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Edited by Matrixnobu - 6/2/14 at 7:12am
Listening to Animals As Leaders self titled album and it sounds awesome! Probably going to listen to some Mono next. One of the things I like about the 770's, aside for the sound of course, is how comfortable they are. Especially over long listening periods. I don't even notice them on my head, even after a few hours. It's great!
I'm listening to some Jazz (Nora Jones, Harry Connick Jr., Madeleine Peyroux) for work on the DT-770's and I'm very impressed at the sound I'm getting. I mainly listen to House so it is cool to see that these cans are very versatile.
My first post here at head-fi - great forum!
I got the DT770 Pro 250 Ohm a year ago and am very happy with them. I use them both for music listening and for watching movies. They are super comfortable, even when wearing glasses.
The music I listen to ranges from progressive rock via jazz and world music to classical music, operas and oratoria.
The DT770 are either hooked up to an Asus Xonar Essence STX sound card for music listening or an Audiolab 8000A amplifier for watching movies in a home theatre (only stereo - I can't relate to 5.1 or 7.1). The music source is my CD collection ripped to flac, using gmusicbrowser in a bitperfect setup on a Linux PC.
When not using cans, I have a deVa amp driving Celestion SL600 Signature speakers. Life is good.
I have blasted music since I was 13.
I had hearing that was ridiculous as a young kid.
I could hear high frequencies nobody could, and they were so ANNOYING, like the security system inside the Thriftys by our house.
It was so loud and buzzing, but nobody could hear it besides me.
I am 35 and still have stupidly awesome hearing that's a boon and a curse. Add LCD monitors and 80% of so called 'silent' devices to the mix.
Anyway, payday is coming up and there are a pair up on Kijiji; I am really intrigued by the DT770 Pro thanks to this thread, sounds like a pair of closed backs I would enjoy. But wanted to purchase the Audioengine D1. Such hard choices!
I think the 770s are the most underpriced headphone of all time , I would happily pay $500 for them , fidelity is unmatched for the price
Couple of words about metal music + Beyerdynamic DT770.
(Summary on impressions on metal + 37 cans is here http://www.head-fi.org/t/715478/headphones-for-metal-music-ultimate-solution)
Beyerdynamic DT770 PRO (250 om)
Again, despite the word "PRO" in the title, we have the device that is actually focused on music listening, not just technical analysis. Gorgeous bass punch, slightly playful (but not so much as in 840) treble. Slightly withdrawn mid-range. A small soundstage (not really small for closed cans). Headphones have well integrated, in a way liquid sound, not overwhelmed with excessive details.
What is good:
Doom: Perfect. One of the best Doom presentations ever. Thick, dense, viscous bass and overall coherent sound - very base matching genre interpretation.
Thrash: Rollicking, cheerful. Texture and speed of bass – direct hit for the genre.
Industrial: Very convincing. More technical and cool interpretation would be more traditional. But not so comfortable as on 770.
Black: Ohhh. Anaal Nathrakh - brain if seeping out of the ears and warm pleasant streams flow down the cheeks from the headphone cups.
Alternative: Driving, delicious, powerful. What more could you want?
What is not so good:
Symphonic: Lack of width of soundstage and lack of air are painfully present.
Sludge, Stoner: Too “coherent”, more details are wanted here. A bit of brightness would be appropriate here.
Progressive: Mediocre. Wide spacious soundstage is must have here.
Power: Too narrow and rather flat.
Death: A little something is missing to make 770 Death presentation perfect. May be a bit of brightness or may be a bit of darkness.
According to the results, Beyers 770, along with Shure 840 – my favorite entry-level cans. For a dark mood.