beyerdynamic Launches New DT 240 PRO Professional Monitor Headphones

February 5 2018, 03:00
Initially announced by beyerdynamic in September 2017, the new DT 240 PRO compact monitor headphones are now available. The new model was designed for musicians, podcasters and filmmakers, offering a no-frills reference solution with detachable cables. As the German company explains, since music is not only created in a studio, videos are now often cut on a notebook, and podcasters report via smartphone from anywhere in the world, the DT 240 PRO monitor headphones are optimized for mobile workflows.

The DT 240 PRO are compact circumaural dynamic headphones that are able to reproduce an extended range of frequencies, up to 35,000 Hz, and reach a maximum SPL of 119 dB (200 mW / 500 Hz) with a nominal power handling capacity    of 100 mW. Weighing just 196g without cable, the DT 240 PRO were also designed to sit firmly on the head, while generating minimal headband pressure, for extended usage.

Creative minds can work anywhere with these headphones – start a project in one place and continue working on it somewhere else. At the mixing desk, behind the camera or on the train, the DT 240 PRO ensures seamless audio control without compromising on quality. And its attractive price tag of 99 euros also makes it affordable for producers with a smaller budget.

Thanks to low-ohm acoustic transducers (34 ohm), the DT 240 PRO requires little amplifier power. It works just the same on studio mixers as on the laptop or smartphone, delivering ample output levels in all cases, which means there's no need to switch headphones during production. This has a positive impact on the sound, since the same monitor that is used at the workplace or with the customer can also be used as a reference when on the move.

Specially shaped ear cups make the DT 240 PRO very easy to handle. beyerdynamic describes this mixture of on-ear and over-ear design as "compact over ear", where both ears are firmly enclosed, but can still be transported in a notebook or camera bag. Using robust materials backed by professional technology, a detachable coiled cable and replaceable ear pads make for an extended life of the headphones, even over years of continuous use.

Like all beyerdynamic headphones, the new model benefits from the company's wealth of experience stretching over almost a hundred years. Professional tools like the DT 770 PRO are used in studios all around the world and enjoy cult status among sound engineers. The DT 240 PRO reflects this tradition. Its sound is characterized by a clean, deep bass, lively mids and clearly defined highs, at a price category that's difficult to match.

Excellent sound insulation ensures that the same high performance levels are also achieved in loud environments, for example, at trade fairs or live concerts. This way, the cameraman and sound engineer can concentrate fully on their own task. Deep contact pressure and tightly fitted ear pads keep environmental noises out. At the same time, the wearer scarcely notices the headphones are there, that's how ergonomically the audio specialist from Heilbronn has designed the DT 240 PRO.

With their matt black finish, the headphones look as good on professional SLR cameras or portable recorders as they do on private audio players or smartphones. In other words, what musicians, podcasters, YouTubers and semi-professional filmmakers have wanted for a long time.
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