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beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro, 80 Ohms-Closed Reference Headphone for Control and Monitoring Applications

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  • 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
  • Velour, circumaural and replaceable ear pads, 3.0 M (9.8-feet ) straight cable (single-sided)
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  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 12.7 x 20.3 cm ; 454 g
  • Shipping Weight: 662 g
  • Item model number: DT770 PRO 80 Ohm
  • ASIN: B0016MNAAI
  • Date first available at Dec 9 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #9,360 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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FEATURES ? Closed diffuse field studio headphone ? Innovative bass reflex system ? Robust spring steel headband ? Single sided cable ? Soft inner headband ? Gold plated jack plug (3.5 mm) and adapter (6.35 mm) technical data 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) & ?? adapter (6.35 mm) Net weight without packaging 270 g

From the Manufacturer

The DT 770 pro is a closed dynamic headphone which has been designed for critical music and sound monitoring. The single-sided cable makes the handling of the headphone easy.

From the Manufacturer

DT 770 Pro 80 Ohms, closed headphones, headphones, professional, studio, control,monitoring, dynamic

DT 770 PRO, 80 Ohms

History of DT 770 PRO / DT 880 PRO / DT 990 PRO:

beyerdynamic’s DT 770 PRO, DT 880 PRO and DT 990 PRO headphone series has it’s roots in the early 1980s. Since then, millions of audio professionals from all parts of the world have become loyal users of beyerdynamic products.

The series has been designed to cater for listening in a wide variety of environments, thanks to different headphone construction:

- DT 770 PRO – Closed back (studio, stage).

- DT 880 PRO – Semi-open back (reference monitoring, Mastering, Mixing).

- DT 990 PRO – Fully open back (critical listening).

The 32 ohms version of the DT 770 PRO is a recent addition to the series that was optimized for use with portable devices. The series also offers the DT 770 M headphones, designed especially for loud environments such as live acts.

DT 770 PRO, 80 Ohms

Closed reference headphone for control and monitoring applications

Sound you can rely on | Superior build quality | Every part is replaceable.

The DT 770 PRO is a closed dynamic headphone which has been designed for critical music and sound monitoring. The single-sided cable makes the handling of the headphone easy.

  • 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.
  • Velour, circumaural and replaceable ear pads.
  • 3.0 m (9.8 ft.) straight cable (single-sided).
  • Including drawstring bag
  • For recording applications within the studio.
  • Made in Germany

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This is a comparison between the Beyerdynamic DT-770-PRO-32s AND Beyerdynamic DT-770-PRO-80s. Let me say that either way, you won't be disappointed, the Beyers changed the whole game of listening to music for me.

Preamble....I bought the 32s about a year ago, and then they got stolen last week. I tried going without them, using regular headphones and after a few days I realized there was no way I could do without them. I remember spending a lot of time stressing over which model to buy (the first time around), and none of the reviews set me totally at ease, which is why I decided to try the 80s this time, and then post this.

I use the DTs almost all the time on the go with an iPhone, but sometimes on the macbook. The physical difference between the 32s and 80s is that the 80s have a longer wire. Basically I'm going to be cruising around with a rat's nest in my pocket, but its worth it. I'm not a technical person, I just go on feel so here are my impressions, for what its worth:

The 80s have a fuller sound to me, with noticeably more base. But I have to have them turned up almost to 90% to get there when I'm cruising around with the iPod.

The 32s seem to be able to create more sound, i.e. louder but not quite as rich an experience. I usually had them at 70% when I was cruising.
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Very great sounding, perfect for recording and listening to recorded samples. They also work very nice with music and games due to the low frequency response and isolated design. The sound stage is crazy huge despite being over ear and closed cans. They are also quite tough and have yet to show any sign of damage.
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By Dima on Feb. 21 2014
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Came quickly, packaged well.
unfortunately came w/o case (like dt770 m)
To get better sound i made playlist and left them playing for first week or two, non stop. (all kinds of music from violin to drum and bass to hip hop and metal)
They sound simply amazing, make sure you listen to FLAC files
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By Nivetha on July 27 2013
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Good headphones, comfortable, great sound. I'm not a headphone expert, but I like it. Great for listening to music with..
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148 of 156 people found the following review helpful
The Best July 25 2009
By S.P - Published on
I graduated to these headphones from Sony MDR-7506 and never looked back. I'm on my second pair now and for $199, they are worth every single cent and more. These headphones completely engulf your ears and are very comfortable, it feels like two pillows resting against your head. I'm a programmer and I wear these babies all day long. What I really like about them is that you can blast your music and it doesn't escape them so you don't annoy the people around you. On the flip side, once you put them on you can't hear ANYTHING from the outside world which is what I like too. As far as the music goes, pretty bassy and especially suited for rap and hard core techo music with a deep bass line. The pure highs are a bit lacking. But this is a bass head's headphone and I love them. They're also as strong as iron. I can throw them around the room, in my backpack, sleep with them. Hell throw them on the wall for no reason and they're as good as new. The only cons I can think about is that they look pretty stupid when you put them on. They're HUGE. But that's the nice thing about being a programmer you can look as ridiculous as you want.
137 of 157 people found the following review helpful
For Professional Use, They Don't Get Much Better Sept. 6 2007
By M. B. - Published on
As a radio professional, I demand headphones that are going to give faithful sound reproduction with solid construction. You're putting them on and taking them off every four minutes, and have a cord to walk around and try not to trip over for your other tasks. No matter how religious I've always been about being gentle with them, until I tried Beyer-Dymanics, every single pair I've ever owned has let me down within ten months. Either the wiring cuts out on an ear, and/or a studio mishap sends parts flying.

