Beyerdynamic Tesla T1 Headphone Reviews

Headphone Details
Manufacturer Beyerdynamic Model Tesla T1
Headphone Type Open Circumaural Headband Type Single
Weight (g) 350 Driver Type Dynamic
Enclosure Material Other Isolation (dB) 0
Impedance (ohms) 600 Cable Length (cm) 274
Frequency Response (Hz) 5 - 50000  
Connector 6.5mm Street Price US$1295
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Average reviewer scores
Bass Extension 10.0 Bass Impact 8.0
Bass Quality 9.0 Mids Quality 7.0
Highs Quality 9.0 Soundstage 9.0
Detail 8.0 Portability 0.0
Isolation 0.0 Comfort 9.0
Durability 9.0 Improvement With Amplification 8.0
Value for Money 8.0    
Overall Score 8.5 Total Reviews 1

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Review by Member barun432 on 14 Nov 15  15:00
Individual review
Bass Extension10
Bass Impact8
Bass Quality9
Mids Quality7
Highs Quality9
Detail8
Comfort9
Durability9
Value8

The best full sized headphones I've ever owned up till now.

Bass- The most deepest bass I've ever heard. It goes way down. The bass itself is very smooth, not muffled sounding, precise and has a very good feel to it. The bass impact is the best I've heard in a full size headphone after the Fischer FA002 W (8 Stepped) headphones I had. But it is pretty much on par with the Westone 3. The bass quality of this headphone is very rich and has a very precise tonality.

Mids- These headphones have the mids which I found lacking in the Beyer DT990s. The 990s emphasize more on bass, in fact it has a bass impact which is more in quantity than the T1s but in quality it is nowhere close. But anyway the mids here are very accurate, the human voice and the guitars sound awesome with this headphone. The mids give the headphone the body of sound which lacks in most full sized headphones.


Highs- The highs are excellent in this headphone. The best I've heard in the dynamic driver technology. Although the HE5s I have, have a smoother high which can be a bit bright sometimes but I still like it. I believe that the orthodynamic headphones will always have faster details,greater transparency and smoother highs compared to a dynamic driver headphone due to the lack of grains. The T1s make string instruments, female high pitched voices sound very precise and crisp. You can feel that the person is singing or playing a violin in front of your face.


Sound stage and Imaging- Very accurate, doesn't colorize anything. Gives the right feel of a club, concert or recording studio and reveals the instruments and voices exactly in their respective positions which makes it a headphone with almost perfect imaging capabilities. You can even use a video example to confirm.


Detail- In case of instruments like the marimba, various percussion instruments and even oboes and French horns the impact made on the instrument by an object or an human finger can be felt precisely. You can almost understand and feel the mass of the object being played which is quite impressive. Lot of details get revealed in this headphone which cannot be revealed by Mid-Fi headphones ranging from $300-800. The angled drivers give speaker like experience which the HE5 lacks. It is almost like a out of the head experience but with innumerable details.


Amplification- Serious beef is required to amp these babies. It has max input capacity of 300M watts but still a powerful amp is required. I'm using the LD MKIII amp which gives 350M watts to a 600 Ohm headphone so it is able to drive them properly. I also use the Fiio E7 as the DAC from the source. The amping may not be the best but it is enough to get almost the best sound out of these cans. I prefer tube amps for these type of headphones although I want to give a SS amp called the Violectric V200 a serious try later.

Music Genre- Suitable for any genre.


Overall- It is not the best headphone in any particular department like the-

HD800- In sound stage
Stax- Sound stage, details and pace
LCD 2- Bass depth and impact.
Sony Qualia- Lightning fast details
Sony R10- Neutral sound
AKG K1000- Sound stage, tone and imaging

But it incorporates all the best features from all of these headphones and combines it in to one package. Value for money headphones. Definitely a keeper.

Beyerdynamic Tesla T1