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Beyer DT100's still the headphones to have?

Are the DT100's still considered to be studio standard?


TeddyG Mon, 04/24/2006 - 16:00
Good question!

I'm serious here, now..! Were they ever? Where? For what purpose - "general" studio phones?

In the US, I've seen 100 to 1 AKG's, for a long time... Never Beyer's of any kind(At least for the talent!)...

I use the DT-770 Pro's myself, for at the mic, mostly(Frankly, they don't have enough padding on the band for l-o-n-g- use.) - I'd sure never pay 150(US), for many pairs to just pass out at the studio(Ha!)... For "serious listening" and mix reference I'd like to try some of the better "open" Beyer's... any experience???

The DT-100's look like a "well-built", rugged set, though -- sort've like a "sportscaster" set... Are they nice? They're still on the Beyer web site...

Reason I bought mine is because I've used one of their mics(The M34? Sort've Beyer's answer to the AKG C414?) -- the Beyer is v-e-r-y nice... As I say, so are the DT-770's...


RemyRAD Mon, 04/24/2006 - 20:54
There is no studio standard when it comes to headphones. I personally like the Sennheiser's for my critical work and cheap phones for studio and general rock-and-roll blah blah. I have seen a lot of AKG140? 240? Either way, I don't care for those, have never owned one and don't use them. For cheap stuff I like crappy KOSS stuff (of course I still own a pair of original Pro 4 AAs which I still love).

The most important thing to remember that the only studio standard headphone is the one that sounds best to you.

German stuff is good! German stuff is always right!
Ms. Remy Ann David
And don't forget it!

Not that Austrians stuff. It's not a tumor! It's Austrians stuff.

Pro Audio Guest Tue, 04/25/2006 - 09:29
They now make black DT150's[showUid][showUID]=41&tx_sbproductdatabase_pi1[showUid][backPID]=93&cHash=f178afcf9a

Sort of updated DT100's?[showUid][showUID]=1554&tx_sbproductdatabase_pi1[showUid][backPID]=93&cHash=70e5f185e6

Compare the specs yourself.

I always found the DT100's to sound well funny, don't like 'em. I've been told the 150's don't 'sound funny' by someone who had just bought some- i wasn't convinced. Modular (replaceable) construction is appealing, coz stuff inevitably gets bruk. And they sure are comfy. So i'd prob try some out if i was in the market for more headphone monitoring while playing.

Hoop thot holps : )

TeddyG Thu, 04/27/2006 - 06:02
Man, I didn't talk enough! I got a pair shortly after they came out and paid the "full boat" 200 bucks!

Honestly, I'm perfectly happy with the price I paid, the DT-770's are nice phones. I'm looking forward to trying an even pricier set of the Beyer "open/semi open" phones for --- dare I say it --- mixing and editing.... Next time I'll talk longer......

BTW - Mine are 80 ohm. There is another impedence available..? Just so's ya' look it up first....

Anyway, for an average studio I'd still go for something "closed" but MUCH cheaper for studio tracking musicians...... Anyone remember the Koss "Red Devils"???

Kev Thu, 04/27/2006 - 14:13
The DT range is good tough, work horse styled gear with LOTS of options and variety.
BIG range of spare parts

double sided and single sided ... with and without Mics ... for Camera, Talkback
, Noisy Environments ... Schools and work places in general
and horrible musicians

and yes you can use them for stereo monitoring
and no, they are probably not the best sound you can buy

I use them at work but I chose the Fostex T40 for general usage in my studio
and for me the Beyer 770Pros