Beyerdynamic Amiron (Black) is rated out of 5 by 21.
Beyerdynamic Amiron (Black)
Over Ear Open Back Headphones
£415 RRP £499
Try before you buy - demo unit available. Call your local store today to arrange an in-store demonstration.”Comfortable over-ears with sound of the highest quality.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2021 award-winner.
Tesla technology - an electric force
Inside these headphones lies a powerful force - Tesla technology. The Tesla name comes from the unit used to measure magnetic flux density, and the magnetic field within the Amiron's transducers' is around twice the strength of other headphones. The main advantage of this powerful magnetic field is that it allows for the use of smaller, lighter voice coils.
Class-leading sound quality
Thanks to Tesla technology, the Beyerdynamic Amiron headphones are amongst the most accurate, transparent and detailed headphones in their class. If you value the absolute truth in sound above exaggerated bass or treble then these are the headphones for you.
As you'd expect from this leading headphone brand, listening comfort is first-rate. Large micro fibre velour earpads offer a contact that's not just soft but, unlike leather and leatherette free from the potential to stick to your skin. The pads also pivot, offering even pressure around your ears.
Precision build quality
Built in Germany, the Amirons are every bit as well built as you could hope for. With extensive use of aluminium in the construction, these headphones aren't just comparatively light, they're also built to last.
Beautifully made and even better sounding, the Beyerdynamic Amirons are headphones on top form.
Rated 5 out of 5 by DanielCP from Great. Warm, full, but a little brittle in treble. I'm not an audiophile and have no interest in fads and trends in audiophile hardware. I'm a musician who spent some time playing in bands, have been in recording studios, and have a pragmatic rather than elitist approach to sound. Music is important to me, but more from a creators perspective than a consumer's perspective. This review reflects that. I have an old pair of Sennheiser HD650s which have performed sterling service for me over the years but I've found them light on bass, so the reviews and recommendations for the Beyerdynamic Amiron compelled me to try something new. I've been meaning to buy a pair of these as a complement to my HD 650s, and I was surprised at the difference in tone. The Amirons have a much fuller, warmer sound. It's as if someone has dialled in lower mid-range shelving EQ compared to the HD650s, making the whole bass and lower mid-range feel more 'complete.' This section of the EQ spectrum isn't always the most appealing - it can make a mix sound muddy and acoustic guitar 'boxy,' but well-produced tracks have no problem on the BD Amiron that I have encountered. It definitely is an improvement on the HD 650s, and I was surprised at how much life it added to a well-produced recording. By contrast the Sennheiser HD650s seem to struggle in the lower mid-range and bass areas, and this makes the mixes sound thin by comparison to the Amirons. The treble has a lot of fizz in the Beyerdynamics. The HD 650s are more refined and less brittle. This is a matter of taste, but I prefer for many tracks the smoothness of the HD 650s in the tops. Other tracks benefit from the extra energy, so it varies. The real thing that blew me away was the way the Amiron's captured the sound of a guitar tube amplifier played on rock recordings. I've spent enough times in practise rooms and studios to know well the sound of a raw, overdriven electric guitar played too loud along with overwhelmingly fat bass, and the Amiron's absolutely captured that sound. It actually brought back memories of wall-to-wall blue-carpetted, cigarette-stained rehearsal rooms. The Sennheisers have never come close to capturing the 'real' sound of an actual valve-amp cabinet on any record, so I was totally delighted to hear the way that rawness and thump felt present in the Beyerdynamics. Audiophiles who don't play music, or only listen to classical records, will not be moved by this. But those of us who have gigged - trust me, you're going to like these headphones! Would I recommend them? Absolutely. There are times when the smoothness of HD 650s match my mood more, and treble-heavy genres might get a little brittle at times, but overall they are very good indeed. It could be that over time the headphones will play themselves in and the treble will be less emphasised, which would make them perfect. As it is, they are highly recommended.
Date published: 2021-10-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ricmat from Perfect for home use with quality sources I wanted a comfortable set of open backed headphones for home use. My previous headphones were on ear monitor standard and the combination could get very hot and tiring. I was disappointed at first in comparison to my previous analytical headphones, but soon realised that this was due to listening at too low volume before they were 'burnt in'. Now they are burnt in I am very happy with the open soundstage and clear rendition. they are also really comfortable so I will happily listen for long periods.
Date published: 2021-09-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by santonia from Comfortable, better sound available elsewhere I bought these alongside the Audeze LCD-1, wanting some open-back headphones for new work from home life. Extensive research put me onto the Ampiron's although i really wanted to try either electrostatic or magnetic planar tech as well - hence the Audeze. I usually use Sennheiser HD-25-1's wired, or Sony WH-XM002 wireless, and whilst the Ampirons are better (marginally) they do not justify the extra outlay. However, the Audeze are streets ahead (and cost less than the Ampirons). Just try the Audeze LCD-1's at least before buying these.
Date published: 2021-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mala59 from Comfortable great open sound Great headphones so comfortable sound is brilliant so open and rich sound so glad I bought
Date published: 2021-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by VelvetM from Excellent sound quality Fantastic sound, clean and distinct. Highly recommend
Date published: 2021-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by mw229 from Great sound and comfortable for a long listen! Bought these in error as had intended to go for Bluetooth version which has closed back but found these so good ) What HiFi award) That I decided to keep them as they do NOT significantly leak sound as review stated. I also have Bose Quiet Comfort 11 which are good (and noise canceling) but the Breyer pair are more detailed and a crisper sound I reckon. Four stars as they are not Bluetooth (but are cheaper anyway!) Also bought a Chord PolyMojo -great stuff when you’ve sorted it out but the new instructions enable. Usual flexible service from Mr Richer and his teams.
Date published: 2020-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheKevster from Supreme comfort, superb sound I wanted to upgrade my cans, and having picked up a Beyerdynamic A20 headphone amp at a very silly (low price), I decided to match them with a pair of BD headphones. After reading some online reviews, I decided to go for the Amiron Homes, espcially as RS had a great money-off deal going on them at the time. As ever, delivery prompt and hassle-free, and I settled down to enjoy my new purchase. These are fantastic headphones – the sound is detailed, open, airy and natural. Very refined (the bass goes deep without being boomy, treble is sharp but never harsh) and hugely enoyable, whether you're using an analogue or digital source. Perhaps most remarklable is just how comfortable these 'phones are – you can barely feel them on, which makes for excellent extented listening. One caveat: these are open backed cans, so they leak a lot of sound, so you'll be disturbing anyone else in the room, but I tend to use these for late-night lisening, when everyone else has gone to bed. The build quality is top-notch too. Best headphones I've ever owned, a superb match for the A20 amp and excellent value for money.
Date published: 2020-10-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by AshM1960 from Richer Sounds on top form despite product issues. I purchased the Bayerdynamic Amiron Home headphones and Chord Mojo as as usual, telesales were brilliant. Unfortunately the first pair arrived with a popping driver, second pair had a distorted aluminium frame but the third pair have been fantastic. Bayerdynamic clearly need to up their quality control but buying with RS gives great confidence. The Chord Mojo has been sublime from day 1. Thanks guys. Ash
Date published: 2020-09-12