Music lovers who are willing to pay for extremely high-end audio can now purchase Beyerdyanmic’s second-gen XELENTO earbuds. Available in wired and wireless configurations, these earbuds contain gold and silver-plated components and leverage Beyerdynamic’s advanced TESLA.11 driver hardware.
I expect that most people will opt for the XELENTO Remote, a wired set of earbuds with a detachable 3.5mm audio cable (which you can swap for an included 4.4mm Pentaconn cable). They cost $1,000 but offer best-in-class sound with a balanced audio output and memory foam ear tips. Plus, the cable has an in-line remote to control music playback.
Yeah, XELENTO is expensive. But that’s kind of the point—these are Beyerdynamic’s flagship earbuds, and they aren’t intended for average music listeners.
Beyerdynamic also sells a wireless neckband that transforms Xelento Remote into a wireless audio device. Or, you can just buy the $1,120 XELENTO Wireless, which comes with the wireless neckband and the 4.4mm Pentaconn cable.
When in wireless mode, the second-gen XELENTO earbuds offer 14 hours of listening time with support for LHDC, aptX HD, and aptX codecs. They connect via Bluetooth 5.2 and utilize amplifier and DAC technology from AKM.
The second-gen XELENTO Remote and XELENTO Wireless are available today for $1,000 and $1,120, respectively. Again, they’re Beyerdynamic’s flagship earbuds, which is why they cost a fortune.
XELENTO Remote Earbuds
The Beyerdynamic XELENTO Remote (2022) earbuds offer premium balanced audio with an interchangeable cable and high-end audiophile components.
XELENTO Wireless Earbuds
Beyerdynamic’s XELENTO Wireless earbuds offer the same features as the XELENTO Remote, but they come with the optional wireless Bluetooth neckband.