Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro-80 for $200....is it worth it?
Oct 29, 2008 at 8:55 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 29

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I recently picked up the Sennheiser HD280 from Guitar Center, and they physically hurt my ears too much. So I'm going back to night to trade them in for something else. I'm going to be using them on my iPod, so being portable is a plus. Here are my choices:

AKG K240
Sony MDR 7506
Sony MDR V900HD
Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro-80

And some of the cheaper ones:
AKG K99
SOny MDR V6
Audio Technica ATHM30

What do you guys think?
 
Oct 29, 2008 at 9:08 PM Post #3 of 29

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Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro-80 for $200....is it worth it?


Probably not, considering that you could buy the '05 consumer edition DT770 for $108.08 on Amazon.com at the moment.
 
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Jaska;4923233 said:
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Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro-80 for $200....is it worth it?/QUOTE]

Probably not, considering that you could buy the '05 consumer edition DT770 for $108.08 on Amazon.com at the moment.



What's the difference between the two?
 
Oct 29, 2008 at 9:16 PM Post #5 of 29

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I would only be able to comment on the DT770/80 Pro, having owned them twice. My new '05 consumer edition DT770s are in the mail now. My suspicion, and I emphasize the word suspicion, is that the consumer version may be a bit more tame in the bass department. Unless these have some major flaw, I really can't see how the Pro version could be worth almost twice the money.
 
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I would only be able to comment on the DT770/80 Pro, having owned them twice. My new '05 consumer edition DT770s are in the mail now. My suspicion, and I emphasize the word suspicion, is that the consumer version may be a bit more tame in the bass department. Unless these have some major flaw, I really can't see how the Pro version could be worth almost twice the money.


the dt770 on amazon is 250 ohms...so it needs an amp
 
Oct 29, 2008 at 10:45 PM Post #7 of 29

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the dt770 on amazon is 250 ohms...so it needs an amp


So does the DT770/80 Pro.
 
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So does the DT770/80 Pro.


Not necessarily. However for $200 bucks there are so many awesome headphones that can go unmped. Especially if you include used.
 
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Audition the ones you can at guitar center. That's what I did, which made me buy the dt770 ;]
 
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Audition the ones you can at guitar center. That's what I did, which made me buy the dt770 ;]


I was already at guitar center by the time I could read most of these replies lol. As soon as I walked in the door with my return box of HD280s, the guy said go for the DT770s (of course, because they're the most expensive ones they have there). First cans the guy got out of the box for me was the DT770 Pro-80 (smart salesman). I instantly fell in love with these, and all I did was hook them up to my iPod. I hear no signs of these requiring an amp with the iPod as a source (although I'm sure an amp wouldn't hurt). I listened to the AKG K240 mk I second, and they didn't even compare. They felt akward (even moreso than the HD280s) and the sound didn't have the same punch as the DT770s.

Btw, amazon sells the DT770 Pro-80s for $240, so $200 doesn't seem like such a bad deal. If you shop on google, most retailers come back with an average price of $200.

All in all, these cans completely blow away the HD280s. I can see how most of you who are spoiled can consider the HD280s to be garbage. They cost twice the price, but give you way more than twice the performance (sound and comfort combined).
 
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I really think for $200 you have a lot of choices and it really comes down to the type of music you like, open phones vs closed phones, transportability (is that a word?), etc. If you provide more information you can get better answers.

I know the Beyer DT770-80 are a good set of phones, however it MIGHT not be the best use of your $200+ dollars depending on what your needs and likes are.

Just something to consider.
 
Oct 30, 2008 at 12:19 AM Post #13 of 29

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I think that most phones sound better amped: however, some account for themselves very well when used au natural, such as, most Grados, Sennheiser HD-595, Yuin PK2. I'm only talking about my experience. Since I have a couple headphone amps, I amp everything. My wife is thrilled with the Yuin Pk2 that she uses with her ipod shuffle. Fool that I am, I went for the Pk1's (so now I get to lug around an amp when I go portable--but the Fii0 isn't too bad with them).

My Beyerdynamic DT770's are in the mail (the sale was just too good) so I can't comment on them (yet). And yes, they'll need an amp. I'll see how they do with the Fii0 (it's really cheap--10 bucks with shipping and is small).

Cheers!
 
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I really think for $200 you have a lot of choices and it really comes down to the type of music you like, open phones vs closed phones, transportability (is that a word?), etc. If you provide more information you can get better answers.

I know the Beyer DT770-80 are a good set of phones, however it MIGHT not be the best use of your $200+ dollars depending on what your needs and likes are.

Just something to consider.



The DT770 Pro are an excellent headphone. But like bce22 says, $200 gives you lots of options.
 

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