The Beyerdynamic DT 700 PRO X are studio headphones from the manufacturer's PRO X series. Unlike their sibling, the open-back Beyerdynamic DT 900 PRO X, these closed-back headphones are best suited for recording and monitoring rather than mixing and mastering, given their ability to reduce bleed and isolate you from some background noise. Headphones in this lineup have STELLAR.45 drivers, which help them reach high volumes without impacting sound quality or adding distortion. If you mix from a home studio, you'll appreciate their low impedance, which lets you use them on most devices, like a smartphone or laptop, without an amp. Like most Beyerdynamic headphones, you can expect a bright and analytical sound from them, though some users may find them too piercing for everyday listening.
The Beyerdynamic DT 700 PRO X are good for neutral sound. While lacking in rumbly low-bass, they sound bright and analytical, with vocals and lead instruments that are present and clear, if not a little veiled and thin. Their over-emphasized treble range makes sibilants like S and T sound piercing, though. This sound profile can be fatiguing, but you may still enjoy it as it can help emphasize imperfections in mixes. On the plus side, their cushy ear pads are a welcome treat for long listening sessions, and their low impedance means you don't need an amp to drive them.
The Beyerdynamic DT 700 PRO X aren't recommended for commuting and travel. They have disappointing noise isolation performance and won't block out conversations from commuters or the loud hum of a plane engine. Their wired-only connection also means you risk the chance of having them get caught on something while moving around, which could damage the headphones.
The Beyerdynamic DT 700 PRO X aren't meant for sports and fitness. Their wired-only design means they can get snagged on gym equipment, and while their over-ear fit is stable enough to stay on during moderate exercise, they'll fall off during intense movement.
The Beyerdynamic DT 700 PRO X are inadequate for the office. Their plush headband and ear pads are comfortable enough for long shifts, but they won't do much to isolate you from chatty coworkers. They're also wired-only, so if your job involves moving around, the cable could snag on something.
The Beyerdynamic DT 700 PRO X are wired-only headphones, and you can't use them for wireless gaming.
The Beyerdynamic DT 700 PRO X are mediocre for wired gaming. Their wired connection saves you from lag issues, but they don't have a mic and leak audio at high volumes. Their sound profile also lacks bass, which can lessen the immersiveness of sound effects. Dialogue sounds present, although higher-pitched voices and sibilants are veiled. Fortunately, they're well-padded and comfortable enough to wear for long gaming sessions.
The Beyerdynamic DT700 PRO X don't have a mic, and you can't use them for phone calls unless you have a separate mic.
The Beyerdynamic DT 700 PRO X come in one color variant: 'Black'. You can see our unit's label here. If you come across another variant of these headphones, please let us know in the discussions.
The Beyerdynamic DT 700 PRO X are the closed-back sibling of Beyerdynamic DT 900 PRO X, which are open-backs designed for mixing and mastering. They won't produce as immersive of a soundstage due to their design, but if you're looking to record and monitor tracks, their enclosure helps block out background noise and reduce the risk of audio bleed. They also have more low-bass than the 900 PRO X but are also more piercing in the high-ends, which may be painful to listen to for long recording sessions. One recurring theme of Beyerdynamic's headphones is their high clamping force, which can become uncomfortable over time, depending on your head shape.
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The Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO are more neutral-sounding headphones than the Beyerdynamic DT 700 PRO X. The 700 PRO have a more neutral mid to treble range. As a result, vocals and lead instruments sound full, present, and detailed. However, sibilants still sound bright and piercing on both headphones. Fortunately, both of these closed-back headphones have the same quality manufacturing and comfortable build.
While the Beyerdynamic DT 900 PRO X are open-back headphones and the Beyerdynamic DT 700 PRO X are closed-back, they have similar sound profiles with slight differences due to design and function. You'll prefer the closed-back 700 PRO X for recording and monitoring as you get a deeper bass extension and more detail in the higher range. However, sibilants can be piercing and uncomfortable to listen to for a long time. The 900 PRO X, on the other hand, are built for critical listening and mixing. Their open-back design lets you mix channels more accurately thanks to their immersive soundstage, but you lose more low-bass. Additionally, both headphones have a sharp dip around 4kHz, which removes some detail from vocals and lead instruments.
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.
The Audio-Technica ATH-M50x are slightly more neutral audiophile headphones than the Beyerdynamic DT 700 PRO X. Both headphones have similarly warm and full bass ranges, but the ATH-M50x have a better-balanced mid range and less piercing treble. However, the 700 PRO X have slightly better passive noise isolation performance and are just a bit more stable on-head.
These headphones are the closed-back sibling of the Beyerdynamic DT 900 PRO X. They have plush grey velour ear cups and a sleek black plastic frame that lacks the 900 PRO X's grilles. The model name has been debossed onto the otherwise smooth ear cups. They only come in one color variant: 'Black'.
