Beyerdynamic DT 700 PRO X Review

Beyerdynamic DT 700 PRO X Review

Written by Kenneth Sawyer, In Headset, Published On
September 20, 2023

Fans of Beyerdynamic are comparable to those who claim they favour the band that influenced them over the most popular band. The corporation was founded in 1924, effectively predating the majority of music recording technology. There is evidence that Beyerdynamic produced the first commercially available dynamic headphones—the reason we are all on this website. In conclusion, the latest Beyerdynamic DT 700 PRO X is manufactured by experts.

Beyerdynamic DT 700 PRO X  Specification

TypeWired Headphone
Available ColorsColours
Wearing StyleOver Ear
Magnet TypeDynamic
Frequency Response5 – 40,000 Hz
Maximum Power Input 100 mW
Cable LengthTangle Resistant Cable
Weight350 g


Beyerdynamic DT 700 PRO X

The overall design of the PRO X has been updated to a sleeker, more modern appearance compared to the older PRO series, but the first thing you notice about these headphones upon unwrapping is the massive grey velour-padded ear cups. When you first put these on, they surround your outer ears with a thick, plush, tightly sealed layer of padding that is quite effective at isolating you from outside noise. Beyer refers to this as passive isolation, meaning that there’s no active noise-cancellation technology involved; any blocking out of ambient noise is entirely down to the acoustic properties of the padding and the closed-back earcups themselves. Not only does the padding make you feel like a teddy bear is cuddling your ears, but it also prevents sound leakage onto your microphones when recording, making these headphones an excellent choice for monitoring during studio tracking. The lack of swivelling or folding ear receptacles hinders portability, and the headphones’ inherent bulkiness makes them less than ideal for tossing into a laptop bag and taking on the road.

Feel the value

Beyerdynamic DT 700 PRO X

The 700 PRO X’s build quality is remarkably sturdy, with all materials and construction appearing to be of high quality. With the generous cushioning and the glossy black Beyerdynamic logo emblazoned on the headband, these headphones exude an aura of opulence. Left/right labelling is embossed on the headband’s interior surface just above each ear cup, with a small red accent on the left side. However, it doesn’t take long to realise that the cable plugs into the left ear, and if you can read the branding on the top, you’ve got them the correct way around. Modularity is one of the defining characteristics of Beyerdynamic’s headphone design philosophy. While the DT 770 PRO continues to be available in three different impedances to accommodate various applications, the impedance rating of the 700 PRO X is fixed at a generally versatile 48, meaning that it performs equally well when plugged into a mobile device, laptop, or audio interface and does not require an amp to perform at its best, unlike some of the higher impedance non-X models in the range. Both the 80-iteration DT 770 PRO and the DT 700 PRO X sounded significantly louder and more powerful when plugged into a laptop headphone output with identical output volume levels.

How is the Beyerdynamic DT 700 PRO X used?

Beyerdynamic DT 700 PRO X

The weight of the DT 700 PRO X may be the first impression you have of the headset. The shell of the closed-back ear cups weighs 350g and is finished with glass-fibre-reinforced plastic sections that are free of sharp edges. Comparatively, Apple AirPods Max weigh approximately 386g, so I assume that individuals transport such devices. The padded headband and grey velour ear cushions aid in weight support. Monitoring and recording audio are the core functions of the DT 700 PRO X, and it excels in these areas. The velcro provides the optimal amount of traction to ensure that. You can wear this headset on stage if you need monitoring cans because the padding disperses heat over extended sessions and effectively blocks out external noise. Large 45-mm drivers generate a spacious soundstage. 

Beyerdynamic includes a carrying pouch made of a fabric similar to Neoprene that is flexible. Please employ it. I have no idea how, within the confines of my apartment and primarily at my workstation, a sharp piece of metal nicked off the yoke, leaving a skin-slicing edge. Unlike some of Beyerdynamic’s other products, the DT 700 PRO X does not require a headphone amplifier. You could commute with it if your device has a headphone connection, but the majority of us prefer something more portable and lightweight. Conversely, producers seek comfort and precision. Recording musicians desire isolation, the absence of sound leakage, and variable amplitude. In this regard, the DT 700 PRO X is suitable.

Was the Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO X designed to be environmentally friendly?z

In an effort to reduce waste, Beyerdynamic claims that many of these headphones’ components can be replaced or repaired. Manufacturers of cabled headphones are increasingly incorporating detachable cables. Even though the majority of headphones of this calibre allow you to change padding and cables, this is a step in the right direction. This is the type of sustainability we need more of: intelligent designs committed to minimising pollution during production.

Does the Beyerdynamic DT 700 PRO X isolate well?

Beyerdynamic DT 700 PRO X

Passive isolation provides the DT 700 PRO X with excellent performance. No, it will not block out the low rumbles of an aeroplane, but it will do an excellent job of muzzling incidental sounds and a substantial amount of conversation. Depending on the pitch of the impact cymbal, you can anticipate a 30 to 50 dB reduction in noise when striking it. However, it will have little effect on your bassist’s volume, which is typical of passive isolation. This type of performance will protect your hearing in live or recorded musical settings. Additionally, eliminating environmental noise eliminates the need to increase the output volume.

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