Bey­er­dy­namic By­ron £49

What Hi-Fi (UK) - - Awards 2018 -

It wasn’t un­til last year that Bey­er­dy­namic added the bud­get in-ear head­phone cat­e­gory to its long line of pre­vi­ous Awards wins – but it seems the By­ron ear­phones now have this cat­e­gory sewn up. The com­pany’s long-stand­ing ex­per­tise with head­phones made its mark here, and we’ve not found a bet­ter pair of in-ears un­der £50 this year.

With the By­rons, Bey­er­dy­namic has de­liv­ered an ex­pertly bal­anced sound, some­thing many af­ford­able ear­phones strug­gle to do, favour­ing a bright, eye-catch­ing de­liv­ery. Here we get deep, solid bass notes as well as crisp and clear tre­ble sounds, all pack­aged to­gether in a smooth per­for­mance that’s very easy to lis­ten to. As a re­sult, ex­tended pe­ri­ods of lis­ten­ing are a plea­sure. Lis­ten­ing to Travis’ All I Want To Do Is

Rock the driv­ing gui­tars sound pow­er­ful and de­tailed, while the whin­ing vo­cal has the nec­es­sary rasp and emo­tion. Lau­rent Garnier’s The Man With The Red

Face is a solid test of tim­ing and rhythm and the Bey­er­dy­namic By­ron buds pass with fly­ing colours sound­ing pre­cise but never me­chan­i­cal.

Vo­cals are clear, spa­cious and insightful with­out ever sound­ing bright, as high­lighted by The Temp­ta­tions’ My

Girl. Voices are con­veyed with a nat­u­ral, nu­anced touch that leaves you hang­ing on to every word.

With in-ears, com­fort is vi­tally im­por­tant, of course, and the By­rons get top marks here too. The ear­buds are pe­tite – you have the choice of three sizes – and you’ll barely feel them in your ears. Once in, these in-ears are com­fort­able to wear and do a good job of iso­lat­ing out­side noise.

The slim, sturdy cable doesn’t feel flimsy, nor is it prone to twist­ing or tan­gling, but it still brings the ben­e­fit of a mic and three-but­ton re­mote con­trol.

The Bey­er­dy­namic By­ron in-ears are sim­ply su­perb value for un­der £50. Son­i­cally they have a great bal­ance and a smooth pre­sen­ta­tion, cou­pled with a com­fort­able fit and the bonus of a re­mote and mic. Suf­fice to say these are wor­thy win­ners once again.

For com­fort and a bal­anced sound, these By­rons are wor­thy win­ners

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