Beyerdynamics T70p review

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Summary
The T70ps are very fast headphones with an excellent balance separation and depth, and they have a V shaped curved like the 770s, but with balanced but slightly less bass. While they’re competent headphones from an engineering perspective, their discomfort and excess highs make these headphones fatiguing to listen to, even for someone who likes bright headphones.

Note: using the equalizer and toning down the highs, it’s significantly better. It turns into a very balance set of headphones, but the comfort issue still was a problem.

Quality and comfort

The T70ps are insanely light headphones that are relatively comfortable. My two issues with the headphones are:

Headband – The headband seems to exert some pressure on the top of my head, and I can feel discomfort at the top

Cup depth – The cups are not very deep, so my ears are touching the drivers, which end up running hot after a bit

Despite being lighter, the DT 770s just feel a lot more comfortable, but the problems above may not apply to you.

I wish the cables were detachable, but it’s a minor complaint. The headphone design is one of the sleekest coming out of Beyer, and yes, the plastic cups and parts do feel cheaper than other metal headphones, but it feels sturdy enough that the weight saved is worth it.

 

Sound

I like bright headphones, but these were just way too much. I thought most people were exaggerating the treble because majority of the people do not like bright headphones, but I have to say, they were right.

The T70Ps are essentially a V shaped headphone, similar to the DT 770s but even lighter on the bass, and treble is bumped up. The soundstage is big enough for closed headphones, and it makes an excellent tradeoff between soundstage width and depth. It’s wide enough to hear everything with clarity even during busy parts of the music, but there’s enough depth to be considered musical.

Bass may be low, but I think it’s definitely enough for non bass heads like me. The only issue is that it becomes overwhelmed by the treble so it’s perceived as little, but I think it’s definitely enough for people who are happy with balanced bass.

 Also, the Tesla technology makes a huge difference. The headphones are insanely efficient, and they are fast in the sense that there doesn’t seem to be any lag time in reproducing frequencies.

 

Music section
Giorgio by Moroder – Daft Punk
  • 00:00 – 00:36 – The most noticeable first impression is the clarity. The chatter in the background, the bass lines and drums and synth all sound very clear. His voice is present, but not the center of attention.
  • 00:36 – 1:08 – Bass is adequate but on the lighter side. Definitely less than the dt 770, the highs are definitely more present and forward in the sense that it will be the main instrument you hear without focusing on it. Clarity is still present.
  • 6:58 – 7:30 – Again, treble is the main focus. Bass is enough, but the treble bump makes it feel a lot less. Clarity is still present, the drivers sound very effortless in reproducing everything (thanks to the Tesla coils). There’s some depth to the soundstage, but it doesn’t resonate like HD650s.
Tom Sawyer – Rush
  • 00:00 – 00:50 Very similar story as above. Clarity and separation are present, but highs are a little too dominant and in your face.
Come Away with Me – Norah Jones
  • 00:00 -1:00 The hissing sound is overwhelming in this recording due to the treble bump. Her voice doesn’t have the thicker texture from warmer headphones, and the piano and background instruments keep interrupting the experience as opposed to complimenting her voice.
Four seasons L’estate III Presto – Vivaldi (Pavel)
  • 00:00 – 00:44 Violin attacks are nice and sharp, and there’s enough depth to make the low end sound substantial, but again, the highs are a little too much.
  • 00:45 -1:04 Pavel’s aggressiveness feels emphasized with the bumped treble.
  • 1:05 – 1:20 – Every part can be heard clearly, and the depth is surprisingly decent despite how busy this part is.
Count Bubba – Gordon Goodwin
  • 00:00 – 00:41 Separation is solid as usual, but too much treble takes away from the impressiveness of the headphones.
  • 1:10 – 1:39 This section sounds very clean, which I absolutely love. It’s clean, but not dry like the AKG 550s.
 Closing thoughts
  • vs dt770s, I think the 770s are much more fun headphones, despite its technical limitations.
  • For EQ, based on frequency response graphs, I toned down everything for 2k+ hz by about -3db+-1, and it was significantly better.
  • After EQ, I still thought the dt 770s were much more musical headphones. The T70ps sounded clearer and balanced, so it’s probably good for mixing, but I found that the bass boost and resonance in the 770s were much more exciting to listen to.

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