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Beyerdynamic announces the DT 501 p! New portable on-ear!

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This is taken from the Beyerdynamic website:
A Modern Classic - The Mobil Headphone DTX 501 p

21. June 2012

A Modern Classic
Exceptional Sound with a Timeless Look:
The DTX 501 p from beyerdynamic is a Mobile Headphone That Never Goes Out of Style

Heilbronn, June 2012: Mobile headphones are much like fashion
accessories: there are the bright, flashy models that come in trendy
colours and designs, and then there are the classics that outlast every
trend. The DTX 501 p, available for 79 € from beyerdynamic, the audio
specialists from Heilbronn, Germany is the perfect example of classic
style.

Whether in timeless black or white, these headphones are the perfect
finishing touch for every look, whether you’re on a red-eye flight in a
business suit or relaxing on your summer holidays. The durable folding
mechanism and collapsible headband enable you to quickly and easily
store the extremely light headphones, which weigh a mere 120 grams,
in the supplied hard case so that you can unfold them just as swiftly
after you’ve switched flights or arrived at your hotel. The hard case with
a zip fastener not only protects the precise sound transducers, it also
holds the in-flight adapter, which is included as standard.

The exceptional design is also evident in the sound quality of the
DTX 501 p; whereas other headphones use superficial effects to try to
impress listeners, these headphones feature pure sound through
perfectly balanced and precise reproduction. Deep bass and clear
treble, without the common colouration in the mid-range, come together
to create a level of sound quality that is unparalleled in this price class.

At the same time, soft, skin-friendly ear cushions ensure optimal
comfort while protecting the wearer from unwanted ambient noise. In
other words, you’ll never tire of listening to these headphones. The
DTX 501 p is sure to be a perennial favourite.

Starting in August, the DTX 501 p will be available for purchase from
specialist retailers or directly from the manufacturer:
www.beyerdynamic.com



Technical Specifications DTX 501 p
Transducer type Dynamic
Operating principle Closed
Frequency response 20 Hz - 20,000 Hz
Nominal impedance 32 ohms
Nominal SPL 104 dB
Sound coupling to the ear Supra-aural
Cable 1.3 m / single-sided straight cable
Connector Gold vaporised mini stereo jack
plug (3.5 mm)
Special feature foldable
Accessory Carrying case, flight adaptor
Recommended retail price 79 €

Source: http://north-america.beyerdynamic.com/press/press-releases/press-detail/article/a-modern-classic-the-mobil-headphone-dtx-501-p.html

Here's a picture:
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any thoughts on them? Seems like a good move to make to get into the lower end consumer market.5
post #2 of 21

Soundmagic does this kinda stuff for Beyer. Looks and specs suggest a P30 is the basis for this phone. The cups, the relief, the swivels are the same. The Beyer version headband is rounder and not squared off. Not sure if it will be that good. The last cheap Soundmagic powered portable, the DTX300p just wasn't that popular around these parts.

 

Borrowed this pic from Joker's review thread where you can find both the P30 and DTX300p reviewed.

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Edited by jant71 - 7/7/12 at 11:36am
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I'm expecting a review sample from them this week. I'll be posting it in my next shootout. It does look a lot like the Soundmagic P30. I disliked the P20 that I reviewed a while ago, but only because you can't get a decent seal. The drivers were actually pretty good.

post #4 of 21

^Looking forward to your impressions.They look pretty sweet to me -- less flimsy-looking than the DTX 300 p, and they have a hard case. Around 50% more money though.

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^Looking forward to your impressions.They look pretty sweet to me -- less flimsy-looking than the DTX 300 p, and they have a hard case. Around 50% more money though.

It will be a few weeks until my full roundup review is posted, but I recieved these the other day and my intial impressions are very good. SQ is excellent as is comfort. I have never tried the DTX 300p so I can't compare. There are some similarities the AKG compacts (K420/K430/K450) but with far better comfort IMO. Also the hard case is very nice...

post #6 of 21
Looks like a direct shot at Senn's hd220/239. Would you be able to compare the them?
post #7 of 21

The dtx 501p looks interesting. Hope it can match the es55.

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Looks like a direct shot at Senn's hd220/239. Would you be able to compare the them?

It will actually be directly compared to the HD229 and HD239. All three are really nice phones.

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The dtx 501p looks interesting. Hope it can match the es55.

 

I haven't ever had the chance to hear the es55, but it does look similar. What can you tell me about it?

post #9 of 21

I've got the DTX501p for replacement of broken AKG K450 and found 501p to be far better portable headphones.

K450 was too muddy in SQ for me, The 501p is extremely comfort, good sounding headphone with punchy bass and sparkling treble.

Also it's got famous beyer house sound signature. it's my staple on-the-go phones.

 

The only setback is its cheapy appearance and it is made in China.

If only it had DT1350/T50p like high‐grade sense exterior and were made in Germany.

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Originally Posted by beyerlove View Post

I've got the DTX501p for replacement of broken AKG K450 and found 501p to be far better portable headphones.

K450 was too muddy in SQ for me, The 501p is extremely comfort, good sounding headphone with punchy bass and sparkling treble.

Also it's got famous beyer house sound signature. it's my staple on-the-go phones.

 

The only setback is its cheapy appearance and it is made in China.

If only it had DT1350/T50p like high‐grade sense exterior and were made in Germany.

Spot on, my full review of these will be up in a few days. I haven't heard the K450 but the Beyer smokes the K430 in all aspects. I agree that it has the Beyer sound sig. And yeah, the looks and materials are a bit pedestrian compared to the high-end models, but the fantastic SQ and comfort more than make up for that. I'm really glad to see Beyerdynamic get it right and finally have an entry in the compact portable segment that is worthy of the name and reputation. Most people would say they failed with the earlier DTX300p. The DT235 (I had the earlier DT231 Galactic) is a really nice sounding and comfortable headphone but with it's 8 ft. cord it leans more toward and gaming headphone and is probably not used as much as a portable. (Note: They sould take a hint from Ultrasone and revise it with a shorter cable as Ultrasone did with the HFI-15G.)

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Spot on, my full review of these will be up in a few days. I haven't heard the K450 but the Beyer smokes the K430 in all aspects. I agree that it has the Beyer sound sig. And yeah, the looks and materials are a bit pedestrian compared to the high-end models, but the fantastic SQ and comfort more than make up for that. I'm really glad to see Beyerdynamic get it right and finally have an entry in the compact portable segment that is worthy of the name and reputation. Most people would say they failed with the earlier DTX300p. The DT235 (I had the earlier DT231 Galactic) is a really nice sounding and comfortable headphone but with it's 8 ft. cord it leans more toward and gaming headphone and is probably not used as much as a portable. (Note: They sould take a hint from Ultrasone and revise it with a shorter cable as Ultrasone did with the HFI-15G.)

 

Postrock,

 

I feel exactly the same to you.

DTX501p would be the first "real" portable headphone that would be worth carrying Beyerdynamic's name around entry price range.

Looking forward to your full review of this lovely headphones.

post #12 of 21

Here are pictures of my DTX501p.

I definitely love those headphones. Great sound.

http://imgur.com/a/ADFOL#5

post #13 of 21

Just ordered these!  They will arrive in a few days so I'll put in my 2 cents soon...

post #14 of 21

ToucanSpam,

looking forward to your impressions.

post #15 of 21

Finally got them and they're great!  Check out my full review:  http://www.head-fi.org/products/beyerdynamic-dtx-501-p/reviews/7671

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