Beyerdynamic Tesla T5p 2nd Generation is an audiophile caliber closed back, over-ear headphone that is optimized for mobile devices. With its 32 ohms impedance rating, it can be easily driven by most smartphone or tablets without a headphone amplifier. However, we recommend pairing it with a good amplifier such as Oppo HA-2SE Portable Headphone Amplifier for the most satisfying listening experience. Its unique combination of features and form factor makes it a rare audiophile caliber headphone that is “relatively portable”.
Despite being closed back, its sound is still spacious, and expansive. The headphone is designed for long listening sessions, there is no question about that. The silky-smooth surfaces on the ear cups and the memory foam material used in the interior provide a good fit with high level of comfort. The protein-coated surfaces on the ear cups and headband fit like a second skin.
As with other high-end headphones from Beyerdynamic, Tesla T5p is handcrafted in its factory in Germany, and comes with a 5-year warranty.
If portability is not a crucial factor for you, then take a look at the company’s flagship Tesla T1 2nd Gen. Also check out the Planar Magnetic alternatives, the closed back over-ear Audeze LCD-XC, and the more portable on-ear Audeze Sine.
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