Looking for good headphones at a range of prices? You’ve probably heard the name Beyerdynamic before, and here it is again. The reason for this is simple; they make good quality audio equipment.
The one weakness in the company’s lineup has been the lack of more wireless models. Bluetooth technology has come a long way. So, making premium sound wireless has become much easier.
Cutting the cables…
The Amiron is undoubtedly one of Beyerdynamic’s most successful models. That’s because they’ve answered the many cries from users for a wireless version.
At almost $600, they are by no means a purchase you’d want to make lightly. That said, these are among the best premium quality wireless headphones on the market. So, you assume the price is worth it, right?
Are these going to be the next step in making premium quality audio wireless? Let’s find out in my in-depth Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless Review.
Design and Build[cta img=”71HBEG9BrIL._AC_SL500_.jpg” alt=”Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless” asin=”B079P4348N” rating=”3.7″]
The previous Amiron was praised for its build and sound quality. However, some reviewers were unhappy with the fit. The ear cups protruded too much from the ear, which prevented a proper seal and thus weakened the bass sound.
As you’d expect…
A pair of headphones with an asking price of $600, the Amiron Wireless headphones feel very well built. And they are made from high-grade materials. Aluminum and high-quality plastics are used in the construction of this almost industrial-looking headset.
The headband is made from the highly praised Alcantara textile fabric. It’s sometimes seen in high-end automobiles, used as a more colorful and breathable substitute for leather.
Furthermore, the headband is plush and only adds to the very premium feel of this headset. All in all, these are some of the best high-end wireless headphones you will find.
A significant design change…
That would have to be the closed-back design. The original model was open-backed. While this does make for more “leaking,” it was not the main cause of the weak sounding bass. However, the closed-back design is a marked improvement as it makes for better isolation.
Speaking of isolation, the Amiron Wireless does not have any ANC capabilities. This is a bit of a let-down since many competitors offer this feature, and we’re paying top dollar here.
However, the Amiron Wireless does an excellent job at isolating your ears. So, the lack of ANC doesn’t bother you that much or even at all. The Amiron wireless comes in two color schemes. The standard black and grey, and a slightly more bold-looking copper.
Fit and Comfort
There is Alcantara covering the memory foam in the headband and the ear pads. As a result, the Amiron is one of the plushest and most comfortable wireless headphones you can buy. Without a doubt, this is a massive improvement on the original Amiron headset.
Beyerdynamic markets this headset as a premium quality listening experience headset that you don’t take out on the subway or to the gym. I am inclined to agree with the German manufacturer. These are not for the casual listener; these are serious headphones.
Despite their weight, the clamping force is just enough to make them feel much lighter than they are. Therefore, they are comfortable enough to wear for long periods without discomfort.
Included with the Amiron wireless is a very durable DT Hardcase, a USB-A to USB-C charging cable, and a 1.2m auxiliary cable with a three-button remote control built-in.
Functionality and Battery Life[price-button asin1=”B079P4348N”]
The Amiron Wireless comes with Bluetooth 4.2, and I had absolutely no dropouts when testing. The connection is as stable as can be and will remain so up to a distance of around 30ft.
Like most headsets, the functionality is kept to the right ear cup. This is where you will find a touchpad and all of the additional controls.
There is a 3.5mm jack, a USB-C port for charging, a small hole that is the only indication of a microphone, and finally, a power button which also functions as the Bluetooth pairing button.
The controls are quite intuitive, but the sensitivity of the pad is rather low. This is no doubt to prevent false inputs.
While this takes some getting used to, once you’re in the habit of making the gestures deliberately enough to get them to register, they work quite well. The sensitivity of the pad can be adjusted in the app, but I’ll get to that in a bit.
Easy to use…
Swiping left will skip to the next track; swiping right will skip to the previous track. And swiping and holding in either direction will fast-forward or rewind.
Swipe up or down to control the volume and double tap in the center to pause or play the audio. Finally, if you tap once and then hold, you will activate your phone’s voice assistant.
Playing music at full blast, the Amiron wireless delivered a battery life of around 26 hours. This is frankly ridiculous. It will easily achieve its advertised time of 30 hours and more at normal volumes. Or, stated more plainly – the best battery life wireless headphones you can buy.
The companion App for the Amiron Wireless is easily one of the high points. Also, one of the best companion Apps for any pair of headphones I’ve ever come across. The app truly adds something to the listening experience.
When you first set up the Amiron Wireless, the App will take you through a quick two-minute hearing test that works in the same way most hearing tests do. A series of noises are played through each side, and you must tap or not, depending on whether you hear the noise or not.
Beyerdynamic taking steps to compensate for the fact that not everyone hears the same shows a high level of dedication.
Adds to the listening experience…
This might seem like a limited feature set. But, the difference it makes and the simplicity it adds to the use of these headphones makes it well worth using, especially when you’re connected to a smart device like a phone or tablet.
Sound Quality[price-button asin1=”B079P4348N”]
If you have any quarrels with the Amiron Wireless, they will likely be drastically lowered the moment you start playing a tune. These headphones are quite simply a joy to listen to. So, good that, at times, I forgot to listen critically because I am singing and dancing up and down the office hallway.
When it comes to codecs, Beyerdynamic has spared no expense. The Amiron Wireless will support aptX, aptX HD, aptX LL (low latency for videos), AAC, and finally, SBC. That makes these some of the most compatible wireless headphones on the market.
When it comes to dynamic capability, the Amiron Wireless has enough power to satisfy anyone’s needs, no matter how loud you like it.
The frequency response is 5Hz to 40kHz. The low-end on the Amiron Wireless achieves the singular task of sounding warm and well-defined at the same time. There is a definite boost in the lower frequencies. But, it is not substantial enough to classify these headphones as bass-heavy.
The mids have immense depth and clarity. Acoustic guitars and female vocals seem to blend so seamlessly that they don’t sound like separate elements anymore. Not that this indicates bad separation.
A superb soundstage…
When listening to a complicated classic like “Eleanor Rigby,” each string can be pointed out when you listen with your eyes closed. Synth parts used as decoration in more EDM-type music have wonderful clarity but never appear bright. Even when boosted to uncomfortably loud levels.
Background vocals that are ping-ponged can be heard moving further and further away in the field. Each repetition indicates a good soundstage.
Overall, it must be said that you will be hard-pressed to find a better-sounding pair of wireless headphones.
The mic quality on the Amiron Wireless may be the only letdown when it comes to sound quality. Not to say that it’s bad. It will match up to most competitors but isn’t going to win awards. For taking calls indoors, the Amiron Wireless will be more than adequate.
Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless Review – Pros and Cons
- Great build quality.
- Superb sound quality.
- 3.5mm jack.
- Stable Bluetooth with a good range.
- Comfortable and secure.
- Simple and easy App.
- Great battery life.
- Excellent controls.
- Some users would have wanted more sound customization.
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Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless Review – Conclusion
If you’re looking for the best sounding wireless headphones out there, look no further. The Amiron Wireless has taken care of the problems inherent in its predecessor. And it has also enhanced its design and performance capabilities.[price-button asin1=”B079P4348N”]
If you can forgive that you EQ your sound in an app and can only have it in Black/Grey or Copper and Black, there is no reason you should look at any other wireless headphones for serious sound. Unless, of course, you can’t afford them. The final score is 9 out of 10.
Until next time, happy listening.