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Beyerdynamic T5p Headphone

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  • Newest Tesla technology with highest efficiency
  • Excellent ambient noise attenuation 
  • Expressive sound experience from the very first moment 

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  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 10.2 x 21.6 cm ; 227 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.2 Kg
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  • Item model number: T5p
  • ASIN: B004C04P46
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 16 April 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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The T5p is the first high-end mobile headphone. The Tesla technology developed by Beyerdynamic has made this experience possible. The mobile audiophile headphone can be connected anywhere, at all times and even to low-power, portable devices. Its special technology ensures enjoyment of the detail-rich sound. The accessories supplied with the headphone meet the needs of sophisticated mobile hi-fi users. The extension cable provided, for example, helps the T5p also connect to fixed devices, such as the home stereo to achieve impressive sound experiences. Wherever you are, your T5p enables you to quickly enter your own world of sound and forget everything else around you for a few moments. Supplied accessories: felt storage case gold vaporized jack adapter 6.35 mm (1/4") in-flight adapter 2 x 3.5 mm extension cable 3 m Specifications: Transmission type: Wired Transducer type: Dynamic Operating principle: Closed Impedance: 32 ohms Frequency response: 5 Hz - 50,000 Hz Sound pressure level: 102 dB Max. sound pressure level: 126 dB Power handling capacity: 300 mW Construction: Circumaural (around the ear) Headband pressure: approx. 2.8 N Cable: 1.2 m, from both sides Cable & plug: Stereo jack plug 3.5 mm (1/8") & ¼" adapter (6.35 mm)

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Headphones; carry case

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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas B. Gibbs on 8 July 2013
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I bought the T5p as a compromise: I wanted audiophile headphones but they had to be closed-back, so I couldn't go for the flagship T1. To give them the best possible juice, they are partnered with Beyerdynamic's own top of the range A1 headphone amp. My benchmark is my Cyrus mono power amps partnered with Vienna Acoustics Beethoven Baby Grands. I'm also benchmarking these phones against my 50GBP set of sennheiser earbuds - or IEMs as they're now known - which sound insanely good partnered with my iPhone and being fed tunes (at home) from my Synology NAS drive (DS Audio amp). Here I'm previewing using my Macbook + Bit Perfect.

Sources: 24 Bit AIFF, ALAC and WAV files through Macbook Air (iTunes + Bit Perfect) and Metrum Acoustics Octave DAC to Beyerdynamic A1

8.7.13 - I heard T5p needed A LOT of running-in time so I've put them through 50 hours of taped white noise to loosen them up. The result: a hugely-detailed yet incoherently-imaged audio mess. The sound of soup: you can hear every nuance in a recording but the organization is all over the shop. No stereo image, no space; headphones you might respect (for their detail), but definitely not love. I'll try giving them more running-in time (and post if my impressions change) but so far they are an enormous, and very expensive, disappointment.

Update 13.7.13 - After 100 hours of running in (taped white noise), they have begun to open up and reveal some scale, image and organization. I've upped my rating to 3 stars (from 2). While they're vastly improved from the incoherent, unpleasant (frankly) mess they were 50 hours ago and have begun to be a listening pleasure, I'm still not convinced that I'm listening to headphones worth 850 GBP. Will listen further and post updates.

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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Thomas on 6 July 2011
The headphones arrived within a day and were very well wrapped especially for such an expensive product. The sound is exceptional. Up till now I have been using UE custom built in ear headphones. I would say that the quality is equal between the two. What I discovered though is that wearing them over glasses (as I do) is not a very comfortable experience for anything over half an hour. It's not the headphones fault. They are over the ear headphones and by definition will press on the ears and the glasses that the user is wearing. If they are worn without glasses then they are very comfortable. The sound clarity is amazing. I tested them on my usual test (Bach Toccata and Fugue D) and they passed with flying colours.
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96 of 119 people found the following review helpful
Tesla T1, The (not so) New Kid On The Block 29 Nov 2010
By Austin Wunschel - Published on Amazon.com
NOTE: This is copied from my Head-Fi.org profile, Zombie_X.

I won't get too technical or get too in depth int his review. I will just state what I believe these headphones do and how they sound, just very straight to the point.

The T1 is beyerdynamics' latest entry into full size open dynamic headphones. This model can achieve one Tesla with it's new driver and magnet system. This allows the T1 to be far more efficient and easier to amp than the DT880/600Ohm by quite a bit. This also means your amp won't strain to power them like some amps do with the DT880/600 (and this is from my experience).

IMO the Tesla 1 is at about the same level of the HD800, but I vastly prefer the T1 as it sounds more natural and dare I say less synthetic than the HD800. The HD800 has a leaner sound with more prominent treble and less bass, though the bass on the HD800 is slightly more accurate.

Well onto the sound. I will be comparing to the HD800 in this review as I find them to be in the same league. I will go in sections: DETAIL, TRANSPARENCY, TREBLE, MIDRANGE, BASS, SOUNDSTAGE, CONCLUSION.

