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A best-in-class headphone
www.ciao.de 08/2015
Title: Three alternatives to Beats Solo2 headphones
Author: Kirk McElhearn

www.ciao.de 08/2015
Title: Three alternatives to Beats Solo2 headphones
Author: Kirk McElhearn

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"This $299 headphone from Beyerdynamic costs 50 percent more than the other headphones I tested, but if you want good sound, the difference is certainly worth it. It has a full, powerful sound, with clarity across the spectrum. Midranges are full and vibrant, and trebles are sharp and incisive. There can be a tad too much bass for certain types of music, but the iPhone’s Bass Reducer EQ tempers this perfectly.It’s small, light, and comfortable, and, at 157 grams, the lightest of the three models I tested. It feels a bit tight on my head, but over time it would probably be more comfortable. It has good noise isolation, even though the earcups are quite small."

"(...) the Beyerdynamic’s are round, and this seems to give a bit more space to the sound."

"This headphone has a dual cable; in other words, it connects to both earpieces. I’d rather have a single cable, because it’s less tangle-prone, but a dual cable means that if you jerk the cable, the stress is equally distributed."

[...]

"The inline microphone and remote is placed at nearly the perfect position (...)."

"Aesthetically, I find this headphone to be the nicest of those I tested, but I understand that my taste is not universal. It doesn’t have the aggressive styling or bright, shiny colors of Beats headphones, and the solid aluminum armature looks sleek and modern. The build quality makes me think that this is a headphone that’s going to last, even with tough usage. (Compare that to Beats’ plastic.)"

[...]

Custom Studio: Thrilling versatility and excellent sound properties
www.areadvd.de 06/2015
Title: Flexible headphones for individualists
Author: Philipp Kind

www.areadvd.de 06/2015
Title: Flexible headphones for individualists
Author: Philipp Kind

Translated from the original German article

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We briefly would like to mention the Custom Studio’s comfort for wearing. After a quick and differentiated adjustment of the appropriate size, the headphone fits perfectly on the head and does not press on the top of the skull. Though it is not very gentle around the ears, in everyday use, however, it is less heavy than expected. Even when it is worn for a longer period of time, the headphone remains quite comfortable without causing pain from pressure. The velours pads seem to absorb a lot

[...]

We like the fact that the cable is detachable and therefore easily replaceable. Whoever would like to equip the Custom Studio with a microphone can do so and turn it into a headset. The connector securely locks in place and cannot slip out anymore.

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The first setting “light bass” where the bass reflex vents are closed does not make sense for everyday use in our opinion. For studio applications this might be different. We, however, enjoy the second setting very well, it provides more volume and the very deep bass is very good perceivable.  Those, who like more bass, will still miss something here. Lovers of a dry and rather discrete bass will enjoy this. The second and third settings are very similar, but the third setting has more power. Those who prefer a somewhat rounder and full bass will select this variant. The fourth setting, “Vibrant Bass”, is more powerful, although not too much. For high-quality recordings it is even a little bit too strong, but we will use it for weaker recordings or music streams and files with a little bit rate.

[...]

We start with „She Moves“  from Alle Farben. The bustling electronic music reproduced by the Custom Studio is very lively and thrilling. With the second slider setting the bass is dry, precise and powerful. Those who prefer more volume and full body can select the third setting. We like that the Custom Studio makes a quite balanced impression.

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The acoustic elements of the upper range are very clear, transparent and of high resolution. Even when the performance becomes more complex, individual details can be allocated and located excellently. The headphone also develops an excellent spaciousness. The voice is very central and pleasant with a lot of character. The guitar sounds and the individual percussion components are very good and harmoniously embedded in the background sound.

[...]

Joe Bonamassa spoils us with country-folk-blues sounds (...). The live recording in combination with the Custom Studio convinces with an excellent transparency and airiness. The mids and highs are enormously clear and cleanly structured, there is no detail lost from the different acoustic levels. The differences of the individual instruments are very accurate. The guitar is a little bit sharper, the violin soft and gentle. When the banjo joins in, the excellent setup of the stage becomes clear to even less experienced users. The arrangement of the stage, the precise representation of individual instruments, which you can locate perfectly, are a clear strength of the beyerdynamic headphone.

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When we compare it to the Custom One Pro, we find out that the new Custom Studio has a more finer resolution despite the identical base in the high-frequency range. Likewise the Custom Sliders operate successfully. If we are not mistaken, the Custom One Pro still provides more power and bass, but only the bass freaks will miss this with the Custom Studio. The workmanship is identical and of a high standard.

[...]

Conclusion: The Custom Studio from beyerdynamic is a studio headphone and optimised for recording and monitoring, but due to its acoustic versatility it provides an excellent base in daily routine.  With the Custom Sliders the bass range can be excellently adapted to different situations such as at home or on the move, good or bad recordings. In the high frequency range it plays clearly with a high resolution and emphasises the upper range but not too strong. Its strengths are the differentiation of instruments and spaciousness. Despite the comparatively high headband pressure the Custom Studio does not become uncomfortable with longer listening sessions. The quality of the workmanship is of a typical high standard and beyerdynamic promises a long-lasting product support.

DT 880: Legendary top model
Stereo 06/2015
Title: Beyer’s old school
Author: Tom Frantzen

Stereo 06/2015
Title:  Beyer’s old school
Author: Tom Frantzen

Translated from the original German article

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When beyerdynamic launched their legendary DT 880 top model in 1980/81 it was like a small landslide.

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The best working tool of the old school was and is the neutral DT 880. The same refers to musical enjoyment, at least when you do without effects and allow for long listening sessions.

[...]

The new DT 880, however, with the same name since 2003, is from its appearance a completely different headphone. Almost 100 grams heavier, equipped with noble and high-quality aluminium parts. Compared to its predecessor, it is technically rather light and haptic according to beyerdynamic – that is heavily revised.

[...]

The author to these lines wrote in the June issue of Stereo in 2003: “Remoulded headphone classic with a very excellent sound” and “a captivating natural, lively and powerful sound.”
The pressure is slightly higher, but is reduced by the better and pleasant pads. The sound of the DT 880 is therefore a little bit mature, the bass is more powerful, more sonorous in total, but still transparent.



DX 160 iE: First place on the winner’s rostrum
videoaktiv 05/2015
Title: Flying high
Author: Karl-Gerhard Haas

videoaktiv 05/2015
Title: Flying high
Author: Karl-Gerhard Haas

Translated from the original German article

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Videoaktiv makes demands to all headphones: A good headphone should sound as neutral as possible, then it is suitable for movies and listening to music as well.

[...]

The beyerdynamic DX 160 iE is the master – it reproduces the bass of "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough" with such a feel which is remarkable for ear tips.  At the other end of the frequency spectrum the DX 160 iE unfortunately does not act so perfectly: The highs are clear, but somewhat sharp though. Testing three models, the one from Heilbronn makes the best impression and is still affordable.   

[...]

In the ear plug category, beyerdynamic can defend the first place on the winner’s rostrum with the DX 160 iE.

videoaktiv test rating: good
Price-performance ratio: very good

Custom Street: The compact alternative to the Custom One Pro
videoaktiv 05/2015
Title: Flying high
Author: Karl-Gerhard Haas

videoaktiv 05/2015
Title: Flying high
Author: Karl-Gerhard Haas

Translated from the original German article

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Beyerdynamic has found a good compromise for the Custom Street: the cable is secured by a small plastic lug to prevent it from falling out. If you get stuck somewhere, this lock is yielding (in contrast to a bayonet fastening). In the test, the Custom Street is the only contestant with jack connectors on both ear cups. From the big brother Custom One Pro, beyerdynamic transplanted the acoustic bass control into the Street – while the Custom One Pro is available in four stages, it has three stages with the smaller supraaural models. The lowest stage is linear, the mid factory setting is slightly bass emphasised and in the maximum setting the headphone gives 100%. What is also common: The covers of the Custom Street can be individualised with self-made or purchased bling-bling.

[...]

The beyerdynamic Custom Street appears more mature: in comparison with the bigger brother Custom One Pro, the bass is slimmer, but still in order. Kraftwerk’s "Elektrokardiogramm" sounds powerful. The rhythm group of Michael Jackson‘s "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough" reproduces the Custom Street a little bit too sharp. The hi-fidelity is not so exact as well, but the consequences of the “tuning” do not blur the sound as much as with other headphones.

[...]

The Custom Street turns out to be a compact alternative. Its slight treble emphasis is of advantage and does not disturb much when listening to music.

videoaktiv test rating: good
Price-performance ratio: very good

T 51 i: One of the best mobile headphones
Welt kompakt 05/2015
Title: 3rd place: beyerdynamic T 51 i
Author: Steven Plöger

Welt kompakt 05/2015
Title: 3rd place: beyerdynamic T 51 i
Author: Steven Plöger

Translated from the original German article

[...]

The beyerdynamic T 51 i looks like a metal building set and appears excellently processed. Though it is no featherweight , it is very comfortable for wearing, and what is most important, due to its very balanced sound it currently belongs to the best mobile headphones.  

Test rating: good (1.85)


T 51 i: Bass and sound are simply terrific
www.sofahelden.com 05/2015
Title: Beyerdynamic T51 i Headset
Author: Adam Assimilator

www.sofahelden.com 05/2015
Title: Beyerdynamic T51 i Headset
Author: Adam Assimilator

Translated from the original German article

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When wearing the T 51 i and listening to music for the first time, you will realise that beyerdynamic also supplies the promised top quality when it comes to sound.

[...]

Of course, one can argue about the quality of music from iTunes, Google Music, Spotify, etc., but the T 51 i headset is even more convincing, with FLAC music on a tablet. Low frequencies, bass and sound are simply terrific. In addition the simple control of the music via remote control integrated in the cable as one is used to by Apple headphones.  
Even on the plane the headset boasts the wonderful noise attenuation. If the headset is not in use, it is wonderfully protected in the pouch against damage. So the beyerdynamic is a daily companion, one does not want to miss.


DX 160 iE: Top league
www.androitpit.de 05/2015
Title: The five best in-ear headphones for your smartphone
Author: Shu On Kwok

www.androitpit.de 05/2015
Title: The five best in-ear headphones for your smartphone
Author: Shu On Kwok

Translated from the original German article

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With the DX 160 iE the company succeeded in creating a sound wonder, which is an insider’s tip due to its balanced and detailed sound. Regarding the appearance, the beyerdynamic DX 160 iE is a little bit simpler than its competitors, but regarding the finish as well as look and feel, this headphone is top league. At a price of 99 Euro this in-ear headphone is surely no bargain, but for such an excellent sound it is worth every cent!



Custom Studio: Versatile all-rounder
c't Magazin 05/2015
Title: Bass power amplifier
Author: unknown

c't Magazin 05/2015
Title: Bass power amplifier
Author: unknown

Translated from the original German article

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With four bass settings the beyerdynamic Custom Studio headphone covers a wide sound range. For this test we compared the Custom Studio with beyerdynamic’s classic headphones DT 770, DT 880 and DT 990. The quality and comfort of these four over-ear models is very good.

[...]

Compared to the DT 770, the Custom Studio highlights mids a little less. It does not achieve the resolution of the DT 880 or the airy highs of the DT 990, but with its warm sound it comes close to the latter. Due to its bass reflex vents it can be used variably in the studio and is therefore the most versatile all-rounder of this excellent headphone foursome/quartet.

DTX 350 p: Erstaunlich hohe Auflösung
www.tomshardware.de 05/2015
Title: Insider’s tip: Build your own headset with beyerdynamic DTX 350 p and Mod-mic for 55 Euro
Author: Igor Wallossek

www.tomshardware.de 05/2015
Title: Insider’s tip: Build your own headset with beyerdynamic DTX 350 p and Mod-mic for 55 Euro
Author: Igor Wallossek

Translated from the original German article

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We had tested this very light and portable headphone as a kind of affordable „gateway drug“ for the normal PC-Audio range, but found out very quickly that the warmly tuned headphone is not neutral, but nevertheless avoids any „bathtub“ sound – it could make the young people happy as well as audio junkies willing to compromise.
We were also astonished by the very large stage for this very inexpensive transducers and the amazing high resolution with gaming as well as the very good localisation.

[...]


Those who want to listen to something that could not be heard until now, and for a reasonable price, will be happy with the beyerdynamic DTX 350 p, whether listening to music or playing computer games. The small on-ears do not only attenuate ambient noise, but they also offer a very precise and above all a decent reproduction. At the end of the day, it is a very good compromise and careful therapy for the spoiled mainstream and beats-damaged listeners without causing withdrawal.





Custom One Pro Plus: A good spatial representation
Professional Audio 04/2015
Title: A treat for your ears
Author: Hans-Günther Beer/Sylvie Frei

Professional Audio 04/2015
Title: A treat for your ears
Author: Hans-Günther Beer/Sylvie Frei

Translated from the original German article

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The beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus is convincing with a very good spatial representation, a very precise impulse response and a fine resolution. The sound is balanced, the bass itself always remains transparent and pleasant. The basic sound can be described as very consistent, pleasant, with a quick impulse and a fine resolution. The Custom One Pro Plus can present a clear ambience and it is differentiated. Due to its balanced sound the Custom One Pro Plus is the winner of the top range. Those who are looking for a closed headphone with very good, will be more than satisfied with this.

Overall rating: Top range very good
Price/performance ratio: very good


Custom Studio: Studio meets lifestyle
www.proaudioguide.com 04/2015
Title: Premium Heaphones for Pros
Author: unknown

www.proaudioguide.com 04/2015
Title: Premium Heaphones for Pros
Author: unknown

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"With Custom Studio, an attractive exterior with an individual look goes hand-in-hand with professional quality – studio meets lifestyle."

[...]

"The circumaural version of the surprisingly light Custom Studio (290 grams without the cable) not only ensures a perfect fit, but also effectively prevents annoying crosstalk when the sliders are closed, resulting in clean recording signals. In private use, the closed headphones protect users from unwanted ambient noise and prevent arguments about the volume with nearby people (for example in trains)."

[...]

"In the Custom Studio, proven beyerdynamic quality meets maximum flexibility in terms of sound and style. The best components, high-precision manufacturing by hand and the option of replacing virtually all headphone components even years after purchase make these headphones a secure investment. Whether for recording, mixing or mastering – the reliable, stylish beyerdynamic CUSTOM STUDIO is the perfect choice for demanding audio professionals."

MMX 300: Headset is worth every cent
www.just-one.eu 04/2015
Title: Testing the high end multimedia gaming headset from beyerdynamic
Author: Robin

www.just-one.eu 04/2015
Title: Testing the high end multimedia gaming headset from beyerdynamic
Author: Robin

Translated from the original German article

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The usual version of this headset is very consistent and of a high quality. As already mentioned, you can build your own MMX 300 online via the MMX 300 manufactory.

[...]

Basically, the headset construction does not differ from the regular variant. We chose white and red for our version and especially in the manufactory there are numerous colours and materials available. Piano lacquer for the ear cups, a text imprint on the side or velours for the ear pads. You get a lot of features for your money.

[...]

The headset is supplied in a cardboard package and the MMX 300 itself is securely packed in a pouch, which is a nice gimmick.

[...]

When you put on the headset, you realise quite quickly that you have quality on your ears. You can wear the MMX 300 for hours, without feeling an unpleasant pressure or something like that due to the soft ear pads and headband. When wearing the MMX 300, you will quickly notice that you hardly hear ambient noise through the headset, therefore you hear the sound quite isolated from the outside world. The question raised is if you can use this high end device with your Xbox One what we can definitely confirm.

[...]

In accordance with this price class you receive a very clear and high-quality sound. The bass is not so concise to hear, but it is very well added into the acoustic overall picture. The voice reproduction is also very clear due to the microphone. No matter if you are watching a movie or playing a game the performance for your ears is always of a very high quality and powerful.
Conclusion: At first sight the price for the MMX 300 may be frightening, no matter which version you choose. If you, however, wear this headset you will quickly notice that this headset is worth every cent. The finish is of high quality, the appearance discrete but nevertheless precious and the sound is convincing throughout. Everybody who wants to acquire a quality headset that lasts for many years should have a look. Those who prefer a more individual model can purchase the Manufactory version.

Overall rating: 9 out of 10 points



DT 231 Pro: Puristic professional
Ear-In 04-05/2015 and www.hifitest.de 04/2015
Title: Puristic professional
Author: Martin Mertens

Ear-In 04-05/2015 and www.hifitest.de 04/2015
Title: Puristic professional
Author: Martin Mertens

Translated from the original German article

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I do not want to withhold the gem that I found at beyerdynamic: the DT 213 Pro.

[...]

Should you think about whether a professional headphone as the DT 231 Pro is the right thing for you, just try it. After all, the sound quality of this grey, inconspicuous headphone is simply outstanding.

[...]

What the DT 231 Pro brings across, is extremely contoured, controlled and differentiated. This is how bass sounds with headphones. The beyerdynamic headphone also reproduces the rest of the frequency spectrum with the highest resolution, fascinating detail and perfect dynamics. In the middle voices are incredibly nuanced, the highs are of fine a resolution - that's just really, really good. The downside: This headphone also reveals mistakes in a recording just as mercilessly as it brings all the fascinating details of a good recording to be heard.

[...]

Quite a big recommendation for all those, to whom the sound is really important.

Price/performance ratio: 1.2/excellent


iDX160 iE: Mainly for iPhone owners
Macwelt 05/2015
Title: A short analysis of the hardware
Author: Stefan von Gagern

Macwelt 05/2015
Title: A short analysis of the hardware
Author: Stefan von Gagern

Translated from the original German article

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The iDX 160 iE is mainly interesting for iPhone owners.

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The more expensive iDX variant is equipped with a wired remote control, which is worthwhile for iPhone and iPad owners. The flat cable which avoids annoying cable clutter is also worth mentioning. The design with glossy metal and aluminium is also perfect. Due to the ear tips in many sizes, everybody will find the perfect set of silicone ear tips which ensure isolation and good sound. The iDX is convincing in the entire frequency spectrum. Beyerdynamic equipped the headphones with powerful neodymium drivers and a neutral sound, whereas the iDX is the top model among three other model variants (Note from beyerdynamic: in total there are four variants), making it especially detailed and sounding like high end. Especially in the highs the iDX supplies many details which make acoustic recordings, classic or jazz sound lively.

