Selfie taken by Jono himself recording vocals (bonus: if you can name the mic technique pictured!) in the Above & Beyond studios, wearing the DT770s. Identical headphones are also spotted once again in a group photo with Grant & Anjunabeats' artists [source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BV4UyjgBIND/?taken-by=jonogrant&hl=en ]more
The Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO-80 Closed Studio Headphones are absolutely amazing. Granted they're the most high-end headphones I've ever tried, but I honestly cannot imagine how another pair can sound that much better than these. I've owned headphones in the $100-120 range from Sony, Audio-Technica, and Sennheiser, and some more expensive Beats headphones (hey nobody's perfect). I wasn't exactly looking for new headphones, but I got a chance to borrow these from a music producer friend, and was absolutely blown away from the moment I heard some sound come through them.
The mid and high frequencies are so well balanced, and the bass is nice and rounded and full. I can see why these are often near the top of the list for music producers that need a good bass response. I've used these to produce music, play guitar, and for casual listening, and they excel in all areas.
Finally, I can't say enough good things about how comfortable they are. I only feel the need to take a break every handful of hours, which is better than I can say for all the other headphones I have owned or tried. The pads are super soft, and the DT 770s are overall very light, so you'll almost forget you're wearing headphones at all (if it wasn't for the sweet sweet sounding music engulfing your ears and brain).
If you're in the market for new over-ear headphones for studio or casual use and can stretch the budget to around $200, don't make a buying decision until you've given these a shot. It won't take long for you to fall in love with em, trust me on that.
I used to think my Sennheiser HD280 were good studio headphones, until a friend showed me these. Made me realize there are studio headphones, and then there are STUDIO headphones! These are the latter.
Very very light and comfortable for extended sessions, excellent bass (full but not overly emphasized). They're pretty huge, might be a little goofy out in public, but I use 'em in the studio late at night :)
Have done DJ sets on these for hours and hours w very little fatigue. Super comfortable. Bass sounds BIG and round. They are huge and gray, not exactly the sexiest look (or so my girlfriend has pointed out haha)
I can't talk highly enough of these. They're German made. They're from a company with a stellar reputation. They're beyond comfortable. And most importantly, they sound phenomenal. By far, the best reference-level headphones for under $500 if you ask me.
Bought this as a recommendation for its flat freq response and comfort. Everything about these headphones are great, and I prefer these over my budget monitors for making music with, as well as all around listening.
These are so great you might even be tempted to actually mix using these. There is bit too much low end for that. They do require quite a bit of power to really crank up high though. If you have a device with a little battery, like a cute pink ipod, expect to neither crank it up nor to have your battery last as long. But het sound great, so I don't use them with everyone in the studio. We all say we want a flat response but most of us want that already overly mastered disco curve". This will give you to most forgiving sound. These are not like a pair of Yamaha Ns10, Hs8s, great for someone working with program material or treating yourself to something really nice.
I have always loved my trusty Sony MDR-7506,which some say are the NS-10M of the headphone world, but when a friend told me about the DT-770PRO, I was absolutely amazed with the depth for what I need, which is detailed midrange and still a great depth on the Low End. I also got the half closed version , but somewhat funny and strange for me since I am used to closed headphone environments.