I’ve been on a string of Bluetooth headphones and headsets lately and have gotten to a point where I could probably do without all the bells and whistles as long as I’m experiencing great audio. Thankfully, the kind folks at A. Refinery sent over the Beyerdynamic DTX 350 M for me to try out. It’s an unassuming pair of headphones that looks built for portability as much as music enjoyment. The German brand has a reputation for high end audio gear so I had high hopes. How well does the DTX 350 M fare? Find out in my full review.
Build Quality and Design
The Beyerdynamic DTX 350 M is a pair of lightweight on-ear headphones with a mostly plastic construction. The flat cables are in a “Y” configuration with each ear piece being attached to its own end.
The DTX 350 M can be quickly folded up for easier portability and even comes with a soft leatherette pouch. While it might come off as being a little flimsy, it says a lot about the quality of construction when its retail box is smaller than what many smartphones come in.
You can extend the band and rotate the ear capsules for a perfect fit. The caliper pressure on the head is very light and I must say that I was able to achieve a much better fit than with most other pairs of headphones I’ve tried on. And as light as it was, the DTX 350 M managed to keep its place on my head and ears.
The DTX 350 M comes with an in-line mic with a single-button remote built into the left-side cable.
The remote is advertised to work on most smartphones and it worked on the Android smartphones and iPhones I tested it with, not to mention the Macbook Air I use at work. Unfortunately, there’s no volume controls whatsoever.
As plain-looking as it is, the DTX 350 M is surprisingly well-balanced with brilliant highs, a warm midrange, and great presence across the lows without being too heavy. It’s easy to listen to a wide variety of music without ever having to touch the equalizer to get just the right sound. Its lightweight construction also lends itself well to extended listening sessions.
So Should You Buy the Beyerdynamic DTX 350 M?
Beyerdynamic is a no-nonsense brand that’s committed to engineering superior audio products and despite its basic construction and design, this becomes apparent as soon as you start listening to the DTX 350 M. What makes this particular pair of headphones even more appealing is it’s able to achieve this level of audio enjoyment at a price point where you won’t normally find it.
At Php3,590 though, the Beyerdynamic DTX 350 M is pricier than mainstream Pinoy consumers may be accustomed to. Still, these headphones are actually quite affordable for what they’re able to deliver. It’s a huge bonus that they’re not just lightweight, but extremely portable as well.
Interested in picking one up for yourself? A. Refinery can be found at the following locations:
- A. Refinery UPTC, 2nd floor, Phase 1B, UP Town Center, Katipunan
- A. Refinery Davao, Level 2, Ayala Abreeza Mall, JP Laurel Ave., Davao
- A. Refinery Cebu, Level 3, Ayala Center Cebu, Cebu