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Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO Headphones Review

Tested using Methodology v1.5
Review updated Aug 31, 2023 at 12:05 pm
Latest change: Writing modified Aug 31, 2023 at 12:05 pm
Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO Picture
7.9
Neutral Sound
4.8
Commute/Travel
5.5
Sports/Fitness
5.4
Office
4.3
Wireless Gaming
6.3
Wired Gaming
2.1
Phone Calls

The Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO are closed-back audiophile headphones. They're more expensive than the Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO. They offer a similar sound profile but a sturdier, more premium build quality, including a detachable audio cable and replaceable ear cup cushions. They're more versatile than similar open-back models like the Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO because they isolate a bit more noise and leak less, but as closed-back headphones, they create a less immersive passive soundstage.

Our Verdict

7.9 Neutral Sound

The Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO are very good for neutral sound. While they lack some low-bass, they have a very neutral sound profile otherwise, with accurate, detailed instruments and vocals. Their soundstage isn't as immersive as open-back models like the Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO or Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO, which is normal for closed-back headphones. However, they have inconsistent audio delivery, and the shape and size of your head, or whether or not you wear glasses, can change your listening experience.

Pros
  • Comfortable fit.
  • Sturdy build quality.
Cons
  • Bass delivery varies significantly across users. Sensitive to glasses.
4.8 Commute/Travel

The Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO are audiophile headphones that aren't designed for commuting. They're bulky and not very portable, and since they lack ANC, don't block out much noise. They also leak quite a bit of audio. However, they have a wired design, so you don't have to worry about battery life. They're very sturdy and also come with a protective hard-back case, but the case is pretty bulky and not very portable.

Pros
  • Comfortable fit.
  • Sturdy build quality.
Cons
  • Don't block out much noise.
  • Leak some audio.
5.5 Sports/Fitness

The Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO are audiophile headphones and aren't designed for sports or workouts. Even if they are tight and fairly stable on the head, they won't be ideal for physical activity because of their bulky design. They also have a cable that can get in your way during running or exercising at the gym and don't provide any controls.

Pros
  • Comfortable fit.
  • Sturdy build quality.
Cons
  • Not stable enough for intense workouts.
  • No controls.
  • Wired design.
5.4 Office

The Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO aren't intended for office use and aren't a very good choice for that purpose. They have a comfortable fit for all-day wear and a wired design, so they won't run out of battery at the wrong moment. However, they leak some audio, so if you like to listen to loud music at work, it can bother nearby coworkers. They don't have ANC, so they aren't ideal for blocking noise like background conversations.

Pros
  • Comfortable fit.
  • Sturdy build quality.
Cons
  • Don't block out much noise.
  • Leak some audio.
  • No microphone.
4.3 Wireless Gaming

You can't use the Beyerdynamic 1770 PRO wirelessly.

6.3 Wired Gaming

The Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO are okay for wired gaming. They work with PCs and consoles via analog, which ensures your audio and video stay in sync. Their sound profile is versatile and suitable for action-packed games or dialogue-heavy scenes. However, they don't have any sound customization features or a microphone.

Pros
  • Comfortable fit.
  • No latency.
  • Sturdy build quality.
Cons
  • Don't block out much noise.
  • No microphone.
2.1 Phone Calls

These headphones don't have a mic and aren't suitable for making phone calls. You can always plug them into a phone or computer to hear a call, but you'll need a separate microphone. Since they're audiophile headphones, they aren't noise cancelling either and don't do a good job of blocking out noise, so you'll have difficulty hearing phone calls from busy environments.

  • 7.9 Neutral Sound
  • 4.8 Commute/Travel
  • 5.5 Sports/Fitness
  • 5.4 Office
  • 4.3 Wireless Gaming
  • 6.3 Wired Gaming
  • 2.1 Phone Calls
  1. Updated Aug 31, 2023: Made minor edits to the text to bring it up to date.
  2. Updated Mar 01, 2023: We've included a comparison to the Beyerdynamic DT 700 PRO X in the Case box.
  3. Updated Nov 11, 2021: Converted to Test Bench 1.5.
  4. Updated Mar 24, 2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.4.
  5. Updated Nov 21, 2019: Converted to Test Bench 1.3.1.
  6. Updated Nov 21, 2019: Converted to Test Bench 1.3.
  7. Updated Apr 10, 2019: We've slightly adjusted the case score to better reflect its durability when compared to other similar cases.
  8. Updated Nov 22, 2018: Review published.
  9. Updated Nov 20, 2018: Our testers have started testing this product.
  10. Updated Nov 20, 2018: Early access published.
  11. Updated Nov 19, 2018: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.
  12. Updated Nov 18, 2018: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

These headphones only come in one color, 'Black'. If you come across another variant, let us know in the forums and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Headphones

The Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO are well-built audiophile headphones. They are quite comfortable but have a tight fit out of the box. Their closed-back design helps deliver more bass than the open-back Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO, but they're more prone to inconsistencies. They look and feel premium, but their sound quality isn't that different than the lower-end Beyerdynamic DT 770, and the DT 1770 PRO are significantly more expensive, so the investment might not be worth it.

