The T50P is alive and kicking once again with a new updated range of special editions colors and finishes and they are very tempting to the eye to say the least. Often derided as being less than perfect and with the new wave of clamor now reserved for the DT1350 the launch of the T50P Manufaktur edition is great timing and shows a concerted effort to move the T50P into something more artistic and perhaps consumer driven and away from the more industrial look of the DT1350.
Due for launch in September 2011 the new T50P sports a wide range of interesting designs and without going too much into the press release Beyer have come up with something that stands out from the crowd a little in my opinion.
A little excerpt from the press release:
What do the glove-like softness of buckskin, elegant stainless steel and the exclusive natural material of Nanai have in common? Combined they become headphones that touch all the senses. Both the look and the feel of the new T 50 p Manufaktur from beyerdynamic are unique. So unique that each model is one of a kind: the Heilbronn-based audio specialist produces the mobile headphones customized to customer order in the in-house headphone manufacturing plant.
In the process, there is a wide selection of colour and material combinations to choose from. Ear cups in trendy colours from cream-white to mauve and brown to olive green can be combined with leather covers on the headbands and the ear conches. Perforated buckskin, for example, is a reminder of times when automobile drivers still wore racing gloves and lends the headphones a charming retro-look. Those who like it more extravagant choose the salmon leather model: the exclusive material Nanai is also used in the fashion industry and stands out due to its characteristic structure. Its production was developed centuries ago by the East Siberian Nanai people and until today works in harmony with nature: salmon leather is 100 percent chromium-free tanned and free from allergens.
The T 50 p Manufaktur headphones will be displayed for the first time at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) in Berlin from 2 to 7 September 2011, Hall 1.2, Stand 115.