Some people listen to music to drown out the cacophony around them. Some listen to kill time, or simply out of force of habit. There are, however, those that use music as a means of escape; to withdraw into an enclave where they can truly appreciate a piece music the way the artiste intended it. It is this group of people that the Xelento remote was created for.

The new in-ear headphones from beyerdynamic represents the culmination of over 90 years of experience in audio development. Handmade in Germany, it is a product that embodies the DNA of the German audio specialist, and is the product of a marriage between precision and passion. Needless to say, it isn’t like most headphones on the market right now.

An Intense Experience

Thanks to unique Tesla technology, which encompasses the entire acoustic range of the human ear, beyerdynamic boasts that the Xelento remote will impress even the most discerning audiophiles. Tiny ring magnets and air gaps in the micrometre range enhance the sound produced by these earphones, and challenges the limits of what is technically feasible. The technology may not seem like much to the naked eye, but it’ll will make a world of a difference to the ears. The experts in Heibronn, Germany have tuned the earphones to emphasize voices and instruments perfectly.

Features

The Xelento remote isn’t your everyday pair of earphones, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use it every day. The universal remote control in the cable of these earbuds allows the user to toggle the volume and music playback, and make and receive calls with the quick press of a button. Of course, it also comes with a mic to aid voice calls. If you prefer to maintain your Xelento remote as a pair of audiophile earbuds, you can switch it to a pure audio cable. The cables are detachable so replacement is a breeze.

Despite its luxurious aesthetic, beyerdynamic touts that the Xelento remote is capable of withstanding years of outdoor use, under the harshest conditions. We aren’t entirely sure you’d want to take your $1599 pair of earbuds out for a run, but if you do, glad to know that a watertight diaphragm over the components prevents the interior from getting wet. The Xelento remote comes with anatomically shaped ear tips in an astounding seven sizes, so you’ll also be guaranteed a great fit. The technical data for the Xelento remote are as follows:    

Transducer type

Dynamic, Tesla

Operating principle

Closed

Frequency response

8 – 48,000 Hz

Nominal impedance

16 Ohms

Nominal SPL

110 dB (1 mW / 500 Hz)

T.H.D.

< 0,2 %

Remote & Mic

Universal 3-Button*

Sound coupling to the ear

In-Ear

Transmission

Wired

Weight (without cable)

340 g

Length and type of cable

1.3 m / detachable (MMCX) with remote and mic

Connection

3.5 mm plug, 4-pole

Weight (without cable)

7 g per pair

Accessories

1.3 m cable without remote

7 pairs of silicone eartips

3 pairs of Comply™ eartips

Case

Cable clip

Quick start guide

The Xelento remote ($1599) is available at qualified specialist dealers or asia-pacific-india.beyerdynamic.com

 

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