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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Subpar for office use. They leak a bit too much to use in a quiet office environment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Update 06/04/2021: A user asked if it's normal to experience a difference in sound quality when using a smartphone versus using an amp. We tried using these headphones on an Android phone and noticed that they lacked a lot of bass. However, this is to be expected. A smartphone can't produce the power needed by the headphones' drivers to give you a better bass performance. If you want the best sound quality possible, you must use a dedicated headphone amp with these over-ears, even if it's not the same as ours, as an amp can provide enough power for their drivers. There has been no change in our review.
The Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO have a very neutral sound profile, which results in an accurate reproduction of vocals and lead instruments. Their sound is also suitable for a variety of audio content. However, sibilants are a bit bright and piercing.
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.
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.
Excellent Mid Range performance. The response is virtually flat and within 1dB of our target, which is great.
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.
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.
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. If you're in a noise-sensitive environment and are looking for reference headphones that leak less, check out the AKG K371 instead.
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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 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.
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.
The Beyerdynamic DT 880 and the Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO are similarly-performing headphones for critical listening. The DT 880's semi-open design helps to create a slightly more open soundstage. They're also a bit 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.
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.
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 gives them 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.
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.
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 some people feel like they are 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.
The Sennheiser HD 599 and the Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO are both impressive audiophile headphones that each serve their own purpose. The Sennheiser are open-back, so they get less bass, but have an otherwise very balanced, clear sound and open soundstage. The Beyerdynamic are closed-back, so their sound profile can differ a bit more from person to person, but they generally get a lot more bass, but can also sound a bit sharp.
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 headphones 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 as well. On the other hand, the Beyerdynamic have a better-balanced sound profile, though not by much.
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 as well. On the other hand, the Sennheiser are less leaky, but that's about it.
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 means they block more ambient noise and leak less than the Sennheiser.
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.
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 Sennheiser 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.
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 Beyerdynamic are very well-built headphones and feel more durable than the Sennheiser. Both headphones are fairly comfortable, but the cups of the Sennheiser 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.
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 lots of customization options, though, so you can more easily tweak their sound profile to better suit your tastes.
For gaming, the Astro A50 Gen 3 Wireless 2017 are better headphones 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.
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.