Our Verdict These close fitting cans offer a wide, spacious sound, but music just doesn't flow freely through them For Spacious and open sound good detailing Against Music doesn't flow freely very tight fit Reviewed on 21st January 2010 While some headphones can feel a little unstable when parked over your ears there are no such problems with the 440s. They park snugly in place, though the firmness of the ear pads could be a little off-putting for some. Sonically, the Beyerdynamics conjure up a surprisingly spacious and open sound. They uncover detail well, and are strong at extracting treble nuances. But music doesn't flow as freely and fluidly – nor as dynamically – as it does with the best rivals See all our headphone Best Buys More after the break Follow whathifi.com on Twitter Related News Best headphone deals - in-ear, over-ear, wireless and more Wed, 26 Jul 2017, 10:52am The best What Hi-Fi? deals of the month Fri, 21 Jul 2017, 12:38pm Meters Music collaborates with U2's Adam Clayton for new in-ear headphones Tue, 18 Jul 2017, 05:39pm The best Amazon Prime Day headphones deals Tue, 11 Jul 2017, 02:52pm Amazon Prime Day 2017: best UK deals Tue, 11 Jul 2017, 12:36pm Beyerdynamic DT440 Headphones Stay on top of your sound with What Hi-Fi? in your inbox every week Thank you for registering for our Newsletter We will send you relevant emails and updates.