Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro vs Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

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This is a comparison between Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro and Audio Technica ATH-M50x. This is no surprise that these are two headphones that are very often contenders because they come within a very similar price range and they both are monitoring headphones.


Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro

Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro is one of the most well built, durable, and comfortable headphones. These headphones can be used for watching movies, TV, YouTube, other web content, video games, and another general-purpose listening. For a closed-back headphone, this is a soundstage that rivals some intimate open-back headphones. The bass on these phones is interestingly surprising. They are really enjoyable to listen to. This truly is a general-purpose studio workhorse headphone. The purity of that bass better on the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

Audio Technica ATH-M50x is comfortable on the head. Rock, metal, EDM are all served well by these headphones. These headphones have above-average sound quality, above-average build quality, and an acceptable comfort level. These are studio monitoring headphones and not reference headphones. They’re meant for monitoring audio not mixing and mastering but could be worn whilst creating music. These are one of the best portable wired headphones. These fit super comfortably around the neck.


Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro

The sound is often said that in the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro is an aggressively v-shaped sounding headphone. It is not neutral by old-school standards. They have decent imaging and excellent soundstage. The bass is big and has a decent authority. The bass is faster and more dynamic. It has more authority in it’s overall of much better quality. The bass is less boosted and less extended. Treble is emphasized in the upper treble with the bear dynamic signature treble spike. Here it is from 8 to 9 kilohertz.

Audio Technica ATH-M50x

Audio Technica ATH-M50x has a unique sound. These headphones are not completely flat. They are a little bit strong on the base. These are not active noise canceling. They are a passive one. Muffling around can be heard when the headphones are put on. The sound is less than normal, so when headphones are put on, they sound isolated but not fully. They have pretty good imaging and the soundstage is closed in it. Feels like they’re right on the ears and that can feel a little bit claustrophobic. Bass is fast and tight low basses emphasize but not by too much and there’s a bit of a rise in the upper bass. The mid-range is fairly flat with a slight dip in the low mid somewhere around 300 Hertz. The treble is the weak point with these headphones. Treble performance is quite uneven. Overall they are really enjoyable while listening to music on these headphones.


Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro

Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro when used gives a sense of involvement and one is pulled into the sound experience to a point where one would not want to take them off. These capture all those ambient background noises so well that one cannot tell the difference between the headphones being on and off. The highs lows and mids feel true to the actual voice. There’s a little bit of enhancement and in the highs, one still gets that clean high. If one got them cranked up high and a bass kicks in one might get a little bit of distortion because those cans are not designed to handle a heavy bass. Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro are better monitoring headphones.

Audio Technica ATH-M50x

Audio Technica ATH-M50x has 45-millimeter drivers and has a frequency response of 15 to 28 kilohertz. They have an impedance of 38 ohms and a sensitivity of 99 decibels build wise. Almost entirely the headphones are made out of plastic except for the headband adjuster and the metal ring around the ear cup. They come with are a leather carrying pouch and they have a screw-on quarter-inch adapter. They are remarkably resistant to scuffs, cuts, and scratches and despite them being made almost entirely of plastic, these are durable. The headphone cable is removable and it does have a twist to lock feature. They are more u-shaped than v-shaped.


Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro

As far as the cushions themselves, a lot of people say the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro are hands-down winners in terms of comfort. They have larger cups and one may feel more space around their ears but being a uniform cushion one may do feel certain pressure points. These feel like two cakes kept on the ears. The earpads are soft and replaceable. It gives a comfortable fit due to adjustable, soft padded headband construction. They clamp the head a bit, which gets uncomfortable after a while.

Audio Technica ATH-M50x

Audio Technica ATH-M50x has 90 degrees swiveling ear cups. The headband is reasonably padded but it’s not the thickest and most comfortable padding. The earpads are reasonably padded. They’re not particularly deep and they don’t have any memory foam. The headband is very adjustable. There is quite a large range of adjustability in the headband. They’re not the heaviest headphones and the pressure on top of the head may be felt which would get a bit too much after a little while. These hold the ear perfectly.


Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro

Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro has a 3-meter straight cable. They have a 3.5-millimeter jack. There is also threading for a 1/4″ adapter. Every part of this headphone is replaceable and user-serviceable. Should any part break and Beyerdynamic makes all the parts readily available. The cable is 10 feet long. The cable is protected by plastic and rubber, which protects it.

Audio Technica ATH-M50x

Three different cables are received with headphones. The first one is a regular cable which is 1.2 meters and it is used just for casual listening. It’s short and it doesn’t get in the way, so that is nice. The second cable is a 3-meter straight cable and on this one, one can screw the full-size jack. Last but not least, there is the coiled cable which 1.2 meters. If you stretch it all the way, one gets 3 meters out of that which is cool. The full-size jack can be connected on there and also be screwed out of it.


Audio Technica ATH-M50x feels a little bit more solid. There’s a little bit more weight, a little bit more girth. The plastics feel a little bit better quality and the leather on the top a little bit feels more solid and well designed when compared to Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro. The cables feel a little bit more robust on the Audio Technica ATH-M50x. Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro cables do feel like they’re made of a very little bit cheaper plastic. From a physical perspective, the Audio Technica ATH-M50x is winning first prize between the two. When it comes to purity of sound the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro wins.

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