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Recently acquired the Amperior. I had hoped that it would increase my portable options—give a livelier, more forward sound than my go-to Momentum, which has a more laid-back signature. I got what I paid for. The problem is that I also got headphone that goes toe-to-toe with every other headphone I own, including the LCD-2F.

 

On the one hand, I'm seriously impressed by the Amperior and overjoyed that I got them. On the other hand, I can't help but feel like I should've gone with them at the beginning. I wonder where I would be right now - hifi-wise - if the Amperior were the ground level. In any event, they're making me rethink my approach to hifi. Glad to be a part of the club!


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Recently acquired the Amperior. I had hoped that it would increase my portable options—give a livelier, more forward sound than my go-to Momentum, which has a more laid-back signature. I got what I paid for. The problem is that I also got headphone that goes toe-to-toe with every other headphone I own, including the LCD-2F.

 

On the one hand, I'm seriously impressed by the Amperior and overjoyed that I got them. On the other hand, I can't help but feel like I should've gone with them at the beginning. I wonder where I would be right now - hifi-wise - if the Amperior were the ground level. In any event, they're making me rethink my approach to hifi. Glad to be a part of the club!


Indeed it is a great headphone. I enjoy the Amperior a lot. A real portable workhorse with a punchy and engaging sound. At the moment i am considering finding a replacement for my Amperiors when they wear out. Just to be sure to have a second pair once they are impossible to get. 

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Recently acquired the Amperior. I had hoped that it would increase my portable options—give a livelier, more forward sound than my go-to Momentum, which has a more laid-back signature. I got what I paid for. The problem is that I also got headphone that goes toe-to-toe with every other headphone I own, including the LCD-2F.

 

On the one hand, I'm seriously impressed by the Amperior and overjoyed that I got them. On the other hand, I can't help but feel like I should've gone with them at the beginning. I wonder where I would be right now - hifi-wise - if the Amperior were the ground level. In any event, they're making me rethink my approach to hifi. Glad to be a part of the club!

I tend to concur with your thinking on the merits of good mid price level headphones when run off very good portable sources.  I too think it makes little sense to spend 2-4X what the Amperiors cost with most higher end portable sources.  I do not think you get large gains by going way up in price on more expensive cans.  Yes, you do get some benefits, but to me they are hard to justify the much higher costs.

 

Now, when you put a very good computer or music server based front end coupled with a great home or studio type dac, then I certainly feel the more expensive cans earn their price.

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Indeed it is a great headphone. I enjoy the Amperior a lot. A real portable workhorse with a punchy and engaging sound. At the moment i am considering finding a replacement for my Amperiors when they wear out. Just to be sure to have a second pair once they are impossible to get. 

a great replacement for the Amperiors, when ready, is the Sennheiser HD-26 Pro, similar to the Amps yet more comfy and better sound.  And current.

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Indeed it is a great headphone. I enjoy the Amperior a lot. A real portable workhorse with a punchy and engaging sound. At the moment i am considering finding a replacement for my Amperiors when they wear out. Just to be sure to have a second pair once they are impossible to get. 

So far, I've no experience of–what would be for me–a clear replacement/competitor. And the Momentum seems left in the dust. I've heard excellent things about beyer's DT1350 and am hoping to have a listen soon. Sadly, the vendor from which I bought the Amperior raised their price (for the Amperior) 150USD right after I ordered the initial pair. Have you any experience with amping the Amperior, especially portably? I think it's run beautifully out of my htc one, but have found it to work well with the Pan Am. 

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a great replacement for the Amperiors, when ready, is the Sennheiser HD-26 Pro, similar to the Amps yet more comfy and better sound.  And current.

How does the HD 26 Pro respond to amplification? It's 100ohm impedance makes me think it might scale with an increase in voltage. 


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