[...]

Those, who prefer a more enhanced sound, may purchase an individual package for another 120 Euro.

[...]

We tested it and were pleased: Regarding secure fit, isolation and sound improvement, there is nothing better than the ear moulds for in ear headphones. The extra charge is worthwhile.

Rating: 1.2 (very good)

iDX 160 iE: Smart buy for music lovers
www.techradar.com 04/2015
Title: Earphones that bleed style and booming sound
Author: Cameron Faulkner

www.techradar.com 04/2015
Title: Earphones that bleed style and booming sound
Author: Cameron Faulkner

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"If you're looking for a sleek set of headphones that provide booming, high-quality sound performance and all the features needed for a great in-ear experience at a digestible (...) price, look no further than the Beyerdynamic iDX 160 iE."

[...]

"The iDX 160 iE is quick to make a nice first impression with its design. An appealing trait of in-ear headphones is that they pack a listening experience into a discrete, travel-friendly form factor, and this set takes that to another level with premium and useful features.

[...]

"Capitalizing on the impressive design, the iDX 160 iE are also a capable set of earphones in terms of all-around performance. Once I found the right fit among the large offering of silicon ear tips, the sound performance really started to click (...). Despite the small size of the earpieces, the iDX 160 iE is capable of presenting full, accurate sound that's either as expansive or intimate as it's intended to be. Not only are these swell headphones skilled in providing a balanced delivery of punchy lows and mids, highs shine through and avoid becoming entangled in the soundstage presented here."

[...]

"During my commutes, the flat cable design was invaluable. Whenever my train is stuck in traffic, I usually yank headphones out of my pocket to sooth my aggravation. Most get stuck in knots, but the iDX 160 iE popped right into working form every time."

[...]

"Admirable effort was made to ensure that the iDX 160 iE would fit comfortably in the ears of users. Just look at the eight (!) replaceable ear tips. The earphones' design is sophisticated and stunning to gander at, but also remains practical. The flat cable and inline controls are pleasant features, to boot."

[...]

"If you can't yet swing the asking price, then these earphones are definitely worth saving up for."

[...]

"Our Verdict: Beyerdynamic's sub-$150 earphones provide fine qualities aplenty. From the sound quality, to comfort and best of all, the price (and the included goodies), the iDX 160 iE are a smart buy for music lovers.

T 51i: Impressive look
Games and more 04-05/2015
Title: Comfortable headphone with an impressive look
Author: unknown

Games and more 04-05/2015
Title: Comfortable headphone with an impressive look
Author: unknown

Translated from the original German article

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The biggest problem of headphones with hard headbands is often that you cannot wear them for more than one hour (...). beyerdynamic now counteracts this with the T 51 i, which can be worn for hours without pressure due to its soft pads. The sound is warm and impressive, even the highs sound spectacularly clear. The look of the T 51 i is also great.

Custom Studio: Makes fun when practicing
Tastenwelt 03/2015
Title: More than just linear
Author: Karl Stechl

Tastenwelt 03/2015
Title: More than just linear
Author: Karl Stechl

Translated from the original German article

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Regarding design and processing, the Custom Studio is convincing. It is very comfortable due to the soft velvet ear pads and movable yokes. The headband design of spring steel keeps the ear cups securely in place (…). The soft headband pad is also pleasant.
The design of the headphone is unusually flexible. The outer cover of the ear cups can be replaced by other coloured variants when loosening and removing the four Allen screws.

[...]

Due to the variable sound tuning the headphone is also a good choice for relaxed listening to music or practicing with a keyboard or digital piano.

[...]

Conclusion: Due to the variable bass response, the Custom Studio is suitable for monitoring purposes or relaxed listening to music as well as practicing. The good sound, enhanced equipment and solid quality is available at a very fair price (…).

MMX 2: Consistent and comfortable
www.just-one.eu 03/2015
Title: MMX2 – Test of the Gaming and Multimedia Headset from Beyerdynamic
Author: unknown

www.just-one.eu 03/2015
Title: MMX2 – Test of the Gaming and Multimedia Headset from Beyerdynamic
Author: unknown

Translated from the original German article

[...]

This headset is well manufactured and fits easily and comfortably on the head.

[...]

Its light weight makes it pleasant to wear this headset so that for long gaming sessions there is no problem of getting tired, because the ear pads are very soft.

[...]

The sound of the headset is very good. Mids, highs and bass can be clearly separated. Only the bass could be more powerful, but nevertheless the sound is very consistent and applies positively in games.

[...]

The cardioid condenser microphone transmits the voice consistently and clearly even in voice chats with others, the voice output is very clear. So it can be said that both comfort and acoustic of the MMX 2 headset are very consistent and comfortable.
 
[...]

Conclusion: If you are looking for an inexpensive gaming and multimedia headset providing a coherent sound and a comfortable fit, choose the MMX 2 without hesitation.

MMX 300: Giving goose bumps!
www.sofahelden.com 03/2015
Title: MMX 300 Manufactory
Author: Adam Assimilator

www.sofahelden.com 03/2015
Title: MMX 300 Manufactory
Author: Adam Assimilator

Translated from the original German article

[...]

After connecting the beyerdynamic MMX 300 to my computer via a USB sound card, I played some music “Maid with a Flaxen Hair” using Windows to see if there was a reaction. It gave me goose bumps! This headset delivers an incredible audio experience. But even during gaming, the headset is absolutely convincing. In general, it is almost impossible to find criticism of the MMX 300. The ear cushions are just big enough for my ears, but never uncomfortable at any time. What remains is the high price (... ). However, I can recommend the MMX 300 without restriction for every gamer, as well as any music or movie fan, because it definitely is worth its high price!

MMX 300: High comfort and top sound
www.pcwelt.de 03/2015
Title: Testing the beyerdynamic MMX 300 Manufactory
Author: Friedrich Stiemer

www.pcwelt.de 03/2015
Title: Testing the beyerdynamic MMX 300 Manufactory
Author: Friedrich Stiemer

Translated from the original German article

[...]

Although the MMX 300 weighs almost 400 grams, the high comfort cannot be denied.

[...]

Even after several hours of using the MMX 300 there is no uncomfortable pressure. It is not too warm around our ears either. Furthermore, the workmanship definitely meets the price, because nothing creaks or rattles.

[...]

Mainly, the sound, the headset (...) does not fail. The different sound ranges are professionally tuned and of a high precision. The dynamic is unparalleled and the playback of explosions, fine orchestra plays and films is extremely detailed, too. The ambience is very impressive, for example enemies actually can be located by their steps - the good noise isolation is also very positive in this case. The quality of the voices transmitted by the microphone is very good.

[...]

Of course the MMX 300 Manufactory is much more expensive than its gaming competitors, but the headset is definitely worth the price. The sound is impressive, the high standard of workmanship and the customisation options are extensive. Initially the clear sound needs getting used to, but after a short time we would not want to miss it. This, however, also depends a lot on the audio hardware used (i.e. the output device) and the audio material. Beyerdynamic supplies the headset with an extended warranty of five years.

DT 770 Pro: An all-rounder
www.apfeltech.net 02/2015
Title: Testing the DT 770 Pro from beyerdynamic
Author: Kevin Wammer

www.apfeltech.net 02/2015
Title: Testing the DT 770 Pro from beyerdynamic
Author: Kevin Wammer

Translated from the original German article

[...]

I use the DT 770 Pro for almost anything, when I am sitting at home at my desk. I use it for watching movies, listening to music, recording and editing podcasts. Due to the soft over-ear cups the headphone is never uncomfortable and there is no pressure even after four- or five-hour sessions. The padded headband helps in this case. The sound of this headphone is rather bass heavy (...), but a lot more comfortable than many other pair; the highs and mids remain natural as far as possible.

[...]

An advantage of the closed design is that the ambient noise is almost completely attenuated. When I listen to music someone could shout at me and I would not hear them. The same also works vice versa; music can hardly penetrate through the headphone, which is particularly interesting when podcasting.

[...]

If I had to draw a conclusion, I would say that I am particularly satisfied with this headphone due to the closed design and comfort. The headphones are very robust, the sound is good (...)

iDX 120 iE: Extensive equipment
Rondo / www.derstandard.at 02/2015
Title: Sound package
Author: Johannes Lau

Rondo / www.derstandard.at 02/2015
Title: Sound package
Author: Johannes Lau

Translated from the original German article

[...]

Headphones with lots of accessories; in general nothing is for free, at least according to the manufacturers.

[...]

With the iDX 120 iE the equipment is considerably more extensive compared to other in-ear headphones: Here, the headphone is available with a carrying case, an adapter connector for music parts, VoIP adapter, seven pairs of ear tips made of silicone and a cable clip.

A 2: Nothing to complain about
image hifi 02/2015
Title: Devices for listening
Author: Alfredo Mascia

image hifi 02/2015
Title: Devices for listening
Author: Alfredo Mascia

Translated from the original German article

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The A 2 has a noble glass cover. When the headphone amplifier is turned on, you can see the inside which illuminates discretely red, which has a nostalgic touch. What an optical highlight!
Regarding the headphone stand beyerdynamic implemented a nice pragmatic idea: The headphone stand is supplied and you can attach it from the bottom to the headphone amplifier. I would get a patent for this straight away.
[...]
Did I already mention that I was an ardent fan of the A 2 before it produced the first sound? It was even better when I found out that the new headphone amplifier from beyerdynamic is able to produce a lively and clear sound of my HifiMan-headphone collection.

[...]

No matter which headphone amplifier I had tried so far, there was always something to complain about. Until the beyerdynamic A 2 came and took me my freedom in this respect.

[...]

The sound is very well balanced, it is acting neutral and comes from the" center ", has no limitations upwards or downwards. The pronounced strengths lies within the dynamic range."

[...]

The differences between quiet and noisy are felt to be extended a good bit with the A 2. Anyway, I want to highlight two aspects: The spatial representation and cleanliness of big orchestral works"

[...]

T 1: Craftsmanship at the highest level
image hifi 02/2015
Title: Devices for listening
Author: Alfredo Mascia

image hifi 02/2015
Title:  Devices for listening
Author: Alfredo Mascia

Translated from the original German article

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The T 1 is dynamic, semi-open headphone with an impedance of 600 ohms, which presents itself as elegant and a little bit techno-styled. The materials used and their processing are at the highest level, the leather headband pad, ear pads of posh velours and driver covers of the finest steel attest the Manufactory in Heilbronn “Top marks”.

[...]

What I find worth mentioning: There were no headphones that I put on and immediately had the feeling that it fits. This good comfort is, from my point of view, transferable to  almost all people because headphones have a universal size and moreover provide a enough setting options.

[...]

I am certainly not anticipating when I point out that the T 1 has reached the goal. The Beyerdynamic plays much less" in your head "than others. Also, and especially at higher levels, the pressure in the head remains moderate. It is possible to listen at high volumes for a very long while remaining relaxed.
How does the T 1 sound? Subjectively I would say: fast. And when I think about this, I would still claim this when I had to be objective.

[...]

It is reproduced exactly what is on the CD or LP. Not more, but above all not less. As beyerdynamic has such an extremely accurate impulse, it is natural that all details can be heard, very well integrated in the context and not over-represented. The mean frequency ranges are realistic, voices remain natural, but always have enough body, the top sounds are presented on a silver platter.

[...]

For the lover who wants to know what exactly is on the discs, there is (...) hardly anything better."



T 51 i: Impressive Sound
sft 02/2015
Title: Request Programme
Author: Dennis Christ

sft 02/2015
Title: Request Programme
Author: Dennis Christ

Translated from the original German article

[...]

You can see immediately that this headphone is built with great attention to detail at the factory in Heilbronn. The design consists almost completely of brushed aluminium and is kept very puristic in combination with black pads.  You will surely have a stylish look with the T 51 i.

[...]

The very positive impression continues even when wearing. The (...) padding is in fact so buttery soft that the headset can be worn for several hours without any problems and without feeling as if wearing a vice. Of course beyerdynamic also puts great attention to the sound: the noble model for its size treats us with impressive warm acoustics and crystal-clear highs.

Sft rating: Very good (1.3)

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

www.delamar.de 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.

iDX 160 iE individual: It can’t get better than this!
Ear-In and hifitest.de 02/2015
Title: Sits and fits
Author: Martin Mertens

Ear-In and hifitest.de 02/2015
Title: Sits and fits
Author: Martin Mertens

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[...]

The customised ear moulds are beyond any doubt. You quickly learn how to insert them correctly, it can’t get better than this.

[...]

Once they fit snugly in the ear, the iDX 160 can prove their sound potential to the full. They provide a wonderful sound with sleek but deep and very well-controlled bass, expressive, well-resolved  mids as well as attractive and finely drawn highs. All in all, a great tuning for sophisticated music.

[...]

A great solution for people, who listen a lot.

[...]

As for the sound, with beyerdynamic you are on the safe side and the comfort is just great.
Ear-In rating (upper class): 1.2
Price/performance ratio: good – very good

iDX 160 iE: Perfect acoustic insulation
www.soundgeeks.de 01/2015
Title: Review: beyerdynamic iDX 160 iE
Author: Felix Rau

www.soundgeeks.de 01/2015
Title: Review: beyerdynamic iDX 160 iE
Author: Felix Rau

Translated from the original German article

[...]

The acoustic insulation is perfect. Furthermore, all sounds are reproduced crystal clear and even with loud basses, high sounds and sharp song passages, the headphones do not weaken. The design appears noble, however, it is not very creative. Due to the seven different pairs of ear tips for the headphone, the probability that they are sufficient and will fit into one’s ears is very high. The supplied accessories exceed the standard and mainly the two additional extension cables are used. Those who want to share the music with friends can connect another headphone to an adapter, which is a sensible idea.

[...]

Thanks to a high-quality finish, durability is also guaranteed. All in all a decent product that has little quirks. Thus, the beyerdynamic is a good choice for those who want good and affordable in-ear headphones.



Custom One Pro: Its adaptablility is its great strength
www.pcgameshardware.de 01/2015
Title: The best headsets for gamers: Purchase advice and comparison
Author: Philipp Reuther

www.pcgameshardware.de 01/2015
Title: The best headsets for gamers: Purchase advice and comparison
Author: Philipp Reuther

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[...]

The Custom One Pro or COP of the German manufacturer beyerdynamic is actually a headphone. It, however, can be converted to a headset, by using the optional available Headset Gear for around 50 Euro. This adaptability is the great strength and special feature of the COP.

[...]

With a mechanical control on each speaker shell, the bass response can be adjusted to one’s personal taste. Depending on the control position, a more or less large reflex opening is exposed. A tight, highly precise, but restrained bass is also possible as an earth shuttering, doughy and deep bass. Furthermore, the COP is exceptionally strong in deep bass, only the Nash 20 can compete fairly. Except the bass, the rest of the sound performance of the Custom One Pro is also pleasant. A light bathtub tuning with a powerful, lively bass (starting from position 2 of the bass control), good, slightly overcast mids and a light treble boost with a subsequent roll-off form a pleasant sound. The extremely good supply of spare parts and their warranty by beyerdynamic, together with the modular structure of the COP ensure a very long life time, which could justify the quite expensive price of approximately 200 Euro (including microphone) for prospective buyers.

T 51 i: Powerful sound
iPad Bibel 01/2015
Title: Accelerated hardware test
Author: André Schwarz

iPad Bibel 01/2015
Title: Accelerated hardware test
Author: André Schwarz

Translated from the original German article

[...]

The Tesla hi-fi headphones provide a very good sound with a deep bass response and clear highs.

[...]

Powerful sound in an elegant design. Rating: 1.0

A 2: Absolute Top Class
Stereoplay 01/2015
Title: Minority Report
Author: Marco Breddin

Stereoplay 01/2015
Title: Minority Report
Author: Marco Breddin

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[...]

Those who want to look inside the amplifier can do this through the wave-shaped transparent logo on the cover and look at the warm orange illuminated circuit board. Rating for this presentation: 1.

[...]

High-level sources such as CD and Blu-ray players can pass on their unchanged signal to a connected amplifier without turning on the A 2. When the device is turned on the internal signal routing is accessed and the A 2 passes on music signals to the headphone outputs – great.

[...]

With a lively precision and accuracy the A 2 is a challenge for the champion of this price class. The A 2 presents a clearly calculated „sound area“, which gives the headphones a certain loudspeaker kick. Mainly drums come to life.

[...]

It is a sophisticated analogue amplifier for all headphone fans, who have already invested in the Digital subject.

Stereoplay test rating:
Sound: Absolute top class
Price/performance ratio: Very good
Overall rating: Very good

iDX 120 iE: Best of 2014/In Ear
Stereoplay Extra 12/2014
Title: The 76 best headphones of the year
Author: Marco Breddin

Stereoplay Extra 12/2014
Title: The 76 best headphones of the year
Author: Marco Breddin

Translated from the original German article

[...]

In the best sense a headphone with a discrete sound, a precise focus and an outlined deep bass. The accessories which include a remote control, duo-adapter, cable clip and extension cable are very practical. When using the duo-adapter, two friends can listen to the music at the same time.

[...]

Stereoplay test result:
Sound: top class
Price/performance ratio: very good
Overall rating: good

T 51 i: Best of 2014/In Ear
Stereoplay Extra 12/2014
Title: The 76 best headphones of the year
Author: Marco Breddin

Stereoplay Extra 12/2014
Title: The 76 best headphones of the year
Author: Marco Breddin

Translated from the original German article

[...]

The beyerdynamic T 51 i is quite noble with solid metal and top workmanship. It plays extremely clean, detailed, very dynamic and with a strong bass.

[...]

Stereoplay test rating:
Sound: top class
Price/performance ratio: good – very good
Overall rating: good

DTX 350 p: Best of 2014/mobile
Stereoplay Extra 12/2014
Title: The 76 best headphones of the year
Author: Marco Breddin

Stereoplay Extra 12/2014
Title:  The 76 best headphones of the year
Author: Marco Breddin

Translated from the original German article

[...]

