Callaway Apex DCB Vs Titleist T400 Comparison And Review

The Titleist T400 and the Callaway Apex DCB irons have something in common: they both come from a premium iron family but are the most forgiving irons in their respective lines. In other words, these will be the best-feeling game-improvement irons you are likely ever going to play.

Still, that’s not enough when you are actually trying to decide on which ones to buy. To help you out, we composed the following comparison overview to give you the most important details of both of these sets.

Callaway Apex DCB Irons Overview

The Callaway Apex DCB irons give mid to high handicappers the benefit of a forged body with the forgiveness features of entry-level irons.

For one thing, the Callaway Apex DCB irons are cavity-back irons. The only other cavity-back Apex in the family is the standard Apex. This makes these irons more forgiving and produce more distance than say the muscle back Apex Pro irons.

The Callaway Apex DCB irons also have a wide sole to help out with turf interaction for players who are still looking for their swing accuracy. If you have a slower swing speed, you will find these irons to be longer than normal. That’s thanks to the generous tungsten weights in the longer irons.

Titleist T400 Irons Overview

Like the Callaway Apex DCB irons, the T400’s are the most forgiving in the series.

Titleist really pushed things to the limit in terms of tungsten weighting. Even the shorter irons have up to 100 grams of tungsten positioned in the heel and toe. This creates a higher MOI so you get better ball speed on shots that strike the perimeter of the face.

Helping out with forgiveness is the L-shaped face insert. The face essentially wraps into the head around the toe/sole region where beginner players may be hitting the ball and getting inaccurate sots.

What we really liked about these irons though was the unique contoured sole. They made the rough feel smoother which beginners and high handicappers will appreciate. The T400 irons also feature a hollow-body design so that weight can be moved freely to enhance MOI.

These two iron sets played almost identical in terms of distance. In the end though, we liked the nicer feel of the forged mild carbon steel you get from the Callaway Apex DCB irons. The forged design also made for more accurate short game shots.

Callaway Apex DCB Irons

Category: Game Improvement Irons

Titleist T400 Irons

Category – Super Game Improvement Irons/ Distance

Callaway Apex DCB First Impressions


We knew that the Callaway Apex DCB irons targeted mid to high handicappers but they don’t feel like it.

Right from the gate, we were blown away with the feel of these irons. The feel of the forged 1025 carbon steel is amazing. It allows for a solid feel at contact with feedback you would expect from tour-grade irons.

Assisting with the soft feel of these irons is the layer of urethane microspheres included in the head. We also liked that the sole had a substantial footprint.

This will play well with high handicappers at it just looks more comforting at point of address.

The Callaway Apex DCB irons are available with graphite UST Mamiya Recoil Dart shafts and steel True Temper Elevate ETS 85 shafts.

The graphite shafts will certainly be more beneficial for high handicap players so those were the ones we tested.

The 4 and 5 irons are what we tested first and we were impressed with the distance and launch. The set starts with a 4 iron at a considerable 20 degrees of loft then jumps up to 23 degrees in the 5 iron.

The Callaway Apex DCB irons certainly impressed with their feel, distance and launch.

Titleist T400- First Impressions

The first thing to notice about the T400’s is how chunky the heads of the clubs are.

At address you can tell that they are going to be long and forgiving, they almost look like a hybrid they are so chunky.

Added to that, they have strong lofts that ensure distance as well as forgiving are high on the list of benefits offered by the clubs.

The clubs are progressively sized so as you get to the shorter irons, they are less chunky and more workable.

The split sole system ensures a quality turf interaction and high launching shots while the ball seems to spring off the ultra thin, forged steel face which is also L shaped to ensure higher shots off the lower part of the face.

The clubs are offset so if you do tend to slice the ball they will also be a good fit.

100g’s of Tungsten weighting expands the perimeter of the sweet spot and as you  approach the ball it is obvious that they clubs are long and consistent.

Overall first impressions, this is an excellent set for anyone who struggles to hit their irons consistently or any beginners looking for more distance from their irons.

Callaway Apex DCB Selling Points

  • They feel amazing
  • They have a larger head shape than any other Apex iron
  • Good amount of offset for beginners and mid handicappers
  • Good for both mid and high handicappers
  • 50 grams of internal tungsten weighting in the long irons
  • Forged design

Titleist T400 Irons – Selling Points

  • Large Chunky Irons – Long And Forgiving
  • Split Sole For Excellent Turf Interaction
  • Progressive Club Head, Sole And Hosel Sizes
  • Offset To Eliminate Slices
  • Strong Loft But High Launching
  • Ultra Thin, Forged Steel Face

Who are the Callaway Apex DCB Irons For?


The Callaway Apex DCB irons were designed for players with a handicap of 10 and higher.

The Callaway Apex DCB irons clearly have something to offer both mid and high handicap players. However, for high handicap players, the DCB’s will mostly be beneficial for distance, feel and launch. They don’t offer much help with off-center shots.

The Callaway Apex DCB irons could certainly stand to be a little more forgiving but they would still be a solid choice for beginners ready to break through to the mid handicap range.

Callaway Apex DCB Final Assessment

Distance: 94/100

Accuracy: 95/100

Forgiveness: 92/100

Feel and Control: 93/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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Who Are The T400 Irons For

The T400 Irons are for beginners and high handicappers that want the longest and most consistently straight clubs on the market today.

If you struggle to hit your irons straight consistently, these are going to be an excellent set of clubs for you to use.

Titleist T Series Family Of Irons

The T series of irons from titleist are progressive. The T100’s are for the players and have the smallest heads.

The T200’s are great for mid to low handicappers and the T300 and T400s are the most forgiving clubs you are going to find from Titleist right now.

Distance: 96/100

Accuracy: 93/100

Forgiveness: 95/100

Feel And Control: 86/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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