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

www.headfonia.com
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.  [...]

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
Title: Dynamic Beyer
Author: Martin Mertens

Hifi-Vision 03/2014
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

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

Translated from the original German test report

[...]

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

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 [...]

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.

[...]

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.

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

[...]

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

[...]

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

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

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Workmanship/quality: superb




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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Faithfully translated from the original German articles/test reports

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

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

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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".
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