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