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Help between beyerdynamics and AKG K702

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Hi guys, i was looking to buy one of these beyerdynamics, here are the prices:

DT 880/250-$265

DT 880/600-$359

DT990/250-$249

DT990/600-$383

AKG K701-$290

 

What would you guys suggest between these ones?

post #2 of 11

Try to get the K702, and the DT 880/600 used, and you'll decide...happy_face1.gif

post #3 of 11

Hard to decide if only price is an indicator, let us know what kind of sound you like..and associated gear? like headphone amps and such. 

post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 

Most sounds should be fine, I'm just looking for what's best overall, I don't have an amp yet, but I will buy one for whichever headphone i get.

post #5 of 11

Erm... If you can push it a bit more, try the HE-400?

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Originally Posted by planx View Post

Erm... If you can push it a bit more, try the HE-400?

I agree. When I first got my HE-400, I wasn't partial to it's sound signature (maybe because I was so used to dynamic drivers). After trying out the dt 880 and dt 990 in the 600 ohm versions as well as the akg k701, I started to appreciate how well the HE-400 performed with a variety of genres. It's provides a real honest sound that stays true to pretty much anything you throw at it. It's like a well-machined, precise piece of equipment that holds no surprises. The AKG's (and Beyers to some extent) sonic boundaries are less defined, so you might get a few curveballs here and there with some songs in certain genres. They will reward you with some songs, but might punish you with others. None of the headphones you listed above will have the rich, weighty tone and full mids that the HE-400 possess. If you like a lighter, airier tone with hollowed-out mids (which does help with the soundstage), then the AKG and Beyers might be the cans for you. In my opinion, the HE-400s are the most consistent-performing headphones for the price.

 

If you are interested, I'm going to have my HE-400 up for sale soon. PM me and I can give you a good deal. I'm planning to move up to the HE-500 L3000.gif


Edited by MartyMcFly - 12/4/12 at 9:34pm
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by McNuggetsPie View Post

Hi guys, i was looking to buy one of these Beyerdynamics, here are the prices:

DT 880/250-$265

DT 880/600-$359

DT990/250-$249

DT990/600-$383

AKG K701-$290

 

What would you guys suggest between these ones?

The Beyerdynaic DT880 Premium 600-Ohm and DT990 Premium 600-Ohm are really something to buy used at a really good price (That is what I did).

post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 

Is 400$ for the HE-400 good? compared to the others

post #9 of 11
There are a few headphones that are worth their asking price. The HE-400 is worth every penny. It's the best bang for the buck @ $400. To me, the dt 880/600 & k701 sound like a $220 pair of headphones and the dt 990/600 like $250 tops. When I listen to the HE-400 I can honestly say that it sounds like a legit $400.
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

The Beyerdynaic DT880 Premium 600-Ohm and DT990 Premium 600-Ohm are really something to buy used at a really good price (That is what I did).

 

+1 

 

the HE-400 is also a really good option.

 

as for the beyerdynamics, they sound best when the 600 ohm version is purchased and properly amped. i wouldn't ever recommend getting the 32/250 ohm variants.

 

the k-701 are also amazing headphones that when amped properly, give you a very clean and detailed sound with a unique sound signature. however, k-701s tend to be bass shy, and hard to drive.


Edited by Dubstep Girl - 12/5/12 at 9:51am
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by McNuggetsPie View Post

Is 400$ for the HE-400 good? compared to the others

 

Yes, it's rather quite good. I found the HE-400 to sound the most pleasant, musical, and organic. The DT880 sounds a bit dry to me. The K701 had no real "fun" factor me for me. The DT990 sounded offensive due to the recessed mids and harsh treble.

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