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Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro-80 Closed Studio Headphones

  • The DT 770 Pro-80 Studio Headphones are closed back, diffuse-field headphones featuring bass reflex technology for improved bass response and clinically accurate high and mid-range reproduction. Rugged headband construction. Single-sided cable...

Recent Reviews

  1. genclaymore
    Great Headphone that worked Great with my lycan
    Written by genclaymore
    Published Dec 7, 2015
    Pros - Detailed,Closed back, Clear,Sound really nice
    Cons - Ear pads can be uncomfortable depending on the size of your ears,Headband pad can get uncomfortable.
                          Beyer dynamic DT770 pro Review
    The Beyer dynamic DT770 pro-80 ohm headphones is one out of the three DT770 model’s with a low ohm..  A simple sound card like an Asus Xonar DG/X or a sound blaster Z with their headphone amp IC’s will work. The DT770 pro-80 still benefit from a standalone headphone amp.
    The DT770 pro-80 is made out of hard plastic’s which in my hands feels like it can take a beating. The Headband pad on the top might work for some people. But might not for others, the weight of the headphone was very light on the top of my head which is a plus. Since my primary Headphone the HE-500 is heavy. One issue I have with the DT770 pro-80 is the ear pads, they are not deep enough for my ears. So my ears touches the driver’s which over time is uncomfortable for me, Also my tip of my ears touch the ear pad top and my earlobe touches the ear pad too. People with smaller ears won’t have an issue with the ear pads.
    The wire is very long which is good for when your moving around the room doing other things, when you are listening to music, Or when you are sitting back far from your computer or home audio receiver watching a movie or playing a game.  The wire looks like it’s very durable
    The Specs
    80 ohms
    5 - 35.000 Hz
    96 dB
    Circumaural (around the ear)
    Straight connecting cable with mini-jack plug (3.5 mm) & ¼“ adapter (6.35 mm)

