As far as audio quality goes, the Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless is the best pair of wireless headphones on the market. It both sounds and feels premium.
However, despite the 30-hour battery life and sturdy construction, the Amiron Wireless was made for home-use and you’ll find both its bulky build and lack of active noise canceling to make it unfit for use elsewhere.
Most users should have no trouble finding plenty of wireless headphones to suit their needs – from casual listeners, dedicated bass-heads, gamers, and so on. The only demographic that has a problem finding wireless headphones that suit their needs are audiophiles. Their needs are simply too extensive, and for the longest time wireless technology just could not meet them.
But Beyerdynamic has set out to prove that this isn’t the case anymore with their Amiron Wireless headphones supposedly offering sound quality that is on par with the best wired audiophile headphones out there.
The immense asking price that these headphones go for would suggest that they have succeeded in their endeavor, but the headphones still aren’t flawless.
|Name||Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless|
|Frequency response||5Hz – 40kHz|
|Battery life||30+ Hours|
The Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless is one chunky pair of headphones, with rather sizeable earcups and a thickly padded headband. It sports a minimalist design with a black and grey dual-tone color scheme, but the sheer size of the device makes it anything but inconspicuous.
The mostly metal construction gives it a premium feel and offers outstanding durability. Where metal isn’t used, you can find other premium alternatives like high-quality plastic and Alcantara. We would like to say that it can withstand the elements, but for wireless headphones with such a durable build and impressive battery life, the Amiron Wireless is simply unfit for outdoor use.
This is largely due to the fact that the earcups don’t fold rotate or fold in. What’s more, since the earcups are this huge there is simply no way to comfortably wear them around your neck. To be fair, Beyerdynamic does market the Amiron Wireless as home use headphones, but we felt this needed mentioning.
The right earcup houses all the features that are physically accessible on the Amiron Wireless, from the power button and microphone to the 3.5mm jack, USB-C charging port, and even the touchpad used for controls.
Unlike most other touch controls we’ve seen on headphones and earbuds, which can be unresponsive and finicky, the metal trackpad that the Amiron Wireless uses covers the entire earcup. This is why it has no problem registering and distinguishing between the swipes, presses, and holds used to control playback, adjust volume, summon a voice assistant, and so on. The only issue here is that the controls are a bit unintuitive at first. However, once you get the hang of them, they work like a charm.
The headphones can use a wired connection thanks to the 3.5mm cable that comes with the device. What’s more, this wired connection can be used even when the battery is fully depleted. If you’re coughing up this money to get a pair of wireless headphones we don’t see why you would ever use them for in this wired mode, but the option is there nonetheless.
As far as comfort goes, the Amiron Wireless can be worn for hours and hours on end without any discomfort. The headband and ear cushions are soft, thickly padded, and covered in Alcantara.
However, these headphones don’t exactly sit snugly on your head. Because of the weak clamping force, they just kind of sit on your head. This makes them comfortable, sure, but it doesn’t help with stability. Sudden head movements may not cause the headphones to fall entirely off your head, but they can cause them to move enough to mess with the seal, which in turn can negatively impact the sound.
A tighter fit would have still been comfortable without allowing room for this potential issue. It’s not a huge issue by any means, but when you’re paying this much money for a pair of headphones you deserve to know every minute issue they might have. The ear cushions are replaceable, so perhaps you could find a thicker pair that might help with this, but headphones this expensive shouldn’t require any additional investments.
When talking about features, it’s easier to start with the things the Amiron Wireless doesn’t have.
It doesn’t have active noise canceling. That’s about it. The passive noise canceling is good, but if you need a pair of wireless audiophile-grade headphones for use in noisy environments you’d get more mileage out of worse sounding headphones that do offer ANC. This lack of ANC feels weird, but if you can get over it you’ll find a lot to love thanks to all the other features.
The Amiron Wireless comes equipped with aptX, aptX HD, aptX-LL, AAC, and SBC for all your low-latency needs, making the headphones just as good for multimedia content as they are for music listening.
The headphones are advertised as having a 30+ hour battery life. Unless you’re constantly blasting away at max volume (which you really shouldn’t be doing if you value your health) you will get the full 30+ hours of playback out of them.
Furthermore, the Amiron Wireless comes with its own MIY app. Among other things, the app can be used to perform a hearing test which will measure how well you hear on each ear. The results will then be used to adjust the music according to your personal hearing profile. It’s a cool feature that can help personalize the sound to your needs. Unfortunately, it doesn’t let you mess with the EQ manually.
The Amiron Wireless has got to be the best sounding pair of wireless headphones on the market.
It has a tight and accurate bass and sub-bass that is just palpable. The bass is a bit accentuated, but we wouldn’t go so far as to call the headphones bass-heavy. After all, these headphones are clearly made for audiophiles, and audiophiles don’t want their bass to overshadow all the other frequencies.
The mids are just amazing, especially vocals and acoustic instruments that have an incredibly lifelike presence to them. And the highs are clean and open. The frequency response is just curved enough to offer some excitement that purely referential headphones don’t have. Every frequency range is fast, precise, and incredibly detailed. And all this magic unfolds on a soundstage that feels vast.
In fact, the sound is so good that there is no difference when switching between the wireless and wired modes. The Amiron Wireless sounds just as good through a Bluetooth connection as it does through a wired 3.5mm cable.
Even though it uses Bluetooth 4.2, the signal strength here is strong and should present no problem for home use unless you’re living in a mansion. So whether you’re looking to jam to your favorite tunes or enjoy your favorite movies, be it for day-long marathons or short sessions, you won’t find the Amiron Wireless lacking in any way.
The Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless is easily one of the best pair of audiophile Bluetooth headphones on the market. It features a meticulous construction, superb comfort, great battery life, and audio that seems too good to be true. It sounds just like a pair of wired audiophile headphones, which is saying a lot.
The more recent Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless Copper might be slightly better, but we can’t imagine the difference being huge.
However, the Amiron Wireless doesn’t offer the best value. Even now that the price has gone down after the release of the Copper model, it still costs an absurd amount. For half that price, you can find excellent wireless headphones that still sound great and also offer features like active noise canceling.
So if money is of no concern, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better pair of wireless headphones than the Amiron Wireless. However, if you’re looking to nab the best bang for your buck we suggest looking elsewhere.