Sunday, October 30, 2016

Beyerdynamic Byron BT IEM Review

Beyerdynamic provides a wide array of headphones from under $100 to over $1,000. The Beyerdynamic Byron BT Wireless is their entry level wireless in ear monitor. At an MSRP of $100, it is very economical. Yet coming from Beyerdynamic, you know you are getting a quality product.

Features and specs:

Transducer Type
Operating Principle
Frequency response
10 - 23,000 Hz
Nominal SPL
90 dB
Sound coupling to the ear
Length and type of cable
0.56 m / double-sided
Bluetooth Standard 4.1
Wireless radius
Up to 10 m
Bluetooth profile
Qualcomm aptX®
Battery life
Up to 7.5 h
Battery charging
About 2 h
13 g
3 pairs of eartips
1 pair of ear hooks
Micro-USB charging
Soft bag

The Beyerdynamic Byron BT came in a standard printed box with photos of the product, and its specs. Opening the box revealed a clear plastic molded box holding the IEM securely in place. Also included were the owner’s manual, additional ear tips in different sizes, and a small soft carrying case, and a charging cable. The cable is made of soft plastic, and the IEM's appear to be made of aluminum. Quality of materials used is good as is the fit and finish. They appear to be a well made product.  Now let's see how they sound.

No Doubt: Hella Good, the kickdrum had really good impact that was tight and had good authority. The cymbals were crisp, clean and very dynamic. Vocals were very natural with good texture. There was a lot of energy in the track, and it came out very well.  Foreigner: Jukebox Hero, had kickdrum beats that played deep with good impact and authority. Vocals were smooth and very natural with good timbre. The guitar sounded nice and raw.  Kansas: Carry On Wayward Son, vocals were really natural and smooth sounding, with much better than expected texture and resolution. I could hear their breathing technique, as well as room acoustics. Kickdrum had very good impact and depth. Drums and cymbals were very crisp and dynamic. They also threw a wide soundstage with better than expected imaging for their price point.

The Beyerdynamic Byron BT wireless IEM have a low MSRP of only $100. Yet they still proved to be a great performer. If you are looking for a gift on a fairly low budget, these could be for you. Based on their design, features, quality, and performance, the Beyerdynamic Byron BT has earned our Value Award. For more info and complete specs, check out their website at