So basically after using the dtx 710's for awhile they are exactly what I thought they might be, an entry level quality set of headphones.
I have them connected to a Kenwood vr-206 receiver which is connected to realtek on board, the same setup used for my psb 400's.
Imaging/sound field is certianly present although it is subtle and not a close approximation of positional surround sound via conventional speakers.
The midrange while present and not over attenuated on certian frequencies seems to be missing something. The bass goes quite deep, although I don't have much to compare it to.
They are more comfortable than the akg k77's for sure.
I also prefer the sound of the dtx 710's over the akg's as well.
Basically I don't see where the money is going when you buy a set of headphones.
When you design speakers there is the r&d involved in the crossovers, higher cost of drivers, r&d involved in how a speaker will interact with the room, etc etc.
Then again this is just one set of headphones so perhaps it's not necessarily indicative of of what you can get for a reasonable amount of money.
So in closing I wasn't wowed but I wasn't entirely disappointed either. If you need headphones then you just have to pay the asking price for headphones regardless of what they might actually cost to produce and r&d.
I'll probably stick with speakers in the future though.
Edited by Mik James - 3/23/14 at 6:22pm