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."

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

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[...]

(...) 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

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[...]

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
Title: Dynamic Beyer
Author: Martin Mertens

Hifi-Vision 03/2014
Title: Dynamic Beyer
Author: Martin Mertens

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[...]

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

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[...]

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

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[...]

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.

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[...]

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

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[...]

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

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[...]

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

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[...]

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

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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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Faithfully translated from the original German articles/test reports

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Custom One Pro: Price/performance ratio: Very good!

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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.  

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Bass for every taste, natural voices, good dynamic

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

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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."

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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

Translated from the original German test report

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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

Translated from the original German test report

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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

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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.

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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!

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

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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.

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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

Translated from the original German article

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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.
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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.

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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. (...)."

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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.
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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

Translated from the original German articles/test reports

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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.

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

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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.  

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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

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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

Translated from the original German article

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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

Translated from the original German article

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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

Translated from the original German article

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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

Translated from the original German article

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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.