I've owned my DT770s for over five years. Best investment I've ever made, as headphones go.
75 of 89 people found the following review helpful
Don't hesitate if you can find it under $200! Just be warned issues can arise. March 28 2009
By A. Hallmark - Published on
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For me headphones are a very personal sort of thing, so it's hard to rate or recommend it to other people. For me I wanted something with a decent sound stage, good bass, and a comfortable fit. These headphones have that.

These cans have completely changed they way I listen to music, I find myself listening to more and more classical music because it just sounds flat out amazing with these headphones. Rock, metal, and jazz sound equally impressive but be prepared to delete songs as these phones will bring light to shed upon your puny bitrates.

All in all I have to say these phones earn the following (1-5 scale):

Sound Quality (4.8) There's probably better out there but only if your willing to spend $6000 for a speaker setup or $400 for headphones.

Sound Leakage (5) These headphones leak very little sound and also help block outside sounds (like plane engines) very well.

Comfort (5) With their valor earcups (just like the soft bosom of Zap Brannigan's uniform) these headphones are comfortable enough to wear indefinitely! I also found the headband to be less invasive as on other headphones.

Portability (3) These headphones are a bit bulky and I'm not sure how they sound without an amp, I believe a ipod could give these enough juice to run, but I haven't tried it yet.

Value (5) If you can find these for under $200 used or new, the purchase is a no brainer, these are a must buy if you can afford them!

Overall score: 4.5

These are amazing headphones, if you can find them for under $200 buy them immediately if you can't then save up the extra cash and buy them anyway! Overall I am very impressed with them!

---UPDATE 2010----

After well over a year of use, I have decided to move on to another pair of headphones. Despite all the problems I've had with these DT770s Beyerdynamic left such a positive impression on
me that my next pair will probably be the DT 880s.

The issue with the DT 770s seems to be that the right ear cup will develop a jarring rattling/vibrating sound when any low frequency sounds are played. I cleaned the headphones thoroughly and didn't find any hair near the driver. More recently I discovered this was a common issue with the DT 770s and can often be attributed to the lower quality cabling or something wrong with the driver itself. Because of how common this issue is with the 770 line, I dropped my rating by 1 star (though I would have only dropped it by half if I could).

However I was so pleased by the performance and comfort of the DT 770s, that I have not been able to wear any other headphones, sure I thought the K701s sounded better, but that stupid headband and its painful bumps dug into my brain. I've become so spoiled by the construction, feel, and sound of the DT 770s, that I don't think I can use any other headphones unless they use a similar design and velor earcups. These were the only headphones to ever fully cover my large head and elongated ears. So if anyone knows of any non-Beyerdynamic headphones that fit as well as these, let me know, because I have yet to find any!
62 of 73 people found the following review helpful
Cliff's Notes: Good quality, decent sound, relatively reasonably priced. March 22 2014
By South Beach Lawyer - Published on
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One of the idiosyncrasies of Amazon tends to be its consolidation of reviews for a product into one gigantic clump. Here, with this headphone being available in an array of impedance variations, one has to carefully read reviews to make sure they are reading one which is applicable to the model they wish to purchase. As noted above, this review is for the 32 ohm model (DT-770 PRO).

The 32 ohm model is a good option for those who wish to use this headphone while they are mobile or paired with devices such as laptops, iPods, MP3 players, tablets, etc. Given its low impedance, it is easily driven directly by my Apple iPod classic 160 GB Black (7th Generation), my SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 4 GB MP3 Player (Black), my HP ENVY M6 TouchSmart Sleekbook Touch Screen Laptop - 15.6" Display / AMD Elite Quad-Core A10-5745M / 8GB Memory / 1TB HD / Windows 8, my COWON X9 4.3-Inch 32GB Touch Screen Video MP3 Player (White) and my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (7-Inch, White). While higher impedance models (e.g., the 250 ohm model) would necessitate being driven through an external amp, the 32 ohm is truly a plug-and-play type of headphone with nothing additional necessary.

