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Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO Headphones Review

Tested using Methodology v1.5
Review updated Sep 26, 2023 at 10:10 am
Latest change: Writing modified Sep 26, 2023 at 10:10 am
Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO Picture
8.3
Neutral Sound
4.9
Commute/Travel
5.5
Sports/Fitness
5.4
Office
4.5
Wireless Gaming
6.5
Wired Gaming
2.2
Phone Calls

The Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO are closed-back, over-ear studio headphones handmade in Germany. Thanks to their closed-back design, they're more versatile and have a slightly better bass response than the Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO or Beyerdynamic DT 880. They're intended to be sturdy and durable for professional or critical listening applications. They come with a padded headband and velour earpads to make them comfortable for extended listening sessions. This combination of great construction, comfort, and closed-back design means they're an industry-standard model found in recording studios worldwide.

Our Verdict

8.3 Neutral Sound

The Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO are very good, closed-back, neutral listening headphones. They deliver a well-balanced audio reproduction with an outstanding mid-range and a great bass that doesn't drown out instruments and vocals. They don't have the spacious soundstage of the Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO or the Beyerdynamic DT 880, but they have a better bass response thanks to the closed design. However, the bass range was a little inconsistent between sittings and depended somewhat on the shape of the listener's head. They also tend to sound a little harsh with some tracks due to the emphasized treble range.

Pros
  • Sturdy, durable build quality.
  • Great audio reproduction.
  • Stable and well-padded.
Cons
  • Those with larger heads can find their fit too tight.
4.9 Commute/Travel

The Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO are poor headphones for commuting. While they're sturdily built, their poor noise isolation performance means you can hear external sounds like bus engines and other commuter noises. The lack of controls also makes them difficult to use on the go.

Pros
  • Sturdy, durable build quality.
  • Great audio reproduction.
  • Stable and well-padded.
Cons
  • Leaky at higher volumes.
  • Bulky design.
  • Those with larger heads can find their fit too tight.
  • Poor noise isolation performance.
5.5 Sports/Fitness

Due to their bulky build and wired design, we don't recommend using the Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO for sports or fitness use.

Pros
  • Sturdy, durable build quality.
  • Great audio reproduction.
  • Stable and well-padded.
Cons
  • Bulky design.
  • Those with larger heads can find their fit too tight.
5.4 Office

The Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO are subpar for office use. They leak too much to use in a quiet office environment, and you'll hear the conversations of those around you.

Pros
  • Sturdy, durable build quality.
  • Great audio reproduction.
  • Stable and well-padded.
Cons
  • Leaky at higher volumes.
  • Those with larger heads can find their fit too tight.
  • Poor noise isolation performance.
4.5 Wireless Gaming

The Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO are wired-only headphones; you can't use them for wireless gaming.

6.5 Wired Gaming

The Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO are decent headphones for wired gaming due to their detailed sound profile and their great bass and mid-range response. However, they lack a microphone, so you'll need a standalone microphone to input audio.

Pros
  • Sturdy, durable build quality.
  • Great audio reproduction.
  • Stable and well-padded.
Cons
  • Those with larger heads can find their fit too tight.
2.2 Phone Calls

The Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO don't feature a microphone; you can't use them for calls.

  • 8.3 Neutral Sound
  • 4.9 Commute/Travel
  • 5.5 Sports/Fitness
  • 5.4 Office
  • 4.5 Wireless Gaming
  • 6.5 Wired Gaming
  • 2.2 Phone Calls
  1. Updated Sep 26, 2023: This review was updated for accuracy and clarity.
  2. Updated Mar 01, 2023: We've added a comparison to the Beyerdynamic DT 700 PRO X in the Sound Profile box.
  3. Updated Jun 29, 2021: Converted to Test Bench 1.5.
  4. Updated Jun 04, 2021: We have clarified their sound quality performance using an amp versus a smartphone in the 'Sound Profile' box.
  5. Updated Feb 05, 2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.4.
  6. Updated Nov 21, 2019: Converted to Test Bench 1.3.1.
  7. Updated Nov 21, 2019: Converted to Test Bench 1.3.
  8. Updated Feb 16, 2018: Converted to Test Bench 1.2.
  9. Updated Aug 10, 2017: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.
  10. Updated Jun 02, 2017: Review published.
  11. Updated May 31, 2017: Our testers have started testing this product.
  12. Updated May 29, 2017: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  13. Updated May 19, 2017: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO come in three variations with different impedances. Generally, higher-impedance headphones require more output from the connected device to produce audio at listenable volumes. We tested the 250-ohm version, which Beyerdynamic recommends for use in the studio with professional devices that provide additional amplification. They recommend the 80-ohm version for general studio use and the 32-ohm model for mobile devices like laptops and smartphones. These headphones are also offered in a 'Limited Edition' version featuring black earpads. If you find other variants, please don't hesitate to let us know in the comments.

