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Overear REAL Z von Teufel

Why we love this product

The new REAL Z continues in the same hi-fi tradition as our award-winning Aureol® REAL headphones with one big difference: The semi-open design makes the REAL Z capable of deeper, more powerful bass. With real alumimium and soft, abrasion-resistant faux leather ear cushions in either dark or rust, the REAL Z is both visually and acoustically stunning.

Key advantages at a glance

  • 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
Stereoplay
Golden Ear Award 2016
stereoplay 2016
The Teufel Real Z won first place in the category hi-fi headphones in the Stereoplay reader's choice competition.

Translated from the original German.

(4.47 of 5 out of 43)
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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.

Private concert

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.

Included components

  • 1× Mini-jack 3.5mm connector cable (3.0 m)
  • 1× Mini-jack 3.5mm connector cable (1.3 m)
  • 1× jack 6,35 mm for Real Z
  • 1× Soft-Case for Real Z
  • 1× REAL Z
Overear REAL Z

Specifications

  • Overear REAL Z von Teufel

    REAL Z

    High-end over-ear HD headphones.

    • Description Item
      Weight 0.20 kg
    • Description Item
      Miscellaneous 3.0 m and 1.5 m incl. stereo jack adapter
    • Description Item
      Frequency range from/to 18 - 22000 Hz
      Impedance 50 Ohm
      Miscellaneous Sensitivity: 102 +- 4 dB @ 1 kHz

Expert reviews

  • Stereoplay
    Golden Ear Award 2016
    stereoplay 2016
    Ausgezeichnet Goldenes Ohr Overear REAL Z stereoplay
    The Teufel Real Z won first place in the category hi-fi headphones in the Stereoplay reader's choice competition.

    Translated from the original German.

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  • Logo - HiFi Journal
    "Generously apportioned deep and powerful bass tones are grounded by a very linear sonic foundation."
    www.hifi-journal.de 23.09.2015
    Testbericht - Hifi Journal - Gold
    “The headband seems a bit more flexible. At the same time, the material strength was improved. The manufacturer’s name was visually worked into the product as a sort of cut-out.  All-in-all, the level of quality was improved.”

    “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 [...].“

    Conclusion:

    "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.”
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  • Logo - Ear-In
    "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."
    Ear-In 10.11.2015
    Testbericht Overear REAL Z
    Testbericht Overear REAL Z
    Features

    "The Real Z immediately makes a good impression with its elegant look and feel.“

    Fit

    "[…] without reservation: suitable for wearing over long periods of time […]“

    Sound

    "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.”
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  • Logo - Audio Test
    [T]he sound has a pleasant balance with a punchy bass and very clear contours in the treble range."
    Audio Test 02/2016
    Testbericht Audio Overear REAL Z
    "The headphones have no problem reproducing the soundstage of titles like „Götterfunken“ from Tanzwut with incredible realism. Individual instruments are sent far into the virtual space and can be easily isolated. The bass drum is given a lot of power, without forcing itself into the foreground. The midrange is clearly delineated and offers a balanced sound with both smartphones and stereo systems. The light, feminine vocals in Mark Isham’s song “Sense of Touch,” known for moving some to tears in the movie “L.A. Crash,” was perfectly played back. Presented with an accurate resolution, it was possible to recognize many details and created the right level of excitement.”

    Conclusion:

    "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.”

    Translated from the original German.
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  • Logo - agm-magazin
    "The detailed sound, the extensive imaging, the perfect, noise-free treble (even at high volumes) make the Real Z a true all-round talent."
    www.agm-magazin.de 22.12.2015
    "Teufel [decided] on a substantial aluminium construction and delivers the headphones in a hard shell transport box thus ensuring the perfect protection while traveling.”

    "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.”

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  • Vision
    "It plays the bottom range in a quick and controlled manner that is not in the least anemic."
    HiFi Vision 45/2015
    Testbericht Vision Overear REAL Z
    "The Real Z’s elegant look and feel inspires immediate confidence.‘”

    "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.”
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  • Logo - Allround-PC [NL]
    "Teufel’s Real Z adopted the strengths of its predecessor, the Aureol Real, and enhanced them in all the right places."
    Allround-PC 02.11.2015
    Testbericht PC Gaming Overear REAL Z
    "A semi-open design with round ear cups, an articulated headband for adjusting the size and all-around sleek design. Unlike its predecessor, Teufel didn’t exclusively construct the Real Z out of synthetics. Parts of the ear cups and the hardware for adjusting the size are made from aluminium and give the headphones an all-around premium look and feel.”

    "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.”

    Conclusion:
    "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.”

