Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO vs Shure SRH840

Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO review
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Shure SRH840 review

I am going to share my impressions on famous American and German producers of headphones comparing Shure SRH840 vs Beyerdynamic DT770. These are closed back over ear headphones with a wired design.

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Features

Shure SRH840 comes with an impedance of 44 Ohm while you may choose the impedance type of Beyerdynamic DT 770 between 16, 32, 80, and 250 Ohm depending on your needs. The frequency response field of Shure is a bit more narrow vs Beyerdynamic, 5Hz-25KHz vs 5Hz-35KHz. But in sensitivity the first model wins 6 dB, 102 vs 96 dB.

Sound

The sound of Shure SRH840 is clear and natural. Great bass, moderate mids, and less clear highs. The way of sound reproduction still varies when used with an amp and a regular PC output. The details are enough for mixing and professional use like critical listening.

Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO reproduces a bright sound without overwhelming and drowning any range. Strong bass is supplied with the closed back design of cups. The trebles are crystal and mids are not muddy. The soundstage is not spacious, but the imaging is pretty well.

Comfort and design

With the weight of 372 vs 360 g both the bulky designed headphones may seem a bit heavy at first but I got used for it quickly for their comfortable fit. I suppose it is quite decent for long wear.

The headbands are adjustable and well padded. It may seem even tight especially for Beyerdynamic headphones. Both come with unfoldable cups. The padding of Beyerdynamic is softer being made of plush fabric while the leather-like of Shure that seems to me sweaty.

Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO pros and cons

Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO pros and cons

Pros

  • Well-padded cups and headband
  • Quality build and materials
  • Brilliant audio reproduction for music fans and professional use

Cons

  • Bulky and unfoldable design without active noise cancelling to use it out of home and studio

Shure SRH840 pros and cons

Shure SRH840 pros and cons

Pros

  • Comes with a detachable cable and audio cable that makes it safer and more versatile in use
  • Feels more comfortable on the head with non-tightening headband
  • Clear sound for neutral and critical listening

Cons

  • Not the best design with weak and cheap-looking plastic and joints

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO
7
Shure SRH840
7.5
6
7
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Common

Product

Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO
Shure SRH840

Model

DT 770 PRO
SRH840

Brand

Beyerdynamic
Shure

Reviews

5996
410

General

Wearing style

over ear
over ear

Enclosure

closed back
closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

40/1.5

Impedance, Ohm

16, 32, 80, 250
44

Frequency response, Hz

5Hz-35KHz
5Hz-25KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.2

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

96
102

Magnet type

neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

360/12.6
372/13.1

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
Shure SRH840
Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO
Shure SRH840

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 7.5
  • 7Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO
  • 7.5Shure SRH840

The Shure SRH840 is better headphones in this comparison. Check Shure SRH840 price