Title: A short analysis of the hardware
Author: Stefan von Gagern
Translated from the original German article
The iDX 160 iE is mainly interesting for iPhone owners.
The more expensive iDX variant is equipped with a wired remote control, which is worthwhile for iPhone and iPad owners. The flat cable which avoids annoying cable clutter is also worth mentioning. The design with glossy metal and aluminium is also perfect. Due to the ear tips in many sizes, everybody will find the perfect set of silicone ear tips which ensure isolation and good sound. The iDX is convincing in the entire frequency spectrum. Beyerdynamic equipped the headphones with powerful neodymium drivers and a neutral sound, whereas the iDX is the top model among three other model variants (Note from beyerdynamic: in total there are four variants), making it especially detailed and sounding like high end. Especially in the highs the iDX supplies many details which make acoustic recordings, classic or jazz sound lively.
Those, who prefer a more enhanced sound, may purchase an individual package for another 120 Euro.
We tested it and were pleased: Regarding secure fit, isolation and sound improvement, there is nothing better than the ear moulds for in ear headphones. The extra charge is worthwhile.
Rating: 1.2 (very good)