I have a normal head size and this one gives way to much pressure on the ears. You realy have to bent the ear arms to get it acceptable (risc of damaging cable inside)amazing wrong design for this brand. Soundwise its ok instruments are detailed enough highs and lows are on the same level thats good but its seems to lack some warmth and bass for my taste and im not a teenager with preference for big bass levels. Sounds justa little bit too boring to me. Have a few headphones in this price range and wont buy this one again. Too much pressure on ears for 90%of the people and soundwise there are more satisfying ones at this price. I even got a 10 pound philips one that i appreciate more then this dt 235. I will keep this headphone but i consider this not a good buy.
I have quite a few headphones, for differing music and different places. Eg i have a set of grado/allessandro ms1s which are wonderful but you can hear them two rooms away, a set of igrados for the gym (what great allrounders), etc etc. I wanted a set that would make less noise and be a bit more compact on my head. I didn’t want to give up the midrange i so crave and is imo crucial for my drum and bass and hip hop usage. These got good reviews so i tried them and well. I use them most of allthey are comfortable and light and don’t leak too much sound. They are easily driven by an iphone4s (although a little amp obviously helps) to strong volumes and give a sweet sound. It has such smooth but strong, natural bass. And the midrange is there and the treble isn’t hissy. You just want to turn the track up more and more – always a good sign that you like the headphones.
Beyerdynamic DT 235 Headphone – Closed Back design – Black
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- iPod compatible with closed back design for private listening
- Available in both black and white plus replaceable ear pads
- Included 1/4 and 1/8 mini stereo connector for iPod and home audio connections
I didn’t actually want to be buying another pair of headphones but my previous ones (hd 202’s) fell by persons who won’t own up to it and damaged the transducer units. I also wanted a pair with more sturdier cable as the wires on many others seems thin, practically asking for trouble when it comes to being snagged or general wear and tear as i use headphones quite a lot not least with my fiio x1 and x3 (original) digital music players on 16 and 24 bit lossless files. The first revelation was just how open the sound was on these dt 235’s with a wide sound-stage that helped on less than well mixed rock albums to make out the different strands of a mix. You’d think these were quite a bit more expensive although the cost cutting is more in the use of plastics and general finish than the transducers fitted which i guess is the better trade off for this price point. The bass as several have noted sounds more balanced to the remainder of the audio spectrum compared to a good many so it doesn’t swamp the performance while being extended and equally the treble is clear with admirable detail. A word about the fit: if you have a small possibly more female head shape you may find these fit better as a number of others no amount of adjusting really got a good tight fit on my head which does affect the sound. Overall i’m very impressed by the sound on these headphones.
I bought these as i needed a new pair of cans for tv, hd-md and walkman radio. They are really very, very good sounding headphones, not too bassy and voices/acoustic are really clear. They are not quite full sized, closed headphones: meaning enclose/sit around your ears type headphones, so the sound feels like it is ‘in your head’ a bit and a little more noticably pronounced in the lower registers. They don’t give you that ‘airy/open’ feeling you get from say the (also excellent) sennheiser px100’s, which are open headphones. The dt 235s give a pretty good stereo separation, detailed sound, so you can hear more of the music/dialogue/film, are comfortable to wear (baldies take note), easily adjusted to fit and are well made. (the cushion pads are lovely) the cable is quite long and sturdy, therefore bulky coiled up, so not so handy when listening out and about to my md/walkman radio. They do cut out a bit of the ambient surrounding noise, but don’t assume they are anywhere as good as the noise cancelling cans you can buy. Sound does leak to others around you. When you listen to robbie robertson’s ‘fallen angel’, the ‘heartbeat’ bass intro is quite punchy and atmospheric; way, way better than from bud earphones. Vivaldi’s ‘dixit dominus’ is rich and very clear, you can easily hear all the instruments and voices. Clannad’s acoustic/voice harmonies are so emotive and impressive. Pink floyd’s ‘the wall, another brick in the wall’ is just the right balance between the bass guitar and the vocals, followed by the wonderfully clear electric guitar ‘solo’. Jean michell jarre’s ‘oxygene’ just bounces between your ears and all the high notes simply tingle.
Beyerdynamic DT 235 Headphone – Closed Back design – Black : The sound and fit was great, especially for something so affordable. I was teaching english online at the time, so often had these on for hours at a time quite happily. I did a lot of shopping around and i couldn’t find anything anywhere near this good for the same price. I have a small head and they were just about small enough for me, could have been a touch tighter, but really very comfortable indeed – on a larger head, they would easily stretch and i think they would work very well. I don’t use headphones much at all these days, but they’re so good i’m still tempted to buy some more.
