Beyer DT 770 Pro versus AKG K271MKII

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Murdock, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. Murdock

    Murdock Guest


    I need to buy headphones, my oldies AKG are totally destroyed.

    I like to ear the true sound without coloration. I worked with the Beyer 990 Pro in some studios and liked very much but is but half-open... so the sound is different.

    Do you prefer open for long hours of work or closed? In my experience if the headphones are closed but comfortable i can take 3 hours without problems (using moderate level’s).

    If open:

    Beyer 990 Pro
    AKG K240MKII


  2. Greener

    Greener Guest

    I find open are better for longer sessions. Less bass emphasis and a cleaner, effortless sound. I use HD600's but wouldn't recommend buying them. Once you do you hear how crap your gear really is. :p
  3. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    Microphones, like speakers, like headphones, you really can't be realistic in this business unless you own a pair of both types.

    If you're going to be in a noisy environment or doing solo vocal overdubs, you'll want the sealed type. Like my HD 280 Sennheiser or KOSS Pro4AA, etc..

    If you're going to be mixing live or in the studio, you'll want the open-air types. Like my Sennheiser HD 545, HD 424, I can't even remember the model numbers of the others? I have so many.

    I look for consistency as opposed to ultimate fidelity.
    Ms. Remy Ann David
  4. Murdock

    Murdock Guest


    Sennheiser tend to be very "trebled" don’t you think? But is a matter of knowing the headphones… the HD 545 are nice but for me have that trebled thing.

    Some people don’t like the “Treble Thing” from ADAM monitors… I love them!!!!!


    I think AKG tend to be more neutral and precise… Beyer more 3D and excited in terms of upper harmonics! Am i correct? My ears still function properly?

    Some tips from AKG & Beyer users?


    p.s. "I look for consistency as opposed to ultimate fidelity", that's for sure Ms. RemyRAD
  5. Murdock

    Murdock Guest

    The winner:

    Beyer DT 990PRO

  6. AllAboutTone

    AllAboutTone Active Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    The 770s are killer, i can always depend on them.
  7. Didier

    Didier Active Member

    Sep 8, 2008
    I just had the opportunity to compare my old AKG 240 Monitor with a Beyer DT880. I fully agree with your statement and prefer my AKG.

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