Massdrop X Beyerdynamic DT 177X GO Review
I would like to thank Thomas, Christian, and the Massdrop team for the MASSDROP X BEYERDYNAMIC DT 177X GO for my honest opinion.
One of my current favorite pairings is the Questyle Audio QP2R with the MASSDROP X BEYERDYNAMIC DT 177X GO (I'll call it the DT 177X GO from now on). You are able to listen to the headphone Balanced, but I didn't try it out yet - hopefully I can borrow a mini 4-pin XLR Balanced cable to try it out with the QP2R in the near future. My thoughts are about SE, not Balanced (to think the sound may be more amazing Balanced!) The sound of the DT 177X GO is what I would like to call musically neutral. The entire spectrum is very clear and holographic. Not a lower midrange and bass/subbass such as the TH-X00 series, but a champion when it comes to immense clarity and neutrality. The comfort of the headphone is very comfortable as well - the velour pads are soft to the touch and feel like an ear massage acoustically and physically. This is a headphone that can easily be used for mastering, or listened to while relaxing with your favorite beverage of choice.
My sister's husband Christian (XAVR), who is a singer, and uses mastering headphones offers these thoughts:
"Sounds very good. Has a flat sound, and gets really loud. I really like the shell - it seems like it makes the audio sound better. I like the velour pads more because they attribute to a warmer sound."
This Massdrop x Beyerdynamic collaboration headphone marks a point where a neutral-based headphone can sound amazing to the ears and feel great as well. For those that have tried it to really enjoy the DT 177X GO is awesome, in my opinion.
Here's my thoughts about the DT 177X GO:
The bass is not overbearing in the least, and is nice and controlled. No huge spikes or dips in the subbass and midbass areas to my ears, but just enough for you to be adequately satisfied.
The midrange is clean, almost sterile, yet musical in its own right.
The treble is methodic, and not sibilant. The upper midrange into the treble may be the star(s) of the show, where you may not be searching for a thumping subwoofer feeling, but yearning for a sweet, clinical mid to upper register. The DT 177X GO delivers this and a whole lot more, in my opinion.
The soundstage and detail are very good, especially emitting through a closed back headphone.
Is the DT 177X GO worth it? I would say yes! If you haven't owned a Beyerdynamic headphone before, this may be your chance to check it out on your own! Even if you currently own a Beyerdynamic, this may be a great time to own quite frankly one of my favorite Beyerdynamic headphones! I feel the DT 177X GO is definitely worth the price - kind of like the opposite of the love that I have for the TH-X00 series (loved the overall sound and bass of those headphones). I adore the attention to detail with regards to the musically neutral sound and also the immense comfort of the headphone itself. I would think the DT 177X GO is the higher fidelity upgrade of the musically flat but nice sounding K7XX. The DT 177X GO is in my opinion the quintessential choice for those yearning for a massage to the ears; a technical and a thoroughly relaxing experience.
Enjoy acoustic luxury!
Massdrop x Beyerdynamic
Driver: 45mm Tesla neodymium technology
Frequency response: 5 Hz–40 kHz
Impedance: 32 ohms
Painted aluminum ear cups
Spring steel headband
Dark blue stitching
Cable: Straight, detachable
Connector: ⅛ in (3.5 mm)
Made in Germany
Pair of sheepskin ear pads
Pair of velour ear pads
⅛–¼ in (3.5–6.35 mm) adapter
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is Sep 30, 2019 PT.
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