    The Setup
    The gear that I will be using for this review will be the Gustard X12 Dac connected to a Burson Audio Lycan thru RCA, which will have the LME49990MA’s op-amp installed, in a two single op-amp setup. The Gustard X12’s USB input will be used. The Lycan is a transparent amp and will let you hear the sound of the op-amp. The reason why I going with the LME49990MA is it is a neutral and transparent op-amp. Which I find so far work well with the DT770 pro-80 letting it shine thru.
    The Sound
    Eddie Bitar – Kaboom (Original Mix)
    The song starts off with a lot of bass before strings and then the rest of the beat. In this song the bass is impactful while being controlled, the bass is not one note as there is other tones of bass in the song that is heard, and another part of the song has bass that’s accurate and not impactful.
     The bass doesn’t out do the rest of the freqs and the other parts of the song is detailed and clean. When there’s more instruments they can be heard from each other. The drum kit can be easily heard that starts in another part of the song and the snare is detailed and echo’s away from the center. The sound imaging is good.
    Kong Speaks – Tooth & Claw
    The song starts out with the bass hitting deep with the drum kit being clearly heard alongside with the detailed snares. The bass really sound good in this song. This song is also clear you can hear everything besides the deep bass.  The separation is really good in this song like the first song.
    Speo – Penguin
    The drums and the snares are very clear and detailed at the start of the song. The drums hit hard in the next part of the song. While there is bass it also hits hard and deep, the simple voice note is heard. When the bass stops. The drum kit and the snares are clearly heard and the instrument that playing afterwards sounds really good. Over all I like the way this song sounds with the DT770 pro-80s thru the lycan. Sound really nice. Everything clear.
    Said the Sky – Clouds
    The bass in the first part of the song is kind of impactful but clearly heard and the piano sounds like it spreading thru out the sound stage while having some weight behind the notes which makes it sound good. The electronica note that is playing along the piano sound really good, just like the piano playing by itself is very good.
    Another part the bass is deep and hits hard and the strings.  Over all I like this song as well being played thru the DT770 pro-80s. There are voices in this song that keeps making me turn around to my door thinking someone said something, or the sound in the first part of the song which sounds exactly like a fire alarm, that reappears thru out the song. Get me really good too.
    I didn’t think I would get such a bargain with the price I paid for these as I got these cheap. I didn’t know what to expect. I been using them for a week and a half. Originally these was going to be my laptop/tablet headphones. Now I will use the DT770 pro alongside my HE-500s since these isolate really well.
  2. ActiveTechREV
    Premium Comfort, sound and feel - however not ideal for a mobile lifestyle
    Written by ActiveTechREV
    Published Jul 3, 2015
    Pros - Great sound stage, great bass with EQ, sturdy build quality
    Cons - Cumbersome to travel with, not compact, cable isn't detachable,
    I made a video review of the dt770 80ohm  quite sometime ago and was finally finished it. I got them on sale at Guitar Center for $179.99 , the deal was better than anywhere on the web so I jumped on it. When I auditioned them in-store, I was quite impressed.  I'm not much of an over the ear headphone person, but these were comfortable and sounded amazing.
    For most of my listening life I've used only in-ear headphones because I live a very active and mobile lifestyle.  
    As I began to use them more and more I noticed that they weren't providing me the "umph" I was looking for in certain kinds of music.  I also ran into so me issues with sibilance that was bothering my ears for female vocals. Not that it sounded bad, but quite the contrary, they sounded great!  But it seems that my ears are sensitive to that.  I used EQ'd it towards base and fixed many of my issues, in fact it sounded better for my tastes.
    I've read great reviews about how noise cancellation and noise isolation was great.  They were, but not for noisy environments like a gym.
    I've read so many great reviews about how it was like having 2 pillows on your head - amazing comfort and amazing sound.  I need more volume so i purchase the creative e1 portable headphone amp
    And I'll tell you that it made such a huge difference.  Based on my experience, if you get these headphones, you need to purchase the this headphone amp.
    It turns out my head and ears are either too big or too sensitive (probably both).  So it would hurt my temples.  I've asked the forums here and they suggested stretching it out, and it did help a bit, but not enough to justify keeping them.
    Although my written review here seems a bit negative, my video review expresses my enthusiasm for them - however my issue is that, for my lifestyle, they weren't a proper fit.
  3. Spetsnaz
    Great Headphones, requires quite a long time to break in, somewhere between the Audio Technica ATH-M50x and Shure SRH840
    Written by Spetsnaz
    Published Jun 23, 2015
    Pros - very very comfortable. Sound is deep, so deep that you start to hear the imperfections in the song, causing siblance.
    Cons - Cord is not detachable, and it's too long, requiring tie to keep it under control. Sound is bass emphasis without amp, with amp, it's a pleasure.
    1.) Using this on a portable device: IPhone 5s/6/Ipad/Android Phone:
            The portable devices are able to make the DT 770 Pro work, but the result is an emphasis on bass, and the volume is only enough to listen to in a normal environment.  If you're trying to drown outside sounds, you really need an amp.  The high trebles are also not very pronounced with an amp. (Siblance did not occur with portable devices)  So overall use for a portable device is not really recommended.  You'll probably get a better sound and experience from the standard IPhone 5-6 earbuds. 
    2.) Using this with amp.  I tested with my Yamaha home stereo amp as well as a portable Fiio E12 Mont Blanc.  In both situations, the DT 770 Pro was able to bring out the clarity of the music, and show the depth of the sounds.  The comfort of the headphones wrapped around my hear was so good, I could hardly feel it around it, giving the sound presentation that the music is all around you, rather than a cup stuck to your ear with music pointed in your canal.  
    The break in for me was about 120 hours before the muffled bass started to level off and the mid and highs started to be more pronounced.   The DT 770 Pro 80 was still more even than the Audio Technica ATH-M50x, with a better sound stage feel.  The DT is also not as bright as the Shure SRH840, especially with the amps.
    Overall, it's a wonderful headphone, but if you prefer something bright (like you prefer Yamaha pianos over Kawai pianos), then you might want to stick to the Shure SHR840 or the Sennheiser HD598.   If you're more into Rock, then the ATH-M50x.   DT770 is something in the middle, not as well refined as both of the previous cans.  The DT770 Pro 80's equilibrium is well placed just..... slightly south of the mid, with a good reach all the way to the low and most of the highs.
  4. minsik
    first hate, second love. HD598 swapover.
    Written by minsik
    Published Jun 20, 2015
    Pros - Some isolation, bass amazing, comforttable even in long sessions.
    Cons - Headband a little tight, took a while to adjust to the sound.
    Warning. Not your avaerage audio geek review. Just Joe Smith sort of review. PC sound card drive only. Limited experience with many headphones. But I know what I like. 
    Well after some happy years with the SEN HD598 and being so comfortable with their use and their sound why would one change? 
    Well SHE is more and more in the PC room, more and more complaining about the sound leakage and for my part isolation was zero! 
    However the natural sound is unbeatable in my opinion so what are the options? So I was looking around for a closed over ear headphones to supplement the Sen's.
    Choice then decision. 
    The Beyerdynamic DT770 80 ohm arrived and it was hate at first try!
    What's going on here. Disappointment plus. Hmmmmm.
    Bass sounding lumpy, and isolation I think is poor at first glance. Headband seems a little too tight. 
    So after a couple of weeks of listening and tuning we have reached a mid-ground area. 
    Trimmed the EQ on my Aimp3 player to drop the bass in a nice slope down to about 6db, slightly less roll off on the high frequencies. Increased the average drive level as these seem to need much more drive for a given output and lots of listening under the belt, or is it absorbed?
    Now we can say it is an enjoyable sound, a bit sharper than the HD598, isolation is adequate but not great, level from the MB soundcard adequate. 
    Situation in the home is now calm and resolved. She has the HD598 and I have the DT770's. 
    Who says women are not smart?
      SoFGR and mvenegas98 like this.
    1. warrenpchi
      LOL!  Thanks for sharing your review!  :)
      warrenpchi, Jun 21, 2015
  5. matinsoroudi
    Written by matinsoroudi
    Published May 18, 2015
    Pros - Great Bass, Imaging, Isolation, Comfort
    Cons - Recessed mids, could use detachable cables
    DT770 Pro/80  has an excellent bass response and i mean really huge bass! although it is fully controlled and will not leak into mids.
    fairly comfortable and easy to drive.
    the recessed mid-levels is the only issue for me but it's acceptable. therefore it's not recommended for monitoring vocal details.
    soundstage is surprisingly good for a closed pair of headphones.
    i wish they had detachable cables but not a major issue for me.

