Beyerdynamic has just announced an exciting new addition to their line of hi-res headphones, but in a smaller, more compact form. Meet Beyerdynamic Xelento Hi-Res in-ear monitors.
New Release: Beyerdynamic Xelento Hi-Res In-Ear Monitors
These high resolution in-ear headphones feature durable metal housing units, MMCX connections, and a detachable braided cable with an in-line mic and controller (a simple cable is also available).
When it comes to sound Xelento employs Beyerdynamic’s signature Tesla technology which provides the utmost stellar of audio quality in some of their most profound headphones (T1 and T5p). If you aren’t sure what “Tesla technology” is, it is basically the latest system used by the German audio company that is distinguishes itself by a very powerful magnetic driver, clean sound reproduction with a very low degree of total harmonic distortion.
Beyerdynamic Xelento reaches an impressive frequency response of 8 to 48,000 Hertz. Speaking on creating the audiophile-friendly earbuds, Beyerdynamic developer Oliver Schaal said, “In-ears normally have a weakness in the high-frequency range. Frequencies above 8 kHz are reproduced too quietly. Added to this, there are narrow peaks in the range between 5 and 8 kHz, to which the ear responds in an especially sensitive way. This gives rise to unpleasant sharpness and distortions. We have addressed this problem in Xelento remote with a specially developed high-frequency resonator, which expands the frequency response upwards and reduces the undesirable peaks at the same time.”
Further explaining the sound signature, Schaal continued, “We boosted the level slightly in order to emphasize singing voices and lead instruments. Moreover, the range between 200 and 800 Hz is very finely balanced. This is where the warmth and fullness of sound is found but also the ‘muddy’ or ‘flabby’ sensation. What’s important is to find the happy medium. This comes from experience, just like cooking. Too much spice spoils the food, too little and the dish remains bland. To take the metaphor further: the Xelento remote is quite artfully seasoned.”
Beyerdynamic Xelento will be available February 2017 for about $1066 USD. Xelento will make it first appearance at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada in January.