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The next step up from DT770s?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hi all,

 

I currently own a pair of DT770s with a few thousand hours through them and its time to upgrade.


Can anyone give me some advice on a 'better' headphone? I like big bass but want a nice soundstage as well. I mostly listen to trip hop and jazz.

 

Some headphones I am considering, but not sure if I would notice a difference are D5000's and HD800s. I havent paid alot of attention lately, so maybe there are better choices. Budget is up to $750

 

They must be comfortable, like the DT770s are :)

post #2 of 6

open or closed?

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

I am ok with either, I suppose I prefer closed though.
 

post #4 of 6

well, normally you get better sound (soundstage, airyness) of open headphones. so might be easier to find an upgrade there. afaik the audeze and hifiman deliver good amounts of bass. otherwise the fidelio x1 is also known for a good bass all of them would be a nice upgrade. all of the closed phones i know on that pricerange would be more of a sidegrade.

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Originally Posted by harkohark View Post

Hi all,

 

I currently own a pair of DT770s with a few thousand hours through them and its time to upgrade.


Can anyone give me some advice on a 'better' headphone? I like big bass but want a nice soundstage as well. I mostly listen to trip hop and jazz.

 

Some headphones I am considering, but not sure if I would notice a difference are D5000's and HD800s. I havent paid alot of attention lately, so maybe there are better choices. Budget is up to $750

 

They must be comfortable, like the DT770s are :)

 

Heya,

 

I don't think you need to drop your entire $750 budget. The $400 and under realm has what you're after. You will definitely notice a difference with the following:

 

Closed:

 

Mr Speakers Mad Dog with Alpha Pads

Denon D5000 (discontinued)

 

Open:

 

Ultrasone PRO 2900

Hifiman HE-400

 

And with all headphones, when seeking "bass" I generally recommend getting a good overall headphone and simply equalizing for bass that suites your taste.

 

With $750 you can go high-end nearly, at least with some used headphones. But you also would want good source gear, so it may not be cost effective to go high end until you can also go higher up in source quality.

 

Very best,

post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 

FWIW, I ended up with denon d7000's

 

Tried the fostex (didnt like the sound)

Tried the hifiman (felt like I was wearing weights on my head)

 

Denon really was perfect/refined in every way.

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