Holy sh** guys, why doesn't this headphone get more love around here? I picked it up for $38 on Amazon and for the price they are absolutely stellar. They beat the Monoprice 8323, IMO, which I consider to also be a $40 headphone since its stock ear pads are deplorable and have to be replaced. With DT250 velour pads I really like the 8323, however the soundstage is pretty ridiculously narrow and that can make them sound congested at times. The DT 235 doesn't have this problem. In fact they're the only budget cans I've found so far that don't have an extremely narrow soundstage and an overall congested sound to my ears. Its also accurate and sounds great. They don't have emphasized bass but the bass is there, is quite appealing, and extends quite well too. Not enough for bassheads but great bass for the average audiophile I would say. The rest of the frequencies are equally good and I don't hear any obvious spikes or troughs. Everything just sounds right, and better than anything else I've tried in this price range.
I've been searching for the best budget cans and the DT 235 definitely takes it. I've bought the 8323, HD202, AH-D310 and DT235 so far and the 235 is the obvious winner, though the 8323 comes pretty close. I wish it had a detachable cable like the 8323 but that's a lot to ask at this price point. The cord on the 235 is a little longer than I'd like it to be since, other than that fact, it works pretty great as a portable IMO. But these are small complaints. Overall this headphone is frackin' awesome. Very highly recommended at ~ $40. Even at $50+ its a good value IMO. The velour pads are nice and comfy and should be great for most people but maybe not ideal for those with overly large ears. Its lightweight but quite durable... what else can I say, these things are awesome.
Edited by devhen - 8/31/12 at 8:06pm