Beyerdynamic DT150 Headphone Reviews

Manufacturer Beyerdynamic Model DT150
Headphone Type Closed Circumaural Headband Type Single
Weight (g) 250 Driver Type Dynamic
Enclosure Material Plastic Isolation (dB) 10
Impedance (ohms) 250 Cable Length (cm) 300
Frequency Response (Hz) 5 - 30  
Connector 6.5mm Street Price US$180
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Average reviewer scores
Bass Extension 8.0 Bass Impact 8.0
Bass Quality 8.0 Mids Quality 6.0
Highs Quality 7.0 Soundstage 8.0
Detail 7.0 Portability 2.0
Isolation 6.0 Comfort 4.0
Durability 9.0 Improvement With Amplification 8.0
Value for Money 8.0    
Overall Score 6.8 Total Reviews 1

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Review by Senior Member jageur272 on 08 Mar 10  15:31
Individual review
Bass Extension8
Bass Impact8
Bass Quality8
Mids Quality6
Highs Quality7

Fantastic closed phones! These ugly behemoths sure do sound wonderful! Now to the meat of the review:

The first impression when I put these headphones on was how balanced they sound. They do sound slightly dark, but they present the sound in a way that just sounds right. The bass goes very low with little roll-off and has good impact, but doesn't bleed off into the other frequency ranges and it remains clean. The highs are beautifully detailed without being sibilant. No graininess, but no sparkle either. Cymbals sound right, very quick decay, full sounding. Not quite perfect, but quite exceptional.

The only gripe that I had was how the mids felt almost overly analytical compared to the rest of the frequency spectrum. Vocals sound very accurate, but not involving, you're not pulled into the music as much. It's very hard to describe, but the only word that comes to mind is unnatural. They sound good, but vocals sound off.

Soundstage is excellent! Great width and depth, listening to well recorded classical is just out of this world.

These German tanks are nigh invincible, build quality is astounding, fit and finish is as good as it gets. The design shows, these are arguably the ugliest headphones you'll see anywhere. Comfort is subpar, the pads are rectangular and not particularly comfortable. Of course, the Beyer headband is very nice, but tends to be clampy. Nothing a little stretching can't fix.

These headphones can be upgraded even further with a few small modifications. Lining the inside of the cups and the back of the driver with dynamat and then putting a little bit of felt into the cups helps clean up the bass and brings the mids out more. Highs benefit with more detail also.

Changed value to 8 - I've seen these go for $120!

Beyerdynamic DT150