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Beyerdynamic DT 770 Studio headphones offers great sound for workThe Beyerdynamic DT 770 Studio may not be portable but they offer excellent levels of comfort and performance for the money.
The Beyerdynamic DT 770 Studio is a $200 professional monitoring headphone that deserves a wider audience than just bedroom musicians. This headphone offers excellent sound clarity in conjunction with a bump Proof build. Unless you have very deep pockets, the 10 foot and non-replaceable pocket means the D377 studio is staying at home. Which is a shame because I compared them to the 32 ohm version, and the studios actually sound better in noisy environments such as public transport. The headphones have an 80 ohm impedance, which means they're only a little hard to drive than most headphones. They have a closed back for excellent noise isolation, and the fit with the plush ear cups is very comfortable. Don't let the looks or the studio moniker put you off, though. If they're not quite suited to mobile use, these headphones are perfect for listening on a computer, or with a TV, where the long cable can come in handy. I listen with plenty of different types of music and they don't fall into the trap of making [UNKNOWN] recorded music unlistenable. They have plenty of deep bass clear [UNKNOWN] and nice airy highs which makes them suitable for most types of music or movies While you can certainly get cheaper monitor headphones, for example the Sony MDR-7506 or the Audio Technica ATH-M50X, the Beyer Dynamics are more comfortable and offer better midrange detail. The only real drawback to the 770s is that they are extensively a guitar center exclusive. However if you can find a set, check them out, they're worth the trip.