Beyerdynamic DT 770 Headphones Review
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Beyerdynamic DT 770 Headphones Staff Review
Beyerdynamic has been known to produce some of the best headphones and microphones ever created for all types of professional uses. Their products range from Broadcast TV, to Hearing Aids, to Pilots, and also to DJ’s. Some of their headphones are also created specifically for live performances and that is where the Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO (Limited) Headphones come into play.
The Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro headphones are designed for performers who are going to be wearing the units continuously for long periods of time. Hence, it seems that Beyerdynamic's first assignment was to make them very comfortable for the user. The first thing about the design that you notice is the weight. The DT 770 Pro Headphones are EXTREMELY light compared to other high-priced headphones that DJ’s normally use (i.e. Technics RPDH1200). The only exposed metal parts in the design are the swivel arms that attach the ear pads to the headband. Other than that everything seems to be made of a light plastic/polymer material, which definitely sheds a few ounces. This super-light construction makes wearing the DT 770 Pro headphones a breeze. They are so light that sometimes throughout my sessions I forgot that I was still wearing them. To add to the comfort, the headband of the headphones is made of softly-padded leather material. This headband has snaps on it so that it can be removed and replaced if it ever gets worn down. Next, we have the earphones themselves which are also made of the lightweight plastic/polymer on the outside with the very soft and plush Velour padding for the head and ears on the inside. The ear pads are also fully replaceable as are all parts of the DT 770 Pro headphones. The Headphones come with a 10ft uncoiled cable which has an 1/8-inch connection with an included ¼-inch adapter to fit all equipment needs.
The sound quality of the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro headphones is AMAZING! All of the highs are very crisp and easy to discern. The Mids all have a nice full sound to them. The Bass response is very nice with Beyerdynamic Bass Reflex technology. You don’t get that choppy, broken-up and distorted bass sound when volumes are high. The sound remains crisp throughout the volume ranges that I tested on two different mixers. These headphones do an excellent job of cancelling out the unwanted noise in the background. When the headphones are completely seated around the ears, it is extremely difficult to hear anything else except what is being played through the headphones. The sound isolation is great!
In Conclusion, the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro headphones were an excellent addition to my DJ equipment setup. They were so comfortable and lightweight that I literally started walking away from the DJ table with the headphones still attached to my head! The sound quality is very good…I would rate them as just as good as or BETTER than most $200+ professional DJ headphones out on the market today. I had only a few minor issues with these headphones. The first one is that the headphones can’t be folded down into a smaller form factor for traveling or storage. The second minor issue is that the 10ft cable is non-coiled, meaning that the excess cable is usually sitting on the floor or on the DJ table. As a side-note, I also question how much abuse these headphones can take being that they don’t have any metal in the construction, but this is a double-edge sword so to speak, as they can only be super-lightweight by making most components plastic/poly. I think these headphones would be perfect for ANY DJ, especially the users who play out at events for long periods of time. They are also highly recommended for performers who want “heavy” headphone performance in an ultra-lightweight form factor.
-Excellent Sound Quality
-Non-coiled Headphone Cable
Beyerdynamic DT 770 Headphones Features
The DT 770 PRO is a closed dynamic headphone and has been designed for critical music and sound monitoring. The single sided cable makes the handling of the headphone easy. The cushion system allows the DT 770 PRO to be used comfortably for long periods of time.
? Closed, diffuse-field studio headphone
? "Bass reflex" technology for improved bass response
? Comfortable fit due to rugged, adjustable, soft padded headband construction
? Robust, easy serviceable construction as all parts are replaceable
? Single-sided cable
? NEW - Limiter (Optional)
? Velour, circumaural ear pads
Difference between DT 770 PRO 250? and 80?:
In general, headphones with low impedanz have mainly been developed for use with mobile devices. They mainly work with low power from batteries and this low power also limits the maximum power at the headphone output. A low impedance headphone can therefore play louder at an headphone output with limited power.
Ok, well, what is the use of high impedance headphones? The reason is a little complicated: the voice coil of a (dynamic) headphone system consists of coated copper wire. This copper wire is available in almost every possible length, but not in every gauge (thinner wire has a larger resistance as thicker wire). The magnetic field, which the voice coil must produce when receiving the audio signal depends amongst other things on the number of windings. For this reason a thicker (and also heavier) wire is needed for a low impedance headphone system and since the membrane also has a minimum weight, the moving mass (voice coil and membrane) is relatively high. It’s pretty clear that a higher mass can’t follow a complex audio signal as easy as a lower mass. The lower mass is easy to achieve with thinner (and light weight) wire, although the voice coil has a higher impedance due to the thin wire. This means that with identical headphones, the version with the higher impedance usually sounds more neutral, but doesn’t play as loud as the lower impedance version (depending on the headphone amplifier).
The DT 770 PRO 80? has a straight cable (3m), it is for the usage as studio monitor headphones – especially for instrumentalists. 80? systems are ideal for powerful reproducing of low-frequency material f.e. coming from a bass guitar.
The stronger system and thicker membrane provides punchy and clear bass sound at high levels.
The DT 770 PRO 250? system with its lighter voice coil and mass sounds more smooth and analytical. The application in studio would here be more in a mixing situation to analyse the whole mix. The coiled cable in this version is ideal to connect the headphone directly to any mixing desk without having any disturbing cable lying on the floor.
Difference between DT 770 PRO - DT 770 (Edition 2005):
The DT 770 PRO is designed for use in studio and on stage for professional use. The headband has a rugged construction (thicker material) and gives a secure fit for the listener. This provides a better fit and causes also a more powerful compressed sound which is necessary for professional applications in studio, OB and FOH.
The DT 770 (Edition 2005) is designed for listening to music and relax. The headband provides a long wearing comfort for hours. The Hifi-version has a more transparent and open sound than the DT 770 PRO.
The differences of both headphones are not huge in mechanical design, but only that small change causes a big difference in sound and application.
* Closed, diffuse-field systems
* "Bass reflex" technology for improved bass response
* Clinically high and mid-range reproduction
* Rugged headband construction
* Single-sided cable
* Soft ear cushions
* Gold-plated jack plug 3.5 mm and 6.35 mm adapter
Transmission type Wired
Impedance headphones 80 ohms
Frequency response 5 - 35.000 Hz
Construction Circumaural (around the ear)
Cable & plug for headphones/headsets Straight connecting cable with mini-jack plug (3.5 mm) & ¼“ adapter (6.35 mm)
Net weight without packaging 270 g
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