovely cans, but not nearly enough for my ears.

 

I'd be seeing if your brain adjusts, likely pretty hard if you got used to quantity over quality, maybe lost a little sensitivity to the low end in the process...

 

I'll be recabling and dabbling with damping the cups, I think the bass could be tighter from the internal pics ive seen.

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