Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Custom Sound Slider to change the sound anytime (closed, semi open, open design)
- Customizable Style: easily change color of the headband, ear pads, ear cups plates design, detachable cable... Crazy or Cool … Style and look!
- New Velocity Drivers at 16 ohm, suitable for smart phone, ipad, tablets, home audio or pro audio devices
- Variable Noise Reduction, adjust the Sound Slider for deeper bass and block out noises, or adjust to hear just a little ouside sound, you design it!
- Quality. Made in Germany. Two year warranty by beyerdynamic USA
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Custom One Pro is just the beginning of a complete new product family from beyerdynamic "Custom Series". The first truly customizable and interactive headphone in the world. The end user can change the sound, the style and the application any time after the purchase. Custom One Pro is the first model in the series for 2012. Designed and crafted in Germany by beyerdynamic for Pro Users, Consumers and Prosumers. Use with portable and professional devices. One headphone many applications. Change the sound, the style and the look. The CUSTOM series is one-of-a-kind, as it allows you to redesign and re-engineer your headphones at any time, making them the perfect match for whatever the situation or your mood demands. This is truly a product for the new headphone 2.0 generation.
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The price/performance ratio is pretty sweet with this pair of cans. The removable audio cable is a nice touch, and the customization options available are awesome. But the killer feature is the adjustable bass port, and that's what really makes these stand out. Worth checking out, for sure!
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In terms of my particular taste in music, I'm predominantly listening to electronic music (purchased in conjunction with the release of Andrew Bayer's album If It Were You, We'd Never Leave as well as DP's Random Access Memories.)
These headphones sound phenomenal, I'm not one of these self proclaimed audiophiles; just a passionate listener looking for high quality build materials, crystal clear mids/highs and nice, powerful, deep bass to elevate my listening experience. The COPs satisfy and exceed all of those factors for me.
If you're on the fence and you want the renowned sound quality of the ATH-M50s with a more powerful, deeper bass response, pull the trigger on these.
My first audiophile grade headphone: I have never used any high quality headphones or high definition speakers per say. Recently I got into this HQ audio listening spree and needed to lock down a sub $200 headphone. I must say, I have researched a LOT! I have seen various headphone reviews, articles, people getting all crazy over detail listening and stuff and it's MADNESS, in a good way of course! Then I decided to go for beyerdynamic DT 770 pro 80 ohms at first as it's got way more reviews (99% of them are very positive) and easier to drive than its 250 ohms version, however I couldn't get any better price here in amazon and also could not get it from ebay either wich was only $175 (reason being my country doesn't allow paypal!). So after a quick recheck and reassessment I went for this Beyerdynamic COP which has a very good number of positive reviews but not anywhere near to dt 770, some reviews also said COP lacks 'that bright sound' from audio technica ath m50. I got a bit sad that I have to stick with it. I can't ship it back and get something else either (I live in Bangladesh so no cool amazon easy return services for me). After long awaited days and nights, wondering my $200 went down the drain or gonna give me a new life with music, my package finally arrived. I skipped my office early just to get a first hand experience with this today.
First look: Just as described in various reviews, everything with packaging is carefully designed and aesthetically pleasing to look at.
Sound quality: As I said earlier, this review is from a first time high quality music listener, so my thoughts are not all technical comparing other high grade headphones. However I felt like I finally have made one of my dream come true! That is to listen to the real music itself not what my system only allows me to. This headphone opened that barrier wide apart and now it's pure music to my ears only. All my worries dispersed in thin air with it's powerful sound. Now I am sure that I have made a good choice of buying this as my first audiophile grade cans. I now could care less about these following negative points that sometimes I have read from other reviews so far;
1. COP bass are muddy: Don't know what 'muddy' bass means really after listening through these, but this one delivers a bass that has that woomph which really is a fun thing to listen to really. If you want cleaner more brighter mid range sound, then slide to bass port 1 or 1.5 or 2 POS, it offers middleweight bass at port 3 (all the way open) but never gets awful heavy pounding to my ears. (btw, you have to keep both of the slider ports at same level, otherwise one side light and one side heavy bass can ruin your stereo sound)
2. Chords of COP are not well built: I have found this chord to be very sturdy yet soft on touch.
3. Sound stage not big enough in COP: Again not my piece of cake, but if compared to my 2.1 speakers, it gives much more accurate voice and sound clarity. Gives you exact vocal sound with all other small scale noise came along while recording (and always remember to play FLAC or any high quality lossless format as that means original sound)
4. Longer burning in period required to get the best SQ from COP: Have not been able to test this yet (I am a bit skeptic about this 'burn in' process to be honest) I have listened for hours so far and will leave it burning in whole night now, but right out of the box it really blew all my tension away.
