Originally Posted by flargosa
The freq response chart is showing the T70 have a relatively even bass response compared to the LCD-2 and HD650. Does the Beyer T70 really have light bass below 200 hz as many have commented on? I'm debating between this and the Mad dog to replace my uncomfortable DT1350.
And I think this is a perfect example of graphs not being good crystal balls.
The T70, to me, were completely gone below ~250hz - the MDR-F1 have more bass impact (that's saying something!), and to add insult, they're clashy/piercing up-top, and have fairly cold/dry/lifeless/artificial/etc sounding mids. Really just an awful headphone overall. Comfortable, good isolation, and that's about it; they're massively overpriced for the sound/build quality they offer, and Beyer's CS is (IME) miserable. I'd stay away.
I'm unfamiliar with the 1350, but if you want some suggestions for decently balanced, full-size, closed cans:
- Kenwood KH-K1000
- Audio-Technica ATH-W1000X or A900X
- Denon AH-D2000 (no thoughts/comments on AH-D600)
- Koss MV1 (if you want a bright/punchy sound in a closed headphone (this is what I assume you're after with the T70), these are where I'd point you)
I'd even suggest the AKG K550 (which I found to be fairly ho-hum) over the T70; they feel better in-hand, look better, and are more balanced sounding - they're also easier to drive if you have a portable device. With both the K550 and ATs, fit/seal should be considered - but I'm guessing at least one of them will fit you without much fuss. You might also look at the Koss PRO4/AA, assuming the weight isn't too much of a concern for you - surprisingly well executed full-size cans, assuming you want a full/rich spin on a relatively balanced set of cans (relatively minimal soundstaging capabilities, but what do you expect?).Edited by obobskivich - 4/6/13 at 3:20pm