The foldable model from beyerdynamic has that certain something and is top of its own price class. The sound is lively and rich in bass with a good compromise between clarity and power. This headphone, which is comfortable to wear, is suitable for every music style.

[...]

Really, a great headphone that money can buy!

Stereoplay test result:
Sound: Top class
Price/performance ratio: Excellent
Overall rating: good

iDX 160 iE: Very, very, very fine headphones
www.iphoneblog.de 12/2014
Title: 24 days in December
Author: Alex Olma

www.iphoneblog.de 12/2014
Title: 24 days in December
Author: Alex Olma

Translated from the original German article

[...]

In-ear-headphones that provide a real good ambient noise attenuation and the sound is even better than my personal favourite headphones (MMX 102 iE). The bass is clearly deeper. The headphone is not so loud, but sufficient and does not distort the highs.

DTX 350 p: For bargain hunters
P.M. 12/2014
Title: Show room – technology for the Christmas wish list
Author: Karl-Gerhardt Haas

P.M. 12/2014
Title: Show room – technology for the Christmas wish list
Author: Karl-Gerhardt Haas

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[...]

This is the result of the listening test by P.M.: The DTX 350 p sounds are balanced, the bass is pleasantly accentuated and overtrumps some dubious 200-Euro-product.

iDX 160 iE: Tailor-made
Audio Video Foto-Bild 12/2014
Title: Fits perfect in your ears
Author: Christoph de Leuw

Audio Video Foto-Bild 12/2014
Title: Fits perfect in your ears
Author: Christoph de Leuw

Translated from the original German article

[...]

With its small metal housing the in-ear from beyerdynamic looks stylish and elegant, the warm sound is pleasant. In cooperation with the hearing aid specialist “Kind”, beyerdynamic provides individually manufactured ear tips. In this way the in-ear headphone fits perfectly and the sounds are more detailed and rich. For people using the in-ear headphones frequently, the extra charge of 120 Euro is worthwhile.

Test result: good (1.93)

DX 120 iE / DX 160 iE: Headphones for your ears only
pure value Ausg. 4, 11/2014
Title: Plenty of individuality
Author: Andreas Günther

Headphones for your ears only

Subheader:
pure value Ausg. 4, 11/2014
Title: Plenty of individuality
Author: Andreas Günther

Text:
pure value Ausg. 4, 11/2014
Title: Plenty of individuality
Author: Andreas Günther

Translated from the original German article

[...]

For large auditoriums there are customised microphone concepts, for individual ears unique headphone are manufactured. The lot size of one becomes a core message at the company’s headquarters in Heilbronn. The maximum of individuality is almost invisible. On request the new DX 120 iE and DX 160 iE are supplied via a voucher for “earmoulds“. Instead of the standard ear tips the hearing aid acoustician will take a moulding of the inner ear. It does not hurt and it does not take long, but it will ensure a perfect fit and the highest sound gain to the eardrum.


DT 1350: For sound lovers on the go
www.delamar.de 11/2014
Title: beyerdynamic DT 1350 Review
Author: Felix Baarß

www.delamar.de 11/2014
Title: beyerdynamic DT 1350 Review
Author: Felix Baarß

Translated from the original German article

[...]

The beyerdynamic DT 1350 provides a sound that is well balanced, poor in distortion or resonances and differentiated in a room setting. The subtleness of the sound is excellent. This headphone is not only suitable for DJs or recording in the studio, but more generally for all demanding sound lovers on the move. If we still look at the use in the studio or club, the very high maximum sound pressure and good shielding are to be commended. It does not matter what noise there is "outside", you can always listen to the sound undisturbed. The swiveling and folding ear cups make the device flexible, especially when placed (keyword: ear monitoring) in a compact profile during transport. Furthermore, a firm fit is ensured by the spreadable headband. Finally, the fine workmanship of the headphones is a highlight, which should give it a long life.

[...]

The qualities mentioned in the test review for the beyerdynamic DT 1350 lead to ultimately good four out of five points in the price-performance ratio - good stuff."

DT 880/DT 990: Headphones for your ears only
pure value Ausg. 4, 11/2014
Title: Plenty of individuality
Author: Andreas Günther

pure value Ausg. 4, 11/2014
Title: Plenty of individuality
Author: Andreas Günther

Translated from the original German article

[...]

For large auditoriums there are customised microphone concepts, for individual ears unique headphone are manufactured. The lot size of one becomes a core message at the company’s headquarters in Heilbronn. On their website beyerdynamic provide a headphone configurator, like the car industry, for the DT 880 and DT 990 over-ear headphones. Which colour, which leather, perhaps a plate with your name? This is a good sign: The individuality costs only a little more than the standard model; at best a modest waiting time of two weeks.

Custom One Pro: Headphones for your ears only
pure value Ausg. 4, 11/2014
Title: Plenty of individuality
Author: Andreas Günther

pure value Ausg. 4, 11/2014
Title: Plenty of individuality
Author: Andreas Günther

Translated from the original German article

[...]

For large auditoriums there are customised microphone concepts, for individual ears unique headphone are manufactured. The lot size of one becomes a core message at the company’s headquarters in Heilbronn. On their website beyerdynamic provide a headphone configurator, like the car industry. Which colour, which leather, perhaps a plate with your name? This is a good sign: The individuality costs only a little more than the standard model; at best a modest waiting time of two weeks. With the “Custom Pro” models beyerdynamic allows the fine intervention into sound properties via variable bass reflex vents on the housing shells.  The customer can customise the headphone individuality from ear pads to a connectable gooseneck microphone ideal for gaming fans.

It sets a new standard
www.cnet.com 10/2014
Title: Cheap thrills: Beyerdynamic DTX 350 p headphones
Author: Steve Guttenberg

www.cnet.com 10/2014
Title: Cheap thrills: Beyerdynamic DTX 350 p headphones
Author: Steve Guttenberg

"Beyerdynamic is on a roll, and its new DTX 350 p model sets a new standard for budget-priced on-ear headphones!"

[...]

"With stunning sound quality, the DTX 350 p headphones trumps any for $100 that I can think of. The richly balanced, taut bass and clear midrange are superb. For an on-ear model, stereo imaging is spacious."

[...]

T51 i: Top of the range headphones
Computer BILD Ausgabe 24, 11/2014 and Audio Video Foto BILD 01/2015
Title: Tested 100 Amazon bestsellers
Author: Dirk Kuchel

Computer BILD Ausgabe 24, 11/2014 and Audio Video Foto BILD 01/2015
Title: Tested 100 Amazon bestsellers
Author: Dirk Kuchel

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The headphone appears very solid with its metal components, yet it is one of the lightest of its kind. The leather pads are nice and comfortable, and the sound with fine resolution and precise bass leaves little to be desired.

Test result: good (rating 1.85)

A 200 p: Digital Master
Hifi Digital Ausgabe 06, 11/2014
Title: Mobile Amplification
Author: Tobias Zoporowski

Hifi Digital Ausgabe 06, 11/2014
Title: Mobile Amplification
Author: Tobias Zoporowski

Translated from the original German article

[...]

The tiny amplifier provides an excellent sound. Its reproduction is balanced, very detailed and well structured. Its spatial imaging, which is always hard to judge via headphones, is remarkably good! This includes the precise, knotty and perfect bass and the always natural and uncoloured representation of mids. At the upper end of the frequency band the A 200 p succeeds in something incredible: No other of the tested devices has a similar fine-resolution, brilliant but never annoyingly sharp in the highs. With its musical and lively performance it is top of the list.

Conclusion: The small amplifier from Heilbronn/Germany is ideal for digital players and with the appropriate headphone from the same company it supplies a top sound.

DTX 350 p: Rich sound without any gadgetry
www.mactechnews.de 10/2014
Title: Practical test: beyerdynamic DTX 350 p headphones
Author: Frank Borowski

www.mactechnews.de 10/2014
Title: Practical test: beyerdynamic DTX 350 p headphones
Author: Frank Borowski

Translated from the original German article

[...]
Just after unboxing, you can only assess the basic character and it is that the DTX 350 p is clearly bass emphasized. Especially with mobile headphones this is absolutely legitimate as long as the bass range is not excessively boomy and dull. The small headphones from Heilbronn will find a very good compromise for this price range and will always impress with a rich and corporeal sound. The experience is complemented by largely crisp mids and clear, but not too prominent highs. The spatial sound is convincing with a strong in-head feeling which cannot be explained away.

Compared to more expensive headphones (...) it is obvious that transparency, details and dynamic are not that excellent. But that was not to be expected, what is much more remarkable is that within this price range it does not need to hide before competitors. This is really good news. For just under 50 Euro the DTX 350 p proves to be a real lucky hit. Only classical music fans would like here and there some more clarity and fine resolution.

Conclusion:

[...]

The DTX 350 p plays with great joy and will be great with its clear but not exaggerated emphasis on the bass, especially when traveling. Of course this headphone cannot do magic and therefore the DTX 350 p certainly is not an inexpensive substitute for more complex designed and high-quality equipped headphones.  It rather represents itself as a comfortable no-nonsense headphone and an ideal companion for iDevices, which also have a pretty good efficiency and volume-limited mobile players such as iPhones provide a sufficiently high level.

Summary: Those who are looking for a cheap and practical mobile in-ear headphone with a good, rich sound with no gadgetry are exactly right. Go and get it."

DX 160 iE: Unbeatable Price/Performance Ratio
www.techniksurfer.de 10/2014
Title: In-ear headphone of the top class: beyerdynamic DX 160 iE
Author: Hermann Vogel

www.techniksurfer.de 10/2014
Title: In-ear headphone of the top class: beyerdynamic DX 160 iE
Author: Hermann Vogel

Translated from the original German article

[...]

When I tested the headphones for the first time, I noticed immediately how much they attenuate ambient noise, which does not penetrate any more. Whether on the train or in the city, you are completely isolated and can concentrate on the music. Another, important factor, in my view, is that other people need not listen to my music. With these headphones this is no problem. As good as they attenuate the noise from the outside, they also attenuate the noise from the music to the outside, so that no one needs to feel disturbed. About the sound quality one can hardly argue. Clear sound and rich bass distinguish these headphones from other, cheaper models and leave nothing to be desired.

Conclusion:
Those who are looking for high-quality manufactured in-ear headphones with an excellent sound quality should take a look at this model anyway. Due to the price-performance ratio, these headphones are hard to beat!"

Overall ranking: 4.7 points (out of 5)

Powerful sound in an elegant design
iPad Life 04/2014
Title: Short hardware test
Author: Andre Schwarz

iPad Life 04/2014
Title: Short hardware test
Author: Andre Schwarz

Translated from the original German article

[...]

The Tesla hi-fi headphones provide a very good sound with a deep bass response and clear highs. The closed design of this elegant headphone makes sure that ambient noise is attenuated.

[...]

So close to a victory
Guter Rat 04/2014
Title: Back to the good sound
Author: unknown

Guter Rat 04/2014
Title: Back to the good sound
Author: unknown

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[...]

The decision was very close. The stylish T 51 p from beyerdynamic achieved the second place with the overall rating of 1.8. In the hearing test beyerdynamic was a little bit better.

[...]

For this reason, the handcrafted headphone from Heilbronn has missed the victory only just.

Extreme precision
Guter Rat 04/2014
Title: Plus.Headphones
Author: unknown

Guter Rat 04/2014
Title: Plus.Headphones
Author: unknown

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[...]

Reproduces nuances with extreme precision and sounds absolutely transparent, spatially and undistorted.

Favourite headphones
www.neuerdings.com 10/2014
Title: In-ear headphones with a powerful sound, extensive accessories and optional eartips
Author: Frank Müller

www.neuerdings.com 10/2014
Title: In-ear headphones with a powerful sound, extensive accessories and optional eartips
Author: Frank Müller

Translated from the original German article

[...]

The beyerdynamic iDX 160 iE in-ear headphone is supplied with extensive accessories as only a few.

[...]

Powerful and differentiated over the whole range of 10 – 25.000 Hz (or what I can still perceive of that at my age). It has what it takes to be my favourite headphone.

It is not only the sound, but also the equipment and the many small details that make you notice that beyerdynamic did not recently start to produce high-quality headphones. Unlike most other headphones, the flat cables of beyerdynamic’s iDX 160 iE meet after almost 40 cm in a 3.5 mm connector. That's just enough to place a player in a breast pocket for listening to music. But the company did not spare cables; on the contrary, two 90 cm long extension cables are included.

DT 770 PRO (32 Ohm): Fulfills its mission perfectly
www.delamar.de 10/2014
Title: beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO 32 ohms test report
Author: Felix Baarß

www.delamar.de 10/2014
Title: beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO 32 ohms test report
Author: Felix Baarß

Translated from the original German article

[...]

With the beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO 32 Ohm, the manufacturer has made a subtle adjustment to the popular studio headphone - this time it's a pair of headphones, which can be, in fact, loud enough to be operated on mobile phones, tablets, laptops & Co. With this project the 32-ohm version was sent on a mission which it fulfilled perfectly.

As before, this monitoring system scores mainly with a neutral frequency response, however, with the deep bass and the slightly shy low mids the curve appreciably kicks out, but that’s ok for me and is a welcome variety. The attention to detail is very good the highs are present without being shrill. For a headphone with a closed design, the 32-ohm version scores with a good, reasonably “open” spatial sound; on the virtual stage, which extends far, all of the individual sounds can be heard well and separated from each other.  The pulse fidelity is exemplary in this price range, short stops come with small drawbacks so fast and brisk, that the sound remains very “disciplined” and never tends to unduly soften the sound.

Even the workmanship of this beyerdynamic model deserves a good score. The construction is still robust and it is even difficult with brute force to harm this headphone. Finally, the high comfort of wearing is to be commended with which even long sessions are completely pleasant.

Pro:
Powerful yet controlled bass
Very detailed highs without being shrill
Very good room image for a closed headphone

Details nobody has ever heard before
Guter Rat 04/2014
Title: Actually enjoy music
Author: unknown

Guter Rat 04/2014
Title: Actually enjoy music
Author: unknown

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[...]

The A 200 p is a digital-analogue transducer with integrated headphone amplifier. It converts digital data into analogue music signals and amplifies them. Even on the go you will hear details that you have never heard before and the reproduction of instruments and voices is very natural.

What more could you ask for?
www.whathifi.com 10/2014
Titel: Beyerdynamic T 51i review
Autor: unknown

www.whathifi.com 10/2014
Titel: Beyerdynamic T 51i review
Autor: unknown

[...]

"They’re easily some of the best portable on-ear headphones we’ve heard at this price."

[...]

"The Beyerdynamic T51i in-ears give an incredibly insightful performance, revealing the textures of instruments and nuances in vocals. Each frequency is beautifully judged. There’s remarkable clarity and bite at the top, but it’s smooth enough to avoid hardness. The midrange is eloquent and poised. Bass notes are substantial but taut. In rhythmic terms, the T51is possess timing of regimented precision."

[...]

"They’re light, for starters. You wouldn’t expect that from a mostly metal body. And it’s sturdy metal too. These will take a lot of punishment and still come out singing. This lightness helps them sit comfortably on your head."

[...]

"We should mention the closed-back construction, which provides a few degrees of passive noise isolation. Along with the snug (but never squeezy) ear pads, this provides a neat way to segregate oneself from the outside world. The T51is are great for commutes."

[...]

"Verdict: Look no further if you have up to £250 for a pair of on-ear headphones. Beyerdynamic is stronger than ever, and now there’s a remote control. What more could you ask for?"


Premium headset with a powerful sound
MacLife 11/2014
Title: beyerdynamic iDX 160 iE
Author: unknown

MacLife 11/2014
Title: beyerdynamic iDX 160 iE
Author: unknown

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[...]

The premium in-ear headset with a powerful sound provides a deep bass response, clear mids and transparent highs due to extra strong neodymium drivers.

[...]

Due to the perfect fit the ambient noise is effectively attenuated and the enjoyment of listening is much better.

Very good across all the musical styles
www.hifipig.com 09/2014
Title: Beyerdynamic T 1 Headphones
Author: Stuart Smith/Linette Smith

www.hifipig.com 09/2014
Title: Beyerdynamic T 1 Headphones
Author: Stuart Smith/Linette Smith

[...]

"The T1s arrive in a stylish aluminium box designed to look a little like a professional flightcase and is well padded inside. This inspires confidence immediately and gives you some indication of Beyerdynamics’ professional and studio heritage. There’s a certificate of authenticity and that’s it – straight forward, no messing."

[...]

"They are an attractive champagne colour for the most part with the cans being attached to a metal frame. It’s a simple enough design that works well with the cans pivoting vertically to ensure the correct fit over your ear. They clamp firmly but not uncomfortably to your head and you can shake your head quite vigorously without them moving about, so those predisposed to exercise should be fine with these. The earpads are good and thick and made of a velour material which is pretty comfy over longer periods of listening. The headband is well padded and covered in leather (...)."

(...)

"These headphones throw a really good soundstage that feels quite natural and not overemphasised (...)."

[...]

"Bass is good tight and powerful without being over done in any way and whilst the soundstaging is better on some of the headphones we’ve had in for review (Final and Audeze) it’s up there with the best with the little nuances of the stage being particularly apparent around the ears in a front to back sense. I believe the T1s are suited to a wide range of musical styles and offer a clear window into what is happening, with bags and bags of detail but not so much tha they become a pain to listen to."

[...]

Conclusion Stuart:

"Recommended for those looking for a dynamic and yet balanced headphone that is very good across all the musical styles we tried them with."

[...]

"The ‘phones themselves are also very classy looking. Again brushed metal but with a slightly golden greyhue. They are industrially sleek and I really like the    subtle styling like the ‘herringbone’ detailing on the earcups and the cut out T1 logo on the sides."

[...]

"Happily they pass the ‘glasses test’ and sit comfortably with my specs on."

[...]

"The sound is big and intense, giving a real sense of being in a club in what was a power station. Tremendous and defined bass and a sound that is very driving and detailed, I guess that’s thanks to the Tesla tech then."

[...]

"The Beyerdynamic T1s really deliver on bass, vocals and everything else in the mix. The good mix of vocal and bass without anything being too much is again evident (...)"

