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DT 880 PRO

DT 880 PRO

Made in Germany
Article Number: 490970
Delivery time: 3-4 days

Semi-open reference headphone for monitoring applications.

Sound you can rely on | Superior build quality | Every part is replaceable

The DT 880 PRO is a reference-class, semi-open studio headphone which combines all strengths of open, transparent headphones with those of more powerful, closed headphones. Specially designed housings and an improved system equalisation turn this “remake” of the studio classic DT 880 into an ideal studio monitoring headphone, with analytical qualities. Soft ear pads and adjustable, sliding, earpieces together with a single sided connecting cable ensure listening comfort during extended periods of use.


▲ Semi-open diffuse-field studio headphone
▲ 250 ohms
▲ Analytical Sound
▲ Comfortable fit due to rugged, adjustable, soft padded (leatherette) headband construction
▲ Robust, easy serviceable construction as all parts are replaceable
▲ Velour, circumaural and replaceable ear pads
▲ 3.0 m (9.8 ft.) coiled cable (single sided)
▲ Including drawstring bag

History of DT 770 PRO / DT 880 PRO / DT 990 PRO:

beyerdynamic’s DT 770 PRO, DT 880 PRO and DT 990 PRO headphone series has it’s roots in the early 1980s. Since then, millions of audio professionals from all parts of the world have become loyal users of beyerdynamic products.

The series has been designed to cater for listening in a wide variety of environments, thanks to different headphone construction:

DT 770 PRO – Closed back (studio, stage)
DT 880 PRO – Semi-open back (reference monitoring, mixing, mastering)
DT 990 PRO – Fully open back (critical listening)

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beyerdynamic GmbH & Co. KG
Theresienstr. 8
74072 Heilbronn - Germany

Questions regarding Orders, Payment & Delivery

Phone: +49 7131 617-444

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Phone: +49 7131 617-440

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technical data

Transmission type   Wired
Headphone design (operating principle)   Semi-open
Headphone impedanceAlso known as nominal impedance. The impedance is the AC resistance of the coils of loudspeakers and headphones in ohms. Since impedance depends on the frequency, it is always specified at a frequency of one kilohertz.   250 ohms
Headphone frequency responseThe frequency response specifies the highest and lowest frequencies reproduced by the acoustic transducer of the headphones.   5 - 35.000 Hz
Nominal sound pressure levelThe acoustical level, the headphone transducer produces to an artificial ear (a measurement device, which simulates a human ear) with an input power of 1 mW (dB/mW @ 500 Hz).   96 dB
ConstructionSound coupling to the ear. A differentiation is made between supraaural headphones, circumaural headphones and in-ear headphones.   Circumaural (around the ear)
Cable & plug   Coiled connecting cable with mini-jack plug (3.5 mm) & ¼“ adapter (6.35 mm)
Net weight without packaging   295 g

Spec Sheet

accessories for DT 880 PRO


Studio quality extension cable

EDT 990 V
EDT 990 V
Ear cushion velour, one set
EDT 990 V
DT Hard Case
DT Hard Case
Sturdy hard carry case for circumaural headphones
DT Hard Case
EDT Cotton Ear Seals
EDT Cotton Ear Seals
5 pairs ear covers, black, fit to all headsets
EDT Cotton Ear Seals
EDT 990 VB
EDT 990 VB
Ear cushion, black velour, one set
EDT 990 VB


Spec Sheet

User Manual

Info material

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DT 880 PRO: Definite favourite – no gadgetry and reliable 08/2015
Title: Studio headphones / Another reference?
Author: Felix Klostermann / Comments by Catharina Boutari and Peter Könemann 08/2015
Title: Studio headphones / Another reference?
Author: Felix Klostermann / Comments by Catharina Boutari and Peter Könemann

Translated from the original German article


The DT 880 PRO is one of my absolute favourite headphones, simple without any gadgetry! It is manufactured very pragmatic, sounds absolutely honest without being an over-analytical pest and reveals its fascination with very good mixed tracks without any magic! Consequently you are eager to produce good mixes with these headphones. What else do you want? Admittedly, the supplied accessories are somewhat poor and the non-replaceable cables are absolutely out of date. But the marketing specialists at beyerdynamic do not seem to care about this. So the price to pay is completely used for the product and not for some gadgetry making beyerdynamic very likeable again. My mix and mastering tip!


Comments by Catharina Boutari:
The DT 880 PRO is very pleasant to wear on the head. Personally, I find its basses too plain and too slim, I miss a little bit of crunch in the mids, which is striking with normal volumes and speech. But if you are singing very loud, I very much like the tuning and the 880 is rocking!

Comments by Peter Könemann:
To come straight to the point: the DT 880 PRO belongs to the favourites of the entire test with a high “I want this” factor. Playback features are mixed almost perfectly and allow an analytical listening which has an optimal balance between bass, mids and highs for my taste. In contrast to other models the differentiated reproduction of the mids a judgement and processing of vocals and solo instruments. The spatial reproduction is fantastic and regarding impulse fidelity the DT 880 PRO plays in the top league. Even with a long session its comfort in wearing is top.


DT 880 PRO: The virtual stage is tangible 03/2012
Title: beyerdynamic DT-880 PRO Review
Author: Felix Baarß 03/2012
Title: beyerdynamic DT-880 Review
Author: Felix Baarß

Translated from the original German article


Conclusion (...): For those in a hurry: The beyerdynamic DT 880 PRO is very good for monitoring a mix in a (home) studio. Particularly commendable is the flat frequency response, the balancing of all sounds from the bass to the highs is very good. The transient response and the fine resolution, although they are not of the highest standards, they are very good for a headphone of this price class.


Even with the room image everything is in balance. The virtual stage is tangible, the mono center always remains present. Only the most demanding would need to find something to complain about.


I completed the DT 880 PRO test review and was quite satisfied. I give it four and a half out of five.


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