Beyerdynamic updates the iconic DT770PRO Headphones
January 2016, At the Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, Beyerdynamic, following the introduction of their new General Manager, introduced the long awaited successor to the icon DT770Pro headphones. These headphones became the reference model for the industry for mixing, live performance and studio work since they were introduced over 25 years ago, and are still a high volume item. The original DT770PRO headphones were available in 32ohm, 80ohm and 250ohm configurations and featured a leatherette and velour earpiece cover.
Following after this iconic product took a lot of time and engineering – the result of that multi-decade effort is the new DT1770PRO headphones. The new headphones feature the Beyerdynamic Tesla drivers in their closed 250 ohm headphones. These drivers use a new design and material to create and manage a high magnetic flux density for enhanced performance and accuracy. The generation 2.0 Tesla systems offer high efficiency and distortion-free sound even with high resolution data along with improved spherical spatial properties even at the high output levels.
Also integrated to the design is a new triple-layer compound membrane in the DT 1770 PRO. It reduces unwanted partial vibrations, allowing a previously unknown level of reproduction of overtones, as well improved bass reproduction. The new design once again features exchangeable ear cushions. The choices that come with the product are a cover with soft velour ( approx. 18 dBA Ambient noise attenuation) or high-quality artificial leather velour ( approx. 21 dBA Ambient noise attenuation). Despite the remarkably high ambient noise reduction, the full circumaural ear cups fit comfortably for long sessions. To go along with the ear cups, the headphones have a sturdy, spring-steel headband that is adjustable and comes with exchangeable padding.
Finally, with the inclusion of the Tesla drivers, push the headphones to support a Frequency response range of 5 Hz - 40,000 Hz at 250 ohms and a Nominal SPL of 102 dB SPL (1 mW / 500 Hz) and Max. SPL of 125 dB SPL (200 mW / 500 Hz) with a T.H.D. of < 0.05% (1 mW / 500 Hz). The headphones are corded with a detachable cord. The units come with a straight and a coiled cable that have the integrated mini-XLR connector for the headphones. The other end supports both the ¼” and 3.5mm mini plugs.
The new DT1770 Pro is available at both traditional and on-line retailers and has an MSRP of $599.