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Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless Headphones Review

Tested using Methodology v1.4
Reviewed Mar 09, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless Picture
6.6
Mixed Usage
6.9
Neutral Sound
6.6
Commute/Travel
6.8
Sports/Fitness
6.5
Office
5.5
Wireless Gaming
7.2
Wired Gaming
5.8
Phone Calls
Type Over-ear
Enclosure Closed-Back
Wireless Yes
Noise Cancelling No
Mic Yes
Transducer Dynamic

The Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless are closed-back Bluetooth over-ear headphones with a very premium design. Their understated style might not necessarily turn heads, but makes them look and feel like very high-end headphones. While they're quite comfortable, their fit is a bit awkward - they tend to leave gaps around the ears which not only affects how they feel on your head but also how they sound. They have a fairly balanced sound profile overall, but their frequency response can change a lot depending on who's wearing them, so they tend to sound differently to different people. Their companion app has a sound personalization feature that could potentially help with this for some people, but we didn't test it and there are no other EQ options available. That said, their 30-hour battery life is excellent, and they're compatible with lots of different Bluetooth codecs, like aptX HD and aptX-LL, which can help enhance your listening experience if you have the right source device.

Our Verdict

6.6 Mixed Usage

The Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless are alright for mixed usage. They don't have active noise cancelling or any features for gamers, but they're decent for casual listening. The way they fit tends to leave significant gaps around your ears, which affects how well they isolate noise. Two people might also find they have different sound profiles. That said, they're well-built, have a great battery life, and are still okay for most uses.

Pros
  • Durable yet premium high-end design.
  • Excellent 30-hour battery life.
  • AptX HD and aptX-LL support.
Cons
  • Bass delivery varies significantly across different users.
  • Slightly awkward fit that tends to create gaps around the ears.
  • Companion app lacks customizable EQ.
6.9 Neutral Sound

The Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless are decent for neutral listening. While they have a fairly well-balanced sound overall, they reproduce audio very inconsistently across different people - so you might hear a different sound profile than what we measured. Their companion app has a sound personalization feature that creates a custom sound profile based on the results of a 6-minute listening test, but we don't know how well it performs and there are no other EQ options.

6.6 Commute/Travel

The Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless are acceptable for commute and travel, but they're not ideal. Although they have a closed-back design, they don't isolate noise very well and will let in all the low thumps and rumbles of bus or plane engines. They also have a rather bulky design that doesn't fold into a more compact format, so they'll take up a lot of space in your bag or luggage, even in their carrying case. On the upside, their excellent 30-hour battery life will make it through even the longest international flight.

6.8 Sports/Fitness

The Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless could be okay for sports or fitness. While their wireless design ensures there won't be any cables to get in your way, they're not very portable due to their bulky design. They also have an unstable fit which makes them prone to falling off your head while running or working out.

6.5 Office

The Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless are okay for office use. They don't isolate much noise and do leak a bit of sound, but it's not too bad overall - they should still help block out a bit of office chatter without being too disruptive to your colleagues. While their fit can feel a bit odd at first, they're still quite comfortable, and their long battery life will help you get through your workday uninterrupted.

5.5 Wireless Gaming

The Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless aren't recommended for wireless gaming. Since they use Bluetooth, they aren't wirelessly compatible with the Xbox One or the PS4. You could achieve low enough latency for PC gaming with aptX-LL enabled, but you would need to purchase a specific Bluetooth adapter for this purpose.

7.2 Wired Gaming

The Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless are decent for wired gaming. They come with an audio cable that has an in-line mic so you can plug them into your desktop computer and enjoy both audio and chat support virtually lag-free. They'll also work with your Xbox One or PS4 controller, but don't have any other gaming-specific features.

5.8 Phone Calls

The Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless are disappointing for phone calls. While their microphone recording quality is decent in quiet environments, like in an empty meeting room or silent hallway, you'll be a lot harder to understand as soon as you get in a noisier environment. That said, they do come with an 1/8" TRRS audio cable that has an in-line microphone which could help a bit since you change how it's positioned near your mouth.

