Beyerdynamic wants to make your headphones sound better

At CES 2014, Beyerdynamic is showing its new A 200 p digital converter/headphone amplifier.

Beyerdynamic A 200 p digital converter/headphone amplifier. Beyerdynamic

Beyerdynamic makes some of my favorite headphones, but the company readily admits that an audio chain is only as good as its weakest link. Take their T 51 p on-ear headphones I raved about in November , they sound fine plugged into a phone, but to really hear the T 51 p, or any high-end headphone really strut its stuff you need an audiophile grade digital converter and headphone amplifier. That's where Beyerdynamic's A 200 p comes in handy.

It receives digital music data from an iPhone, iPod, or iPad via Lightning connector, or Android phones or tablets with Android 4.1 or higher via Micro-USB, as well as Mac and Windows laptops.

Measuring a trim 2.2 inches by 2.2 inches by 0.5 inches, the A 200 p fits anywhere, and the battery provides up to 11 hours of music playing time. The Beyerdynamic A 200 p retails for $299 and is available now.

The Beyerdynamic A 200 p is currently on display at CES 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

About the author

Ex-movie theater projectionist Steve Guttenberg has also worked as a high-end audio salesman, and as a record producer. Steve currently reviews audio products for CNET and works as a freelance writer for Home Theater, Inner Fidelity, Tone Audio, and Stereophile.

 

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