After an exciting few hours picking up the new Sennheiser Amperior yesterday and being very, very impressed with how it sounds (though I want to burn it in some more), I checked my Facebook page to discover that Sonic Studios had given me a free copy of Amarra due to my participation in their recent giveaway. About an hour after emailing them to claim my prize they had replied and Amarra Hifi had been installed on my Mac. What a day!
I tried the Amarra Mini demo about a year previously and enjoyed its integration with iTunes (my main Mac music source), and sometimes it worked well, but it often cut out and took too long for my preference (about 2-4 seconds) to play songs when I selected them. Compared to that experience, Amarra Hifi has been most welcome!
With all of my current headphones, when Amarra is switched on, music just sounds better. The soundstage is more expansive, and recordings are presented with more sonic weight and PRaT. (The latter has worked wonders for my recently acquired HD 800, which since reviewing it here am currently using in combination with a Black Dragon cable another head-fier lent me - it now holds up better for rock music than any other HD 800 setup I've yet, with probably more benefits to be discovered.)
So far, I am very grateful for the enhancements created by Amarra Hifi and highly recommend it.
Edited by Windsor - 5/18/12 at 9:54pm