  • 6.6 Mixed Usage
  • 6.9 Neutral Sound
  • 6.6 Commute/Travel
  • 6.8 Sports/Fitness
  • 6.5 Office
  • 5.5 Wireless Gaming
  • 7.2 Wired Gaming
  • 5.8 Phone Calls

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style

The Beyerdynamic Amiron are stylish wireless over-ear headphones. They have a simple yet elegant design that makes them look very high-end. The top of the headband as well as the ear cups are covered with a very soft synthetic suede, while the bottom of the headband uses a fine mesh material. The standard (Black) model has an understated black and gray design with silver hinges and circular accents on the ear cups. There's also a Copper model, which is almost entirely black save for a line of copper stitching on the headband and solid copper rings on the cups.

7.5
Design
Comfort
Weight 0.85 lbs
Clamping Force
0.8 lbs

The Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless are comfortable over-ear headphones. They're a bit on the bulky side and aren't the lightest headphones we've reviewed, but they're well-padded and distribute pressure well across the top of the head. Their fit is a bit odd, however; they're tighter near the top of the ears but tend to leave gaps around the bottom, which can make them feel rather top-heavy. It's not necessarily uncomfortable but does feel a bit awkward, especially if you wear glasses. That said, their ear cups aren't too shallow, so they should give your ears a good amount of breathing room, and their the soft suede coating feels great against your skin.

6.6
Design
Controls
OS Compatibility
Not OS specific
Ease Of Use Good
Feedback Decent
Call/Music Control Yes
Volume Control Yes
Microphone Control No
Channel Mixing
No
Noise Cancelling Control No
Talk-Through
No
Additional Controls Voice Assistant

These wireless headphones have okay controls. They have a touch-sensitive surface on the right ear cup for most controls as well as a power button on the same side that's also used for pairing. The controls are fairly intuitive: quickly tapping the touch sensitive surface twice will play/pause your music or accept/end a call, while longer presses will activate your device's voice assistant or switch between active callers. You can drag your finger left/right to play the previous/next tracks, as well as up/down to increase/decrease the volume. If you drag and hold your finger to the left/right, you can even rewind/fast-forward within a track, which is quite helpful.

While there are some voice prompts, the controls don't provide very much feedback otherwise. It's not always obvious when a command has been registered, but they're easy enough to use for it not to be a big deal.

5.3
Design
Portability
L 8.6 "
W 6.0 "
H 4.2 "
Volume 217 Cu. Inches
Transmitter Required No

The Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless aren't very portable headphones. They have a rather bulky design and their cups don't swivel or fold inwards to help them save space. They'll fit in a backpack, but will take up a substantial amount of room.

8.0
Design
Case
Type Hard case
L 9.0 "
W 7.5 "
H 5.6 "
Volume 378 Cu. Inches

The Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless come with a great hard carrying case. It's quite large, but feels well-built. It should help protect your headphones from scratches and scuffs as well as potentially very light water damage, but it's not waterproof.

8.5
Design
Build Quality

The Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless are very well-built headphones. They have an remarkably premium build that's made mostly of metal and durable plastic with a smooth, high-end matte finish. The Copper version even has solid copper rings build into the ear cups, which adds even further to their premium look and feel. While these headphones don't have an IP rating for dust or liquid protection, the headband and ear cups are covered with a synthetic suede material that's known for its durability and is supposed to have superior stain resistance, but we don't currently test for this.

6.5
Design
Stability

These wireless headphones have a reasonably stable fit overall, but it doesn't take much head movement for them to start sliding around. They'll be alright for everyday use, but you won't want to go for a jog with them.

Design
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Design
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Design
In The Box

  • Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless headphones
  • Hard carrying case
  • USB-C charging cable
  • 1/8 TRRS audio cable with in-line mic and remote
  • Manuals

Sound
Sound
Sound Profile
Bass Amount
-3.0 db
Treble Amount
-2.04 db

The Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless have a fairly balanced sound profile. Since their bass delivery varies significantly across users, they might sound warmer to some but less full-bodied to others. However, most people should find they sound clear and bright - perhaps even bit sharp at times, but this also varies from person to person.

