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Hi guys i have a pair of 600ohm Beyerdynamic Dt880 i love them to death running them with a Asus Stx soundcard. But now i have the need to try a pair of closed headphones i mainly play games and the occasional music whats a decent pair of closed headphones? I was looking at some thing like the Dt770 only because my 880s rock. budget is around $300-$400 Aud. Any suggestions on closed headphones appreciated.
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post #2 of 11
Probably not in your league, but after doing some reading on head-fi.org i just bought a pair of Audio Technica ATH-M50s and i think they're great. They are however the first semi-serious pair of heaphones i've ever bought so i am not an audiophile by any stretch of the imagination.

I also did read that the DT770s are pretty good though.
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post #3 of 11
The 770s are great if if you enjoy a little more bass. Another good option would be the AKG K550.

Edit: forgot to mention the Audio-Technica A700s, which are great for gaming and still pretty good for music.
Edited by rockgod213 - 3/27/13 at 5:14pm
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post #4 of 11
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Yea but the A700 are open arent they? I know they are the most recommended here on ocn. The main thing is when i have the gf over on the weekend and she has the tv blaring are the Dt770 going to block all that sound out compared to my dt880s?


My bad i was thinking of the AD700
Edited by Hoodz - 3/27/13 at 5:33pm
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post #5 of 11
AD-700 are open A-700 are closed
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post #6 of 11
If the TV is blaring and you're wearing closed headphones without playing music or playing at a quiet level, you're going to hear the noise from outside. You can't get exceptional isolation without IEMs.

Maybe you should just get the DT 770s. They have among the best isolation for headphones anyway. It's just that the sound is not going to be like the 880s (I mean different mostly, not necessarily worse though many people would say that). Maybe Shure SRH940 is a little bit closer in terms of the sound, though it has less isolation? It kind of has the Beyerdynamic treble spike too, heh. I don't think anything closed is really like the DT 880, though, but maybe you're not exactly expecting a clone.
post #7 of 11
Try looking into the Ultrasone lineup especially the pro900s. Closed headphones that isolate fairly well with exceptional sound quality and bass.
post #8 of 11
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I ended up ordering a pair of Dt770 pro 250ohm thanks guys.
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I ended up ordering a pair of Dt770 pro 250ohm thanks guys.

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post #10 of 11
DT770. Booya. Couldn't be happier with mine.
 
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