I have been using Beyerdynamics DT770s for 10 years. I have been using professional headphones (off and on) since 1977. I have used just about every type of headphone from all the major manufacturers. The Beyerdynamic DT770s are far and away the best headphones I have ever used. These are no reference headphones. That means that they do not color the sound with built-in equalization. They are sturdy (though I treat them gently because I value them). They are comfortable and over the last ten years the price has dropped by 50%. They used to be $300.00 and now they are regularly half that. On sale they can be closer to $100.00. I was reminded how much I like them when I had to buy a back-up set. My choices were limited so I went with AKGK371. They are reasonably comfortable and are have a nice feature: the cord port is modular and the set comes with three cords of varying length and style. I bought my first pair of AKGs in the early 80s when I tired of the cheap Sennheiser headphones provided by the radio station at which I was working. They were comfortable (important during a 6-hour air-shift), sounded great, and lasted for years. So, I have a soft spot for AKG. Nevertheless, there is no comparison. I did an A-B test last Saturday while recording an episode of the Heidelcast. The difference was remarkable. The superior clarity and comfort of the DT770s was immediately apparent. Sometimes A-B tests can be difficult but not in this case.
Get a pair of DT770s. You can thank me later.
No, Beyerdynamics did not supply me with headphones. I wish.
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