BEYERDYNAMIC AMIRON HOME REVIEW
As you might expect the Amiron Home from Beyerdynamic is designed specifically with the home listener in mind. Boasting the fact that it’s Handmade in Germany right on the box and features Tesla technology, Beyerdynamic has attempted to turn your living room into a concert hall listening experience. But the $599 price tag is enough to make even the most hardcore music listener do a double take. Which begs the question.. is it worth it? Let’s take a look.
Right out of the box, the open design Beyerdynamic Amiron Home headphones are weighty and reveal the impressive feel of a product made with quality in mind. Zipped up in its egg-shaped case the Amiron Home headphones convey the comfortable warm feel associated with curling up on the couch by the fire indoors on a cold winter day. The headband and earpads are soft and quite comfortable. Even the detachable cable has that solid feel of a product made to last. And the double-sided 3.5mm plugs snap solidly into place reassuring my fear of possible shoddy connections.
After listening to some of my favorite tracks and running the Amiron Home through the paces I’m pleased with the overall performance and sound. The low-end punches just right without overdoing it which is always a turn off for me. The mid range is present and clear. And the high frequencies are crisp, revealing elements of the mix I definitely don’t hear on my everyday in-ear headphones.
The hefty price of $599 is probably justifiable considering the german craftsmanship and immaculate frequency response however this headphone would have to have dozens more features to pry this much money from my wallet.
Comparing the Amiron Home to the similarly priced Beyerdynamic DT1990 you can immediately feel and hear the difference. With the Amiron Home, the high frequencies are a bit more crisp and the overall sound is more defined where the DT1990 had a bit more boost on the low end. And while both are comfortable, the Amiron Home is much more comfortable and form fitting.
The Amiron Home lives up to the hype in my opinion. It’s one of the most comfortable pair of headphones I’ve ever worn. And the sound truly is phenomenal. Beyerdynamic clearly took great care when designing these headphones and it shows. The real drawbacks here are the open design and the price. I’m not a big fan of open back headphones because the whole point of putting them on should be to have a private listening experience wherever you might be. Plus you’ll need an amplifier (i.e. your fancy home stereo) to properly utilize this style of headphones. That being said, these would be quite nice if you live alone or have a relatively private space for listening. And as for the cost I’m sure it’s probably worth every bit of $599. To put it simply, if I had the dollars to spend and no worries about spending them I’d be grabbing a pair of the Amiron Home without a doubt.
- Transducer type – dynamic
- Operating principle – open
- Nominal frequency response – 5 – 40kHz
- Nominal impedance – 250 Ohms
- Nominal SPL 102dB (1mW / 500Hz)
- Sound coupling to the ear – circumaural
- Weight without cable – 340g
- Length and type of cable – 3m (9.8ft), detachable, double-sided
- Connection – gold vaporized mini stereo jack plug (3.5mm) and 1/4″ adapter (6.35mm)
- Accessories included – 3m double sided detachable cable / Premium carrying bag
Grab Beyerdynamic Amiron Home at the best price at Audio 46 when you use discount code “majorhifi” during checkout. This headphone is also available at a competitive price on Amazon
Compare the ranking of various headphones, earbuds and in-ear monitors using our tools.
Discuss this, and much more, over on our forum.---
MAJORHIFI may receive commissions from retail offers.