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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:10 pm 
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Patelis, have many thanks for your kind reply! Now I know what the difference between the closed and open one is :D
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Sennheiser are very German all right. The same stands for Beyer too. Prices in Greece are almost the same as in Germany. But I think in German e-shops you could really pick a bargain on these. There are "Compare prices" services available on the Internet. I bought mine from a German online shop this way at very low prices indeed.

I did already the price comparing on several sites. But I still have only the one price 149€ :( Do you remember the name of the German internet shop?

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A closed headphone is almost always inferior in terms of sound quality to an open type. If you don't play the piano in a very noisy environment, then go for an open type. The DT 770 Pro is a great set and you can also check the Sennheiser HD 515 or the very popular 555 at the same price tag.

Thanks for your precious tip! I'll google the Senheisers, too. One thing is still not so clear to me... You are recommeding the open type, but the DT 770 Pro belongs to the closed type. Is that nevertheless of good quality? And if I may ask you again, is yours of 80 Ohm or 250 Ohm?

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Do you remember the name of the German internet shop?

It was "www.my-solution.de". I'm afraid they don't have the same variety they once had. Have a look though.
I would suggest to also take a look at "www.thomann.de". They have a very good deal on the DT 990 which is the high end model. Better that the DT 770 and the older DT 880. They list the DT 990 at 145 Euros which is a bargain. The DT 990 is open type with unbelievable sound (at least to my ears).

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You are recommeding the open type, but the DT 770 Pro belongs to the closed type. Is that nevertheless of good quality? And if I may ask you again, is yours of 80 Ohm or 250 Ohm?

The DT 770 Pro is closed type but is an exception. It sounds open enough. Bear in mind though that closed headphones tend to be firmer in the head than the open types. This means that after some hours of use, they may feel quite uncomfortable.
No, I don't have the DT 770, my mistake if I said so. I have the DT 880 (older model) which is semi-open at 250 Ohm. But today, I would prefer the DT 770 Pro at 250 Ohm over the DT 880.


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I also prefer the 990 with respect to the 880. The offer from Thomann is not bad but not exceptional. You can found the 990 at a lower price : 139 € here, 134 € here. Curiously, the 880 is more expensive. I like also my old AKG K240 Monitor but it is less comfortable than the Beyerdynamics, which have velvet cushions.


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I agree with Pantelis and Didier. I own the DT 770 Pro and DT 880 (2005), and I found that the DT 770 Pro to be an excellent headphone for plugging into units with built in headphone amps, even though I have the 250ohm version. You could go with the 80ohm version of the DT 770 too, which should be quite similar. It has overabundance of bass, midrange definition is good, and highs are airy.

The DT 880 (2005) has better balance of sound across the spectrum with more detailed mids than the 770, but you'll need a dedicated headphone amp with 300-600ohm outputs to drive the these phones to their sonic potential. Even though it's is also 250ohms too, these drivers do not load properly into a built in headphone amp and sound unnatural.

I've tried Sennheisers, AKG, Ultrasone, Sony, etc. The DT 770 Pro offers the best value in cost and performance. I got mine for $169, but when time came to buy another pair for my Roland A-90EX, the price had gone up to $249. Remember don't make any early judgments as they require a break in time of at least 100hrs+ on most phones.

Try this link: http://www.headphonereviews.org/manufacturer.php

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Thank all of you very much, Pantelis, Didier and George!
The expert-tips which you kindly gave me are going to be gratefully considered when I decide for one. Maybe I'll have questions about your tips since I didn't understand several things in your replies... :oops: (Sorry, I'm really ignorant about technical things...)

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 Post subject: Re: an acceptable headphone for a digital piano?
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I guess it doesn’t matter whatever the brand of headphone is acceptable to a digital piano because you can use an adapter jack for it. I guess you should know the balanced impedance of a headphone used for a digital piano. If you use imbalance headphone for digital piano then you will just only destroy the headphone.

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 Post subject: Re: an acceptable headphone for a digital piano?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:59 pm 
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h3AdPianMc29 wrote:
I guess it doesn’t matter what brand of headphone is acceptable to a digital piano because you can use an adapter jack for it so it can be used in it. I guess the proper question what is the balance impedance of a headphone that can be used for a digital piano. If you use imbalance headphone for digital piano then you will only destroy the headphone.

Hello to you too, h3AdPianMc29,
What's with your signature ? That is really weird. Are you here on some mission ?

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 Post subject: Re: an acceptable headphone for a digital piano?
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I have a really good feeling about V-moda based on the earbuds I bought made by them. I would buy their headphones without trying them.


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