Beyerdynamic Amiron £475
When you’re spending this sort of money, you expect no compromise. From sound quality to comfort, durability and design, everthing should be faultless – and the Beyerdynamic Amiron headphones deliver just that. They’re the full package.
A comfortable fit is not to be underestimated with expensive headphones aimed at extended home listening, which is why Beyerdynamic has used alcantara microfibres (a blend of polyester and polyurethane with a similar texture to suede) and microvelour to make the earcups and headband. The result? You could wear them for hours in musical bliss.
We decide to blast out a rock classic, AC/DC’S It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘N’ Roll) and the song’s bagpipes are a good test of how a pair of headphones can handle treble. The Amiron takes them in all its stride, keeping a good grip on the high frequencies without any harshness.
On the softer side, the midrange vocals in Fountains of Wayne’s Action Hero come across clearly too, giving an insightful rendition of the way that Chris Collingwood drags and emphasises the ends of his words that the other headphones just can’t quite match.
At this price, Beyerdynamic’s Amiron headphones provide an impressive sound across the whole frequency range. We like the Amirons’ clear midrange vocals, their tight timing, and the impressive way that they can handle challengingly messy songs.
They aren’t cheap but if you’re prepared to shell-out for a premium ear experience, these won’t disappoint.
For comfort and sound quality, these Amirons are the full package