Compared To Other Headphones

The Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO are closed-back reference headphones well suited to professional and critical listening applications. They offer a comparable neutral sound performance to other closed-back headphones from this manufacturer, like the Beyerdynamic DT 700 PRO X and Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO, at a lower price point than these premium offerings. They lack a detachable cable, meaning you'll have to replace the entire pair if the cable fails. The Audio-Technica ATH-M50x come with a detachable cable and are a good choice for users who find the treble response in Beyerdynamic headphones to be fatiguing. Those who prefer a wider, more expansive soundstage with a more comfortable fit and don't care about leaked audio will want to try the open-back Beyerdynamic DT 880 and Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO.

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Sony MDR-7506

The Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO are better headphones for neutral sound than the Sony MDR-7506. The Beyerdynamic have a better build quality and a more comfortable, stable fit. Their bass response is more neutral, and they have a much better passive soundstage performance. However, the Sony leak much less audio.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

The Audio Technica ATH-M50x and the Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO have very similar performance, but some might prefer the better build quality of the Beyerdynamic. Their metal frame feels sturdy, and the soft padding fabric feels nice on the skin. However, they can be tight for some, especially if you have a larger head. They might also sound a bit sharp for some and don't come with as many cable options as the Audio Technica.

Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO

The Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO are slightly better critical listening headphones than the Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO, thanks to their open-back design. Both headphones are similarly built and are comfortable. They're practically the same headphones, but the 990 are open, and the 770 are closed-backs.

Beyerdynamic DT 700 PRO X

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.

Sennheiser HD 560S

The Sennheiser HD 560S are slightly better headphones for neutral sound than the Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO. The Sennheiser are open-back headphones with a much better passive soundstage performance. They're much more comfortable and have a more consistent bass delivery. On the other hand, the Beyerdynamic have a closed-back design. Their bass response is more accurate, the headphones leak less audio, and they isolate you from a bit more ambient sound. They also have a significantly better build quality.

AKG K371

The Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO are better over-ear studio headphones than the AKG K371. The Beyerdynamic have a more stable fit and feel more durable. While they both have very well-balanced sound profiles, the AKG are slightly more accurate, but their fit is more prone to inconsistencies among users. On the upside, the AKG leak considerably less audio.

Sennheiser HD 599

The Sennheiser HD 599 and the Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO are both impressive audiophile headphones, and you may prefer either. The Sennheiser are open-back, so they deliver less bass but have an otherwise very balanced, clear sound and open soundstage. The Beyerdynamic are closed-back, so their sound profile can differ slightly from person to person. They generally get much more bass but can also sound sharp.

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro 2016

The Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO are better neutral listening headphones than the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro 2016. The Beyerdynamic have an overall more accurate sound profile, although some people find them to be a bit overly sharp. They're also tremendously more comfortable than the Sennheiser, and their build quality is noticeably superior. On the other hand, the Sennheiser are less leaky, but that's about it.

Sennheiser HD 650

Both the Sennheiser HD 650 and Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO are good critical listening headphones, but the Sennheisers are open-back, which could make them sound more open-sounding. The Sennheiser are also a bit more comfortable, but they don't have the nice and sturdy build of the Beyerdynamic. Additionally, the Beyerdynamic have a better sound profile, notably because of their closed-back design, which helps with a fuller-sounding bass. Their closed design also blocks more ambient noise and leaks less than the Sennheiser.

Beyerdynamic DT 1770 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.

