The Black Mage V2 brings more bass and a bit more fun, but retains the clear midrange and “Present but Pleasant” top end of the original Black Mage. Less a monitor and more a music lover’s headphone, this new version delivers a pleasing, neutral midrange and treble with deep, impactful bass that doesn’t muddy things up. Still affordably priced at $265. If you’ve always been intrigued by the unique bass presentation of the DT770 but want a more euphonic headphone experience, the Black Mage might be just what you’re looking for!
Here are measurements from 3 separate units of Mage Audio modded DT770s taken using the minidsp EARS. The plush earpads of the DT770 make positioning moderately difficult, but these are pretty consistent measurements across multiple units.
Here is the Right channel of the stock DT770 Pro 80 Ohm for reference:
Black Mage Right channel FR:
MrSpeakers Aeon Closed Right channel FR for reference:
Sennheiser HD650 Right channel FR for reference:
Let me know if you have any questions. I hope this has been helpful and informative!
The Black Mage is a custom tuned Beyerdynamic DT770 Studio 80 Ohm (Pro 80 Ohm) headphone. The modifications implemented in the Black Mage are the product of creative experimentation, thoughtful design work, and hundreds of hours of listening and comparing to many high fidelity headphones. The end result is a headphone that produces a natural, musical sound signature, a holographic soundstage and excellent instrument separation and imaging.
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