I still can’t believe I finally made it, I quite lost the count of the times I told myself “I have to buy a damn pair of headphones” but I never actually did it.
Finally, after my usual one year or so of digging through specialized forums and stuff, 2 weeks ago, I bought my first pair of decent headphones.
Choosing the headphones that better suit your needs is quite a complex task because of at least 2 things:
1. it’s so damn difficult to find a place where you can try them before buying them. I mean, if you are looking for something that isn’t AKG, Sennheiser, Bose, Pioneer and maybe Sony it’s close to impossible to find someone who sells what you are looking for;
2. headphone choice is difficult because there are countless models and because at the end of the story the choice is mostly driven by personal preferences.
I mainly listen to electronic music, so I need a decent bass, then, for instance, Grado headphones while being awesome for rock aren’t definitely the best choice for me.
One of the most awarded headphone in the 150⁄200 € price range is the Beyerdynamic DT-770 PRO, they also have very precise and fast bass, so I decided to pick up a pair of these from Amazon, give a it a try and then decide if keep or return them.
I don’t consider myself by any means an audiophile, but actually, I can tell you that I loved them since the first minute.
They will be used at home, hoked to a Sound Blaster X-FI Xtreme Music (Driver in “Audio creation mode” to have ASIO enabled, no EAX, bit-perfect playback, 44.1 KHz, no CMS3D), Foobar2000 as player and used to listen my FLACs and CDs library.
So far I really love them, they are closed and very well isolated, sound doesn’t leak (not that I care that much anyway), bass are really bright and precise; they are also quite comfortable to wear even after 3 or 4 hours.
Definitely one of the best thing I ever bought.