With this headphone you can hear a lot of things you may have never heard before, such as footsteps, raindrops, and even whispering. The detail retrieval is very close to that of the HD800, but rather more subtle sounding. The HD800 seems to revel in it's ability to bring out the smallest details. The T1 still has nearly the same amount of detail as the HD800, but it's just not so painfully obvious. The HD800 makes you want to focus on the details while the T1 is more of actually listening to the music, but that's my view on it.

Man oh man these cans can reach deep into the music. They are so transparent that you can hear nearly everything that's there. I don't have the HD800 on hand but I would say the T1's are slightly more transparent. The transparency really shines in the midrange where the guitars and vocals are. The guitars are so crisp and clear and you can hear fingers sliding up the fret board and can hear little nuances in the voices of singers.

The treble on the T1 is really great for many reasons. It extends just as high as the HD800, but unlike that headphone it is not as in your face. To me the T1's treble is very smooth without a hint of stridence or harshness. It also sound more natural to me. The treble is also very airy, not as airy as the HD800's, but very close. I also found the treble to be very detailed.

The T1 has the best midrange I have ever heard. It has exceptional resolving capabilities as well as being more transparent than the HD800 in my mind. I also found the midrange to be more fleshed out than the HD800's, and though the T1 has neutral mids they are very slightly warmer. This warmness makes music sound more natural and lifelike. To me the HD800's mids were really good, but a little thin and could be somewhat lifeless on certain recordings.

The T1 definitely has more bass then the HD800 and this means more body and impact. I also found that the T1's lower most regions are a little rolled off, but not by that much. In fact I think the rolled off bass can make music sound more natural. The T1's bass still extends nearly as deep as the HD800's, but has more body and impact without sacrificing control or tightness. The bass of the T1 is more impactful than the DT770/DT880 but less than that of the DT990. The bass to me is perfect in it tonality and texturing capabilities which are really exceptional.

The soundstage is clearly much bigger than any of the DT770-DT990 variants and is also airy. I found it to be almost as big as the K702's soundstage, but has more depth and height to it. It's a really big stage that is nearly as big as the HD800's, but to me the HD800's is a little too big. The T1's is very spacious and provides great reproductions of spatial nuances and separation of instruments as well as providing a more accurate stereo image. Speaking of imaging, it's nothing short of incredible. You can place musicians on the stage really well and little nuances can be picked out really easily.

I find the T1 to be a very good headphone and also the best reference all rounds out there. It has a very liquid and natural tonality that is heard to beat at any price. It's easily my no.1 recommendation for those who do not have a budget.

One thing to note is that these headphone will require a powerful desktop headphone amp for reaching their maximum potential. I suggest a good OTL headphone amp or powerful solid state amp. the Woo Audio WA2 and WA3+ amps are OTL and can drive this headphone no problem. A good solid state amp would be the Audio-GD ROC/PHOENIX as well as a Beta 22.

Also the T1's are very unforgiving of low quality audio and if fed crap, they will spit it back at you. As for me I don't really care as I will use them anyways ;)
14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Amazingly present & clear 8 Dec 2012
By Norman Guilbert Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
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I have been a fan of Beyerdynamic's products for many years. I had been until recently using the now-discontinued Beyer 600 ohm DT770s, and thought that I had about as good as it could get. I was dismayed when I heard that the company had discontinued this old workhorse. The bass was deep but not muddy, the highs were present without being sibilant, and the midrange was well-balanced for vocals. In other words, perfect for my ears. Since I listen only with headphones, I tend to wear them out after a few years. Anticipating this, my immediate thought was to see if I could find a new pair of 600 ohm DT770's on the internet, but none could be found. So, after reading all of Beyer's copy and the other Amazon reviews, I decided to give their new flagship a try. I am very glad I did!
I listen to my music via my iTiunes library exclusively, and my entire CD collection has been ripped to either Apple Lossless Format or WAV format, and is served up through a Macintosh laptop via a USB connection to a Headroom MicroDAC and ultimately through a Beyer A1 headphone amp to the cans. Nothing changed in the setup except the cans themselves when the T1s arrived. At first hearing, since I was anxious, my initial response was "no big deal, not sure they are worth three times the price of the 770s." But, after burning in for a week or so, I started to notice that they most definitely are worth three times the price of the 770s. The differences are in the details, which is really what makes the music exciting. It didn't take long for me to notice that the sound of the bass fiddle in my jazz recordings was 'guttier,' much more natural sounding, and that the high of a triangle was crystal clear. And with this comes a definition and a presence that I did not think possible for recorded music. The best recordings in my collection really do sound live, like I am there, and that is very rare for a headphone or speaker system.
I put on an old Sinatra album, "LA is my Lady," which features the Quincy Jones Big Band, with Lionel Hampton, the Brecker Brothers, George Benson, even Michael Jackson. Every single instrument and voice was clear and distinct, on a rock-solid soundstage that was far bigger than a constricted spread across my eyebrows. I realized that I had never actually heard the album before! Old Blue eyes was more in the room than in my ears!
In comparison to the 770s, I would have to say that the bass is less punchy, but I have a hunch that the reason I perceive this is that the bass was overly punchy on the closed-back 770s, and now I'm hearing it 'right.' Perhaps Beyer was a little overambitious with the heavy double cord, which looks big enough to use as lamp wire, and is obviously set up to allow modification to biamplification, but I quibble. Some country singer hoped that there will be beer in heaven. Forget that. I just hope there are T1s.
12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
By DARK APPARITION - Published on Amazon.com
I have a large stable of headphones and the T1's are my workhorses! They simply do everything right! Most headphones have an issue or two, sibilance, over coloring, enhanced bass curve, overly rolled off treble, overly dark sound signature. Some headphones do classical exceptionally well, but struggle with metal / rap (AKG 701's). Some headphones are finicky depending what amp you use (HD800's). Some are severely colored and may be fun, but are far from a true audiophile experience. These headphones are well-rounded, pair well with a lot of varieties of amps and are never overly picky. They also do every type of music well. These are the only headphones I have that can do classical just as good as black metal. Before these I used a different headphone for every cd, those days are over. These will do everything well!

