Beyerdynamic Headzone Base Station (Black Silver) Reviewed!

Beyerdynamic Headzone is a headphone amplifier with an uncompromising design for all those people who would like to enjoy the explosive surround sound of their favorite computer games, movies, or music videos in a private listening environment without disturbing others.

Based upon the same audio platform that sound designers and producers use to listen to sound tracks for film, the Headzone replicates the cinema experience for personal listening–with no configuration required…Take your gaming to the next level with explosive sound from the Beyerdynamic Headzone base station…The Headzone base station puts surround sound into your headphones to make the most of your movies…Plug and Play Simplicity

Using a single digital cable, the PC, games console, receiver or DVD/Blu-ray player is connected to Headzone®; the lightning fast, independent configuration to the correct audio mode promises limitless film enjoyment without the annoyance of navigating through menus with the remote control. Headzone® reproduces the entire acoustic reality of speakers and room.
Automatic Configuration for High-Definition Audio

The intelligent base station provides two digital inputs (optical and coaxial) to automatically recognize and decode surround signals such as Dolby Digital, DTS, or Dolby Pro Logic. LEDs on the Headzone let you know which high-definition audio mode is in effect. There’s nothing to configure–the Headzone delivers high-definition, cinema-quality audio decoding of your DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and games automatically, right out of the box.

The fast, autonomous configuration to the appropriate audio mode ensures unlimited entertainment without a complicated navigation through menus with the remote control. The volume can easily be adjusted with the volume control integrated in the headphone cable.
Room Modeling to Replicate Your Surround System

Controls on the Headzone unit allow you to adjust settings to create a virtual version of your room. You can enjoy a private listening environment that perfectly replicates the experience of your large surround sound home theater system. This “room modeling” can be configured quickly and easily. There are three settings for Room Size, Ambience, and Head Tracker that simulate the characteristics of any given room, and are each adjustable via a single dial.
Pair with beyerdynamic Headphones for Best Results

To truly take your cinematic audio experience to the next level, use the Headzone with beyerdynamic’s DT line of closed-back high-performance headphones (sold separately), such as the DT 880 or DT 770 PRO. The closed-back models from the DT series offer a studio experience like none other, with amazing response and professional-quality audio detail, and all with a closed design that reduces noise leakage and increases sound isolation. They’re the perfect companion for the Headzone to get an audio experience to match that of high-end movie theaters, all in a personal listening environment.

Beyerdynamic Headzone Base Station Technical Specifications

* Digital 5.1 Audio Inputs: S/PDIF optical or coaxial
* Digital Audio Output: S/PDIF optical
* Audio Decoding: DTS®, Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic, PCM Stereo
* Power Consumption: max. 20 W
* Headphone Connection: 1/4″ stereo jack (6.35 mm)
* Max. Output Level: 100 mW into 250 Ω at 1 kHz
* Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 98 dB at 1 kHz, A-weighted
* Frequency Response: 10 – 20,ooo Hz, ± 0.3 dB
* T.H.D. and Noise: 0.006%; 1 kHz into 250 Ω load
* Output Impedance: 100 Ohms
* Headphone Impedance: 32 – 600 Ohms
* Dimensions (incl. frame): 250 x 225 x 50 mm