I ordered these headphones as i am going into higher education in popular music. These headphones are of reasonable structural quality for the price and deliver more than adequate bass mid and treble responses.
I bought these headphones to listen to music at work and help me ignore distracting work colleagues, so didn’t want anything too expensive, but wanted something to block out ambient sound and also give me good quality playback. These were certainly a decent purchase. I wasn’t expecting miracles with sound quality, but the middles and highs are clear and the low end is decent. I find them a little uncomfortable if i wear them for a very long time as they press on my ear lobes more than i’m used to (i’m used to much bigger cans) but for short periods of an hour or so they’re very comfortable. For the price, they’re pretty good and would recommend them.
A bit clumsy with a very long lead but good sound.
Best headphones i’ve ever had. Comfortable, i find them isolating enough. Sound is incredible compared to the earplugs i always had, and laptop speakers. Listening to music with them feels like going 3 levels deeper.
These sound impressively good for budget headphones. Smooth with surprisingly deep bass. The only downside for me, as a bloke with an average- to large-sized head, is that they become uncomfortable on the ears after an hour or so. And as i use them primarily for watching streaming video/ netflix on the pc this is the reason why they don’t get 5 stars.
Got these yesterday after much research, and was not at all disappointed at first. They look dull – which is what i was after not dre beats for me – and they were light and comfortable. Took them for a test drive on the streets of london, and they sounded great, open and clear. Bass wasn’t booming but they had not burnt in, and these are not supposed to be the most basy cans out there. But the bass lines were clear and the kick drums were prominent. But, they provide basically zero isolation. I had to have my ipod on maximum volume to hear them over the traffic. Walking through the station i could clearly hear conversation talking place near me as if i had no headphones on at all. Again having to crank the volume to clear the distractions.
Great sound and comfortable. Their only downside is sound does escape from them, which can be annoying for others.
These headphones are great value for money. They’re comfortable, and easy to drive, meaning they can go loud enough on an ipod or laptop. In terms of how they sound, they’re detailed and open – far more so than anything that comes free with an ipod or similar music players. The treble is precise and clear, sweet-sounding, really opening your ears to the detail, and never harsh. They aren’t the most bass-heavy cans i’ve heard – but the bass that is there is audible down to pretty low frequencies, and tight and well controlled. For this reason, they suit classical music and pop really well, but if you’re looking for something that’s going to pump out dance music like you’re in a a club, rather than like a set of studio monitors, look elsewhere. But for clarity of presentation, i’ve not heard anything as good as this at this price point.
I bought the beyerdynamic dt 235 headphone – closed back design – black because i had an ear problem that stopped me using the sony mdr-ex0300 headphones that came with my walkman. Initailly, i was quite pleased with the dt-235s, they were comfortable, (i walk for an hour or so and wear them continously without any discomfort) and the sound quality was ok, although the sony headphones, to my ears, produced the clearer sound. The dt-235s have quite a thick lead and it is fairly long, so i had to have a coil of cable secreted somewhere about my person. However, my big problem with them is the noise they produce. The headband system has the inner band expanding and retracting depending on fit; the problem is that this creates noise when you walk wearing the headphones. It may be, that i have a pair that this is more evident on (it is only the left side on mine that creates the noise) but by the time i had identified this, it was a bit late to return them. Of course if i do not walk around with them on, then this problem is not an issue. So overall these headphones are ok, but nothing special. In my opinion they are better suited to static use rather than for use on the go.
Unlike most headphones these do not have an artificial bass lift. A bass lift seems to be essential to club music fans and makes rock and pop music more punchy, but it makes classical music muddy and leaden. That is not to say these headphones do not have good bass extension (which is important in classical music, particularly with organ works), because they have plenty of that. The treble response is also natural, and these headphones really shine when producing natural sounds; field recordings are stunningly lifelike, and close-miked vocals will make you think you’re standing right next to the performer. The chord is thick enough not to get easily broken and to work well electrically, but not so thick that it drags. On the downside i do find them uncomfortable, the main problem being that the clamping force is too high. That can be relieved by using a couple of rolled-up socks, one above each of the earpieces similar to the koss comfort zone concept, or possibly by fitting something across the headband to push the earpieces apart slightly. The former does nothing to improve the peculiar aesthetics of these headphones, whilst the latter requires a bit of diy. That said the velour pads (an unusual but welcome feature) completely eliminate the sweat-box effect, so with the addition of a pair of rolled-up socks i’ve been able to wear them for several hours, but otherwise the clamping force is problematic for me after about an hour. Looking at the photo the aesthetics did put me off these phones, but in reality they have clean lines and the lack of unnecessary frills is pleasing.
Awesome quality, have owned in the past would definately recommend.