Fit, Comfort and Isolation
The Xelento Wireless is very small and round. Basically the foam tip is bigger than the unit itself, it’s quite impressive, especially if you hear the sound this miniature IEM is putting out.
The Xelento Wireless was designed with optimum wearing comfort in mind. To this end, Beyerdynamic has measured and analyzed a large number of ears and auditory canals. Based on this data, they have created ergonomically shaped, exceptionally flat casings that effortlessly conform to your ear. Not least due to the cable running behind the ear, the perfect balancing of the connecting cable and the additional support clip, you are guaranteed the best possible wearing experience so you that can fully indulge in your music.
The silicone ear tips, were made exclusively for the Xelento series, simulate the oval form of the auditory canal and are thus especially comfortable. Each auditory canal is individual and with the ear tips in overall ten sizes, a perfect fit for each ear is guaranteed. According to Beyerdynamic this is not only essential for a maximum degree of ambient noise attenuation, but also for the sound to unfold in the best possible way.
I myself ended up using the Medium sized Comply Foam tips as these for me deliver the best comfort, isolation and sound. The silicone tips isolate a little bit less, but it’s nothing new that the foam tips block out noise in a more efficient way. The foam tips also have an earwax filter built-in
Box & Accessories
For $/€1199 you expect to get something nice in return and Beyerdynamic has clearly understood that. You get a luxury packaging in return and the IEMs are presented to you in a very pretty way.
Inside the box you’ll find:
- Set of IEMs
- Wide selection of tips (seven made from silicone, three from Comply™ Foam)
- Leather carrying case
- Normal MMCX cable
- Bluetooth Cable
- IEM cable clip
- Charging cable
- Extra protective grills
- User Manual
You can check out the unboxing video below if you want to discover it for yourself.
Sound – Intro
The Xelento Wireless’ single driver is part of the Tesla family, but in a miniature version. Seeing how small the earpieces are, the driver must be incredibly small. But it’s simply incredible how it performs.
I first listened to the Xelento Wireless in the wired version and then switched to the wireless version using the Bluetooth module. To be honest, the wireless sound is really good but the wired sound quality is even better. Wired you get a more clean and energetic sound with better extension, precision, layering and spaciousness and the Xelento simply performs at an even higher technical level. But the wireless version is pretty good on its own.
There are two ways to get the best possible wireless sound. The first is by using a quality source/player which is capable of aptX HD such as the new Fiio M15 or the Astell&Kern SP2000 just to name the two closest DAPs to me. The second is to use the MIY app on your phone or DAP. In example you can even do that on an Android DAP such as the Fiio M15, where you then will be using aptX BT as well as the MIY personalization.
I did the different tests and adapted the Xelento to my hearing and for me it resulted in a cleaner sound, with more energy and precision, a nicer timbre with better decay and more extended highs. I did not expect it but the Xelento Wireless transformed into a way better sounding IEM compared to 10 minutes before. The wireless Xelento is very close to the wired version using the MIY app and it’s actually one of the first wireless products which I’m impressed by and which I use. That being said, I do still prefer the wired sound of the Xelento over the personalized wired version.
With the MIY personalization app the Xelento Wireless of course might sound completely different for you after the parametrization. But the whole experience is impressive and if you want to go wireless with the Xelento, you really should use the app, as the sound quality after personalization is much better than the “standard” wireless one.
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How is the driver flex?
Mine seems to flex insanely on the left side.
I don’t know if it’s a defect but even jaw movement makes it flex.
In general I experience very little flex with IEMs. With the Xelento Wireless I haven’t really noticed it, so it probably was not present.
Have you contacted Beyer about it?
Hi Lieven, always great information, a little off topic but do you think you could do a review or shed some light on the perfect case for CIEM’s as there is little information out there. My case in point I have the 64 Audio A12t’s with the Effect Audio Leonidas II as per your pairings but the case is not great with this pairing at all. If you look around the web people will recommend a $5 cases for your multi thousand CIEM set up. I was hoping your team could shed some light or do a review on some great options out there for CIEM thanks.
for CIEMs I’m mostly using a Peli Case or the one from my JH Audio Lola, if the cable is slim enough (doesn’t work with every cable unfortunately). They’re near indestructible. My DAPs I usually put in the case Vision Ears shipped the VE 3.2 with. It’s also made of metal and protects my DAPs very well. If I didn’t have this one, I’d buy a bigger Peli Case. I really love those.
To be honest, we most likely won’t ever do case reviews. Why? Because we concentrate on stuff that influences the music we listen to. Although I agree, that cases and protection are incredibly important. Same goes for maintenance and care.
Hope that helps.
I just always use a pelican case. It’s perfect.
No, we won’t be doing case reviews, sorry 🙂
I had the Xelento’s and the AndromedaSS simultaneously, and I loved them both. I thought they complimented each other well: one intense and one laid back. Once I got my CL2, and went back, the X’s sounded like distortion, and the ASS sounded ‘constructed, and I sold them both.