The new Beyerdynamic DT 770 M, selling for $179.00 is marketed toward drummers and Front of House mix engineers because of its extreme sound isolation. It also includes a volume control on the cable. But are these the only changes to the headphones? Today I’ll take a deeper look at them with this Beyerdynamic DT 770 M headphone review.
Beyerdynamic DT 770 M Headphone Review
In the Box
-Beyerdynamic DT 770 M headphones
-3.5 mm to 6.3 mm adapter
Transducer type: dynamic
Operating Principle: closed
Nominal Frequency Response: 5 Hz to 30 kHz
Impedance: 80 ohms
Nominal SPL: 105 dB
Nominal THD: <.2%
Ambient Noise Attenuation: 35 dBA
Cable Length: 3 m (9.8 ft)
Connection: gold-plated mini stereo jack
The majority of the design of the Beyerdynamic DT 770 M headphones is identical to the DT 770 Pro headphones’ design. However, there is one significant difference: its cable.
Not only is its cable much longer than the Pro, but it also incorporates a volume control. This control is separate from your phone’s digital volume. As a result, the volume slider on the cable won’t control the volume of your phone, for example.
Additionally, the Beyerdynamic DT 770 M comes with pleather earpads even though it is an 80 ohm headphone (the other 80 ohm DT 770 headphones come with velour earpads).
I was expecting the sound signature of the Beyerdynamic DT 770 M headphones to be pretty similar, if not exactly the same as the DT 770 Pro. However, this assumption was mistaken.
However, I was highly impressed with the noise isolation of these cans. Maybe it is due to the earpads, maybe it is additional technology in the earcups, but these cans did an INCREDIBLE job of killing outside ambiance!
Firstly, the low end was quite different in the Beyerdynamic DT 770 M than in the Pro. It is more flat and balanced, without the big boost of low-end energy that is particularly noticeable in kick drums and toms.
As a result, the midrange seems to be more emphasized in the DT 770 M. In particular, guitars, synths, and other midrange heavy instruments like horns, strings and vocals seemed to stand out more than they did with the DT 770 Pro.
The high frequencies of the Beyerdynamic DT 770 M seemed to be about the same as the DT 770 Pro. It was emphasized a bit so that cymbals and vocal air bring energy to the tunes. Additionally, it seems to bring a lot of detail into distorted guitars and the breath of horns.
Overall, for $179.00 I think the Beyerdynamic DT 770 M are a great choice for those that need to block out sound. It’s worth noting the difference in low end, but this will particularly appeal to those who don’t need such a dramatic low frequency boost.
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