Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › ATH-A900X vs. Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 Ohm PLease help!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

ATH-A900X vs. Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 Ohm PLease help!

post #1 of 61
Thread Starter 

Hi guys,

 

I recently bought a pair of Shure 940s and whilst I love how detailed they are I feel they are lacking bass impact. I figured I'd buy a pair of headphones that have more powerful punchy bass to compensate for the deficit in the 940s. After doing some research I have honed in on the ATH-A900X & the Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 Ohm. 

 

Which of these two headphones will be better? I'm no basshead but I want something with powerful, punchy bass yet still detailed highs & mids. Which is the warmer sounding headphone?

 

Or are there better headphones more suited to my criteria? Price range is around $200-250.


Edited by dryvadeum - 1/13/13 at 6:06pm
post #2 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

Hi guys,

 

I recently bought a pair of Shure 940s and whilst I love how detailed they are I feel they are lacking bass impact. I figured I'd buy a pair of headphones that have more powerful punchy bass to compensate for the deficit in the 940s. After doing some research I have honed in on the ATH-A900X & the Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 Ohm. 

Which of these two headphones will be better? I'm no basshead but I want something with powerful, punchy bass yet still detailed highs & mids. Which is the warmer sounding headphone?

Or are there better headphones more suited to my criteria? Price range is around $200-250.

I own the A900X & DT770 Pro 80-Ohm.

I prefer the A900X for music.

It can also depend on what your plugging your headphones into?

post #3 of 61
Thread Starter 

Samsung Galaxy S3. I have a Fiio e11 on the way though.

post #4 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

Samsung Galaxy S3. I have a Fiio E11 on the way though.

With the Fiio E11, you can drive just about any headphone.

post #5 of 61
Thread Starter 

Cool. Which would be better suited to what I want? 

 

What about the AKG K550s or Audio Technica PRO700MK2?

post #6 of 61
Thread Starter 

bump

post #7 of 61

The DT770 pro 80 ohm will give you much bigger bass performance then the A900X, but the A900X is a better more musical headphone in my opinion. 

The A900X is not a bass head headphone by any means.

post #8 of 61
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mani ATH 87 View Post

The DT770 pro 80 ohm will give you much bigger bass performance then the A900X, but the A900X is a better more musical headphone in my opinion. 

The A900X is not a bass head headphone by any means.

Ok. What do you mean by more "musical". I'm still getting used to the terminology used here.

 

Do you have any other suggestions for me?

post #9 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

Ok. What do you mean by more "musical". I'm still getting used to the terminology used here.

 

Do you have any other suggestions for me?


By more musical I mean that it generally sounds better with many different genres of music then the dt 770 does. The A900X has nice highs, great mids, and a solid bass performance, it's a really nice all around headphone. The dt 770 pro 80 ohm is a very bassy headphone, the mids and highs are not as good as the A900X but the bass shakes your brain. 

post #10 of 61
Thread Starter 
Ok. Which headphone has the warmer sound? Im really looking for something that has really solid punchy bass but also good clarity in the highs and mids. Im finding the shure 940s great but very lacking in the bass department and theyre not particularly warm sounding headphones.
post #11 of 61

The A900X is a pretty good sounding headphone, I found them to be a fun headphone to listen to.  I don't know much about the others mentioned, but compared to the k550 I preferred the A900X as I found them to be more energetic and engaging vs. the k550 seems to be thinner sounding and less forward.  Bass wise, the A900X hits harder in the mid bass and faster paced, but the sub bass is less emphasis than the k550 (don't now if it got to do with the overall presentation).  To my hearing the k550 may have a more prominent sub bass, but the the sub bass is soft and polite kinda maybe more in the background...it is there when it is needed. Between the two (A900X and K550), if your focus is more on bass then I would choose the A900X over the k550.

post #12 of 61
Thread Starter 
Ok thanks. Have you had any experience with the beyerdynamic 770 pro? I dont want the headphones to be too closely matched to the shure 940s.

I also just looked at the ath ws99, would the be on par with the ath a900x?
post #13 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

Ok thanks. Have you had any experience with the beyerdynamic 770 pro? I dont want the headphones to be too closely matched to the shure 940s.

I also just looked at the ath ws99, would the be on par with the ath a900x?


The ws99 is a pretty new headphone, I haven't seen many opinions of it and I have not heard it.

post #14 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

Ok thanks. Have you had any experience with the beyerdynamic 770 pro? I dont want the headphones to be too closely matched to the shure 940s.

I also just looked at the ath ws99, would the be on par with the ath a900x?

Don't worry about the A900X or DT770 sounding anything like the SRH940. 

post #15 of 61
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tangster View Post

Don't worry about the A900X or DT770 sounding anything like the SRH940. 

Cool. Still can't make my mind up. It's too bad there's nowhere local I can try these headphones first...What are he main differences in sound between the 770s and a900x? I listen to mainly jazz, prog rock, fusion a bit of metal and a bit of rap.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphones (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphones (full-size) › ATH-A900X vs. Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 Ohm PLease help!