Beyerdynamic Amiron home headphones review: no high-tech gewgaws, just sweet sound

The bass response, dynamics, and musical reproduction these headphones produce will make you want to leave your Bluetooth headphones behind.

Amiron Home headphones
Beyerdynamic
At a Glance

It seems Beyerdynamic didn't get the memo that analog jacks are out and wireless streaming and Lightning ports are in. The company's $599 Amiron home headphones tether you to your choice of musical source and practically insist that you stay put and take your music seriously.

And thank goodness for that. Instead of producing a mediocre pair of headphones following the latest trend, Beyerdynamic has delivered an astoundingly great-sounding headphone that’s sure to please anyone who cares about playing their music with the energy and dynamics of the original performance.

Steeped in tradition

In 1924 in Germany, Beyerdynamic’s founder Eugene Beyer started making loudspeakers for movie palaces (aka theaters) during the transition from silent to talking films. In 1937, the company began production of the first dynamic headphones, the DT 48 (which remained in production until 2012) and hasn’t looked back since. The Amiron home follows in that tradition and is the successor to the company’s model T90.

At a Glance
  • You'll be hard-pressed to find better headphones for less than $1,000.

    Pros

    • Lush sound, incredible detail, and superb dynamics
    • Amazing bass from an open design that will best many closed-back models
    • Light in weight and very comfortable to wear for long sessions

    Cons

    • Large size makes them difficult to carry with you
    • The 3-meter cable that's included is too long for on-the-go use, and a shorter replacement costs $105
  
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