Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO vs Sennheiser HD 599

Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO review
vs
Sennheiser HD 599 review

The tested couple Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO vs Sennheiser HD 599 are the leaders of over ear, wired headphones with professionals and music fans. The first one is closed back and the second is open, but let’s see more details.

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Features

Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO is produced with impedance of 16, 32, 80, and 250 Ohm vs 50 Ohm of Sennheiser HD 599. The headphones differ in frequency by 5Hz-35KHz vs 12Hz-38KHz and sensitivity of 96 vs 106 dB. Let’s see what does it give us in sound.

Sound

I find Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO to be great for neutral listening! It produces a very natural combination of lows, mids, and highs the way they’ve been recorded. That corresponds to their definition to be professional headphones for critical listening, though, these features will suit most music genres with amateur listeners as well.

Sennheiser HD 599 reproduces a clear sound with bright vocals, trebles and distinct highs. That I guess is achieved by the mids placed a little backwards on the stage. The sound stage is open and live, however you should not expect the effect of opera.

Comfort and design

Both headphones have a rather bulky design and are unfoldable. That makes them not very portable but comfortable for almost any ears and great to perceive each shade of sound.

Sennheiser HD 599 fits softer for its thick padding while Beyerdynamic seems to be quite tight for most heads.

The weight of Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO is 360 g vs 250 g of Sennheiser HD 599.

Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO pros and cons

Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO pros and cons

Pros

  • Quite a compact build for the type of large over-ear headphones
  • Broad sound with a wide soundstage like live music
  • Closed cups provide a good noise isolation

Cons

  • Non-detachable and non-twisting cable makes it uncomfortable to use out of home, studio, and for activities

Sennheiser HD 599 pros and cons

Sennheiser HD 599 pros and cons

Pros

  • Outstanding look with nice beige and brown colors
  • Quality built and sturdy materials
  • Very large cups with soft and tight padding are great for sound reproduction and comfortable feel for most of listeners
  • Detachable cable and audio cable in a set make it better in the terms of mobility and safety

Cons

  • Very leaky sound and no ambient noise cancelling for its open-cup design

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO
7
Sennheiser HD 599
7.5
6
7
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Common

Product

Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO
Sennheiser HD 599

Model

DT 770 PRO
HD 599

Brand

Beyerdynamic
Sennheiser

Reviews

5996
1376

General

Wearing style

over ear
over ear

Enclosure

closed back
open back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

Impedance, Ohm

16, 32, 80, 250
50

Frequency response, Hz

5Hz-35KHz
12Hz-38KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.2
0.1

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

96
106

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

360/12.6
250/8.8

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

300/9.8
300/9.8

Jack connection (TRS)

6.35
3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

App control

Control functions

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

has not
has not

Bluetooth version

has not
has not

aptX

has not
has not

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

has not
has not

Bluetooth profiles

has not
has not

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

has not
has not

Battery life, hrs

has not
has not

Charging time, hrs

has not
has not

Charging port

has not
has not

Charging cable

has not
has not

Speed charge

has not
has not

Battery free listening mode

has not
has not

Battery level indicator

has not
has not

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

has not
has not

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO
Sennheiser HD 599
Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO
Sennheiser HD 599

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 7.5
  • 7Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO
  • 7.5Sennheiser HD 599

The Sennheiser HD 599 is better headphones in this comparison. Check Sennheiser HD 599 price