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(High-end Headphones Review) beyerdynamic T5 3rd Generation: If you like a spacious and deep sound field representation, this might not be a bad idea.

beyerdynamic T5 3rd Generation

beyerdynamic T5 3rd Generation




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  • People who like a relaxed sound
  • People who value a sense of depth in the sound field
  • People who want to enjoy music in a relaxed atmosphere


Overview of beyerdynamic T5 3rd Generation

This review will give an overview of beyerdynamic T5 3rd Generation. A complete review of this product can be found here.


audio-sound Score

  • Total Score: 8.1 / 10.0
  • Package: 8.5 / 10.0
  • Build quality: 8.5 / 10.0
  • Fitment: 8.5 / 10.0
  • High range: 7.0 / 10.0
  • Mid range: 7.5 / 10.0
  • Low range: 8.0 / 10.0
  • Less distortion: 9.0 / 10.0


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Basic Specifications
  • Frequency response: 5Hz to 50kHz
  • Impedance: 32Ω
  • Sensitivity: 100dB/mW


Features of beyerdynamic T5 3rd Generation

The T5 3rd Generation is based on the concept of "Holistic Design", and all parts and materials that affect the acoustics of the T5 itself have been reviewed. As a result, not only does the T5 look elegant, but it is also very comfortable.

The result is not only an elegant look, but also enhanced sound performance and durability, leading the user to a comprehensive and thoughtful luxury experience.



The overall packaging of the beyerdynamic T5 3rd Edition is gorgeous and well worth the price.


Package contents

There is no shortage of accessories. The package includes the following:

  • beyerdynamic T5 3rd Generation
  • cables
  • Headphone case


beyerdynamic T5 3rd Generation
beyerdynamic T5 3rd Generation

beyerdynamic T5 3rd Generation


Build quality

The build quality meets the price standard.


beyerdynamic T5 3rd Generation
beyerdynamic T5 3rd Generation
beyerdynamic T5 3rd Generation
beyerdynamic T5 3rd Generation
beyerdynamic T5 3rd Generation
beyerdynamic T5 3rd Generation



The fit is comfortable. Since they are sealed, they may get a little stuffy in the summer.


beyerdynamic T5 3rd Generation
beyerdynamic T5 3rd Generation
beyerdynamic T5 3rd Generation
beyerdynamic T5 3rd Generation


Sound quality

REW Frequency Response

beyerdynamic T5 3rd Generation


Sound quality description

The beyerdynamic T5 3rd Generation has a low to mid-frequency focused sound that tends to be flat and mildly U-shaped.


The sound tends to be flat and mildly U-shaped, with a wide soundstage despite being sealed. The midrange is rich and resonant, with a wide range and depth, which is good for enjoying small JAZZ and chamber music. If you like the generous and majestic sound that is typical of German audio manufacturers, and like the sound of SENNHEISER's higher-end models, you will love the T5 3rd.


The following review was tested with a FiiO M15.


Please see here for detailed reviews on sound quality.


Sound quality general comment
  • Original Sound Fidelity: B
  • Recommendation: B
  • Personal preference: B-


The beyerdynamic T5 3rd Edition seems to have attempted to create a soundstage that is unlike any other sealed model, and it has half achieved it.


Personally, I don't feel it's worth paying close to 100,000 yen for this at all, but it's not bad for those who like laid-back music. If you want to enjoy small chamber JAZZ or chamber music in a quiet atmosphere, you can enjoy the sound of a private music room.


Sound quality features
  • Warm sound that is pleasant to listen to
  • Adequate focus on the midrange
  • Sound field with a sense of depth
  • High sense of groove
  • A sense of quietness


  • Lack of consistency in sound image
  • Lack of flair
  • Lack of extention


General comment

While it is true that I personally prefer beyerdynamic, the T5 3rd Edition is not a model that I particularly want. I don't even want to recommend it personally.


It's not bad if you like rich midrange expression with a relaxed sound, but it's not as full as I thought it would be because the sound is not thick enough. The vocals are also kind of gloomy and lacking in energy, with a hint of darkness, which could be described as calm and reserved, but lacks interest in most songs. The build and package quality is worth the price, but if you go to an audio store with $1000 in your pocket, you can find better headphones than this. There is almost no need to grab this one.