Beyerdynamic Byron BT Wireless, Premium Wireless Earphones

Beyerdynamic Byron BTIt’s time for me to review another terrific Beyerdynamic product, and this one is the Byron BT wireless. Now, just to let you know, this is not one of those wireless earbuds that are like earplugs, but I’m hoping to review one of those type from Beyerdynamic later this year.

No, this is one of those earbuds that have some wires, but they connect to each other so they can go behind the neck. Speaking of connection, they connect wirelessly via Bluetooth, which is not new in any way. However, this uses Qualcomm aptX codecs with acoustic transducers. By the way, it has a three-button remote that allows for a hands-free microphone for taking calls.

So, yes, I have reviewed wireless earbuds like this before, like those from Jabra and others, so let’s talk about the specs. If you are concerned about the playtime, it is good for about 7.5 hours. I am assuming that is a long time, but it takes time to charge it (about two hours).

I suppose that I can recommend these, but with so many companies making these type of wireless earbuds, I’m not certain that I can recommend one brand over the other. Of course, I am always going to recommend anything from Beyerdynamic, and you can purchase these on the Beyerdynamic website for $99.00.

Beyerdynamic Byron Wired Earbuds

beyerdynamicI have reviewed Beyerdynamic products in the past, and they certainly are some great audio products. Just these past few months, I had the chance to review the Beyerdynamic Custom Street, and these Byron Wired is more along the lines of iDX 200 iE earbuds.

These premium earphones have some seriously powerful neodymium speakers for some serious sound and bass. Then again, what would you expect from Beyerdynamic? They come with some silicone eartips for comfort and isolation, and it has a carrying bag included for even more classiness.

Normally, I don’t included any pictures of the packaging on my reports, but the Android logo is featured prominently in the corner. I guess I can see why, as the iPhone 7 is missing that headphone jack, so why not promote some earbuds designed for mobile living to the Android devices that can accept something with a headphone jack?

By the way, there is a 3-button remote control and a hands-free microphone. I don’t think I need to tell you how good the sound is, but it has a 9.0 mm speaker diameter if you want the tech specs.

You should be able to purchase the Byron earbuds on the Beyerdynamic site for about $49.95.

Our Review of the Beyerdynamic iDX 200 iE Earbuds

BeyerdynamicWell, hey, I don’t think it would be even proper of me to say bad things about Beyerdynamic, as they are the champions at making some fine audio products. Needless to say, I am very pleased to try out these new earbuds with the iDX 200 iE.

These are some pretty great looking earbuds in a market that is very crowded with them, and the cans in the ears are nice and metallic with titanium. In case you are worried about it not being comfortable, well, it has 7 sizes of silicone eartips along with 3 pairs of Comply eartips.

If you are wondering whether or not this pair of high-quality earbuds come with a microphone, then fear not. After all, that is kind of a standard feature these days, and it has a 3-button remote that is good for all Apple and many Android devices as well.

What is interesting is how the cables are flat, and they are flexible as they are detachable. The cable length is 40 cm and it can be extended with a 90 cm cable.

The sound is good, and worthy of having the Beyerdynamic label. If you want to try these out for yourself, I have so far been only able to find them on Beyerdynamic’s Europe site for €199.00.

Our Review of the Beyerdynamic Custom Street Headphones

beyerdynamic custom streetIt’s been a while since I reviewed the Beyerdynamic Custom Pro, and I guess I’m reviewing what looks to be a follow-up with the Custom Street.

I’m going to start by telling you that I have no idea why it is called the “Custom Street”. I suppose that if you were designing a street, you would have a lot of variations. In this case, the Custom Street has a lot of options, and I guess it’s really street.

For example, there is a Custom Sound Slider, allowing the user to switch from several different sound profiles like “Heavy Bass” or “Analytical”. There is also a customizable style as you can take out these little circles on the side to make it look very different each time.

You can also change out the cable so it is a device for DJing, an extra pair of headphones, and you can also add a gooseneck mic as well. By the way, it comes with a mic on it so you can do some phone calls.

The Beyerdynamic headphones come with a case and can be found on the Beyerdynamic website for $149.00.

Beyerdynamic MMX 2 Multimedia Headset

beyerdynamic mmx2_4cIt’s unusual when I review two products in the same week, oh wait, I guess it isn’t. Still, I had a chance to review the MMX 2, and in spite of the numbering, the MX 300 is only one step up, honestly.

The MMX 2 is a professional gaming headset, and you might think that a headset that looks so light will only produce earbud-quality sound, but this is not the case. In fact, I am hearing some interesting bass right now, and it is quite great.

This particular headset has a controller that can hook-up to the PC’s USB port, and you can kill the mic or control the headphone volume. Then you can connect the microphone and headset to that. The microphone is on a flexible holder, and it works pretty darn well, as I just tested out. It is a plug and play feature, by the way.

Another terrific feature of the MMX 2 is the headband, which is really adjustable. All-in-all, it is quite good gear, and it can be purchased at the Beyerdynamic site for $99.00.

