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post #16 of 29
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Full over ear, comfort is top notch, you can wear them all day and never have problem.

 

Awesome, cant wait to try them

 

Some minor questions i still have after watching unboxing/review videos

 

1. How long is the cable? its not terribly large is it? i know its a 9 ft coiled, which isnt too bad

2. Anything I should buy besides the 770s and e11?

 

I'm really considering the BML option from Ebay

 

I just want to buy a ~$200 pair of cans that will last me more than a year, so im really researching this and wary of what I buy.

post #17 of 29
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Awesome, cant wait to try them

Some minor questions i still have after watching unboxing/review videos

1. How long is the cable? its not terribly large is it? i know its a 9 ft coiled, which isnt too bad
2. Anything I should buy besides the 770s and e11?

I'm really considering the BML option from Ebay

I just want to buy a ~$200 pair of cans that will last me more than a year, so im really researching this and wary of what I buy.
The 250 ohm has the coiled cable, the 80ohm is straight. Both are 9ft, but even being straight you can just braid it up if you are on the go. The cable is decent size, not a big fat cable. The Beyers will last you awhile, the are built like a tank. Great build quality.
They're German:D
If you go for the Beyers you will only need to upgrade much later, as you really need to go higher up the chain. A lot of people recommend the ATH M50's. They are a decent set. BUT, if you pay full retail at $150 for them it's a total rip-off. For $10 more (If you do BML) the Beyers are in another class. I'm using mine right now, Pink Floyd-Wish you were here...You should see the smile on my face...biggrin.gif


Edited by Magicman74 - 10/2/13 at 11:28pm
post #18 of 29
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The 250 ohm has the coiled cable, the 80ohm is straight. Both are 9ft, but even being straight you can just braid it up if you are on the go. The cable is decent size, not a big fat cable. The Beyers will last you awhile, the are built like a tank. Great build quality.
They're German:D
If you go for the Beyers you will only need to upgrade much later, as you really need to go higher up the chain. A lot of people recommend the ATH M50's. They are a decent set. BUT, if you pay full retail at $150 for them it's a total rip-off. For $10 more (If you do BML) the Beyers are in another class. I'm using mine right now, Pink Floyd-Wish you were here...You should see the smile on my face...biggrin.gif

 

the 250 ohms couldnt be powered right by a Galaxy Note 2 + E6 could they? I would definitely need the e11? Im really wanting a coiled cable haha


Edited by Wydz - 10/2/13 at 11:33pm
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the 250 ohms couldnt be powered right by a Note 2 + E6 could they? I would definitely need the e11? Im really wanting a coiled cable haha
I think the E6 would be pushing it to the limit. The E11 should have plenty of power. But if you need a 250 ohm coiled cable, Best buy $149.99 shipped.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/beyerdynamic-Over-the-Ear-Studio-Headphones-/200965913858?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item2eca807d02

I'm not sure if GS price matches? Since you haven't used ebay. if they match, there you go. Then you can swing the E11 if your budget is $220..No problem then.
post #20 of 29
Make that $139 if you do BML from best buy...That's a great deal right there..!!!
post #21 of 29
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Make that $139 if you do BML from best buy...That's a great deal right there..!!!

 

1 more thing ive been thinking about...

 

how exactly does a phone + amp + headphone set up look like without them strapped together? is it kinda awkward? or does it flow really well

 

I've seen some people use straps to keep their amp/device together, but i cant do that with my phone lol

 

especially with headphones with a 9 ft coiled cable lol


Edited by Wydz - 10/2/13 at 11:46pm
post #22 of 29
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1 more thing ive been thinking about...

how exactly does a phone + amp + headphone set up look like without them strapped together? is it kinda awkward? or does it flow really well

I've seen some people use straps to keep their amp/device together, but i cant do that with my phone lol
Can't help you with this one, I don't use a portable setup that much. When I did I just used a backpack and stuck everything in there with just the headphones coming out.
I'm goofy that way.
post #23 of 29
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Can't help you with this one, I don't use a portable setup that much. When I did I just used a backpack and stuck everything in there with just the headphones coming out.
I'm goofy that way.

 

ive been reading a lot of reviews, and the most frequent one to come up is a "buzz in the low end", but all these reviews are from 2011 or older.