If you're going to get these, do your research. If you're going to drop $1000+ on headphones, you need an amp that is going to do it justice. I find that these really shine with Tube amps. With the right setup you get accurate unbloated / uncolored sound. Imaging is spot on and the soundstage is large without being to distant! Make sure you also have a good source and use good music files. As with any high-end headphone, you need good music files. Audiophile headphones are like audio microscopes, you'll be able to tell the difference between good audio files and bad. If you are considering the DT770 - DT880 or the DT990's, do yourself a favor, just save up for these. They do everything thing those headphones do right, without the flaws (DT770 has bloated bass, DT880's can be a little thin however for the beyer's they are second only to the T1, DT990's have great bass but they are severly shrill and have a lot of sibilance).

Don't buy the T1's if you want a portable headphone, they are not closed and they require quite a bit of juice to get the most out of them. I wish I could use these at work, but they leak a lot of sound since they aren't closed. If you keep your eye out and visit a lot of sites and are willing to purchase these used (but in great condition) you can usually snag these around the $800 range. You should be aware these are audiophile headphones, so If you are looking for bloated bass that assaults every other spectrum of the music, don't get these. They are built extremely well and the box they are sent in is a nice touch.
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
I like them 24 Jun 2014
By Eric Mars - Published on Amazon.com
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I have a few other headphones. A couple I've held on to: Audeze LCD2 rev.2, Grado PS1000. But since these are such a good price I got 'em, & have to say they are my favorite ones today! I love them! They are the most comfortable of the 3, and have a nice balance of the warmth & smoothness of the LCD2's and the air & punch of the Grados.

ALAC files in Fidelia (MAC)
Bifrost UBER DAC (using optical in)
Lyr AMP / National 6922's
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By David Newman - Published on Amazon.com
Recently, I was on the hunt for high end headphones and an accompanying audio system. After visiting many headphone stores and specialty retail audio stores, I bought the T1s. I must have listened to a dozen sets of excellent high end headphones from companies such as AKG, Grado, Sennhauser, Denon, etc each paired with a variety of different amps and configurations. In the end the decision came down to picking between two: The beyerdynamic T1s and Sennhausers HD-800s. I chose the T1s because they had a slightly better sound than the HD-800s. I'm no audiophile, but both headphones have outstanding detail and dynamic soundstages but the T1s had more warmth (to my ears) and I felt that I had more of an emotional connection to the music.

I was 95% certain that the T1s were for me but still deciding and hesitating due to the price. The clincher was when my girlfriend listened to a favourite song of hers (Radiohead's House of Cards)on the T1s and heard details in the bass of that song which she had never heard before. This brought on spontaneous tears of amazement!

The T1s are rated as a 600 ohm headphone so they need to be powered by a good quality headphone amp. My T1s are well matched with the Burson Audio HA-160 headphone amplifier, which pushes the T1s through its paces with relative ease. Since being burnt in, the sound of the T1s has improved slightly. Bass is beautiful and well balanced, the mid range is perfect and human voices sound incredibly detailed and it really does feel like you are placed right next to the singer.

Don't baulk at the price of these reference headphones. By investing in the beyerdynamic T1s you have an oppurtunity to experience true high-end audio for a fraction of the price of floor standing speakers and audio set up. Invest in a good headphone amp and a decent CD player and do spend the money on good cables. Later you may want to invest in a DAC to squeeze even more detail and dynamic range out of the T1s. If you enjoy good music you will love listening to your old albums/CD's on the T1s in an entirely new and brilliant way.

Highly recommended
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