[...]

"Speaking of bass…yep, time for ‘Once again back’ by Hardfloor. The bass is dry and rumbling, right through my head, tops are skippy as they should be and the mids are good too……I am overall very impressed by these understated, German headphones…a bit of a dark horse."

[...]

Conclusion Linette:

"Very well made, high quality and reliable headphones. High end without screaming it in your face."

Smooth and artistic
www.audio.de 07/2014
Title: On-Ear Headphones / Beyerdynamic T-51p Test
Author: Fritz I. Schwertfeger

www.audio.de 07/2014
Title: On-Ear Headphones / Beyerdynamic T-51p Test
Author: Fritz I. Schwertfeger

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[...]

At first sight the beyerdynamic T 51 p looks like a derivative of a military cyber research object which came to the public by chance. The metal design demonstrates a powerful appearance and tough strength.  The smooth design combines functionality with almost artistic-looking elements such as the curved shape of the yokes.  

[...]

The champagne-coloured shimmering ear cup can rotate which allows, with the additional vertical movement, an excellent comfortable adjustment to the ear. Due to this, the T 51 p fits perfectly to the ear, attenuates ambient noise and due to the closed design nothing can penetrate to the outside. The relatively low impedance makes the beyerdynamic headphone ideal for low voltage outputs which dominate with smartphones and tablets.

[...]

(...) The T 51 p played so well that the testers had to check if they were actually wearing an on-ear headphone on their head. Bill Callahan‘s „Ride My Arrow” (from the album „Dream River“) sounded so full-bodied and earthy. Especially the intonation of Callahan’s sonorous voice appeared very authentic and although the very last ounce of airiness was heard, you could not state missing highs completely.  The T 51 p gave the music a lot of space so that even detailed information such as background noise or Callahan’s daring Wah-Wah variants were not lost.

Noblesse at the highest level
www.areadvd.de 08/2014
Title: Classic noblesse at the highest level
Author: Carsten Rampacher

www.areadvd.de 08/2014
Title: Classic noblesse at the highest level
Author: Carsten Rampacher

Translated from the original German article

[...]

The beyerdynamic engineers made every effort to design the A 2 in a way that it can provide an optimum of audio quality with each headphone. The main board is the heart of the A 2. It is assembled by hand and is only provided with durable, discrete components. Inexpensive integrated circuits, which are usually found in simpler headphone amplifiers, do not meet the quality standards which are important for beyerdynamic to produce a real acoustic talent.  
The design of the A 2 provides enough space between the elements which are relevant for the sound to avoid mutual interference. Therefore, the higher channel separation and the low tendency to crosstalk are special advantages of the A 2.

[...]

The look of the A 2 is unsophisticated and of high quality. A smooth aluminium frame covers almost the entire device. Another highlight is the anthracite tinted glass panel with the legendary beyerdynamic wave logo on top of the A 2 providing a look into the device. Due to the LEDs, the circuit board appears in a warm light which looks very noble making the A 2 a real enrichment, which appears never out of place, even in noble living rooms.  
Against current trends, the headphone amplifier does without integrated digital circuits and is therefore suitable for music lovers who already have a DAC or do not need one.  

[...]

With regard to the acoustic, we were very excited. [...] In “Dronning Fjellrose” the Norwegian acoustic jazz musicians of the Hoff ensemble thrill with a fine definition and an extremely free treble.

In conjunction with our Ultrasone Edition 12 it works very well and describes a clearly defined, complex virtual room, where every instrument has its exact place. The vocals are integrated fluently and charismatically into the tonal structure. The velocity and the notes of the piano are carefully and precisely presented in detail. In “Stille, Stille, kommer vi”, the next title of the album “Quiet Winter Nights” the A 2 demonstrates its ability to present sound with utmost precision. The wind instruments, the piano and the female vocals are harmoniously and exactly combined.  The beyerdynamic headphone amplifier clearly and vividly highlights small details in the back of the acoustic levels.

[...]

You got the impression that not only do you listen to music, but immerse yourself into the musical events and to “live” and “breathe” the music. You feel completely surrounded by a fine acoustic, which is very rare and you are able to forget everything around you.  The plucking of the strings, fine acoustic elements in the background, the A 2 brings all this to life. The extremely demanding listener will even forget the enormous purchase price for the A 2.  Also in “Miss You So”, by Diana Krall, the A 2 operated very well to make clear that it belongs to the best headphone amplifiers available.

[...]

The very experienced listener, who might have various noble headphones and appropriate headphone amplifiers, will be astounded at the A 2 sounds  so natural, so airy and superior, which especially thrills with instrumental solos such as pianos where it clearly presents even minimal dynamic differences when pressing the keys as if there were nothing easier .

[...]

Conclusion:
The beyerdynamic A 2 reliably meets the highest demands to the sound quality. With a strict selection of components and a top design it creates ideal conditions to reproduce even the finest acoustic nuances. Especially in conjunction with noble headphones it can distinguish perfectly.

The highest level
hifi und records Issue 4, 09/2014
Title: Dream team
Author: Wilfried Kress

hifi und records Issue 4, 09/2014
Title: Dream team
Author: Wilfried Kress

Translated from the original German article

[...]

Conclusion: With the T 1, beyerdynamic impressively demonstrates that the possibilities of the dynamic headphone are far from being exploited. This, however, includes the courage of a company to go against the strength of the mobile market for the benefit of technical beliefs. In conjunction with the A 2 the T 1 makes a perfect team of the highest level.


DTX 350 p: Starting point
ear-in 10-11/2014 and hifitest 11/2014
Title: Starting point
Author: Dr. Martin Mertens

ear-in 10-11/2014 and hifitest 11/2014
Title: Starting point
Author: Dr. Martin Mertens

Translated from the original German article

[...]

The concept of the beyerdynamic DTX 350 p works. An inexpensive “no nonsense” headphone with an ideal sound tuning for travelling that even kids might enjoy too.

Rating: 1.3
Price/performance ratio: Very good

Universal talent
ear-in 08-09/2014 und www.hifitest.de 09/2014
Title: Universal talent
Author: Martin Mertens

ear-in 08-09/2014 und www.hifitest.de 09/2014
Title: Universaltalent
Author: Martin Mertens

Translated from the original German article

[...]

If there is a headphone amplifier, which is the ideal of an amplifier that produces no intrinsic sound and no error, it is the A 2 from beyerdynamic. Here you can tell very clearly that professionals were at work who develop neutral devices and no sound machines. Therefore, I cannot describe any sonic signature of the A 2. In fact the A 2 has made all the different sounds of various headphones quite clear. I always had the impression that each headphone is really driven correctly. Of course I have experimented with the small switches on the bottom.

[...]

I was even more impressed as to how clear the beyerdynamic amplifier demonstrates the sonic differences of the individual D/A transducers.

[...]

Conclusion: This is the headphone amplifier for those who really want to know what sources or headphones can do. But be warned; if you thought until now that sonic differences between D/A converters or cables were high-end esoteric, after you purchase the A 2 you will like to discuss the sonic influence of network cables.
ear-in rating:
 
Reference class 1.3
Price/performance ratio: Excellent


The sound is convincing
Macwelt 10/2014
Title: Accelerated hardware test
Author: Markus Schelhorn

Macwelt 10/2014
Title: Accelerated hardware test
Author: Markus Schelhorn

Translated from the original German article

[...]

The noble processed beyerdynamic T 51 i has been designed as a portable headphone. We like the materials used such as the headband pad and ear pads which are made of soft leather. The headphone is light and very comfortable also for people who wear glasses. The ambient noise is very well attenuated.

[...]

The sound is convincing and in this price range it clearly plays in the top league. We enjoy the warm and precise bass and the detailed resolution of the music. Voices and acoustic instruments are clearly heard and even prolonged listening is stress-free, as the sound has not been trimmed for effects.

[...]

So these headphones are well suited as a companion on long trips (...)."

[...]

Rating 1.8 (good)

Outstanding Performer
Stereo 10/2014
Title: Intellectual
Author: Tom Frantzen

Stereo 10/2014
Title: Intellectual
Author: Tom Frantzen

Translated from the original German article

[...]

The sound of the A 2 from beyerdynamic is a real high-flyer which gives the impression of a very well thought out idea in addition to the attractive design and excellent workmanship.

Price/performance ratio: Excellent (97%)

Super lightweight
Audio Video Foto-Bild 10/2014
Title: A competitor in its own right
Authors: Jan Becker/Christoph de Leuw

Audio Video Foto-Bild 10/2014
Title: A competitor in its own right
Authors: Jan Becker/Christoph de Leuw

Translated from the original German article

[...]

The beyerdynamic MMX 102 iE is available as a conventional in-ear headphone with silicone ear tips in three sizes. Thus the headphones from the traditional manufacturer in Heilbronn provide a natural and lively sound with deep-reaching rather slim basses.

Solid, comfortable and top audio
Audio Video Foto-Bild 10/2014
Title: A competitor in its own right
Authors: Jan Becker/Christoph de Leuw

Audio Video Foto-Bild 10/2014
Title: A competitor in its own right
Authors: Jan Becker/Christoph de Leuw

Translated from the original German article

[...]

The beyerdynamic headphone has a solid stable appearance with its metal components (…). This lightweight is one of the most comfortable on-ear headphones in the test with a top sound. When connected to the smartphone output, the T 51 i supplies powerful sound with differentiated basses and superior details.

“Made in Germany” you will notice this!
www.areadvd.de 08/2014
Title: beyerdynamic A 200 p portable headphone amplifier and T 51 p
Author: Carsten Rampacher

www.areadvd.de 08/2014
Title: beyerdynamic A 200 p portable headphone amplifier and T 51 p
Author: Carsten Rampacher

Translated from the original German article

[...]

With the T 51 p Tesla portable headphone (...) and the perfectly appropriate A 200 p headphone amplifier (...) beyerdynamic, the expert for headphones, headsets and microphones, provides a good looking pair for a total price of about 550 Euro.

[...]

The T 51 p has the quality seal “Made in Germany” and you will notice this, the material and the manufacturing quality are very good. Due to the padded headband the headphone is very comfortable and due to the closed design ambient noise is excellently attenuated. Visually the shining beyerdynamic logo was discreetly integrated on the matt brushed outer sides of the ear cups. The metal headband can be adapted in 12 steps to fit the head optimally. The ear pads made of extra soft leatherette are fortunately not too sweaty and extremely comfortable. Due to the rotating housing shells the T 51 p can be folded and stored in the supplied, rugged nylon bag. Due to the enclosed in-flight adapter and the 1/4” adapter (6.25 mm) the T 51 p can be used whether travelling or at home.

[...]

With the combination of the A 200 p and T 51 p beyerdynamic provides an excellent combination of a portable hi-fi headphone and an excellent matching high end headphone amplifier. “High end“ despite the comparatively low price.  (...) For less than 600 Euro you receive a “team” with great features for jazz and classical music. Those who prefer this music style, will not get anything else for a lower price.

[...]

Music appears detailed and vibrant
www.areadvd.de 08/2014
Title: beyerdynamic A 200 p portable headphone amplifier and T 51 p
Author: Carsten Rampacher

www.areadvd.de 08/2014
Title: beyerdynamic A 200 p portable headphone amplifier and T 51 p
Author: Carsten Rampacher

Translated from the original German article

[...]

With the T 51 p Tesla portable headphone (...) and the perfectly appropriate A 200 p headphone amplifier (...) beyerdynamic, the expert for headphones, headsets and microphones, provides an attractive pair for a total price of about 550 Euro.

[...]

Enjoyment from the very first moment
MacLife 11/2014
Title: beyerdynamic T 51i
Author: unknown

MacLife 11/2014
Title: beyerdynamic T 51i
Author: unknown

Translated from the original German article

[...]

The Tesla hi-fi headphone with newly improved transducers is a joy from the very first moment. The T 51 i combines a deep bass response and transparent highs with the highest efficiency and lowest distortions.

Warm Sound
sft 04/2014
Title: Private Listening
Author: Frank Neupert

sft 04/2014
Title: Private Listening
Author: Frank Neupert

Translated from the original German article

From the premium audio manufacturer beyerdynamic, you can expect the highest quality in every respect. The DX 160 iE in-ear headphone definitely meets this demand. Already the design fulfills every desire. The sensitive technology of the ear piece is protected by a rugged, excellently processed metal housing, the high-quality flat cable avoids entangling.

[...]

In the sound check the DX 160 iE inspires with warm, dynamic basses, lively mids and a detailed high frequency range (...)."

[...]

On the bottom line, the DX 160 iE is a great all-rounder for all genres from classic to rock and electric sound.

sft-rating: good (1,5)

A small magic box
sft Sonderheft (2) 06/2014
Title: Passion for the headphones
Author: Frank Neupert

sft Sonderheft (2) 06/2014
Title: Passion for the headphones
Author: Frank Neupert

Translated from the original German article

[...]

A rich crystal clear and full sound that clearly highlights expensive headphones and low-cost phones up to 11 hours.

[...]

The modest small box comfortably fits into your pocket and achieves, in combination with a high-quality headphone, true miracles.

[...]

Conclusion: [...] In the mobile area (...), the ultraportable yet very powerful A 200 p is currently the first choice. 

Professional acoustic loupe
c't Heft 15/2014
Title: Mobile monitoring
Author: Hartmut Gieselmann

c't Heft 15/2014
Title: Mobile monitoring
Author: Hartmut Gieselmann

Translated from the original German article


[...]
The beyerdynamic DT 1350 convinces with a very detailed reproduction, which divides the individual tracks, percussion beats and reverb tails more meticulously than the other models.

[...]

The strongest bass in the test reaches deep down without being bloated, the mids appear controlled, tuning details can be checked well.

[...]

The DT 1350 is a professional acoustic loupe, which can excellently reveal sonic defects, noise and distortion.
[...]

Sound rating: Very good

A 200p: Musical sounds on a very new level
www.qobuz.de 06/2014
Title: Beyerdynamic A 200 p (...): compact and small, but extremely versatile!
Author: Alexandra Grillmeier

www.qobuz.de 06/2014
Title: Beyerdynamic A 200 p (...):  compact and small, but extremely versatile!
Author: Alexandra Grillmeier

Translated from the original German article

[...]

In total, one can say that the Beyerdynamic A 200 p (...) raises musical sounds to a completely new level. The ability to connect three types of devices (computer, smartphone and i-devices) to this model and the fact that it also works with a battery ensures a great versatility. The audiophile as well as loyal fans of smartphones or tablets and people looking for a high-quality mini-DAC headphone amplifier will definitely be fascinated.

Best Buy
videoaktiv Ausgabe 06/2014
Title: Varied Group
Author: Karl-Gerhard Haas

videoaktiv Ausgabe 06/2014
Title: Varied Group
Author: Karl-Gerhard Haas

Translated from the original German article

[...]

The models from beyerdynamic caress the tester’s ears and sit comfortably with no pressure.

[...]

The beyerdynamic DTX 350 p is quite different and costs only 49 Euro. It is convincing with clear, but not sharp highs. It gives the strings of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra a reasonable glamour, Madonna’s  "Vogue" sound as it should – sparkling but never shrill.

[...]

For filmmakers just the two cheapest models of the test are most interesting: Beyerdynamic 350 p (...)

[...]

Useful sound need not cost much – the DTX 350 proves it.

Price/performance ratio: Excellent

Allrounder in pocketsize
Audio Test 06/2014
Title: Quality sound when travelling
Author: Tobias Häußler

Audio Test 06/2014
Title: Quality sound when travelling
Author: Tobias Häußler

Translated from the original German article

[...]

The direct comparison with the transducer of an iPhone 5 reveals a subtle, but audible difference in quality. Basses sound stronger and more contoured, less boom and reveal more details. The mean frequency spectrum itself is balanced and shows no sound-degrading discolouration. Regarding the highs the A 200 p plays a special role. Here it seems to release the music upwards. Rooms appear more open and sibilants more clear.  Instruments are distinguished clearly from each other and spoken or sung parts gain more clarity. This effect is already in AAC files with bitrates of 128 kilo bit per second, but is even more impressive in high-resolution files. The comparison with the headphone output of an iMac is also quite clear. Therefore, the A 200 p is an all-rounder in pocketsize (...)."

A vast, detailed and completely immersive soundstage
Hi-fi Choice 08/2014
Rubrik: Headphones GroupTest
Author: unknown

Hi-fi Choice 08/2014
Rubrik: Headphones GroupTest
Author: unknown

[...]

"The construction in generally excellent with high-quality materials used throughout and a general impression that a considerable amount of attention has been lavished on their design. The end result is a handsome and fairly understated pair of headphones and something that is comfortable to wear for extended periods of time with the weight being perfectly distributed across the head."

[...]

"(...) the  T 90 is supplied with an excellent carry case. This is something you might actually make use of as, although the headphone is open backed, noise leakage is lower than some of the other models here and coupled with the smaller size, makes it a viable choice for use out and about as well as at home."

[...]

"The T 90 is among one of the less sensitive headphones in the test and requires more power from the Hugo to reach the test level. Having achieved this it makes a strong case for itself from the outset."

[...]

"The presentation is extremly well controlled, which means that there is absolutely no trace of noise or harshness to it.The result is a headphone that manages to handle pretty much everything that you can throw at it.
As well as this control, it also has an exceptionally spacious presentation that allows for a completely convincing performance of even very sizable recordings, while sounding suitable intimate with smaller ones. The way the T 90 handles the Kraftwerk piece in particular is comfortably the best in the group with a vast, detailed and completely immersive soundstage. The bass response is equally accomplished with plenty of power and authority to it. There is also a sense of excitement with the more-up tempo performances that makes this headphone a compelling listen."

Dream team when on the go
image hifi 05/2014
Title: Trying to square the circle
Author: Jochen Donner

image hifi 05/2014
Title: Trying to square the circle
Author: Jochen Donner

Translated from the original German article

[...]

From the Swabian Heilbronn there is a serious proposal on how to generate high-end sound from contemporary mobile devices. The minimised A 200 p headphone amplifier and Digital-Analogue-Converter and the compact T 51 p headphone from beyerdynamic ensure the preparation of high-quality music and serve as a mobile audiophile dream team.