See our recommendations for the best audiophile headphones, the best closed-back headphones, and the best headphones for studio use.

Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO

The Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO are better-built headphones than the Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO thanks to their detachable cable, but overall, for the price difference, the DT 770 offer better value. Both sound signatures of these headphones are very similar, and their design is basically the same. You get a big hard case and an extra straight detachable cable with the DT 1770, but that's about it.

Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO

Both Beyerdynamic models are great headphones for neutral sound, but are designed with different environments in mind. For live monitoring or mixing, the DT 1770 don’t leak as much as the DT 1990, thanks to their closed-back design, and they can block a portion of background noise so that you can focus on your audio. If you’re looking for headphones to listen to your favorite music at home, in a quiet environment, then the open-back Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO will give you better soundstage and a more speaker-like experience.

Beyerdynamic DT 700 PRO X

Beyerdynamic DT 700 PRO X offer better value for their price than the Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO. While the 1770 PRO are better built, they're only slightly more neutral-sounding than the 700 PRO X. While both of these headphones are closed back, the 700 PRO X leaks less audio at high volumes.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

The Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO are better-built critical listening headphones than the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x, but they come at a much steeper price. The sound quality is about the same, but the Audio-Technica have less sound consistency issues than the Beyerdynamic. On the other hand, the padding of the Beyerdynamic headphones is softer and feels more comfortable, but they are tighter on the head than the Audio-Technica. The Beyerdynamic also isolate passively a bit more, but they leak more than the Audio-Technica. The more low-profile design of the Audio-Technica might be better for outdoor use.

Focal Elegia

The Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO are better headphones than the Focal Elegia. They might not feel as comfortable as the Focal because of their tighter fit, but they have great audio reproduction to reproduce tracks accurately. However, the Focal are slightly better-built headphones but are also bulkier. Overall, the Beyerdynamics have better sound, are more versatile, and will still last you years.

Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless

The Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO are better headphones for neutral listening than the Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless if you don't mind a wired design. The DT 1770 have a better range of motion in the ear cups which helps them fit more securely than the Amiron. While both headphones reproduce audio rather inconsistently across different users, the more stable fit of the DT 1770 helps them sound slightly more consistent. Their wired design is less convenient, though, and they don't come with an in-line microphone.

Shure SRH 440

The Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO are better headphones than the Shure SRH440 thanks to better build quality and better and more consistent bass delivery. However, they are way more expensive, and the Shure are very comfortable headphones that offer great value for their price tag. They are all plastic, but if you’re looking for budget critical listening headphones, the Shure are a great pick for sound quality. On the other hand, the metallic frame of the Beyerdynamic feels more high-end, and they isolate a bit more noise than the Shure.

Focal Stellia

The Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO are better closed-back critical listening headphones for most people than the Focal Stellia. Their treble response is less veiled, and their bass response is slightly more balanced. The Beyerdynamic also come with additional ear cups and come with a longer, coiled audio cable. The Focal do have a more premium look and feel, though, and come with a better carrying case. The Focal are worth considering if you prefer their more premium design, but the Beyerdynamic provide better value overall.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Type Over-ear
Enclosure Closed-Back
Wireless No
Transducer Dynamic

The Beyerdynamic 1770 PRO are basically the closed-back version of the Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO and have a very similar look, except they don't have a grille pattern on the ear cups. They have black velvet-like fabric instead of grey and also come with leather pads if you prefer that style and comfort. They have big circular ear cups with a thick metal frame, which gives them a sturdy look but are low-profile enough to wear outside.

7.5
Design
Comfort
Weight 0.9 lbs
Clamping Force
1.3 lbs

They're comfortable headphones. They have plush padding and come with a choice of velvet or leather ear cup cushions. The ear cups are big and deep enough to fit most people. Unfortunately, they clamp onto your head a bit hard, and while they loosen up with use, they aren't as comfortable as the Beyerdynamic DT 880 right out of the box.

0
Design
Controls
OS Compatibility
No Controls
Ease Of Use No Controls
Feedback No Controls
Call/Music Control No
Volume Control No
Microphone Control No
Channel Mixing
No
Noise Cancelling Control No
Talk-Through
No
Additional Controls No
6.1
Design
Breathability
Avg.Temp.Difference 6.8 ยฐC

These closed-back headphones don't have much airflow compared to the open-back Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO but are still fairly breathable, so they won't make your ears feel hot during casual listening sessions.

