- Premium over-ear HD headphones
- Sturdy yet ultra-light for a barely-there feel
- Premium construction with aluminium elements and robust synthetics
- Ear cushions made from soft, abrasion-resistant hypoallergenic imitation leather
- Large linear HD drivers & neodymium magnets for very detailed sound with extra bass
- Powerful levels from any source device & good sound isolating qualities
- 2 included cables are fabric covered for minimum microphonics
- Comes with a 6.3 mm adapter and fabric case
Overview of our technologies
Transparent playback with a little added oomph
As the name suggests, our "Real" line of headphones were designed to produce authentic, true-to-source sound. The line’s flagship model, the Arueol Real, received many positive reviews for its neutral tuning and linear frequency response. The REAL Z continues in this tradition with an extra helping of rich, resonant bass for an added fun factor.
Unlike many other bassy headphones, the REAL Z doesn’t neglect the rest of the frequency range. 44 mm linear HD drivers use powerful neodymium magnets together with low oxygen high-performance cable to create high distortion-free levels across a broad frequency range with enormous impulse fidelity.
Compared to open headphones, the REAL Z’s semi-open design means that less sound leaks out into your environment. This is good news for everyone who plans to use these extremely comfortable headphones at work – your co-workers won’t be able to hear what you’re listening to. You’ll also hear less of the noise around you, handy when commuting by train or when you just want to tune out the world.
Attractive real aluminium accents and a soft faux leather headband and ear cushions make the REAL Z much more than just a vehicle for music enjoyment – it’s a stunning accessory.
Powerful sound from all source devices
The low impedance REAL Z musters the same powerful, distortion-free sound from just about any playback device: Music on MP3 players, smartphones, televisions, computers and notebooks is played back with the same strong, high-definition sound.
The REAL Z comes with a 1.3 meter and a 3 meter cable plus a 6.3 mm stereo jack for use at home with stereo systems and amplifiers. The fabric covering suppresses noise transmitted via body contact (so-called microphonics). The REAL Z also comes with a handy cloth bag for storage and travel.
- REAL Z
- Mini-jack 3.5mm connector cable (3.0 m)
- jack 6,35 mm for Real Z
- Soft-Case for Real Z
- Mini-jack 3.5mm connector cable (1.3 m)
|Frequency range from/to||18 - 22000 Hz|
|Miscellaneous||Sensitivity: 102 +- 4 dB @ 1 kHz|
|Miscellaneous||3.0 m and 1.5 m incl. stereo jack adapter|
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You can read the full test review here at http://it.ibtimes.com
Tested in my office with my faithful IBasso, the semi-open design proved a good choice: It checks the volume – no one is disturbed, and is quiet even at distances of just one meter. On the other hand, it isolates very little. So this is an excellent choice to avoid being cut off from the world while enjoying music without disturbing anyone [...]
My second listening confirmed my first impressions: A pair of headphones that adapt easily to any style, clearly oriented towards fun - a winner when it comes to detail. I enjoyed the semi-open design. The feeling of the music being enclosed was low, which is nice."
You can read the full test review (in French) at http://kksk.blog.free.fr
“The semi-open construction now employed muffles outside noise with its cushioning which also applies to the device’s own sound production working its way into the outer environment. That is to say, the person next to you on the train will hear less of your music. Inside are two 44 m broadband drivers fired by neodymium magnets.”
“In our test, an unbelievably good linearity was dispersed into our ears which can only be a good thing. [T]he Real Z [...] [is] equipped with rich but generously apportioned bass all the way down to the bottom frequencies. All-in-all, the headphones came across as harmonious and are a lot of fun.”
"But the fun factor isn’t all – the sound experience is the headphone’s crowning glory. In various action games, the acoustic sound image was able to show its strengths. The sound of rattling chains or the approach of an opponent is [...] more than distinctly experienced and played back as an effective soundstage.“
"The half-open construction enables an even greater volume of sound since the isolation of outside sounds is better realized [...]. The Real Z exerts a good amount of pressure on the ear which enables it, among other things, to achieve good noise isolating properties.”
"With a weight of just 180 grams, the headphones make the perfect companions [...].“
"The lifestyle headphones with their truly positive features really make a good impression. Beginning with the premium packaging and culminating with details like the gold-plated mini stereo jack. The high-quality workmanship leave no grounds for complaint. The semi-open design is fun to listen to and is sufficient for the occasional gaming evening at home.”
"The headphones know how to please the listener in terms of sound. Generously apportioned deep and powerful bass tones are grounded by a very linear sonic foundation. All-in-all, an excellently tuned sound performance.”
