Sennheiser HD 650 vs Beyerdynamic DT 1770 Pro

Sennheiser HD 650 review
Beyerdynamic DT 1770 Pro review

Choosing between Sennheiser HD 650 vs Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO professional studio headphones the first obvious difference is the open back of the first and closed one of the latter that will be the ground of most differences in its sound and use. The headphones are wired and over ear wearing style.

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Sennheiser HD 650 has 300 Ohm impedance vs 250 Ohm of Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO, the frequency response 10Hz-41KHz vs 5Hz-40KHz. They have similar total harmonic distortion of 0.5%, neodymium magnet type, and just 1 dB difference in sensitivity, 103 vs 102 dB.


If I describe the sound of Sennheiser HD 650 it is bright, sheer, and live. I find the combination of lows, mids, and highs quite harmonious with a wide soundstage. The trebles are not too bright that does not make you tired for long audio sessions.

Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO makes you feel like you're in a live concert in the first rows. The soundstage and imaging is bright and incredibly clear. Still the sound is harmonious and natural on all the levels of pitch.

Comfort and design

Both headphones feel very well made in your hands and impress with quality and durability though being made of plastic. But Sennheiser headphones seem to have weaker joints. The velour pads feel soft on the ears. Having tested Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO vs Sennheiser HD 650 I may tell they feel quite comfortable on the head but a bit tight. The weight of Beyerdynamic is 388 g vs Sennheiser’s 260 g.

Sennheiser HD 650 pros and cons

Sennheiser HD 650 pros and cons


  • Great for natural listening for its neutral sound
  • Comfortable and stable design
  • Large ear cups will suit most ears with comfort and deliver a great sound with a wide stage
  • The open design makes my ears rest while listening for long hours without being sweaty or tired


  • The bass may seem a bit weak for some genres of music
  • The open design does not cancel ambient noise and leaks noticeably, so you will like to use it in the office or out

Beyerdynamic DT 1770 Pro pros and cons

Beyerdynamic DT 1770 Pro pros and cons


  • Quality materials and build to last
  • The closed design allows it to reproduce a better bass
  • Decent audio suppression at moderate volumes
  • More comfy with a detachable cable and interchangeable ear cups


  • Unfoldable cups neither back nor flat and rather bulky design make them non-portable for use on the go

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