5.8
Design
Portability
L 6.7" (17.0 cm)
W 5.5" (14.0 cm)
H 3.7" (9.4 cm)
Volume 136.00 inยณ (2,228.63 cmยณ)
Transmitter Required No

Like most over-ear headphones, they aren't very portable. They're bulky and don't fold into a more compact shape. The ear cups don't swivel to make them easier to wear around your neck, and they'll take up quite a bit of space in your bag.

7.0
Design
Case
Type Hard case
L 9.7" (24.6 cm)
W 8.1" (20.6 cm)
H 5.1" (13.0 cm)
Volume 401.00 inยณ (6,571.19 cmยณ)

They come with a big hard case similar to the Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO's. It will protect the headphones from scratches, drops, and minor water exposure. However, the case is bulky and won't easily fit in a bag or backpack, making it a bit harder to carry. The Beyerdynamic DT 700 PRO X's nylon pouch is easier to store but doesn't offer the same level of protection.

8.5
Design
Build Quality

These headphones are no exception to the well-built lineup of Beyerdynamic. They have a very premium build and a high-end feel. The ear cup padding and cable are detachable and replaceable, unlike the Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO's. The cups are dense, and the headband frame is made of metal, which gives the headphones a solid enough build quality that a few accidental drops and bumps won't be an issue.

7.0
Design
Stability

During casual listening sessions, they're tight enough not to fall off your head. However, they can slip out of place if you often move your head around while listening to music.

Design
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Design
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Design
In The Box

  • Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO headphones
  • 1/8" to 1/4" adapter
  • Audio cables (x2)
  • Manual
  • Carrying case
  • Additional ear cup pads

Sound
Sound
Sound Profile
Bass Amount
-0.73 dB
Treble Amount
-2.05 dB

Their sound profile is quite neutral, so it's suitable for a variety of genres and types of content. Audio has body and punch, and instruments and vocals are present and detailed. However, low bass is underemphasized, so mixes lack some thump and rumble. The upper harmonics of instruments and vocals are also somewhat veiled. Sibilant sounds are bright, without being as piercing as some Beyerdynamic headphones, like the lower-end Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO. Their sound delivery also depends on the headphones' fit, seal, and positioning on your head.

5.6
Sound
Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
1.16 dB

They have sub-par frequency response consistency. If you have thick hair or wear glasses, it can break the headphones' seal on your head and cause a drop in bass. Depending on their fit and positioning, there's also some deviation in the low-mid and treble ranges. You'll need to adjust the headphones with each use to get a consistent sound.

Sound
Raw Frequency Response
8.7
Sound
Bass Accuracy
Std. Err.
1.8 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
11.72 Hz
Low-Bass
-2.57 dB
Mid-Bass
-0.47 dB
High-Bass
-0.9 dB

They have excellent bass accuracy. The low-bass is underemphasized, so they lack some thump and rumble. However, the rest of the range is quite neutral, so the kick drums in songs like 'Royals' by Lorde have body and punch.

9.1
Sound
Mid Accuracy
Std. Err.
1.23 dB
Low-Mid
-0.44 dB
Mid-Mid
0.09 dB
High-Mid
-0.82 dB

They have fantastic mid accuracy. The range is very neutral and flat, so vocals and instruments sound present, accurate, and detailed.

7.4
Sound
Treble Accuracy
Std. Err.
3.85 dB
Low-Treble
-3.85 dB
Mid-Treble
1.26 dB
High-Treble
-10.62 dB

Their treble accuracy is decent. The low-treble is somewhat underemphasized, so instruments and vocals are slightly veiled. However, sibilants like S and T sounds are bright but not piercing like the sharper-sounding Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO.

7.0
Sound
Peaks/Dips
Peaks
2.06 dB
Dips
1.26 dB

They control their sound profile well. A peak in the mid-bass lends instruments extra punch, followed by a dip in the high bass that reduces warmth and boom. There's a dip in the treble that veils instruments and vocals and a big peak in the high treble that makes sibilants like cymbals piercing.

8.6
Sound
Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
0.34
Weighted Phase Mismatch
5.01
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
0.34
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
1.89

They have an excellent imaging performance, like most Beyerdynamic headphones we've tested, which indicates the manufacturer's good quality control and ergonomics. The weighted group delay falls below the audibility threshold for most of the range. The bump in the high-bass isn't noticeable with regular use, so the group delay results in tight bass and transparent treble reproduction. Additionally, the L/R drivers of our unit are very well-matched in frequency, amplitude, and phase response, ensuring the accurate placement and localization of objects (voices, instruments, video game effects) in the soundstage. However, imaging varies from unit to unit.

5.5
Sound
Passive Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
4.77 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)
4.59 dB
PRTF Distance
9.58 dB
Openness
4.4
Acoustic Space Excitation
4.3

The Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO have a sub-par soundstage. It's perceived as quite large but also unnatural. Sound seems to come from inside your head rather than from speakers in the room around you. They have a closed-back design, and compared to open-back models like the Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO, the soundstage doesn't seem very open or spacious.