Sennheiser HD 600

The Sennheiser HD 600 and the Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO are both great options if you're looking for headphones for neutral sound, and you may prefer either. The Sennheiser have an open-back design. Their passive soundstage is much more open and spacious-seeming, and they have more consistent bass and treble delivery, but their sound lacks a bit of low-bass. On the other hand, the Beyerdynamic are closed-back headphones with much better bass accuracy. They have a much more comfortable fit, isolate you from more ambient sound, and leak less audio. 

Philips Fidelio X2HR

The Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO and the Philips Fidelio X2HR are audiophile headphones with different strengths. The Beyerdynamic are better-built headphones with a closed-back design. They do a better job reproducing the thump and rumble of low bass. They also leak less audio and passively isolate you from more sound, although they aren't ideal for noisy environments. On the other hand, the Philips are open-back headphones with a much better passive soundstage performance. They're also much more comfortable.

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

The Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO are slightly better than the Audio-Technica ATH-M40x. The Beyerdynamic have a slightly more accurate overall sound signature, but they can be slightly too sharp and piercing. On the upside, they're noticeably more durable than the Audio-Technica, thanks to their full-metal frame and large ear cups. If your budget allows it, go for the Beyerdynamic unless you're sensitive to higher frequencies.

Beyerdynamic DT 880

The Beyerdynamic DT 880 and the Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO are similarly-performing headphones for critical listening. The DT 880's semi-open design creates a slightly more open soundstage. They're also more comfortable and have a more consistent frequency response. However, the DT 770 PRO have a more even sound profile overall, provided you achieve a good fit, and they leak less sound.

Beyerdynamic DT 900 PRO X

The Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO are better for neutral sound than the Beyerdynamic DT 900 PRO X. While both headphones are comfortable and well-built, the 770 PRO are closed-back headphones with a more neutral and well-balanced bass and mid-range. They can also block out more background noise, which you may prefer if you listen to audio in a moderately noisy environment. However, the 900 PRO X are open-back headphones that create a more spacious and open passive soundstage.

Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO

The Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO are marginally better neutral sound listening headphones than the Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO thanks to their open-back design that allows them to create a much better soundstage. That being said, the closed-back design of the 770 PRO means they block more sound and leak less audio, though they still are sub-par in both these regards. The 770 PRO also have a slightly more accurate sound profile, especially in the bass range. Other than that, both headphones are comfortable and feel very well-built.

Philips SHP9500

The Philips SHP9500 are marginally better headphones for neutral sound than the Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO. The Philips are open-back headphones with a much better passive soundstage performance. They're also much more comfortable and breathable. On the other hand, the Beyerdynamic have better build quality, a much more stable fit, and a more neutral bass response. Thanks to their closed-back design, they also isolate you from more ambient noise and leak less audio.

HyperX Cloud Alpha

The HyperX Cloud Alpha and the Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO are very different pairs of headphones. The HyperX are gaming headphones, while the Beyerdynamic are designed for critical listening. Therefore, the HyperX are a better choice if you want a microphone, and they're also more comfortable and feel more durable. On the other hand, the Beyerdynamic have a better-balanced sound profile, though not by much.

HiFiMan Sundara 2020

The HiFiMan Sundara 2020 are better for neutral sound than the Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO. The HiFiMan have an open-back design. They're more comfortable, deliver sound much more consistently, and have a much more open, spacious soundstage. On the other hand, the Beyerdynamic are closed-back headphones with fantastic bass accuracy, so your music has more thump and rumble, which some may prefer. They're also more breathable and have a better build quality.

RØDE NTH-100M

The Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO are better over-ears for neutral sound than the RØDE NTH-100M. The Beyerdynamic are better built, deliver audio more consistently across different re-seats, have a more neutral sound profile, which some users may prefer, and their passive soundstage is more immersive. They also block out more ambient noise passively. However, the RØDE have a detachable audio cable, and the '100M' model come with a detachable mic if you want to use them for gaming.

