Head-Fi.org › Head Gear › Headphones › In-Ear › Beyerdynamic DX 160 iE › Beyerdynamic DX 160 iE Reviews

Beyerdynamic DX 160 iE Reviews

AxelCloris

A Nice Budget-Friendly Bass-Focused IEM

Posted

Pros: EDM friendly, solid aluminum construction, low-tangle low-microphonic cable, plenty of accessories.

Cons: Recessed treble and mids, questionable cord design.

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.  Another inclusion is a small headphone splitter that allows you to share music with friends and a clip to keep the cable attached to a shirt or bag. They also provide 5 pairs of single flange silicon tips in...
(read more)
AManAnd88Keys

They're great - they're bad - well, they're both....

Posted

Pros: Organic and rich mids, strong bass, little to no listening fatigue, PRAT

Cons: COMFORT. Ouch.

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     Summary   Pros:   - Very nice mids! Organic and full bodied. - Potent bass - Little to no listening fatigue. - PRAT.   So-so:   - Highs: some detail doesn't reach your ear, and sound lacks sparkle. They just don't shine. - Soundstage: Rather intimate and close to the head. Good for some tracks and genres, but I have heard...
(read more)
Ultramus

All around performer with excellent bass, great for rock and pop

Posted

Pros: Bass extension and impact

Cons: Recessed mids

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 plugs into another extension. Kind of weird but overall not a problem, somewhat convenient if you have a small DAP that can clip to a collar or sleeve. I really wish the LR indications were slightly more...
(read more)
twister6

Audiophile quality sound on a budget!

Posted

Pros: Warm balanced sound, great bass extension, excellent selection of accessories/eartips

Cons: extension cable

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 to a small in-ear footprint. Here is what I found.   Starting with a packaging box, you get a detailed walk through of the design and functionality, technical specification, and a list of included accessories. Even...
(read more)
ostewart

Great value for money

Posted

Pros: Build quality, balanced sound.

Cons: no chin slider

Beyerdynamic DX 160iE Review:   I would firstly like to thank Thomas from Polar Audio (Beyerdynamic distributor in the UK) for lending me this sample for review. I will write as honest a review possible. The DX 160iE and DX120iE are the latest in the beyerdynamic IEM line up. These received over 50hrs of burn-in, no differences were noted.   Gear Used: Fiio X3 > Silver mini-mini > JDS Labs C5D > DX 160iE (bi-flange tips)     Tech Specs: Driver: Dynamic 10mm Frequency response: 10Hz - 25kHz Nominal Impedance: 47Ω Sensitivity: 107dB Cable Length: 1.2m Connector: 3.5mm jack plug   Packaging, Build Quality and Accessories: Packaging is...
(read more)
tekavc

Excellent Overall Performer

Posted

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

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).   I like: - the flat cable (the cable is not as flat is some Monsters, which are to flat for my taste), - design, - comfort (these are the most comfortable pair of headphones, despite their heavy weight - I own Shure SE110, M-Audio IE30s (same as UE SuperFi.5) and a few Sony headphones from diffrent price ranges; none are as comfortable as the Beyer's) - sound (I prefer a bassy sound so the sound is...
(read more)
sia98aidil98

WORTH EVERY CENT

Posted

Pros: Well-balanced sound, Clear-sounding, good soundstage, tight bass

Cons: Average Isolation

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. The DX 160ie has a well balanced sound. I'll be writing a proper review once I burned in these bad boys :) 
Head-Fi.org › Head Gear › Headphones › In-Ear › Beyerdynamic DX 160 iE › Beyerdynamic DX 160 iE Reviews