beyerdynamic is my favorite brand of audiophile headphones and I’m excited with each of their new releases. This time, I get a chance to test the beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless headphones. They are special because this is the first time the manufacturer cut the cord from one of their audiophile headphones.
Design & Features
The beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless is the Bluetooth version of the Amiron Home released nearly 2 years ago. The price difference between the two models is just $70 and you shouldn’t expect any significant upgrade here. In terms of design, I even prefer the wired version since its earcups look much more interesting with metal woven grilles and embossed logo on the outside. The wireless version looks a little dull since both earcups use a flat plastic surface. This is because beyerdynamic equips the headphones with a touchpad on the right earcup. The control is quite straightforward since I can change volume or skip tracks with just a swipe.
You can also find a power/pairing button, a USB-C port, a 3.5mm audio port, and a microphone hole on the earcup. I really love that beyerdynamic uses the USB-C port for their recent headphones because it’s much easier to plug the connector into this port and you can use the same charging cable of your Android smartphones. The only problem is that the power button is a little difficult to press and I can’t see the LED indicator underneath when I long press the button.
Apart from the earcup design, everything else is pretty much the same as the Amiron Home. We still have the same earpads and headband covered in microvelour. The material is very soft and much more durable than faux leather found on other headphones. I highly recommend the microvelour earpads if you’re living in humid places. I have some headphones using faux or real leather but the earcups look terrible in less than a year of usage.
The comfort of the Amiron Wireless is superb. It has a perfect clamping pressure and the area inside the earcups is spacious enough for my ears to breath. Overall, I feel nothing after wearing the headphones for more than an hour.
The battery life of the headphones is quite impressive as it could last up to 30 hours on a single charge. Basically, you can wear the headphones for a couple of weeks without worrying about recharging them. Even when the battery is dead, you still can plug in the audio cable and use as wired headphones.
Another problem of the headphones is that the Bluetooth connection is not reliable. It works well when I sit close to my phone/laptop, however, there are many hiccups as soon as I walk out of my room.
Since the Amiron Wireless uses exactly the same drivers as seen on the Amiron Home, there is almost no difference in sonic characteristics between the two headphones.
The most interesting feature of the Amiron Wireless is dynamic sound personalization via the beyerdynamic MIY app. Once you download and install this app on iPhone or Android devices, you will be able to create a sound profile based on your age. Besides, the app will analyze your own hearing by playing some sounds at different frequencies. Then, it will adapt the sound to your hearing by correcting for frequency deficiencies. This is supposed to make anyone an audiophile with golden ears who can hear an extended range of frequencies. The feature sounds interesting and I gave it a try.
Unfortunately, the app is so buggy that I can’t visit the sound personalization page again to update my sound profile. I tested on both iOS and Android version but both show a blank page. Therefore, I have to accept the sound profile based on my age. It allows us to choose the percentage of the impact or disable the personalization. However, the difference when activating the feature is not so clear. All I hear is a slight increase in volume level; The sound signature remains unchanged.
Therefore, you won’t need to waste time with this app if you want to enjoy music with these headphones. Just connect them to your device and play your music. You will still experience a neutral sound, a precise bass, extended highs, and amazingly wide soundstage. The headphones are equipped with wireless technologies like Qualcomm aptX HD, Apple AAC, and aptX LL, so they sound almost the same as the Amiron Home. I love wearing the headphones as they could deliver the details that I was not aware when using some other headphones. Besides, the highs are not harsh and cause any treble spikes. Those are the reason why it is very difficult to take the Amiron off once you start the music. I really enjoy the headphones, just like their predecessor.
- High-res wireless transmission
- Very comfortable
- Great battery life
- Amazing sound
- Average Bluetooth range
- Poor performance of the MIY app
The beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless is undoubtedly the best Bluetooth headphones I’ve ever used. It might be expensive but it’s totally worth it. If you’re on a budget, you can get the wired Amiron Home and save more than $70.