beyerdynamic T1 2nd Gen Ninja Edition Audiophile Stereo Headphones (Black)

$699.00

HARMONICALLY TUNED FREQUENCY: Compared with its predecessor, the T1 stands out with an even more harmonically tuned frequency range and impresses thanks to even further enhanced tuning with an added touch of warmth and musicality that will delight discerning listeners
INTEGRATED TESLA TECHNOLOGY: The integrated Tesla technology lends the second generation of the T1 optimal efficiency and together with a 600-ohm VC ensures extraordinary impulse fidelity
DETACHABLE CABLE: The headphones come with a 3m long double-sided, textile braided cable with copper conductors

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The Beyerdynamic T1 2nd Gen stands for top quality sound and precise workmanship like no other headphones from Beyerdynamic. These are audiophile Tesla Hi-Fi certified semi-open stereo headphones. T1 2nd Gen plays crystal clear, excels with faultless impulse fidelity, and delights enthusiasts of all music genres.

Harmonically Tuned Frequency

Compared with its predecessor, the T1 stands out with an even more harmonically tuned frequency range and impresses thanks to even further enhanced tuning with an added touch of warmth and musicality that will delight discerning listeners. Moreover, a carefully intensified bass gives the low-frequency foundation that contemporary music fans are looking for.

Integrated Tesla Technology

The integrated Tesla technology lends the second generation of the T1 optimal efficiency and together with a 600-ohm VC ensures extraordinary impulse fidelity.

Impacto – Make Your Beyerdynamic Headphones Digital

The portable USB DAC Impacto essential and Impact universal are optimally tuned for Beyerdynamic’s high-end headphone models, providing them with a digital edge. This makes it possible for you to no longer having to be dependent on your portable end devices’ jack plug.

Detachable Cable

The headphones come with a 3m long double-sided, textile braided cable with copper conductors.

Comfortable Use

Breathable, super-soft ear cushions and high-quality headband made of protein-coated synthetic leather ensure high wearing comfort

HARMONICALLY TUNED FREQUENCY: Compared with its predecessor, the T1 stands out with an even more harmonically tuned frequency range and impresses thanks to even further enhanced tuning with an added touch of warmth and musicality that will delight discerning listeners
INTEGRATED TESLA TECHNOLOGY: The integrated Tesla technology lends the second generation of the T1 optimal efficiency and together with a 600-ohm VC ensures extraordinary impulse fidelity
DETACHABLE CABLE: The headphones come with a 3m long double-sided, textile braided cable with copper conductors
COMFORTABLE USE: Breathable, super-soft ear cushions and high-quality headband made of protein-coated synthetic leather ensure high wearing comfort
BEYERDYNAMIC AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Warranty

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  1. czrem

    Sensible alternative to HD800s

    I really like Beyerdynamic’s audio presentations. I started with the DT990’s and got hooked on their sound which started a journey from the Amiron Home, DT 1990 and now the T1 2nd. I have also had or have multiple headphones from Grado, AKG, Hifiman, Sennheiser and a few others. Most I have sold off but was never able to pass off the Beyerdynamic’s. Any of the Amiron, DT1990 or T1 can easily be a end game headphone. I currently also have an HD800s. The T1 does not perform better than the HD800s. I consider it just as good but with a different audio reproduction. For most, this would come down to personal preference and the type of music you listen to. While the HD800s has a wider sound stage, it is a little diffuse at times. The T1 has a perfect balance of sound stage and imaging. The sound stage also seems to be deeper than the HD800s but not quite as wide. I find it easier to focus on separate details with the T1 than with the HD800s. I tend to gravitate to the HD800s for instrumental mixes. It is especially good for cinema soundtracks such as Jerry Goldsmith but not quite as enjoyable with studio mixes. The T1 on the other hand, works equally well with either type of music making it the more versatile of the two. The main downside to the T1 however is that for it to perform as intended to, you really need a good powerful amp. I have seen the T1 2nd compared to the Amiron and refereed to as the more affordable alternative. This is not far off from my impressions. If you are familiar with the Amiron Home, then you can form an idea of the T1 2nd. The T1 sounds similar but does improve on the clarity, sound stage and imaging by a noticeable margin but not vastly different with similar tone characteristics. While the Amiron at 250 ohm should have good amplification, the T1 at 600 ohm does really need good amplification to reach it’s pinnacle even more so than the HD800s. I currently have the Beyerdynamic A20 headphone amp which works very well as a match to the T1 power requirements and even that amp seems to be slightly less powering than what the T1 wants or is capable of. As most enthusiasts do not intend to foolishly buy many headphones such as myself, I can use my experience to say that you could purchase a T1 2nd and be rest assured that you have an end game headphone that will perform as good as money can buy regardless of price.