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  • Logo - ModernHifi
    "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.”
    ModernHifi 19.08.2015
    Testbericht Teufel Overear REAL Z
    "With 50 ohms of impedance, it positions itself between use with smartphones and hi-fi systems. We definitely can’t complain here about the levels being too low. With a 102 dB sensitivity rating, the headphones play truly loud without reaching their limit.”

    "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.”
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Product Ratings
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Very good
I am very satisfied with the headphones, very good sound as expected! A reliable brand!
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Over and over
Fast delivery, neatly packed, good sound. Great value for money.
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Henk Wittebol
Wearing comfort and sound are very good, have no complaints about anything, but perhaps it is also useful to integrate a volume and balance control in the cord or on the headphones themselves, it's ju...
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Henk Wittebol
Wearing comfort and sound are very good, have no complaints about anything, but perhaps it is also useful to integrate a volume and balance control in the cord or on the headphones themselves, it's just an idea. Mvg Henk
Very good product from Teufel
product has a high wearing comfort and a very good sound. The two Aufio cables supplied as well as the high-quality carrying bag were particularly striking.
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jesters
After studying some headphone tests, I chose the Real Z from Teufel because of its attractive price. This is my first KH of Teufel. The KH is mainly operated at my home system to listen to some loud m...
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jesters
After studying some headphone tests, I chose the Real Z from Teufel because of its attractive price. This is my first KH of Teufel. The KH is mainly operated at my home system to listen to some loud music at a later hour or to play the home cinema sound (household with small kids). The scope of delivery with bag and cables is also great and extensive. Have tested the Real Z now about 5 hours and I am more than satisfied. I would describe the sonic tuning as neutral and the resolution as very successful. Also the spatiality was not neglected by the developers and in my opinion conveys a realistic stage. It's a lot of fun to hear rock/pop about the Real Z. In general, I find the bass reproduction suitable and not too "fat", which is not to say that it is not so voluminous! If one recording has enough bass, it's great, as the sound engineer intended it to be. I like the mids and especially the heights very much and they are also suitable for long term listening and not too pointed! I would describe the design and the workmanship as high quality with good plastics and some parts made of aluminium. The KH is not too tight and can easily be worn for several hours. The good and for my ears sufficiently large ear pads also contribute to this. The only point of criticism for me is the smooth adjustment for the size of the temple. This one better be screened. Otherwise I would recommend the KH to anyone who wants to buy one and has certain demands on sound and/or workmanship. Keep it up, Teufel!
Valuation Real Z
I am very satisfied so far. Fast delivery. Very good packaging. Listen for 2 hours, with PC . Good fit of the headphones, and quality workmanship! Very good sound...all kinds of music ! Easy payment. ...
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Valuation Real Z
I am very satisfied so far. Fast delivery. Very good packaging. Listen for 2 hours, with PC . Good fit of the headphones, and quality workmanship! Very good sound...all kinds of music ! Easy payment. So I'm full of praise! first wanted to buy BOSE, but I decided for TEUFEL. is waiting for a good offer for the BOOMSTER. Many thanks again Jörg Bendschneider 18437 Stralsund PS REAL Z is my birthday present by the way ...............................................................................................
Absolutely recommendable
I haven't tested a convincing sound in pop and jazz classical music yet. Also optically I like the Real Z (brown) very much. Included cables (short long, plus adapter) and case are practical. Comfort ...
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Absolutely recommendable
I haven't tested a convincing sound in pop and jazz classical music yet. Also optically I like the Real Z (brown) very much. Included cables (short long, plus adapter) and case are practical. Comfort good.
2 test days & it goes back
Ordered Real-Z as headphones for everything: Jazz, classical, rock, metal etc... well.... the sound is modest ...
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Very good headphones
visually beautiful to look at very comfortable, even when listening for a long time very good sound with strong bass two cable lengths are included in the scope of delivery in case of a cabl...
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Very good headphones
visually beautiful to look at very comfortable, even when listening for a long time very good sound with strong bass two cable lengths are included in the scope of delivery in case of a cable defect the cable is easily replaceable - not foldable, therefore somewhat bulky for the rice suitcase
Satisfied all round
Even though I wouldn't call myself particularly audiophile (i.e. a layman), I've been looking for a good pair of headphones for some time now. I was not really convinced by the displays in the local e...
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Satisfied all round
Even though I wouldn't call myself particularly audiophile (i.e. a layman), I've been looking for a good pair of headphones for some time now. I was not really convinced by the displays in the local electronics stores, so I decided to order here. I have to say, I'm really thrilled. The headphones make a well processed, high-quality impression - the included accessories (2 cables of different lengths, jack adapter and protective cover for storage) complete this picture well. For me, the sound is excellent across the entire bandwidth - clear and with a pleasant bass. The wearing comfort is also excellent. I can therefore recommend them to anyone.