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post #751 of 1017
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Originally Posted by robm321 View Post

I used to use the Leckerton Audio UHA6S Mkii to amp them. Mostly used with an amp, but they did sound good without as well

Can you give a more in depth observation when the amperior is amped? I would like to try it myself but the store that carries it is quite far from where I am from. Thank you. :)

post #752 of 1017

Sure, the driver's are much more controlled which gives a faster transient respose. You get more detail, more controlled bass, and just an overall tighter sound. The Amperior is very efficient, so it sounds good without an amp, but I also find it improves quite a bit with an amp which I can say about all headphones. For example, my Vmoda M80 doesn't improve all that much. Hope this helps. 

post #753 of 1017

Cool thanks! I look forward testing it again myself. :) However, I am a bit torn if I'm going to buy the amperior. I was thinking of keeping my HD25 then adding a DAC+Amp for my idevice (Fostex HP-P1, the ideal scenario, or CLAS+Continental/RX MKii) or the amperior+$300 portable amp (Headstage Arrow 4G/TTVJ Slim/RSA P51 Mustang) .

post #754 of 1017

^ yeah, hopefully you will get to try them out for a decent amount of time. I think the Apple store gives you a two week money back thing. While I really appreciated the difference between the 25 and Amperior, some here didn't find it worth the money to upgrade. So, in the end, hopefully you will get a chance to compare and make that call. The 25s have been good for a long time for a reason and the Amperiors are a pretty big % step up in price.

post #755 of 1017
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Originally Posted by robm321 View Post

^ yeah, hopefully you will get to try them out for a decent amount of time. I think the Apple store gives you a two week money back thing. While I really appreciated the difference between the 25 and Amperior, some here didn't find it worth the money to upgrade. So, in the end, hopefully you will get a chance to compare and make that call. The 25s have been good for a long time for a reason and the Amperiors are a pretty big % step up in price.

Unfortunately for me, there's no Apple store here in the Philippines and I don't think that the store that carries the Amperior here in the Philippines has a return policy. I really like the Amperior when I tried it. However, I am thinking if I am better of upgrading my source by adding the HP-P1 to my HD25 rig or go the more portable way and just upgrade my headphone with the Amperior and a $300 amp. Such a life of a head-fier.

post #756 of 1017
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Originally Posted by xallarap View Post

Cool thanks! I look forward testing it again myself. :) However, I am a bit torn if I'm going to buy the amperior. I was thinking of keeping my HD25 then adding a DAC+Amp for my idevice (Fostex HP-P1, the ideal scenario, or CLAS+Continental/RX MKii) or the amperior+$300 portable amp (Headstage Arrow 4G/TTVJ Slim/RSA P51 Mustang) .

I think this is money much better spent...your HD25s are solid set of cans.....start saving up next for the DT1350s and you are set to go!

post #757 of 1017
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Originally Posted by robm321 View Post

Sure, the driver's are much more controlled which gives a faster transient respose. You get more detail, more controlled bass, and just an overall tighter sound.....I also find it improves quite a bit with an amp which I can say about all headphones.

Agreed...especially with the latter.   Assuming you enjoy the color your amp presents. 

post #758 of 1017
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Originally Posted by MT0227 View Post

I think this is money much better spent...your HD25s are solid set of cans.....start saving up next for the DT1350s and you are set to go!

 

I actually feel that the Amperior+amp would be better for me at least on the financial side of things. Buy the headphone first then the amp. Plus it would be more portable. The portable DAC+amp would probably sound better but would make a bigger hole on my pocket. One time big time expense is always a bad idea (though not sure if that applies in this hobby XD). Probably next year I will be able to buy the Amperior. As for the DT1350, I might have to pass on that. I did not like it when I tried it.

post #759 of 1017

Wow.. just got these from DAHMART off of Amazon for $205 (refurbished but look brand new) and they sound amazingly well without an amp.  I've been using the HD25-1 ii for about a year and a half and my initial impressions of the Amperiors so far is that the sound is much more refined and cleaner resulting in better separation and detail, and the bass is a lot tighter and impactful.  Definitely worth the upgrade over hd25-1 ii imo!! 


Edited by ates - 12/10/12 at 2:06pm
post #760 of 1017

I'd be curious if anyone has ever modded their HD25s by putting some akasa paxmate in the cups and compared the sound to the Amperior. I did that to another pair of HD25s that I have and the sound became smoother and more refined than the stock HD25 that I also have.

post #761 of 1017
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Originally Posted by roma101 View Post

I'd be curious if anyone has ever modded their HD25s by putting some akasa paxmate in the cups and compared the sound to the Amperior. I did that to another pair of HD25s that I have and the sound became smoother and more refined than the stock HD25 that I also have.
Believe me, that's something I'm also curious about. Just that instead of the paste I want to try with Dynamat + CCF, just like you would deaden a vehicle's door.

Thing is I'd rather save up that money for some DT1350s. But yeah, it'd be a nice mod.
post #762 of 1017

^ In theory that should work to some degree. Probably not as well as the newly engineered cups but I'd try it if I had the 25s. Damping the backs of my Grado HP-2s made a noticeable difference with no down side.


Edited by robm321 - 12/10/12 at 3:44pm
post #763 of 1017
Well, I decided to buy the Amperiors after all the replies here. I didn't have enough time to give them a good listen (I have a 30 day audition period). My first conclusion (after short audition in combination with Audioengine D1 (DAC + Headphone Amp) is that they're a improvement over my Klipsch Image Ones. They're less muddy, bass is tighter and more clear in the mids. But the Amperior didn't gave me a 'wow'-effect (compared to the Klipsch Image Ones). I also don't like the fact there isn't a carrying case included (which I knew when I bought them, but still; makes them less portable.

I will give them more time before I'll make a decision. The alternative is to return them and buy a headphone for home use (for example circumaural and open), and keep the Klipsch cans for portable use. But I'm not sure a 350/400 dollar headphone is worth it's money when using with a relatively cheap Audioengine D1 DAC/Headphone Amp and relatively cheap mobile amp (fiio) for using at home with Iphone/iPad. But I guess this thread is the wrong place for questions like this.
Edited by lluuk - 12/11/12 at 5:07am
post #764 of 1017
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Originally Posted by lluuk View Post

...But I'm not sure a 350/400 dollar headphone is worth it's money when using with a relatively cheap Audioengine D1 DAC/Headphone Amp and relatively cheap mobile amp (fiio) for using at home with Iphone/iPad. But I guess this thread is the wrong place for questions like this.

Some headphones are very well worth it. There are lots of headphones out there that doesn't improve drastically with better amping and/or DACs.

post #765 of 1017

Hey there,

 I have had my Amperiors for about a month now and I do believe that they do sound better after using them for this short time. I'm not sure is that is a "burn in" effect but I am definitely happy with my purchase. Keep in mind that I am new to headphones and might not know what I'm talking about from a technical stand point. I just know that what my ears hear.

 

Good Luck.

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