- You can't skip any tracks from Daft Punk/Enigma/MJ/Trance/Electronic/Dance/Jazz/Blues/Hip hop/Classic metal/Heavy Metal/Pop if rendered in high/medium quality format. Goes wild with flac or other loss less formats to be honest.
- For a more vibrant sound quality/clarity, get headphone amp. I also bought a fiio e10k AMP/DAC, it's mind blowing with high gain turned on (this little device also turns your cheap speakers into some monstrous HD speakers!)
- Awesome listening surround gaming sound! Goes amazingly good with DD enabled movies.
- Very Comfortable to wear, I also ordered dt 770 pro velour pads, will update soon!
- The audio jack is gold plated as well as its 3.5mm to 1/4 converter which ensures better conductivity and longevity.
- You have to listen to each and every music with this one all over again! A tedious but must have con to have! lol
- But seriously though, It could have included some accessories for carrying purpose or may be an extra longer cable (apart from basic 1.5 feet cable, 3.5mm to 1/4 converter and tiny allen key)
- Bit bulky, but not heavy. Not for hanging around your neck comfort-wise.
Go and buy this!
Edit: I have just changed it's pleather pads with the beyerdynamic dt 770 pro velour pads, and I must say, sound is definitely different in a very good way!
- It has opened a different level of mid range sound to it which was somewhat repressed with faux leather pads (that did put it's superb bass profile get behind the curtain, but it did not lose any of the sound-stage doing so).
- it has definitely increased the comfort level in a way that it can be worn for longer hours without getting the ears worm, however the faux leather might feel softer but can get worm after couple of hours of continuous wear.
- Although it might feel bit less airtight than it's pleather version but that does not leak sound so none notice at all.
- All in all, you would get two complete different sound packages with changing between these two pads which is just awesome in my book!
I recently purchased a pair of IEMs by Beyerdynamic (DX 160 iE) and I was blown away by them. They give me the extended and deep bass that I covet without muddying the mids and highs. In other words they are extremely "balanced." So, when I read about the Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro, I just had to give them a try. All I can say is WOW!! They are exactly what I've been looking for in a set of headphones!
I spent the first two days giving them a "burn-in" (using Tekfusion's online Burn-In player) and then last night I spent hours listening to some of my favorite Trance CDs. As with the Beyerdynamic IEMs, I was blown away. The sound is quite similar to the IEMs but with these you have the luxury of tailoring your bass by using the custom sound slider (with 4 bass reflex vents) to increase the bass to as much as 20 Db. Because I'm a Bass Head, I either use the "Vibrant" or "Heavy" setting. As others have said, this is NOT a gimmick; it actually works! It uses the same technology as a ported sub-woofer (where one can close ports to lower the frequency). Let me emphasize that no matter where you set the bass it will NOT take away from the mid-range or treble; they remain intact!
The only "con" is, as others have said, the cable. In my case I didn't like the length, for I'm using this with my Onkyo receiver and I sit in a chair 10' away. So I purchased a 10' cable from Monoprice and thankfully it worked.
In conclusion, if you love bass and yet still love a balanced sound with clarity in the mids and highs, you simply can't go wrong with the Custom One Pro cans. I should also mention that you will love the comfort of the cans (I had them on for hours last night without any discomfort whatsoever), and you'll love the price (the best set of headphones I've ever listened to for under $200).
Edit: After comparing the same music with my Beyerdynamic IEMs and the Custom One Pro, I have to say that the COP is even more balanced than the IEMs. In fact, I am somewhat disappointed now with the IEMs in that the Bass now seems to drown out some of the mids and highs. The bass on the IEMs are comparable to the bass on the COP on the "Heavy" setting, which I don't use all the time (I prefer the "Vibrant" setting). I guess what I'm saying is I'll probably only use the IEMs when I have to (when traveling, in bed, etc.). The COPs are just too good to settle for "second best!"