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Sennheiser Amperior On-Ear Headphones Reviews

Positive Reviews

uncleungie

Tight, uncompromising and awesome sound!

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Pros: Accurate and detailed with clean, punchy bass. Funky styling.

Cons: Mildy sibilant. Minimal soundstage. Exposed wiring.

Oh, the Amperior - the street-wise sequel to the famed Sennheiser HD 25. They have a very similar sound signature, but the Amperior sports a fuller, more well defined bass and has toned down the sibilant, often unwieldy trebles of its predecessor. The build quality has increased. The style has been bumped up a notch. iDevice controls and mic are now present. And considering you can easily find them for $200 or less on various online venues (as opposed to the steep $349 MSRP), it's tough to justify the purchase of the HD 25s - no matter how classic they may be.   The sound is punchy and cohesive - really in your face. It's accurate, bold, and totally energetic throughout the...
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Negative Reviews

Hifi Man

Kind of fun, interesting headphones, but simply not worth it

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Pros: Kind of 'fun' sounding, Pretty, Seem pretty durable

Cons: Very uncomfortable, Congested and not good for enjoying music

I've owned the Sennheiser Amperior for about a month and a half. I got these headphones for 175 dollars used, and I don't feel they're worth the money for me.Before I begin, I'd like to start off by saying some positive things so I don't come off as just bashing these things. I think they're very pretty headphones and they feel well made. They're fun to hold in your hands and appreciate the aluminium cups. They do have a rather quick and sharp sound. That's where I think the good ends.    Wearing them becomes very uncomfortable after around 30 - 60 minutes of use. My ears get very hot/sore wearing these. I find that they are too aggressive for the metal music I listen...
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More Reviews

Windsor

The Amperior - world-class portable headphone by Sennheiser

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Pros: Audiophile-grade portable headphone with excellent clarity and bass impact; luxurious-yet-rugged and stylish construction

Cons: Clamping pressure may be too much for some listeners; a more open, laid-back sounding headphone may be preferred

Intro   Long before I heard of Head-fi.org, one of the first headphones I ever bought was the Sennheiser HD 25-1. In 2004 I was on tour as the drummer for the internationally renowned singer Fish (ex-Marillion) and wanted an excellent headphone to enhance my music-listening experience both on and off the stage. When browsing in a European department store, I found and bought a discounted HD 25-1 for around £150 and used it for the rest of my touring time with Fish, much preferring its sound instead of the budget in-ear monitors I was issued at the start of the tour. After the tour I stored the HD 25 in one of my boxes where it lay dormant for a few years.   Fast...
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Jasper9395

Nice portable headphone but fails to really impress

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Pros: High build quality, clean, punchy and efficient headphone.

Cons: Not the most confertable headphone, lack of soundstage.

I got these second hand to use when traveling. I have owned a bunch of other headphones like the Grado RS225 D2000, DT880 and still own a HD650 (just so you know my point of reference).   THE GOOD: - I think they look good in a geeky sense, they are not stylish at all. - The construction seems very solid as one would expect form Sennheiser at this price level. - The headphones sound pretty good straight out of the headphone jack of my macbook pro (equalized) as they are quite efficient (this is one area in which they improve upon the HD25). - They are designed in a way so that you can fix them if they break! - Velvet ear pads that feel way better than plastic types. - They...
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justhandguns

Does what it says on the can, proven, no nonsense classic design. Solid sound.

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Pros: Sounds quality if great. Typical Sennheiser sound signature, warm and fluidic. Can be driven with almost everything. Made in Ireland, not China

Cons: Flimsy headband design straight from HD-25. Cables supplied is un-proportionally thin. Initial introductory price a bit expensive for what it is.

Bought this as a factory second for £100 recent for a bit of portable fun. I have been looking at the Amperior for quite a while but I ended up with the DT-770 32ohm, which I did not regret at all. The initial pricing of the Amperior was the major thing that stopped me from buying it. But now that it has been discontinued by Sennheiser, the price has dropped quite dramatically as they are introducing the aluminium version of the original HD-25, essentially the Amperior with 70ohm drivers. Anyway, I am happy with the purchase.   I guess for the design and comfort, I really do not need to say much about it, the HD-25 design has been around ages, this one just goes along with the DNA...
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cmgreenman

fantastic portables

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Pros: Sound quality, modular design!!!

Cons: not best for all genres, mids are lacking. Dongle attachment instead of inline controls

this is my first review, though these aren't my first good headphones.     Build quality:  they are made of mostly plastic, besides the aluminium cups and hinges, but they are still built very well.  i like that i am able to replace every part.  previous experience with headphones has proved to me that wires usually are the weak point of headphones, and being able to replace all of the wiring, including the wiring that runs through the headband is a very sexy.  though, i have noticed that the wiring occasionally gets loose from the right ear, taking the sound out of one ear.  this is annoying, though not terrible, since wiggling usually gets the...
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skfktkwjs

Superior outdoor portable headphone

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Pros: Tight and punchy bass, Detail mid, Crystal Clear high, amazing isolation, no leaking, secure fit.

Cons: high clamping pressure, small sound staging, does not look like $350 headphone in terms of design.

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GSARider

Phenomenal sound!

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Pros: Tight bass, no muddying of sound

Cons: Headband can be tight

I wasn't really in the market for another set of headphones, but i happened to be in the Apple Store buying a cable and was just having a general look around when I saw the Amperiors. I decided to have a listen and was seriously impressed. I'm now writing this review after having listened to them for about 12 hours in total. Firstly the cups are made from Aluminium and not some cheap plastic and look / feel very classy and the foam pads are clothed in a really nice velour type material. Comfort wise they are good for me with a fairly big head although they do 'clamp' quite tight until they've loosened off a tad with use, however I've listened to them for an hour and a half at a time...
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BBBS

One of the best on-ear headphones

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Pros: Engrossing sound and good isolation

Cons: You will get run over by a speeding truck

These are not the final word in isolation, but coupled with their ability to play loud and to entertain, they might result in you forgetting that roads are dangerous and normally noisy.   The sound quality itself is great, like its older brother, but the bass can be a little like it's only one note. If you use these outdoors, you'll be shocked at how good they are for a portable, and they may make you reconsider whether IEMs are the best choice. They also look pretty funky in a WW2 headset sort of way.
MegaMushroom

Sweet Portables

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Pros: Durable design, thumping bass, adjustable for cable and headband

Cons: Limited soundstage, price

A great set of portable closed cans for the go.  With a lower impedance than their predecessors these headphones can be run of nearly any source.  Although the sound stage is limited the overall sound quality is quite pleasing.     For full review: http://www.head-fi.org/t/617578/sennheiser-amperior-review#post_8516525
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