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Received & short early review: Beyerdynamic DTX 501p

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As a rider of NYC subways, I've really been needing a portable set of closed headphones. I can't use IEMs, and although I like my AKG K422's, they're not closed, so too much sound leakage.

 

After reading positive reviews here, and on other wesites, I went ahead and ordered a set of Beyerdynamic DTX 501p headphones. I should recieve themn tomorrow, and am excited to try them out.

 

But of course, 2 minutes after I ordered the Beyerdynamics, I discovered the AKG K 450's. Arrghhh. I like the look of the AKGs a lot more, and since I am happy with the K 422's, I'm wondering if I should have gotten the K 450's.

 

Anyone have experience with these sets? Did I screw up or are th 501p's as good as or better than the K 450's??

 

In any case, I'll write a review of the BD's after i've had them a few days.

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OK, got the headphones yesterday and here are my early thoughts:

 

Design:  A little bland. I don't like bling, but these are pretty hum-drum. That's one reason I prefer the AKGs. That being said, these are not ugly.

 

Build: They are very lightweight...seem fairly well-constructed, but definitely not rugged. The cups swivel nicely and are very comfortable. They are small, they fold, they are true portables. Also, they do not leak much sound, so I won't annoy the person sitting next to me on the subway, unless I'm really blasting it at unsafe levels.

 

Sound: So far, I am liking them quite a bit...but I have not had time to really do any comparisons with my other phones. I also will give them a little time to burn in. I'm not sure if I buy the whole "burn in" thing, but I will give the concept the benefit of the doubt.


Edited by peskypesky - 7/19/13 at 11:10am
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That's it?
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I just ordered a pair of these after looking at the AKG Q460. They should be here Weds or Thursday.
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My pair came but were destroyed in shipping. Amazon is replacing them, but the broken ones sound like they would have been sweet.
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