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Amazing sound and comfort
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 :)
Every studio needs a pair
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.
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