Beyer DT770pro 250 and 600 ohms
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Does Beyer currently make both the 250 ohms and 600 ohms versions of the DT770pro?

If not, when did they quit making either version?

What would be the benefit of one version over the other?
 
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The 600 ohm version is I think an older version(since 1985). You can still find them , but the 250 ohm is more common nowadays. It's also easier to drive than 600 ohm version.

For the sound quality, I donot know because I only own the 250ohm version.
 
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akar,

i do not believe that Beyer currently makes the 600 ohm version of the DT770. however, you *might* be able to get the 600 ohm older version here.

also, please check out this thread which details tomcat's opinion on the DT990 250 ohm vs. 600 ohm:

"I have compared an old DT 990 Pro with 600 Ohm drivers to my new DT 990 Pro with improved 250 Ohm drivers once, both driven by an Earmax Pro, and I felt the 250 Ohm model did everything better: its sound was more lively, more dynamic, contained more ambience information, had a larger soundstage, and more extension at both frequency extremes, whereas the old 600 Ohm model sounded a bit dull and less involving. The old 600 Ohm model looked rather worn, and maybe it was past its prime, I don't know . . ."

check out this more extensive thread by tomcat from headwize:

"Compared to the new 990 Pros the old 600 Ohm 990 Pros are downright dull, with a restricted dynamic range and limited extension at both frequency extremes. They do have similar tonal balance, centering musical proceedings firmly where music happens to have its center of gravity - in the mids - but the 250 Ohm 990 Pro is far superior in every respect: it's so much more transparent, "airier", its faster and more dynamic, has far deeper, tighter and more impactful bass, and a treble that just sparkles, that is very much how violins, brass or cymbals are supposed to sound."

dusty chalk has both the 250 ohm and the 600 ohm DT770. dusty? . . .
 
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Quote:

Originally posted by arnett
dusty chalk has both the 250 ohm and the 600 ohm DT770. dusty? . . .



Hopefully he will post his thoughts here.
 
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Sorry, haven't been around.

Short answer: too close to call. I would go with the 250-ohm version just because Beyer, themselves, think that it is superior. It is my understanding they have more detail, but I'm not a detail guy, so I don't hear it. I will try and A/B them some time soon and post my thoughts.

I would also go with the 250-ohm version because they're easier to obtain (Jan Meier), and therefore cheaper.
 
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good to know that my 250 is better than a 600. thank you guys from 2002.
 
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