Originally Posted by MetroBBOY
I got a fat bonus at work, so hello silver Amperior. I cannot say too much as I've only spent 1 hour listening to them and adjusting for optimal fit.
I can certainly say that they are surprisingly balanced cans! Highs are tolerable (certainly not sibilant to my ears), and bass has a nice kick to it, but not overwhelming.
I was expecting more power on the low end spectrum, but its not bad so far.
Mids are pretty much on point. I was afraid they'd be recessed, but so far, its enjoyable.
P.S The earpads are LUSH!
I just got mine in today (in silver, not that I would have minded blue as they both look good to me).
I am SO PLEASED with these, and I think Tyll's review on innerfidelity.com is perfect in his
description of the sound. I have had my HD25 1-II for about a year, and upgrading to the
AMPERIOR feels exactly like he described it in his article.
(I'm using the cable from my HD25 1-II in case anyone was wondering)
It's very magical in that I feel like the AMPERIOR has peeled back the sound to reveal more than a few layers of
detail... making me feel like the songs I've been listening to are so much more transparent, and
detailed - WITHOUT SOUNDING HARSH OR STRIDENT.
And yeah, I know what you mean about the earpads being lush. I figured they were going to be
the same as the velour pads, but these are much nicer: they've got a nice rubbery feel to them.
I can't say the sound is PHENOMENAL as compared to my HD25 1-II, but they are a VERY VERY
VERY nice step up (actually multiple steps up). If I had to pay full price for these Amperiors, I wouldn't
really feel like I could justify spending $350 on them. BUT BUT BUT..... I bought them refurb'd from
VMinnovations for about $175. So at that price, HELL YEAH it was worth it.
This is my first day (and night) with them, so I definitely feel like there is a psychological
LOVE FACTOR going on to influence how highly I think of them at this point. Aesthetically,
the weight/texture of the ALUMINUM CUPS have such a quality feel when I'm putting
them on. And, I like the fact that the split-headband only has the SENNHEISER logo on ONE of
the bands (as opposed to both bands on the HD25 1-II which was overkill and somewhat tacky).