Summary: I would like to acknowledge that I'm actually reviewing T51i model of these headphones - identical to T51p with addition of in-line remote/mic. I received these for review purpose from Beyerdynamic, and these should be available for sale any day now (considering this review was written on 4/21).
Though I enjoy a comfort of big over-ear headphones, those are not always practical on the go with your portable audio setup of either smartphone or DAP.
Pros: high quality sound, excellent bass performance, solid build, very comfortable fitment, in-line remote/mic
Cons: no detachable cables, slightly recessed mids
Summary: Hi. I've been looking everywhere for reviews for the new T51p and couldn't find much out there. So got them anyway and thought I'd share my thoughts. I have with me the T51p, B&W P3, Momentum on ear and Momentum over ear. First, I am going to discount the P3. It just didn't compete with the others with what I perceived to be veiled vocals and poor separation. I also didn't like the Momentum on ear's too much and didn't find them too comfortable.
Pros: Superb headphones with balanced sound and good PRAT
Cons: Cable is a little annoying and it's not the best looking
Summary: Ok headphones, and whilst quality is near the B&W P5 headphones, these are definitely less transparent and more 'coloured' (define mid tone boost). Quality is mediocre, and aluminium end cap fell off when received....just a ring of double sided sellotape holding it on! Closed ear is good though and blocks noise.
Beyerdynamic T51p Headphones - thoroughly recommended - do yourself a favour if you need new headphones of good quality.
Owen Goodwin, Amazon
22 November 2014
Summary: Absolutely superb headphones - perfect for the daily commute. Although they're not officially noise cancelling or reducing, the headphones clamp firmly enough to certainly keep the bulk of the outside world noise away. Sound quality is undoubtably the best I've *ever* had in headphones - I immediately noticed a considerable difference in quality, sharpness, clarity and richness of sound when compared to my earlier headphones.
Summary: When first listening to music through these I was a bit sceptical they were worth the money paid. However, after spending a bit more time using them and listening closely to the music, the sound quality is perfect. My only criticism is that they don't fit very tightly around your ears so the sound leaks out.
Summary: I am surprised that no one has mentioned that the higher impedance of theT51 as against the T50 makes it less sensitive for direct use from an iPhone. Whereas the T50 always has a bit in hand the T51 often needs full volume. Apart from this the sound is definitely improved removing a metallic coloration from the T50 sound. I have confirmed that the impedance of T51p is 60 ohms whereas T50p is 32ohms.