Imagine a Sunday that wards off any Monday vibes and you’re possibly sipping on a cold one with a book in one hand or just aimlessly sitting on the couch. Now add the Amiron Wireless into that mix and it’ll just amplify that Sunday from perfect to near God-like.
A bit of exaggeration? Yes, but nothing comes close to how truly capable the Amiron Wireless are. It’s a perfect blend of comfort and high resolution audio without being tethered. I’ve never had so much fun reviewing wireless headphones and at times, drifting into a Sunday mood whilst tending to household drama.
If I were to describe these in a single word I’d say fun but the Amiron Wireless demand more than just one word reviews.
Beyerdynamic has stuck to a very industrial look for these over-the-ear headphones. You won’t be making fashion statements anytime soon and the bulky figure offers little to no flexibility for being truly portable. The cups swivel a little to adjust on your lugs and that’s about it.
The grey aluminium finish looks classic Beyerdynamic with the right cup housing a touch sensitive surface to control music and volume. You can even use it to bring forth your smartphone’s AI assistant, but more on that later.
The soft ear cup is made from Alcantara and is extremely comfortable. I’ve clocked three to four hours wearing these without any discomfort and could’ve gone longer if not for Call of Duty. Mind you, these are quite heavy but the Alcantara finish has a comforting assurance to believe otherwise.
The headphones come with a hard case, a USB Type-C wire to charge them and a connecting wire with a remote control built-in should you wish to switch if the battery drains between your listening sessions (which is highly unlikely).
You won’t find active noise-cancellation here but the earcups offer good passive noise reduction to keep the babble out. The right earcup has a few swipe gestures to control music. Swipe ahead to skip to the next track and back for the previous. Swipe ahead and hold to fast forward and vice versa. Swiping up will increase the volume and down to decrease. Double tap is for either play/pause music or pick up calls. You can tap and hold to bark at Siri or Google Assistant to do your bidding, but the microphone is not all that great and doesn’t pick up everything. Mostly it’s a hit and miss but a good feature to have in a quiet environment. Even while answering calls I got complains that my voice is too soft and the headphones don’t negate excess voices from blabbering co-workers.
The 1050mAh battery in the Amiron Wireless will last you 30 odd hours before it’s time to juice up. The inclusion of a USB Type-C port for charging is a smart move from Beyerdynamic to keep things future proof.
The MIY app that works with the headphone is a nifty little feature that sets the bar high for other headphone manufacturers as well. The app lets you customize the audio to balance out the damage that your ears have taken over the years. Everyone hears differently from one another and differently in each of the ears too. So, be it due to age or various other reasons, the MIY app sorts you out. It offers a 6-minute long hearing test and saves your sound profile directly onto the headphones.
The app also lets you adjust the touch sensitivity of the right earcup and shows how much percentage of your hearing quota of the day has been completed. The app suggests that there should be some leniency when it comes to plugging in and shutting off the world. Prolonged use can damage your ears and there’s only so much you can do but keep the headphones down. Sadly, those stats and advice go in the ignore list when you’re busy enjoying the Amiron Wireless for the audio it produces.
When you shell out ₹60 grand on a pair of wireless headphones, they better do the duty above and beyond the expectations of the buyer. And the Amiron Wireless do exactly that. The hi-fi stamp of approval is slightly shifting to the wireless regime with Amiron Wireless crusading the front lines.
Just like the wired Amiron, the Wireless cousin doesn’t disappoint one bit. Use an aptX HD compatible Android device and it’ll only get better. We are happy to report that the headphones support AAC for Apple users along with aptX, aptX LL and SBC codecs.
The aptX LL codec keeps the audio and video in sync so that Sundays spent drifting on the couch for a quick Netflix session is definitely lag free. We binged Sacred Games on the smartphone without stumbling into any latency lag between the crass language and the tense visuals. Though aptX LL helps to reduce latency from games as well, the Amiron Wireless did not work with the PS4 via bluetooth in our test.
The aptX HD is what you want to bet your chips on. Streaming through compatible audio devices the audio reproduction is crisp, clear and almost close to the real deal (read as wired audio). The aptX HD could pick up on even the softest inhale by Adele in Hello. Those bits which you wouldn’t notice otherwise if not for a wired connection.
Towards the busier end of Smooth by Santana feat. Rob Thomas the headphones are able to separately distinguish the instruments really well. Santana’s guitar solo strums are perfectly put forward with the vocals without over exaggerating the drums and the sense of space created by the Amiron allows you to listen to the splash of the cymbals in the distance thanks to the vast expansive soundstage.
The bass kicks from Humility by Gorillaz feat. George Benson are clean and tight. The bass line and lows feel natural and there’s no unwanted warmth you usually find on headphones from a class below. The Amiron Wireless give life to George Benson’s jazz strings amidst the sharp vocals and the constant bass line.
The Amiron Wireless are a costly outcome to satiate the wire-cutting thirst of modern audiophiles and its audio fidelity is bang on the cash. The comfort from the Alcantara finish with splendid high resolution audio injecting in, the Amiron Wireless are a cozy deal for anyone looking for wireless tech on a fine Sunday morning.
There are a few things about these that make me scratch my head, like why can’t it fold neatly into a package for easy portability? Why no ANC? But after putting them on, I just forget about all my annoying questions and enjoy good music. Trust me, you’ll not be disappointed.