Welcome to our “Useful Unboxing” of the Beyerdynamic Custom Street On-Ears! These should not be confused with the more famous Custom Over-Ears. Here you will find text and pictures of practical interest, no annoying video or audio or animations. If you’d like to see any other view of the headphones please leave a comment. This was an impulse + curiosity purchase when they were a lightning deal for $67~ at amazon.com. Curiosity because I haven’t listened to BeyerD’s custom slider before…
I haven’t heard these before preparing the Unboxing post, so how they sound does not influence the Unboxing part. I’m not sure where that idea came from but I’m sticking with it 🙂 A brand new “review diary” is now under way [UPDATE!]…
Here’s a teaser of the headphones before we go to the timeline-based unboxing sequence…
The CM and IN you see in the pictures is whether I’m using the cm (centimeters) or inches side of the ruler (just to be clear since some of the pictures are close-ups and others are from further away). Unfortunately I forgot and used a wooden ruler instead of a clear plastic one, and it’s not very photogenic contrasting the black of the headphones.
BOX and PACKAGING
Beyerdynamic is taking a fairly minimilistic approach here. Cardboard and paper are holding things together, with the headphones and their accessories residing inside the zippered case with the prominent BeyerD logo. But they have a sense of fun and adventure, an “ENJOY” tab 🙂
Skater on the box! If marketing is doing its job correctly, a skater on the box is a sign that these won’t fall off your ears easily. This is something that I will be testing once I start the “review diary” 🙂
The trend continues, the bottom of the container states these are Made In China, but designed in Germany.
The specs are as you can see below. The 103 dB is “Nominal SPL” without further explanation on the box. I cropped the left side since what the numbers mean is fairly obvious.
INSIDE THE CASE
Lighting in the picture below makes it look slightly grey-er/light-er than it is:
Here are two different angles of what’s in the zippered case, they are all nestled together, which is a good sign if you want to frequently package it all together when you are on the go 🙂
Measurements of the case:
Another pet peeve for some, the zipper (zipper experts may be able to guestimate durability):
Here are a couple of hinge-related views:
As you can see, these are not thin earpads/earcups, around 3cm (over 1 inch), and over 6cm (over 2 inches) wide.
Here’s a closeup inside the earcup:
An important fit-wise but often ignored issue is how much they can extend on each side. Here’s visual evidence:
THE BASS SLIDER
You have three options with the Bass Slider, fully closed, one slot open, or two slots open. You just move the slider up and down to do this.
The cable is 52-inches long end to end, top the tip of each plug. It is a standard 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable with a notch on the side that goes into the earcup:
The top side of the cable (the one that goes into the earcup) is a 2-ring, while the one that goes into the music player is a 3-ring. The remote is a single button, a “universal”, not a 3-button. There is no volume control.
The shields were accidentally misplaced during the photo-shoot, and I totally forgot about them, so I don’t have any pictures of them. I will take more pictures and they will be added here…
One screw was roaming free inside the box. It doesn’t look like it fell off anywhere. It’s the question mark below. The shields come with the necessary tool to install/un-install them. There are four screws on each earcup (see the picture at the very top).