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Beyerdynamic – History of the studio legends

Founded in 1924, as “Elektrotechnische Fabrik Eugen Beyer” in Berlin, the company has radically influenced and promoted audio recording and sound reproduction. Products like the first dynamic headphones DT 48 (1937), the first studio-grade dynamic microphone M 19 (1939) or the tour guide system for museums and factory tours which was presented by beyerdynamic for the first time in 1974 were milestones in this field. But they are just three examples of the many innovations that have made beyerdynamic a leading audio specialist over the years.

Countless musicians, sound engineers, conference participants, interpreters and hi-fi fans have come into contact with beyerdynamic products over the years – either consciously or not, at work or in their leisure time. For the company, they all belong to “Generation Audio”, a family of sound enthusiasts and passionate users.

For experienced sound professionals, the beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro is an old friend used in countless studios throughout the world.

The roots of the legendary beyerdynamic DT 770/880/990 line go back to 1981. Their outstanding sound and durable design laid the foundation for these headphones’ unprecedented studio and stage career.

Made in Germany

As with all beyerdynamic professional studio headphones, the studio legends are also handcrafted in Germany. Backed by high-quality materials and meticulous workmanship, this high-end product is a long-term investment.

The PRO classics

beyerdynamic’s DT 770 PRO, DT 880 PRO and DT 990 PRO headphone series has it’s roots in the early 1980s. Since then, millions of audio professionals from all parts of the world have become loyal users of beyerdynamic products.

The series has been designed to cater for listening in a wide variety of environments, thanks to different headphone construction:

DT 770 PRO – Closed back (studio, stage)
DT 880 PRO – Semi-open back (reference monitoring, mastering, mixing)
DT 990 PRO – Fully open back (critical listening)

Sound you can rely on

The sound of the studio legends is without doubt a benchmark for professional users. It’s secret lies not only in our cutting-edge drivers, which are hand-made in Germany, but also in a very sophisticated bass-reflex system. The membrane can “breathe” in an otherwise closed housing and is therefore extremely quickand precise in its response, accurately replaying frequencies anywhere between 5 to 35,000 Hz. This makes the DT 770 PRO an ideal tool for critical listening and monitoring purposes.

Superior build quality

As opposed to many “lifestyle headphones”, beyerdynamic headphones are to last. Only the best materials are used, such as neodymium magnets, a steel headband, anodized aluminum forks, composite housings and soft skin earpads. All of these parts are hand-made in Germany – with incredible attention to detail and quality.

Every part is replaceable

These headphones are designed to perform even under extreme conditions. Its superior build quality has ensured that the DT 770 PRO is the No.1 choice for professional users around the world. However, in the rarest of occasions should something break, nearly every part can be replaced individually thanks to intelligent design and implementation. This is what we’ve promised our customers for more than 30 years, and this is what we deliver.


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