Mage Audio DT770 (Red) vs Sennheiser HD600 (Blue).
Just to get a clear picture of the differences made by the Mage Audio mod (Red) vs stock (Blue). Better seal on these measurements. Comparison to the Sennheiser HD600 coming shortly. Will be doing some more comparisons in the near future to help give a better idea of how these sound. Stay tuned!
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. Having a wide variety of modding resources available to compensate for stock unit variations and channel imbalances helps a lot.
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 latest and most likely final edition of the Black Mage is here! After months of further testing and comparing I’ve settled on a tuning that I feel is the absolute best I can pull out of this headphone. If you are looking for a natural sounding headphone that portrays instruments and voices with both heft and clarity, look no further than the Black Mage.
With more auditions taking place, expect to see impressions rolling in. So far the response to the Black Mage has been unanimously and overwhelmingly positive! Most are siting the sharp imaging and layering, expansive soundstage and natural presentation as the highlights. We have one pair taking a promotional tour and another heading home to our first customer!
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Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to audition the Black Mage and give us vital feedback towards crafting the final product!
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 result of creative experimentation, meticulous design work, and hundreds of hours of listening and comparing to many high fidelity headphones.
Externally, the Black Mage is front dampened with a multilayered acoustic filter that attenuates unwanted rises in the upper middle and lower treble to create a more natural sonic character. Internally, it is treated to increase ear cup rigidity and to reduce unwanted resonance. These modifications produce a natural, musical sound signature, a holographic soundstage and excellent instrument separation and imaging.
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