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beyerdynamic DT 660 Premium Headphones


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  • Closed-style headphone with detailed audio reproduction and powerful bass response
  • Attenuates ambient noise to block outside distractions
  • Computer-calculated 90-degree swiveling ear cups
  • 5 Hz to 32 kHz frequency response
  • Rugged headband with soft, replaceable ear pads folds up for easy storage and transport
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Technical Details

  • Noise-Cancelling-Feature

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 4 x 8.5 inches ; 1.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000Y03A3A
  • Item model number: DT 660
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 24, 2007

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

The DT 660 is a closed headphone that attenuates ambient noise effectively--and no sound from the headphone will leak, interrupting those around you. It's a great way for the audiophile to create their own private listening experience. The DT 660 features a sophisticated sound with a detailed reproduction of the deepest bass and brilliant highs. The 90 degree swiveling ear-cups and softer yet sturdy materials for the headband and the ear pads ensure outstanding levels of comfort. The fold-away design makes it easy to store and transport.

The beyerdynamic DT 660 Headphones
Featuring a closed-back design for private listening in public environments
Closed Design for Increased Noise Isolation with Swiveling Earcups

The DT 660 features a closed-back design for private listening in public environments. Ideal for portable devices, the DT 660 delivers the German quality of an audiophile headphone that's just as good for your media player, music-playing smartphone, or laptop as it is for virtual surround sound listening on your demanding home stereo equipment. Anywhere you need high-resolution audio performance, the DT 660 delivers with immersive, isolated sound and wearable comfort.

The beyerdynamic DT 660 Headphones
Easily folds into a compact form to carry in your backpack, suitcase, or bag

The ultra-soft earcups are ideal for extended periods of wear, so you can enjoy an entire concert (or two) in complete comfort. An adjustable headband lets you achieve the perfect fit, and the earcups swivel a full 90 degrees for listening and positioning convenience.

Dynamic Transducer for Increased Fidelity and Performance

Without exception, beyerdynamic manufactures the dynamic transducer systems that go into their headphones in-house. From the magnet and diaphragm to the careful wiring and circuitry, beyerdynamic controls quality at all levels of manufacturing, ensuring superior engineering in their headphones down to the smallest detail.

An extremely strong neodymium magnet system offers the DT 660 highly detailed sound reproduction quality, is mechanically very robust, and needs only a small amount of operating voltage which increases efficiency. This increased efficiency also leaves the DT 660 with greater power reserves for dynamic, undistorted sound that especially compensates well for low-spec mobile devices such as portable media players that often can't perform at the same level as dedicated home equipment. The extremely lightweight 32 Ohm voice coil provides transparency and increased impulse fidelity.

Fold-Away Design

The convenient folding earcup design of the DT 660 helps it take up less space while on the move, easily folding into a compact form to carry in your backpack, suitcase, or bag.

