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post #16 of 808
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Really enjoying spending time with the Amperior as my main headphone whilst I've been on holiday and away from my full-size headphones for the past few weeks. The Amperior's a great travel-companion. happy_face1.gif
post #17 of 808

Enjoying mine... Hoping to post the second part to my review by mid August.  I love the anodized blue earcups.  They really do feel like 300 dollars to me.  

post #18 of 808
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I just created a video review of the Sennheiser Amperior - here it is:

 

 

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Edited by Windsor - 8/4/12 at 8:29pm
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They are slightly sibilant, have a bit of shoutiness in the upper mid-range, slightly exaggerated bass, but they sound great. In fact, the best closed on ear I've heard.

 

I'm enjoying mine quite a bit. It has the typical Sennheiser velvety polish to it but with a Grado-ish fun factor. The highs have a nice sparkle to them as well.

 

I'm definitely appreciating them smile_phones.gif

 

 

post #20 of 808
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They are slightly sibilant, have a bit of shoutiness in the upper mid-range, slightly exaggerated bass, but they sound great. In fact, the best closed on ear I've heard.

 

I'm enjoying mine quite a bit. It has the typical Sennheiser velvety polish to it but with a Grado-ish fun factor. The highs have a nice sparkle to them as well.

 

I'm definitely appreciating them smile_phones.gif

 

 


I had the Amperior and returned them as I didn't feel their detail, extension and soundstage was worth the price.  Two other closed options I have auditioned or own that I feel are superior closed headphones are the PSB M4U2 and Denon D600.  They may be worth an audition if you like the Amperior and don't mind circumaural vs. supraaural.


Edited by Craigster75 - 8/22/12 at 5:04pm
post #21 of 808
I would love to see more HD25 vs Amperior impressions if anyone has 'em. Especially how they present vocals and treble. I thought the vocals were slightly recessed on the HD25 and found the treble a bit edgier than they needed to be. I'm wondering if the Amperiors improve any of these issues.
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I would love to see more HD25 vs Amperior impressions if anyone has 'em. Especially how they present vocals and treble. I thought the vocals were slightly recessed on the HD25 and found the treble a bit edgier than they needed to be. I'm wondering if the Amperiors improve any of these issues.


I actually A/B'd these for awhile in a local audio store when the Amperior first came out and any differences were not audible to me, aside from the greater sensitivity of the Amperior. 
For me, they both lack detail and soundstage, especially when I A/B'd against the PSB M4U2 as well.

post #23 of 808

Craigster, thanks for the recommendations. I would like to hear those if I ever get a chance.

 

Mine has detail in spades. Regarding the extension, it measures well and sounds extended. I don't hear any significant roll off. I can certainly understand why the sound stage would be larger considering the phones you compared it with, circumaural vs. supraaural. They have a good sized sound stage for this type of phone IMHO.

 

In fact, I can imagine certain aspects of this headphone that would cause people to not find them to their liking, but sound stage, detail and extension would not be one of them. I guess we're on two completely opposite sides of the fence on this one which is fine smile.gif - I would like to hear more impressions as more people try them out.

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Having used the Sennheiser Amperior for many months now and still standing by my impressions, as posted here, I would add that the Amperior is absolutely the most awesome headphone I have yet head in terms of providing isolation from outside noise and simultaneous audiophile-quality sound. Nice one Sennheiser! smily_headphones1.gif

post #25 of 808
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Having used the Sennheiser Amperior for many months now and still standing by my impressions, as posted here, I would add that the Amperior is absolutely the most awesome headphone I have yet head in terms of providing isolation from outside noise and simultaneous audiophile-quality sound. Nice one Sennheiser! smily_headphones1.gif


Just picked mine up and the isolation was the first thing that struck me. Really deadened the sound in my work environment. Have you noticed any changes after burn-in?

post #26 of 808

UPS delivered mine today, can't wait to get home and try those bad boys out.

 

Steve

post #27 of 808

^ Oh good, someone else who actually has these phones.

 

Congrats Steve! Let us know what you think. Make sure to run them all night when you aren't listening to them. They smooth out nicely after many hours. 

post #28 of 808
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Just picked mine up and the isolation was the first thing that struck me. Really deadened the sound in my work environment. Have you noticed any changes after burn-in?

 

Congratulations on your acquisition! The sound of my Amperior has remained fairly constant after what's probably a few hundred hours of use now. I find the Amperior has a well-balanced sound that works well for everything I feed it.

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I actually bought them off the bst forum right here on head-fi, and although they appear to be new, they have some time on them. They sound great, but I've only listened to them for a short time. And, to be honest, these are the most expensive headphones I've listened to so I'm probably not qualified to comment on the sound, but I'm very happy with I hear smily_headphones1.gif

Steve
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^ Oh good, someone else who actually has these phones.

Congrats Steve! Let us know what you think. Make sure to run them all night when you aren't listening to them. They smooth out nicely after many hours. 
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Originally Posted by desmoface View Post I'm very happy with I hear smily_headphones1.gif
 

 

That's all that matters smile_phones.gif

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