Beyerdynamic DT 150 Closed-back Studio Headphones

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92 out of 100. Incorporating 325+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$199
Beyerdynamic DT 150

The DT 150 are studio headphones that offer maximum noise isolation, ideal for referencing or monitoring in professional environments.

Their neodymium magnets provide a wide frequency response and extended bass response.

Their distinctly rectangular design coupled with an impedance of 250 Ohms makes these better suited to studio and home use rather than listening out in public.

The headband and earphone cushioning systems provide a comfortable design as well as serviceable and replaceable parts.

Specifications

  • Type: Closed-back
  • Driver Size: 45mm
  • Magnet Type: Not Specified
  • Frequency Response: 5 - 30,000 Hz
  • Maximum Input Power: Not Specified
  • Sensitivity: 97 dB
  • Impedance: 250 Ohms
  • Noise Attenuation: approx. 20 dBA
  • Weight: 8.82 oz
  • Cable and Connectivity: 9.8 ft. straight cable with 3-pole 1/4" stereo jack

Pros

Even with its sturdy and bulky construction, these headphones are quite lightweight and comfortable enough to wear for long hours. They provide great isolation with only reports of minimal bleeding, also allowing different shaped ears to fit well because of their square-like ear cups. In terms of sound quality, they provide a very wide soundstage, great reproduction of detailed instruments and the response is quite balanced. They also have exceptional noise attenuation as mentioned by some reviewers. A number of audio engineers who work on location say they just throw these in the bag without any concerns about damaging them as well as saying they reproduce clean and transparent highs and mids.

Cons

A few reviewers mentioned they found the pads a bit too tight and that it takes some time to break them in. This can be compensated right away by installing velour pads. The bass response can sound a bit heavy and thick on some systems or songs, but they still provide a fairly tight sound.

Overall

Considering the value outweighing the price, these are ideal headphones for tracking, recording and live stage monitoring. The different pad choices affect the sound slightly with the velours sounding more balanced across the spectrum.

Although these were previously on several of our recommended lists, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guides to:

Comments

I have a lot of headphones

I have a lot of headphones having collected AKG vintage for many years and anything else I have found interesting over hours and hours of mixing and listening but the DT150 are my go to cans for accuracy and relaxation. Extremely comfortable and very wide frequency range and not bad value when you see some of the "in crowd" look good rubbish on the market these days. Get some!.

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