Beyerdynamic reveal Byron series, their first wireless in-ear headphones
Beyerdynamic have released a trio of earphones in the new Byron series. The headsets include a base wired model and two wireless earphones. The models are: Byron (€49), Byron BT wireless (€99) and Byron BTA wireless (€199). The last two models are the company’s first Bluetooth in-ear headphones. The series will hit stores in early September.
Beyerdynamic Byron series offers broad frequency response
The two lower-priced models have a very broad 10 – 23,000kHz frequency response, while the Byron BTA wireless expands this to 10 – 25,000kHz. You can bet that audiophiles will be all over these models.
Beyerdynamic state the Byron range offers exceptionally detailed playback, providing:
“Even and strong sound with controlled bass.”
Three button remote and microphone included
Each headset includes an integrated three-button remote and microphone. The wireless models offer full remote functionality for both iOS and Android users. The volume buttons will operate for Android devices on the wired version, while iOS users will only be able to use the central button.
The basic wired Byron headset ships with silicone eartips in three sizes, along with a cable clip and a zippered soft case. There’s no other extra features here. With the wide frequency response they are still an attractive prospect though.
7.5 hours of playtime on wireless models
The Byron BT wireless offers 7.5 hours of playtime from a single charge. The included Micro-USB cable can charge the headphones from any USB port within two hours. You can keep track of the charge level via a voice-prompt. Both wireless models include a set of earhooks for active users and three silicone eartips. Both headphones are linked by a short cable, which also integrates the remote.
The high-end Byron BTA wireless offers 7.5 hours of operation. The charging time is cut down to 90 minutes due to the inclusion of a charging cradle. This feature and the expanded frequency response are the main attractions of the top model. It also has a specially adapted digital signal processor, so it offers a “finer and more balanced sound” than the other headsets in the range.