- Aug 17, 2018
- Milton Keynes, England
I just noticed that Beyerdynamic have changed their logo and corporate image. And they've finally released a noise cancelling travel headphone as well to add to a few wireless and more modern looking headphones over recent times. Is Beyerdynamic finally getting on the modern headphone bus? For as long as I can remember Beyerdynamic have been a rather staid, conservative producer whose industrial design hasn't really changed for years and years and which has stayed true to their core market of studio equipment with forays into the world of audiophilia. Yet despite their conservative style they also have a well deserved reputation for high build quality and making durable equipment. And they still manufacture in Germany. Despite the infamous Beyerdynamic treble I've always had a soft spot for them as a company built on substance rather than just appealing to the styles of the moment. On the other hand, while other companies like Sennheiser have expanded and developed lifestyle type products Beyerdynamic have remained a bit of a niche producer outside the pro audio market. If they've decided to follow the path well trod to greater sales and no doubt margins with a greater focus on the hipster and audiophile segments I just hope they don't dilute their focus on quality.