Sennheiser HD 598 Cs

The Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO are slightly better closed-back critical listening headphones than the Sennheiser HD 598 Cs. Their sound profile is somewhat better, but they may sound overly sharp for some people. The Beyerdynamic are very well-built headphones and feel more durable than the Sennheiser. Both headphones are fairly comfortable, but the Sennheiser's cups are more spacious. The Sennheiser also have an in-line microphone for calls, which can be useful if you want to take calls on the go.

Sennheiser HD 820

The Sennheiser HD 820 are slightly better closed-back critical listening headphones than the Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO, but not by much, especially considering the price difference. The Sennheiser have a much better and more premium build quality. They also have more spacious and well-padded ear cups that are breathable enough to wear for much longer than the Beyerdynamic. They come with more high-end cables and accessories and don't sound as sharp on vocals and instrumentals as the Beyerdynamic. On the other hand, the Beyerdynamic offer a better value for their price with a more consistent bass reproduction and a fairly even and neutral mid-range. They're also decently well-built and comfortable enough for most, although they can be tight on the head for some.

Focal Celestee

The Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO are better closed-back headphones for neutral sound than the Focal Celestee. The Beyerdynamic have a more neutral default sound profile, a significantly better passive soundstage performance, and are somewhat less prone to inconsistencies in their audio delivery. However, the Focal have a significantly better build quality that reflects their high-end materials and are more comfortable.

Astro A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro 2017

The Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO and the Astro A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro 2017 are designed for different purposes but are both fairly versatile. The Beyerdynamic are simple studio headphones designed for critical listening, while the Astro A40 provide a customizable gaming experience. However, the Beyerdynamic can be a viable option for gamers who don't need a mic, while the Astro are also a decent choice for mixing podcasts or live streams. The biggest difference is in their sound profiles - the Beyerdynamic sound quite bright, even piercing to some, while the Astro sound less sharp but are also a bit dark. The Astro have many customization options, so you can more easily tweak their sound profile to better suit your tastes.

7HZ Timeless

The Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO are better audiophile headphones than the 7HZ Timeless. If you prefer over-ears, the Beyerdynamic have a more comfortable fit, a better build quality, and a more neutral sound profile. Their passive soundstage also feels more out-of-head and wide. However, the 7HZ are wired in-ears that are more stable, and have significantly more consistent audio delivery. They also leak less audio at high volumes.

Astro A50 Gen 3 Wireless 2017

The Astro A50 Gen 3 Wireless 2017 are better headphones for gaming than the Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO. The Astro aren't as tight as the Beyerdynamic and have a more accurate audio reproduction. Also, while the Astro are wireless, the latency is negligible, although not nonexistent like the wired Beyerdynamic. The Astro also have a microphone, which the Beyerdynamic lack. If you have a stand-alone mic or you don't need one, the Beyerdynamic is a good-sounding wired option.

Beats Solo Pro Wireless

The Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO and the Beats Solo Pro Wireless have different strengths, and you may prefer one over the other. The Beyerdynamic are over-ears designed with audiophiles in mind. They're more comfortable and have a more neutral sound profile, which some users may prefer. Their passive soundstage is also larger, more natural-sounding, and immersive. The Beats are more versatile and better suited for casual use. The Beats are wireless on-ears with an integrated mic to take calls on the go and an active noise cancelling system to help block out background noise.

TOZO T6 Truly Wireless

The Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO and the TOZO T6 Truly Wireless are very different headphones. The Beyerdynamic are wired headphones designed for critical listening in the studio, while the TOZO are truly wireless earbuds for casual everyday use. The TOZO support Bluetooth for wireless freedom on the go but have too much latency for studio use.

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Test Results

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

The Beyerdynamic DT 770 share a similar design to the open-back Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO. They have the same circular plastic ear cups and a thick metal frame with a removable cushion strap. They have a matte, black finish with plush gray velour earpads. There's also a 'Limited Edition' variant with black earpads for a sleek, all-black look. It's worth noting that these earpads are easily replaceable, and you can buy both colors directly from Beyerdynamic.

7.5
Design
Comfort
Weight 0.6 lbs
Clamping Force
1.3 lbs

The Beyerdynamic 770 PRO are decently comfortable to wear for short periods and are amply padded. The ear cups are covered with a soft microfiber fabric that feels nice on the skin and fits well around most listeners' ears. Unfortunately, like the Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO, they clamp the head a bit, which gets uncomfortable after a while—especially for those with larger heads.

