DJs: Lose Yourself In the Music at NCB 2018 with beyerdynamic’s DT 770 Studio Edition

YBLTV Review: beyerdynamic DT 770 Studio Edition Headphones

As the Nightclub & Bar Show expo floor officially opens today, DJs and audio engineers will want to take note: you should lose yourself in your music with beyerdynamic’s DT 770 Studio Edition! Everyone makes headphones these days, it seems like. Some come with a gimmick such as a character’s face or RGB lighting, but these are just distracting from what good headphones should be. At least, that is my thinking on the matter. When the opportunity to review beyerdynamic’s DT 770 Studio Edition came up, I jumped at the chance. It is always exciting to get my hands on a new, quality pair of ‘phones, whether for review or for personal purchase. With that, let’s check them out.

Design

Early on into reading about your headphones, you realize that every part of this assembly is replaceable. Did you bend the headband support? They’ve got that. Cracked hinges? Not a problem. Rarely do you see a company so open and willing to break out their replacement options. Typically you are stuck with either submitting your broken pair for a chance at a replacement, or even given the “sorry Charlie, you’re out of luck” response. Comfortable ear pads a cut above the standard fare, metal brackets, and replacement parts easily accessible through the company website.

Style

Nothing flashy here, you get a quality set of appropriately oversized headphones, with a velour-like cover for the ear pads. Beyerdynamic understands that you plan on using these for extended periods, and there is no reason to sacrifice comfort for function. This is one point that I have seen a great many headphone companies overlook in their over-the-ear headphone offerings.

“beyerdynamic understands that you can’t sacrifice comfort for function” Patrick Mackey, YBLTV Writer / Reviewer @mackeyp42

Considerations

I appreciate that the team at beyerdynamic went with a straight cable for the DT 770 Studio Edition headphones, but I would encourage them to migrate to a removable cable option. Utilizing the same gold-tip plug as the end of the headphones, they could increase their popularity that much more, by having a cord that could be easily removed during transport or for replacement. The longer cables are amazing for quality headphones when you have to move around a bit, but I can’t tell you how many times I have caught the cord on a desk corner or table leg and had headphones ripped clear off my head. Panic ensues, and is only a matter of time before this results in the damage of one or more important pieces that may be vital to my headphones’ existence.

beyerdynamic DT770 Studio Edition Headphones. YBLTV Review by Patrick Mackey.
beyerdynamic DT770 Studio Edition Headphones. YBLTV Review by Patrick Mackey.

Pros

  • Wide frequency range
  • Comfortable velour-style ear cups
  • Impressive sound cancelling ability for over-ear headphones
  • Closed back design for clearer audio reproduction

Cons

  • Wired headphone is hardwired, while competition has gone to a removable wired option

Specs

  • 80 Ohm resistance for wide range studio application
  • 5-35k frequency range
  • Wired headphones
  • 96 dB sound pressure

Thoughts

This is my first interaction with beyerdynamic aside from reading the reviews of others. I was excited at the opportunity, and even more so when the package arrived. I’ve been through my share of headphones and these are the closest I have come to completely forgetting I have headphones on, and dial into the music coming through them. I look forward to seeing what other high-quality audio products beyerdynamic brings to the industry.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: YBLTV Writer / Reviewer, Patrick Mackey was provided on loan the beyerdynamic DT770 Studio Edition Headphones from beyerdynamic in consideration for a Product Review.

beyerdynamic DT770 Studio Edition Headphones. YBLTV Review by Patrick Mackey.
beyerdynamic DT770 Studio Edition Headphones. YBLTV Review by Patrick Mackey.

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