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  2. Wyu

    T1 v2 is so good in my listening experience, i returned HD800s

    I used this with Sony Walkman NW-ZX2. The sound setting on Sony is flat. The headphone Amp. is Little Dot 3 with Electro Harmonix 6H30Pi-EV gold pin power tubes, and Voshkod 6ZH1P-EV driver tubes. T1 is very, very pleasant all around. I compared this side by side with Sennheiser HD800S. Here is my comments.1) T1 sounded real, detailed with “body” of the music. While HD800s sounded very detailed as well but lacking of “body” or , very thin. It just doesn’t feel right, or I may call HD800s light, thin and cold.2) T1 is semi-open design, which has a bit less “leak” in sound comparing to HD800s.3) T1 is more comfortable to wear for long time while HD800s is bigger but not as “hugging” to ears.

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  3. Customer Service at Beyerdynamic

    Expected alot more for $1000

    Gave them 200 hrs break in.Light and comfortable, nice hard travel case.The sound was very colored and vocals were recessed to the point i couldnt make out lyrics over the music.The overall sound is “music coming from down a hallway” is the best way i can describe it.Had my wife listen and compare them to her $200 sennheiser hd598cs without giving her any info on the Beyers or my opinion and she said “i like mine better”.I asked why?She replied “the music (beyers) sounds like its coming from down a hallway”.Exactly what i thought as well.

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  4. R. Ruiz

    “Good Mellow Fellows” for an entertaining time of good music.

    My first Beyers ever and I must say they are great headphones. I’m not an audiophile though I love music so sooner than later I started asking for something more in terms of detail, lively sound and enjoyable experience. Those are the ones with the highest impedance in the market. I wanted them for a Little Dot IV SE. Obviously, you need a tube amp to properly handle them or one with enough power. However, since their sensitivity is very high, you will be able to listen to them in most of whatever amp or even phone. That is totally possible and enjoyable but in the low-end. The sense of fullness is not complete in that case. You can’t have everything, right? The noise is null. Due to their design and impedance, they are very placid and mild to my ears.Mind you, they need a long burn-in. Nothing lower than 100 hrs will make them muffled. From 200 hrs on, you will see how the bass is controlled, the scale is fuller, dynamics are remarkable and everything gets balanced. I think they go a bit to the warm side, but very slightly, which is what I like. I don’t personally like the warmness of Sennheiser HD6XX, for instance. Harshness is something you won’t ever experience. They aren’t edgy either though they give enough detail and air to sound fresh but mellow. Mellowness would be a figurative name for their behavior. Their bass is not as textured as planar headphones, neither the scale but yet enough to enjoy earthshaking sounds when they show up and keep seamless coherence all through the bass line to the mids. You might find better in this department but you won’t miss them either. Voices sound natural to me. Since the presentation is always relaxed, women’s voices are specially evocative and charming. The soundscape is above average. Good enough to not miss others and only realize by comparison. Treble sounds are perfectly natural and textured. Only the personality of the tubes could change that, so give a try to a couple of brands and make your mind up. Their look is neat.They are less bulky than the average. I live in Madrid (Spain) and I usually take the subway. I’ve worn my Beyers on my way to my job quite often and they aren’t bulkier than most of the new closed over-ear BT headphones in the market. I don’t care too much about people, but they aren’t amazed or shocked by my look at all. My set up is diverse. They match perfectly with my Chord Hugo2-Little Dot IV SE combo either with Mullard, Volstock or GE tubes though I prefer whatever of the last two. They also sound equally well with my Questyle CMA600i (such good convenient dac/amp btw). If I use only the Chord Hugo2, as I do when I’m working, I miss a fullest sound. I think it is a part of the nature of the Hugo 2 and a bit of lack of juice to squeeze the Beyers and their high impedance. Not big deal.I especially enjoy them listening to Jazz, Acoustic music or small chamber music groups. Their personality, presentation and comfort make them very enjoyable. They are detailed, revealing and smoothly informative but not analytic. They aren’t the kind of headphones that invites you to take apart the layers of the music or to focus on each small sound. If you want to, you will find them. It just so happens that you will find much more enjoyment in the overall presentation and the music itself.Did I mention that they are very comfortable? Ha. Yes, they are. They are able to do well whatever. There are better headphones in each aspect and department, but these Beyers can perform well enough to forgive them for not being the best. My Fidelio X2 are easy to move with whatever device, terrific at entertain and less than half the price though V-shaped, my Hifiman HE560 sound natural, bass is seamless, scale is awesome though they are hungry and need a powerful amp with lots of meat. my Focal Clear are close to perfection, luxurious, cute and amazing in every possible sense though twice the price. The Beyers T1 2nd are like looking at the sunset, drinking a glass of wine and feeling you won’t miss anything else for a while. Yes, there are many other enjoyable cans around, but these deserve a place among the best money can buy without getting skinny. They are good mellow fellows.pdt.- Excuse me, if my English is not good enough. I hope this helps others to make their minds up.

