Pros: Deep Bass, Detailed Treble, Very Comfy
Cons: Long Cable/Undetachable Cable,Skimpy Package/Minimal Accessories
Beyerdynamics is well known German Audio brand popular among audiophiles, they have been making pretty good stuff since many decades, the DT series is
especially popular among the community due to its unique sound signature, ruggedness and comfort.
Today we are going to take a look at the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 80Ohms Edition,
The tech Specs are as follows-
Transmission type :Wired
Headphone design (operating principle) :Closed
Headphone impedance :80 ohms
Headphone frequency response :5 - 35.000 Hz
Nominal sound pressure level :96 dB
Construction :Circumaural (around the ear)
Cable & plug :Straight connecting cable with mini-jack plug (3.5 mm) & ¼“ adapter (6.35 mm)
Net weight without packaging :270 g
Design and Build :
The build quality of these is just great no two ways about it, the headband is made out of quality metal and the ear cups are made of durable hard plastic,
the cables are also pretty thick and of good quality. It also comes equipped with velour pads instead of pleather or leather, and velour pads have a longer
lifespan compared to the other options and are washable too.
Now another thing to add here is that every part on the dt 770s is replaceable so getting them fixed shouldn't be an issue in case they go bad, also the
headband is completely removable and houses the external cable connecting the left year cup to the right, the external cable is by design as keeping them
out helps in troubleshooting or while replacement.DT 770s also have bass ports on each cup for better bass response.
Lastly the Dt 770s are closed back headphones by design, meaning they will block outside noise as well as not allow sound to leak out of the headphones,so
these will work well in a noisy environment.
This is one area the DT lineup from Beyerdynamic really excels, the velour pads are really soft and cushiony, and cover your year completely, you can wear
these for hours without feeling any discomfort as they are really light, but the clamping force initially is a little high, but you can just extend the
headband, or bend it very slighlty to alliviate the issue.
So overall a very comfy experience.
Sound Quality :
FInally coming to the main course, the sound on these isn't exactly neutral, so now that this facts out of the way, i would like to say these have a very
pleasing sound signature which is more suited to musci listening than monitoring, thats just my opinion though, but for monitoring something like the DT
250 would be better or the DT 880.
Coming back to DT 770s, these have slightly V shaped frequency response, meaning the bass and the treble are slightly accentuated, and the mid a little bit
laid back, this isn't necessarily an issue as these cans respond to equalizing quite well, and even if you don't, this would only be an issue to people who
listen to classical music, so classical fans, stay away.
The bass on these really goes deep/low, and isnt too boomy, rather its very controlled and tight, its very very enjoyable, although don't mistake them for
DJ headphones as these are not, the bass never overpowers other frequencies, it knows its bounds, the treble on these is also quite lively and detailed,
not as much as say the DT 990 but still quite sparkly and is slightly rolled off sufficiently enough to avoid sibilance.
Also the soundstage on these is pretty wide/big despite them being closed back, i could pin point enemies while playing multiplayer games like battlefield
and planetside 2.
The environmental sound effects in skyrim were also very very pleasing, just don't forget to switch the sound mode to headphones in the game settings
instead of 5.1 or stereo. So these are also pretty good for gaming, at least quite a bit better than those "gaming" headsets.
Now let me list out genres i listen to and how they fare with those, i usually listen to all kinds of Electronic music and Rock + sub genres and metal
along with some Jpop, In all of these these haven't dissappointed me, but then again none of these genres are vocal heavy so thats there.
Basically anyone looking at buying an headphone for listen to the above mentioned genres can blindly buy the DT 770s, being able to game as well on these
is an added bonus.
I would give it a 5 on 5 but thats just my personal opinion as sound is a very subjective matter, but for the price they are pretty kickass and being 80
ohms aren't as hard to drive either at least through the PC, on mobiles these do leave a little more to be desired, so i would suggest getting an amp if
you wanna get the most out of these.