Professional headphones have always tended to deter the general public because of their unattractive aesthetics and immeasurably long fixed wiring. With its industrial style and cable length of 3 meters, the DT 770 Pro Beyerdynamic does nothing to deny these stereotypes, despite its qualities. This is a shame because it lends itself better than we think of everyday use.
This circum-aural helmet which is around 140 euros in France is equipped with very comfortable velvet pads. It derives its professional origin from its closed design with hard plastic headphones, padded headband and exposed cabling. The finish inspires robustness while being very light and luxurious.
It produces an impedance of 80 Ohm via its two 45mm loudspeakers. The closed design is basically designed for recording and monitoring, but it also offers good ambient noise isolation for nomadic use. At least if you find a way to fit the 3 meters of cables! We spent several weeks using this headset which we liked very much.
So far, the ATH-M50 of Audio Technica and the MDR- Sony 1R were our two references in this segment of professional headsets, but the DT 770 Pro is a good alternative. This helmet is perhaps not the most sensitive in the world, but it is capable of great performance if it provides the appropriate content.
For example , the Beyerdynamics was a little more specific about the details and dynamics than the Audio Technica on the title “3WW” of Alt-J. And if you like the bass synth, you will probably prefer the softer effect that the DT 770 Pro provides.
Audio Technica and Beyerdynamics both accentuated the treble on “You Got Yr. Spoon’s “Cherry Bomb” than other models, including the Bowers and Wilkins PX. But we still let ourselves be well embarked by the energy released.
We also tested the 32 ohm version of the DT 770 which did not impress us so much. Although it is thought for use in noisy environments, the sound is too thin and lacks punch. Not ideal for prolonged listening.
If you are looking for a comfortable helmet that is not tiring to use and is designed to last, the DT 770 Pro is a good candidate.