Summary: Deal or No Deal - that's the first thing that went through my mind when I took out the aluminum case T5p came in. Apparently at $1,399 its a BIG DEAL. This is a high class Audiophile Quality headphones designed FOR use with mobile devices!
Pros: great sound (details!!!), luxurious design (real leather earpads and headband), driven straight from your smartphone
Cons: non-detachable cables, lack of bass quantity
Summary: I'm writing this comment long after the T5p was released, and have owned them since 2011. I leave them at work and use them almost every day, running through a Schiit DAC and amp, with an iPod nano (digital out through a dock) playing everything between 256kbps AAC and 24/48 Apple Lossless files.
Pros: Sound quality, bass level, isolation
Cons: Cost, perhaps..? Well worth the price, however.
Summary: I bought these after someone described them as his "desert island headphones" in the annual Head-Fi Gift Guide about 2 years ago. I was looking for something to wear at my desk in an open office environment, which meant that I needed something closed-back to block out external noise (and to keep my...
Pros: Supremely comfortable, good isolation, exceptional bass
Cons: Expensive, too bulky/fragile to use on-the-go
Summary: EDIT: After trying more TOTL headphones and electrostats, I bumped the rating down.
Please keep in mind I'm reviewing them for the purpose they were created. Beyerdynamic targeted them at mobile users who are looking for high end portable cans.
Pros: Accurate. Not Grainy. Very good dynamic range
Cons: Case. No removeable cable. Presentation. Very electronic sound
Summary: I mostly agree with the avguide review http://www.avguide.com/review/beyerdynamic-t5p-headphones-playback-38 read that review, since it actually describes the sound very well and seems in general pretty honest.
Pros: Comfortable,?Easy to drive?,nice build (both drivers and HP), leather earpads and headband, good isolation and soundstage?,felt carry case and ext.cbl
Cons: 'r-shaped' ssig or EQing the bass to get a 'lush' sound if desired is not for everyone. Cable not removable...Diffused soundstage/high THD in the mids
Summary: Leather earpads and headband are as soft as butter. Excellent build quality, feels extremely solid. Heavy due to the solid build, but since it's so comfortable, we tend to forget the weight. Isolation is excellent due to the seal of the leather earpads around your ears.
I have been researching closed-back portable headphones for a couple of years, off and on. I sometimes have to drive a few hours to see family or travel to events, and I've found that the better the music I listen to, the more likely I am to remain awake at the wheel.
Pros: Clarity; comfort; detailed sound; build quality; looks; versatility; fun factor of sound; etc.
Cons: Less-than-ample bass; price; non-detachable cable; isolation could be better.
Summary: This is still my favorite headphone, when something else impresses me beyond this then I'll upgrade.
When I compared this to my Audio Technica A2000X, the A2x sounded thin and delicate, the T5p had more life, it sounds alive, the T1 is smoky and refined, STAX has a different sound, transparent.
Summary: I've been looking for a over ear closed back headphones that I could wear anywhere for a while. My Bose QC15 is great when I take a plane or train (good noise cancellation, very comfortable), but the sound quality is rubbish.
Need A LOT of running in...and then still don't impress
Nicholas B. Gibbs "Nick Gibbs", Amazon
8 July 2013
Summary: 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.