Finally got my new headphones yesterday. Didn’t get to try all 3 that I was looking at. Athr70x’s out of stock and they didn’t have a set of the AGK 702’s on display, and the ones in the box were shrink wrapped. The only ones I got to try of the 3 were the DT 880’s, but the edition version. They had some Sure SRH1440’s that were a customer return, Actually they had 3 sets. So, I auditioned them alongside the 880’s. I ended up doing this for 2 hours.
In the end I nearly got the 1440’s. The price was reduced, so just under the cost of the 880’s. I likes the twin removable cables, 2 sets long and short, they came with a hard case. Very flat, but a bit shrill in the highs at first, but not so much that your ears couldn’t adjust, and not bassy but there, which is why I think they had 3 sets of returned, if all 3 were returns that is. I know the ones I was trying were cos the slip was taped to the back.
Unfortunately there was one problem, that was not fixable, my small head and thin face. The cups didn’t have quite enough swivel to seal evenly, so I was losing the bass, unless I pushed the bottom of the cup in a bit.
So, I got the guy to get the DT 880’s pro’s, put them on, and the fit was perfect. I know in a lot of the reviews people complain about the clamping force being to much. So I went with them. When I got home, I realized I’d mage the right choice. They are obscenely comfortable, have such a solid build, and The coiled cable is perfect for me to move back and forth between my gear, without have to either take them off cos the cable’s too short, or keep running over the longer cable… There’s also something reassuring when you look at the clamp ends and see, “Made in Germany”.
To give an idea of the head size problem, my crash helmet size is 53/54, and I have to have the adjusters fully down, even on the DT’s