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DT 100, 400 ohms, black

DT 100

Made in Germany
Article Number: 421464

The worldwide standard closed headphone for monitoring, ENG/EFP and live-applications.

Future Music magazine, September 2010 on the Dt 100 with 400 ohms:
Often referred to as the Yamaha NS10s of the headphone world, the Beyerdynamic DT100s are a professional audio staple in studios around the world due to their excellent isolation, comfortable earpieces and accurate representation. They might not be too pleasant to listen to, but they deliver incredibly accurate sound reproduction, warts and all. Coming with a detachable, proprietary cable, every element of the DT100s is replaceable, right down to the earpads. The DT100s’ bass response is weak to say the least, but that’s not what they’re made for. Where they excel is the midrange and mid-highs: the vocal range. Their clarity at this scale goes beyond their price bracket, and they make it easy to dissect very specific elements of the mix. If you want a second mix opinion with the added bonus of the best recording headphones in the business, go ahead and pick up a pair.

For: Clear mid- and high-end response;
comfortable to wear
Against: Very little bass; headphone amp
required for louder volumes

The DT 100 series is used throughout the world for audio recording and monitoring in studios, news gathering, film and TV production and live events. The headphones are exceptionally comfortable with a soft headband and ear pads. A high level of ambient noise attenuation is achieved with the closed design of the ear cups. Rugged construction ensures reliability for many years of use. All models are available in black or grey.

▲ Closed headphone
▲ Legendary, classic design
▲ Excellent ambient noise attenuation
▲ Capable of handling very high SPL
▲ Rugged, easy serviceable construction as all parts are replaceable
▲ Single-sided, detachable cable
▲ Circumaural ear pads
▲ Excellent comfort for long-term wearing
▲ Single-Ear version: DT 102

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technical data

Transmission type   Wired
Headphone design (operating principle)   Closed
Headphone impedanceAlso known as nominal impedance. The impedance is the AC resistance of the coils of loudspeakers and headphones in ohms. Since impedance depends on the frequency, it is always specified at a frequency of one kilohertz.   400 ohms
Headphone frequency responseThe frequency response specifies the highest and lowest frequencies reproduced by the acoustic transducer of the headphones.   30 - 20.000 Hz
Nominal sound pressure levelThe acoustical level, the headphone transducer produces to an artificial ear (a measurement device, which simulates a human ear) with an input power of 1 mW (dB/mW @ 500 Hz).   94 dB
ConstructionSound coupling to the ear. A differentiation is made between supraaural headphones, circumaural headphones and in-ear headphones.   Circumaural (around the ear)
Cable & plug   Straight connecting cable with mini-jack plug (3.5 mm) & ¼“ adapter (6.35 mm)
Net weight without packaging   350 g

Spec Sheet

accessories for DT 100


Studio quality extension cable

WK 100.07
WK 100.07
Coiled connecting cable for DT 100-series with mini-jack plug (3.5 mm) & ¼“ adapter (6.35 mm).
WK 100.07
K 100.07 - 3 m
K 100.07 - 3 m
Straight connecting cable for DT 100-series with mini-jack plug (3.5 mm) & ¼“ adapter (6.35 mm).
K 100.07 - 3 m
WK 100.00
WK 100.00
Coiled connecting cable for DT 100-series with free ends.
WK 100.00


Spec Sheet

User Manual

Info material

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DT 100: A real workaholic 12/2014
Title: beyerdynamic DT-100 test review
Author: Felix Baarß 12/2014
Title: beyerdynamic DT-100 test review
Author: Felix Baarß

Translated from the original German article


The beyerdynamic DT 100 is convincing with its traditional discipline, when recording in the studio or when a high sound insulation is required. The attenuation is far above the average. The device is perfectly processed, the cable is thickly covered and can be attached to the right ear shell. All parts are replaceable. If we assume that the manufacturer will offer spare parts for years to come, then the purchase of this headphone is a far-sighted investment. The replacement of a single part is much cheaper than buying a new headphone. As for the comfort, I can also say only good, because the padding is very generous and the ears have a lot of space in the shells. As for the sound, there is enough air to the top, but for a monitoring headphone, this is not important. The sound is rather suitable for bassists and drummers, this model is also used for the monitoring of voices.


All in all, for a good rating for the beyerdynamic DT 100 Review, I think- four out of five points are justified, because the rugged device still holds up well after all these years since its introduction on the market.

DT 100 & DT 990 PRO: Round-up/15 pairs of headphones for musicians 09/2010 09/2010

Cans for mixing, listening, recording and DJing

Declan McGlynn on the DT 100 and DT 990 PRO:

DT 100:
"They might not be too pleasant to listen to, but they deliver incredibly accurate sound reproduction, warts and all." 

DT 990 PRO:
"They are bright but not harsch, thick but not cloudy, warm but also sincere, and in terms of comfort they are a joy to wear for long periods."


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