Title: beyerdynamic T 5 p Practical Test
Author: Fritz Schwerdtfeger
Translated from the original German article
There is only one sentence needed to summarise the quintessence of this test: beyerdynamic has achieved to build a headphone that combines the smooth wealth of a closed headphone with the free, spacious play of an open headphone so authentic and confident that it can be really referred to as outstanding.
The T 5 p convinces with its high-quality workmanship, selected materials and its finely balanced, dynamic playing style. With the T 5 p beyerdynamic manages to create a closed headphone with the properties of an open headphone, which is quick, agile and defined like a young Olympic athlete.
Its dynamic, cultivated and open style of play can be rather found in more expensive and large-caliber open headphones, which are, however, entirely unsuitable for listening on the go. In contrast to this, the T 5 p applies no pressure to players due to its high efficiency and low impedance. While the open beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO pushed the powerful Astell & Kern AK 380 to its maximum level performance, there were enough reserves left with the T 5 p that could be well used for quieter, classical pieces.
All in all, with the second generation of the T 5 p, beyerdynamic, the headphone specialist from Heilbronn makes it clear that the musical enjoyment on a reference level is also possible when you are on the go. At first it is quite painful that this enjoyment costs 1,190 Euro, but acceptable, because quality has its price and in addition to this the beyerdynamic T 5 p rewards you with an immense harmony, no matter where you are.