The T 70 and T 70 p headphones from beyerdynamic: Tesla quality in a new price range
20. June 2011
Heilbronn, June 2011: To drive the top class without saving for years. That's what lovers of classic automobile marques dream about, just like the sound enthusiasts who see their dreams realised in the Tesla headphones from beyerdynamic. The circle of those who can afford this luxury has now grown: the T 70 und T 70 p. They make the high-end technology of the top T 1 and T 5 p models accessible for the first time in the price range below €500.
The Heilbronn audio specialist compiles a series of design measures under the Tesla name that lend the earphones extraordinary effectiveness and especially balanced sound at the same time. The two new models utilise these advantages in different ways: the T 70, with a nominal impedance of 250 ohm, is optimally matching the home stereo system, where, due to its effective functionality, it impresses with an unlimited richness in detail, even at low volumes.
Thanks to its low impedance of 32 ohm, the T 70 p is especially suited for mobile use. Its high sound pressure level allows it to compensate for the fundamental power weaknesses of MP3 players, smart phones and tablet PCs. As Tesla headphones, it can deal with volumes that wearers of conventional headphones can only dream of. With its balanced frequency response, powerful bass and clear highs, it clearly differentiates itself from its little brother T 50 p with mini Tesla drivers, and transports the sound experience in the direction of the T 5 p mobile reference headphones.
Both variants of the T 70 are closed, the ear pads completely enclose the ears, which dampens ambient sounds and is experienced as particularly pleasant. Nothing disturbs the listening pleasure of the wearer who can fully submerge into the sound world of his Tesla headphones. Headband and ear pads made of soft as velvet Detex textile, a skin-friendly microvelour, have a temperature-balancing effect and a ergonomic fit that allows hours of fatigue-proof listening. While other beyerdynamic models already feel comfortable, the wearing comfort here is like being in the back seat of a chauffeur-driven luxury limousine.
However, not only the interior is convincing. High quality exterior materials also mark the special status of each set of Tesla headphones: yokes and decorative rings are manufactured from solid, anodised aluminium. The ear cups are varnished in a sophisticated three-layer process until they take on a basalt grey shimmer. Depending upon the incidence of light, their colour changes from dark violet to mud tones, similar to an exclusive automotive paint with pearl effect.
Like all premium headphones from beyerdynamic, the two new innovations are also produced by hand at the Heilbronn location. The delivery package includes a practical carrying bag and a specially designed connection cable. With the T 70 it is 3 metres long and ends with a gold-plated 3.5 mm jack plug including a threaded adapter for 6.35 mm sockets. The portable version has a shorter cable (1.2 metre) with an angled 3.5 mm plug for easier connection to portable devices. An inflight adapter is also supplied. The owner of a T 70 p can thus enjoy superb Tesla sound anywhere and at all times.
Available as of July 2011 from qualified dealers and directly from the manufacturer: www.beyerdynamic.com.
Recommended retail price T 70 and T 70p: € 449,00
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|Technical Data||T 70 / T 70p|
|Frequency Response||5 Hz - 40,000 Hz|
|Impedance||250 Ω (T 70) / 32 Ω (T 70 p)|
|Nominal SPL||102 dB (1 mW/ 500 Hz)|
|Nominal THD||<0.1% (1 mW / 500 Hz)|
|Power handling capacity|
|Max. SPL||125 dB (200 mW / 500 Hz)|
|Sound coupling to the ear||circumaural|
|Ambient noise attenuation||18 dB|
|Headband pressure||2.8 N|
|Weight without cable||330 g|
|Cable||3 m (T 70) / 1.2 m (T 70 p) / single-sided|
|Connector||gold vaporised mini stereo jack plug (3.5 mm) & 1/4" adaptor (6.35 mm)|
|accessories||carrying case (T 70/T 70 p) inflight adaptor (T 70 p)|