Beyerdynamic MMX 300 Premium Gaming and Multimedia Headset

Beyerdynamci MMX 300Well, I have reviewed Beyerdynamic products, and they are quite good, as you can see from my review of the Beyerdynamic MMX 102 iE and iDX 120 iE Earbuds. To say that the MMX 300 Premium Multimedia Headset is excellent is obvious, because it was originally developed as a headset for private aviation. So it is got that working for it already.

Yes, this is designed for online gamers specifically for FPS games, I believe. It advertises as being a way to hear opponents around you, which I have to admit would come in handy for a game where you don’t want to be surrounded.

Then there is the microphone which has some cool flexible thing on it. Apparently, this is made for taking out some background noise like computer fans.

All in all, it is a pretty good gaming headphone designed for fragging, which is exactly what you want. One thing that is interesting is how light it is, and you should be able to get it for $349 on the Beyerdynamic site.

Beyerdynamic MMX 102 iE and iDX 120 iE Earbuds

beyerdynamic MMX 102 iEIt is been a while since I reviewed a beyerdynamic product before, and the last time was one of the T 51 headphones. This time, I got to review two pairs of earbuds with the iDX 120 iE and the MMX 102 iE. Yes, they are very similar in name, and slightly similar in design as well.

I’ll go ahead and start with the MMX 102 iE. Of course I am going to tell you that it has good sound, because all of beyerdynamic’s products give you that. This one has “powerful neodymium speakers to deliver transparent treble, precise midrange and inspiring bass response”.

Yes, I got that from the box, and what else can I say but the speaker size of 9mm. Of course, there is the one button control for the microphone control for quick switch from music to telephone call if you want to use it for a smartphone. Other features is three size of eartips, and a soft case.

beyerdynamic iDX 120 iEOkay, let’s do the iDX 120 iE, and I am honestly getting these mixed up on these two reviews. There are some differences, however.

For example, it has seven sizes of silicone eartips as well as 10 mm speaker sizes. It also has two detachable extension cables, and it has 45 degree angled plug.

If this is something that you are into, head on over to the beyerdynamic website and lay down about $109.00 for either each of them. You can get the IDX 120 iE here and the MMX 102 iE here.

The T 51 i Headphones from Beyerdynamic

beyerdynamic T51iI’m always pleased to review Beyerdynamic products, and I recently had a chance to check out the T 51 p. I was very pleased to review the T 51 i.

I honestly believe that the only difference between the T 51 p and the T 51 i is that the T 51 i is licensed to work on the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. I believe that it is made to work with the three-button remote and microphone, which is something that I don’t remember being on the T 51 p.

There is some seriously good sound coming from this, which is not surprising from a set of over-the-ear headphones. It has a “deep bass response” and “transparent, clear highs”, which translates to “high efficiency and low distortion”. Again, I don’t know how to describe good sound with words.

One of the problems of over-the-ear headphones is that the sound costs comfort. Sometimes they are tight and heavy on the head, but the frames of these are pretty good. There is a very pleasant metallic look to them, and the memory foam makes this even more comfortable.

If this is something that you want, check it out on the Beyerdyanmic site for about $313.99. I do highly recommend them.

Beyerdynamic A 200 p Headphone Sound Supercharger

beyerdynamic A200pI have reviewed products from Beyerdynamic before, and they put out some very cool headphones, like the T 51 p I reviewed a while ago.

According to the company, headphones like the T 51 p cannot be used to their full potential, due to digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and analog output levels of mobile audio devices rarely meet genuine hi-fi standards. This is where the A 200 p headphone sound supercharger comes in.

The A 200 p is a little box with dimensions of 55 x 55 x 13, and it connects to a smartphone or computer to really kick the sound into high gear. I had a chance to try it out, and this box charges via USB, and then you connect your headphones to it for some superior sound.

I can testify that it works really well, as I connected it to my smartphone, and then cranked it up all the way on an MP3. I have never been able to get any sound that was too loud, but this one hurt my ears. Mind you, this is a good thing, and which is why I recommend this.

You can get the A 200 p for about 299 euros. It comes with a leather case, USB cable, Lightning cable, and micro-USB cable. It also comes with a belt loop holster thing made for travel.


A20 Premium Headphone Amplifier from Beyerdynamic

a20_v2_1Having just reviewed the T51 p from Beyerdynamic on headphone day last Friday, I also had a chance to try out the A20 Premium Headphone Amplifier along with it.

I would like to let you know that I am no audiophile, and so I don’t really know the difference between good audio and bad audio. Think of it this way: a baby might enjoy the Baby Genius film series, but an experienced filmmaker will find them completely unwatchable. I can say that I find them to be very good, for what it is worth.

So here is what I know: it is set up for high impedance headphones, which means that if you want to sit around all day and listen to your headphones with this amplifier, you go right ahead. The A20 is set up with “first-class circuitry” and it is “resonance free”.

In addition to this, there is not one, but two 6.35 mm headphone ports. This product makes me want to discover all kinds of audiophile tech terms just to describe it. Of course, if you want it, one of the cheapest places that I can find it is on Amazon for $808.01. Yeah, it’s pretty far up there, but so will your music experience.