[...]

As a data supplier for the T 51 the A 200 supplies the high-quality analogue data. The mini DAC/headphone amplifier is great in coping with this task.

[...]

If you switch from the iPhone output to the A200, the playing field is immediately more open, wider and deeper. Thus the representation gains space, and even more dynamic: The significantly higher definition shapes details more precisely, things which were superimposed previously, are now clearly audible.  

[...]

"(...) it shows its advantages also with a stationary Mac or PC: the more musical Wolfson converter easily beats their sound cards. Also active monitor speakers of the computer benefit from the better resolution and stage presentation of the A 200.

[...]

An extremely complex title such as "Lezghinka" (...), makes the potential of the beyerdynamic chain flourish.

[...]

On the other hand, the A 200 catches depth and difference, the voices of the instrument groups sound clean, coherent and consistent individually perceptible. The bass becomes more dry with a more precise contour; the brass sounds fuller and the percussion harmoniously blends in. An inherent tension builds up and holds the tonal piece together.

[...]

One is inclined to relax a little bit deeper into the armchair, to concentrate completely on the music only.

Dream team when on the go
image hifi 05/2014
Title: Trying to square the circle
Author: Jochen Donner

image hifi 05/2014
Title: Trying to square the circle
Author: Jochen Donner

Translated from the original German article

[...]

From the Swabian Heilbronn there is a serious proposal on how to generate high-end sound from contemporary mobile devices. The minimised A 200 p headphone amplifier and Digital-Analogue-Converter and the compact T 51 p headphone from beyerdynamic ensure the preparation of high-quality music and serve as a mobile audiophile dream team.

[...]

With a weight of 183 grams the T 51 on-ear headphone provides a solid fit and sits comfortably even after a long time. Its headband pressure of 2.5 Newtons derives from a stainless steel strap, the gimbal and a twelvefold screening of the capsules enclosed by brushed aluminium leave enough variance so that the soft, smooth ear pads are pleasant for different sizes of ears. Advantage of the closed design: The ear cups strongly attenuate ambient noise; vice versa they hardly let sound penetrate to the outside. The T 51 is a socially compatible headphone.

[...]

A first audio test with the T 51 p at a regular headphone output of an iPhone shows its subtle, natural character. As it is a closed, dynamic headphone its stage is naturally narrower, more central (...). Highs are silky, mids shine through more balanced and bass is heard powerful and strong, but always well-formed.

[...]

An extremely complex title such as "Lezghinka" (...), makes the potential of the beyerdynamic chain flourish.

[...]

On the other hand, the A 200 catches depth and difference, the voices of the instrument groups sound clean, coherent and consistent individually perceptible. The bass becomes drier with a more precise contour; the brass sounds fuller and the percussion harmoniously blends in. An inherent tension builds up and holds the tonal piece together.

[...]


Detailed and sparkling lightness
Stereo 8/2014
Title: It always makes you happy
Author: Tom Frantzen, Michael Lang

Stereo 8/2014
Title:  It always makes you happy
Author: Tom Frantzen, Michael Lang

Translated from the original German article

[...]

The high-quality anniversary model from beyerdynamic gives a maximum of powerful enthusiasm, detailed and sparkling lightness as well as emotional musicality.

Price/performance: Very good

Sensitivity is good
Hifi-News 07/2014
Title: beyerdynamic T 51p
Author: unknown

Hifi-News 07/2014
Title: beyerdynamic T 51p
Author: unknown

Translated from the original German articles

[...]

"(...) sensitivity is good rather than exceptional – but plenty high enough to provide ample loudness capability and good battery life with portable music sources."

[...]

"This track appeared clean, clear, controlled, with good percussion, a solid Russ Ballard guitar, and a distinctive Hammond timbre."

The curtain to the concert hall opens
www.cnet.de and www.gizmodo.de 07/2014
Title: Tested: the beyerdynamic A 200 p headphone amplifier
Author: Kai Schmerer

www.cnet.de and www.gizmodo.de 07/2014
Title: Tested: the beyerdynamic A 200 p headphone amplifier
Author: Kai Schmerer

Translated from the original German articles

[...]

The difference in quality when listening to music via iPhone with or without the A200p can be clearly heard even with MP3 files. It sounds as if you open a curtain to a concert hall, which reveals all details in each pitch. Bass, mids and highs appear more present and differentiated. At least this is the impression you get when using the DX 160 iE in-ear headphones from beyerdynamic.

[...]

In combination with a high-quality headphone, the A 200 p converts the iPhone into a high-end audio player, which satisfies music enthusiasts on the go. However, there should be music files of a high-quality format available.


At present the best headphone
www.computerbild.de 07/2014
Title: beyerdynamic T51i: testing a noble headphone
Author: Christoph de Leuw

www.computerbild.de 07/2014
Title: beyerdynamic T51i: testing a noble headphone
Author: Christoph de Leuw

Translated from the original German article

[...]

The look of the beyerdynamic T51i is polarising: With its plain design it looks as if it was made with a metal building set, quite in contrast to the hip competitors with their colourful high gloss synthetic materials. Yokes, joints and headband make a very strong impression, the workmanship appears solid.

[...]

In fact: in the measuring lab of COMPUTER BILD the T51i accelerated considerably and was louder at the same input voltage than most of the competitors (...). In this way you can listen to the music without distortion even in loud surroundings, because you need not to increase the volume of the player. Fellow passengers feel less molested, because the beyerdynamic headphone does not let sound penetrate outwards. The proud owner may be happy about the very clean and balanced sound without any distortion. The beyerdynamic provides powerful and clean, a never exaggerated bass and clear treble. In comparison to competitors (...) there are more details audible with the T 51i and listening to the music is a lot of fun.

[...]

If it has to be the best sound when on the go, the beyerdyamic T51i is the choice. It sounds balanced and neutral, but does not neglect the bass. It also plays loud enough with weak smartphones and convinces with a high comfort of wearing. With a rating of 1.93 it is currently the best headphone that COMPUTER BILD tested.





Perfect and honest
Audio 07/2014
Title: Heilbronn’s rise
Author: Alexandros Mitropoulos

Audio 07/2014
Title:  Heilbronn’s rise
Author: Alexandros Mitropoulos

Translated from the original German article

One way or another: The testers certify the headphone amplifier from Heilbronn has a perfect, honest and wide sound which has no analytical effect despite its neutrality. The A 2 maintained this character independent of the connected headphone: no matter if with magnetostats (…) or conventional dynamic headphones such as the own brand T1 (...) – the reproduction always appeared authentic and from one source. There is no need to worry about direct competitors: while the amplifier’s sound from Wedemark was more fine and airy, the amplifier from Heilbronn showed a vividly concrete reproduction. Regarding richness of detail, sound balance and dynamic, both played on the same high end level.

Clearly improved sound
connect 06/2014
Title: Wellness for your ears
Author: unbekannt

connect 06/2014
Title: Wellness for your ears
Author: unbekannt

Translated from the original German articles

[...]


With success: The sound of the already powerful T51p headphone was clearly improved.

Precise sound
www.amazona.de 05/2014
Title: What on earth is Tesla?
Author: Felix Thoma

www.amazona.de 05/2014
Title: What on earth is Tesla?
Autor: Felix Thoma

Translated from the original German articles

With the T 51 p beyerdynamic, the manufacturer from Heilbronn, Germany launches a new headphone of the Tesla series. A very attractive and noble look combined with a good and precise sound make the T 51 p a good headphone. For a beyerdynamic headphone you have to spend a lot of money, but you will receive a noble headphone of an excellent workmanship.

Plus +

Very good sound
Very good workmanship
Noble look

The enjoyment of playing
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 06/2014
Title: Pure source of the headphone
Author: Wolfgang Tunze

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 06/2014
Title: Pure source of the headphone
Author: Wolfgang Tunze

Translated from the original German article

We used two top-class beyerdynamic headphones for testing – the semi-open T 1 brand flagship and the open T 90. Never before have we heard the fine differences of the two headphones: the precise and analytical sound of the T 1 on one hand and the airy, sometimes almost casual sound of the T 90 on the other hand. Never before have we heard, which advantages have the outputs of an excellent headphone amplifier compared to standard amplifiers: a more detailed sound, the more exact definition of the room, the more lively enjoyment of playing and the greater clarity of the bass. In short: The A 2 really meets the requirement.

Differentiated bass scale
www.faz.net 05/2014
Title: Clean sound has a high price
Author: Marco Dettweiler

www.faz.net 05/2014
Title: Clean sound has a high price
Author: Marco Dettweiler

Translated from the original German article


The sound is neutral and light, the bass scale is differentiated. Furthermore, it is very comfortable to wear. With its 250 ohms it can also be used with mobile players.

[...]


Crystal clear and detailed
www.oskarfm.de 5/2014
Title: Best sound for 59 Euro?
Author: Oskar Vitlif

www.oskarfm.de 5/2014
Title: Best sound for 59 Euro?
Author: Oskar Vitlif

Translated from the original German article

[...]

The excellent sound characteristics of the DTX 72 iE were also present in our test. Crystal clear and very detailed.

[...]

With the DTX 72 iE you get an in-ear headphone with a very good sound and simple design from beyerdynamic  for 59 Euro.

Price/performance ratio: 10 (from 10) points

Distinct impulses and power
www.cnet.de 05/2014
Title: High End 2014
Author: Mehmet Toprak

www.cnet.de 05/2014
Title: High End 2014
Author: Mehmet Toprak

Translated from the original German articles

[...]

This on-ear headphone provides a sound with distinct impulse, full of power and precision.  

A noble metallic appearance
www.technoviel.de 05/2014
Title: Unboxing and short test of hi-fi headsets
Author: Klaus Reiter

www.technoviel.de 05/2014
Title:  Unboxing and short test of hi-fi headsets
Author: Klaus Reiter

Translated from the original German article

[...]

Both headsets appear to be of a high quality, just as it can be expected for this price. The T51i with its noble metallic appearance and simple, yet modern design is most impressive.  



Strong bass, brilliant highs
Audio Test 04/2014
Title: High fidelity to go
Author: Tobias Häußler

Audio Test 04/2014
Title: High fidelity to go
Author: Tobias Häußler

Translated from the original German article

[...]

The balanced and rich sound is one of the basic characteristics attracting attention from the very first moment when starting the track. A powerful bass reaches deep sounds and is reproduced clean, being quite vibrant. Contrabasses show a deep warmth and in the rock and pop area impulsive sounds such as bass drums and a briefly stopped bass are convincing.

[...]

Instruments clearly stand out from one another and do not compete with each other. The highs are drawn brilliantly and give the sound enough air. (...)."

[...]

"Result: Very good"

Surprisingly comfortable
www.technoviel.de 05/2014
Title: Unboxing and short test of hi-fi headsets
Author: Klaus Reiter

www.technoviel.de 05/2014
Title:  Unboxing and short test of hi-fi headsets
Author: Klaus Reiter

Translated from the original German article

 

Both headsets appear to be of a high quality, just as it can be expected for this price. The T51i with its noble metallic appearance and simple, yet modern design is most impressive.  

[...]

At first the cold metal of the beyerdynamic MMX 102 iE is a bit unpleasant directly at the ear, but it quickly adapts to the body heat and therefore it is not apparent any longer. On the contrary, the headset fits surprisingly well inside the ear and does not produce this “undersea” effect like most other in-ear headsets.

Extremely balanced
www.moodway.de 05/2014
Title: Test: Beyerdynamic MMX 102 IE
Author: Ulf

www.moodway.de 05/2014
Title: Test: Beyerdynamic MMX 102 IE
Author: Ulf

Translated from the original German article

[...]

What convinced me of the MMX 100 was the balanced sound. The in-ear headphones never sound sharp and can handle every type of music.

[...]

This also applies to the MMX 102 iE. They are extremely balanced, never appear intrusive and as in-ear headphones they even reproduce musical instruments from the background in every detail.

[...]

In short: They are my new standard in-ear headphones when I am on the go. I do not know any other in-ear headphones which provide a better sound and meet all types of music.

[...]




Sounds fantastic!
www.iphoneblog.de 05/2014
Title: My new in-ear reference: the beyerdynamic MMX 102 iE
Author: Alex Olma

www.iphoneblog.de 05/2014
Title: My new in-ear reference: the beyerdynamic MMX 102 iE
Author: Alex Olma

Translated from the original German article

[...]

Music streaming and podcasts, which the MMX 102 transmits to my ears, sounds extremely fantastic.

[...]

Rich, crystal-clear and full sound
Games and more 05/2014
Title: Beyerdynamic A 200
Author: unknown

Games and more 05/2014
Title: Beyerdynamic A 200
Author: unknown

Translated from the original German article

[...]

The result is impressive: Rich, crystal-clear and full sound, which emphasises expensive headphones and enhances inexpensive phones. (...)."

[...]

Rating: Very good

Enhances the sound
www.bild.de 5/2014
Title: Sound highlights for music lovers
Author: unknown

www.bild.de 5/2014
Title: Sound highlights for music lovers
Author: unknown

Translated from the original German article

[...]

Those who want a good sound from their smartphones, can obtain a mobile headphone amplifier (A 200 p) from the German company beyerdynamic, which enhances the sound of iPhones etc. considerably.

More volume and transparency at the same time
www.cnet.de 05/2014
Title: High End 2014
Author: Mehmet Toprak

www.cnet.de 05/2014
Title: High End 2014
Author: Mehmet Toprak

Translated from the original German article

[...]

The enhancement of the sound is amazing. The sound has much more volume and transparency, more impulsive and more detailed at the same time. Provided, that a high-quality headphone is used.
Those who have listened to their iPod or music library in the smartphone with a headphone amplifier, do not want to do without.

[...]

Price/Performance Ratio: Very good!
videoaktiv 4/2014
Title: The 100-Euro-Show
Author: Karl-Gerhard Haas

videoaktiv 4/2014
Title: The 100-Euro-Show
Author: Karl-Gerhard Haas

Translated from the original German article

Tested: The beyerdynamic DX 160 iE and theSony XBA-H1

[...]

The ear tips provide a bass foundation. The level is sufficient  (...)."

[...]

It is suitable for monitoring of recordings or when editing with a notebook.  
Videoaktiv Rating: Good

Ideal for neutral monitoring
videoaktiv 4/2014
Title: Prize competition
Author: Karl-Gerhard Haas

videoaktiv 4/2014
Title:  Prize competition
Author: Karl-Gerhard Haas

Translated from the original German article

[...]

Those who are looking for a neutral monitoring headphone for audio recordings, will find a good and reasonable solution with the 32 ohm version of the DT 770 PRO.

[...]

Videoaktiv Rating: Very good
Price/performance ratio: Very good

High quality when you are on the go
videoaktiv 4/2014
Title: Prize competition
Author: Karl-Gerhard Haas

videoaktiv 4/2014
Title: Prize competition
Author: Karl-Gerhard Haas

Translated from the original German article

[...]

Those who are looking for a high-quality headphone amplifier when they are on the go cannot do without the A 200 p, mainly for smartphones.



Analytical, rich sound
videoaktiv 4/2014
Title: Prize competition
Author: Karl-Gerhard Haas

videoaktiv 4/2014
Title:  Prize competition
Author: Karl-Gerhard Haas

Translated from the original German article

Tested: The beyerdynamic DX 160 iE and theSony XBA-H1

[...]

Brilliant, but in the sense of an analytical reproduction slightly overemphasised highs, rich but nevertheless controlled and dynamic bass and a high level – the T 90 shows who is the best,  the ex-reference headphone of the same manufacturer.

Top sound
Musikexpress 05/2014
Title: Sound to Go
Author: Wolfgang Grumblat, Marion Kamp, Frank Wiechert

Musikexpress 05/2014
Title: Sound to Go
Author: Wolfgang Grumblat, Marion Kamp, Frank Wiechert

Translated from the original German articles

[...]


The sound is top: mids and highs quickly come to the point, bass sounds very dry. Ideal for high-resolution music at home with a computer or on the go.




Fits perfectly
www.computerbild.de 04/2014
Title: beyerdynamic MMX102iE: new in-ear headphones
Author: Christoph de Leuw

www.computerbild.de 04/2014
Title: beyerdynamic MMX102iE: new in-ear headphones
Author: Christoph de Leuw

Translated from the original German articles

[...]

Do your in-ear headphones pinch the ears? Not from beyerdynamic – there are individually manufactured silicone ear tips available for them.

[...]

The German manufacturer beyerdynamic makes individualisation affordable. For 120 Euro you can acquire a voucher and get a pair of perfectly fitting ear tips for your ears at one of the hearing healthcare shops of Kind.

[...]

These individual ear tips are, for example, suitable for the new MMX102iE.

Top Class!
www.audio.de 05/2014
Title: Tested beyerdynamic A 200 p
Autor: Marco Breddin

www.audio.de 05/2014
Title:  Tested beyerdynamic A 200 p
Autor: Marco Breddin

Translated from the original German article

[...]

Sound: Top class (55 points)
Overall assessment: Good – Very good (78 points)
Price/performance ratio: Good – Very good

+Lightning standard
+Brilliant level control
+Easy to use

Hi-fi to go
Fidelity 03/2014
Title: Hi-fi2Go please!
Author: Marc Fleischer


Fidelity 03/2014
Title: Hi-fi2Go please!
Author: Marc Fleischer

Translated from the original German articles

[...]

Those who do not want to do without perfect hi-fi sound when on the go and who want to use the DAC function with their computer at home, will find an attractive, reliable partner with the beyerdynamic A200p providing a great sound. In conjunction with a good headphone a smartphone becomes a hi-fi2go.




Extraordinary qualities
www.audio.de 04/2014
Title: Top 10 On-ear headphones under 50 Euro
Author: Fritz I. Schwertfeger

www.audio.de 04/2014
Title: Top 10 On-ear headphones under 50 Euro
Author: Fritz I. Schwertfeger

Translated from the original German article

Ranking: Number 1

Beyerdynamic, the German manufacturer, proves with the DT 235 that a headphone, which has been available on the market for many years, can keep the latest developments at bay, with its extraordinary qualities. With this, the beyerdynamic developers were very generous as the sound test shows. No other headphone could exceed the definition, bass response and tuning in this price class.

