The reason I love over-ear headphones is because they provide you with an enclosed, intense experience that allows for total concentration, or the ability to totally zone out, which I find useful in the more bustling, booming destinations around the world, because the right headphone can block out the sound of the city like no other. There are so many choices to a quality pair of headphones, from over-ear, on-ear, and open, closed, and beyond. If you don’t have to worry about a little sound bleeding out from your headphones, then I suggest a semi-open reference headphone that can duo as a studio headphone as well as for personal enjoyment listening.
Beyond the crisp, clean and powerful bass, the DT 880 PROs are built with comfort in mind. The ear pads are thick and cushioned, and ridiculously soft, which gives the user a very comfortable fit, which is assisted by the padded leatherette headband. The overall build is strong and rugged, which helps for longevity while traveling. The semi-open headphone has a diffuse-field and are powered at 250 ohms. While the Beyerdynamic doesn’t include a hardshell case for the DT 880 PROs, which is my only criticism, it does include a soft drawstring bag, which will help to keep these headphones dry and hopefully scratch free. I found the Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro reference-class headphones to sound great, look sharp, and fit and feel even better.
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Article written & Photos by Brandon Scott / Eye & Pen