matt_d_19 wrote: cloughie wrote:
What about the DT860 on special
I saw that. It's a good price, but I only really want something with a recommended tag.
When it was $399, it might not have deserved one. At $269, it could be a different story. Ask Marcus.
I hear what you're saying about hard hitting bass. But be careful what you wish for; you might get it. People either love or hate the MS2 and you may well be in the former category, but it had a high return rate at Headphonic, so is now exempt from the 20 day trial.
The DT250 is almost the opposite style; laid back, good bass and mids and slighty recessed highs. Sounds boring. Isn't. It also means they are good for extended listening, as they won't wear you out. They handle all music well because they respond more to it, than impose a signature on it. But as often said, there's no WoW factor (as with the MS2) - their quality creeps up on you.
I got the MS1 and wanted the MS2, but they wore me out just auditioning them, whereas I couldn't stop listening to the DT250. For a nice open phone, I got a Grado RS2 instead, which I find more refined in the highs than the MS2.