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  5. James park cannon

    Ohh Yeah

    This is my first audiophile quality cans I have ever had and there was a learning curve I did not expect. First you have to sort of slide into the quality of sound. When I first put them on my immediate reaction was this is not the quality I expected, but I was wrong, way wrong. It took a few minutes for my ears to become acclimated(so to speak) with the quality. I was hearing things I never heard before and parts I know with detail I had never expected. Many songs, although the same song, were transformed into higher levels of artistry. Take your time and relearn your favorite music to fully enjoy these headphones. The other thing is they are actually louder than you think. The clarity of sound gives an illusion that you need to turn them up. Again after getting used to the clarity you find they are loud already.Discounting my initial reaction I give the sound quality 5 stars without hesitation. Build quality is apparent as well as soon as you pick them up and only gets better as you explore them. Every thing you touch is quality workmanship.Comfort is like the temperature. The less you think about it the more ideal it is. Once you put these on you forget they are there and appreciate the musical experience without being disturbed by the physical presence of the set.As a musician I have an intimate understanding of my own work. With this quality of sound I found I have not been as intimate as I thought I was. Nuances and subtleties stand out as in depth as artistic intent should be. Sometimes this comes with disappointment but that is the nature of art. One of my pieces, with these headphones and a little weed, has since become one of my proudest works. Without this quality I would never have heard what lie just below the surface of my own musical works.I am beyond satisfied with my purchase. Next step; tube amp to up the quality.

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  6. K. C. Norris

    Tried both versions and liked ver1 slightly more than equal to my HD-800, and these ver2 definitely better.

