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post #226 of 772

I'm listening 95% trance music and looking for new portable headphone. I've just sold my akg k181 dj due to it's harsh and too agressive trebles for EDM. I have very sensitive ears for sibilance. Somebody says on amperior sennheiser fixed this sibilance issue which is on HD25. Do you think amperior is suitable headphone for me? Thanks for answers in advance.

post #227 of 772
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Originally Posted by xPro_MetheuSx View Post

I'm listening 95% trance music and looking for new portable headphone. I've just sold my akg k181 dj due to it's harsh and too agressive trebles for EDM. I have very sensitive ears for sibilance. Somebody says on amperior sennheiser fixed this sibilance issue which is on HD25. Do you think amperior is suitable headphone for me? Thanks for answers in advance.


Hm if you found the K181 bright then the Amperiors might be pretty bright-sounding to you. Any chance you could audition them? I think that would be in your best interest.

post #228 of 772

I've tried hd 25-II and it was also bright for me. But I heard that somebody says sennheiser fixed that issue on amperior that's why I ask. By the way it's impossible for me to try them cause I don't live in US. So should I go for m80 or tma-1 ?

post #229 of 772
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Originally Posted by xPro_MetheuSx View Post

I've tried hd 25-II and it was also bright for me. But I heard that somebody says sennheiser fixed that issue on amperior that's why I ask. By the way it's impossible for me to try them cause I don't live in US. So should I go for m80 or tma-1 ?

The Amperior has more detail than the m80 as well as better transient response which gives it greater realism. If you're not against using eq, go for the Amperior to get excellent detail and pounding bass (with a little bass boost).

 

Skip the tma-1. Maybe it's just me, but I didn't like them at all the two times I've tried them.

post #230 of 772

but as I said I sold my k181 dj because of harsh and agressive trebles. It could even make me deaf. I couldn't listen them after half an hour. Don't you think amperior will show same problem?

post #231 of 772
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Originally Posted by xPro_MetheuSx View Post

but as I said I sold my k181 dj because of harsh and agressive trebles. It could even make me deaf. I couldn't listen them after half an hour. Don't you think amperior will show same problem?

I haven't heard the k181 dj so I can't really say. Using the Amperiors with bass boost eq on my iphone levels everything out for me. When I had the m-80's I didn't eq. I'd say treble between the Ampeior (w/eq) and m-80 is about the same. There are other factors as well though I'd say as a whole the Amperiors sound better than the m-80. Style is another factor, but preference is different from person to person.

Comfort: m-80 > Amperior

Isolation: Amperior > m-80

post #232 of 772

what kind of music are you listening mostly? I'm listening 95% Trance and EDM. That's why agressive highes are very big problem for me.

post #233 of 772

I think the M-80 would be more suitable. Having owned the HD25 and Amperior, while the Amperior is less peaky and a little more smooth, I would still say it is a bright and aggressive can. The M-80 has even smoother highs with 0 sibilance and I find them great for trance/ambient also because of the slightly more spacious soundstage.

post #234 of 772

Does it have enough low and mid bass for trance?

post #235 of 772

yes

post #236 of 772

Sadly, I have decided not to keep my Amperiors.

 

This is truly an exceptional can. I find it amazing in detail, instrument placing, soundstage, impact, PRAT. It's definitely warmer and less grating than the HD25-1 II.

 

Unfortunately, it IS sibilant. Really no way around it. Sibilance improves with a few hours of burn-in or with a serious amp, but it will never go away, and it's truly a deal-breaker for me. Really, just listen to a song like Lene Marlin's Sitting Down Here and you can't deny the sibilance.
 

Sibilance forces me to listen to lower volumes, but this limits the Amperior's potential. There's not much sense in keeping it to only use it at lower volumes, so... it has to go.

 

I'm really sad. Without the sibilance, it would have been perfect for me (apart from the aesthetics: I don't think I'd wear it outside).

post #237 of 772
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A picture of me with my new blue amperiors! cheers to the forum!!

 

 

for the thread

 

 

yep.... i just bought some amperiors and i dont even know why

post #238 of 772

I've noticed the right earcup headband sizing mechanism is a bit loose, is there any way to tighten it?

post #239 of 772
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Originally Posted by Taowolf51 View Post

I've noticed the right earcup headband sizing mechanism is a bit loose, is there any way to tighten it?

I have the same issue and the most useful information I've found (anywhere!) is Jfunk's post here -

http://www.head-fi.org/t/612632/sennheiser-amperior-appreciation-thread/135
post #240 of 772

just a quick CHECK-IN...

 

I'm still enjoying the Amperiors after getting them a 3-4 months ago.  Just for kicks, I've been using them plugged STRAIGHT INTO my Mac's headphone out (in otherwords WITHOUT the dragonfly dac)... and ya know what?  The music is still quite enjoyable!  Sure, it's a MUCH better sound with the dragonfly as an amp/dac, but I'm starting to think that the HEADPHONES are the most important part of the chain.  Although maybe it's just because the AMPERIORS are so SENSITIVE.... hey, I'm new here and it's fun figuring stuff out smily_headphones1.gif

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