- Oct 26, 2014
So finally you believe that the tonal warmth of the APM is better to your ears than the AP3? Maybe the fuller presentation of frequencies on the APM is just beyond comparison I guess...I haven't listened to them back to back, so do take this with a grain of salt. From a technical standpoint, I would definitely agree and this would have me grabbing the APM more than I would the AP3. From a tonality standpoint, I like the additional brightness the AP3 gives you in the midrange and treble; though it does completely lack warmth (while the APM is kind of giving you all the warmth). As a rough setup right now, this is how I feel about the entire AirPods lineup:
I will admit that I tend to grab headphones with better technical aspects rather than tonal. And although the APM is kind of awkward tonally, there is something special about its tonal presentation being very laid back, warm, and inviting. It's something that's very easy to listen to and more or less non-fatiguing once everything is broken in.
- Technical: APM > APP > AP3 > AP1
- Tonal: APP > APM >= AP3 > AP1
Edit: take that back, as I listen to them more, the tonality of the AP3 rolls down below the APM.