With the Amiron Wireless, Beyerdynamic introduces a premium Bluetooth over-ear model to the market that is equipped with configurable audio correction, in addition to the most current aptX codecs.
In contrast to the Amiron Home, the Amiron Wireless is a Bluetooth-enabled headphone model. The device can be controlled using a touchpad integrated into the right earpiece, while the internal battery provides up to 30 hours of operational runtime.
Included with the headphones themselves is a USB-C charging cable, as well as a jack cable with integrated remote control and microphone. You’ll also find a soft-cover case for transporting your headphones around with ease. Bluetooth 4.2 with aptX (including HD and LL) and AAC is supported. In collaboration with Mimi, Beyerdynamic also offers an app (the MIY app) which integrates Mimi’s audio correction technology, controls the touchpad sensitivity and records volume levels when listening.
Appearance and Comfort
The Amiron Wireless is in no way inferior to its wired big brother when it comes to aesthetics and workmanship, with Beyerdynamic using the same high-quality plastics and metals previously used with the Amiron Home. Of particular note is the soft headband, with its microfibre velour ear padding and adaptability to best fit individual head shapes. The battery and other electronic components weigh in at just 50 grams, with the total device coming in at a lightweight 386 grams in total, not counting the cable. There’s a significant level of contact pressure when worn, although this shouldn’t prove uncomfortable for most users.
MIY App Frustration
The free iOS and Google Play App, MIY (“Make It Yours”), extends the functionality of these headphones considerably. In the test, when the Amiron Wireless was used with a device running iOS 11.4.1, the device was instantly recognised by the app and displayed charge status. Extra functionality provided by the app includes the option to adjust the sensitivity of the controls, while the hearing behaviour of the user can also be monitored automatically.
However, the highlight of the app has to be the personalised hearing profile. For this, there is a hearing test licensed by Mimi Hearing Technologies in which the user has to confirm several test tones for the left and right receivers. The hearing profile created on the basis of this information can be permanently applied to music playback at different levels. Unfortunately, it was tricky to make a meaningful assessment of this feature since the activation of the hearing profile was always accompanied by a clear level change. This increased the feeling of sound pressure, bass intensity and transparency. Softer sounds were also made more noticeable. All of these are signatures of level changes. In the end, I preferred the medium intensities between 40 and 60 per cent, but performed the sound evaluation with the hearing profile deactivated.
Sadly, we could not include the Android version of the MIY app in our tests because the Amiron Wireless persistently refused to connect with four different devices running various versions of Android. Thus, despite the Bluetooth connection capabilities and all the necessary authorisations, the headset is not recognised in the app, even when running the latest version of the app. Numerous negative reviews in the Google Play Store show this is a common problem. A call to the Beyerdynamic Service Hotline also failed to solve the problem. Additionally, all FAQ entries on the manufacturer website refer to the Aventho, rather than Amiron models.
Beyerdynamic has succeeded in manufacturing a quality sounding receiver with the closed Amiron Wireless. Above all, the wireless device wholly avoids the common problem of “lack of sound” many closed receivers experience. Instead, it convinces with full and warm mids that are not too heavy. In low bass, it could perhaps deliver a little more volume, especially if it drops off a bit too early. At the other end of the spectrum, things are much improved, with finely resolved and present highs that can be both silky and hard, depending on the source media. Sharpness, a common criticism of Beyerdynamic models, is rarely found with these headphones, especially when the device is used in Bluetooth mode. Cable connection should remain an emergency solution at all times due to the fact sound playback becomes less powerful, more dull and gains sharpness in the highs.
The staging of these Amiron headphones is more deep than it is wide, with a beautiful mixture of intimacy and concert atmosphere. If you require really loud playback, you will lack peak levels found in wireless operation. However, what’s missing in volume is made up for with plenty of detail.
Beyerdynamic has done everything right in terms of sound. The Amiron Wireless is one of the best Bluetooth headsets on the market and would stand as one of the best devices of its kind in its price range, even without its Bluetooth connectivity. Whether it’s an office, hotel room, train or living room, the Amirocn Wireless cuts a fine figure wherever you are, provided you’re more or less keeping still. They’re perhaps a little bulky for some users when on the go. These are a definite yes if you don’t want to compromise on sound without cables and, thanks to the app, the headphones offer a clear added value. Before you buy, however, you should make careful reference to the manufacturer to confirm whether your Android device works with the MIY app without any known issues. Otherwise, app functionality will be lost.
Measurement ResultsMore measurement results
- Ear couplingOver-ear
- Transducer principledynamic
- Frequency response (headphones)5 - 40.000 Hz
- Impedance33,9 ohms
- Sound pressure level (SPL)95,94 dB
- Pressure averaged from big and small head639 g
- Weight with cable399 g
- Weight without cable386 g
- Cable length120 cm
What's in the box
- Cable with remote control (1.2m)
- USB charging cable
- Travel case
- BT version: 4.2
- BT profiles: HSP, HFP, A2DP, AVRCP, GAVDP
- BT codecs: aptX, aptX LL, aptX HD, AAC, SBC
- Playback time: 30 hours
- Charging time: 2 hours