If you are looking for a reliable professional headphone with a great sound and comfortable fit, you should have a closer look at the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro. It is a headphone that is trusted by engineers, producers, musicians and music lovers around the world.
In this review I’m going to reveal my personal 5 years+ of experience working with the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro, so you can decide if this headphone might be a good fit for you.
The Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro is a professional over ear headphone, aimed for recording, mixing and live monitoring. At a retail price of $299 the DT 770 Pro is located in the medium price range of pro headphones.
The DT 770 Pro comes in 3 versions:
- Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 250 Ohms
- Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 80 Ohms
- Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 32 Ohms
I personally work with the 250 Ohms and 80 Ohms models, which are by far the most common versions. As I don’t have any personal experience with the 32 Ohms version, I’m not going to discuss it here.
Closed Design for Noise Cancellation
The Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro headphone has a closed design, which means sound leakage is minimized in two directions:
- The listener is protected from outside noises.
- Sound leakage from the headphone to the outside world is minimized.
The latter is especially important for recording sessions, as it prevents the signal from the headphone leak into the recording mic. But it can of course also be useful when you want to listen to music in public LOUD without driving the people next to you nuts;-)
(Note, however, that the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro is NOT a fashion item. If you are looking for a headphone to boost your style, don’t go with the DT 770 Pro;-))
Versatile And Reliable
As a professional audio engineer I’ve been using the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 250 Ohm and 80 Ohm models for more than 5 years. And I’ve come to love these headphones for several reasons:
- They have an accurate sound reproduction
- They are rock solid
- Every part can be replaced
- They have a good price/performance ratio
- They are comfortable to wear for hours
- They are reliable
- Mixes translate well to any speakers
In my own working experience the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro have proven to be good all-round headphones. They do an equally good job in recording, mixing and listening sessions.
250 Ohms vs 80 Ohms
There are some slight differences in sound between the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 250 Ohm and 80 Ohm models.
The Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 250 Ohms headphones are a bit brighter in the upper mids and highs. The 80 Ohms model however emphasizes low frequencies a bit more.
In direct comparison the overall sound of the 250 Ohms model can be described as a bit brighter and slightly more aggressive, while the 80 Ohms model sounds a bit smoother with a bigger bottom.
Note however, that these are only nuances and that both models still sound very similar.
Working and listening for hours with both models is no problem due to their precise, but still pleasing overall sound and their comfortable fit.
If I could only have one headphone in my studio, it would be the DT 770 Pro. It has proven to be a reliable workhorse in recording studios and broadcast environments around the world.
Its closed design makes it suiteable for about any listening situation, regardless if you want to reduce ambient noise or prevent noise leaking from the headphone, e.g. into a recording mik.
If you are looking for a good all-round headphone with professional sound and built quality and a comfortable fit, the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro is a good choice, wether you go with the brighter 250 Ohms or the smoother 80 Ohms model.
Which of the two headphones may be the right one for you comes down to personal taste. I personally have a slight preference for the 80 Ohms model. But remember that every pair of ears is different, so for you it might be the DT 770 Pro 250 Ohms.
If you are not sure, I highly recommend that you order both, the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 250 Ohms and the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 80 Ohms, so you can take your time and compare them in your own listening environment. Then keep the one you like better and send back the other one.
- Accurate sound reproduction
- Solid built quality
- Good wearing comfort
- Every part can be replaced
- Their style (if that is important to you)
- Retail Price: $ 299.00 – $ 309.00
- Street Price: $ 189.99 – $ 279.99
P.S.: When we’ve been recording stars like 30 Seconds to Mars and Alex Clare at YOU FM (a radio station I work at as an audio engineer/producer), they have been happily using the DT 770 Pro for monitoring. You can see more stars perform with the DT 770 Pro here .