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I'm leaving for College in about a month, and my only current headphones are Sennheiser HD580's. I'm in need of a closed headphone under $200 that will be really good for acoustic music and electronic music. I'm currently leaning toward the AKG K271 but I'm definitely not set on them. So, any recommendations? normal_smile%20.gif

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Originally Posted by ShamanSleeve View Post

I'm leaving for College in about a month, and my only current headphones are Sennheiser HD580's. I'm in need of a closed headphone under $200 that will be really good for acoustic music and electronic music. I'm currently leaning toward the AKG K271 but I'm definitely not set on them. So, any recommendations? normal_smile%20.gif

What source(s), DAC(s), and amp(s), do you have?

post #3 of 10
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Laptop, Fiio E9 and an Odac. 


Edited by ShamanSleeve - 7/7/12 at 11:33pm
post #4 of 10

Beyerdynamic DT 770 is great for electronic music IMO. The Denon D2000 is also a very popular closed can but I hear a lot of people complaining about it making their ears hot & sweaty after a half hour or so.

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Beyerdynamic DT 770 is great for electronic music IMO. The Denon D2000 is also a very popular closed can but I hear a lot of people complaining about it making their ears hot & sweaty after a half hour or so.

Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 250-Ohm, your Fiio E9 can easily drive them.

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Is the pro 250 ohm better than the regular DT 770?

post #7 of 10

80 ohm DT770 (are these what you mean by regular DT770?) are a mess- the bass is a thumpy and wildly out of proportion and the treble is screechy and metallic.  People report more even performance out of 250 ohm and superior performance from the 600 ohm, but I haven't heard the latter 2.  K271 are out of balance in the other direction- they have absolutely no bass.  The best closed headphones under $250 imo are SRH940 & D2000 but the latter don't isolate. 

post #8 of 10

give the DT770 a listen before you buy them. To me, they are a massive step back in terms from SQ compared to the HD580.

TL;DR.

Massive Bass, amoung the worst mids on any Beyer, excessive treble.

post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by roBernd View Post

give the DT770 a listen before you buy them. To me, they are a massive step back in terms from SQ compared to the HD580.

TL;DR.

Massive Bass, amoung the worst mids on any Beyer, excessive treble.


+1  I found my 250 ohm DT770's all boom and tizzz.Sold them and now use KRK 8400's,much easier to live with..Good isolation and clear detailed sound.

post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by ShamanSleeve View Post

Is the pro 250 ohm better than the regular DT 770?

I like the sound of my DT770 Pro 250-Ohm slightly better then the sound of my DT770 Pro 80-Ohm.

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