5.3
Sound
Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
1.37 dB

The Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless have poor frequency response consistency. While closed-back over-ears in general usually show a bit of inconsistency across different users, these headphones perform much worse than most. Their frequency response is significantly different for each of our five listening subjects, especially in the bass range. This means that if you and your friend both have the same headphones, it's possible that each of you might find they sound completely different.

Sound
Raw Frequency Response
7.5
Sound
Bass Accuracy
Std. Err.
3.29 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
59.93 Hz
Low-Bass
-6.03 dB
Mid-Bass
-0.29 dB
High-Bass
2.79 dB

The Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless have good bass accuracy overall. While they lack quite a bit of thump and rumble, they show a bit of extra warmth. However, it's worth noting that their bass delivery varies significantly across users. This represents the average bass response and your experience may vary, especially if you wear glasses.

8.4
Sound
Mid Accuracy
Std. Err.
2.12 dB
Low-Mid
3.31 dB
Mid-Mid
0.25 dB
High-Mid
-0.88 dB

These headphones have great accuracy in the mid-range. There's a bit of overemphasis in the low-mids which helps vocals and lead instruments sound full, but could also make them sound a bit thick. The rest of the range is very well-balanced, however, so vocals and instruments still sound clear.

7.2
Sound
Treble Accuracy
Std. Err.
3.73 dB
Low-Treble
-2.11 dB
Mid-Treble
2.51 dB
High-Treble
-5.81 dB

The Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless have decent treble accuracy. They lack a bit of low-treble, which can help remove some of the harshness present in brighter tracks, but happens at the expense of a bit of detail. Their response also sharply rises in mid-treble, which can make them sound a bit sharp on cymbals or sibilants like S or T sounds. However, sensitivity to sounds in the treble range can vary per person, so your experience may vary.

6.9
Sound
Peaks/Dips
Peaks
2.21 db
Dips
1.11 db

These wireless headphones don't have very many pronounced peaks or dips in their entire response, up until the treble range, where there's a sudden spike. While their sound is fairly well-balanced within itself, the sharpness in the mid-treble range might hit you out of nowhere. How bothersome this peak might be depends a lot on how sensitive you are to sounds in the treble range - some people will find these headphones sound overly harsh or piercing at times, while others won't have a problem at all.

7.6
Sound
Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
0.2
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
1.51
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
3.44
Weighted Phase Mismatch
7.23

The Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless have good stereo imaging. The group delay graph shows that the entire response is well below the audibility threshold, ensuring tight bass and transparent treble. The left and right drivers of our unit showed a noticeable frequency mismatch, but nothing too drastic. Objects (voices, instruments, video game effects) in the stereo image should still be fairly accurately placed, but these results are only valid for our unit and yours may perform differently.

5.5
Sound
Passive Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
3.74 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)
5.56 dB
PRTF Distance
8.31 dB
Openness
5.2
Acoustic Space Excitation
3.5

The soundstage of the Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless is disappointing. Most closed-back headphones don't have a very good soundstage, and these are unfortunately no exception. Their soundstage is quite large, but sounds rather unnatural. It also lack the spacious qualities that open-back headphones, like the Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO, can provide.

0
Sound
Virtual Soundstage
Head Modeling
No
Speaker Modeling
No
Room Ambience
No
Head Tracking
No
Virtual Surround
No

These wireless headphones don't have any virtual soundstage features.

7.4
Sound
Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
0.379
WHD @ 100
0.154

The Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless' weighted harmonic distortion performance is decent. The overall levels aren't too high, but could be noticeable to those who are very sensitive to distortion at higher volumes.

Sound
Test Settings
Firmware
1.0.58
Power
On
Connection
Bluetooth 4.2
Codec
aptX, 16-bit, 48kHz
EQ
No EQ
ANC
No ANC
Tip/Pad
Default
Microphone
Integrated

The results of the Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless are only valid for these test settings.

