The Beyerdynamic DT-880 Pro Mixing Headphones

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Tech and Trends:- The Beyerdynamic DT-880 Pro Headphones are some of the hottest professional sound mixing headphones available on the market. With a flat EQ curve, they allow audio engineers to hear music without “coloration,” such as artificial boosting of bass or treble like many commercial headphones do for enhancement purposes. The flat EQ curve takes a little getting used to, but in the long run makes it easier for the audio engineer to hear the source sound without modification, and therefore he or she can make better adjustments to the mix.

Creative Edge Music’s review of the DT880 Pro headphones goes into great detail here: As the author points out, “The midrange frequencies are really the bread and butter of these cans. They give a very clear picture of what’s happening in the sound spectrum from around 500hz – 8khz.”

Beyerdynamic DT-880 Pro Headphones

This also means the casual listener can enjoy listening to their music — without artificial boosting or coloration — and hear their favorite songs just as the producers and audio engineers intended them to be heard. While it may sound a little unnatural at first, the human ear is a fascinating, adaptive part of our body that internally adjusts for these differences, and after a few minutes of listening, will rebalance the sound spectrum to extract as much information as it can across all frequencies. In layman’s terms, this means your ear will adjust to the flat EQ response curve in just a few short minutes, and your final perception of bass/mid/treble balance will even out. But you’ll have the benefit of hearing the music in its most raw form.

Also pointed out in Creative Edge Music’s review is the recommendation to use the DT 880 Pro headphones by Mike Senior, a well-known and followed recording engineer. They are one of just three recommended sets of headphones to use for professional applications, and with that seal of approval one can rest assured that they will be fantastic for home use, too. With gold-tipped connectors (for high-fidelity audio transmission) and a semi-open/closed back design, these headphones are sure to let you discover new things you have never before heard in your favorite music.

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