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Some pictures I just took




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Do the tubes glow blue like that (or is it some kind of LED light) or is it exaggerated by the camera? Also what amp is that?
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Do the tubes glow blue like that (or is it some kind of LED light) or is it exaggerated by the camera? Also what amp is that?
The tubes glow from a little LED underneath lol. The amp is a Millet MAX a sweet headphone amp .
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Well, I got my new (to me) Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro-80s today, and I've gotta say, I'm impressed. Here's a short review just to give you my initial impressions. I'll mostly be comparing them to my HD555s, but I'll give general impressions as well.

I purchased them used for $150 including shipping and Paypal fees from a fellow over at Head-Fi. =D

Please note that the original owner put less than 100 hours into these, so they may have not fully burned in yet.

Comfort/Ergonomics/Fit and Finish


While the DT770s are comfortable, they're nowhere near as comfy as my HD555s are. The DT770s have a certain heft about them that makes me very aware that I'm wearing them, whereas I have many a time forgotten I'm even wearing my HD555s. However, I have certainly worn much less comfortable headphones, and these are no slouches in the comfort department. The velour pads on the earcups not only look nice and keep music in and external sound out, but they're exceptionally soft on the skin. The pads are a bit firmer than the pads on my HD555s, which is not necessarily a bad thing, but is something to consider. Clamping strength is significantly stronger than on my Sennheisers, but not so much that they give me a headache. This is also something that may be reduced as I break them in a bit. The feel a bit more rigid and durable than the all-plastic HD555s – being made largely of metal or high-grade, thick plastic. The headband has a well-cushioned leather covering, which is removable via 4 snaps along the top of the band. They've got an old-school look, but then again, I believe these are the older versions of the DT770s, the newer (2005) revision looks a bit more high-tech and modern. The cable is nice and thick, ending in a 3.5mm jack with a screw-on ¼ inch adapter, both gold plated.

Sound

I listen to a large variety of music, but my main passion is metal/metalcore/hardcore. While my HD555s are not horrible with this type of music, it's certainly not their forte – they're too recessed, too laid back, and too, for lack of a better word, sluggish. However, they do excellently with softer, more laid back music, such as soft acoustic work. The DT770s, on the other hand, handle the metal like a champ. The punch from the bass is unreal, but it's not sloppy or overbearing – there is very precise detail in the bass notes and percussion beats, and it's all presented in an exciting and invigorating manner. Listening to Alien Ant Farm's cover of Michael Jackson's “Smooth Criminal”, my jaw dropped at how detailed the bass was, something I had never heard with my HD555s. They're not perfect, however. The DT770s are famous for having a very U shaped sound curve, with excellent bass and highs, but very recessed mids, and my set are no exceptions. Mids are soft and generally hid among all the strong highs and lows. This makes them poor for acoustic and such, but on the other hand, it makes them an excellent compliment to my HD555s. I have yet to game with the DT770s, but I have heard nothing but good about the experience, and will undoubtedly update this review once I've toyed around with them a bit.

Overall, in the hour or so I've given them, I'm very impressed with the Beyers, and look forward to further testing. I'm receiving a CMOY amp any day now, so I'll also update my review with how they respond to some decent amping, since they're running straight from my X-Fi at the moment.


Edit: Also, Fallen, if you could add Marshmallows and DT770 Pro-80s to my list, I'd be grateful. =D
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I love my Sennheiser 151 headset. They fit perfectly and I love the extra long cord. Going on 2 1/2 years strong!
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Some pictures I just took




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Yum.
Agreed. Tubes are sexy .
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Do the tubes glow blue like that (or is it some kind of LED light) or is it exaggerated by the camera? Also what amp is that?
It's a Millet Max, sounds great, some nice bass slam with lots of detail. Easily the best amp I've heard for the money.
There's blue LEDs under the tubes.

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The tubes glow from a little LED underneath lol. The amp is a Millet MAX a sweet headphone amp .
spot on
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Yum.
I finally got some white LEDs... sure took long enough!

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Agreed. Tubes are sexy .
I like tubes...
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you should try Darkvoice 332 meng!


those black cylinder thingy are Tubes covered by some metal caps.....
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