Beyerdynamic DT 1770 Pro Review
Written by Timothy Yip on May 30, 2016
Priced at $1299, the Beyerdynamic DT 1770 Pro is a pair of closed back studio monitoring headphones that is definitely worth its weight in gold. However, the high price tag might be out of reach to producers and sound engineers who might not have the funds to afford such a pair of high-end studio monitors.
The headphones come with a pair of velour ear pads which are plush and comfortably cover the ears, giving good isolation, blocking out ambient noise as well as preventing audio leakage. If you prefer leather ear pads, don’t fret, as they are included in the box and are easy to swap out. It also comes with a coiled 3.5mm with a 1/4 jack screw-on adapter to a mini XLR cable.
The headphones feel snug and secure, but not too tight, making it great for long sessions, but its weight can make it feel as if your head is under a tremendous amount of pressure after using it for a few hours.
The studio monitors are really articulate in terms of their frequency response, with a relatively flat response which allows the user to hear his or her production with greater detail.
Having used it for both production and daily listening, the bass is clear and full-bodied, with the right amount of depth, thus giving the bass a healthy presence in the mix. Moving on, the midrange was warm and gentle while vocals were clear and sharp. Overall, there was space in the mix with the lows, mids and highs coming together in perfect harmony. However, the highs can get a little too bright at times, especially with instruments like bells, and may sometimes overwhelm the mix.
Another problem is that the studio monitors impedance is 250 ohms, which may require a use of an amp when it is being used on a mobile device such as an iPad. Thus, this makes it a little hard when trying to use it for mobile production.
Other than that, the Beyerdynamic DT 1770 Pro is a great pair of monitoring headphones that will serve all your production and monitoring needs, but the hefty price tag might put the headphones a little out of reach for the common producer and sound engineer.