Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro
The Way You Like It
For those familiar with messing around with their equalizer settings, tweaking the audio to sound exactly the way you like it is often a rewarding feeling. However, if your music tastes cover a wide variety of genres, then you’d most likely have it rough because you’d need to tune the audio again and again. Say farewell to that because the Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro is here to save the day.
The concept behind the Custom One Pro is simple - being able to customize your audio listening experience. With this goal in mind, the engineers set out to create a pair of headphones that could be customized in terms of looks and sound, and thus, the Custom One Pro was born. You can change the headband wrapping, the steel sideplates on the ear cups, and even the cable. These accessories are sold separately though.
What sets the Custom One Pro apart however, is the fact there are two ‘Custom Sound Sliders’, one on each ear cup. These sliders serve to either increase or decrease the amount of bass by changing how the bass reflex vents work. There are four sound “profiles” that can be accessed by adjusting these sliders. Sliding it to the top most position will place greater emphasis vocals and high frequencies, while sliding it to the bottom will result in extremely powerful bass. The two other profiles are in-between these two extremes, and is where we recommend you set the sliders to.
In vocal tracks such as Joanna Wang’s “The Best Mistake I Ever Made”, her voice is clearly audible and bass is very punchy. As for tracks with acoustic instruments such as John Mayer's “Something Like Olivia”, presence is extremely good, with a good blend of mids and highs. When it comes to Rock and Pop, the Custom One Pro delivers the same sort of performance. Also, similar to other high-end Beyerdynamic's models such as the DT 880 Pro, sound staging is excellent.
Take note that we set the sliders to the second from bottom notch, delivering audio with a slight emphasis on bass. Depending on the types of music you listen to, changing the sliders around will affect the sound greatly. Throughout our listening sessions, we're happy to report that the Custom One Pro was very comfortable, thanks to the high quality foam pads used in the ear cups.
One thing we'd like to highlight is the fact that these headphones do not require an amplifier to perform at their best. This is because the drivers used in the Custom One Pro are rated at 16 Ohm, meaning that they're able to give you some pretty loud music, regardless of the source.
Our conclusion is simple; Beyerdynamic's Custom One Pro is truly a great pair of headphones that is incredibly versatile. You can customize the way it looks and the way it sounds easily; making these headphones something that would appeal to both, the young and the old.
The Custom Sound Sliders that allow you to change the audio characteristics of these headphones