Beyerdynamic DT 240 PRO brings a good build and quite balanced performance on the table at a budget friendly price.
What Does It Offer?
- Professional studio headphones for monitoring and recording with compact over-ear design
- Powerful transducers to suit any studio and mobile application
- True professional sound tuning for pure and precise reproduction
- Superior isolation from background noise and minimal sound leakage
Beyerdynamic DT 240 PRO In Depth Review
Beyerdynamic needs no introduction in arena of quality audio products. They have been into the business of manufacturing audio gears for the audiophiles and enthusiasts for more than over 90 years! Over these 90 years they have released some quality studio grade audio equipments and also have equally focussed on creating audio equipments for the daily user. Beyerdynamic DT 240 PRO bring studio quality audio at an affordable price point without burning a hole into your pocket. Beyerdynamic DT 240 PRO manufacturing doesn’t compromise on the build quality. It seems promising right out of the box.
Beyerdynamic DT 240 PRO Build & Design
Considering the segment into which Beyerdynamic manufactures most of its equipments, the Beyerdynamic DT 240 PRO is designed to be more attractive to the casual shopper and general audience as compared to the other headphones in the DT range which are designed exclusively for the audiophiles. Having said this what it means is other headphones in the DT range are significantly bigger and lack on the portability aspect. However, don’t be fooled by its sleek design, the build quality hasn’t been compromised anywhere.
The C-shaped yokes can pivot upto 90 degrees to stay flat inside your carry case and the over size of the Beyerdynamic DT 240 PRO is kinda smallish. However, you never get any remotest feeling of the build quality being cheap or fragile. The aluminium yokes come with notched sliders letting you know how much the cans are extended. It adds some toughness to everyday use which is found missing in other competing headphones in the range. Headband is metal built and covered with a the same leatherette which covers the cups.
The 1.5 meter cable is a 3.5mm to 2.55 coiled piece is extendable upto 3 meters. The cable is thick and of robust quality.
Cup size of the Beyerdynamic DR 240 PRO isn’t one size fits all kind. Individuals with larger than average ears might find some difficulties on putting on the cups. This combined with the moderate clamping force makes it difficult to use Beyerdynamic DT 240 PRO for an extended period of time. However, if you are someone who has an average ear size, you can use this wonderful equipment till an any extended time without having any discomfort.
The DT and PRO tags on the DT 240 PRO come with the responsibility of maintaining a balanced, flat response and these cans do not disappoint. However, there’s just the right amount of punch infused to the lows to make it more appealing to a larger audience. The DT 240 PRO doesn’t lack power by any means – we pushed it to max volume on the FiiO M3K and were not disappointed at all. There’s enough in there to make the earcups vibrate on bass heavy tracks like I’m an Albatraoz by Aron Chupa, and yet the distortion is kept to a minimum. The bass doesn’t sound thumpy and retains clarity at all volume levels.
There’s adequate detail reproduction as well. If we’re seeking perfection, however, the soundstage could definitely have been better – although, the one present is nothing to hold a grudge against.
The highs are also dealt with nicely, without falling prey to treble peaking that most products at this price point are guilty off.
The isolation on the DT 240 PRO works quite well only for keeping the music in the headphones, and not the other way round as much. However, the power that these cans pack makes up for that if you’re not too against pushing the volume to the upper extremes.
Overall, you get a colourless flat pair of headphones that are borderline skewed towards the popular sound signature these days. To add more colour to it, you could always use the EQ on whichever device you’re powering these from to boost the aspect that you want prominence for.
Should You Buy It
The Beyerdynamic DT 240 PRO is an excellent pair of headphones in most of the aspects. The foldable earcups, the removable cord and its overall compact form add to its portability. The metal in the design makes it sturdy while the material chosen for the cups and the headband feels smooth. The Beyerdynamic DT 240 PRO doesn’t cut short in the performance department. There’s an adequate degree of flatness to its response without leaving those looking for some extra oomph starving. If these headphones fit your ear, you couldn’t go wrong with them at this price point.