In this price class of ambitious headphones there is no alternative to beyerdynamic. This on-ear headphone from Heilbronn does not need any gadgetry and concentrates only on a superb sound that exceeds this price class, and provides the user with countless hours of enjoyment whether at home or on the go. Therefore, it does not only win this test, but remains an uncontested protagonist regarding the price/performance ratio.

Sounds like more
www.spiegel.de 05/2014
Title: Great sound, expensive fun
Author: Matthias Kremp

www.spiegel.de 05/2014
Title: Great sound, expensive fun
Author: Matthias Kremp

Translated from the original German article

When using the Custom One Pro from beyerdynamic the difference in sound is striking compared to the direct sound from the headphone socket of a HTC One (M8). It sounds as if a thick velvet curtain has been removed from the front of the loudspeakers: The sound becomes more open and clearer. Especially the bass sounds are considerably clearer, but the mids and highs do sound clearer as well. You can hear details which you would miss without the A 200 p. This becomes very clear with the bass sounds in “Follow Me” from Muse.

[...]

But also anyone who has bought a good headphone for 100 Euro and wishes it should sound like more, should try this small amplifier.

Sound tuning that is unrivalled
sft 05/2014
Title: Passion for the phones
Author: Frank Neupert

sft 05/2014
Title: Passion for the phones
Author: Frank Neupert

Translated from the original German article

The small amplifier with dimensions of 55 x 55 x 13 mm and a weight of only 51 g provides sound tuning that is unrivalled.

[...]

The result is impressive: rich, crystal clear and full sound that really brings out the full potential of expensive headphones and that clearly upgrades inexpensive phones.

Rating: Very good /  1.3

Did not promise too much
www.sempre-audio.at 05/2013
Title: Tesla for the smartphone
Author: Michael Holzinger

www.sempre-audio.at 05/2013
Title: Tesla for the smartphone
Author: Michael Holzinger

Translated from the original German article

One can state that beyerdynamic does not promise too much, because the new headphone actually sounds excellent, what can already be said before the official presentation.

[...]

The beyerdynamic T 50 p already is a great headphone when you are on the go, but it has been surpassed by its successor the beyerdynamic T 51 p. At last with the beyerdynamic T 51 i, a variant of the T 51 p, there is an on-ear headphone version available for smartphones.

For Hi-Fi Fans with Highest Demands
Chip Test und Kauf 03-04/2014
Title: The best sound when being on the go
Author: Mathias Gerlach

Chip Test und Kauf 03-04/2014
Title: The best sound when being on the go
Author: Mathias Gerlach

Translated from the original German article

[...]

The T 70 p should satisfy hi-fi fans of the highest demands. The closed circumaural headphone features a high-quality metal transducer which ensures a balanced sound.

Superior sound
www.macrewind.de 04/2014
Title: “Sound in a high dosage”
Author: Frank Borowski

www.macrewind.de 04/2014
Title: Sound in a high dosage
Author: Frank Borowski

Practical test: Headphone amplifiers beyerdynamic A 2 versus M2 Tech Marley

Translated from the original German article

[...]

As for the sound, all three models are on top of the long evolution ladder, but beyerdynamic is still one or two steps higher, probably due to its better, integrated power supply, which has to be paid separately and dearly for the Marley and Meridian.

No aching ears
www.welt.de 04/2014
Title: These headsets are worth investing
Author: Christian Ströh

www.welt.de 04/2014
Title: These headsets are worth investing
Author: Christian Ströh

Translated from the original German article

[...]

Another question of the construction is the open or closed design. An open design facilitates air circulation to the ears, what is quite convenient during long sessions. But it also lets you perceive your surroundings and vice versa. Especially in quiet environments this may cause trouble for others, which will be a less immersive experience for you. Top models such as the beyerdynamic MMX 300 achieve this compromise: Due to a special foam material the ears do not start hurting even though noise attenuation does also exist.

Caution! Risk of addiction for hi-fi freaks!
www.wiwo.de 04/2014
Title: Headphones for sports – nowadays with amplifier
Author: Thorsten Firlus-Emmrich

www.wiwo.de 04/2014
Title: Headphones for sports – nowadays with amplifier
Author: Thorsten Firlus-Emmrich

Translated from the original German article

Whatever the A200p can perform, I would like to tell it with my beloved vocabulary used for hi-fi reports: a stronger bass, more contours in the instruments, a better differentiation, a superior resolution, and a clear and spatial bass.

[...]

All in all I can say: Whoever wants to enjoy quality on the go like a declared hi-fi freak, will be happy. I am a hi-fi freak on detox and strongly at risk. "



Captures Heart and Soul
www.bondeo.de 04/2014
Title: In a league of its own
Author: Peter Könemann

www.bondeo.de 04/2014
Title: In a league of its own
Author: Peter Könemann

Translated from the original German article

I cannot express it in any other words, the beyerdynamic T90 has captured my heart and soul. At present the reproduction properties are my personal reference. The comfort when wearing is extraordinary good, only the non-detachable, smooth and sometimes intractable cable disturbs the overall impression, only slightly. Also the proportion between high and middle range band could be optimised a small nuance. Even though, the retail price of approx. 450 Euro is more than justified, because the T 90 definitely is in another league than the most dynamic headphones I know and therefore, it is absolutely suitable for professional applications such as editing, mix and mastering.


Respect!
Visions 03/2014
Title: Technology: Headphones
Author: unknown

Visions 03/2014
Title: Technology: Headphones
Author: unknown

Translated from the original German article

Due to high performing reserves, the T1 always sounds crystal clear with an accurate and very dry bass. If you forget the vinyl for a short moment and listen to AC/DC’s “Live At River” on Blue-ray, you can hear every and each fan frenetically singing on the DTS-HD-Master track. Respect! The T1 should definitely be on each wish list.

Amazing!
www.headfonia.com 03/2014
Title: The amazing beyerdynamic T 51p
Author: Lieven

www.headfonia.com 03/2014
Title: The amazing beyerdynamic T 51p
Author: Lieven

[...]

"Without hesitation or shame I can easily call this the best on ear portable headphone I have had the pleasure to listen to since a long time. "

[...]

Fun and Sound at a fair Price
Ear-In 04-05/2014
Title: Tested: In-Ear Headphones
Author: Michael Bruss

Ear-In 04-05/2014
Title: Tested: In-Ear Headphones
Author: Michael Bruss

Translated from the original German article

[...]

The beyerdynamic DX 160 iE is of absolutely high quality, powerful but nevertheless an in-ear model that sounds transparent and dynamic combining fun and sound at a fair price. What else could you want?

Price/performance: 1.4/very good

Great Sound
www.cnet.de 03/2014
Title: In-Ear Premium class in the test
Author: Kai Schmerer

www.cnet.de 03/2014
Title: In-Ear Premium class in the test
Author: Kai Schmerer

Translated from the original German article

[...]

The statements of a manufacturer rarely meet the actual product properties. But with the DX 160 iE it is different. There are a few features which can be added to the rather plain description:  The sound of the beyerdynamic is balanced, not to say fantastic. Precise is another adjective to describe the sound properties of the DX 160 iE. The proportion of highs, mids and bass can be referred to as perfect.

[...]

With a product of this quality an evaluation is easy: The beyerdynamic DX 160 iE can be recommended in every way. Of course, the balanced and detailed sound is the most important feature. The other product properties also meet the high quality standards. Be it the workmanship, the good look and feel or the extensive accessories – there are no grounds for criticism. The price/performance ratio is also excellent: there is no better in-ear model for 100 Euro. 

Rating: Excellent

Rich and dynamic sound!
Active life 01/2014
Title: Put it on and start listening!
Author: Anne Otto

Active life 01/2014
Title: Put it on and start listening!
Author: Anne Otto

Translated from the original German article

[...]

These in-ear headphones look good and are comfortable to wear, but when running they easily slip away. For a studio workout, however, this model is okay with a light weight of 120 g. The sound is great, rich and dynamic. 

It is the money worth
Ear-In 04-05/2014
Title: The Round in the Square
Author: Michael Bruss

Ear-In 04-05/2014
Title: The Round in the Square
Author: Michael Bruss

Translated from the original German article

[...]

The beyerdynamic A 200p convinces with both portable high-end headphones and good in-ears. The excellent workmanship and the solid feel correspond to the excellent properties even meet high demands in sound. No matter which headphones you are using when you are on the move, the A 200 p is a smart device which is its money worth to increase the mobile (not only) enjoyment of listening.

Price/performance ratio: 1.3/very good

Significant improvement of sound
Mac Life 04/2014
Section: Hardware Shorttests
Author: Sebastian Schack

Mac Life 04/2014
Section: Hardware Shorttests
Author: Sebastian Schack

Translated from the original German article

[...]

The product serves its purpose completely, the improvement of sound can be clearly heard.

Rating: 1.2





The effect is really amazing
iPad Welt 02/2014
Title: Top sound for the iPad
Author: Stefan v. Gagern

iPad Welt 02/2014
Title: Top sound for the iPad
Author: Stefan v. Gagern

Translated from the original German article

The effect with the A 20 is really amazing: When the headphone is connected to an iPad or other music sources for the first time, you will experience your headphones in a completely new way. Suddenly each instrument sounds more powerful, natural and the sound is more spatial.

[...]

The unsophisticated, noble design of brushed aluminium is also impressive.

Rating 1.1

More details, rich bass
iPad Welt 02/2014
Title: Top sound for the iPad
Author: Stefan v. Gagern


iPad Welt 02/2014
Title: Top sound for the iPad
Author: Stefan v. Gagern

Translated from the original German article

[...]

The effect is amazing: details, you never perceived when listening with the iPad are suddenly there, more rich bass and instruments that suddenly sound as they actually sound. You will not do without the amp anymore, which nicely fits in a jacket pocket. [...]

Rating 1.2

An extraordinary package
www.valuetech.de 2/2014
Title: beyerdynamic DX 160 iE - Premium In-Ear-Headphone for 99 Euro?
Author: Matthias Proske

www.valuetech.de 2/2014
Title: beyerdynamic DX 160 iE - Premium In-Ear-Headphone for 99 Euro?
Author: Matthias Proske

Translated from the original German test report

[...]

With a price of only 99 Euro for the DX 160 iE beyerdynamic offers an extraordinary package. The  range of supplied accessories (8 eartips, extension cable and cable clip, Y-adapter for another headphone and bag) is above the average, the comfort for wearing is good and the sound is one of the best and most neutral which we heard in the price range of 100 Euro and above.

Don’t want to do without
Sueddeutsche Zeitung 02/2014
Title: Headphone amplifier for mobile devices
Author: MA

Sueddeutsche Zeitung 02/2014
Title:  Headphone amplifier for mobile devices
Author: MA

Translated from the original German articles

[...]

One should really warn against this device: because if you ever connect the beyerdynamic A 200 p mobile amplifier between a smartphone and a (good) headphone or in-ear headphone, you won’t want to listen to the sound the same device supplies when connecting the headphone directly to the smartphone.

Acoustical Chameleon
www.tomshardware.de 02/2014
Title: beyerdynamic Custom One Pro tested: Acoustical Chameleon
Author: Igor Wallossek

www.tomshardware.de 02/2014
Title: beyerdynamic Custom One Pro tested: Acoustical Chameleon
Author: Igor Wallossek

Translated from the original German articles

[...]

(...) – across all genres the consumer who is not yet 100% an audio freak will find his acoustical master at last.

[...]

As a reference in the middle segment and below the real hi-fi class, the COP is certainly worth recommending so that in future we will use it as a benchmark and reference model for our PC audio tests.

[...]

When it comes to gaming, the extremely good resolution and the low delay is also interesting. Elaborately produced games with sophisticated sounds are the icing on the cake so to speak.  (...)."

(...) Sounds are very good to locate and you are, surprisingly, rarely mistaken. Those who like to be a sniper and are dependent on hiding and sneaking have a great advantage with the COP in multiplayer games in contrast to players with normal headsets. Here nuances turn the balance.

[...]

All in all the beyerdynamic Custom One Pro convinces us almost completely as it pleasantly stands out of the mass regarding look and feel as well as acoustics.

Impressive volume levels
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 02/2014
Title: Boost for smartphones
Author: Wolfgang Tunze

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 02/2014
Title: Boost for smartphones
Author: Wolfgang Tunze

Translated from the original German article

[...]

(...) It works perfectly with Apple devices and with iTunes on a PC. In the acoustics test the amplifier earns respect with impressive levels. When compared directly between the headphone output on an iPhone and the output of the small converter component, there are clearly audible differences with good headphones. This implies it’s worth buying. (...)

It’s like painting a “picture” of music
Audio 02/2014
Title: Urban resident
Author: Fritz I. Schwertfeger

Audio 02/2014
Title: Urban resident
Author: Fritz I. Schwertfeger

The robust metal material implies a powerful appearance and tough resistance. The sophisticated design combines functionality with an almost artistic, elegantly curved form of the yoke of the ear cup.

[...]

The champagne-coloured ear cup can be swivelled giving additional vertical flexibility to ensure an excellent and comfortable adaption to the ear.

[...]

(...) The T 51 p sounded so balanced that the testers forgot they were wearing only an on-ear headphone. Bill Callahan’s “Ride My Arrow” sounded so grandiose and rich.

[...]

The T 51 p gave the music enough room so that even subtle information such as background noise was heard. The same applies to “Amen” by Leonhard Cohen (“Old Ideas”): Here the T 51 p painted a calm and gentle “picture” of the music. The mids were balanced and clean, the bass dry and the highs calm and relaxed. The T 51 p always reproduced Cohen’s striking voice and the vocals of the female background singers neutrally and precisely.

Price/performance ratio: Very good  





The difference is clearly heard
www.engadget.de 01/2014
Title: Beyerdynamic A 200 p: Headphone amplifier - not only for mobile use
Author: Thaddeus Herrmann

www.engadget.de 01/2014

Title: Beyerdynamic A 200 p: Headphone amplifier - not only for mobile use
Author: Thaddeus Herrmann

Translated from the original German article

[...]

You will ask yourself: “Do you really hear the difference?” The answer is: “Yes, absolutely.” The use of the high-quality Wolfson converter (supports audio to 24 bits and 96 kHz) results in a clearer and more precise music reproduction, no matter which headphone is used.  [...]

Crisp and tight bass
Stereo Sonderheft 01/2014
Title: Hifi-Exklusiv
Author: unknown

Stereo Sonderheft 01/2014
Title: Hifi-Exklusiv
Author: unknown

Translated from the original German article

Like the T1 flagship the T 5 p with Tesla technology operates with an extra strong magnetic field. It has been tailored for mobile use: acoustically closed, low impedance and a short, light cable with mini jack plug.

[...]

The T 5 p sounds very neutral, the basic sound is not too fat with a crisp, tight bass and very natural voices.
Sound level 88%

Maximum sound contained in a small box
www.hifi-agent.de 01/2014
Title: beyerdynamic presents the new A 200p headphone amplifier
Author: unknown

www.hifi-agent.de 01/2014
Title: beyerdynamic presents the new A 200p headphone amplifier
Author: unknown

Translated from the original German test report

[...]

The DAC A 200 p meets the highest demands in sound with a minimum of dimensions.  With a size of only 55 x 55 x 13 mm it is quite discreet and can adapt optimally. This small “box” includes a lot of features for real hi-fi fans.

[...]

Digital music files are played natural, pure, clear and rich – whether using a simple smartphone or iPhone5s.

[...]

The result is not only amazing, but most impressive. Music that used to be reproduced rather lax, is re-created with the DAC in an almost miraculous way.


Boost of Sound
www.macrewind.de 2/2014
Title: beyerdynamic presents the smallest, mobile DAC amplifier
Author: Frank Borowski

www.macrewind.de 2/2014
Title: beyerdynamic presents the smallest, mobile DAC amplifier
Author: Frank Borowski

Translated from the original German test report

[...]

The integrated D/A converter with 24 bit/96 kHz and its analogue output stage are more elaborate than the components installed in iPhones and other smartphones. They provide a considerable sound boost, which is noticed especially when using high-quality headphones that can reproduce fine details and differences in the dynamic range such as the beyerdynamic T 51 p.

[...]

Music lovers who want to try out the full potential of their expensive headphones with a mobile device, will find a nice new option with it which did not exist up to now in such a small form as far as I know. I can definitely recommend it!

Sounds like being on an open stage
Hifi-Vision 03/2014 and Ear-In 1/2014
Title: Dynamic Beyer
Author: Martin Mertens

Hifi-Vision 03/2014 and Ear-In 1/2014
Title: Dynamic Beyer
Author: Martin Mertens

Translated from the original German test report

[...]

For the money spent you receive good value. The design alone, which somehow appears to be classic, but when you look at it closer, it is very modern.  Plus the solid quality. Even when you do not put the T 51 p on your head, you do not want to put it aside, because its metal feels so strong, its pads feel so soft and its yokes move so smoothly.  Nevertheless, you will not hold the T 51 p in your hands that often, because it fits perfectly on the head. The soft ear pads attach gently to the ears and remain comfortable even when wearing for a longer period of time. The light weight of just 174 g helps that the small beyerdynamic headphone always sits comfortably.  

[...]

And when you listen with this small T-model, you will hardly put it down. It really is astonishing how much of the sound of beyerdynamic’s big models can be achieved with the small T 51 p. It sounds really great and opens up a large stage. Typical for beyerdynamic: the headphone acts very dynamic with a fine resolution and provides a deep bass which is quite remarkable for a headphone of this brand. Although this tuning is very rich and full for beyerdynamic, even the lowest frequencies remain extremely agile and outlined. Despite the closed design, the impressive depth and the very regular volume levels, it is remarkable that the T 51 p does not build up unpleasant pressure in the bass response.

Rating: Silver class, good-very good

For real Audio-Freaks
www.tech-sonar.de 01/2014
Title: Hifi-Sound out of the Smartphone
Author: unknown

www.tech-sonar.de 01/2014
Title: Hifi-Sound out of the Smartphone
Author: unknown

Translated from the original German test report

[...]

