Hello there, back again with another real and honest gear review here. This time we will be looking at my all-time favourite professional studio headphone, Beyerdynamic DT-770 PRO 80 Ohm review!
If you are a regular visitor here, you may have already been aware that I recently released an article, “26 Best Rated Studio Headphones Buying Guide for Audio Production” in which I featured DT-770 PRO 80 Ohms.
Beyerdynamic is a very well-known and trusted German company focusing on headphones, microphones and related pro-audio accessories. Their products have managed to become the industry standard in many audio-related scenarios! Beyerdynamic is a true representation of German precision in manufacturing and I must say I have been a huge fan for a long time!
In this article, we will be specifically looking at the number 1, best seller of all time in the studio headphones category: Beyerdynamic DT-770 PRO!
Beyerdynamic DT-770 PRO 80 Ohm is a closed-back studio headphone made for primarily monitoring while recording, and mixing as a reference as it provides a flat response and even listening to music.
When I was working in the MI business, particularly in MyDukkan, I was not only caring for our customers, testing the guitars and audio equipment but also playing, recording and editing our much-loved and respected guitar review videos.
I literally edited hundreds of videos with Beyerdynamic DT-770 PRO 80 Ohm headphones which would translate into listening to audio recordings with this pair of headphones.
So my own purchase of DT-770 PRO was purely based on personal experience with the product as well as some fact-based insights! While working in the industry, I was also working as tech support and responsible for returns and technical support operations including pre-testing of the items that were sent back to us.
I’m being super honest and real here with you all guys; there was not a single Beyerdynamic DT-770 PRO that was sent back to us for repair!
To summarize my reasons for purchasing this headphone were firstly my personal and long-term experience with the product, the ratio of faulty products by Beyerdynamic (which is ZERO!) and also the fact-based stats from best-selling headphones at Thomann.
If you want to know more about what parameters are crucial while choosing a pro headphone and the general information and types of headphones, please see my very detailed article here Best Rated Studio Headphones Buying Guide for Audio Production.
In this article, I have provided very broad and detailed information about headphones, I’m sure you will also have the chance to look at 26 other products from leading manufacturers and choose your headphones for yourself.
Beyerdynamic DT-770 PRO features a closed diffuse-field design with an innovative bass reflex system. As you can see from the tech specs below, it is a closed-back design headphone which means there’s almost no audio leakage to the outside world which makes it a perfect choice for monitoring while recording.
Beyerdynamic 770 PRO comes with 16, 32, 80 and 250 Ohm versions depending on where and what you want to use them. I have chosen 80 Ohm versions as it is also suggested by Beyerdynamic as an all-rounder type and it suits most studio applications.
However, suppose you have more specific needs, such as listening to music on mobile devices or using them with a headphone preamp in more professional scenarios. In that case, you have the ability to choose different Ohm versions.
Beyerdynamic DT-770 PRO 80 Ohm Tech Specs
|Sound Coupling to the Ear||Circumaural|
|Nominal SPL||96 dB|
|Power Handling||100 mW|
|Nominal T.H.D.||< 0.2%|
|Ambient Noise Isolation||18dB|
|Frequency Range||5 - 35.000 Hz|
|Cable||3m straight cable with 3.5mm gold-plated plug connector, single-sided|
|Jack Adapter||Screw-on gold-plated adapter to 6.3 mm stereo jack|
|Weight without cable||270 g|
Even though it’s marketed as professional studio-grade headphones, I believe you can use them for anything. For categorising audio equipment, I personally dislike creating this vibe of religiously following guidance and direction instead of aiming for the best products that I can buy for my audio needs!
For example, I use my DT-770 PRO not only for monitoring myself while recording electric guitars in the middle of the night but also use it for listening to music on my smartphone without any headphone preamp needed as well as listening to FLAC format via my RME Babyface PRO interface.
I can not say that I’m an audiophile, but at least I try to get a much more decent and reliable system than what consumer-level music lovers have.
I actually use it for general mixing purposes (I know you shouldn’t mix on headphones) since I don’t have a pair of reference monitors at the moment. The 2+1 Logitech speakers that I use daily have a crazy amount of exaggerated bass response that usually causes me to lower basses at all times. But in fact, the audio track that I recorded or listened to doesn’t have that much bass. So when I check it with DT-770 PRO, I feel very confident that it will sound OK even without reference monitors.
Even though it’s very comfortable on your head and ears, I would love to honestly add that it gets a bit tiring after a long-time of use. However, ideally, it’s never recommended to listen to audio via headphones let alone closed-back ones for hours and hours. Just like we should often have rests while working with a computer, it’s also important to have a break for our ears as well.
Another, a kinda negative feature of DT-770 PRO is that it doesn’t have a detachable cable which means if you mess up the cable, you have to send it back for a paid repair. So you should be really careful. However, as being really clumsy and sloppy sometimes, I must confess that I have run over the cable with my office chair 3 times and still do not have a single problem! 🙂
Last but not least, the performance with mobile devices. This is one of the most frequent questions that comes up to one’s mind as many also want to use it with mobile devices.
Even though Beyerdynamic promotes other versions with lower impedance levels that may go better with mobile devices, I can confidently say that I am able to use it with the Asus Zenfone smartphone and never experienced a low signal problem.
I think you may have a low-volume problem if you use the 250 Ohm version without a headphone preamp. But it’s made for specific usage, so as Beyerdynamic suggests the overall winner as the all-rounder headphones within these options is the 80 Ohm version!
To summarize, I must say I’m in love with my DT-770 PRO as it gives me a pretty enjoyable and balanced sound in every audio scenario whether it is recording my guitars, listening to music or transcribing guitars and other instruments while repeatedly listening to the same partitions.
As I have promised a long time ago that I will only keep it really honest with my readers and build trust in this personal blog, I am going to do the same here for this product! I’m sure there are tons of alternatives to DT-770 PRO, but for my criteria and personal, long-term experience with the brand and this particular product I can easily recommend this headphone without a single doubt!
I hope it’s been a helpful and insightful piece of content for you here as I always do my best to aim for this, and I really hope you get yourself a pair of DT-770 PRO.
If you still want to see other options, please do not forget to check out my “26 Best Selling Studio Headphones Buying Guide for Audio Production” article for more brands and products. Thanks for visiting my blog and supporting me so far! I will hopefully see you in the next review here!
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