These offer a decent soundstage, particularly for being a "closed" type of headphone (i.e., not "open" such as the Beyerdynamic DT-990-Pro-250 Professional Acoustically Open Headphones for Monitoring and Studio Applications or those in the Grado line such as the Grado Prestige Series SR125i Headphones). While not necessarily a big, expansive soundstage, it is ok for what they are. That said, those looking for a truly wide, expansive, musicians-in-the-room type of soundstage would do well to look elsewhere. These do offer a natural, yet slightly muddied (which does improve with use) sound, with no overwhelming bass, but just the right amount (it's there, but not overly so), fitting well against the mids and highs. On the topic of highs, the highs here are quite nice and not shrill or piercing. Tweaking things with an EQ can definitely enhance things depending on your tastes/sensibilities, but I found them ok without any EQ manipulation at all. In other words, to put things simply, these headphones sound ok directly out of the box and plugged into your (portable) device of choice. Give them some time, they'll no doubt sound even better.

Mostly hard plastic, with a metal band. Single, straight (i.e., non-coiled) cable (3m in length) on the left. 3.5mm headphone jack is gold-plated and also included is a 1/4"/6.35mm adapter (also gold-plated). The typical German craftsmanship is here, however it feels a bit less than some of the other in the Beyerdynamic line (e.g. the DT-990 Pro 250). That's not to suggest it feels cheap; but, rather, that it feels like it should be a bit more substantial feeling that it currently is, particularly at its current price point. Nonetheless, it does feel durable and as if it will provide a long time of enjoyment.

The cups are over-ear style and, while smaller than some cups (e.g., some of the cups in the Sennheiser line of headphones - see: Sennheiser HD 380 Pro Collapsible High-End Headphone for Professional Monitoring Use (Black)), I do find they cover my ears comfortably and I have a large head (hat size 8 - or 64 cm.). However, I do have to have these extended as fully as possible in order to fit properly. Also, I do find the cups to be somewhat hot, even after short periods of time (i.e., less than one hour). This is perhaps its biggest drawback for me. As one who travels frequently and internationally, I find I cannot wear these for the entirety of even a short flight without taking them off from time to time. This may not be a deal-breaker for some, but I mention it nonetheless. These also rest reasonably close to the head/face, and do not protrude out excessively or make one look as if they wearing oil drums on their ears.

None to speak of. A simple, nylon drawstring bag is included as a carrying "case." The protection offered by the bag is minimal at best and care should be exercised when packing/storing. I've not tried it, but as a possible storage/protection solution, it appears that these headphones will fit in the Slappa Full Sized HardBody PRO Headphone Case (SL-HP-07).

In Short:
All in all, a good piece of German craftsmanship, delivering a nice, full, natural, only slightly muddied/recessed sound, offering ease of use and portability, all at a reasonable price. For those willing to invest the time, these will likely sound even better after a great deal of use.
104 of 129 people found the following review helpful
nice flat response headphones Dec 26 2005
By Paul A. McGee - Published on
I just purchased a pair of these headphones in the 80 ohm version as opposed to the 250 ohm model listed under this header. The two are similar products used for different applications but like any audio product you have to hear them for yourself.

Despite the subjectivity disclaimer, I will say these cans have a seemingly more flat response compared to the Sennheiser HD280 and the Sony MDR7506 I auditioned side-by-side in the store. The mid-range response of the dt770's was the best quality- because you can actually pick out the mids. The high frequency response was articlate without being pushy, a big factor for me. In contrast, the Sony phones seem to feature an aggressive and unrefined response in the high frequency. Otherwise the Sonys are fine for $100. The Sennheisers (also $100) seem to isolate better than both the Beyers and the Sonys, but I found the Beyers the most comfortable of the three. I don't have big ears, but the Sonys seem to have little chiclet ear cups and isolated the least of the three. The Senns are definitely worth the $100, but I can't figure out why the Sonys are audio industry standard headphones with that almost prickly high pitch response.

I picked the Beyers even though they cost twice as much as the other two because of the exceptionally even response I got from them. When I took them home I tried them out on every little lo-fi device I could find, and they continually made me shiver with their fidelity and overall tempered sound. Do you want to 'hear' your headphones influencing the music? I don't.

The Beyer's base response was hearty, maybe due to lightweight transducers that reproduce sound more efficiently than most cans. But for me it was hearing the mids, a range that humans don't pick up as easily as bass or high pitch sounds, that made these worthwhile. If you want super high quality phones, pick these up.