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Beyerdynamic has totally outdone themselves with their flagship Tesla T1 reference audiophile headphones. The tonal balance is perfectly spot-on, the finesse and articulation is delicate as a black rose petal and the deep-space imaging competes with any high-end headphone available today.
The T1 presentation delivers a linear, pristinely detailed and slightly forward musical sound. The clean low bass response extends tautly without any trace of looseness or bloat. Transparent vocal midranges sound as focused and grain-free as we've heard in any headphone. Upper highs sing and soar in airy space just like the very best $10,000+ room speakers. Yep, the T1 is a headphone lover's headphone.
At the heart of the Beyerdynamic Tesla T1 performance is a patented driver assembly that measures a groundbreaking '1.2 Tesla' of magnetic flux density at the voice coil. Beyerdynamic engineered an extremely light coil with very few windings that enabled a similarly lightweight diaphragm, which translates to a transducer that can accelerate and stop incredibly fast to deliver remarkable musical prowess and responsiveness.
To further develop soundstage image resolution, Beyerdynamic placed the T1 drivers forward of the ear and slightly angled in order to more precisely mimic the way sound naturally approaches the ears. This helps the brain easily recognize a dimensional and wholly organic musical sound field. Hence, the T1 has masterful spatial imaging that when coupled with the superlative driver performance, reproduces the intensity of large-scale orchestral, symphonic and classical recordings in a completely effortless way. Live recordings in particular retain a room feel of 'being there' that's hard to quantify but quite exciting to hear.
The proprietary Tesla technology engineered by Beyerdynamic gives the T1 a big boost in overall efficiency for a 600 Ohm headphone. The T1 transducers achieve values of over '1.2 Tesla' of magnetic flux, in essence nearly doubling the volume potential versus traditional high-impedance 600 Ohm headphones.
The improved efficiency also gives the T1 deeper power reserves for fully dynamic, undistorted extension and true 'lossless' conversion of electrical audio signals into musical sound. The nearly weightless 600 Ohm voice coils within the T1 deliver a quick tone with a timbral transparency like no other dynamic driver, along with a near-perfect signal impulse fidelity.
The Beyerdynamic Tesla T1 goodness doesn't end with the sound quality. Its advanced materials science remain true to Beyer's understatedly Teutonic sense of style. The T1 has excellent wearing comfort as result of its featherweight woven aluminum earcups, wide leather headband and plush velour earpad cushions. The spacious circular earcups completely encircle the earlobes on most wearers. Durable extruded aluminum bails securely connect the earcups to the headband and adjust widely for a comfortable fit.
The classically elegant look of the Tesla T1 nicely accentuates its advanced technological achievements with every single component hand-selected via stringent QC analysis. Both ergonomically and sonically, we think the Tesla T1 is clearly Beyerdynamic's finest hour.
In order to get the best out of the Beyerdynamic T1, music lovers should dream-team the Tesla with a top headphone amp for fully maximized sound quality.
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