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NAMM 2012: Sennheiser Amperior Headphones
NAMM 2012: Sennheiser Amperior Headphones
Posted by Gizmo on January 21, 2012 :

sennheiser amperior hd25 headphones

I know you're all wanting to know about the cool big stuff at NAMM (and it'll come), but for this headphone junkie, when word hit me of an upgrade to the current DJ favourite HD25 cans, I was obliged to investigate. Behold the Sennheiser Amperior - the oddly named superior DJ headphones.

First seen at CES, these are the HD25s with knobs on. Picking them up yields a heavier more solid feel. They come with metal cups and trim to cover the hinge screw, as well as thicker round cable instead of flat 2 core cables and a detachable iPhone control. The covers and headband are upgraded to a velour material too.

I like the extra weight. The HD25s can feel flimsy because of the super lightweight construction, but the added cups and heavier cable add to the perceived quality. But all these extras cost. The Amperior cans come in at an eye watering $350. That's a serious amount of anyone's cash, but people are prepared to drop large cash for such things.

They come in Blue and Silver. I'd have liked Black over both of those. Do you like the Blue ones?

Some real words:
The trusted sound and reliability professionals rely upon day in and out... remixed. Introducing the Amperior series from Sennheiser.

From the moment you lift the lid of the meticulously packaged gift box you are welcomed to an exclusive, elite family of Sennheiser owners. The precision workmanship, impeccable detail and emphasis on quality, reliable materials leave no doubt in your mind that this is what sound should embody....and you have not even pressed play yet.

Razor-accurate percussion instigates head-bobbing. Soaring mids and trebles get you closer to the original studio mix. Full-bodied bass lines are effortlessly lifted out of the mud and placed deep within your conscious. This is what it was like to be there when the song was finished. This is what it is like to be Sennheiser. 

Some headphones make their biggest statement around one's neck. The Amperior series makes its namesake on your ears.
Features
  • Legendary, trusted Sennheiser acoustics
  • Impeccable durability and build-quality
  • Rotatable ear cup for single-sided monitoring
  • Detachable smart remote and mic for Apple devices
  • Completely modular components for nearly infinite operating life
  • Single-sided cable

Delivery Includes
  • Amperior headphones

  • Detachable Smart Remote
  • Quick start guide


Here are my pretty pictures:


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10 comments to this story

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On January 21, 2012, Andre Cato said this:
As someone who has had one pair of Sennheiser HD25s last 13 years, I would love to see these simply in black, they are not Adidas co-branded nor Pioneer, so black would be awesome and my colour of choice.. I do like the shinny bits!

Did they sound good Giz? Flat like the 25s or migraine induced thumpers with colour'd bass?

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On January 21, 2012, DJ L-BIZ said this:
Nice pics Giz,

The sound quality would have to be some next levelness bizness for that price. i'd be hard stretched to throw that sort of money at new cans no matter how great the are. I'm sure there are enough people who will snap them up.

I'm not fussed about the blue colour but i don't know if the style will win over many of the trendy 'beats' crew - i imagine these will be strictly dj headphones

i do notice they still feed those thinner wires around the headband thats my only design quibble is when you separate the headband on my hd 25-cII's i always worry i'm going to pinch through that small wire when i close them or move them. (that said it hasn't happened yet)

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On January 21, 2012, spacebrownie said this:
Aside from a few minor changes, they are basically the HD25s. So I guess the real change is in the speakers. And they marketing it as DJ headphones, rather than DJ\Studio headphones like the 25s (?)
That's a huge jump in price though, considering they have kept the same construction and pretty much the same materials.

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On January 21, 2012, Jack said this:
One prob with these I see over HD 25 IIs for DJ use: The ear cup pads are velour like fabric, not smooth leather like, which IMO will be sweat magnets.

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On January 21, 2012, Karlos Santos said this:
In response to Jacks post above. The fabric cup pads that come as spares for existing HD's get ruined really quickly, especially if your a bit beardy and unshaven. Seriously, they get rough and ruined. Another minus point.

Unless they come with proper leather (or whatever it is) cups these will not be as hard wearing as the best headphones available, the current HD25ii.

Improved sound quality? How? I'd need some major improvement to upgrade my current HD's and it's hard to imagine such an improvement. I'm open to being proved wrong though.

The cable looks a lot more sturdy. How many times do you see curled up, messy HD cables, all the damn time but with a little mod using 'TechFlex' your current HD's need never get twisted up.

Price point..? Wow.
I bet they sound fantastic but I have no complaints with my current HDs.

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On January 21, 2012, J said this:
I wonder if the replacements parts for these will be compatible with the HD-25's? It'd be great to add the new cable to my existing cans.

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On January 22, 2012, Dizzy said this:
I've never owned a pair of Sennheiser's for one reason and one reason alone... no coiled cable.

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On January 23, 2012, Koopa said this:
Er... you can get them with a coiled cable. Mine came with one. HD25-C II - I believe the c stands for 'coil'. Might be wrong there but it would make sense

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On January 23, 2012, DJ Peeti-V said this:
Seems like the HD25s with a paint job and new material but damn near identical in functionality.

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On January 23, 2012, Jack said this:
@Dizzy: Did you not know the cable can be swapped to whatever style you want?







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