Summary: DO NOT BUY.
The sound, in particular the bass is great. BUT, I've had the cable break at the jack on two pairs within a month of getting each (they were replaced under warranty). I have not abused them or dropped my phone hanging from the cable: it is just poorly designed. This is unacceptable for a $160 pair of phones, when the standard phone ones last longer. DO NOT BUY - unless you only want them for a month.
Summary: Almost a year ago, I reviewed the XP series (XP1, XP2 and XP3) from beyerdynamic, which is sold only in Asia. The company has since introduced a few higher end models, including the DX 160 iE that is going to be reviewed here. Priced at about US$120, is it going to sound double as good as the half-priced XP series?
Summary: Disclaimer: the DX 160 iE was provided free of charge by Beyerdynamic for review purposes. No monetary exchange or donations were involved throughout the process.
Starting off simply, let’s discuss the accessories that are included in the packaging. For starters, the DX 160 iE comes with a small carrying case that has a gloss-black-on-matte-black screen-printed “Beyerdynamic” logo on one side.
Summary: My Review of the Beyerdaynamic dx 160ie In Ear Monitors
I will start with the summary / conclusion. This way you get all the important information right away. If you want to know how I came to my conclusion, you can just continue reading. If you don't want to you simply don't have to scroll through a ton of words
- Very nice mids! Organic and full bodied.
- Potent bass
- Little to no listening fatigue.
Pros: Organic and rich mids, strong bass, little to no listening fatigue, PRAT
Summary: I received the Beyerdynamic DX 160 and immediately began listening to get a good feel for this brand new IEM. Putting through a variety of genres and some sweeps these are the opinions I formed.
Build Quality: The DX 160 is a well made IEM, the aluminum housings and nozzles mean there is very little risk of these getting crushed or the nozzles breaking off, problems endemic to other IEMs, the flat cable terminates into a 3.5mm that is also the Y connector, which then...
Summary: I'm sure a lot of you are familiar with Beyerdynamic brand (designed and engineered in Germany) and their popular over-ear headphones, considered to be at the top of a lot of audiophile lists. But not a lot of you, including myself, are familiar with their in-ear product line. Though I had an opportunity to review not too long ago one of their flagship Custom One Pro headphones, I was very curious to find out how Beyerdynamic scaled down their legendary bass driven sound...
Pros: Warm balanced sound, great bass extension, excellent selection of accessories/eartips
Summary: Bought these as was specifically looking for a short cable headphones with decent sound quality and since I have read great reviews about previous models I decided to go for it. Delivered directly from Beyerdynamic in less than a week for 100 EUR + 30 EUR shipping (a bit steep).
- the flat cable (the cable is not as flat is some Monsters, which are to flat for my taste),
- comfort (these are the most comfortable pair of headphones, despite their heavy...
Pros: Superb sound (especially base and highs)
Cons: Isolation without Comply is a bit lacking on the other hand, Comply make isolation a bit to hard
Summary: Stumbled upon this pair of earphones when watching this year's CES videos. Decided to give it a try when I found out that Jaben Singapore had these earphones in stock. It was much better than my MMX 101ies, like, WAY better. The soundstage was noticeably better and the bass is brought slightly forward without losing its tightness as compared to the MMX 101ies. However, I could still hear some ambient noise when putting them on without playing music.
Pros: Well-balanced sound, Clear-sounding, good soundstage, tight bass
Summary: I purchased these a year ago or so, looking to shell out on a decent set of headphones for the first time. The brand being recommended, I thought I'd placed my faith appropriately. Not so. The sound quality is acceptable but when compared to a normal set of headphones, nothing special. There's far too much bass and the overall volume through many devices is decidedly poor. Overall, unimpressive.
Summary: I kept having a problem with headphones breaking after about 6 months, so I thought I'd try a more expensive pair and these looked great as they seem designed to protect against wear and tear with the features like the unpluggable extender cable, the cable clip, and the wire being at a 45 degrees angle coming out of the connector.