Beyerdynamic just released their Pro X series which is a follow-up to the Pro Series. Today, our Beyerdynamic DT 700 Pro X review will look into the DT 700 Pro. It’s a studio-grade pair of headphones designed for music creators and engineers. It’s a closed-back model so we’re checking it out to see if it’s as good as the 900 Pro X.
The 900 Pro X is its opened-back counterpart and we’ve seen how that pair performs. So, we’re actually hoping that this pair we’re reviewing today won’t disappoint. For big bucks, let’s see what the DT 700 Pro X has in store for us.
The headphones for our Beyerdynamic DT 700 Pro X review arrived in a sleek-looking cardboard container. The company opted for a minimalist design so you’ll mostly see a black and grey colour scheme. What stands out on the box is the lengthwise orange strip that’s set in front.
On this strip, you’ll find an image of one side of the headphones. Beyerdynamic and its logo are just above it, while the product’s name is below.
Inside, you’ll find the headphones kept securely in place. That means, you won’t have to worry about unnecessary damages while in transit.
Other than the headphones, the box includes a 1.8m and 3.0m mini XLR cable. Both of these have a 3.5mm mini stereo jacks present.
There’s also a 6.35mm adapter and a drawstring bag to keep the headphones in.
Beyerdynamic DT 700 Pro X Review – Design and Functionality
This section of our Beyerdynamic DT 700 Pro X review focuses on the design and functions of the product. Like the 900 Pro X, these headphones feel extremely similar to other models from Beyerdynamic. There are no frills, and it has a function-over-fashion design.
The closed-back design of these headphones share the same style as other models.
As such, these join the ranks of both the company’s classics and newer models. Though of course, there are still differences in the design such as the discreet appearance of its model name. It’s displayed in shiny letters along the matte-black ear cups.
Speaking of the ear cups, their swivelling mountings were further enhanced compared to the earlier models. Now, it has a more arched form which we think is pretty good.
It comes with replaceable ear pads too, and they’re covered with wonderful finely soft velour. And to note, these utilise the silver-grey scheme that’s present on the classic models.
The structure and design of the ear pads were changed too. Now, these sport a simpler shape with clearer lines. Also, the stability of its cushion’s shape was improved in a wholly functional way.
The choice of materials plus the quality of its craftsmanship are undeniably impeccable on the DT 770 Pro X.
The change from the spring steel bracket to a headband casing is specifically elegant. And despite the unobtrusive solution, its screw connection still allows you to carry out maintenance whenever necessary.
And with the Pro X Series models, the company opted for a headband that’s lined with a synthetic leather padding. Like other similar products, it now has memory foam inside.
The classic DT 770 Pro still sports a fixed coiled cable. But when it comes to the DT 770 Pro X, Beyerdynamic opted for a more contemporary style. Instead, the headphones sport two interchangeable straight cables.
The two differently-shaped cable lengths make the product more flexible. Use it with a 3m cable for working on recording sessions or a 1.80mm cable for a headphone preamp.
Its single-sided cable routing also means that the product’s feed will bother you less. This is compared to double feeds.
We wore the headphones for this Beyerdynamic DT 700 Pro X review. And surprisingly, it hardly put any strain on the head. That’s all thanks to the product’s reasonable contact pressure, allowing it to fit securely even with quick head movements.
Key Features of the Beyerdynamic DT 700 Pro X
This time, let’s look at what the different key features are on this pair of headphones. What makes them better than similar products available in the market?
Let’s find out.
Over-ear Closed-back Design
The DT 700 Pro X features a closed-back design, making it more versatile than the open-back PRO X headphones. It’s an excellent choice for vocal recordings, instrument lives, and monitoring purposes.
Its closed-back design also isolates the sound on both sides. This way, recordings won’t have crosstalk. And, live microphones won’t capture and record the playback or beat.
Perfect for All Situations
The DT 700 Pro X from Beyerdynamic are professional and studio-grade headphones. They’re suitable for recording, DJing, and monitoring no matter where you are.
Using these headphones allow you to listen to your music on the go. Plus, it even lets you enjoy impressive audio quality.
Proprietary STELLAR.45 Drivers
The new STELLAR.45 drivers are developed in Heilbronn, Germany. These are made with strong neodymium magnet and a copper-plated, high-tech wire voice coil.
Since the DT 700 Pro X is equipped with these drivers, it delivers the proven Beyerdynamic sound. Its audio quality was previously unattainable, but the balanced conductivity and weight of the wire make it possible.
48 Ohm Impedance
Combining the integrated attenuating layer and three-layer speaker cone, these headphones have an efficient driver system with 48-ohm impedance.
