Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO Headphones Review

Updated Jun 02, 2017 at 04:47 pm
Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO Picture
Type Over-ear
Enclosure Closed-Back
Wireless No
Noise Cancelling No
Mic No
Transducer Dynamic

The Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro are well-built, durable and great-sounding closed-back headphones. They're a bit more versatile and have a slightly better Bass than the DT 990 PRO or DT 880 thanks to their closed-back design. However, they still leak a bit too much for quieter environments, and they're somewhat cumbersome to carry on you if you don't have a bag.

Our Verdict

6.1 Mixed Usage

Mediocre for mixed usage. These headphones are the most versatile of the Beyerdynamic DT series that we've reviewed so far. Unfortunately, they're still a bit too leaky and bulky for all environments and use cases. They won't be ideal for sports, and they barely isolate enough for commuting, but when it comes to sound quality, they deliver an excellent audio reproduction that's perfect for critical and casual listeners.

7.9 Neutral Sound

The DT 770 are very good, closed-back, neutral listening headphones. They deliver a well balanced audio reproduction with a near perfect mid-range and a great bass that doesn't drown instruments and vocals. They don't have the spacious Soundstage of the DT 990 PRO or the DT 880, but they have a better bass thanks to the closed design. However, the bass range was a little inconsistent in our measurements and depended somewhat on the shape of the listener's head. They also tend to sound a little sharp with some tracks due to the emphasized Treble range.

See our Neutral Sound recommendations
5.9 Commute/Travel

Subpar for commuting. They're sturdy but bulky headphones that barely isolate enough for commuting. That and the lack of controls make them unideal to use on the go.

See our Commute/Travel recommendations
5.8 Sports/Fitness

Below-average for sports. Although they're tight on the head and won't easily fall, the lack of controls, a detachable cable, and the overall bulky build means they won't be suitable to run with or take to the gym.

See our Sports/Fitness recommendations
6.1 Office

Subpar for office use. They leak a bit too much to use in a quiet office environment.

See our Office recommendations
6.5 Wired Gaming
2.2 Phone Call
  • 6.1 Mixed Usage
  • 7.9 Neutral Sound
  • 5.9 Commute/Travel
  • 5.8 Sports/Fitness
  • 6.1 Office
  • 4.7 Wireless Gaming
  • 6.5 Wired Gaming
  • 2.2 Phone Call
Pros
  • Sturdy, durable build quality.
  • Great audio reproduction.
  • Stable and well padded.
Cons
  • Leaky at higher volumes.
  • Bulky design.
  • Tight on the head.
  1. Update 11/21/2019: Converted to Test Bench 1.3.1.
  2. Update 11/6/2019: Converted to Test Bench 1.3.
  3. Update 2/16/2018: Converted to Test Bench 1.2.
  4. Update 8/10/2017: Converted to Test Bench 1.1. Learn more about our new versioned test bench system here.

Check Price

250 OHM DT 770
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Test Results

Design
Design
Style

The Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro basically look like a closed version of the DT 990 Pro. They have the same circular ear cups and a thick metal frame with a removable cushion strap. They have a utilitarian appeal that may not stand out in a crowd but still looks good enough to comfortably wear outside, despite being slightly bulky.

7.5
Design
Comfort
Weight 0.6 lbs
Clamping Force
1.3 lbs

The Beyerdynamic 770 Pro are a bit too tight on the head. They're decently comfortable to wear for short periods and amply padded. The ear cups are covered with a soft microfiber fabric that feels nice on the skin, and they fit well around most listeners' ears. Unfortunately, like the DT 990 PRO, they clamp the head a bit, which gets uncomfortable after a while. The headband may become looser over time but out-of-the-box, they do not feel as comfortable as the DT 880.

0
Design
Controls
OS Compatibility
Not OS specific
Ease Of Use N/A
Feedback N/A
Call/Music Control No
Volume Control No
Microphone Control N/A
Channel Mixing
N/A
Noise Cancelling Control N/A
Talk-Through
N/A
Additional Buttons N/A
6.4
Design
Breathability
Avg.Temp.Difference 5.7 C
5.8
Design
Portability
L 7.5 "
W 5.4 "
H 3.2 "
Volume 136 Cu. Inches
Transmitter Required N/A

The Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro, like the DT 880 and DT 990 PRO, are not portable headphones. The ear cups do not 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

Comes 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 DT 770 are durable and sturdy headphones. They have the same solid metal frame as 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 when compared to the premium build and feel of the DT 880s' ear cups.

7.0
Design
Stability

The Beyerdynamic 770 Pro are sufficiently tight 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 to take to the gym.

Design
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Sound
Sound
Sound Profile
Bass Amount
-0.82 db
Treble Amount
1.94 db
6.9
Sound
Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
0.65 dB

Mediocre consistency. The Bass Range of our Over-Ear and On-Ear headphones are measured on 5 different human subjects, 5 times each. In the graphs, each line represents an individual's average Bass response. The closed-back Beyerdynamic 770 Pro shows about 6dB of variance at 30Hz depending on the individual, which is significant. The red line belongs to an individual who wears glasses. On the other hand, The amount of variance in the Treble Range is low, which is good.

