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beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO X Limited Edition Review

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beyerdynamic is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year! On this occasion, the manufacturer has introduced the beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro X Limited Edition, a special version of the best-selling DT 770 PRO. The Limited Edition features new drivers, a detachable cable, improved wearing comfort, and a new look. Thanks to their 48-ohm impedance, these studio headphones should work well with a wide variety of playback devices. Sounds great – let’s check them out!

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beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO X Limited Edition: Quick Facts

  • wired studio headphones
  • dynamic
  • circumaural
  • single-sided cable (3 m)
  • nominal impedance: 48 Ohms

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beyerdynamic has stood for high-quality audio products since 1924. The German manufacturer’s studio headphones enjoy an especially good reputation. So it makes perfect sense that beyerdynamic chose to celebrate its one hundredth birthday with a special edition of one of its top sellers. The beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO X Limited Edition are mostly at home in production, recording, and mixing, but they can also be used for podcasting, streaming, gaming, and of course casual listening.

While the new headphones are based on the DT 770 PRO, they do come with several new features. First and foremost, they’re equipped with new STELLAR.45 drivers featuring neodymium magnets and voice coils made from copper-plated precision wires. beyerdynamic first introduced these drivers in 2021 in the DT 700 PRO X and DT 900 PRO X.

For added flexibility, the headphones are equipped with a detachable 3-meter cable fitted with a 3-pin mini XLR plug. Moreover, the headband has been optimized and now features a fontanel recess. According to beyerdynamic, this improves wearing comfort and protects sensitive areas of the head. The headband and the grey velour ear pads are replaceable.

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DT 770 PRO X LE · Source: beyerdynamic

Technical Details

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The beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO X Limited Edition (let’s call them LE from now on) are dynamic, closed-back headphones with a circumaural design.

The STELLAR.45 driver offers a frequency response of 5 Hz to 40 kHz and delivers a maximum sound pressure level of 112 dB (at 1 V / 500 Hz) with less than 0.05 % of total harmonic distortion (at 500 Hz).

Just like the DT 700 PRO X, and in contrast to the DT 770 PRO, the headphones are only available with an impedance of 48 Ohms. This means that you don’t have to worry about which impedance option is right for you. The beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO X LE are designed to be consumer-friendly and suitable for various applications.

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The design takes clues from the classic DT 770 PRO · Source: beyerdynamic

The headphones reduce outside noise by 16 dBA. While this may not be sufficient for very loud environments, it should be plenty for home studio use.

Without the cable, the headphones tip the scale at 305 grams. They come with a 3-meter cable, a 1/4” jack adapter, and a rather simple drawstring bag.

Differences between the beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO X LE, DT 770 PRO, and DT 700 PRO X

So many different models – what are the differences? beyerdynamic has written a blog article to shed some light on this issue. The main takeaways:

  • Limited Edition vs. DT 770 PRO: Comparable sound architecture, but the new drivers deliver a wider frequency response and reduced THD. Furthermore, the beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO X LE reaches slightly higher sound pressure levels.
  • Limited Edition vs. DT 700 PRO X: The LE version offers enhanced bass and treble reproduction; the DT 700 PRO X is more linear, especially in the high frequencies.

Build Quality and Design of the beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO X LE

The classic design takes clues from the DT 770 PRO, while the DT 700 PRO X, for example, look slightly more modern and unique.

The headband of the LE version features a spring steel construction and replaceable memory foam padding. I’ll admit that I’m slightly partial to the simpler design of the PRO X. But that’s just my personal preference and doesn’t affect my verdict.

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The mini XLR cable connects to the left ear cup · Source: beyerdynamic

The ear cups are connected via a short, thin cable on both sides. This also seems a bit “old-school” to me, but it’s a typical design feature of the manufacturer’s headphones.

The single-sided cable connects via a mini XLR plug to the left ear cup. The connector locks in place and cannot be pulled out without pressing a button to unlock. In my review of the Sennheiser HD 490 PRO, I found this to be an advantage and possible disadvantage at the same time. While the system reliably protects against inadvertently ripping out the cable, the connector could possibly be damaged if you pull on the cable too hard.

With a length of 3 meters, the cable is almost a bit too long for my taste – I would have appreciated a second, shorter cable option. But that’s splitting hairs – all in all, the build quality of the German-made headphones is top-notch.

Wearing Comfort

I found the beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO X LE to be extremely comfortable. The headphones are light and don’t put a lot of pressure on the head. In addition, they fit snugly over my ears. Moreover, they’re even comfortable if you wear glasses. If you work with headphones a lot – which I do – you know how important these details are.

The rotation of the ear cups is very limited, but I don’t mind this at all.

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The velour ear pads are very comfortable · Source: beyerdynamic

How do the beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO X Limited Edition sound?

With slightly elevated bass and treble ranges, the headphones hit the sweet spot between neutral linearity and a pleasant sound. I won’t deny that I enjoy an upfront bass. And while the headphones deliver a rich bass response, they don’t blatantly overdo it like many consumer headphones. I also like the treble range, which is a bit less linear than in that of the DT 770 PRO X, resulting in a slightly more “hi-fi” sound in comparison.

As a result, the DT 770 PRO X LE are great fun for recording and producing. However, there’s a chance that you might prefer a slightly more neutral sound for mixing applications.

There’s also nothing wrong with the stereo image and transient reproduction. The headphones effortlessly reproduce small details. In this regard, the limited edition meets all expectations.

The beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO X LE even sound good when connected to a laptop, tablet, or smartphone. And this is precisely what the long-established manufacturer wanted to achieve with this model.

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beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO X Limited Edition · Source: beyerdynamic

Conclusion

The beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO X Limited Edition is a modernized version of a classic for today’s requirements and listening preferences. And the headphones deliver on this promise. They work extremely well in modern production environments. No matter if you connect them to your laptop, audio interface, smartphone, stereo system, or game controller – the sound is always convincing.

The German manufacturer has taken the liberty of adapting the bass and treble reproduction to today’s listening expectations. This means that the headphones are slightly less linear than pure reference headphones designed strictly for mixing. But they’re great fun for recording and producing music, as well as for speech applications. The excellent wearing comfort adds to the positive impression.

As beyerdynamic offers so many great headphone models, the biggest competitors of the DT 770 PRO X LE come from the same company. The more affordable DT 770 PRO (80 Ω) and the slightly more expensive DT 700 PRO X come to mind.

Price and Availability

The beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO X Limited Edition is available at Thomann* for $179 / £175 / €199.

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Pros and Cons: beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO X Limited Edition

Pros

  • High wearing comfort
  • Excellent build quality
  • Detachable cable
  • Detailed sound
  • Works with all common playback devices
  • Extra ear pads and headband pad included

Cons

  • The locking mini XLR cable connection could be overstressed when pulling hard on the cable
  • No shorter cable option included

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Note: This review was originally published in German on gearnews.de. Translation: Lasse Eilers.

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