My first post here, usually I am able to find out what I need from searching the forums, but with this I couldn't...
I very recently bought a pair of BeyerDynamics DT770 Pro 80 Ohm for use as all-round headphones. I chose them because I wanted closed cans with a powerful bass for immersive gaming/movie-watching without sacrificing too much in terms of clarity/mids/soundstage, and they seemed to fit the bill perfectly for my budget.
But when I first plugged them in I was quite disappointed. They sounded thins and just seemed to lack bass. I compared them to my M50's, and the bass on the M50's sounded so much better. At first I thought maybe my Profire 610 wasn't quite enough to drive them, but after playing around with them a bit I realise the problem seem to be the fit.
The upper part connect well with my head, but there is a very small gap between my head and the lower part, so they sort of sit on my head in a slight, slight inverted V-shape. Something like this: /O\ (very exaggerated, but just to try and give an idea). If I press just a little bit on the bottom part of the headphones to create a good seal, suddenly the bass appears in all it's glory and they sound great.
I've read a lot of posts about the 770's and have not seen anything about this, and I really don't think I have a weirdly shaped head, so this issue completely surprised me. I'm wondering now, has anyone else encountered this problem? Is it something that will go away as the cushions soften up, or can it be fixed with a small modification?
I am now trying to decide if to send them back, any help would be highly appreciated.