Beyerdynamic is eyeing emerging content creators with the introduction of its new Pro X line, comprised of both its DT 700 Pro X and DT 900 Pro X headphones, and its M 70 Pro X dynamic and M 90 Pro X true condenser microphones. Designed with live streaming and recording in mind, the series can be used flexibly in all situations.
The closed-back DT 700 Pro X can be used for production in a studio as well as on-the-go on a laptop, tablet or smartphone. Taking things a step further is the open-back DT 900 Pro X — a pair of circumaural studio headphones intended for use in professional monitoring, mixing and mastering.
Each model makes use of the new Stellar.45 driver, based around a strong neodymium magnet and a lightweight voice coil made of copper-plated high-tech wire. Used in conjunction with a newly developed three-layer speaker cone with integrated attenuating layer, the Pro X headphones have an efficient driver system with a 48-ohm impedance.
Both models come with two mini-XLR cables, which can be changed and replaced with other connection options. Contact points with the wearer are intended to be soft, with smooth gray velour ear pads and soft memory foam in the headband to allow several hours of wearing. The headband itself sports spring steel bracket construction.
The M 70 Pro X is intended for broadcasting, podcasting and streaming, while the M 90 Pro X is better suited for recording vocals and instruments. In addition to providing low-noise signal at all volumes, the mics each have an elastic system suspension as well as a stable microphone spider to reduce unwanted sounds like footsteps, hand grips or keyboard noise. A pop filter ensures that breathing noises and harsh plosive sounds are softened.
The M 70 Pro X has been optimized specifically for speech, and to almost completely block out surrounding noise in acoustically challenging environments, the company says. Meanwhile, the M 90 Pro X is an XLR microphone for recording; offering a balanced signal-to-noise ratio, it is intended for vocals, instruments and voice-overs. The new product series features a minimalist black design consisting of premium and interchangeable parts such as capsule, circuit board or connector.
The DT 700 Pro X and DT 900 Pro X are now available at a recommended retail price of $299, and the two microphones M 70 Pro X and M 90 Pro X are available from a recommended retail price of $299 and $349.
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