THE third generation of Beyerdynamic’s T1 and T5p wired headphones have been officially announced! And according to the company, they will “take your headphone listening experience to a new level”… if you’re into traditional wired headphones.
According to Beyerdynamic, “The T1 headphones, with their open design, offer a holistic and truly three-dimensional sound experience. Thanks to the Tesla sound transducers, listeners will feel as if they have been taken right into the middle of a live concert.”
As for the new T5, Beyerdynamic says they are “closed high-end headphones for an impressive sound experience.”
As the company press release puts it: “Listeners can fully enjoy their music, as external noises are reduced. Once again, the transducers are arranged in their classical tilt for a clear and natural sound… this generation improves the sound experience yet again, with a particularly authentic reproduction of sounds, tuned for high-end realism especially in the upper mids.
“With this generation, spatial sound gets a gentle bass boost for a warmer sound experience.”
A welcome feature that has been carried forward from the older generation models are the detachable cables.
“The T1 and T5 have textile-covered cables that are plugged in at both ends. The cover makes the cables more flexible and a pleasure to handle.
“The textile sheathing also protects the high-purity OCC7N copper conductors, which ensure the best possible signal transmission. Both headphones can be used with 32-ohm stationary and mobile devices.”
Their low-impedance drivers, based on Beyerdynamic’s legendary Tesla technology, are made at the company’s headquarters in Heilbronn. Both models are Hi-Res Audio certified.
The T1’s housing Is adorned with “a precise but elegant hole pattern that was machined in the lacquered stainless steel using a complex production process.”
“The T5 is based on the design of its sister headphone, but as a closed model, its housing cover is an elaborate structure with brushed and lacquered aluminium.”
Even though Alcantara is the chosen material for both headbands, the T1 has velour earpads for comfort while the T5 uses pleather for sound isolation.
“Both models have earpads that ensure the sound is perfectly balanced and make them incredibly comfortable to wear. This is achieved thanks to the memory foam filling of their earpads, which adapt to the head’s shape through heat and pressure.”
Both the T1 and T5 will retail at the same price as their predecessors – €999.00. When they’re available in Malaysia in October, expect to pay RM4,900 for each.