    Okay so for those who want it short and sweet: I blind auditioned the T1 version 1s against my HD-800 & HD-650 headphones with my wife. The primary sound chain was: PC/Win10/Foobar(no DSP applied)/iDSD Micro as DAC/Schiit Audio ASGARD2 Amp. We tried variations of DAC & amps as well, but this was what we based our decisions on the most. Consistently tallied-up the T1 first, followed VERY closely by the HD-800, with the HD-650 coming in a distant 3rd in all genres except blues, where it just sounded “right”. The T1s were more forgiving of file quality, audio mastering, and DAC/amp equipment chosen than the HD-800 without giving up much in detail or fullness. The only thing the T1 never came close in was size of soundstage. Where the HD-800 was huge regardless of music appropriateness, the T1 seems to morph larger or smaller depending on the recording it was rendering back. Sometimes a benefit, sometimes not, but always accurate. In short, if you want to just listen to music without fuss, the T1 is the clear winner. If you want to “tweak” for the ultimate in equipment synergy and specialized cables, then I can see where the HD-800 might achieve greater heights in audio fidelity…. Then I learned that we had been shipped the wrong headphones! Contacted the vendor who was responsive, and had the version2s over-nighted direct from Beyerdynamics. The new headphones came in. A less impressive case than the originals that arrived in a great metal presentation case. But the new headphones had an updated, REMOVABLE cable and just sound “better”. Absent was a tendency to get a little brash in the high end with certain tracks that would get outright sibilant with the HD-800. The HD-650 would smooth the same tracks out beautifully, but at the cost of more detail and richness than we would like. Don’t get me wrong. Outside of the HD-800 and T1s, (both versions) I had never heard a headphone that I enjoyed nearly as much as my HD-650s, and called them my best headphones for quite some time. They are still my 3rd favorites today, but the T1 versions are first now, with the HD-800 a close second.T1 selling points – Easy to drive even from a phone and sound great / 600 Ohm rating allows them to have an inky-black noise-free floor even on my most powerful amps at hi-gain. / Don’t need precise hardware combinations to produce good synergy for superior sound. / Still forgiving of sound files that the HD-800 might punish you for. / Feel & Look super-well made. /. 2nd version improves on the excellent sound of the original without dropping detail or richness of soundstage.Music auditioned: Asia, Kitaro, Holst, Planet P Project, Alan Parsons, Michael Jackson, Linked Horizon, Beethoven, Handel, Wagner, Moody Blues, ELP, Genesis, Robert Cray, Eric Clapton, Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk, Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, AC/DC, Deep Purple, Chesky Records, Daft Punk, Eddy Grant, Journey, Queen, Rachmaninov, Roger Waters, & Ravel.Auditions ranged over a 3 month span after an initial break-in of all headphones for a minimum of 500 hours each.

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  7. Virtuoso Fan

    Nice Complement to the Sennheiser HD800S

    I guess I’m somewhat of an audiophile and I say “somewhat” because there’s a limit to how much I will spend on high-end audio gear. There’s a law of diminishing returns on very expensive gear and one has to consider that very carefully when purchasing nice headphones such as this Beyerdynamic T1 2nd Generation and the Sennheiser HD800S, both of which I’ve purchased recently along with a Chord Electronics Hugo DAC/headphone amp. Sure there are even more expensive headphones and DACs but, after extensive research, I decided that these products will provide a lifetime of excellent quality sound.I had already purchased the Sennheiser HD800S and the Hugo which I’m extremely happy with. But I wanted a second headphone to use with the Hugo’s multiple headphone jacks to enjoy music together with my wife. I did not want to get another HD800S – not because of budgetary reasons (although that certainly had to be considered) but because I wanted something different. I did not want to spend more than what I did on the HD800S like on an Audeze LCD-3 or Stax SR-009. If possible, I wanted something that was as of a high quality as the HD800S but different and if it cost lower so much the better.So after looking at various offerings from reputable headphone vendors, I decided the T1 2g would fit the bill. My expectations weren’t as high for this set of headphones as I had for the HD800S. Based on the reviews I read, I expected it to be mellower, warmer and smoother than the HD800S, which has a reputation for being bright and brilliant. I personally prefer to hear more emphasis on the high-mids and treble so the HD800S was right up my alley and I wrote a detailed review of it as well. I absolutely love the HD800S but wanted something different that would be complementary.It’s quite interesting to hear the differences of high-end gear from different manufacturers and how they “voice” their products. I’ve noticed that all Sennheiser headphones and ear pieces have a certain voicing as do the headphones and IEMs from the likes of AKG, Sony, Klipsch, Shure and Jerry Harvey Audio. I also own the JH Audio Layla custom IEMs and the Shure SE846 for mobile usage. They all sound vastly different although they all sound good in their own ways. So the T1 2g definitely piqued my interest. After several weeks of “should I get this?” I finally ordered it.Without a doubt, it’s a completely different beast from the HD800S. Compared to the HD800S, the T1 2g is smoother in the high-mids, have a more accentuated low-mids, and a slightly “wider” yet diffused bass while retaining a very clear and silky high-end. As I had expected, it’s mellower and doesn’t have as great of a soundstage or the “3D” depth of the HD800S. If the soundstage can be drawn like the face of a clock, the T1 v2 certainly has the “width” from 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock but not quite the depth of noon setting to 6 o’clock.Going back and forth from the HD800S to the T1 v2 through the Hugo playing DSD and high-res FLAC files, the T1 v2 almost sounds muffled initially but the warmth and the smoothness quickly sound endearing because the highs are still very clear and I can still hear all the details I hear on the HD800S. Everything sounds a little different because the EQ curves of each respective headphone is different but it is about what I expected. I didn’t want another HD800S.I’d say the T1 2g is more comparable to the AKG K702 65th Anniversary Edition headphones that I’ve owned for some years and which I’ve now passed onto my son. The edges of the notes on a piano’s lower register are smoother while the HD800S exhibits a more “cutting” or defined quality. Some people pan the HD800S for this and say it’s too trebly and bright and that it causes ear fatigue. I can understand that but that has never bothered me. At the same time, the T1 2g’s smoothness is quite pleasant as well. The separation between the instruments is superb and I can still hear all the details.If I had to choose between the HD800S and the T1 2g I’ll go with the HD800S due to its greater clarity and soundstage depth but, fortunately, I don’t have to do that and I can take turns alternating between the two depending on my mood. For classical symphonic or concerto music with large orchestras (think Beethoven, Schubert, Wagner, Mahler, Dvorak, etc.), I’m inclined to go with the HD800S. For jazz and small ensemble kind of music I’m more than happy with the T1 2g. For rock, pop, metal and intimate folk kinds of music, either would be fine but I may very well choose the T1 2g for something like ‘Come Away With Me’ by Norah Jones. From an ambience viewpoint, the HD800S is more like hall reverb while the T1 2g is more like a warm room or chamber reverb.All in all, it’s a great set of headphones and I love it. It now has well over 200 hours of break-in time (as does the HD800S) and sounds exceptionally clear as well as having a very smooth character and warmth in the mids. For me, it’s a great complement to the HD800S and I’m more than happy to use it while my wife uses the HD800S through the Hugo DAC. If you’re in the market for only one, I do think you need to consider if you prefer “bright/brilliant” or “warm/mellow” before making a choice.