  6. De1taE1even
    Fun, comfortable headphones for those that like bass emphasis
    Written by De1taE1even
    Published Mar 24, 2015
    Pros - comfortable, decently controlled bass, especially for the emphasis that it has
    Cons - the upper midrange is all but absent, treble is a bit on the harsh side
    I was lucky enough to find these headphones at a pawn shop, buried underneath a pile of beats/bose headphones, and boy am I glad I did.  I rated the value of these headphones based on their Amazon price (which I think is good), but for what I paid, the value is absolutely fantastic.
    For potential buyers, I'll just point out what I hear, since one man's pro is another man's con.  These headphones have a good amount of bass, and is relatively well controlled.  The mids, especially upper mids, are very recessed.  The treble has a nice sparkle to it, but is a bit on the harsh side for certain music, and tends to get pretty sibilant in the female vocal range.  Basically, as many others have already noted, these headphones have a rather pronounced "V" curve to them.  They are still very fun to listen with, for certain music genres.  Rap, House, Dance, Metal fans should like this phone (Those are the genres I like them for, anyways).  Vocal, Jazz, Classical fans should probably look for a more balanced set.
    1. Sonic Defender
      I had a set of these for over a year. Really liked them as my portable. Only sold them as they were too hot for going around in our scorching hot summers! At $45 they are a stupidly good value, stupidly good. Nice score.
      Sonic Defender, Mar 25, 2015
    2. De1taE1even
      Thanks! I got really lucky, that's for sure.
      De1taE1even, Mar 25, 2015
  7. ghostz
    A true all rounder,a very very versatile can :D
    Written by ghostz
    Published Mar 24, 2015
    Pros - Really tight and deep bass, very detailed highs without sounding harsh or becoming sibilant, built like a tank.
    Cons - None really except for the fact that these could use detachable cables instead.
    Words can't do it for me, i went from a cheap headphone like the JBL Tempo to DT 770s , it would be an understatement to say it was a night and day difference.

