I find it kind of confusing to see four versions of the Beyer Dynamic DT770, the best studio headphones stated by some magazines. The ordinary DT770 is for normal consumer like you and me. Pro versions, which we are going to discuss about, comprise 3 options, 80 ohm, 250 ohm and 600 ohm. We will mainly talk about the 600 ohm, version that has the highest price.
The DT770 Pros’s design is closed back, which we know are better for mixing job since it provides really great isolation. Or you can wear them when listening to music in public and you really don’t want to disturb others with your music, as well as hear them talking. Of course, they won’t stop 100% the noise but, they do help.
The quality is not bad, judging from the weird design: almost black, straight and giving business aura. Not to mention the pale gray earpads and crocodile-skin texture on the earcups at the side. The earpad is big and comfortable, made of velvet. Adjustable headband helps us from fatigue when wearing them for so long.
The whole plastic design screams out high quality and ready to kick some asses in the studio. The well built cable 2.5m long ends with 3.5 gold-plated jack, along with a ¼ inch screw adaptor. So as you can see, not only musicians, engineers but also students, parents are able to use this product.
If you made a research about headphones once, you would know that closed back design equals a lot of bass. And amplified or not, the DT770 Pro doesn’t make us disappoint. Especially when you are fans of dance music, heavy bass and electronic beat, you should have an eye on these.
The DT770 perform amazingly when it comes to heavy rock music. It’s like sending a massive wave of rifts, chugging, huge bass and tumbling drum. What is left that it may not sound very spacious or natural like what you often hearing open-back headphones. And if you listen to classic music, or country, jazz, folk then I’m afraid you are gonna miss the big soundstage. I guess AKG, Senheider or Audio Technica may do this better.
Even though Beyer said this version should not be with iPod, I tried and it did perfectly fine. Small tips, when you listen to pop music, you should set volume at maximum. And with the same volume when you listen to classical music, it may sound great but it would make you deaf.
The bass dominating in the track is sometimes disturbing. However, for the use of both inside and outside your house, I won’t consider that bad. Because one way or another, professional engineers and DJ are fond of these.
I still don’t have the chance to try the 80 ohm and 250 ohm versions, but I’m pretty sure the sound is much louder, but I can’t say if they sound good.
So I say, these are the best headphones if you are fans of bass and beats, and decent headphones for fans of jazz, rock and R&B. Still, they are one of the best studio headphones, worth trying.