Nov 24, 2017

Best isolating / decent sound for work?

Has anyone tried the new Beyerdynamic DT1770s? I love my DT770s, but they are to be honest, too flawed for my ears. But they isolate well, which is actually a more important criteria for work, as we are about to move to tighter quarters. Anything else that isolates as well? The Leatherheads are a little too expensive for both the workplace and the public transport commute, and IEMs aren't comfortable for extended listening.

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I should probably qualify that the flaws are extremely minor to me -- yes, the bass is just a little too much, but a decent amp keeps it controlled enough that one can still hear the upper registers. But it also has a slight etch. It took me years to hear it, and that was with listening to it 8 hours a day at a time. It sounds from your desscription that the etch might be less on the DT1770. I realize it's several times the price of the DT770, but that's always the case with headphones -- once you get past a certain point, you have to spend x times the money to get only a marginal increase in quality. I guess if I'm going to go back to listening to these headphones 8 hours a day at a time, I'm willing to spend that much extra to get rid of the etch.

Thanks for your feedback.
Hi there

Yes I would say the bass on the dt1770 is not as strong as the dt770 still pronounced just not as much have you tried e.q.? That may help. I would recommend something like the b&o h6 I find them comfortable and really nice sounding also closed with pretty good isolation although not as isolating as the dt770. They do bass much better imo still a little pronounced but for me it's just right.
What is it that you find flawed about the dt770s?. I have owned both dt1770 seemed pretty similar to the dt770 both pretty bass heavy headphones imo but the dt1770 has better clarity. I would personally not say it's a worthy upgrade though just don't think it's so much better tbh.
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