beyerdynamic – from cinema speakers to microphones and headphones

The audio specialist beyerdynamic, based in Heilbronn, Germany, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of headphones and microphones.

beyerdynamic History

The “Elektronische Fabrik Eugen Beyer” has existed since the mid-1920s and, as a German manufacturer, offers high-quality microphones and headphones. For a long time, beyerdynamic headphones were considered the reference, and even today, with significantly increased competition, the employees from Heilbronn know how to hold their own on the international market time and time again.

But let’s rewind time for a moment: the first dynamic headphones appeared in 1937 with the DT 48 – a technology that is still used in most headphones today. The acronym “DT” stands for “Dynamic Telephone”, by the way, and all PRO models still bear this designation today. According to their own information, the DT 48 series was built almost unchanged until 2013 and is probably one of the longest available products in the history of consumer electronics.

How good are beyerdynamic headphones?

beyerdynamic headphones are still among the best headphones you can buy in the studio sector.

The open back model DT 990 PRO (to the review) and the closed back counterpart DT 770 PRO (to the review) can be found in almost every recording studio in the world.

But also in the hi-fi high-end segment, the Heilbronn-based company has set more than just a distinctive scent mark with the Tesla T1 headphones, the T5 as well as with the XELENTO remote (to the review) and the XELENTO wireless (to the review), which is also proven by our awards.

The fact that beyerdynamic does not rely on its classics is also shown by the more recent developments in the gaming headset sector. For example, the beyerdynamic MMX 300 is one of the best gaming headsets on the market.

What are the best headphones from beyerdynamic?

If you want to know which beyerdynamic headphones are the best, you should check our best list “The best beyerdynamic headphones”:

The best beyerdynamicheadphones


The latest reviews: Beyerdynamic

Studio by Carsten Kaiser 2 weeks ago

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro 80 Ohm

New version of the open over-ear studio classic

The Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro 80 Ohm fits excellently, impresses with a fine sound image and is also suitable for audio interfaces, podcast workstations and smart devices. This makes these classic open, circumaural recording studio headphones a sensible purchase for amateur musicians and content creators,...


In-Ear by Numinos 7 months ago

Beyerdynamic Xelento wireless (2. Generation)

High-end wireless in-ear with sound personalisation

The Beyerdynamic Xelento wireless (2nd generation) treats the listener to some pretty terrific sound – if you're willing to spend around 1,200 euros on this "piece of jewellery", as the marketing department puts it in rather florid terms.


In-Ear by Numinos 7 months ago

Beyerdynamic Xelento remote (2. Generation)

High-end wired in-ears with flawless sound

The second generation Beyerdynamic Xelento remote represents a successful update: The new edition of these high-end in-ears impressed us with high-quality optics and materials, plus thanks to new Tesla drivers, they also receive top marks in terms of sound.


Bluetooth by Pete Schloßnagel 11 months ago

Beyerdynamic Free BYRD

True Wireless in-ears with Sound Personalisation and Noise Cancelling

Good sound thanks to sound personalisation, effective noise cancellation (ANC) and sound quality of up to 24 bits and 48kHz: the true-wireless debut from the Heilbronn-based audio specialists Beyerdynamic has succeeded with the Free Byrd.


Gaming by Pete Schloßnagel 1 year ago

Beyerdynamic MMX 150

Closed USB gaming headset with transparency mode

With the new Beyerdynamic MMX 150, the Heilbronn-based company offers a 30-euro more expensive gaming headset to join its MMX 100. Technically almost identical to the previous model, the MMX 150 comes with digital USB cabling and a special transparency mode ("Augmented Mode") as an...


Gaming by Pete Schloßnagel 1 year ago

Beyerdynamic MMX 100

Analogue gaming headset

With the new Beyerdynamic MMX 100, the Heilbronn-based manufacturer throws a straightforward gaming headset into the ring: no frills, no awkward set-up – just plug it in and play. But is that enough?


Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 2 years ago

Beyerdynamic Blue Byrd (2. Generation)

Neckband in-ears with Bluetooth and sound personalisation

The new Beyerdynamic Blue Byrd (2nd generation) offer convincing wearing comfort, practical high battery performance and a powerful sound image including sound personalisation at an exciting price of about 129 euros. They are therefore ideally suited for mobile and sports use.


Studio by Carsten Kaiser 2 years ago

Beyerdynamic DT 700 Pro X

Closed professional headphones for studios and recording

The new Beyerdynamic DT 700 Pro X are analytical closed headphones. Their modern over-ear design is well-made and comfortable to wear. In addition to a restrained bass range, open trebles and cool, differentiated mids characterise the sound of this model. Guitar music, in particular, benefits...


Studio by Carsten Kaiser 2 years ago

Beyerdynamic DT 900 Pro X

Open headphones for studio and hi-fi

The new Beyerdynamic DT 900 Pro X are over-ear headphones that offer great sonic transparency. They deliver a treble-emphasised signal, which in the mids sounds rather cold and sober and unobtrusive in the basses. These open headphones are particularly suitable as a means of isolating...


Bluetooth by Ulf Kaiser 3 years ago

Beyerdynamic Lagoon ANC Traveller

Bluetooth over-ear headphones with noise cancelling

When we tested them in 2019, we discovered that Beyerdynamic’s Lagoon ANC Traveller were impressive headphones with practical noise cancelling. After a firmware update, their noise reduction performance should now have improved even more.