#1
Hello,
I have used few years AKG K240 Studio Headphones (55 Ohms) but I cant wear them for a long period because it is starting to hurt and I thought that it is time to upgrade. I was thinking about getting DT 770. Mainly I use headphones for recording guitar, mixing and mastering (I know that I should have monitors but portability is a problem for me). Is there smth better in this price range and smth that built like a tank?
Also I don't know if my audio interface (Roland Quad Capture UA-55) will drive 80 Ohms DT 770. What do you think?
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I have used few years AKG K240 Studio Headphones (55 Ohms) but I cant wear them for a long period because it is starting to hurt

I was thinking about getting DT 770.


Why? Why do you think that getting the DT770 is going to fix the problem? The K240 is semi-open back while the DT 770 is closed back, they'll probably fatigue your ears even more.

Honestly, both the AKG and the Beyerdynamic are nice headphones, and the Beyerdynamic wouldn't be an upgrade per say, they're on the same level as far as quality goes as far as I know. The DT770 might even be worse for you.
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I have a pair of Sennheiser HD380's, and they're great. Not geared towards any part of the frequency spectrum in particular, so they could work for what you're doing. I've done a few minor sessions on them, but nothing crazy.
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#4
The Beyer DT990 have pretty comfy ear pads if ya ask me.
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#5
What about Ohms? From what resistance rate I need to have Preamp?
#6
It's impedance, not resistance, and the headphones' output on your interface is a power amp, not a preamp.

The thing will not have any problem driving 80ohm cans if it can drive 60ohm ones.
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OP: DT770 are great, very comfortable. A little bass hyped, especially coming down from the AKGs (I also have the AKGs you have). An extra plus is the closed back design when tracking in a loud room as there's essentially no bleed. You can also easily adjust mics on amps, snare, etc. while all this racket is going on around you.

They work great for what you need and I wholeheartedly suggest that you get them.


I am surprised the AKG 240 is actually uncomfortable, maybe time for new pads?
Last edited by diabolical at Sep 28, 2015,
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Thank you for info :-)

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Well I don't own AKG for a long time. They still look like new pads do to.
Do you think that DT700 are better than a AKG? Or they were made for different purpose?
#11
All the Beyerdynamic headphones I've owned felt like clouds on my ears

For accuracy, I'd say the DT770s aren't as good as my Audio Technical ATH-M50s, but they're far more comfortable. If you don't mind them being open back and spending a bit more, the DT990s are some of the most accurate headphones I've used.
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#12
Consider some open back hifi headphones.

The wishlist would be a pair of these: http://www.hifiman.com/#1
I had a chance to demo them. Incredible!!!

The more practical but still incredible (and multiple price breaks) are Grados: http://www.gradolabs.com

Grado Prestige SR 225e Full Size Headphones around $200 will get you great sound and comfort.
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