The Beyerdynamic DT250 is a headphone intended for professional usage.
It has soft and comfortable velours earpads and if it weren’t for the clamping force, which is higher than for ‘hifi’ headphones, it could be worn for long listening sessions.
Very lightweight headphone as well.
The headphone is fully closed and provides excellent isolation from outside noises.
The sound is VERY neutral and accurate though lacks a certain finesse compared to the top-end headphones.
Those looking for a reference quality headphone that exactly shows what’s in the recording these headphones will do very well.
This is one of these affordable ($ 200.-) headphones that is worth owning if you like a realistic sound and are on a budget and only need/want one headphone.
The frequency plot below shows some driver imbalance.
Otherwise a great looking and neutral frequency response that is ‘flat’ from 10Hz to 18kHz +/-3dB (assuming the measurement rig is accurate in an absolute sense).
The DT250-250 sure sounds the way it measures as well. Very neutral with a just very slightly less refined top end for critical hifi listening.
The CSD of the DT250-250 is quite good and shows no deal breaking resonances above 1.5kHz.
Highly recommended for studio usage and for critical listening at home with a realistic (on better recordings), neutral sound.
An amplifier is certainly recommended as it is rather high impedance.
Negatives are the rather high clamping force (for long term listening) and the ever so slightly less refined upper end treble.