Beyerdynamic DTX102iE In-Ear Isolating Earphones
Beyerdynamic’s in-ears have always proved to be a reliable and low-cost solution for those who like a detailed and well balanced sound,and the Beyerdynamic DTX102iE in ear Headphones continue in this tradition.
This is the revamped and made-over DTX101iE; there’s no great departure from the sound signature of the DTX101iE (although we have no 101s now for a direct comparison) but there are improvements to other features of the design.
The cables have been made a little thicker and more robust, with less cable noise/microphonics should the wearer prefer them worn down from the ear. They can of course also be worn with the cable over the back of the ear which eliminates a lot of this noise at a stroke.
Also the housing has been made a little more durable, although we don’t recall having many issues with the former model.
To briefly describe the sound, the low end is beefy but not woolly; the mid range is clear and uncluttered whilst the treble is very nice for a sub £100 in-ear. High-frequency roll off is less than what I’d expect for a model in this price range.
Soundstage is fair, with good separation. I found that these are very good for rock and dance music.
Accessories are basic, with the standard 3 sizes of tips and a ‘snappy jaw’ case for the earphones.
For those who like things nice and clear with no clutter, these may be the perfect companions.