From Headphone Bar: *update - in stock & the adjustable ports really work well. Feels very well made, not luxurious, but certainly built to last. Perfect size so they're comfy and have plenty of room for your ears, but are small enough and fit close enough to the head that you'd have no problem wearing them out of the house. 5' cable.
For most people, this is ta great do-it-all headphone.
Their innovative design incorporates ports in the rear of each earcup and a sliding cover. By uncovering more ports you retune the headphone to provide more bass and an airier sound. If you want max isolation, just cover the ports. A bit more bass, slide it open a touch. With good isolation (-no batteries to change or electronics to fail, unlike noise cancellation phones), user adjustable bass response and the best construction/build quality available at this price, these will fit the needs of many listeners.
You can customize the appearance by buying new trim pieces and replacing the stock ones. There are a variety of accessories being rolled out very gradually, including different cables, a gaming mic, trim plates and shields with different designs.
Headfonia.com - They like them alot.
From Beyerdynamic: The CUSTOM series represents an entirely new concept which transforms the experience of listening to music via headphones into an interactive event. Thanks to CUSTOM sound, CUSTOM style and the CUSTOM cable, the headphones can be adapted at any given time to any given requirements – providing an all-in-one solution for almost any scenario.
CUSTOM ONE PRO is a professional headphone for studio and home applications. A special feature of this headphone is the changeable sound which can be selected in four stages from an analytical sound to a rich, full bass via the “CUSTOM Sound Slider” bass reflex vents at the housing shells. Another property of these “CUSTOM Sound Slider” feature is the more they are closed, the more they attenuate ambient noise considerably. The versatile design with replaceable accessories gives the headphone a special individuality. By purchasing coloured covers, rings, ear and headband pads the user can change the look of the headphone at any time. The single-sided cable is a plug-in type with a gold-plated mini jack plug (3.5 mm). It is available in different versions and lengths for most various applications. The movable yokes and adjustable headband of spring steel allow a perfect fit for each head size. Soft, replaceable ear and headband pads ensure a pleasant comfort of wearing.
|Headphone design (operating principle)||Closed|
|Headphone impedanceAlso known as nominal impedance. The impedance is the AC resistance of the coils of loudspeakers and headphones in ohms. Since impedance depends on the frequency, it is always specified at a frequency of one kilohertz.||16 ohms|
|Headphone frequency responseThe frequency response specifies the highest and lowest frequencies reproduced by the acoustic transducer of the headphones.||5 Hz - 35,000 Hz|
|Nominal sound pressure levelThe acoustical level, the headphone transducer produces to an artificial ear (a measurement device, which simulates a human ear) with an input power of 1 mW (dB/mW @ 1 kHz).||96 dB|
|ConstructionSound coupling to the ear. A differentiation is made between supraaural headphones, circumaural headphones and in-ear headphones.||Circumaural (around the ear)|
|Cable & plug||Detachable cable – various connectors available|
|Net weight without packaging||280 g|
Posted by Robert on 5th Dec 2012
A few months ago i purchased beats by dre pro and in 2 weeks flat they stopped working. I mean they sounded good, but compared to these headphones they are nothing. I highly recommend these headphones to anyone looking to buy stylish headphones that are lightweight, cheap, and sound better than any other headphone in this price range. I would buy these now before the trend catches on and they become sold out!
Posted by Greg B. on 4th Nov 2012
Keep in mind though, these need ample time to burn in.
They have a nice, thick sound, with a slight airyness to them.
They shine most with Hip-Hop, Rock, Electronic music.
The third setting, in which they arrive in the box in, is pretty much the sweet spot for most of my listening.
It's like getting four headphones in one. A real bargain.
The mids are slightly recessed, and the highs aren't too bright.
The bass isn't too loose or bloated, still remains punchy while extending pretty low.
A very fun listen, so don't expect a reference style of listening. Although it's capable on the first and second settings for a more reference, flat sound signature.
Best bang for the buck, in my opinion.
Considering they're made in Germany, they're customizable in regards to both sound and appearance, they're built like a tank, they have a detachable cord, and are extremely comfortable.
They are a fun, addictive listen.
So much, in fact, that I've pretty much retired my trusty Sennheiser HD-25 1-II's.
They're also easily driven by portable devices.
How can you lose?