For real Audio-NERDs who cannot do without hi-fi sound even when they are on the move.

Sound quality instead of unnecessary features
Fidelity 01/2014
Title: Without fancy gadgetry
Author: Jochen Reinecke




Fidelity 01/2014
Title: Without fancy gadgetry
Author: Jochen Reinecke

Translated from the original German test report

[...]

How does it sound? Admittedly, I wanted to sound this out and tested it with a headphone which easily costs twice as much as the A 20 (...).

[...]

Indeed, this mismatch suited each other right from the start. Stéphane Huchards’ "Panamerican" album was played, thrilling fusion music with a focus on drums (...). The sound of the A 20 is sparkling clean and fresh. Intense drum passages are passed on to the headphone without delay which is impressive due to its very clear, transparent and detailed sound.

[...]

Short and green: The beyerdynamic A 20 operates according to the slogan “We are doing what we can“—not more, not less, no fancy gadgetry, but with verve and enthusiasm. Great.





Gets much more volume out of mobile devices
iPad Welt 01/2014
Title: Musician‘s Gadgets
Author: Stefan v. Gagern

Translated from the original German test report

iPad Welt 01/2014
Title: Musician‘s Gadgets
Author: Stefan v. Gagern

For musicians a top headphone is worthwhile for long studio sessions, recordings and rehearsing. The DT 70p is very comfortable so that you can wear it for hours. It supplies an extremely detailed and spatial sound facilitating the fine tuning of effects, panorama or instruments. Another advantage is the performance: without using headphone amplifiers or hi-fi systems the DT 70p gets a lot of volume out of mobile devices such as iPad, iPhone and laptops, because of its 32 ohms. Even when a low volume is set its sound is detailed and excellent. The closed design allows listening to the recording without being disturbed by the monitor.

Rating: 1.2

For creative people
Mac Life 12/2013
Title: Headphone Special
Author: unknown

Mac Life 12/2013
Title: Headphone Special
Author: unknown

Translated from the original German article

The Custom One headphone from beyerdynamic is the right choice for those who like to be creative.

[...]

The headphone is very robust and durable and due to its good padding it provides an excellent comfort for wearing. As for the acoustics the new headphone from beyerdynamic is suitable for private use or in the studio.  Due to its variable bass reflex system the sound can be adjusted from analytical clear to a deep rich bass.

Making a great first impression
www.hifi-agent.de 12/2013
Title: Custom One Pro headphone test
Author: unknown

www.hifi_agent.de 12/2013
Title: Custom One Pro headphone test
Author: unknown

Translated from the original German test report

Put on the headphone and the world becomes quiet:  the new Custom One Pro headphone from beyerdynamic makes a great first impression due to the perfect ambient noise attenuation.”

[...]

The soft circumaural ear pads fit perfectly so that even after long sessions there is no unpleasant feeling around the ear.”

[...]

When unpacking you realise that the Custom One Pro is of a high-quality series from beyerdynamic: headband and bezel of the ear cups are made of metal and have an extremely stable appearance even at the second glance.  A stability that does not add weight: although there is a lot of metal, the headphone weighs almost nothing with 290 grams.

[...]

Apart from the relatively high level of comfort, the best thing about the Custom One Pro is that you can change its sound characteristics. Beyerdynamic speaks of a changeable sound which can be selected from “a clear/analytical sound” to “a rich, full bass”. This is possible due to variable bass reflex vents on the housing shells.  
Beyerdynamic keep their word: for music styles such as Rock, Punk, Metal, Drum n Bass and many kinds of Electronica the four different stages are a great way to vary the bass and bring the last secrets from the depths.

[...]

Therefore, the Custom One Pro is a good choice for anyone who enjoys a deep bass and who prefers the rich sound in the deep range.  Due to its good ambient noise attenuation it is perfect for studios or DJs, and each user can absolutely concentrate on the music. The price is pleasantly low and the headphone is a basic tool for those who want to achieve a professional sound quality at home and who need an all-rounder in addition to sophisticated professional equipment in the studio.

Outstanding, not only the sound
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 11/2013
Title: More room for the depths
Author: Marco Dettweiler

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 11/2013
Title: More room for the depths
Author: Marco Dettweiler

Tested: The Momentum on-ear headphone from Sennheiser and the T 51 p from beyerdynamic.

Translated from the original German article

[...]

We have found two current models, both have much of what you wish for: High-quality workmanship, trendy looks, superb sound and excellent manufacturers.

[...]

(...) and the T 51 p differentiate from the mass of on-ear headphones not only because of their very good sound, but also because of the excellent workmanship and high-quality materials. The headband is made of flexible yet sturdy metal and leather pads ensure a pleasant comfort of wearing. The ear pads are also made of soft leather. The ear cups can swivel and adapt optimally to the ear.

The T 51 p is highly recommended
www.news.cnet.com Nov, 2nd 2013
Title: Straight out of Germany: Beyerdynamic T 51 P headphones
Author: Steve Guttenberg

www.news.cnet.com Nov, 2nd 2013
Title: Straight out of Germany: Beyerdynamic T 51 P headphones
Author: Steve Guttenberg

"The T 51 P is the best on-ear headphone I've heard in quite some time, and it's highly recommended."
 

The T51ps are one of the best sounding headphones in its class
www.whathifi.com Nov, 6th 2013
Title: Delivering superb levels of subtlety and rhythm in its portable build, the T51ps are one of the best sounding headphones in its class
Author: unknown

http://www.whathifi.com Nov, 6th 2013

Title: Delivering superb levels of subtlety and rhythm in its portable build, the T51ps are one of the best sounding headphones in its class
Autor: unknown

"The Beyerdynamic T51p headphones are the best-sounding over-ear headphones that we've heard in a while at this price – that’s obvious from the moment you put them on."

One of the most renowned headphones in the market: Custom One Pro
www.tech-sonar.de 10/2013
Title: Hands-on Acer Iconia B1 / beyerdynamic Custom Pro: The Sound of Music
Authors: Sonja Angerer & Christian Galuschka

www.tech-sonar.de 10/2013
Title: Hands-on Acer Iconia B1 / beyerdynamic Custom Pro: The Sound of Music
Authors: Sonja Angerer & Christian Galuschka

Faithfully translated from the original German article

[...]

I obtained one of the most renowned headphones in the market: beyerdynamic Custom One Pro.

[...]

No wonder that a feeling of luxury creeps in when unpacking the headphone: the removable headband pad and the circumaural ear pads feel beautifully soft and fit perfectly when putting the headphone on.

[...]

When I connect the headphone to the socket of the tablet PC, I open Google’s “Play Music” (...) and almost fall backwards off the chair: Never before did I hear a headphone sound so powerful and clear.

[...]

I also try the beyerdynamic Custom Pro with various PCs/Macs, an iPad Mini, an older iPod Nano; the result is always amazing.

[...]

Actually I do not want to remove the Custom Pro, because it is so comfortable. In fact I can imagine that people who work professionally with such a headphone have no problems wearing it for several hours.

[...]

Phone calls:
Due to the directional audio recording even obvious background noise is not transmitted. Speech is absolutely clear even via Skype. Quite impressive.

[...]

I have never thought that there are headphones as the beyerdynamic Custom Pro that are so comfortable and powerful in sound.

[...]

Hands on "beyerdynamic Custom One Pro"
Arcor website on September 26, 2013
Title: Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro: Hands-on testing the first interactive headphone
Author: Redaktion Arcor.de / © Testroom

Arcor website on September 26, 2013
Title: Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro: Hands-on testing the first interactive headphone
Link: http://www.arcor.de

Author: unknown

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[...]
Hands on "beyerdynamic Custom One Pro":  The headphone test shows what interactive listening to the music includes…
[...]
Set the bass response with a slider [...]
(...) quite clever (...) mechanical function:
For the sound enthusiast, who fears electronic intervention into the sound, need not worry: these sliders only have a mechanical function, which, however, is quite clever. They open small holes in the ear cup of the headphone which lets more or less bass response to the outside depending on the degree of opening.
In practical tests this works very good.

This is how the Custom One Pro sounds
[...]
We have listened carefully, and indeed the newly developed loudspeakers (drivers) provide a clear transparent sound with a massive bass base which is suitable for many music styles.
[...]

1. Custom One Pro with “Light Bass” setting refines the Byrd’s and Donna Summers
This is a setting for maximum clarity and balance. It especially refines rock and folk music from the sixties.
[...]

2. Custom One Pro with “Linear” setting – from Bohemian Rhapsody to orchestras
All music lovers will think “Oh, Mamma mia, mamma mia” when they enjoy the opera part of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” with this setting. Fantastic.
[...]

3. Custom One Pro with “Vibrant Bass” – ideal for reggae and Beach Boys
(...) This setting is ideal for music with powerful, yet relaxed bass sounds.
With reggae classics such as from Lee Perry ("Locks in the dublight”), the sound is impressive with a clear separation of bass guitar and bass drum.

4. “Heavy Bass” sound setting for hip-hop and big bass players
The strongest bass setting is a powerful pound to the lowest frequencies. Hip-hop fans will love it.
[...] This setting brings many subtleties to light, which were hardly noticed before, such as the smacking double-bass in Gotyes hit “Somebody that I used to know”.
[...]

Comfort: Does not move around, it fits! [...]
So, put it on!
The headphone is comfortable (...); the ears did not hurt even after a listening session of three hours.
[...]





The new reference of its class
www.macrewind.de 09/2013
Title: Test: beyerdynamic A 20 Headphone amplifier
Author: Frank Borowski

www.macrewind.de 09/2013
Title: Test: beyerdynamic A 20 Headphone amplifier
Author: Frank Borowski

Translated from the original German article

[...]

The result, especially with the T 90 is, well how to describe it best? … simply perfect!  The explosive dynamic of the T 90 is clearly heard as well as the superb warmth and transparency. The bass is absolutely deep and can be heard to the last vibrations. Another strength of the Tesla headphones, to which the T 90 also belongs, is that they can reproduce reverberations of drumheads and string instruments absolutely authentic giving them a special natural character.  The A 20 supports this property with a persistent monitoring of the connected headphones.

[...]

Therefore, the beyerdynamic A 20 is the new reference of its class.

The best of them
www.macrewind.de 09/2013
Title: Test: beyerdynamic A 20 / T 90
Author: Frank Borowski

www.macrewind.de 09/2013
Title: Test: beyerdynamic A 20 / 90
Author: Frank Borowski

Translated from the original German article

[...]

At a price of around 500 Euro the T 90 is a little bit expensive, but its sound … my goodness! The T 90 is not only a little bit better than the mentioned other tested products, it’s the best of them.

Concert for two
Audio 08/2013
Title: A comfy place
Author: Christine Tantschinez

Audio 08/2013
Title: A comfy place
Author: Christine Tantschinez

Tested: five headphone amplifiers Mikromegamyzic, beyerdynamic A 20, Musicalfidelity HPAP, Teac HD-501, Sennheiser HDVD 800

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[...]

The similarity to the A 1 was not only visible, but could also remarkably be heard. The small beyerdynamic amplifier played broad and clean sounds, especially when using headphones with 300 ohms or more. From the drums and synth mix of “Me and My Drummer” to the concert of Trondheim Solistene, it always remained smooth in all voice ranges, great in the reproduction and reliably stable to the deepest frequencies.

Sound Quality: 100 points
Price/Performance: Excellent

High quality, high level of comfort, melodious sound
PC Games Hardware 06/2013
Title: Acoustic intoxication
Author: unknown

PC Games Hardware 06/2013
Title: Acoustic intoxication
Author: unknown

Tested: AKG Q 701, Beyerdynamic DT 880, Sennheiser HD 598, Monster Inspiration, Focal Spirit One

Translated from the original German test report

[...]

If you look at the DT 880 Edition from the outside, it stands out with the best manufacturing quality of the tested models.

[...]

Even after wearing the headphone for several hours it does not put pressure on the ears. Under the ear pads a rise in temperature is not noticeable—an advantage of the semi-open design.

[...]

Compared with the MMX 300 reference headset of the same manufacturer, the DT 880 features more fine details and a higher resolution.  With an activated Dolby headphone a good tracing in games is possible.  

Rating: 1.73

Really an awesome headphone
www.headfonia.com 05/2013
Title: Beyerdynamic T 90: Open Tesla Candy!
Author: Lieven

www.headfonia.com 05/2013
Title: Beyerdynamic T 90: Open Tesla Candy!
Author: Lieven

"You love it or hate it but Beyerdynamic often uses the same basic design in their headphones with the metal ear cup holder/headband. Personally I absolutely love that design."

[...]

"The T 90 overall has a very good detail retrieval, (...) one of the best I’ve heard so far. Left-right balance and 3-dimensionality are simply incredible, just like the huge sound stage. The presentation in general is rather airy and there is a lot of space between the instruments. The T 90 is a tight sounding headphone that’s not coloring the sound, well maybe just very slightly but you get a very clear and realistic presentation no matter what genre you’re listening to."

[...]

"They even have this slight touch of warmth and the detail level is top. The T 90’s bass is very tight and has reasonable impact/body. Bass detail and layering are very good and bass goes really deep. It’s isn’t the most impactful bass (...) but it’s perfectly in line with the mids. The highs are also very detailed and layered but not harsh sounding at all. The treble however does “jump out” more than the rest, it’s just that bit less linear but still sounding great."

[...]

"Having the T 90 around for these last couple of weeks have made me appreciate Beyerdynamic even more. The T 90 to me really is an awesome headphone and an ideal mix between detail and fun. Call me a fan."

[...]

Beautiful voice reproduction
tonart 06/2013
Title: Tonart product tip
Author: Ulrich Wienforth

tonart 06/2013
Title: Tonart product tip
Author: Ulrich Wienforth

Translated from the original German article

It is comfortable to wear, does not press too hard and does not fit loosely on the head. The T 90 reproduces deep sounds discreetly and very precisely. The mids and highs are also very fine with a beautiful voice reproduction.

On request with lifestyle insignias
Stereo 04/2013
Title: Listening while being seen!
Author: Ulrich Wienforth

Stereo 04/2013
Title: Listening while being seen!
Author: Ulrich Wienforth

Translated from the original German article


By the way the Custom One is the only one of these five headphones which is made in Germany.

[...]

Those who like it less expensive should try the Custom One from beyerdynamic. With its sound sliders it will meet the demands of hi-fi classics as well as hip-hop and like the icing on the cake it can even be personalised with lifestyle insignias.

[...]

All in all a pleasant, balanced and present sound.
Price/performance ratio: Excellent

Great combination of comfort, sound, and build quality
www.cnet.com 03/2013
Title: Pricey headphone with remarkably accurate sound
Author: Steve Guttenberg

www.cnet.com 03/2013
Title: Pricey headphone with remarkably accurate sound
Author: Steve Guttenberg

"The full-size Beyerdynamic T90 uses advanced Tesla magnetic flux technology to produce remarkably accurate sound and its open-back design creates more spacious stereo imaging. The T90 is also very comfortable to wear for long periods and measures up well against headphones that cost $1,000."

[...]

"The Bottom Line: Sure, the Beyerdynamic T90 is pricey, but no other less-expensive headphone can match the T90's combination of comfort, sound, and build quality."

Plays excellently and with ease
Image Hifi 02/2013
Title: A lot of fun
Author: Jochen Donner

Image Hifi 02/2013
Title: A lot of fun
Author: Jochen Donner

Translated from the original German article

All these ingredients resulted in a high performance acoustical power plant nearly free from distortion. Due to this optimised design, the efficiency of the driver technology has considerably improved. The consequence: The T 90 develops, probably because of this, an audible more precise reproduction, sounds considerably louder, plays with ease and therefore clearly better.

[...]

It always sounds most melodiously. [...] The Tesla sound appears vivid and lively, but never twisted – a fun headphone.

[...]


Its bass boost gives orchestra timpanis a richness which makes them sound more precise and compact. The overall acoustic sound has more weight and volume. Furthermore, the rapidly oscillating diaphragm creates a clear perceptible bass scaling. Musicians are standing on a stage, which is rather small; but instruments and voices are separated and can clearly be localised.  Those who like listening to rock music will benefit from this (...). Those who enjoy classical music will be glad about the precise, almost overabundance reproduced by the Berlin Philharmonic orchestra (...)."

[...]

Now I can say with a clear conscience that the T 90 especially loves voices: be it the richness of two octaves to the f3 from Roberta Peters (...), be it Petterson Hood‘s (...) intimate, melancholic murmur, be it the highly dynamic in “blue notes” (...) – finest outline and vibrant power of the Tesla headphone transmit each nuance and create a lively directness, searching its match.  

The Custom One Pro is one of the reference headphones of the editors
Videoaktiv
01/2013 headphones test report, page 90-96
06/2013 List of the best, page 96
Title: Smart Listening
Author: Karl-Gerhard Haas

Videoaktiv
01/2013 headphones test report, page 90-96
06/2013 List of the best, page 96
Title: Smart Listening
Author: Karl-Gerhard Haas

Tested: 11 new headphones
(Audio-Technica, beyerdynamic, Logitech, Philips
Sennheiser, Shure, Sony)

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Videoaktiv List of the best 06/2013:
The Custom One Pro from beyerdynamic is one of the reference headphones of the editors

Videoaktiv headphones test report 01/2013:
Test winner: beyerdynamic Custom One Pro
Mark: very good

[...]
The top test models are Philips' Fidelio X1 and beyerdynamic’s Custom One Pro.

[...]
the Custom One Pro (...) is amazing with its extremely deep basses (i.e. position 3 of the bass control which is referred to as "Vibrant Bass"), and at the same time it is impressive with the precision of its high frequency reproduction. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra plays "The Blue Danube" lively as well as detailed.  Diana Krall’s strings shine. Despite the full power, the bass response remains outlined and the Custom One Pro deals perfectly with the acoustic inferno of the "Turkish Bazar".
[...]