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
6.5
Design
Breathability
Avg.Temp.Difference 5.7 °C
5.8
Design
Portability
L 7.5" (19.1 cm)
W 5.4" (13.7 cm)
H 3.2" (8.1 cm)
Volume 136.00 in³ (2,228.63 cm³)
Transmitter Required No

The Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO, like the Beyerdynamic DT 880 and Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO, aren't portable headphones. They're not designed to be portable and are best suited to home or studio use. The ear cups don't fold or lay flat, and although they have a relatively compact build for an open over-ear model, they're still too bulky and cumbersome to carry on you without a bag.

6.0
Design
Case
Type Pouch
L N/A
W N/A
H N/A
Volume N/A

These headphones come with a simple pouch that will protect the headphones against scratches and minor water exposure. However, it won't shield them from drops or impacts.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

The Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO are durable and sturdy headphones. They have the same solid metal frame as Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO, and the ear cups are dense enough to handle drops without getting damaged. However, the ear cup enclosures feel a bit plasticky, especially compared to the premium build and feel of the Beyerdynamic DT 880's ear cups.

7.0
Design
Stability

The Beyerdynamic 770 PRO are tight enough on the head that they won't fall during casual listening sessions unless the non-detachable cable gets hooked on something. However, they're too bulky to run with comfortably. The large ear cups will slide off your ears under high physical activity, so like most critical listening headphones, they won't be ideal for taking to the gym.

Design
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Design
Headshots 2
Design
Top
Design
In The Box

  • Beyerdynamic DT 770 headphones
  • 1/8" to 1/4" adapter
  • Manual
  • Carrying pouch

Sound
Sound
Sound Profile
Bass Amount
-0.28 dB
Treble Amount
0.82 dB

The Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO have a very neutral sound profile, which results in an accurate reproduction of vocals and lead instruments. They also benefit from a well-balanced, though not over-emphasized, bass response. Their sound is also suitable for a variety of audio content. However, like many headphones this manufacturer offers, the sibilants are a bit bright and piercing.

It's worth noting, however, that Beyerdynamic currently produces three variants of this model: 32-, 80- and 250-ohm variants. We tested the 250-ohm version, which is most suitable for professional end applications, where the drivers benefit from additional amplification. We tried using these headphones on an Android phone instead of through our usual headphone amp and noticed that they lacked a lot of bass. Beyerdynamic advertises the 80-ohm version as a universal studio use headphone, and the 32-ohm version is aimed at more mobile applications. While we haven't tested these variants, users who primarily listen to audio through a smartphone or laptop might find their music sounds better (and louder) with the 32-ohm version.

6.9
Sound
Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
0.65 dB

These headphones have mediocre frequency response consistency. The bass range is quite inconsistent across different users. In particular, those who wear glasses might notice a reduced bass response as the headphones struggle to provide a tight seal. They're also a bit inconsistent in the treble ranges, so you might notice a difference in response based on how you position them on your head.

Sound
Raw Frequency Response
9.3
Sound
Bass Accuracy
Std. Err.
0.95 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
10 Hz
Low-Bass
0.3 dB
Mid-Bass
0 dB
High-Bass
-0.97 dB

The Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO have fantastic bass accuracy. Low-bass is flat but audible down to an extremely low frequency, meaning it shines when listening to genres like EDM and hip-hop. Yet the presence of sub-bass frequencies in audio doesn't cause the mix to become overly muddy. Instruments like kick drums and bass guitars, which sit in the middle of this frequency band, also sound clear and well-balanced. However, high bass is slightly underemphasized, resulting in a subtle lack of warmth. Those who enjoy a more bass-heavy sound overall and are looking for a more casual, wireless design can check out the Sony WH-XB910N Wireless.

9.5
Sound
Mid Accuracy
Std. Err.
0.73 dB
Low-Mid
-0.33 dB
Mid-Mid
0.27 dB
High-Mid
0.85 dB

The mid accuracy is outstanding. The response is virtually flat, allowing for extremely accurate reproduction of vocals and lead instruments.

