The German Beyerdynamic is known for its decent headphones for at home, on the road or in the studio. The Beyerdynamic DT 240 Pro is with a price tag of fewer than 100 Euros one of the cheapest headphones from the range. Is this headphone the ultimate entry-level model for the professional? And how practical is the DT 240 Pro outside the studio?
beyerdynamic DT 240 Pro
- Price: 99 euro
- Frequency class: 5Hz – 35kHz
- Impedance: 34Ohm
- Weight: 196 grams
- Connections: 3.5mm and 6.3mm connection
The DT 240 Pro is completely black and has a neutral design. The classic round over-ear ear cups contain no buttons and only the much-needed text such as the brand name and the indication which ear cup should be left or right. The headphones feel sturdy and robust, even though it weighs less than 200 grams.
You get a twisted cable, so the cable does not fly straight out of the headphones if there is voltage on the cable. This cord has been nice for a long time, and thanks to the twisted cord you have no less than 2 to 3 meters of play before the cable almost flies out. You can also attach these to both ear cups, just what suits you. With the supplied 3.5mm-to-6.3mm adapter you can easily adjust the end of the cord to the situation of use, and the headband is easy to adjust. If you do not use the DT 240 Pro, you can store it in the supplied storage bag.
Due to the round compact ear cups, the over-ear fit is not too spacious; the top and bottom of my ears touched the inside of the ear pads. Because of this, you feel the headphones are sitting and after a while, it starts to irritate. However, the ears are deep enough and the leather earpads are very soft.
Due to the closed sound box and the over-ear fit, a lot of ambient noise is filtered out, but not everything. For studio purposes, you will have to find a quiet place to hear nothing other than the sound of the headphones. When you have found that quiet place, you can enjoy a very lifelike listening experience. The bass is less present than with many regular headphones, so many details of instruments are much clearer. Due to the impedance of 34Ohm, no amplifier is required and you can also connect it to your laptop or smartphone. This low impedance can be a setback in the studio again.
Although it is a studio headset, you can use the Beyerdynamic DT 240 Pro for home or on the road – if you can live with a cable. Because the sound image is so true to nature, it will take some getting used to bass enthusiasts to hear no deafening low tones when playing genres like a hard dance. Such music sounds like the DT 240 Pro as it came out of the studio, neutral and full of details. From pop and rock to reggae and country; it all works fine and true to nature.
With a price tag of 99 Euros, the DT 240 Pro delivers a fine sound experience for both the studio and on the road. Due to the build quality and the included storage bag, the headphones last a long time, even though the cushions are not comfortable enough to wear them all day non-stop. In such cases, we would rather recommend the DT 770 Pro. Compared to the DT 770 Pro, the DT 240 Pro is a more compact all-rounder.
Looking for a nice entry for the studio and on the road? And do not you have trouble with a cable? Then the good price-quality ratio makes it difficult for you to get the Beyerdynamic DT 240 Pro.