Pleasant and transparent sound, strong and well regulated bass
Audio Video Foto BILD, page 40-45 / Computer BILD 04-2013, page 82-87
Title: Headphone test: Here’s something for your ears
Author: Christian Traeger

Audio Video Foto BILD, page 40-45 / Computer BILD 04-2013, page 82-87
Title: Headphone test: Here’s something for your ears
Author: Christian Traeger

Tested: 7 Headphones (around 200€)
from AKG, beyerdynamic, B&W, Diesel, On-Earz, Philips,V-Moda

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[...]
In the premier league there are only these three first headphones that ensure real good music enjoyment: B&W, Philips Fidelio X1 and beyerdynamic Custom One Pro

[...]
Test results compact:
No. 3
Mark: good (2.26)

[...]
How good does the headphone sound?
From clear to warm due to a selectable bass on the headphone
Hearing test: Pleasant and transparent sound, strong and well regulated bass [...]

This one convinced the most
www.notebookjournal.de 11/2012
Title: Great Listening – Headphones and headsets for a better laptop sound
Author: Michael Moser

www.notebookjournal.de 11/2012
Title: Great Listening – Headphones and headsets for a better laptop sound
Author: Michael Moser

Translated from the original German test report

The headset covers the entire frequency spectrum and provides a good sound, no matter whether you are listening to music, while watching films or playing games. The swivelling condenser microphone has a clear recording behaviour due to the built-in noise suppression.  

Conclusion entry-level class: In this class the beyerdynamic MMX 2 was most convincing. The price/performance ratio is very good (…)

Convincing gaming and movie experience
www.notebookjournal.de 11/2012
Title: Great Listening – Headphones and Headsets for a better laptop sound
Author: Michael Moser

www.notebookjournal.de 11/2012
Title: Great Listening – Headphones and Headsets for a better laptop sound
Author: Michael Moser

Translated from the original German test report

Made of aluminium, leather and only a little bit of plastic, the headset knows how to convince. Due to replaceable, soft velours pads and a good padded headband as well as a single-sided cable, the comfort of wearing is excellent.

[...]

The sound of the MMX 300 is very good. The headset creates a wide stage and reproduces the entire frequency spectrum clean and precise without any distortions. Pure highs, solid mids and a rich bass create a realistic sound. A clear locability also creates a convincing gaming and movie experience. The microphone operates clean and clear and suppresses disturbing noise. Basic noise is hardly audible.
Conclusion upper class: The beyerdynamic MMX 300 headset is the winner of this top category.

Balanced sound that is convincing
www.notebookjournal.de 11/2012
Title: Great Listening – Headphones and Headsets for a better laptop sound
Author: Michael Moser

www.notebookjournal.de 11/2012
Title: Great Listening – Headphones and Headsets for a better laptop sound
Author: Michael Moser

Translated from the original German test report

[...]

The sound of the audiophile tuned headphone primarily makes an impression on music friends, but it is also suitable for gaming. Its balanced sound is convincing across the entire frequency spectrum, the high resolution, however, also reveals deficiencies of bad recordings.
Conclusion middle class: When testing the middle class the field is tight. Downwards there are no spikes, but upwards.  (…) and the pure beyerdynamic DT 660 headphone share the first place of this category.

Classic beyerdynamic sound
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 11/2012
Title: Good sound at a low price
Author: Marco Dettweiler

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 11/2012
Title: Good sound at a low price
Author: Marco Dettweiler

Translated from the original German test report

[...]

With its low-cost model the company from Heilbronn obviously fully concentrates on the sound (...).

[...]

The listener gets the classical beyerdynamic sound, which is too bright for some, but in the long run the music is reproduced more pleasant and precise. To avoid any misunderstandings: As a supraaural headphone of this price class, the DTX501p also builds up a respectable punch. Hence it is possible: to get headphones for less than 100 Euro that sound good.

[...]

Custom One Pro: Price/performance ratio: Very good!
Audio 11/2012, page 32-41
Title: Keep a cool head
Author: Christine Tantschinez

Audio 11/2012, page 32-41
Title: Keep a cool head
Author: Christine Tantschinez

Tested: 8 different hi-fi headphones
(beyerdynamic, Denon, Harman, Logic3, Marshall, Pro-Ject, Sennheiser, Tivoli)

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[...]
Custom One Pro: Price/performance ratio: Very good!

[...]
Do-It-Yourself: The size of the bass reflex opening is variable and defines the bass intensity.  [...] Slide controls (...) define the bass tuning of the closed headphone with four different pre-sets. This works impressively well.  

[...]
Bass for every taste, natural voices, good dynamic

[...]
As if using a studio headphone, you are close to the action with beyerdynamic.  (...) Voices and instruments sound natural without artificial gimmickry

[...]
Workmanship/quality: superb




Made us feel "live"
Singapure Hardware Zone 10/2012
Title: Beyerdynamic T90 Open Back Headphones - Finely Balanced Quality
Author: Hurrairah bin Sohail

Singapure Hardware Zone 10/2012
Title: Beyerdynamic T90 Open Back Headphones - Finely Balanced Quality
Author: Hurrairah bin Sohail

[...]

"The performance track record for the T90 is almost faultless and for the price it commands, it had to be. Overall characteristics of the headphones can be classified as being balanced and vibrant. All the different bands of frequencies from the spectrum of sound are beautifully rendered and the sum of their impact is relayed with great fidelity. We were wowed by the way the product delivered warm yet bright highs on Adele’s Melt My Heart To Stone. Attention to detail and good transient response, along with an excellent soundstage, made us feel like we were sitting in the hall for live Hotel California track. Had the T90 delivered just the slightest smidgen of extra bass impact, it might just have walked away with the perfect audio performance score."

[...]

T 90 – Beyond all doubt
Audio 08/2012
Title: It’s all in the head!
Author: Alexandros Mitropoulos

Audio 08/2012
Title: It’s all in the head!
Author: Alexandros Mitropoulos

Five headphones tested: beyerdynamic T 90, Focal Spirit One, Fostex TH-900,PSB M4U 2, Sony MDR-MA-900

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[...]

The T 90 is the latest addition to the headphone family. As a first model with open design it shall provide a natural listening sensation. The impression of being acoustically isolated from the outside world will not be the case when putting the headphone on. The workmanship of the T 90 is beyond all doubt. Massive, precisely crafted stainless steel yokes give not only a noble look, but also a robust stature. With regard to the headband and the ear pads, the manufacturer prefers a soft microfiber material which ensures excellent comfort in combination with a weight of 330 g.

[...]

The piano in Aaron Parks’ "Riddle me this" (from "Invisible Cinema") was impressive with an open and natural sound. The bass also reached the lower depths and remained defined and dynamic. Even at high levels the sound from the T 90 remained unchanged.

Sound Quality: 85 points
Price/Performance: Very good

A great headphone for long-term listening
Stereo 08/2012
Title: Loudspeakers? That is old school.
Author: Ulrich Wienforth

Stereo 08/2012
Title: Loudspeakers? That is old school.
Author: Ulrich Wienforth

Tested: B&W P3, beyerdynamic T 90, HIFIMAN HE-300, Philips Fidelio L1, PSB M4U2, Sennheiser HD 700, Sony MDR-MA 900, V-Moda CrossF LP 2

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[...]

The low frequencies of the T 90 sound rather slim, but concise. Its sound is very transparent, highly  defined with pleasant mids and light transparency. A great headphone for long-term listening!  

Price/Performance: Very good

The headphone seems to conduct music
FAS 03/2012
Title: Listen closely
Author: Marco Dettweiler

FAS 03/2012
Title: Listen closely
Author: Marco Dettweiler

Tested: Beyerdynamic DT 880, Sony MDR-XB1000, AKG K550, Monster Beats Mixr, Audiotechnica ATH-ES88, Sennheiser Amperior

Translated from the original German test report

[...]

Beyerdynamic has found the happy medium. The DT 880 is so-to-speak the fairest of all tested headphones. Each instrument has its chance, each frequency range is equal, each sound has its individual performance. The balanced sound allows a relaxed experience of listening. The typical beyerdynamic effect: the headphone does not neglect the deep sounds, but emphasises them when it is necessary. You listen more intense, the headphone seems to conduct music.

[...]

We did not find the perfect headphone, but with the DT 880 beyerdynamic is damned close: Fantastic sound, high level of comfort and precious workmanship.

Tempting
www.macrewind.de 06/2012
Title: The art of temptation
Author: Frank Borowski

www.macrewind.de 06/2012
Title: The art of temptation
Author: Frank Borowski

Translated from the original German article

It is a sound preference! beyerdynamic simply builds headphones that sound fantastic and the T 90 is no exception. It succeeds in achieving the same position as the T 1 in my personal ranking list. This means co-reference! The T 1 remains the master regarding naturalness, integrity and truthfulness. The T 90, however, is convincing with its extraordinary attractive and smooth character. Somehow, it is …. more female!

[...]
 
While the T 1 shines with a rather uncompromising logic à la Spock, the T 90 appears sexier like Angelina Jolie or Scarlett Johansson.

[...]

Balancing act between analytical and amusing sound
www.hardwareluxx.de 07/2012
Title: Test: Beyerdynamic T 90
Author: Kevin Holtmeier

www.hardwareluxx.de 07/2012
Title: Test: Beyerdynamic T 90
Author: Kevin Holtmeier

Translated from the original German article

On the whole the beyerdynamic T 90 is impressive with a modern design, which nevertheless appears plain and timeless. The materials used are all of a high quality: Swiss tulle to cover the ear cups, properly manufactured aluminium parts and yokes as well as very soft velours pads for the ears and head do not only give an excellent look and feel, but also ensure a perfect comfort of wearing. Even when listening for several hours our tester had no sensation of pressure or pain.

The sound of the T 90 is also satisfying. The tuning has a somewhat amusing shape of a bathtub, without being unnatural or artificial. The treble has a clear boost, but does not tend to hissing sounds. [...] The middle sounds are more discreet compared to the highs, but even though uncoloured. The bass is powerful, but nevertheless cultivated.  
All in all with the T 90 beyerdynamic supplies an excellent headphone, which can combine the balance between analytical and amusing sound.

...]

Due to the thoroughly positive impression, we give the beyerdynamic T 90 our Excellent Hardware Award."

Positive features of the beyerdynamic T 90:

Very good comfort of wearing
High-quality workmanship
Good sound with versatile tuning

Hi-fi headphones of top quality
Player 01/2012
Title: Precision instrument
Author: Holger Barske

Player 01/2012
Title: Precision instrument
Author: Holger Barske

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[...]

Apart from all sound quality properties, the MMX 300 has to be praised first of all for its great comfort when putting on the head although it is not ultra-light (almost 400 g). The big circumaural velours ear pads fit perfectly and do not put pressure on the ears. The consequence is that this headset is not only comfortable for 15 minutes, but for six hours. It is not so tight that you sweat excessively and you still can notice what is going on around you. The adaptation of the headphone to the head is very easy by pulling out or sliding in the appropriate yokes, which is one simple action that works perfectly.
[...]

The microphone is attached at the end of an adjustable boom which can simply be folded away at its mounting on the left ear cup, what is absolutely alright from the ergonomic point of view. A replaceable foam piece acts as pop shield and does a fine job.

[...]

Colleagues will envy you, because this headset from beyerdynamic acoustically exceeds any other headset. Both microphone and headphone feature an extreme acoustical resolution, which is mainly noticed by the headphone’s extraordinary intelligibility of speech. (...)."

[...]

The MMX 300 is a hi-fi headphone of top quality with a very balanced frequency response, a very clear and clean reproduction of the highs and an outstanding deep bass. The microphone features a high transparency and balance, the isolation of ambient and wearing noise is perfect.
[...]

Both comfort of wearing and sound of beyerdynamic’s top model exceed the inexpensive mass products.

Price/performance ratio: good – very good
Rating: Top class (1.1)

The bass is powerful and clean
Stereo 8/2011
Title: Balanced
Author: Ulrich Wienforth

Stereo 8/2011
Title: Balanced
Author: Ulrich Wienforth

Translated from the original German article

[...] For those who are looking for an extra loud headphone, the T 70 p is absolutely right. Its bass is powerful and clean, very agile, tight and angular.

[...] In total it is a great headphone with a balanced sound.
Price/performance ratio: Very good

Absolutely balanced
Stereo 01/2010
Title: First class listening
Author: Ulrich Wienforth

Stereo 01/2010
Title: First class listening
Author: Ulrich Wienforth

Translated from the original German article

The sound of the T1 is absolutely balanced and reserved without spectacular bass or highs – natural and committed to the original.




Excellent overall performance
Buffed 03-04/2008
Title: beyerdynamic MMX 300
Author: unknown

Buffed 03-04/2008
Title: beyerdynamic MMX 300
Author:  unknown

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[...]

Thanks to the silky soft circumaural ear pads and the enormous comfort of wearing the MMX 300 is the most comfortable product in our test. Although the weight of 380 g is much higher than of competitive models, you hardly notice the headset. The MMX 300 eliminates ambient noise almost completely. The plastic-spring steel design is of great workmanship.

[...]

The microphone is also great. A noise cancellation ensures a clear transmission of speech.

[...]

The beyerdynamic MMX 300 provides an excellent overall performance and is suitable for hi-fi enjoyment.


Spectacular reproduction of bass and treble
Stereo 01/2007

Stereo 01/2007

Translated from the original German article

The classic dynamic headphone. The plush pads appease the rather high headband pressure and the live weight of 350 grams.  It sounds brilliant and always harmoniously – a headphone with a spectacular bass and treble response, which, however, never sounds intrusively or coloured.  

[...]

Price/performance: Excellent!

Convincing in all aspects
Bluelife 01/2013
Title: Review Technology
Author: Mark Ruhland

Bluelife 01/2013
Title: Review Technology
Author: Mark Ruhland

Translated from the original German article

[...]

The MMX 300 is convincing in all aspects. In prioritised tests for demanding gamers it impresses to a high extent. Furthermore, it proves that it is also a worthwhile investment for fans of home cinemas or demanding music lovers.




Marvellously balanced
www.ps3-talk.de 02/2013
Title: Hardware test
Author: Calvin Rimpel

www.ps3-talk.de 02/2013
Title: Hardware test
Author: Calvin Rimpel

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If you are looking for a headset with the best microphone for gaming headsets with a great sound and fantastic comfort then beyerdynamic is the right choice, because it has all the properties mentioned above.

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Furthermore, we have never worn a headset that adapts as perfectly to the head as the MMX 300 and never becomes uncomfortable even after many hours. Regarding the quality, beyerdynamic provides the usual top quality. (…) Furthermore, it should be mentioned that both headband pad and ear pads can be replaced, when they show signs of wear and tear and the warranty is in total 5 years – great.  

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Most of you, however, will be interested in the sound and here again beyerdynamic proves its strength and experience. Let’s start with the area that immediately shows all weaknesses of a headphone, because the different genres cover all ranges of sound – music. What can we say, the MMX 300 can keep up fantastically. The highs and mids are marvellously balanced and none of them is predominant. We used the MMX 300 for listening to the different genres from classic to house and the MMX 300 did not show any weakness. The voices sound crystal clear, the highs appear warm and the mids are balanced (…). Never before had we worn a gaming headset that did its job so good when listening to the music and the same applies when it comes to gaming.

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The explosions are powerful, the shots sound authentic, the engines sound as if you stand directly next to them, in short the whole world becomes one.

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(...) As mentioned before, here you will probably have the best microphone of all the gaming headsets. The cardioid condenser microphone is almost the same as the one which is used for beyerdynamic headsets in private aircrafts.

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I have had more than 7 headsets, but none of them can compete with beyerdynamic regarding the sound. In my opinion the MMX 300 is currently the absolute reference of gaming headsets when it comes to the sound. Somebody told me once that a good (hi-fi) headphone can handle all areas such as music, film and gaming, and this describes the MMX 300 best.  

Best speech quality
PC-Games Hardware 03/2013
Title: Headsets for gamers
Author: unknown

PC-Games Hardware 03/2013
Title: Headsets for gamers
Author: unknown

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What has changed with the model from 2012? First of all the modified design catches the eye. Compared to others the headset is outstanding and leaves a noble impression. The headband is provided with press studs. When wearing the headset for a longer period of time the headband will not put pressure on the head.

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(...) In the tests, beyerdynamic supplies the best sound quality.  Even more, the MMX 300 version 2012 does not need to hide itself against quality rating of the reproduction properties. (...) The headset supplies a good quality over the whole frequency spectrum.  In all frequency bands there is a high degree of differentiation for the benefit of fine details. Voices can be clearly heard. Even with higher levels and deep frequencies there is no noise, the processing is without any deficiencies.

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The re-designed MMX 300 of the 2012 version can convince with a consistent good performance.
 
Rating: 1.73


Suitable as a reference
ear in 01/2014
Title: Here’s something for your ears
Author: Jochen Schmitt

ear in 01/2014
Title: Here’s something for your ears
Author: Jochen Schmitt

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For 330 Euro you will receive a reference sound and perfect comfort of wearing.


Pure enjoyment of listening
Buffed 01-02/2013
Title: Buffed technology
Author: Florian Emmerich

Buffed 01-02/2013
Title: Buffed technology
Author: Florian Emmerich

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Big time! This headset ensures a pure enjoyment of listening. Music, gaming sound, films, everything sounds a lot better. Clear highs, extremely strong bass, for sound enthusiasts it hardly leaves any desire open. Due to the excellent attenuation, ambient noise is hardly perceived.

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Thanks to the velours pads the headset is absolutely comfortable.

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Those who have money will not find a better headset on the market.  

DT 880 PRO: The virtual stage is tangible
www.delamar.de 03/2012
Title: beyerdynamic DT-880 PRO Review
Author: Felix Baarß

www.delamar.de 03/2012
Title: beyerdynamic DT-880 Review
Author: Felix Baarß

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Conclusion (...): For those in a hurry: The beyerdynamic DT 880 PRO is very good for monitoring a mix in a (home) studio. Particularly commendable is the flat frequency response, the balancing of all sounds from the bass to the highs is very good. The transient response and the fine resolution, although they are not of the highest standards, they are very good for a headphone of this price class.

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Even with the room image everything is in balance. The virtual stage is tangible, the mono center always remains present. Only the most demanding would need to find something to complain about.

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I completed the DT 880 PRO test review and was quite satisfied. I give it four and a half out of five.