Beyerdynamic DT770 PRO Review | Music Production, Mixing & Mastering

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The Beyerdynamic DT770 PROs are the best headphones I’ve used to date!

Of course, I’m speaking from the point-of-view of a professional music producer that also mixes and masters his own music. The DT770 PROs are VERY ACCURATE.


And the best part? They’re actually relatively affordable.

I personally guarantee that you won’t find a better pair of headphones (besides the Beyerdynamic DT990 PROs) in this price range.

So, if you’re looking for an excellent pair of closed back headphones for music production, mixing and mastering… You’ll definitely want to keep reading.

Let’s start by talking about what I like about the DT770 PROs…

What I like about the Beyerdynamic DT770 PROs

So, the TWO things I like the most about the Beyerdynamic DT770 PROs are the extremely accurate frequency response and soundstage.

If you’re not familiar with the term “soundstage”, it basically refers to the headphone’s ability to reproduce the sound of a room/space.

In the case of the DT770 PROs, they actually sound pretty close to open back headphones.

The frequency response is debatable and it also depends on the specific model you choose. The DT770 PROs come in different impedances (32, 80 and 250-ohm).

I personally use the 250-ohm version and let me tell you, the high-end is VERY accurate. It won’t be as good with the 32-ohm version though.

However, all the versions of the Beyerdynamic DT770 PROs can produce sub-bass frequencies.

Up to 30 Hz to be more specific.

That being said, I really like the fact that I can rely on the DT770 PROs to create accurate mixes and masters. It’s the first pair I can count on 99%.

Lastly, another one of my favourite features of these headphones is the COMFORT.

They’re literally like “slippers” for your ears.

What I DON’T like about the Beyerdynamic DT770 PROs

To be honest, there isn’t much I want to say against the Beyerdynamic DT770 PROs.

It’s inconvenient that the cable isn’t detachable, so that could potentially reduce the lifespan of your headphones.

Other than that, I just don’t recommend the 32-ohm version.

I think the 80/250-ohm version of the DT770 PROs provide the best sound quality and performance so make sure to check before purchasing!

WHO do I recommend the Beyerdynamic DT770 PROs to?

It’s pretty simple, I recommend the Beyerdynamic DT770 PROs to music producers and mixing and mastering engineers.

I’d even recommend them to session musicians/recording artists.

I already explained why these are the perfect headphones for music production, mixing and mastering. However, I forgot to mention that the DT770 PROs also have EXCELLENT sound isolation.

In fact, I think it’s a little better than the Sennheiser HD 280 PROs.

However, I don’t recommend bringing the Beyerdynamic DT770 PROs into the field with you.

Keep them in the studio and they’ll have a long and happy life!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Beyerdynamic DT770 PRO

Here are some of the questions I often get about the Beyerdynamic DT770 PROs…

Is the Beyerdynamic DT770 PRO better in 32, 80 or 250 ohm?

It’s better at 250-ohm. It depends on the specific model of headphones, but I personally think that the 250-ohm model is the best version of the Beyerdynamic DT770 PROs.

The high frequencies may sound harsher, but they’re more accurate.

Where are the Beyerdynamic DT770 PROs made?

The Beyerdynamic DT770 PROs are made in Germany.

What’s the difference between the Beyerdynamic DT770 PROs and DT990 PROs?

The Beyerdynamic DT770 PROs are closed back headphones and the DT990 PROs are open back headphones. That’s essentially the only difference.

The Beyerdynamic DT990 PROs have a better soundstage because of that.

Do you need a headphone amplifier for the Beyerdynamic DT770 PROs?

NO. Even the 250-ohm version works fine without a headphone amplifier on most devices. I’ve used it with my smartphone (Samsung A5) and with my Universal Audio Arrow.

Summary: Beyerdynamic DT770 PRO Review

So there you have it, that’s why I personally work with the Beyerdynamic DT770 PROs.

I’m sure that there are “better” headphones out there, but at this price… I don’t think you’ll find anything this precise and luxurious.

That’s especially true if you go with the 250-ohm model.

If you’re debating between the DT770 PROs and the DT990 PROs, I’d personally go with the DT770s first. They’re more versatile since you can still use them to record.

Remember, open back headphones may have a better soundstage, but you can’t record with open back headphones (because of microphone bleed).

In the case of the DT770 PROs, they sound pretty “open” even though they’re closed.

If you want the best of both worlds though, GET BOTH!

Do you have any questions about the Beyerdynamic DT770 PROs? Let us know in the comments and feel free to share your thoughts as well.

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Stefan Chamberland

Stefan is a highly proficient sound professional who specializes in sound for picture. His journey into sound production began at the young age of 16, where he initially produced music that went on to feature on local television. Today, Stefan utilizes his extensive expertise to record production sound and lead the audio post-production process for a variety of projects in the TV, Film, and New Media industry. Driven by his passion for sound for picture, Stefan founded Decibel Peak, a platform designed to empower and support emerging sound professionals while contributing to the growth of the industry.

2 thoughts on “Beyerdynamic DT770 PRO Review | Music Production, Mixing & Mastering”

  1. You leave me speechless by stating that the 80 ohm and 250 ohm Beyerdinamoc sound good on a Smartphone.
    I am considering your purchase and I was decided on the 32 ohms resigning myself to a worse sound.
    I think I have read all the existing reviews on the internet and it is very surprising the variety and great contradictions regarding the sound of the Beyerdinamic in almost all the models.
    Some say they have exaggerated bass and conversely there are those who say they have no bass at all.
    It is said that the highs are strident to the point of pain and there are also those who say that they are strong but without stridency.
    There are those who describe the scarce and delayed means and there are those who describe them advanced, especially in those of 32 ohms.
    There are also those who say that the 32 ohms sound best of the three, except that the bass is not as accurate.
    How can this be? … Are there fakes? …
    The perception of the sound quality is personal but in the case of the Beyerdinamic it has no explanation for the extremes of contradictions.
    Many people complain about the construction quality, they break down soon.
    Reading between the lines and with common sense, it seems that the 80 ohms no longer sound fully on smartphones, however you affirm that they do.

    Can you reassure me about all these comments?

    Disgrace the translation, it could cause some confusion.

    All the best.

    • Hello Vicente!

      I personally use the 250-ohm model and I stand by my word. It sounds great (and loud enough) on pretty much any device I connect it to.

      In other words, even the 250-ohm model can work without a dedicated headphone amp.

      In regards to bass, I think the 250-ohm model (I haven’t tried the others) has an excellent bass response. It actually produces frequencies up to 30 Hz which is a HUGE improvement on my previous pair (the Sennheiser HD280 PROs).

      When we’re talking about the different models of the Beyerdynamic DT770 PROs though, the real difference happens in the high-end.

      People describe the 250-ohm as “harsh”, but that’s actually what an accurate high-end is supposed to sound like. Most people are used to listening to music on poor-quality headphones that don’t reproduce high frequencies accurately (for example, the Sennheiser HD280 PROs).

      That’s why I personally went with the 250-ohm version.

      It’s not always the case, but usually headphones that can take more voltage can produce better/more accurate results in the high-end.

      In regards to build quality, all the models are the same. I think they’re very durable and SUPER comfortable.

      I hope that answers your questions, let me know if you have any more. Thanks!

      – Stefan


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