On The Decembrists “Isn’t It A Lovely Night” [The Hazards of Love, Kill Rock] we have a complex mix that shows excellent instrumental separation. The vocals, guitar and pedal steel sound as if each has its own channel directly to your ear. Bass is nicely balanced, though a little lacking in “pop”.
While the comfort factor of the T5p’s is good, it isn’t their strength either. The ear pressure is just about perfect—not so strong as to give a clamped feel, but also not so loose that you’re afraid to move or dance. The headband padding does seem too narrow and firm, leading to a pressure point on the top of the skull. You can shift the band to address this.
The T5p's come in a felt carrying case geared for portable use. The attached cable is 1.2 meters long and terminated with a genuine Neutrik angled mini-plug. Other accessories include a phone plug adapter, an in-flight adapter, and a 3 meter extension cable for home use.
Beyerdynamic’s T5p is a special mobile headphone that focuses on clarity, resolution and low distortion rather than big bass or searing treble. Some will want a mobile headphone that is warmer sounding, smaller or that offers active noise cancellation. But musicians will probably love it.
Beyerdynamic T5p Headphones
Accessories: Felt carrying case,1/4" phone plug adapter, in-flight adapter, and 10' (3 meter) extension cable.
Weight: 12.5 oz.
Sensitivity: 102 dB (1 mw input)
Impedance: 32 ohms