The T50p's win in the 2012 awards is something of a mystery to myself and most other "headphones first" audiophiles I have spoken to on the matter. Putting aside the conflicting reviews from every corner on whether or not they're better than the HD25s, one thing that is for sure is that the Beyerdynamic DT1350 is this T50p's successor in all but name and from every objective standpoint sounds a lot better. Coupled with the improved design and roughly identical pricing, surely the 1350s were a more deserving victor?
I've just bought a new pair of T50Ps.
The sound from them is incredible.
Firstly do they need any running in?
Secondly, I'm hearing some hiss on a number of albums on my various iPods.
I record everything in AIFF format, so the sound quality is excellent.
Could this be a result of poor recordings or an issue with my iPods?
Yes, they'll benefit from some running in. I've used these headphones a lot and never encountered any problems with hiss on my iPad/iPhone.
I loved my Beyerdynamic DT231s, but had since upgraded to AKG's K242 HD headphones.
After reading the glowing reviews on several sites and in your magazine, I bought a pair, then after a few days listening/run-in I sent them back.
I found them to be massively fussy with regard to placement due to a miniscule sweet spot. If you weren't in this sweet spot then performance plumeted off a cliff edge. I couldn't live with this.
I think I'm still going to get some new Beyerdynamic headphones, as I'm not that happy with the AKGs, perhaps the DT770 Pro's (250 ohms).
No, that was not a problem we experienced JTD.
Looks nice, very nice review.
Other reviews mention a lack of cohesion to the sound of these headphones (as in the treble feels disjointed from the bass). Did you experience this in your review process at all? I think these look great quality and really appeal to me were it not for that review!
Thank you very much Andy.
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