0
Sound
Virtual Soundstage
Head Modeling
No
Speaker Modeling
No
Room Ambience
No
Head Tracking
No
Virtual Surround
No App
7.6
Sound
Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
0.258
WHD @ 100
0.145

They have a good weighted harmonic distortion performance. There's some distortion present in the low-to-mid bass range at normal volumes. However, it won't be too noticeable with regular content, and the rest of the range falls within good levels, resulting in clear audio reproduction.

Sound
Test Settings
Firmware
No Firmware
Power
Passive
Connection
Wired
Codec
PCM, 24-bit, 48kHz
EQ
No EQ
ANC
No ANC
Tip/Pad
Default
Microphone
No Microphone

These are the settings used to test the Beyerdynamic 1770 PRO. Our results are only valid when using them in this configuration.

Isolation
5.0
Isolation
Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
Overall Attenuation
-14.05 dB
Noise Cancelling No
Bass
0.56 dB
Mid
-12.22 dB
Treble
-31.66 dB

The Beyerdynamic DT 1770 Pro have a mediocre isolation. These closed-back headphones don't have active noise cancelling, which is to be expected for audiophile headphones, and as a result, they don't block out bass-range noise. This means you'll hear the rumble of airplane and bus engines. However, they do a decent job of blocking out background conversations and higher-pitched sounds like A/C units.

6.2
Isolation
Leakage
Leakage Audio
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
43.81 dB

The leakage performance is mediocre. They leak audio across a wide range of frequencies, and if you're listening to loud music somewhere like an office, it will be audible to people sitting nearby. However, it'll be much quieter than the leakage from open-backs like the Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO.

Microphone
Microphone
Microphone Style
Integrated
No
In-Line
No
Boom
No
Detachable Boom
No
Mic No
0
Microphone
Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
N/A
LFE
N/A
FR Std. Dev.
N/A
HFE
N/A
Weighted THD
N/A
Gain
N/A
0
Microphone
Noise Handling
SpNR
N/A
Noise Gate
No
Speech + Pink Noise Handling
N/A
Speech + Pink Noise Audio Sample N/A
Speech + Subway Noise Handling
N/A
Speech + Subway Noise Audio Sample N/A
Active Features
0
Active Features
Battery
Battery Type
No Battery
Continuous Battery Life
N/A
Additional Charges
N/A
Total Battery Life
N/A
Charge Time
N/A
Power-Saving Feature
No
Audio While Charging
No
Passive Playback
Passive Headphone
Charging Port None
0
Active Features
App Support
App Name No App
iOS No
Android No
macOS No
Windows No
Equalizer
No
ANC Control
No
Mic Control No
Room Effects
No
Playback Control
No
Button Mapping No
Surround Support
No
Connectivity
0
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
No Bluetooth
Multi-Device Pairing
No
NFC Pairing
No
Line Of Sight Range
N/A
PC Latency (SBC)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX HD)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX-LL)
N/A
iOS Latency
N/A
Android Latency
N/A
0
Connectivity
Non-Bluetooth Wireless
Non-BT Line Of Sight Range
N/A
Non-BT Latency
N/A
9.5
Connectivity
Wired
Analog Audio
Yes
USB Audio
No
Detachable Yes
Length 10.00 ft (3.05 m)
Connection
1/8" TRS
Analog/USB Audio Latency
0 ms

The Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO are simple wired headphones. They use a 1/8" connector, and they don't have microphone support but come with a 1/4" adapter, which is useful for connecting to amps. Their wired connection also provides a lag-free experience, which makes them suitable for watching videos and gaming.

Connectivity
PC Compatibility
Analog
Audio Only
Wired USB
No
Non-BT Wireless
No

You can plug them into a computer for latency-free audio, but they don't have a mic.

Connectivity
PlayStation Compatibility
PS4 Analog
Audio Only
PS4 Wired USB
No
PS4 Non-BT Wireless
No
PS5 Analog
Audio Only
PS5 Wired USB
No
PS5 Non-BT Wireless
No

They work with PlayStation consoles if you plug them into a controller. However, they don't have a mic.

Connectivity
Xbox Compatibility
Xbox One Analog
Audio Only
Xbox One Wired USB
No
Xbox One Non-BT Wireless
No
Xbox Series X|S Analog
Audio Only
Xbox Series X|S Wired USB
No
Xbox Series X|S Non-BT Wireless
No

You can get audio from your Xbox by plugging them into your console's controller, but there's no mic.

0
Connectivity
Base/Dock
Type
No Base/Dock
USB Input
No
Line In
No
Line Out
No
Optical Input
No
RCA Input
No
Dock Charging
No
Power Supply
No Base/Dock