Beyerdynamic T70P

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The T70 response curves at Innerfidelity show a large peak in the highs from 8 to 9 khz that I wonder about. The rest of the curve looks really good, so if anyone has a comment on the audibility of that response in the highs, that would be interesting, especially given that Beyerdynamic is saying it's replacing the DT-770.
 

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Well I have taken the plunge and decided to buy these. I have been looking online and the best price I can see for them new is about £430.00. The ones I have bought are about 6 months old, hardly used and managed to get them for just over £200.00 so pretty much a bargain.

I specifically wanted the 32 Ohm so I can drive them from my iPad when I am away on business...and the fact they are closed back makes them good for commuting on the train.

I will let you guys know what they are like when I have lived with them for a while and given them a good run out.
 

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Hi Jason,

I was wondering what your thoughts were on the T70p after a couple of weeks with them? It sounds like you got one heck of a bargain there! I noticed that you can get them delivered from Beyerdynamic directly for £50 less than anything in rip off Britain, what annoys me the most is that America gets them for £70 cheaper again, how does that make sense coming from Germany?! Damn UK TAX... Anyway, I digress.

It seems like you and I are on similar missions at the moment, following the same DAC/amp and now the same headphones. Do you think that you would recommend the T70p for £400?

PS. I put some info about the Yulong D100 for you in your DAC post.
 

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Hi Quadpatch,

I don't have them at the moment, but hopefully they will be arriving over the next couple of days. as soon as I have spent some with them I will let you know what they are like.

Personally I'm not sure whether I would spend £400 on them.....or I would certainly be trying them against the AudioTechnica 1000X before I spent that sort of money. However for £160.00 I really couldn't go wrong with them.....I have heard that they are very neutral headphones and don't leak any sound or extremely little.

Will let you know more once I've got them.

Im also know looking at the Hlly MkIV DAC which also handles 24/96kHz over USB.
 

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£160!!... That's just insanely good!! £160?!?!?!... Yes please do report back when you have them, I am very curious! Hey if you don't get on with the T70p you can always sell them to me for £160 :).

I thought the Audio Technica W1000X's were not very good at isolation, or am I mixing them up with something else? My Denon AH-D7000 are certainly rubbish despite being closed but thank god I was won over by the sound :p.

Interesting to hear about another DAC/amp unit too, although doesn't sound as epic as the Yulong from the first couple of reviews that I found. What did you think of the D100 mkII?
 

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quadpatch said:
£160!!... That's just insanely good!! £160?!?!?!... Yes please do report back when you have them, I am very curious! Hey if you don't get on with the T70p you can always sell them to me for £160 :).

I thought the Audio Technica W1000X's were not very good at isolation, or am I mixing them up with something else? My Denon AH-D7000 are certainly rubbish despite being closed but thank god I was won over by the sound :p.

Hi Quadpatch,

Yep that's what I thought and really had to buy them as I was looking for a pair of closed back headphones that leak ver little sound as well as have good isolation from outside noise. These were second hand....about 6 months old maximum and have been very well lokked after. I took delivery of them yesterday and spent most of yesterday and last night listening to them...so here are my initial impressions.

these are an exceedingly well built pair of headphones with a comfortable fit on the head and sliding adjustment of the headband to allow the cups to sit over the ear. They have a very weighty feel to them (but not heavy), which is more than likely down to the Tesla drivers they use in these headphones.......I believe the magnets are some of the heaviest you can get.

The sound is indeed very neutral and has a good sound depth. These are supposed to be an improvement over the DT series offering a more transparent sound. I haven't heard the DT series headphones, but can definately confirm the the sound is transparent.

Having owned the Denon AHD2000 previously I found the bass of the Denon's to be a little Bloated and that mids could be fatiguing. The bass of the T70p is excellent not bloated at all but more of a low frequency thump.....these are not for Bass Heads, but for me they have the right amount of Bass when its there alongside controlled mids and treble.

the main reason I bought the 70p is I wanted something that was easy to drive and didnt leak sound.....they score high on both of these counts. There is some sound leakage at higher volumes, but no where near as much of the Denons. At 32ohm they are also a very easy headphone to drive.....they sound good straight out of an iPad with Apple Lossless and AIFF files, however sound even better when driven from my Laptop with either my uDAC2 headphone Amp/DAC or Musical Fidelity XCANV2.

These are definately a Keeper for me and will get used extensively for listening when commuting and also at home when I need no sound leakage (unlike my modified Grado's). I probably would have paid £400.00 for them if I had to, although I would probably be still considering them at that price (I got an excellent deal so it was a no brainer really).

I would be interetsed to find out how they compare to the 1000X, but at the moment I dont think I need the 1000X as well as these.

Hope that helps mate and let me know what you decide.
 

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Thanks a lot for the great review Jason! I'm jealous as hell but really glad you got what you wanted in the end!! The T70p's are now firmly on my list for next headphone. I wont be making my mind up any time soon though as the DAC is my next priority now, I just bought a pair of V-Moda Crossfade M-80s too so I will give it a rest for now!

I noticed from some reviews that the T5p's are also closed back and with good isolation. They are priced about the same as the T1 which is pretty insane as there are not too many good isolation headphones at this level. TO be honest if I couldn't get a similar deal to you on the T70p I might be tempted to save up for either the T5p or the T1 or the Sennheiser HD700. I know the latter two are open back but lets face it I wouldn't take them out on the street :p.

I thought it was interesting that you said you would use the T70p on a commute. That's one heck of a big headphone to wear in public, flipping cool though, I thought they look really pretty actually. I don't think I will even wear the M-80's outside because it's not really my thing but if I ever do listen to music on the go it will be them.
 

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quadpatch said:
Thanks a lot for the great review Jason! I'm jealous as hell but really glad you got what you wanted in the end!! The T70p's are now firmly on my list for next headphone. I wont be making my mind up any time soon though as the DAC is my next priority now, I just bought a pair of V-Moda Crossfade M-80s too so I will give it a rest for now!

I noticed from some reviews that the T5p's are also closed back and with good isolation. They are priced about the same as the T1 which is pretty insane as there are not too many good isolation headphones at this level. TO be honest if I couldn't get a similar deal to you on the T70p I might be tempted to save up for either the T5p or the T1 or the Sennheiser HD700. I know the latter two are open back but lets face it I wouldn't take them out on the street :p.

I thought it was interesting that you said you would use the T70p on a commute. That's one heck of a big headphone to wear in public, flipping cool though, I thought they look really pretty actually. I don't think I will even wear the M-80's outside because it's not really my thing but if I ever do listen to music on the go it will be them.

No problem mate :) just listening to A bit of Metallica through them at the moment :)

To be honest they are actually not that big....I would say they were chunky, rather than big.....also don't forget the are 32ohm, come with a moulded right angled 3.5mm plug and also have a adapter to use on aircraft the cable is also only about 1 meter long...so I would say they were more aimed at mobile use than static home use.

I have read a few reviews on the T5 and people have said that they prefer the sound of the T70p rather than T5....however the T5 and T1 do have the angles Tesla Drivers.

At the end of the day it comes down to preference I suppose.....but the T70's Definately hit the mark for me :)
 

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Hi Jason

I just stumbled onto this forum while looking for new headphones.

Do you still have the name of the seller?

My T70p headphones got stolen at the office around the time you bought them.

If those are my headphones I'would like to confront the bastard.
 

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They are very good indeed, although I slightly prefer the DT990 as they are a tad more natural sounding.

hope you catch the thief by the way.
 

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