DT 440 Premium DT 660 Premium DT 860 Premium DT 880 Premium DT 990 Premium
Sound Characteristics Balanced Powerful Crystal Clear Neutral and Linear Strong Bass and Treble
Application Tablet/iPad/iPhone/
Smartphone/MP3/PC
Tablet/iPad/iPhone/
Smartphone/MP3/PC
Tablet/iPad/iPhone/
Smartphone/MP3/PC
Tablet/iPad/iPhone/
Smartphone/MP3/PC (32 ohm)
Tablet/iPad/iPhone/
Smartphone/MP3/PC (32 ohm)
Home Hi-Fi use (250 ohm) Home Hi-Fi use (250 ohm)
High End use (600 ohm) High End use (600 ohm)
Construction Open Closed Open Semi-Open Open
Headband Foldable Plastic Headband
with 90 degree swiveling earcups
Foldable Plastic Headband
with 90 degree swiveling earcups
Foldable Plastic Headband
with 90 degree swiveling earcups
Spring steel headband Spring steel headband
Included Carry Case Leatherette carrying bag Leatherette carrying bag Leatherette carrying bag
Cable Length 10 ft / 3 m 10 ft / 3 m 10 ft / 3 m 10 ft / 3 m 10 ft / 3 m
Included Accessories
  • Single-sided cable
  • Gold-plated stereo jack plug, 3.5 mm
  • Screwable 6.35" / 1/4" adaptor
  • Singled-sided cable
  • Gold-plated stereo jack plug
    3.5 mm
  • Screwable 6.35" / 1/4" adaptor
  • Singled-sided cable
  • Gold-plated stereo jack plug
    3.5 mm
  • Screwable 6.35" / 1/4" adaptor
  • Singled-sided cable
  • Gold-plated stereo jack plug
    3.5 mm
  • Screwable 6.35" / 1/4" adaptor
  • Singled-sided cable
  • Gold-plated stereo jack plug
    3.5 mm
  • Screwable 6.35" / 1/4" adaptor
What's in the Box
  • The beyerdynamic DT 660 Headphones
  • Screwable 6.35 mm / 1/4" adaptor
Technical Specifications
  • Transmission Type: Wired
  • Impedance: 32 ohms
  • Frequency Response: 5 Hz - 32,000 Hz
  • Sound Pressure Level: 97 dB
  • Construction: Circumaural (over-the-ear)
  • Cable & Plug: Straight connecting cable with mini-jack plug (3.5 mm) & 1/4" adapter (6.35 mm)
  • Net Weight: 350 g

Product Description

As a closed-style headphone, the beyerdynamic DT 660 attenuates ambient noise so effectively that outside distractions are almost completely blocked out. As a result, wearers can enjoy their favorite music in noisy surroundings such as city buses or noisy cafes. More importantly, the DT 660's extremely strong neodymium magnet system offers a detailed audio reproduction and powerful bass response, making it suitable for soul, funk, hip-hop, house, rock, techno, and more. The headphones also offer computer-calculated 90-degree swiveling ear cups for precision sound, along with a rugged headband and soft replaceable ear pads for all-day comfort. And as a bonus, the headphones fold up into a compact footprint, making them easy to store and transport. Other details include 32-ohm impedance, a single-sided 3-meter connecting cable, a gold-plated 1/8-inch stereo jack plug, and a 1/4-inch adapter. The DT 660s, which weigh 12.3 ounces, carry a two-year warranty on parts and labor.

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Unbelievable sound quality.
E. Zee
The tones are very even with good low frequencies, buttermilk mid-range, and silky highs.
Kool Aid
Excellent, not the most comfortable but sound quality..
Nitram

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Kool Aid on February 5, 2010
Well, let me start by saying that I was choosing between two sets of cans. It was either the Sennheiser HD280 or the Beyerdynamic DT660s that which I purchased. With that said, if I had a set of HD280's to demo, I could have possibly chose those, else I would have been purchasing based only on reviews. But, I actually got to demo the DT660s.

At first listen (out of the box) the DT660s sounded good, but they seemed a little lame in the low frequency department and the mid-range and highs were screaming in comparison. However I read that they require a bit of burn-in prior to them reaching their potential. After the first night and about 14 hours of burn-in, I gave them a listen. Not much difference, but they had woken up a bit and sounded much better. The sound was a bit warmer and the bass was present. I've now clocked about 160 plus hours of burn-in and listening time and the sound is fantastic. I'm very pleased with the progress. The tones are very even with good low frequencies, buttermilk mid-range, and silky highs. They also provide a pretty good soundstage for closed cans. Beyer pulled off the all time caper with that feature. They started out a bit harsh, but now they've settled in pefectly. These headphones aren't for the intense bass seekers in my opinion. They're well balanced and provide an honest presentation, i.e., if it was recorded that way, you'll hear it that way. However, they'll cater more towards the jazz, classical, and acoustic audience in my opinion. They do the bass catered genres (hip-hop, R&B, techno) quite well, but I don't think that is where they shine. I've blessed them with some Wynton Marsalis, Hampton Hawes, Lee Ritenour, and Grover Washington Jr.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Miguel Tejada-Flores on February 10, 2013
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Too much has been said about these hugely underrated headphones elesewhere so let me limit my remarks to simplicity...