Sound
Raw Frequency Response
8.8
Sound
Bass Accuracy
Std. Err.
1.67 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
10 Hz
Low-Bass
0.64 dB
Mid-Bass
-0.8 dB
High-Bass
-2.62 dB

Very good Bass Range performance. Low-bass is flat and extended down to 10Hz, which is excellent. Bass is also re-produced virtually flawlessly. However, high-bass shows a bit of underemphasis which makes the lead/vocals slightly thin. At 2.6dB this effect will be quite subtle though.

9.3
Sound
Mid Accuracy
Std. Err.
0.97 dB
Low-Mid
-1.06 dB
Mid-Mid
-0.32 dB
High-Mid
0.04 dB

Excellent Mid Range performance. The response is virtually flat and within 1dB of our target, which is great.

7.7
Sound
Treble Accuracy
Std. Err.
3.77 dB
Low-Treble
-1.07 dB
Mid-Treble
2.88 dB
High-Treble
2.38 dB

Good Treble Range performance. The overall response is rather inconsistent. Low-treble shows a narrow 5dB dip at 3.5KHz, but because of the narrow width the effect will be subtle. Treble and high-treble are overemphasized by an average of 2.5dB, making the sound of these headphones a bit bright and sibilant.

7.5
Sound
Peaks/Dips
Peaks
1.45 db
Dips
1.58 db
8.3
Sound
Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
0.51
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
0.81
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
2.09
Weighted Phase Mismatch
2.13
6.2
Sound
Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
4.89 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)
4.33 dB
PRTF Distance
13.25 dB
Openness
4.4
Acoustic Space Excitation
4.9
8.4
Sound
Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
0.091
WHD @ 100
0.132
Isolation
5.5
Isolation
Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
Overall Attenuation
-13.81 dB
Bass
0.08 dB
Mid
-13.16 dB
Treble
-29.6 dB

Mediocre Isolation. The Beyerdynamic 770 Pro isolate passively, using their closed-back ear cups. Therefore, they do not block any noise in the Bass Range. In the Mid Range they achieve a decent 13dB of reduction, and in the Treble Range they perform well by reducing the outside noise by an average of 30dB.

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

Poor Leakage. The main issue here is that significant portion of the leakage sits between 400Hz and 10KHz which is relatively broad range. However, the overall level of leakage is not very loud. So the sound leaking out of these headphones will be rather full and Mid-Rangy, but not too loud.

Microphone
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
Speech + Pink Noise N/A
Speech + Subway Noise N/A
SpNR
N/A
Active Features
N/A
Active Features
Battery
Battery Type
N/A
Continuous Battery Life
N/A
Additional Charges
N/A
Total Battery Life
N/A
Charge Time
N/A
Power Saving Feature
N/A
Audio While Charging
N/A
Passive Playback
N/A
Charging Port N/A
0
Active Features
App Support
App Name N/A
iOS N/A
Android N/A
macOS N/A
Windows N/A
Equalizer
N/A
ANC Control
N/A
Mic Control N/A
Room effects
N/A
Playback Control
N/A
Button Mapping N/A
Surround Sound N/A

No compatible app.

Connectivity
0
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
N/A
Multi-Device Pairing
N/A
NFC Pairing
N/A
Line of Sight Range
N/A
Default Latency
N/A
aptX Latency
N/A
aptX(LL) 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 3.9 ft
Connection 1/8" TRS
Wired Latency
0 ms
Connectivity
PC / PS4 Compatibility
PC / PS4 Analog
Audio Only
PC / PS4 Wired USB
No
PC / PS4 Non-BT Wireless
No
Connectivity
Xbox One Compatibility
Xbox One Analog
Audio Only
Xbox One Wired USB
No
Xbox One Wireless
No
0
Connectivity
Base/Dock
Type
N/A
USB Input
N/A
Line In
N/A
Line Out
N/A
Optical Input
N/A
RCA Input
N/A
Dock Charging
N/A
Power Supply
N/A
In the box
In the box

  • Beyerdynamic DT 770 Headphones
  • 1/8" to 1/4" Adapter
  • Manual
  • Carrying pouch

Compared to other Headphones

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Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
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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 DT 770. 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 M50x.

Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO
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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 are practically the same headphones, but the 990 are open and the 770 are closed-backs.

Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO
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The Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO are better-built headphones than the Beyerdynamic DT 770 model 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 do get a big hard case and an extra straight detachable cable with the DT 1770, but that’s about it.

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

Sennheiser HD 650
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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 HD 650 are also a bit more comfortable, but they don’t have the nice and sturdy build of the DT 770 PRO. 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 means they block more ambient noise and leak less than the HD 650.

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

Sennheiser HD 820
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The Sennheiser HD 820 are a slightly better closed-back critical listening headphone than the Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO, but not by much especially considering the price difference between the two headphones. The HD 820 have a much better and more premium build quality.  They also have more spacious and well-padded earcups that are breathable enough to wear for much longer than the Beyerdynamics. They come with more high-end cables and accessories and do not sound as sharp on vocals and instrumentals as the Beyerdynamics. On the other hand, the Beyerdynamics 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 a little tight on the head for some.

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Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO Price

250 OHM DT 770
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