7.3
Sound
Treble Accuracy
Std. Err.
4.02 dB
Low-Treble
-0.74 dB
Mid-Treble
3.88 dB
High-Treble
-1.31 dB

The Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO have good treble performance, but the overall response is inconsistent. A subtle under-emphasis in the low treble causes vocals and lead instruments to lose a little of their brilliance. As with other headphones in the Beyerdynamic lineup, there's a noticeable bump in the high treble that causes sibilants like cymbals and whispery vocals to sound a little harsh.

7.5
Sound
Peaks/Dips
Peaks
1.51 dB
Dips
1.46 dB

These headphones have solid peaks and dips performance. While the response is generally even, the slight dip in the high bass removes some warmth and body from instruments and vocals. In the treble range, there's a dip in the low-treble and a peak in the mid-treble. This deviation in the treble range means that vocals and spoken words can sound unnatural and tinny.

8.3
Sound
Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
0.51
Weighted Phase Mismatch
2.03
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
0.81
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
2.09

This manufacturer has developed a reputation for producing headphones with solid imaging performance, and the Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO are no exception. Our unit's group delay response is entirely below the audibility threshold, resulting in tight bass and transparent highs. The L/R drivers are very well-matched in phase, frequency, and amplitude response, creating an even and stable stereo image so you'll easily locate objects (instruments, voices, footsteps) within the stereo field.

6.0
Sound
Passive Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
4.89 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)
4.33 dB
PRTF Distance
13.25 dB
Openness
4.9
Acoustic Space Excitation
4.9

The Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO have a mediocre stereo soundstage performance. While you'll perceive the soundstage as decently sized, the sound appears to come from inside your head instead of around you—a common feature of closed-back, over-ear designs. Those who prefer a more open soundstage performance and are comfortable with some leakage can check out the Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO. They're essentially the same headphones but with an open-back design that naturally creates a more immersive soundstage performance.

0
Sound
Virtual Soundstage
Head Modeling
No
Speaker Modeling
No
Room Ambience
No
Head Tracking
No
Virtual Surround
No App
8.4
Sound
Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
0.091
WHD @ 100
0.132

These headphones have great weighted harmonic distortion performance. Even at high listening volumes, they produce clear and pure audio with only very slight peaks in the high-bass range. At normal volumes, there's an even response across all frequency ranges.

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 these headphones. Our results are only valid when used in this configuration.

Isolation
5.1
Isolation
Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
Overall Attenuation
-13.81 dB
Noise Cancelling No
Bass
0.08 dB
Mid
-13.16 dB
Treble
-29.6 dB

The Beyerdynamic 770 PRO have a poor noise isolation performance. They isolate passively, using their closed-back ear cups design. As a result, they don't block any noise in the bass range. However, they achieve a decent level of noise reduction in the mid-range and a great reduction in the treble range. This means that, while they cut out some background chatter in an office or busy street, you'll still hear the rumble of bus and plane engines.

5.7
Isolation
Leakage
Leakage Audio
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
46.44 dB

These headphones have a disappointing leakage performance. The main issue is that the leakage spans a broad range across the mid and treble ranges. If you play music at a high volume, these frequencies are the most likely to leak into your environment. In environments like an office, this level of leakage will be audible to others nearby. For those in a noise-sensitive environment looking for reference headphones that leak less, it's worth checking out the AKG K371 instead.

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
9.0
Connectivity
Wired
Analog Audio
Yes
USB Audio
No
Detachable No
Length 3.90 ft (1.19 m)
Connection
1/8" TRS
Analog/USB Audio Latency
0 ms

These headphones come with a non-detachable TRS cable with a standard 1/8" jack and a 1/8" to 1/4" adapter so you can plug into devices like soundcards. The lack of a detachable cable means that any breakage in it or the jack will require you to replace the headphones themselves rather than just the cable.

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

You can use these headphones wired on PlayStation if you plug their 1/8" TRS cable into a controller. However, you'll need an external microphone to input audio.

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 use these headphones wired on Xbox if you plug their 1/8" TRS cable into a controller. However, you'll need an external microphone to input audio.

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