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DT770 PRO defective or am i just hating it ?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hi,

I just joined the forum but I was reading it for a while now.

 

Currently I am in the process of choosing a closed over-the-ear headphone (primarily for a bus commute)

 

 After reading recommendation on this forum I ordered:

 

1) Beyerdynamic DT770 32 Ohm -- love the bass , hate highs 

2) ATH-M50s -- not that impressed

3) FA-003 -- did not arrive yet

4) Senheizer Amperiors.-- did not like them at all.

 

So -- Amperior's I've sent back right away -- Soundstage was not there and I hated on the ear fit.

 

while I am waiting for FA-003 to arrive it  is between M50 and DT770.

I am not so sure about m50 -- they sound a bit muddy to me but warm -- however nothing special.

 

 

I am really liking the sound-stage of DT770 and the way it punches low frequencies-- very tight.  However highs give me headaches.

sometimes it sounds like someone is scratching a blackboard -- almost squeaky 

other times it is bearable but still pretty annoying.

 

Is it possible that I got a defective pair  -- or is it just the way DT770 sounds?

 

I listen to all kinds of stuff from

classical , rock , jazz, obscure stuff, 

Should I be looking at other headphones?

 

 

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PS 

I own several open back headphones -- but I did not go through as thorough of the process selecting them -- just whatever I was able to get on a deal.

I own AKG 250 , Seinhezer PX100 -- love these -- to bad connector died need resolder it, Porta Pros

post #2 of 7

Are you amping the DT 770's at all?

 

Even though they are only 32 ohms, this chart seems to indicate they require some juice.

post #3 of 7

It sounds like you are describing sibilance. The DT-770 are known to do this to some extent. That's mostly just the way they sound. But -- there is a way to tame the highs. Use EQ to lower the treble. Try lowering various values in the 6,000 - 12,000 Hz range. If you experiment a bit, you should be able to eliminate the piercing squeakiness without changing the rest of the sound. 

Using an amp might also smooth out the highs, but probably not as much as EQ. Unless you get one of the Fiios with treble adjustment. 

post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hi thanks for the response ---

 

I am not amping them, but when I connect DT770 to my receiver  as oppose to the phone, I get similar result

 So I am not sure it has to do with amping.

 

Also would lack of amplification cause highs to act abnormal? , everything else sounds pretty good -- volume is pretty good too.

 

I even drive 80Ohm AKG and it sounds tolerable not as good as with proper amplification but pretty decent 

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thank you Manbear,

 

 I will try to play around with EQ.  

post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by mikeroz View Post
 

Hi thanks for the response ---

 

I am not amping them, but when I connect DT770 to my receiver  as oppose to the phone, I get similar result

 So I am not sure it has to do with amping.

 

Also would lack of amplification cause highs to act abnormal? , everything else sounds pretty good -- volume is pretty good too.

 

I even drive 80Ohm AKG and it sounds tolerable not as good as with proper amplification but pretty decent 

Sometimes with more treble heavy headphones, I end up turning them up louder to hear more of the mids.

 

For a while I was using my DT 770 80 Ohms without an amp, and I found the mids to be sucked out and the bass kinda bloaty and full of air. So I had to turn up the volume to hear more mids which made the already trebly DT 770 even more pronounced.

 

My amp seemed to smooth everything out a fair amount, however, I think Manbear is right, an EQ will do much more. The DT 770 is a trebly headphone.

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

Once again thank you.

 

EQ helped quite a bit with dt770.

 

 -- M50s just sound so unexciting to me -- lows are very sloppy compared to DT770 -- do not understand the hype behind them 

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