Packaged with a soft carrying pouch and a removable audio cable, the DT 240 Pro is light on accessories.

The design is no-nonsense and straightforward, the ear cups swivelling about 90 degrees for flat storage. While the earcups seem a little on the small side, they still fit my giant Dumbo ears with ease. The headband is comfortable, despite ample amounts of plastic, and utilizes an aluminium-reinforced core.

Finally, the included 4 ft (1.2 m) coiled cable can be stretched to a whopping 10 ft (3 m) - and includes optional input on the right or left side of the headphones.

Specs

Frequency Range: 5-35,000 Hz
Impedance: 34 ohms
Sound Pressure Level (SPL): 119 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): NA

The specs reveal a fairly wide frequency range, as well as a low nominal impedance. As such, these headphones should pair just fine with a phone, computer, or personal audio device. Sound pressure level maxes out at 119 dB, ensuring a lack of volume-related issues. Finally, Total Harmonic Distortion isn't rated by Beyerdynamic, but I'd posit that it's somewhere around <0.5% or even <0.3%.

Low End

A strong, driving bass in the low end results in plenty of "oomph." Still, there's plenty of detail and only minimal bleed, and the resultant sound is at once articulate and lively. Overall the DT 240 Pro sports a mesmerizing low end that may not be expected from any other run-of-the-mill monitoring headphone.

Mids

The mids house a detailed sound with surprising fidelity. While there may be a whisper of compression in the upper mids, the final word here is a resounding exclamation of quality. These are some truly solid mids that just won't quit.

High End

Not too bright or piercing (perhaps even when they should be), the high end of the DT 240 Pro is a love-it-or-hate-it affair. Sounding a bit too subdued, it's never too detailed to be uncomfortable, but it's also missing some of the finer nuances I'd expect to hear in a monitoring headphone.

Soundstage

With some placement and not enough depth, the DT 240 Pro's soundstage falls flat. This isn't to say that the listening experience is ruined because overall the even-keeled sound seems to pull plenty of weight. Instead, a certain level of realism is lost from track to track as the headphone struggles to deliver what's really lurking in any given sample.

Other Observations

As a monitor headphone, I might not enjoy the DT 240 Pro as much as some other models. Yet, it's a remarkably middle-of-the-road model that easily lends itself to most (if not all) applications. And for the price, it's the perfect headphone for all seasons.

Recommendations

When it comes to recommendations, the Beyerdynamic DT 240 Pro may very well be tied with the Audio Technica M40x. Both headphones offer a fairly solid monitoring experience, though I might tip my hat just slightly in favour of the M40x. However, if I had to recommend one over the other for everyday use and only occasional monitoring, I'd much prefer the DT 240 Pro. Overall the sound seems perhaps a bit more robust, at the expense of some high-end detail.

Final Analysis

Despite a slightly relaxed high end, the Beyerdynamic DT 240 Pro offers a lively listening experience and solid monitoring performance. Indeed, with strong mids and a lush low end, little doesn't recommend this headphone.

Carroll Moore is a Tech lover and audiophile headphone enthusiast, photographer and writer for the likes of Audio46.