These are phenomenal heaphones for classical, acoustic, jazz, folk, or celtic genres.

They bring a clarity and presence that is subtle and at times shockingly good.

And - no, they are not really portable headphones. But for desktop or house or home or office applications - they (pardon the uninentional pun) rock. Additionally, they sound excellent with minimal to nonexistent amplification - though I have been using them with an excellent portable amp (the Fiio E10) plugged into my MacBook Pro, so they benefit from some amplification. But unlike other higher impedance headphones, they can truly be driven relatively well without massive amplification. In other words, they pair nicely with iPods.

Phenomenal headphones for people who want to hear the nuances of music.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By E. Stevens on January 11, 2009
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Sound quality is great. I use these with my Ipod and Sony mp3 Players, I just needed a booster to get the volume I like Now the sound quality is REALLY great.I have several high end headphone sets,Bose,Sennheiser etc. These are studio quality for a great price. For sure well worth the cost.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By muxamed on March 6, 2013
This is a truly great closed-back headphone with natural open and airy sound suited perfectly for large orchestras, chamber music, acoustic jazz etc. The isolation is really great both in and out. Compared to similarly priced closed-back ATH-M50 a lot better isolation. DT660 is very easy to drive. It sounds fairly good from an android phone and even better from a computer. The bass is much better when driven by a real headphone amp.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 12, 2014
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I almost bought these headphones five years ago when I got my ATH-M50s. I haven't regretted that decision because the M50s are a solid pair of cans, but when my wife wanted a pair of hi-fi headphones, I remembered that the DT 660s were really comfortable and since they were on sale, I bought those instead.

The biggest plus is that these headphones do an incredible job with sound isolation. They also feel great over the ears and have very accurate dynamics.

However, the biggest problem is that the DT 660s need an equalizer to live up to their full potential. They are really bright--I think all that padding takes away the low end and leaves them sounding tinny. I downloaded an audio enhancer app for my wife's laptop and boosted the low end, and they sounded fine--no distortion at all--but I certainly want that sort of setup for mixing.

The second problem is that the cones are too wide, so the folding mechanism doesn't work properly, since the cones can't fit properly under the band. This also adds to the weight--the headphones weigh about a pound--but I don't consider that a big deal. Also, the cord is not detachable. Again, I actually prefer it this way, but I know some people like a detachable cord.

If you use your headphones to drown out conversation at work and want a comfortable listening experience, this is a great pair of headphones for you. Otherwise, there are much better products in this price range.

This is really unfortunate because Beyerdynamic used to be a great audio company and with a little more thought to user testing and design, these could have been a great pair of headphones.
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful By J. Lewis on January 2, 2010
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I've tried some of the higher-end Beyerdynamic headphones, like the DT 880, and they do sound amazing. They're certainly better than these 660s, but they're also quite a bit more expensive. For me, these headphones are the right combination of sound quality and price. It was also important to me that these are closed-back, as I need to use them in situations where I want minimal sound leaking into my surroundings. Despite their size, they also feel very light on my head.

I have compared these extensively to a couple other different headphones. First, the Sennheiser HD 280 are much tighter-fitting and are therefore much better at ambient sound attenuation, although the sound quality of the Sennheisers probably isn't as good. Second, I bought these Beyerdynamics at the same time as a pair of Sony V6s. For the price (<$100), these Sony headphones are amazing. They're very comfortable (especially with the upgraded Beyerdynamic ear pads), compact, and sound very natural. I use my 660 for home listening, and my V6 at my desk at work where things get tossed around a bit more.

Finally, I should point out that I bought these 660s for about $135, which looks like a great deal considering the current price. If you're already thinking of paying in the neighborhood of $200 for these, then you should consider laying out a bit more for either the DT 770 (also closed-back) or DT 880 (open-back) models.
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