Beyerdynamic BYRD and LAGOON Press Release August 30th, 2018
Whenever one thinks of a bird, associations such as lightness and vibrancy come to mind. Be it jazz legend Charlie „Bird“ Parker or the term „free as a bird“ – there are many characteristics that are linked to these four letters.
In the same way, BYRD reflects all the facets of the new range of beyerdynamic in-ear headphones: Stylish and durable. Melodious and harmonic. Lightweight and convenient. They are made for everyone who loves absolute freedom and perfect musical enjoyment.
Their casing is based on the remarkable design featured by the beyerdynamic Xelento and has been perfectly adjusted to the ergonomics of the human ear. Despite its lightweight, this design augments their impressive sound performance. From wired headphones like Beat BYRD or Soul BYRD to the wireless Blue BYRD featuring the innovative MOSAYC sound personalization: the BYRD series is perfect for music lovers that expect the best sound, no matter where they are.
ENTRY-LEVEL WITH GREAT SOUND: BEYERDYNAMIC BEAT BYRD
Sold exclusively via the beyerdynamic online store, the new entry-level in-ear headphones Beat BYRD amaze with clear sound, a powerful bass – and they simply look great with their durable, orange cable.
They are already branded with the new beyerdynamic look and carry the distinctive Y signet that will be featured on many products made by the audio experts from Heilbronn in the future. Like all of the new BYRD models, their casing is designed to be ultra-flat, so they do not protrude from the auricle and will not press on the ear even when the user is lying on their side. This makes the BYRD series perfect for relaxed listening pleasure as well as sportive activities.
The wired highlight of the BYRD series is the new premium in-ear headphones, the Soul BYRD. This high-quality all-rounder offers perfectly balanced sound, rich musical details and a sonic clarity that will amaze every music lover.
As it is the case with the other BYRD models, the casing of the Soul BYRD has been perfectly tailored to the human ear by the experts at beyerdynamic for best convenience without compromising sound quality.
Exquisite materials, stylish design and reliable durability render the Soul BYRD an ideal companion. It embodies true perfection in every detail, beginning with the decorative plates made from anodized and glass-bead blasted aluminum to the high-quality cable that absorbs friction noises and stays clear of deformations even under everyday stress.
CONVENIENT, HIGH-QUALITY AND SUSTAINABLE
For optimal fit and best sound, the Soul BYRD comes with five pairs of ear tips made from supple silicone in XS, S, M, L, and XL. Additional special ear tips by Comply™ (series 400) are available.
In order to ensure long-lasting listening pleasure with “your beyerdynamic“, parts like the ear tips and the protective grilles can be cleaned or replaced. For even more convenience in everyday use, the Soul BYRD features a three-button remote for iOS and Android devices, allowing for particularly easy access to digital assistants like Siri or Google. With the integrated microphone, the Soul BYRD becomes a high-end headset as well.
FREE AS A BIRD: BEYERDYNAMIC BLUE BYRD
They signify the ideal fusion of absolute freedom and perfect comfort: the wireless beyerdynamic Blue BYRD are outstanding Bluetooth® premium in-ear headsets. Like their wired sibling Soul BYRD, they offer stylish design, best convenience, and perfect craftsmanship.
First-grade listening pleasure, every day and everywhere – with Blue BYRD by beyerdynamic, this promise becomes reality. Their battery life of up to six hours makes these headphones great mobile companions that can be recharged quickly via USB type C.
STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY, PERSONALIZED SOUND
With its universal three-button remote for iOS and Android devices, state-of-the-art Bluetooth® technology and the latest audio codecs like aptX™ and AAC, the Blue BYRD headphones combine maximum convenience and best wireless sound quality. Additionally, they feature the audio codec aptX™ Low Latency, which provides perfect lip synchronicity when using the headphones with modern TVs as well as compatible notebooks or tablets.
The one technological feature that makes the Blue BYRD truly special is its individual MOSAYC sound personalization. This technology has already proven its superiority when used in the award-winning high-end beyerdynamic headphones Aventho wireless, Amiron wireless and Xelento wireless and is now also featured in the new beyerdynamic Blue BYRD.
DYNAMIC SOUND PERSONALIZATION VIA MIY APP
Hearing is a highly individual experience that changes over the course of a lifetime. Like in a mosaic picture, individual pieces get lost, changing the acoustic picture, rendering it incomplete or fading. Subtle details get blurred out, single frequencies or tones vanish.