You can read the entire test review (in German) at www.hifi-journal.de
"The Real Z immediately makes a good impression with its elegant look and feel.“
"[…] without reservation: suitable for wearing over long periods of time […]“
"They demonstrate an impressive depth in the bass range […]“
"They play back tones with a fullness and color and present many details without dissecting the music. Fun loving in the treble range, they don’t, however, overdo it. Rather, they sound open and give music the necessary space for a sound that is silky and never sharp. Overall, the Real Z is suitable for longer listening sessions… No, they actually run the risk of becoming habit forming.”
"The Real Z’s strength is its multifacetedness with improvements leaving barely room for criticism. The worthy successor does well with every source device; the sound has a pleasant balance with a punchy bass and very clear contours in the treble range. The design and wearing comfort are well executed thanks to the clean workmanship. Whoever is looking for a balanced headphone will have hit upon a good investment with the new Teufel.”
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You can read the full test review (in German) at www.AudioTest.de
"In spite of the high-end workmanship, the Real “ only weighs 20 grams (0.02 kg total weight) and is very pleasant to wear due to its soft headband and artificial leather covered ear cups.”
"Once again, Teufel relies on a semi-open construction instead of a closed one for the sake of sound quality. Yet the technology has progressed to the point where not much sound makes its way outside to a third party, even at high volumes. This makes the Real Z much better suited to use in public transportation. The sound remains fantastic as usual.”
"The detailed sound, the extensive imaging, the perfect, noise-free treble (even at high volumes) make the Real Z a true all-round talent. It’s good for authentic audiophile listening pleasure during cosy hours at home, but thanks to the improved noise isolating properties, is finally suitable for on the go as well.”
You can read the full test review (in German) at www.agm-magazin.de
"The color scheme complements the new materials so that the Real Z makes a very elegant impression.“
"Wearing comfort [:] I’ll keep it short: Fits! And this should apply to just about everyone. The adjustable part of the headband is large, the padding generously distributed and very soft [...].“
"In spite of the high-end materials used, at about 210 grams, the Real Z’s weight is quite low. The material employed in the ear pads is pleasantly breathable, so that the headphones can be recommended for wearing over longer periods of time without reservation.”
"It plays the bottom range in a quick and controlled manner that is not in the least anemic. Even in the rest of the frequency range, the Real has a very “real” quality, meaning tonally neutral - if a bit on the warmer side of neutral – dynamic and with good resolution.”
You can read the entire review (in German) at www.hifivision.net
"All-in-all, Teufel’s Real Z makes a very high-quality impression. Especially when it comes to the selection of materials, the successor makes a more premium impression than the Aureol Real. The workmanship is also of the highest quality. When worn for long periods of time it becomes apparent that the ear cups don’t build up any disruptive levels of heat and, in no small measure because of its low weight, no feeling of pressure can be discerned.”
"Teufel’s Real Z generally exhibits good acoustic qualities. Compared to its predecessor, Teufel expanded the frequency range downwards. The result is strong bass which makes the soundstage appear fuller without dominating it. The midrange is also very well defined and the treble reveals many fine details. The general impression is of a very warm and balanced sound.”
"Teufel’s Real Z adopted the strengths of its predecessor, the Aureol Real, and enhanced them in all the right places. The sleek design was retained and changed from an open to a semi-open construction. This allows the spatial sound to be retained to a certain degree while those around us are spared an involuntary musical treat and we are protected from sweaty ears. The frequency range was extended downwards which becomes immediately and positively apparent in a direct comparison with the Aureol Real. Along with the pleasant artificial leather cushioning, the included cables in differing lengths as well as the 6.35 mm stereo jack adapter make for good comfort.”
You can read the entire test (in German) at www.allround-pc.com
"Are you still wearing an Aureol Real? Teufel’s Real Z offers you the same natural tone with markedly more bass.“
"The Teufel Real Z takes its job very seriously and wants to offer the best possible sound experience. Impulses spring quickly into action and are supported by good dynamics. The bass has power and reaches all the way down into the low frequency basement.”
"An extended frequency response, good localization and powerful sound – this satisfies even demanding listeners. Teufel’s Real Z has really upped the ante in many respects. The low-maintenance aluminium hardware, soft [leather] and comfortable fit stand out. With its semi-open construction, the Real series now has a pair of headphones for on-the-go in its program.”
You can read the entire review (in German) at www.modernhifi.de
Downloads & support
• Television: A conventional TV set will suffice. Naturally, devices with a 16:9 format are recommended for playing back DVDs.
• AV surround Receiver: This multichannel amplifier with integrated radio and decoder for Dolby Digital/DTS replaces the stereo amplifier. As minimum equipment, the device should have power amplifiers with approx. 5 x 40 watt output.
• DVD player: This devices supplies the video and audio signals, plays back a number of digital formats, also plays music CDs and MP3 files and is connected to the receiver.
This circumstance would drive up the production and storage costs, which would result in a significantly more expensive sales price.
A paint shop in your vicinity will surely be able to repaint the speaker housing to your preferred colour without loss of warranty - after expiry of the eight-week right of return.