The transducer offers detailed transient reproduction and fast response. That’s thanks to the lightweight voice coil and distortion-free audio even at high levels of sound pressure.
Flexible and Sustainable
Like all Beyerdynamic headphones, the DT 700 Pro X is handmade in Germany with the highest quality materials. It’s also suitable for everyday use with its included cables.
Since most of the headphones’ components are replaceable, it’s an excellent investment for all.
Comfort and Durability
Trying the headphones for our Beyerdynamic DT 700 Pro X review showed that the product is both durable and comfortable. Its rugged and steel construction offers a secure fit for the product. Plus, it guarantees durability over time.
To match its durable construction, the DT 700 Pro X is made comfortable with supple velour ear pads. These are soft to the touch while providing comfortable air circulation. Its headband has soft memory foam to ergonomically adjust to your head’s shape.
Beyerdynamic uses robust and high-quality materials to deliver both comfort and durability through the years.
Now, our Beyerdynamic DT 700 Pro X review will discuss its specifications.
The DT 700 Pro X sports a dynamic transducer and a closed operating principle. It has a circumaural sound coupling to the ears. Plus, it even has a frequency response and nominal impedance of 5Hz to 40,000Hz and 48 Ω respectively.
Ambient noise attenuation is 20 dBA while nominal sound pressure levels @1 mW / 500Hz is 100dB SPL. For nominal sound pressure levels @1 V / 500 Hz is 114dB SPL.
When it comes to its short-term maximum input power, it’s at 100 mW. On continuous operation, its rated maximum input power is 30 mW.
Looking further into the product for our Beyerdynamic DT 700 Pro X review, it’s THD @1 mW is as follows. 0.40% @ 100 Hz, 0.05% @ 500 Hz, and 0.04% @ 1 kHz.
The DT 700 Pro X’s headband pressure is 5.3N and its weight without the cable is 350g.
Hands-on with the Beyerdynamic DT 700 Pro X
We tested the DT 700 Pro X to find out how well it performed. It’s to let you know if these headphones are fit for your needs.
When we tried the headphones, we found the sounds it produced were extremely pleasant. And despite having a closed design, it offered notable bass reproduction.
To note, the DT 700 Pro X was surprisingly close to the DT 900 pro X’s subtle bass. And for its mids, these were somewhat sober and cool. But because of its slightly-stronger support from its bass range, it appeared to sound a bit warmer.
The mids’ differentiation was particularly more noticeable with guitar-filled music. Here, a lot of details that other headphones hide were more audible.
On the higher frequencies, the DT 700 Pro X was open and velvety-sounding. In fact, there seemed to be no upper-limits for the headphones.
High frequencies were reproduced nicely into the super high-frequency spectrum. Occasionally, there were hints of sharpness. However, there wasn’t an instance where we heard or experienced sibilance and hiss in the audio.
The Beyerdynamic DT 700 Pro X had a lot of width to offer despite having a closed-back design. While the centre of the stereo spectrum was well-defined, the exterior of its sonic space was extremely engulfing and forward.
The soundstage’s format on the DT 700 Pro X feels easy to adjust to and easy to learn. It’s something we want from a pair of studio headphones to acquire an accurate image of our phasing, imaging, etc.
The headphones had an impactful and strong low-end which gave us quite a nice punch. It isn’t that sub-heavy, yet it does reach the base frequencies a bit. Plus, we felt as if there was a solid balance in this area with the high lows.
The defined and intense lows gave us an exciting listening experience. However, it did sacrifice some levels of accuracy. Nonetheless, we realised that the low-end gave more satisfaction than distraction.
The DT 700 Pro X’s mids somewhat reminded us of that from the 900 Pro X. And these weren’t tuned very differently.
It had the signature Beyerdynamic colour, and retained tons of cleanliness despite the warmer tone.
The mids of these headphones were snappy, and they had a bit of a bite to them. However, they weren’t as strong or harsh on sensitive ears. And as expected from these studio headphones, the product’s mid-range was fairly neutral and unobtrusive.
Beyerdynamic DT 700 Pro X Review Summary
The Beyerdynamic DT 700 Pro X is a high-quality analytical closed pair of headphones. Its modern over-ear style is excellently-constructed and designed, thus, making it comfortable to wear.
For its performance, it offers excellent audio with open trebles, differentiated mids, and restrained bass range. These make it highly beneficial, particularly for guitar music. With the headphones’ damping features, it’s ideal for recording, mixing, and editing.
During our tests, we enjoyed using these headphones since it offered impressive audio quality. We also didn’t have any issues while using this product which is good.
Overall, we were satisfied with the DT 700 Pro X from Beyerdynamic, and we highly recommend it. So if you want to get your own pair, you can easily purchase it from the company’sofficial site.