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Best $200 recreation use headphones?

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I am looking for headphones for $200 and under that are the most pleasing with sound when it comes to recreation use. I listen to music on a daily basis only for fun, i am not a producer. I was looking at the Beyerdynamic DT770 250 Ohms. Is this a good choice for my situation? If it isn't, I would appreciate another suggestion :D

post #2 of 8

Into what do you plan to plug your new cans?  Do you have or plan to get an amp?

post #3 of 8

I own the DT770 Pro 250 ohm.  I would recommend them with two caveats:

  • They require outboard amplification.
  • They don't fold down.
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I have the DT770 Premium 600 ohm and I freakin' love them. Like the 250 ohm, they require at least some sort of amplification and they sound best when driven with plenty of power. But there's also a 32 ohm version of the DT770 Premium if that is an issue for you. I too listen to music on a daily basis and "just for fun" and I can tell you that the DT770 Premium are wonderful for music, video games and movies/tv shows and they *never* make my ears or head sore. That's right, never. I wear them probably an average of 10 hours a day, every single solitary day, and they never get even the tiniest bit uncomfortable which to me is pretty impressive. Plus they sound bloody great. :)

Edited by devhen - 6/8/12 at 11:16pm
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Oh and I should mention, in case you're not aware, there is a difference between the 'Pro' and the 'Premium' models. The Premium is the newer model and, from what I've read, the Pro has a tighter headband.. so there's a possibility the Pro is slightly less comfortable, particularly over long listening sessions.

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The headband on the Pro 250ohm is comfortable for hours-long wear.  The slightly tighter fit makes for slightly better sound isolation.  The DT770 Pro 250ohm are my default portable rig can.

post #7 of 8

The Beyers are very good and are quality top to bottom. Built like a tank but they do not fold. They'd be my choice.



post #8 of 8

The DT 770/770 Pro is a very bass heavy can.  If that is the signature you like, it's a good choice.

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