Sennheiser Amperior Headphones

The Amperior headphones from Sennheiser are some of the best out-and-about closed backed headphones in the market. They offer incredible high quality bass impact that is matched with great articulation, even when compared side by side with those from bigger name alternatives in the market. Although other headphones may have more impressive technologies and more aesthetic and vogue designs, the Sennheiser Amperior offers an exhilarating sound quality that will will leave the users not wanting for a good time.

Physically, the Sennheiser Amperior headphones look like a modern version of a classic set that has been the norm and heart of audiophiles across the world. This is exemplified by the Sennheiser HD 25, which is closely resembled by the Amperior. The latter sports the same rounded cups, cables going up from the top of the ear cups, as well as the rather strange two-piece headband. The give away is the silver aluminum at the back of each ear cup rather than textured black plastic used by most headphones nowadays. In addition, there are also the standard pads that were upgraded from plastic-leather to soft foam topped by velour. The rest of the Sennheiser Amperior’s body is primarily made of plastic.

In terms of comfort, the Sennheiser Amperior are more comfortable than those of the HD 229, except perhaps for the fairly grippy headband that may cause some discomfort to those who are sensitive. Also, if the user is wearing glasses, the band can exert much pressure on the step around the side of the face and on the ear. In terms of fit, the Amperior has a little less luxuriousness compared to those of other brands. Because of this, they can pretty much be the best-designed headphones for commuters – something that people can bring along everyday without risking much attention. The build-quality of the Amperior is pretty decent, with the closed-back design not being too large.

As mentioned, the Sennheiser Amperior features a rather odd, two plastic headbands. The bands can be opened out, which in turn may give the headphones a better grip. Each band has its own set of velour padding. While most headphones only have one hand, the two bands in the Amperior don’t particularly have a purpose aside from the grip but at the same time, they don’t have any particular disadvantages. The Amperior also comes with two sets of cables that connect to the headphones via a 3.5 mm jack. The jack is housed around 30cm down from the right ear cup. One of the cables contains a handsfree housing for iPhones, and the other is a plain one. Compared to the HD 25, the wire of the Amperior cable is thinner, which by and by lessens the overall weight of headphones and drives their comfort up. Compared to the HD 229 that has lower impedance the Amperior headphones are clearly designed for a more portable use, so that a separate amp is less likely to be used.

In terms of noise isolation, the Sennheiser Amperior sits at the top along with other on ear headphones. Although leather pads generally fare slightly better because they are less porous, the velour of the Sennheiser Amperior do quite well in crowded streets as well as on trains. They are able to drown out nearby conversations fairly well. However, with low-end rumbles, the Amperior does not do that well since they don’t exactly have active cancellation. Sound quality as mentioned is very excellent with the Sennheiser Amperior. Those at the high end, as well as the mid tones are hit quite spectacularly. The different components of the sound have a certain clarity that is surprising yet pleasing. Vocals are very sharp. The sounds are very well balanced that would definitely satisfy any music fans.

Sennheiser Amperior Headphones Price in Singapore Dollar (SGD): Approximately S$ 430.00

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