I hope this is posted in the correct place. I bought a pair of DT 770 PRO 80ohm about a year ago. When my gf goes to bed then I want to keep working on my tracks so I put the cans on, and then work for up to 5 hours with the phones on at low volumes. This is obviously not sensible, but when your focused on the task, its quite hard to stop! I have suffered ear damage as a result of this.
Because the DT770 PRO is a closed back headphone, it seems to 'clamp' you in to the sound and seems quite punishing on the sensitive ear. I know I need to wear the cans for shorter periods for less exposure, but I have been considering if there is any other ways to protect my hearing -
Some questions I have
- Are open backed headphones kinder on the ear because of the open air design?
- I want to compose tracks (often at unsocial hours for long periods) with my gf asleep (a light sleeper) in the next room. Would open headphones wake her up?
- Would it be worth selling my 770 PRO's to opt for an open or semi-open model to protect my ears or would there not be a noticeable difference?
- Which model would you recommend for my circumstances 880 or 990? I need a neutral honest image (sounds like the 880) but would prefer the fully open design (990). Or should I consider other models?
Thanks very much for any advice
Edited by xenon20 - 5/20/12 at 4:04am