After a week of comparing these to the Mitchell & Johnson MJ2s, I decided to go with the Beyers!! The MJ2s are also incredible. Both were the most expensive headphones I''ve auditioned in-home yet, and both are worth their weight in GOLD! But even though I loved the engaging...
After a week of comparing these to the Mitchell & Johnson MJ2s, I decided to go with the Beyers!! The MJ2s are also incredible. Both were the most expensive headphones I''ve auditioned in-home yet, and both are worth their weight in GOLD! But even though I loved the engaging sound of the MJ2s, I felt the 1770 was also quite engaging and fun, but it also had a fantastic soundstage as well. Not TOO wide, but wider than the MJ2''s.
Of course, I could get upgraded ear pads for the MJ2s, but then that would kill another strong point they have going that the Beyers don''t........extra portability. The MJ2s fold in and come with a pretty compact egg-shaped box. From what I''ve read, these upgraded pads make it impossible to fold the MJ2s in, which negates their portability factor. I will admit that the MJ2s over time didn''t seem as uncomfortable with the stock pads as I originally perceived, but I still wanted a bit more space and more soundstage (which of course results in better instrument separation). So the 1770s just made more sense!
The DT-1770 Pros are built TO LAST and look gorgeous! The outer ear cups are made up of a high-grade plastic which looks really nice, and it has a little bit of plastic on the sides where the headband adjusters begin. But other than that, they are all metal and a GENUINE leather headband! The pads are velour (default) and leatherette/pleather. Several pro reviewers agreed that the leatherette ones sound much better, so you wanna switch to them IMO. The velours might be slightly more comfortable though?
My final take on these two is..........if portability is a big deal for you, you can''t go wrong with the MJ2s. Like the DT-1770s, they are crystal clear and VERY detail-revealing! But if you don''t mind a bigger headphone (but still portable, IMO), I feel you get the very best sound from the 1770s. The Tesla 2.0 drivers are great and can get pretty loud despite the 250-ohm impedance rating. The MJ2''s special brand of electrostatic drivers are fantastic too!
A few notes: With regards to the Beyers, I decided to get the shorter 4'' braided replacement cable off Amazon as I felt 10'' was way too long on the stock one. It will come in today. With regards to the ear pads, I''ve now ordered not one but TWO different replacement ear pads! I will evaluate both and then post my thoughts next week. The first one is the hybrid inner velour/outer sheepskin leather Dekoni pads (eBay), and then I found out that Dekoni also has an ALL sheepskin leather ear pad for all the Beyers headphones too, so ordered that as well off Amazon. I should have both by Monday or sooner. I will update this review next week. Although the leatherette pads are pretty comfortable, I still wanted a little more comfort, which is why I ordered the 2 different replacement pads.
**UPDATE: I ended up going with the Dekoni Audio Elite Sheepskin Leather Ear Pads for Beyerdynamic DT Series Headphones. Better isolation, which results in better bass too. And definitely more comfortable than the stock leatherette pads as well.**