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If you want the best-sounding wireless headphones with long battery life and don’t mind sacrificing portability and paying a very premium price, the Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless is an excellent choice.

Key Features

  • Supports wide range of codecs
  • Touchpad controls
  • The tesla acoustic transducer
  • Audiophile quality in wireless form-factor

Specifications

  • Brand: Beyerdynamic
  • Battery Life: Up to 30hrs
  • Bluetooth: HSP, HFP, A2DP, AVRCP, GAVDP
  • Noise Cancellation: Passive
  • Weight: 0.84 lbs
  • Colors: Black/Gray, Copper
  • Supported codecs: aptX, aptX LL, aptX HD, AAC, SBC
  • Folding/Storage: No folding/Hard shell case
  • Charging: USB-C

Pros

  • One of the best sounding wireless headphones
  • Very comfortable to wear
  • Long battery life
  • Premium build and design

Cons

  • No active noise cancellation
  • Bulky design that doesn’t fold
  • Not great for travel
  • Pricey

Buy This Product

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Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless

For users who prioritize sound quality, premium build, and battery life, Beyerdynamic’s Amiron Wireless Bluetooth headphones are an appealing choice. With their closed-back design and mostly soft black Alcantara synthetic suede materials, these are extremely comfortable to wear for long sessions at a time—and can last for up to 25-30 hours on a single charge.

High-quality streaming is supported with Bluetooth codecs aptX HD and aptX low-latency. You can also connect these headphones directly via its 3.5mm jack anytime you need extra fidelity, lower latency, or are low on charge.

Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless - Side View 2

These are one of the best-sounding natural wireless headphones you can buy, but with an RRP of $799, they are perhaps reserved for audiophiles who can discern the difference between them and their cheaper wireless options.

Even at their discounted $549 price, these are still significantly more expensive than the leading wireless competition, including the Sony WH-1000XM5 and Bose Quiet Comfort 45.

While these sound, look and feel premium, there are a few considerations that you should keep in mind before purchasing a pair.

Amiron Wireless Design

Except for the band and the cups, the rest of its exterior materials appear to be mostly aluminum and high-quality plastics. This adds to the Amiron’s weight but helps to make these headphones feel so durable.

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Nothing about the Amiron feels cheap. With its brushed dark gray metal look, these share very similar design cues to many of Beyerdynamic’s wired headphones including the T5 and DT 880. The Amiron Wireless is also available in Copper which is darker and features copper stitching instead of black on the headband and copper rings on the earcups instead of silver.

Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless - External Cable

As with most of their Studio and Creator series headphones like the DT 1990 PRO and DT 770 PRO, these have two short black cables going from each earcup to the headband. I think the cables complement the design, as they do make the Amiron look more professional and premium. While the cables are by no means flimsy, I imagine this would be the only real concern for durability in the event they show how got snagged on something or tugged at. That said, I pulled relatively hard on one cable to test its strength and there were no signs of stress. If the earcups were to ever show wear they are user replaceable.

Controls and Input Options

The left earcup is free of buttons and ports. At the bottom side of the right earcup, you’ll find the USB port for charging, power button, microphone, and 1/8″ jack. Beyerdynamic includes a USB-C to USB-A cable for charging, as well as a 1/8″ TRRS audio cable with an in-line mic and remote. This audio cable allows you to listen to the headphones even if there isn’t any charge as well as use its physical controls if you prefer.

Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless - Controls and Buttons

On the side of the Amirons are the touch controls, which are indicated by four small slightly curved lines. While it might appear that you can only touch these lines, you can actually tap, hold, and drag anywhere in this entire circle to activate the controls.

These are responsive, easy to trigger, and programmed very similarly to other headsets. Double tap for pause/play or to end/accept calls, swipe left/right for previous/next tracks, and swipe up/down to increase/decrease volume. While they don’t have a built-in assistant like Alexa with the Beyerdynamic Free Byrd’s we recently reviewed, it can activate your phone’s assistant if you press and hold. Somewhat uniquely, you can also forward or rewind media by swiping and holding.

Portability

The Amiron Wireless are comparable in size to Beyerdynamic’s professional studio headphones. While these headphones are great for providing high-quality sound while untethered, it’s unlikely that you’ll be going very far with the Amiron Wireless as they aren’t very compact, especially with their case.

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They’re are great for use at home or at the office but are a struggle to pack or carry around. For several years, my Sony WH-1000XM4 have been my favorite pair of headphones to travel with. The Amiron Wireless measure about 8.5 x 6 x 4.2 inches and weigh 0.85 pounds—making them significantly larger than my Sony XM4s even when packed into their case.

Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless - Wearing Headphones Side View

Granted, although the Beyerdynamic are also wireless headphones, they aren’t exactly in the same category as the ultra portable Sony. The earcups don’t swivel or fold, so you’re stuck with that bulky shape. The Sony and many other wireless headphones can fold down to almost half of their original size which makes packing them so much easier.

Keeping everything safe, the Amiron comes with a black hard shell case that measures about 9 x 7.5 x 5.5 inches. The case is large and with the headphones in, you’re weighing up close to a pound in total.

The case has a zipper that opens the cover upwards revealing the headphones and one small elastic pouch that is removable and can stick anywhere in the case with its velcro back. The pouch holds the included USB-C to USB-A cable and its 1/8″ TRRS audio cable.

Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless - Case

I packed these up for a few day trips but found that unless I was carrying the case in hand, I needed one of my larger bags in order to fit these in along with my other essentials like my laptop, charger, and camera.

Five and a half inches at its thickest, the case takes up a lot of room and makes it tricky to fit into tighter spots.

Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless - Case Held Up

Comfort and Noise Isolation

The band and earcups never felt tight, and even with glasses on, these are still comfortable to wear. That said, perhaps in favor of comfort, the ear pads didn’t feel as tight to my ears as I would have liked, especially towards the bottom. On one hand, this allowed me to wear these for much longer than I usually would, but it probably came at the cost of noise isolation.

Although these are over-ear headphones, I noticed more spacing where the back of my ear met my neck. Whereas everywhere else seemed to have close contact, in this area I was able to easily slide my finger between the gap created. With the lack of active noise cancelation, these headphones aren’t the best for noisier environments.

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When listening to these on my balcony, its passive noise isolation did a decent job at muffling and quieting ambient noise like wind, birds chirping, and even some light conversation. Even when listening at lower volumes, I was unable to hear those background noises.

At mid to louder volumes, it can obscure sounds like snapping, tapping, and people trying to get your attention (or those you want to ignore). When using these at an outdoor café, louder sounds like a nearby fountain, a train passing by, and the cafe’s music were able to make their way through relatively easily.

Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless - Wearing With Glasses

I try to avoid turning up the volume to combat unwanted noise, but with the Amiron Wireless, you may have to. It’s unfortunate that these do not offer active noise cancelation as that might make these worth packing and using on the go more. I had a great time using these around the house and would also pick them for office use too, however, for taking on the go, not so much.

Sound Quality

Like Beyerdynamic’s other headphones, the Amiron Wireless provides a neutral sound profile that is ideal for purists who want a more authentic listening experience than the artist intended. Unlike other wireless options like my Sony WH-1000XM4 which tend to be a bit bass heavy by default, the Amiron is more complimentary. It still sounds thumpy, but not too overpowering.

Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless - Side View with Glasses

Listening to Post-Rock songs like Dark Rift by God is an Astronaut, I actually felt that the bass was just perfect. Similarly, mids and highs are clear but never feel overdone. While tracks may not sound as “exciting” at first, the experience overall feels more refined. These offer a wide soundstage and incredible detail. If you’re someone who likes to get lost in their music, maybe close your eyes and try to visualize all the parts being played, then that’s where the Amiron Wireless really shines.

Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless - Interior View

With Sea of Trees by God is an Astronaut, the eerie synth intro reverberated much more at lower volumes. Into the chorus, the modulated voice was more clearly panning between the two channels. With tracks like Luminous Waves and Snowfall, I could hear more of the “imperfections” with the picking and sliding between guitar chords. These little details aren’t immediately noticeable, but with a little focus, the Amiron Wireless can really bring more out from your tracks.

Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless - Side View

The Amiron Wireless are more on-par with other studio headphones rather than Bluetooth headsets. With their more neutral sound, these headphones aren’t nearly as fatiguing to listen to for longer sessions.

The only area these struggle in is again with that passive noise isolation. They have a lot of leakage, so they might not be the best choice if you’re trying to keep quiet. Likewise, as mentioned, lots of unwanted noise can make its way inside, which does take away from an otherwise very impressive experience.

Premium Wireless Headphones for the Studio

It’s best to think of the Amiron Wireless as studio headphones that you can use wirelessly rather them as wireless headphones.

The steep asking price might make these an exclusive choice for audiophiles, however, if budget allows, and you prioritize sound quality above all, these will put a smile on your face. They provide exceptional detail and really can’t be matched by any other wireless option. With their size and lack of a folding design, this may limit the Amiron Wireless to home or office use, but it allows you to have an incredible listening experience while untethered.

Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless - Top Down View

The Amiron Wireless are comfortable to wear but at the expense of rather limited passive noise isolation. ANC would have helped make the Amiron Wireless feel like a more complete pair, but if you’re only using these indoors, it shouldn’t be a deciding factor.

While comprising on portability, the Amiron Wireless gives you one of the best wireless headphones available.

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