T 51 iby Beyerdynamic

  • T 51 i
  • T 51 i
  • T 51 i
  • T 51 i
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
A definite buy! This is among the best in its class.
88%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • These on-ear headphones boast durable construction, and they come with a protective carry case.
  • Sound quality is excellent across the board with a resonating bass and clear highs.
  • The T 51 i feels light on the noggin, and the unit is extremely comfortable to wear.

CONS

  • The headphone cord is not detachable.
  • The controls are a little on the small side, making them difficult to use if you have large hands or wear gloves.
  • If you crave a booming bass, the T 51 i may not deliver the goods you seek.
This set of on-ear headphones by Beyerdynamic delivers superbly balanced sound and a comfy fit. Reasonably compact, the T 51 i sports a fully adjustable headband, which is made of metal. The swiveling earcups are made of soft synthetic leather and viscoelastic filling--memory foam. The T 51 i also offers external noise isolation, and the unit folds up to fit in the sturdy nylon carry case. You'll also find a three-button inline remote control and microphone for iOS devices. Beyerdynamic's package includes a 6.35 mm adapter (if you want to listen on headphone amplifiers, for instance), an airplane adapter, and an adapter for non-iOS devices.
NameT 51 iQuietComfort 25MDR-1ASolo 2DNA Pro 2.0
ManufacturerBeyerdynamicBoseSonyBeatsMonster
Techwalla Score
88%
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List Price$299$300$300$200$280
100%

They’re easily some of the best portable on-ear headphones we’ve heard at this price...[They give] give an incredibly insightful performance…

They’re easily some of the best portable on-ear headphones we’ve heard at this price...[They give] give an incredibly insightful performance, revealing the textures of instruments and nuances in vocals. Each frequency is beautifully judged. There’s remarkable clarity and bite at the top, but it’s smooth enough to avoid hardness.

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90%

Wearing these over a long train ride I found to be probably the most comfortable portable cans that I have worn.

Wearing these over a long train ride I found to be probably the most comfortable portable cans that I have worn.

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86%

The sound balance is slightly warmer than neutral, but detail and resolution are excellent. We found it pretty versatile -- it doesn't lend …

The sound balance is slightly warmer than neutral, but detail and resolution are excellent. We found it pretty versatile -- it doesn't lend itself to one genre of music over another -- and for such a compact headphone its bass is surprisingly robust.

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86%

The build quality is a fantastic introduction to the overall theme here, simply pure enjoyment.

The build quality is a fantastic introduction to the overall theme here, simply pure enjoyment.

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80%

The supra-aural (on-ear) design of the T 51 i achieves an exceptional level of comfort thanks to a lightweight body and luxuriously cushione…

The supra-aural (on-ear) design of the T 51 i achieves an exceptional level of comfort thanks to a lightweight body and luxuriously cushioned earpads. Black leather and brushed metal are combined in a sophisticated build that features pivoting ear cups and a headband with click stops that allow for a precise ear-to-ear fit.

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These tough little Beyerdynamic T51i astonished me from the moment I opened them. I plugged them into my iPhone 6 Plus for a quick check, an…

These tough little Beyerdynamic T51i astonished me from the moment I opened them. I plugged them into my iPhone 6 Plus for a quick check, and I was instantly transported into the concert hall.

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The T51 exhibits wonderful, passive isolation. Noise leak is kept to an impressively bare minimum even at very high volumes, and external, a…

The T51 exhibits wonderful, passive isolation. Noise leak is kept to an impressively bare minimum even at very high volumes, and external, ambient noise is blocked out reasonably well at moderate to higher volumes.

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The solid yet light brushed metal chassis feels expensive, and the earpads are squishy and comfortable, resulting in a fit that’s effortless…

The solid yet light brushed metal chassis feels expensive, and the earpads are squishy and comfortable, resulting in a fit that’s effortless to wear.

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I'm pretty picky about sound and comfort, and I have to say this Beyer product came out very well. Listening to classical, jazz and rock the…

I'm pretty picky about sound and comfort, and I have to say this Beyer product came out very well. Listening to classical, jazz and rock the headphones acquitted themselves well. Strings were pure and smooth, bass was deep and not artificially enhanced.

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