Think Beyerdynamic and you’ll likely imagine audiophile-grade over-ears like the excellent DT 770 Studio/Pro revered by sound engineers, or the equally talented Amiron Wireless. But until today true wireless headphones were not found in their catalog.
Beyerdynamic didn’t want to rush things, but the long-awaited debut of the historic audio brand’s true wireless headphones is finally here, and refreshingly, they don’t look like any of the best noise-canceling headphones at all. from the market; nor do they bear a passing resemblance to Apple’s AirPods Pro.
As you can see, the new headphones aim to marry Beyerdynamic’s beloved premium sound quality with a design concept reminiscent of a classical guitar pick. And honestly, it’s nice to see something original, unique and a little rock n roll – all designed and developed in Heilbronn, Germany.
Along with the strong aesthetic, you get active noise cancellation, large 10mm drivers (however, each earcup weighs a relatively substantial 7g), the latest aptX Adaptive and AAC codecs, plus a transparency mode so that you can go from soundscape immersion to meaningful conversation with a simple tap of a headset.
Beyerdynamic didn’t skimp on accessories either; Buyers can choose from five different silicone earcups designed by the acoustic experts at Beyerdynamic to ensure the best fit possible, plus three additional memory foam earcups intended for sports activities – and the Free Byrd is splash resistant. IPX4.
The Free Byrd’s speech intelligibility during phone calls or meetings must also be of the highest quality, thanks to Qualcomm’s dual-mic cVc technology in each headset.
You’re also getting Google Fast Pair, and gamers will be able to deploy Free Byrd’s low-latency mode, which promises seamless synchronization between picture and sound.
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Arguably the most exciting feature here is Free Byrd’s support for Beyerdynamic’s updated MIY app. “MOSAYC – Attention to Detail with Mimi Sound Customization” (yes, that’s a long name) starts with a two-minute listening test, then adjusts the sound and settings inside the headphones, adapting them to the profile of hearing of each user.
Elsewhere, there’s something Beyer is calling a “Light Guide System” that helps facilitate different user operations (like Bluetooth pairing, say) using different-colored LEDs.
The Beyerdynamic Free Byrd is also impressive for juice, offering a competitive battery life of up to 11 hours on a single charge – although how many charges can be taken from the case is not specified. Speaking of charging, the earbuds can be stored in their cradle/compact charging case at any time, powered by USB-C (which supports Qi wireless charging) with a 10-minute quick charge, giving you up to 70 minutes of enjoyment. auditory.
The Beyerdynamic Free Byrd True Wireless Headphones come in black or gray and are available from today, priced at $249 (about £207, AU$365), which is a little hot considering retail. of Apple’s AirPods 3 for $179 / £169 / AU$279, but then again, this is Beyerdynamic – and only to look in these things…
We cannot guarantee the sound yet. But beware of this space…