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Please help me decide between these 2 headphones

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I honestly can't decide, I have no way to try them before purchase, so I have to trust the few reviews, my guts and you.

Which should I buy ?

Beyerdynamic DTX 501 P
http://europe.beyerdynamic.com/shop/hah/headphones-and-headsets/mobile-portable/dtx-501-p.html

AKG K451
http://eu.akg.com/akg-product-detail-eu/k-451.html

Thanks
post #2 of 8

What kind of music do you listen to?

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Mostly rock and pop, some classical and jazz smily_headphones1.gif

For home use I have Denon AH-D2000 which sounds pretty much perfect for me.
post #4 of 8

I don't own either of those products but if its any help I own headphones made by said companies, for your needs I would probably choose the AKG's. Their god like clarity will be an excellent way to hear your music; but the beyers might be a little closer to the overall warmer sound of your Denon's. All the AKG's I've heard thus far seemed a little bass light.

post #5 of 8

Wow I was at the same crossroads less than a week ago, although I had also considered the Audio Technica ESW9.  Have you read my review of the DTX 501 p?  http://www.head-fi.org/products/beyerdynamic-dtx-501-p/reviews/7671

 

Anyway, I have not tried the k451's but I have heard chatter that they are the same as the Quincy Q460 and I did try those on at the store.  If you look at the technical specs side by side, they are near identical if that makes any difference.  They were using some dvd of a live music concert and I don't think the audio source was good so I couldn't tell you anything about the sound.  But the fit was tight for my large head.  and they were a bit smaller and more fragile feeling than the dtx 501 p.

 

The DTX 501 P's are fantastic so far.  They are great with jazz and pop music cause the bass if surprsingly punchy but doesn't overwhelm and the mid's/Highs are balance and very clear.

 

Perhaps you can buy both then try them on and return the one you don't like?

post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Actually, I have heard the Q460, they were not that good, if the K451 are similar, maybe I should decide on the DTX 501 P, the price is really good.
post #7 of 8

Let me know what you choose either way.  I'd like to know what you think of either of them since theres so little reviews out there.

post #8 of 8

if you like the d2000 logical portable cans must be cal!

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