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post #61 of 1017
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post

Just read that in Tyll's interview he compared the Amperior w/ velour pads to the HD25 w/ pleather pads. Can anyone tell from their HD25 how much of a sound difference there is when contrasting the two kinds of pads?

 

 


I  found the sound quality better with the velour pad, less grainy , smoother sound.

Seemed the soundstage was improved, although I'm not sure.

The bass is less pronounced, perhaps slightly more muddy, but I  don't care.

Well I  didn't use a very good source, but that were my quick impression after switching pads.

It's a true pain to change the pad  (struggling with pads) , so I  rely on my memory for comparison.


Edited by extrabigmehdi - 3/17/12 at 7:37pm
post #62 of 1017


 

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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post


I  found the sound quality better with the velour pad, less grainy , smoother sound.

Seemed the soundstage was improved, although I'm not sure.

The bass is less pronounced, perhaps slightly more muddy, but I  don't care.

Well I  didn't use a very good source, but that were my quick impression after switching pads.

It's a true pain to change the pad  (struggling with pads) , so I  rely on my memory for comparison.



I thought the Amperior uses a micro-fibre pad (which is similar materials to the HD 700/800s) rather than the normal velour pad used in the RS 220?

post #63 of 1017
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Originally Posted by mcee View Post


 



I thought the Amperior uses a micro-fibre pad (which is similar materials to the HD 700/800s) rather than the normal velour pad used in the RS 220?


Someone asked if there was a difference in sound, just by swapping pads pleather to velour, I said yes, and I thought that was for the better. Now maybe , it's even better with the amperior pads, I don't know.

 

post #64 of 1017


Someone will just have to buy both... And have matching colors to, just in case.

:)

 

Seriously, though kind of torn between the silver and blue. I am tempted to pick up a pair of HD25 again so I can test the difference between them for myself and see if its worth approximately $100 like Tyll said.

 

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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post


Someone asked if there was a difference in sound, just by swapping pads pleather to velour, I said yes, and I thought that was for the better. Now maybe , it's even better with the amperior pads, I don't know.

 



 

post #65 of 1017

There's also the copper cable on the Amperiors vs. the steel cable on the HD25. I would love if someone modded their HD25 and did comparison with the Amperiors just to say: they sound exactly the same. Oh yeah, and measure the same (gotta have those measurements right?) wink_face.gif

 

Seriously, the price tag is pretty nuts IMO. I would have much appreciated an improvement on the HD25, rectifying little issues in SQ the HD25 does have (i.e. wider soundstage, less grainy, better imaging, better timbre accuracy). Then fine, $349 for an actual improvement? Great! Also I thought the 'fat plug' bit was pretty funny. These headphones look like they were made for the average consumer but Sennheiser obviously didn't keep them in mind when making that plug. Maybe I'm being too hard on them but it goes to show it's kind of a farce.

post #66 of 1017


 

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Originally Posted by extrabigmehdi View Post


Someone asked if there was a difference in sound, just by swapping pads pleather to velour, I said yes, and I thought that was for the better. Now maybe , it's even better with the amperior pads, I don't know.

 



Oh sorry, I didn't see the previous posts. Accept my apologies redface.gif

If Sennheiser, as they said in CES 2012, that they are using the new micro-fibre pads rather than velour (definitely not pleather this time), I think that is going to be quite a nice upgrade. The micro-fibre pads on the HD800s feel so good and feel like I have nothing over my head. Is anyone able to confirm what materials the pads of the amperior is going to be ?


 

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Originally Posted by imackler View Post


Someone will just have to buy both... And have matching colors to, just in case.

:)

 

Seriously, though kind of torn between the silver and blue. I am tempted to pick up a pair of HD25 again so I can test the difference between them for myself and see if its worth approximately $100 like Tyll said.

 



 


I'm also torn as to whether getting silver or blue. The more I look at them, the more I'm inclined towards getting silver, don't know why. I think blue is not a problem, but that blue does not seem to be sharp enough...

 

post #67 of 1017
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Originally Posted by roma101 View Post

There's also the copper cable on the Amperiors vs. the steel cable on the HD25. I would love if someone modded their HD25 and did comparison with the Amperiors just to say: they sound exactly the same. Oh yeah, and measure the same (gotta have those measurements right?) wink_face.gif

 

Seriously, the price tag is pretty nuts IMO. I would have much appreciated an improvement on the HD25, rectifying little issues in SQ the HD25 does have (i.e. wider soundstage, less grainy, better imaging, better timbre accuracy). Then fine, $349 for an actual improvement? Great! Also I thought the 'fat plug' bit was pretty funny. These headphones look like they were made for the average consumer but Sennheiser obviously didn't keep them in mind when making that plug. Maybe I'm being too hard on them but it goes to show it's kind of a farce.


Really? The amperiors will use copper cables?

 

post #68 of 1017

That's what I read.

post #69 of 1017
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by roma101 View Post

Seriously, the price tag is pretty nuts IMO. I would have much appreciated an improvement on the HD25, rectifying little issues in SQ the HD25 does have (i.e. wider soundstage, less grainy, better imaging, better timbre accuracy). Then fine, $349 for an actual improvement? Great! Also I thought the 'fat plug' bit was pretty funny. These headphones look like they were made for the average consumer but Sennheiser obviously didn't keep them in mind when making that plug. Maybe I'm being too hard on them but it goes to show it's kind of a farce.



We could change the cable if we wanted right?

As for the price, lets hope during christmas season they will lower the price a good amount (Black Friday/Cyber Monday lol).

post #70 of 1017
I'm going to make aluminum cups for my ibuds and sell them for 100 dollars.
post #71 of 1017
Ha!
post #72 of 1017
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Originally Posted by rhythmdevils View Post

I'm going to make aluminum cups for my ibuds and sell them for 100 dollars.

IMHO, that's too cheap. Hey, there's obvious sonic improvement from doing this !
 

I don't care of amperiors, I want wood cups, with true leather for pads, and silver cable, and the headphone must have been kissed by my favorite star too.


Edited by extrabigmehdi - 3/18/12 at 5:55pm
post #73 of 1017
I tried the amperiors today at the SSI today and straight from my iphone.
They sounded very nice, an improvement over the regular hd25.
I talked to the representative and really there are only 3 changes.
The impedance is 18 ohms vs the 70 ohms of the original.
The cups are aluminum and a different design.
The cable will have an inline mic.

Considering the sensitivity and impedance, they were not deafeningly loud.
The velour pads are more comfortable but you could always get a pair for the hd25.
Sound was fairly similar. Only listened to one song so I can't give too much judgement.
post #74 of 1017
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Originally Posted by rhythmdevils View Post

I'm going to make aluminum cups for my ibuds and sell them for 100 dollars.


Don't forget to add 2 cents worth of foam and add another $50 to the cost.

 

post #75 of 1017

My guess is that they're going to sound bloated if powered by anything with more power than a smartphone. Personally can't see the need for the lower impedance as the HD25 sound decent out of my iPhone. I can take calls just fine with the HD25; just have to be sure to talk into the phone's mic. Blech.

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