When the DT 880 appeared in 1980, it was revolutionary.
A purity, imaging and detailed resolution that had never been seen before was only known from very expensive electrostatic devices these days.
Bayer advertised these headphones that way at the time;
Dynamic driver, with electrostatic capabilities.
The fact that 42 years later, these headphones are still competitive with a large part of the devices available on the market, is a testament to great innovative strength and expertise.
The fact that the DT 990 is still one of the leading headphones in the gaming sector (for music enjoyment, I don’t think it was ever intended ), and that the DT 770 is still used by many studio musicians speaks a lot for Bayerdynamic, at least in the professional sector, where it is also important that you can get spare parts for all components of these headphones at any time and almost anywhere in the world.
And no, I’m not Beyerdynamic’s spokesman;
I’m just old …, and as an absolute music lover from an early age, I’ve witnessed the “history” of the commercialization of the headphone industry, live and in colour.
The 414 was my first real “high end” headphone in the mid 1970’s
1995-96 I got my first RS1 here in Germany through contacts with the US Army and learned to love it.
The dynamics of the drivers were then (and now) ALMOST on par with orthoplanar drivers of the time.
- Hey rock’n’roll -
That’s why I really appreciate traditional brands like Bayer, Sennheiser and grado.
The brands that “young people” @Resolve know and admire today were generally almost only founded and/or developed at the beginning of the 2000s.
That doesn’t mean it’s bad, it’s just that all of these companies have built on the technology of the pioneers and advanced - IF - they were good.
Enough ramblings from this “old man”.
Enjoy your music, I do this too, each as he prefers
By the way, as I think I have already mentioned elsewhere, you can easily dampen the high peaks of the DT 990’s with the insert pad offered by Bayer dynamics itself.
Without the “musical skills” being affected.
Just like Dan Clark does