Where form meets function

So in order to balance our coverage and love for Sennheiser headphones, we bring forth an alternative to the excellent Sennheiser HD-25-II which we covered in detail recently. Today, we look at its major competitor – the Beyerdynamic DT 1350.

Reader will note major similarities in design between the HD-25-II and the DT 1350; both feature similar articulating ear cups and split articulating head bands that open and close on the head for comfort. Both are sealed and can withstand day to day movements from walking to running. Most importantly, both headphones look great on and off the wearer.

Differences between the two come in with sound signature. For those not familiar with the Beyerdynamic sound, you will be more than pleased with the offering. The strength is in the solid mids and highs. While both headphones offer very strong and rich bass, the Beyerdynamic gives just a bit more on the mids and highs which many listeners may prefer. For those who will be using them to watch films or TV on your laptop while traveling, the “imaging” of the sound that the DT 1350 provides is reported, by some, to be a step up. That could make a world of difference when watching films with a strong soundtracks.

More importantly, for travelers, the Beyerdynamic DT 1350’s ear cups fold flat for storage in the included travel case. This is a huge win for road warriors as protection is key. Price-wise, the DT 1350 comes in at $299. I mentioned in my last review that for this category of headphone that $200 was the sweet spot.

Truthfully, the Beyerdynamic DT 1350 is compelling enough for me to change my opinion. Well worth a sound check from your local audio shop.

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