Beyer DT100's still the headphones to have?

Discussion in 'Monitoring' started by JIT, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. JIT

    JIT Guest

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

    TeddyG Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    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...

  3. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    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.
  4. jahtao

    jahtao Guest

    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 : )
  5. aphid

    aphid Guest

    you can talk a GC saleperson down to $135 USD on the DT-770's and they are worth every penny.
  6. TeddyG

    TeddyG Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    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"???
  7. aphid

    aphid Guest

    yeah, i've got the 80 ohm as well. they have the 250 version but from what i understand is, and this is somebody else's word, that is the more consumer grade version. i've only been able to find the 80 ohm version at GC, can't even find it online...
  8. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    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
  9. JIT

    JIT Guest

    Think i'll be ordering myself a pair of DT770 Pros, thanks for the recommendations.

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