The innovative MOSAYC sound personalization by beyerdynamic restores the picture, using Mimi Defined™. An individualized hearing profile is calculated after a hearing test in the MIY app for Android and iOS devices. This test is based on the research by Mimi Hearing Technologies in Berlin. With the resulting personalized hearing profile, the sound of the Blue BYRD gets adjusted to the individual hearing capability of its wearer.
It replenishes the missing pieces of the mosaic so to speak, to attain a complete and brilliant sound picture that shines in all its vivid colors and vibrant details. The individualized listening profile is also stored inside the Blue BYRD so that it can be used with every wireless source – even without the app.
In the future, all headphones by beyerdynamic with MOSAYC sound personalization will feature a distinct logo. With MOSAYC beyerdynamic continues the successful cooperation with Mimi Hearing Technologies and uses the latest generation of Mimi Defined™.
PRICES AND AVAILABILITY
beyerdynamic Beat BYRD will be available by the end of September, Soul BYRD will be available by mid-October and Blue BYRD will be available in Q4 2018.
The Beat BYRD will be sold via beyerdynamic.de exclusively for a recommended retail price of 24.90 euros (including VAT). Soul BYRD and Blue BYRD will be available online and in retail. The recommended retail price (including VAT) for Soul BYRD is 79.00 euros, Blue BYRD is sold for a recommended retail price of 129.00 euros (including VAT).
Blue BYRD ANC and LAGOON ANC
A world premiere by beyerdynamic: Active noise canceling and dynamic sound personalization now go hand in hand. The new headphones Blue BYRD ANC and LAGOON ANC revolutionize wireless music pleasure with their unique combination of state-of-the-art noise cancellation and the innovative MOSAYC sound personalization.
They offer not only complete, relaxing silence but also the highest sound quality that outperforms other ANC headphones and adjusts perfectly to the hearing capability of the listener. The wireless neckband in-ear headphones Blue BYRD ANC and the over-ear model LAGOON ANC set standards in technology and sound, but do not stop there: the Blue BYRD ANC also amazes with its ultra-sleek ergonomic casing while LAGOON ANC plays on a whole new level regarding design, comfort and audiophile prowess.
ACTIVE NOISE CANCELLING WITHOUT COMPROMISE
Simply forget the world and listen to your favorite music in comfort and ease – beyerdynamic uses digital active noise canceling with hybrid technology to eliminate environmental sounds. To achieve perfect noise cancellation it combines microphones on the outside of the casing with microphones inside the ear cup to detect unwanted sounds. These get canceled out with a counter-noise wave produced by the integrated technology.
The result is astounding: noise simply does not reach the eardrums and all that is left are perfect silence and clear, crisp music. This state-of-the-art hybrid ANC technology and decades worth of experience guarantee the best sound quality without compromise, satisfying even the most discerning ears.
But this is only the beginning: With the innovative MOSAYC sound personalization, these headphones surpass all ANC models to date. The combination of technologies marks an outstanding novelty and will revolutionize the headphone market for years to come.
DYNAMIC SOUND PERSONALIZATION VIA MIY APP
Hearing is a highly individual experience that changes over the course of a lifetime. Like in a mosaic picture, individual pieces get lost, changing the acoustic picture, rendering it incomplete or fading. Subtle details get blurred out, single frequencies or tones vanish. The innovative MOSAYC sound personalization by beyerdynamic restores the picture, using Mimi Defined™.
An individualized hearing profile is calculated after a hearing test in the MIY app for Android and iOS devices. This test is based on the research by Mimi Hearing Technologies in Berlin. With the resulting personalized hearing profile, the sound of the Blue BYRD gets adjusted to the individual hearing capability of its wearer. It replenishes the missing pieces of the mosaic so to speak, to attain a complete and brilliant sound picture that shines in all its vivid colors and vibrant details.
The individualized listening profile is also stored inside the Blue BYRD so that it can be used with every wireless source – even without the app. In the future, all headphones by beyerdynamic with MOSAYC sound personalization will feature a distinct logo. With MOSAYC beyerdynamic continues the successful cooperation with Mimi Hearing Technologies and uses the latest generation of Mimi Defined™.
AN IN-EAR OF SUPERLATIVES: BLUE BYRD ANC
The new top model of the BYRD in-ear series from beyerdynamic sets standards in all areas: The headphones offer a rich, detailed and perfectly tuned sound and feature cutting-edge technologies – including ANC and MOSAYC. The stylish design impresses with high-quality materials and optimum wearing comfort. The in-ear headphones have been specially adapted to the shape of the human ear and are particularly slim.