The Beyerdynamic DT 700 PRO X are comfortable headphones. Their ear cups have a soft velour lining that feels comfortable on the ears, and the headband is well-padded. However, they have a high clamping force, so they feel tight depending on the shape and size of your head. If you wear glasses, they can also place unwanted pressure on your temples.
These headphones have an okay case. It's a nylon pouch with a drawstring opening that doesn't close fully. It's good for storing them when not in use, but won't protect them from drops or getting damaged in your bag while on the go. Fortunately, it will protect them from minor water damage.
These headphones have impressive build quality. The plastic frame and ear cups feel durable, and the aluminum hinges don't feel prone to breaking. Both the headband and ear pads, which are made of leather and velour, respectively, are replaceable if they wear down over time. However, the cable leading from the ear cups to the headband is susceptible to snags and damage.
These headphones have satisfactory stability. These over-ears have a high clamping force, meaning they stay in place during casual listening sessions. While they don't move around much with moderate movement, they aren't designed for use during physical activity as they'll fall off with more intense head shakes.
The Beyerdynamic DT 700 PRO have an analytical sound profile. These closed-back headphones have more rumbly low-bass than their open-back counterpart, the Beyerdynamic DT 900 PRO X, but the range is still slightly underemphasized. Unfortunately, while vocals and lead instruments sound present, the dip at 4kHz somewhat veils them. It also affects sibilants, which sound even more piercing and glaring. In addition, the dip makes it sound like there's a mismatch between the L/R drivers due to the very limited band range affected and the steepness of the dip. Although their sound can be fatiguing to some, you may still like it since it can help emphasize imperfections in mixes.
These headphones have great frequency response consistency. Depending on your head shape or if you wear glasses, you may notice a slight drop in bass. You may also experience treble deviations, depending on the headphones' fit and positioning. Once you get a good fit, you'll achieve more consistent audio delivery.
These headphones have excellent bass accuracy. The response is underemphasized across the range, so your mixes lack thump and rumble, but it isn't overly severe. While the dips in the mid and high-bass ranges aren't as deep, tracks still miss out on a bit of punch and body.
These headphones have amazing mid-accuracy. Their range is mostly neutral, ensuring clear and present vocals and lead instruments. However, a small dip in the low-mid makes instruments like guitars, as well as vocals in songs like Radiohead's Karma Police, sound thin.
These headphones have adequate treble accuracy. There's a deep dip at 4kHz, or in the low-treble, making vocals and instruments sound veiled and less comprehensible. Additionally, sibilants, like cymbals or S and T sounds, are piercing.
These headphones have reasonable peaks and dips performance. A peak in the mid-bass gives the mix extra body and warmth, while a dip that starts in the high-bass and reaches its full depth in between the high-bass and low-mid thins out the low harmonics of vocals and lead instruments, making the mix sound less full-bodied overall. Most noticeable, however, is a deep dip in the low-treble that makes audio sound veiled and less detailed. Large spikes like this one negatively affect a small amount of the frequency band but are very annoying and sound inconsistent. A large peak in the mid-treble makes sibilants, like cymbals, very piercing.
The imaging performance is amazing. This manufacturer is well-known for having great ergonomics and quality control, which is highly important when mixing and recording audio. The entire group delay falls below the audibility threshold, ensuring tight bass and transparent treble reproduction. Our unit's L/R drivers are also very well-matched in phase, amplitude, and frequency response, which are important for the accurate placement of objects in the stereo image. That said, imaging can vary between units.
These headphones have a disappointing passive soundstage. They're closed-back headphones, so it's normal for them to sound closed-off and unnatural. Audio sounds like it's coming from inside your head rather than all around you.
These headphones have a good weighted harmonic distortion performance. There's a peak in both the low-bass and low-treble ranges, but both are difficult to hear with real-life content as they affect a small portion of the frequency spectrum. The rest of the frequency response falls within acceptable limits, which results in clean and pure audio reproduction.
These are the settings used to test these headphones. Our results are only valid when used in this configuration.
These headphones have disappointing noise isolation performance. While they can passively block more background noise than their open-back sibling, the Beyerdynamic DT 900 PRO X, they still don't do a very good job in this regard. While they let in a lot of the low rumble coming from passing traffic, they do an okay job of eliminating mid-range noise like ambient chatter, as well as high-pitched noise like AC units or PC fans.
These headphones have decent leakage performance. Leakage is spread across the entire spectrum but is worse in the mid-range onwards. Audio bleed is somewhat thin, but listening at high volumes somewhere quiet, like a studio, can result in those nearby hearing your audio.
These headphones don't have a mic and can only play audio when connected via analog to your PC.
These headphones can only connect to your PlayStation console via analog, and you'll only receive audio.
These headphones don't have a mic and can only connect to Xbox consoles via analog.