Isolation
4.7
Isolation
Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
Overall Attenuation
-11.57 dB
Bass
0.95 dB
Mid
-7.78 dB
Treble
-28.56 dB

The Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless have poor noise isolation. Like most headphones without active noise cancelling, they fail to isolate noises in the bass range at all, which means you'll hear all the deep rumbles of a bus or plane engine. Since they seal poorly around the ears, they don't isolate noises in the mid-range, like ambient chatter, very well either. They do a decent job at blocking out sounds in the treble range at least, like the higher-pitched noises an A/C unit might produce, but they're still best enjoyed in a relatively quiet environment.

6.9
Isolation
Leakage
Leakage Audio
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
40.14 dB

The Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless' leakage performance is decent. Since their leakage is spread across a fairly broad range, it sounds more full and speaker-like than the thin, tinny leakage you might hear coming from in-ear headphones. This type of leakage can be more disruptive, but at least the overall remains below the noise floor of an average office, so it shouldn't be too bothersome in most cases.

Microphone
Microphone
Microphone Style
Integrated
Yes
In-Line
Yes
Boom
No
Detachable Boom
No

These Bluetooth headphones have not only an integrated microphone, but they also come with a 1/8 TRRS cable that has an in-line mic as well. Note that the recording quality and noise handling were tested with the integrated mic only. In-line mics generally tend to perform slightly better, but we didn't test it.

6.9
Microphone
Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
LFE
243.22 Hz
FR Std. Dev.
3.81 dB
HFE
3466.89 Hz
Weighted THD
0.405
Gain
4.07 dB

The Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless' integrated microphone has decent recording quality. While your voice won't sound as full and natural as it would with a professional boom microphone, the result here is surprisingly decent. Your voice should be clear and easy-to-understand, even if it lacks a bit of detail.

4.3
Microphone
Noise Handling
Speech + Pink Noise
Speech + Subway Noise
SpNR
4.93 dB

The Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless' integration microphone has bad noise handling. Even in only moderately noise environments, it struggles to separate speech of ambient noise. This means that if you take a call on a busy street or even just in a lively office, you might be difficult to understand.

Active Features
7.5
Active Features
Battery
Battery Type
Rechargable
Continuous Battery Life
30.4 hrs
Additional Charges
0.0
Total Battery Life
30.4 hrs
Charge Time
3.2 hrs
Power-Saving Feature
No
Audio While Charging
No
Passive Playback
Yes
Charging Port USB-C

The Beyerdynamic Amiron have a good overall battery performance. While they don't have any power-saving features like an auto-off timer or standby mode, they provide an outstanding 30 hours of continuous playback. They can also be used passively with a standard audio cable if you prefer a wired connection. Unfortunately, they take over an hour longer to charge than advertised, which is a bit disappointing especially since they can't be used while charging.

6.5
Active Features
App Support
App Name Beyerdynamic MIY
iOS Yes
Android Yes
macOS No
Windows No
Equalizer
No
ANC Control
No
Mic Control No
Room Effects
No
Playback Control
No
Button Mapping No
Surround Support
No

The Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless have an okay companion app called Beyerdynamic MIY. While it lacks a proper customization EQ, or even EQ presets, it has a sound personalization feature that's supposed to create your own sound profile with a 6-minute listening test. It also provides statistics on the duration and volume of your daily listening habits and lets you adjust the sensitivity of the headphone's touch sensitive control surface.

Connectivity
7.1
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
4.2
Multi-Device Pairing
No
NFC Pairing
Yes
Line Of Sight Range
83 ft
PC Latency (SBC)
184 ms
PC Latency (aptX)
177 ms
PC Latency (aptX HD)
198 ms
PC Latency (aptX-LL)
43 ms
iOS Latency
244 ms
Android Latency
145 ms

The Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless have decent Bluetooth features. While they're still on version 4.2 and don't support multi-device pairing, they have NFC for easier Bluetooth pairing with compatible devices. They also support lots of different Bluetooth codec options, including aptX-LL for remarkably low wireless latency if you have the right adapter, and aptX HD for audiophiles concerned about potential sound quality loss over Bluetooth.