    These are are really versatile, i listen to EDM, DNB and kinds of electronic music along with Metal, Hard Rock, JPop and these haven't let me down, i heard about these having recessed mids and are kinda bad for classical music, but doesn't really bother me as i don't even listen to classical.

    Initially the Bass on these is a little over the top but still controlled, give em some time to get burned in and the bass gets tighter and the highs become more prominent.

    All in all, if you are like me who wants a fun headphone which can give you all the bells and whistles while still being highly detailed then look no further, these are for you.

    Ah almost forgot, these are also very very good for gaming, the soundstage is really wide despite these being closed cans.
  8. Donnyboy98
    Exellent pair of HP's for the price.
    Written by Donnyboy98
    Published Jan 28, 2015
    Pros - Comfort, good detail for a closed headphone
    Cons - Close sounding vocals, Sub bass maybe a bit too much for some, Undetachable cable, not very loud through phones
    Sorry for no actual review as i have just got into audio recently and this is my first pair or good headphones. But even i could tell there was alot of sub bass not loud but its definitely noticeable.
  9. OrcaFish
    Fantastic Headphone for those looking for an entry level pair
    Written by OrcaFish
    Published Dec 12, 2014
    Pros - Sound, Build Quality, Comfort
    Cons - Non removable cable, Fairly tight clamping, cheap packaging
    Hey All,
    This is my first head-fi review and I am proud to say that these Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 are wonderful!  I currently own a pair of Bose QC2 and the ATH-M50x and wil be using those to compare.
    The 770s are built tough, rugged plastic and mostly metal here.  The velour pads and headband seem sturdy enough and I have already seen you can buy replacements from Beyer for quite cheap.  The build on the M50x and QC2 are mainly plastic with the only real metal being in the headband.  They are still well built and nice looking though, nothing against them.
    The Dt770s leak a bit more sound because of the velour im sure but both do a good job of blocking out noise with the edge going to the M50x here.  
    In terms of sound quality I am not sure if I know all the right terms to describe it, and I am still training my ears as I am new to the hi-fi world but I will give it a shot.
    The DT770s have crisp, clear highs.  I can hear more minor detail through them in terms on hi-hats and clicks and whistles like that than on the M50x.  The simbalence (not sure if right term but the piercing notes) can be a little harsh if played loud but I have not been bothered.
    The mids of the Dt770 are more forward and noticeable but compared to the M50x the detail seems to be similar just more recessed mids on the M50x to my ears. I really love listening to rock, indie/folk on them because of the more forward mids allowing me to hear guitar and vocals better.  The M50x mids are still very nice however and I am not bashing them.
    The bass of the DT770 is great.  It extends very low and does not roll-off on the low sub bass which is great for when i listen to my dubstep like Skream.  It is punchy and impactful and does not seem to suffer from too much boominess.  The punch and impact seems a little stronger on my M50x but it is better controlled on my DT770s.  Either way, both are known for the bass they produce which is why I went with the 80ohm version over the 250ohm But I am very interested to hear how the 80 and 250 sound side by side now.
    The comfort is great for the Dt770, I had some uncomfortable pressure on my left ear for the first week or so but now I can wear these for quite some time without having to adjust at all.  My M50x however I find much more uncomfortable for longer uses.  After about 30 mins I have to ajust the headband around as no matter what I do i cannot seem to get rid of the pressure. 
    I power both of these currently with the fiio e6 but I am soon upgrading the schiit magni/modi.
    my sources are spotify premium and itunes but I cannot wait to start building a lossless collection of some sort
    Overall I could not recommend these enough, I managed to find mine for $130 on cyber monday but if you can find these for about $200 I would go for it over the M50x because of the comfort and better mids.
  10. phillyd
    Solid overall headphone, but v-shaped and bright
    Written by phillyd
    Published May 31, 2014
    Pros - Good mid-bass, good clarity, solid soundstage, great build quality, very comfortable
    Cons - Recessed (and leaning toward bright) mid-range, weak sub-bass, non-detachable cable, inefficient

    The bass is decent, but not to basshead levels. The sub-bass is definitely lacking. The low-mids are very recessed, the high-mids are recessed but not by a lot. The treble is very pronounced and sharp to my ears. They are clear and seem not to distort. These would be good for the right person.

    Build and Aesthetics



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