Beyerdynamic’s new DT900 Pro X Studio headphones aren’t gaming headsets (Opens in a new tab).. There’s no microphone, USB connection, flashy tactile sensation, or even RGB. In fact, you’re more likely to find them in an audio engineer who masters all the important music and clues in the game. However, the exact same quality that makes the DT 900 Pro X ideal for long hours of critical listening, mixing, and audio mastering is perfect for gaming.
With a retail price of $ 299, the DT 900 Pro X may not seem like a good deal, especially given the lack of a microphone. Once you get over it, you’ll have everything you need for a gaming headset. Let’s start with build and comfort. These are very well made headphones with unrivaled levels of comfort.
It’s mainly thanks to the scented cozy and incredible velor ear pads. Forget about lambskin leather, these pads wrap your ears in heavenly comfort. The giant circular pad completely covers your ears, and even your spectacled gamer buddies will not face any discomfort. I don’t know how long it will last, but thankfully it’s exchangeable.
The spring steel headband has a memory foam pad that holds the muff firmly to your head. This gives you a good sound seal, even though your back is open. You can hear your environment, but it’s not as transparent as something like my DropPC38X. Initially, the clamping force was too strong and it was uncomfortable to wear for over an hour. I had to manually stretch them over a few days, and now they are perfect for me.
By design, Beyerdynamic keeps things clean, minimal and professional, and doesn’t look like a gaming headset, but I’m all about it. Headphones are currently only black and velor ear cushions are light gray. Comparison with MMX100 (Opens in a new tab)The DT 900 Pro X looks boring, but for some reason it’s much more premium and sophisticated. Even the gold-plated 3-pin mini XLR stereo jack looks really flashy, as does the bundled carry bag.
Beyer contains cables with two different cable lengths. 1.8m, Nintendo Switch less than 3m for console gamepads. Or a smart device. These cables did not generate the noise that was present on the MMX 100. The 48 ohms low power requirement allows the DT 900 Pro X to be used almost anywhere, without the need for an amplifier.
Yes, you’re looking at a set of premium, sturdy cans that offer maximum comfort all day long, how do they sound? In a nutshell, it’s amazing. I’m not going to get all the hyperbolas, but these are arguably the best headphones I’ve ever used and trust me, I’ve used a lot.
As an open-back style headset, the DT 900 Pro X was amazed at how punchy the audio was, unlike the slightly anemic and airy audio experienced with other open-backs. The STELLAR.45 driver used here is perfectly tuned to a flat profile that hits whatever you’re listening to. From the classic Sonnet to the Snoop Dogg bass hit, nothing went wrong.
Forget your typical bloated gamer base. The DT 900 Pro X is nearly surgically accurate, allowing you to hear just the right bass layer without dominating or muddying the same sharp treble. Beyer wasn’t really kidding when he said these cans were for critical listening. You hear everything.
I just recently started playing the extraordinary Ghost of Tsushima. These headphones bring the gaming world to life in a way that’s hard to explain. From samurai-inspired soundtracks to dying Mongolian throats to the gentle wind chimes. Everything sounds clearer and more vibrant than any headphones I’ve ever used.
Being an open back, the audio has room to breathe, giving you a more natural sound and stopping you from seeing if what you’re listening to is in-game or in the real world. The sound of busy streams, the chirping of birds, and the strong winds that blow through gorgeous forests and fields made me feel like I was in the world.
Looking at competitive shooters like CoD Warzone and Apex Legends, you can easily identify your opponent’s location and relative distance with impressive clarity and great audio positioning. All bullets sing, cry, explosions boom and sway, and the environment revives.
Listening to music across genres is a lot of fun. From hip-hop to classical symphonies to hard rock, music is fun to listen to on the DT 900 Pro X. The sound is very balanced so it doesn’t feel strange. I know it’s gushing, but I’m really impressed.
With all of the above qualities, it goes without saying that if you are interested in creating content, the DT 900 Pro X will help you create the most accurate audio for your viewers. These are easy, as many of us are now working on some form of streaming, podcasting, YouTube, etc.
These are for games, but they’re not gaming headsets, so you’ll forget the microphone you need for game chat. Standalone microphones are a better option anyway. This isn’t a complete package, but I think the trade-offs of extraordinary audio performance, all-day comfort, and build are worth it. In fact, it’s stealing.