They fit perfectly in any situation, do not protrude from the auricle and will not press on the ear even when the user is lying on their side. The neck strap made of soft, smooth polymer, five pairs of ear tips and robust cables with a velvety surface ensure not only a pleasant wearing comfort but also maximum durability and minimum cable noise. The ear tips and protective grilles can be easily cleaned or replaced. Decorative panels made of anodized and glass-bead blasted aluminum create visual highlights.
OPTIMAL OPERATION AND BEST SOUND QUALITY
Technical highlights such as digital active noise canceling with hybrid technology and MOSAYC sound personalization are rounded off in the Blue BYRD ANC by the latest audio codecs for Bluetooth® transmission such as Qualcomm® aptX™ for Android and AAC for iOS devices. Support for aptX™ Low Latency ensures virtually latency-free, lip-synchronous transmission of sound from compatible sources such as TVs, Notebooks, and Tablets.
The universal three-button remote control offers maximum convenience when the Blue BYRD ANC is used as a headset and is compatible with both Android and iOS devices. This allows flexible control of media playback, calls or personal assistants (Google, Siri).
As a convenient alternative to the remote control, the headphones have a volume control knob. The high-quality microphone from beyerdynamic and Qualcomm® cVc™ technology increase speech intelligibility when making phone calls. With up to 18 hours of battery life with ANC disabled and up to ten hours with ANC, the headphones are a reliable companion for every day. They are recharged in no time via USB type C and thus ready for use at any time, even when traveling.
FIND PEACE AND QUIET, ENJOY MUSIC WHEREVER YOU ARE: LAGOON ANC
If you travel a lot – to discover the world or to travel from business appointment to business appointment – you will appreciate a perfect moment of silence. With the mobile LAGOON ANC premium headphones from beyerdynamic, the oasis of quiet is only one touch away.
The stylish Bluetooth® Over Ears combine the outstanding sound quality of beyerdynamic headphones with the latest digital active noise cancelling, the intensity of which can be adjusted in two levels via a switch. The LAGOON ANC sounds excellent even when ANC is deactivated and in cable operation – it incorporates all the know-how of the traditional manufacturer from Heilbronn in Germany. W
hen used in wireless mode, with activated ANC and the innovative MOSAYC sound personalization, a completely new world opens up for the wearer: perfect music enjoyment without compromise, without external noise and optimally adapted to individual hearing ability.
DESIGNED FOR DEMANDING EVERYDAY LIFE
The sophisticated, comfortable design of the LAGOON ANC makes it the perfect companion for traveling. The ear-enclosing pads are made of high-quality memory foam with protein synthetic leather covers are particularly smooth, follow the anatomy of the ear and are comfortable to wear. As a result, the over-ear closes up very well and reduces noise even without active ANC.
The high-quality spring steel shackle sits comfortably – not too tight, but securely – on the head. The cans can be turned and folded flat for easy transport, making it easy to fit the headphones in the included compact hard case.
INNOVATIVE OPERATING CONCEPT FOR MAXIMUM COMFORT
Another stroke of genius from the beyerdynamic engineers is the unique Light Guide System: to make operation easier, the inside of the headphones shines in different colors. To see the current status, simply remove the headphones and take a look at the light color. While wearing the headphones, the environment is not disturbed by a flashing or glowing status light. The touchpad on the right earpiece guarantees effortless fingertip operation.
As a state-of-the-art Bluetooth® headset, the LAGOON ANC also features the latest audio codecs such as Qualcomm® aptX™, aptX™ Low Latency, and AAC. Qualcomm® cVc™ technology is used for maximum speech intelligibility in headset operation, and voice announcements are available in both English and German. With a sensational battery life of up to 24 hours when the ANC is activated and up to 46 hours when the noise cancellation is off, the headphones will last effortlessly even on long journeys before they need to be recharged via USB type C.
AVAILABILITY AND PRICE
The Blue BYRD ANC will be available during the fourth quarter of 2018 in the online shop on beyerdynamic.de and in retail. The recommended retail price is 249.00 euros (including VAT).
The LAGOON ANC is available in the variants Traveller (black/blue) and Explorer (grey/brown) from Q4 2018 online and in retail. Its recommended retail price is 399.00 euros (incl. VAT).