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  8. Michael

    IMO, the best flagship headphone people are not talking about.

    The T1’s are a bargain for 700.00. I am fortunate to own four flagship headphones. The HD800s, Focal Utopias, and the Sony MDR ZR1s, and the Beyerdynamic T1. IMO, for listening pleasure, only the Utopias better the T1’s. The best bass I have heard out of a headphone would be the LCD X. But, I prefer the Bass of the T1 2nd headphones. I doubt they are accurate, but they are fun and pleasing to listen to.I used to own a T1 1st gen in 2011, I believe. It was, and still is the only headphone to give me goose bumps. I believe the hairs on the back of my neck stood up. There was scene in Predator, where Dutch and his men were slithering down a hill… The bass was full bodied, deep, and powerful. I didn’t get this response with the T1 2nd gen bass, but was still enjoyable.I am currently using my T1 2nd gen headphone balanced. My headphone amp is the SPL Phonitor X. My DAC is the Shiit audio Yggorrasil.

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  9. Amazing Mr. X

    Very Disappointing.

    I’m not sure if my Jotunheim is just too weak to properly drive these or if they just sound as “colored” as they do by default, but considering their expense I don’t think they should sound this oddly recessed in certain tracks and tonally incorrect across the board. Increasing the volume beyond safe listening levels does improve them, and buying Beyer’s extra $145 balanced cable (yikes!) would theoretically allow me to shove more raw power from my amplifier into these things, but I can’t shake the feeling that these cans just don’t sound any better blowing my ears out than my old HD 598 SE headphones do at half the volume level. Not to mention that they cost nowhere near this kind of money. Frankly, I expect better from a premium product like this.After a month of unsatisfied fiddling with these things, I really just can’t see myself keeping them. Maybe the perfect amp in the right place, at the right time can work some special magic here, but none of my equipment is making them sound passable anytime soon. I doubt anyone else would have much more luck, either.

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