0
Connectivity
Non-Bluetooth Wireless
Non-BT Line Of Sight Range
N/A
Non-BT Latency
N/A

These wireless over-ear headphones only support Bluetooth.

9.5
Connectivity
Wired
Analog Audio
Yes
USB Audio
No
Detachable Yes
Length 4.2 ft
Connection 1/8" TRRS
Analog/USB Audio Latency
0 ms

The Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless have excellent options for wired usage. While they don't support USB audio, they can be used with a regular audio cable. Their 1/8" TRRS connection also ensures support with in-line remotes and microphones, so you can still pause your music and take calls, even in wired mode.

Connectivity
PC / PS4 Compatibility
PC/PS4 Analog
Audio + Microphone
PC/PS4 Wired USB
No
PC/PS4 Non-BT Wireless
No

These wireless headphones come with a regular audio cable that has an in-line mic, so you can plug them into your PS4 controller or your desktop PC for wired audio and microphone support.

Connectivity
Xbox One Compatibility
Xbox One Analog
Audio + Microphone
Xbox One Wired USB
No
Xbox One Non-BT Wireless
No

If your controller has an audio jack, then you can use these headphones wired with their in-line mic for audio and microphone support on the Xbox One.

0
Connectivity
Base/Dock
Type
No Base/Dock
USB Input
No
Line In
No
Line Out
No
Optical Input
No
RCA Input
No
Dock Charging
No
Power Supply
No Base/Dock

These wireless over-ears don't come with a base or dock station.

Compared To Other Headphones

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The Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless are premium over-ear closed-back Bluetooth headphones. They have a very sleek, stylish design and feel remarkably well-built. Unfortunately, they don't fit as well as competing models, which affects their noise isolation and audio reproduction. While closed-back headphones without noise cancelling, like the Audio Technica ATH-DSR9BT Wireless, tend to sound a bit different to different people in general, the Amiron perform more inconsistently than most. That said, they have the most Bluetooth codec options of nearly all headphones we've reviewed, which helps set them apart from the competition. See also our recommendations for the best Bluetooth headphones, the best closed-back headphones, and the best audiophile headphones.

Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO

The Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO are better headphones for neutral listening than the Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless if you don't mind a wired design. The DT 1770 have a better range of motion in the ear cups which helps them fit more securely than the Amiron. While both headphones reproduce audio rather inconsistently across different users, the more stable fit of the DT 1770 helps them sound slightly more consistent. Their wired design is less convenient, though, and they don't come with an in-line microphone.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT

The Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT are better wireless headphones for neutral listening than the Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless. The Beyerdynamic have more Bluetooth codec options, like aptx HD and aptX-LL support, and a slightly more fully-featured app, but their fit is a bit strange. The Audio-Technica might sound a bit too punchy for some people, but at least their sound profile is generally well-defined, unlike with the Beyerdynamic which can sound significantly different depending on who's wearing them.

Audio-Technica ATH-DSR9BT Wireless

The Audio-Technica ATH-DSR9BT Wireless and the Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless are both closed-back Bluetooth headphones designed with audiophiles in mind. The Beyerdynamic have a better battery life, more Bluetooth codec options, including the lower-latency aptX-LL, and a companion app. However, they fit rather awkwardly and reproduce audio even less consistently than the Audio-Technica across different users.

HiFiMan ANANDA-BT Wireless

The HiFiMan ANANDA-BT Wireless for neutral sound than the Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless. The HiFiMan have a more consistent audio delivery, and their open-back design helps create a more open and spacious soundstage. That said, the Beyerdynamic have longer battery life, and their closed-back design allows them to isolate more noise and leak less sound.

Focal Elegia

If you prefer wired headphones, the Focal Elegia are a better option for neutral listening than the Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless. While the Bluetooth Amiron provide the freedom of a wireless connection, they're less comfortable and their sound profile can vary quite a bit between individuals. While not everyone will prefer the Focal warmer sound profile, they reproduce audio more consistently than the Beyerdynamic, which can sound very different from one person to the next.

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