Title: Always the best sound
Author: Jan Hoffmann
Translated from the original German article
When using mobile phones or when being on the move you also want to enjoy a real good sound. This is exactly what the new Byron series from beyerdynamic provides.
At present this series includes three models. The Byron is a wired in-ear headphone, which is available at a very reasonable price of 50 Euro with a remote control optimised for Android devices. In contrast to this the Byron BT and BTA models operate with Bluetooth – thus they are wirelessly connected with the appropriate device – and provide an extremely high comfort of wearing as well as an excellent sound, whereas the BTA also supports the AAC codec and is also the top of the series.
All three models give a very noble and subtle impression when they are first unpacked. After all, looks play a part as well, apart from that the good durability is not unimportant. All three models come with a smart case for storage and three pairs of eartips – the latter is important so that the listener can optimally adapt the earphone to one’s ears making the in-ear headphones optimally unfolding their sound.
With the beyerdynamic Byron BT, you do not just purchase better sound, but also a significantly expanded freedom of movement - because this In-Ear headphone connects via Bluetooth to appropriate devices and so you do not even have to carry this device with you, but can move freely in the room. The connection, however, is no more than five to ten metres, but that is more than enough to move around in the room or apartment. Should the connection fail, the headphone will search for the device and reconnects automatically when it is within reach. Very convenient.
This is where the optimal position of the headphone is of course even more important, in addition, there are so-called "ear hooks " included, with which you can additionally secure the small buttons in the auricle. Especially when you wear the headphone for sporting activities they are a useful security. The pairing with Bluetooth devices, by the way, is very easy and done within one minute. With later applications the devices recognise each other. The remote control works with Android and iOS devices, very convenient. Especially those who use the new iPhones, which do not have a headphone connection anymore, will be happy about the new Bluetooth Byrons. The three in-line buttons allow you not only to start and change the volume, but also to accept or reject calls, to step through the songs, or to mute the microphone during a telephone call.
On the whole, the Byron BT is as simple as a wired headphone, but it offers clearly more comfort of wearing and freedom of movement and is compatible with more different devices. By the way a USB cable is used for charging directly on the remote control either via a computer or an appropriate USB adapter. Apart from that a normal charging cable, as it is supplied with smartphones, will do as well. By the way charging from 0 to 100% only takes two hours, the charge lasts about seven hours – sounds good, doesn’t it? By the way: It is quite cool that the earphone housings are magnetic. So when you take them out of your ears you can put them together in front of your throat - then you wear them like a necklace. Very smart, someone was thinking ahead.
The new Byron series from beyerdynamic is convincing right away, and if you just want to replace the supplied headphones of your smartphone and look for good sound, comfort and solid manufacturing, the Byron Wired is the right choice for you. You receive a real good sound at a very reasonable price. Those who prefer the comfort of a wireless headphone or who have a device without headphone socket can choose between the two Byron BT and BTA models which feature a great design and manufacture and which can be comfortably worn and sound really great. The exquisite BTA is a little but up in all categories – whether you want to pay the extra price, you should decide when comparing the sound. I am definitely delighted, the Byron BT and the wired model provide a real great sound at a fair price. It is strongly recommended to try it out.