Beyerdynamic have been manufacturing pro audio components since 1924, which makes them one of the oldest companies in consumer electronics; most of their products are still made by hand in Heilbronn, Germany. The new Beyerdynamic PRO X Series headphones are all being made in Germany and that’s a testament to their ability to deliver excellent engineering at prices that most people can afford.
Beyerdynamic is more popular in the pro audio world in 2021; the Head-Fi crowd still loves their products but many have moved on to brands like Audeze, HiFiMAN, Dan Clark Audio, Meze, Grado, Sennheiser, and ZMF.
I wouldn’t take that generational shift as a sign that their headphones and microphones are suddenly inferior — they are not.
If you prefer the “studio” sound, the Beyerdynamic range of headphones are excellent performers, reliable, and very fairly priced. You won’t find any $4,995 headphones in their catalog that require headphone amplifiers with a similar price tag.
Beyerdynamic is also very active in the microphone category and I can see the new PRO X mics being popular with podcasters and editors doing video/sound editing at home for YouTube videos.
DT 700 & 900 PRO X Headphones
The new PRO X headphones embody what beyerdynamic is world-famous for: Trusted sound quality paired with maximum comfort. The closed-back DT 700 PRO X can be used for production in the home studio as well as on-the-go on a laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
The counterpart to this is the open-back DT 900 PRO X, with a pair of circumaural studio headphones that highlights its strengths in professional monitoring, mixing and mastering.
The new STELLAR.45 driver was developed from beyerdynamic in Heilbronn and ensures a loud and powerful sound on all playback devices. A strong neodymium magnet and a voice coil made of copper-plated high-tech wire make this possible.
The conductivity and weight of the wire are perfectly balanced. In combination with the newly developed three-layer speaker cone with integrated attenuating layer, the new PRO X headphones have a highly efficient driver system that has an impedance of 48 ohms.
The transducer’s fast response and detailed transient reproduction due to the lightweight voice coil ensures reliable sound without distortion, even at high sound pressure levels.
The new headphones impress with their functional design.
Both models come with two mini-XLR cables, which can be changed in no time and replaced with other connection options.
Smooth gray velour ear pads and soft memory foam in the headband guarantee the familiar high level of comfort – there is no feeling of pressure or discomfort, even after several hours of wearing.
The combination of robust spring steel bracket construction and high-quality materials ensures a long service life for the handmade headphones from Heilbronn. If necessary, almost all parts can be replaced, making the DT 700 PRO X and DT 900 PRO X a faithful companion for every creator.
2022 Update: See our hands-on review of each model:
- Beyerdynamic DT 700 Pro X Headphones Review (closed-back)
- Beyerdynamic DT 900 Pro X Headphones Review (open-back)
M 70 & 90 PRO X Microphones
In the studio, at home or for project recordings: The two microphones – M 70 PRO X and M 90 PRO X – can be used flexibly and are designed to meet the needs of Creators.
The M 70 PRO X for broadcasting, podcasting and streaming, and the M 90 PRO X for recording vocals and instruments. The microphones from the new PRO X series are characterized by a natural sound recording. They deliver the most detailed nuances and an exceedingly low-noise signal at all volumes.
Elastic system suspension as well as the stable microphone spider audibly reduce unwanted sounds like footsteps, hand grips or keyboard noise. A pop filter ensures that breathing noises and harsh plosive sounds are softened.
The M 70 PRO X is the microphone for all broadcasters who want the perfect sound at home and on the road – ideal for streamers, podcasters or YouTubers.
The sound of this model has been optimized specifically for speech, and the microphone almost completely blocks out surrounding noise to deliver the best sound – even in acoustically challenging environments.
With the M 90 PRO X, beyerdynamic offers an XLR microphone for recordings at home and in the studio. With its detailed sound and perfectly balanced signal-to-noise ratio, it is ideal for vocals, instruments, and voice recordings, such as voice-overs.
Both microphones deliver clear and natural sound recordings. Thanks to tuned proximity effect, the microphones never sound dull, and the extended upper frequency range picks up every detail of the voice.
Mids are reproduced with the usual power and bass is extremely natural. A low-noise operational amplifier and a precise voltage regulator create a clear, warm sound.
The new product series features a minimalist black design consisting of premium and interchangeable parts such as capsule, circuit board or connector. The high-quality aluminum housing and the robust steel mesh protect the microphone and reduce the weight of the M 70 PRO X, so that it can be attached to any tripod or microphone arm.
The Creator Test
Creators are at the center of the new campaign. In collaboration with selected artists, beyerdynamic demonstrates the capabilities of the new PRO X series. The singer Rola, the producers Dexter and iamnobodi as well as the mixing & mastering engineer Volker “IDR” Gebhardt have created a song with the equipment of the new PRO X series that can be watched and heard.
The creation process of the song was accompanied by podcaster Miriam Davoudvandi. You can find the video above and listen to the song on beyerdynamic’s PRO X landing page here.
Pricing & Availability
- DT 700 PRO X (closed-back) Headphone – $299 at Amazon
- DT 900 PRO X (open-back) – Headphone – $299 at Amazon
- M 70 PRO X Microphone – $299 at Amazon
- M 90 PRO X Microphone – $349 at Amazon
For more information: www.beyerdynamic.com
- Beyerdynamic DT 700 Pro X Headphones Review (2022 model, closed-back)
- Beyerdynamic DT 900 Pro X Headphones Review (2022 model, open-back)
- Beyerdynamic T5 (3rd gen) Headphones Review (2021 model, closed back)