Beyerdynamic RSX700 review

These RF wireless headphones may be a wee bit on the chunky side, but they produce a detailed and open sound Tested at £160.00

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Our Verdict

A pleasure to listen to, but not quite as good as newer rivals

For

  • Open, detailed sound
  • dynamics
  • comfortable to wear

Against

  • A bit on the chunky side
  • need more punch and excitement

The Beyerdynamic RSX 700s are an extremely good, Award-winning pair of RF headphones. You get a simple, cigarette-holder-sized transmitter that can also double-up as a charger when you attach the headphones using the bundled cable.

The headphones look fairly snazzy and are comfortable to wear, but they feel rather plasticky and the casework echoes when you click the buttons on the cups.

It's also worth pointing out that, like the Sennheiser RS160s, these Beyerdynamics have a range of ‘only' 20m. That's unlikely to matter to many listeners, but bears mention.

Of course, it's the sound that really counts, and its here that the RSX 700s have always impressed. Play The Mother from The Road soundtrack, and they respond with a balanced, detailed and flowing delivery.

All-in-all they're a pleasure to listen to, but they can't quite muster the punch and overall excitement of the Sennheiser RS 180s. That's why they have to go down to four stars.

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Specifications

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General Information

Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.beyerdynamic.de/international/
Brand NameBeyerdynamic
Product SeriesRSX
Product TypeHeadphone
ManufacturerBeyerdynamic
Manufacturer Part NumberRSX700
Product NameBeyerdynamic RSX700
Product ModelRSX 700

Technical Information

Sound ModeStereo
Minimum Frequency Response20 Hz
Wireless Operating Distance20 m
Connectivity TechnologyWireless
Wireless TechnologyRF
Impedance10 Kilo Ohm
Maximum Frequency Response20 kHz

Earpiece

Earpiece DesignOver-the-head
Earpiece TypeBinaural
Driver Size40 mm

Physical Characteristics

Form FactorEar-cup
Weight Approximate65 g

Interfaces-Ports

Host InterfaceMini-phone