 

Does this still happen or has this been fixed?

post #24 of 29
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ive been reading a lot of reviews, and the most frequent one to come up is a "buzz in the low end", but all these reviews are from 2011 or older.

Does this still happen or has this been fixed?
Couldn't tell you. I've only had this set for a short time. I never had any problems with my first set but that was back in 08/09. I think people were getting hairs or something on the drivers? I don't see how, these things are tanks and the pads are thick. You'd have to have some Bigfoot type hair to get in there or not taking care of your headphones. tossing them around or whatnot!
post #25 of 29
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Couldn't tell you. I've only had this set for a short time. I never had any problems with my first set but that was back in 08/09. I think people were getting hairs or something on the drivers? I don't see how, these things are tanks and the pads are thick. You'd have to have some Bigfoot type hair to get in there or not taking care of your headphones. tossing them around or whatnot!

 

think imma go with the 250's + e6 or e11, depending on if i like the fit of the dt's

 

hopefully they come with a 2 or 3 year warranty

post #26 of 29
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think imma go with the 250's + e6 or e11, depending on if i like the fit of the dt's

hopefully they come with a 2 or 3 year warranty
Not Sure what Beyers warranty is?, maybe 2 years? You can always buy a Square Trade warranty as well. They are 3 years for $20 or so. You shouldn't have any fit issues, I've yet to see anyone have a bad review on fit or comfort. They really are top of the heep for both. They have a slight clamp at first, but the velours are so soft. after about a week of use they loosen up and slide off and on like butter. Super comfy!!!
post #27 of 29
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Not Sure what Beyers warranty is?, maybe 2 years? You can always buy a Square Trade warranty as well. They are 3 years for $20 or so. You shouldn't have any fit issues, I've yet to see anyone have a bad review on fit or comfort. They really are top of the heep for both. They have a slight clamp at first, but the velours are so soft. after about a week of use they loosen up and slide off and on like butter. Super comfy!!!

 

yeah im hoping they fit really well.

 

Idk if you noticed in the first post, by my ears tip to tip are like 2.5inches and kind of elf looking at the top lol

 

and yeah, im hoping for a 2 year warranty minimum lol

 

also, what exactly is "buzz in the low end"? will a complete newb to the audio scene be able to tell what it is?

 

edit: you've been a huge help as well, thanks a bunch for helping a newbie out 

post #28 of 29
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yeah im hoping they fit really well.

Idk if you noticed in the first post, by my ears tip to tip are like 2.5inches and kind of elf looking at the top lol

and yeah, im hoping for a 2 year warranty minimum lol

also, what exactly is "buzz in the low end"? will a complete newb to the audio scene be able to tell what it is?

edit: you've been a huge help as well, thanks a bunch for helping a newbie out 
LOL, I'm 6'1 215 and have no problems with ear space. You should be ok, I have a bigger then average dome and I'm ok. I know Mal posted a pic of him wearing the Premiums but I can't find it. Edit: Damn that's a big link, but it will show you the size. Check out Mals collection, man I wish I was rich too biggrin.gif
http://www.head-fi.org/g/i/928665/a/803879/beyerdynamic-dt770-pro-80-cheap-amp-or-custom-one-pro-for-use-with-mp3-player/sort/display_order/#order=3&albumId=803879&nextId=false&prevId=928663&imageId=928665&imageESOId=5038488&fullUrl=%2Fg%2Fi%2F928665%2Fa%2F803879%2Fbeyerdynamic-dt770-pro-80-cheap-amp-or-custom-one-pro-for-use-with-mp3-player%2F%2Fsort%2Fdisplay_order&fullSrc=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.head-fi.org%2F9%2F92%2F900x900px-LL-92e7cdc2_DT770_Out.jpeg&thumbSrc=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.head-fi.org%2F9%2F92%2F50x50px-ZC-92e7cdc2_DT770_Out.jpeg&description=&original=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.head-fi.org%2F9%2F92%2F92e7cdc2_DT770_Out.jpeg&setName=&urlSlug=beyerdynamic-dt770-pro-80-cheap-amp-or-custom-one-pro-for-use-with-mp3-player
Edited by Magicman74 - 10/3/13 at 12:47am
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