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beyerdynamic DT 235 Headphone - Black

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #409 in Headphones

Posted

Pros: good sound, comfortable, well built

Cons: lack of isolation

I have had these headphones for a few months now and have used it almost exclusively over my other phones. Granted, these are not the best headphones around, but they are the best headphones I have heard.

 

Comfort:

 

These are the most comfortable headphones I have ever used. They are light and fit me well. They don't move around a lot and the fabric pads cause no irritation or discomfort. bear in mind I have used these in 30+ degree celsius temps in a very humid environment.

 

The problem with them though is that this comfort seems to come at a price of lack of isolation. They dont block much at all.

 

Sound:

 

Sound wise, after burn in, they are very well balanced. The bass is actually quite heavy, but not slow or overpowering. You don't notice this until you get a song with some nice deep bass and then you get a nice surprise. The bass is not very impactful, Don't expect this to hit as hard as the AKG K81dj.

 

The mids are clear and refined. not held back or recessed in any way compared to the rest of the spectrum.

 

The highs are clear and and crisp. Since burn in, I find the highs smooth as silk. At first they had some sting to it, but with burn in and amplification, the highs are no longer a tad harsh or overly bright.

 

All in all a perfect blend for me.

 

Test Equipment:

 

Source: Apple Ipod Touch 3g

Cable: Compicat LOD

Amp: Electric Avenues PA2v2

 

Music: MP3 ripped from cd at 192 kbps- 320kbps

Genres: Reggae, Alternative, Rock, R&B, Acid, Rap, Hip Hop, Pop, Jazz, Gospel.

Artists: Micheal Jackson, Seal, Coldplay, Radiohead, Jamie Cullum, John Mayer, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Tarrus Riley, Third World, Madonna, Alanis Morisette, Audioslave, The Streets, Eminem, Will Smith etc.

Posted

Pros: super sound quality vs price, comfy, good build, light

Cons: itchy at first,

This is my first review, so maybe there's a lot of mistakes but please bear with them. :p

 

This headphone is my first one. I was never really interested in buying more than $15 headphone. I never thought that my money will worth buying expensive headphone, at least until my friend told me to try this. I was shocked with the huge difference it gave. It didn't take me long to order this.

At first I felt a little bit disappointed with the sound from my new headphone, but my friend assure me that they need to be burn in first. And yeah, after burn in process, I couldn't be more happier with the sound quality.

 

Packaging:

This headphone uses only carton box and includes one 3.5 mm jack converter.

 

Comfort:

At first I couldn't handle wearing this headphone for long time. My ear starts to itch at first after wearing it for more than 2 hours. On the other hand, I never wore any headphone for that long. After having it for around one month, the itch never come again.

Beside the itch at first, I never had any problem with comfort. Btw, I live in tropic country which mean that the average temperature is 30 degree celcius with humid environment.

Regarding the isolation, I have no problem with this since I don't really need high isolation, but yeah, it didn't block much.

 

Build Quality:

Well, it not that good but also not that bad. Considering the price, sound quality, and price, I think it is nice.

However, mine broke when my AC leaks and form puddle. The left side was soaked all night long until I realize in the morning. I dry it in the sun for all day long and try it next day but the left side is dead.

 

Sound Quality:

After burn, I would say that this headphone is like Jack of All Trades. Good at everything but master of none. Perfect for me, since I hear all kind of song as long as I like them. :p

I have never really though that any headphone will worth my money more than $15.

 

Conclusion:

I have used this headphone for around 2 years, love it. I never got disappointed after burn in. Great sound quality vs price.

This headphone made me rethink to buy more expensive headphone. Now I used Goldring DR150 and sometimes I still miss my old Beyerdynamic DT235.

This headphone really worth the price. :D

beyerdynamic DT 235 Headphone - Black
Description:

New Lightweight stereo headphones from beyerdynamic. The DT 235 replaces the DT 231 which was long time performer from beyerdynamic. The New DT 235 is now available in black and white. This model has improved frequency response providing crisp high end and tight low end performace at a very reasonable price for your iPod or home audio system. The closed ear cup design ensures private acoustical enjoyment. With a weight of less that 6 ounces, comfortable velours ear pads (replaceable) and a 2 year warranty, the DT 235 will provide long term performace and at a great value.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingElectronics
Brandbeyerdynamic
ColorBlack
EAN4010118498510
FeatureIncluded 1/4 and 1/8 mini stereo connector for iPod and home audio connections
Height2.5 inches
Length7.5 inches
Weight0.3 pounds
Width6.5 inches
LabelBeyerdynamic
List Price$79.00
ManufacturerBeyerdynamic
Material TypePlastic
Material Type Set ElementPlastic
ModelDT 235 SW
MPNDT 235 SW
Package Quantity1
Product GroupCE
Product Type NameHEADPHONES
PublisherBeyerdynamic
StudioBeyerdynamic
Titlebeyerdynamic DT 235 Headphone - Black
Batteries Included0
Models:
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