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 Beyerdynamic DT 660 - $239.00

 DT 660 Edition - Premium Dynamic Closed Back Over Ear Headphones

Beyerdynamic DT 660

DT 660 Edition - Premium Dynamic Closed Back Over Ear Headphones

 
Item# DT 660
 
Price: $239.00
 
 
 
 
Average Review: 5 / 5 Stars Click here to read all reviews!
 
 
 
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 Product Specifications
Cable Length:
3m
Connector Type:
1/8" (3.5mm) & 1/4" (6.3mm)
Frequency Range:
5 Hz to 35 kHz
Headphone Fit:
Over Ear
Headphone Type:
Closed Back, Studio
Impedance:
32 ohms
Manufacturer:
Beyerdynamic
Price:
239.00
Usually Ships Within:
1-2 Business Days
Color:
Black, Silver/Gray


DT 660 - Premium Dynamic Closed-Back Full Size Stereo Headphones

The DT 860, DT 660 and DT 440 trio offers excellent audio performance alongside unique workmanship of high-quality materials. The "small premium line" was thus developed for especially high output power and volume. The soft ear pads and the robust headband are further highlights that also guarantee hours of fantastic music enjoyment. This series is predestined for the hi-fi beginner, wherever he might be. The practical casing that can be rotated by 90° makes it possible to also enjoy music while travelling.

The DT 660 Features a fully closed back construction for high isolation from outside distractions. Furthermore, your enjoyment won’t disturb others who may not share your good taste in music. The DT 660 provides a most sophisticated sound with a detailed reproduction. This model reaffirms beyerdynamic's commitment to world-class, "Made in Germany" quality.

Features

  • Adjustable headband
  • 90° swivelling earcup
  • Closed-back design
  • Single-sided 3-metre cable
  • Ultra-soft ear pads

Specifications

Transducer Type dynamic
Operating principle closed
Frequency response 5 Hz - 35,000 Hz
Impedance 32 ohms
Nominal SPL 97 dB
Nominal THD < 0.1 %
Power handling capacity 100 mW
Max. SPL  
Sound coupling to the ear circumaural
Headband pressure 2.5 N
Weight without cable 350 g
Cable 3 m, single-sided straight cable
Connector gold vaporised mini stereo jack plug (3.5 mm) & 1/4" adaptor (6.35 mm)




Beyerdynamic headphones are regarded by some to be the top brand in headphones and headphone accessories on the market today. Beyerdynamic's ability to produce and fine tune their headphones and headphone amplifiers has lead to their success in the headphone market for all levels of customers, whether the buyer is a seasoned audiophile, or someone discovering their new found passion for good sound.

Product Downloads:

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Beyerdynamic DT660 Info and Specs.pdf
Expert In House Review - Dave Solomon

CLASSICALLY GOOD SOUND

If you’re looking for a full-size headphone to listen to classical music right out of your portable player, then there is no better choice than the Beyerdynamic DT660.  Not only is the sound perfectly suited for classical music, but the isolation provided by the closed back ear cups is perfect for office use. 

THE FIT & FINISH

These, like other Beyerdynamic full-size headphones are extremely comfortable.  The ear cups encapsulate the ear in soft black velour.  I am able to sleep in these – and sure enough, I have! It’s easy to lie down with because of the one-sided cable.  But perhaps the most impressive feat of this headphone’s design is the superb amount of isolation offered by the closed back design.  While these do not have an active noise cancellation feature, they attenuate outside noise very well – the best I have heard for a headphone without an active noise canceling feature.

WHAT ABOUT THE SOUND?

These headphones are a classical lover’s dream.  Out of a portable player I find they offer a more realistic portrayal of orchestral, chamber and piano works than any other headphone I have encountered.  The bass is not overwhelming here.  Many headphones emphasize bass for the visceral effect it has.  With many genres this coloration is a fantastic enhancement, but with classical music, this coloration can often detract from the listening experience.  The DT660 are extremely EXTREMELY flat/neutral – to the point where some listeners may find that it lacks a bit of a “wow-factor”.  The mid-range feels flat and the treble while nicely extended has some slight roll-off in the higher end of the region, presumably to reduce fatigue.  Those who pair the DT660 with electric instrumentation (pop/rock) and/or heavy percussion (hip-hop/reggae) will probably perceive them as excessively bright and or lacking in weight and depth.  But for classical music these headphones are a great success.

IN THE STUDIO

When recording orchestral musicians onto a prerecorded track, I often reach for these.  The closed-back design prevents much sound from reaching the microphone.  The headphones are tuned in a way which spotlights most acoustic instruments and therefore I don’t typically EQ the cue-mix. 

LAST WORD

Very rarely do I feel that headphone was tailored with a specific-type listener in mind.  If you find that your iPod has been unable to satisfy your desire for realistic classical presentation, then the DT660 are the headphones you are looking for.  They are tuned with the ear that prefers air over oomph.

FULL SIZE FOR PORTABLE USE RATING CHART

Sound Quality 9.5 (tuned for neutrality - best with classical music)
Comfort 9
Design & Features 8.5
Isolation 7
Value 10

 
 
 
 
 

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