Saturday, August 25, 2018

Beyerdynamic Aventho Wireless On Ear Headphones Review

Speaking of German engineering, another company to tap into those bloodlines is Beyerdynamic. They are known for their high quality and innovative products. This tradition continues with the Beyerdynamic Aventho Wireless. With their MIY app, the sound from the Aventho Wireless is tailored just for you.  It's innovation in spades!  MSRP is $449.

Features and specs:
  • Mobile Bluetooth headphones with optimum sound quality thanks to Tesla technology and top-class Bluetooth transmission (Qualcomm® aptX™ HD und AAC)
  • Adapts acoustically to the user's hearing thanks to integrated sound personalization and thus delivers perfect sound, no matter which device
  • Personalization via the beyerdynamic MIY app: create a sound profile, adjust the sensitivity of the touchpad, track daily listening habits – all with ultimate ease
  • Impressive battery life of more than 30 hours, intuitive handling using the touchpad integrated in the right ear cup as well as high-quality handsfree microphone for phone calls       
  • Stylish design for on the go thanks to high-quality materials and top-class workmanship made in Germany - available in black or brown
  • Wireless via Bluetooth
  • Without Remote
  • 32 ohms
  • 10 – 40,000 Hz
  • 105 dB SPL (1 mW / 500 Hz)

The Beyerdynamic Aventho Wireless came shipped in a nice looking color printed box with photos and features for the headphones. Opening the box, I found the headphones in a nice cloth bag. Materials used in the construction were plastic and metal. The headband is stainless steel wrapped in a soft synthetic, which is understandable at this price point since they are made in Germany. The earcups are the same combination of plastic, metal and soft synthetic. The quality of materials used were excellent, as was the fit and finish. They are a very well made product. Also included was the owners manual, analog audio cable, and charging cable.

To be honest, I’m not a fan of the small on the ear design. I prefer the larger over the ear design. But I had the feeling I was going to become a fan. I heard about the MIY app, and if it works the way I believe it will, Beyerdynamic will have a very, very special product on their hands. How does it work?

In simplified terms, everyone hears differently. So through the MIY app, using special technology, multiple test tones are sent to each ear. The user, through the app, tells the app how soft or loud each test tone was heard, though the different frequencies. It's basically like a hearing test.  After the setup is complete, you have a specific sound profile for the way you hear. If it works like I hope it will, there’s only one word to describe it: game changer. Now that I have them set up for me, let’s see how they sound.

Why the People Like That – Vocals were silky smooth, very natural, and excellent texture and resolution. Bass had very good low end extension and played with great authority. Percussion was really crisp and clean and dynamic with tons of resolution. The harmonica was as smooth as honey with killer dynamics and resolution.  Rhapsody in Blue – Clarinet was so silky smooth with excellent texture and timbre, with plenty of resolution to hear the breathing technique. Piano sounded surprisingly very natural! Bassoon had excellent texture of the midbass harmonics. Flute had very nice air. Dynamics were excellent, as was the imaging in the large soundstage.  Earth Wind and Fire: Let’s Groove – Vocals were silky smooth with excellent timbre and texture. Bass had nice deep low end extension and played with authority. Brass was so clean with excellent harmonics. Soundstage was huge.  Katy Perry: Dark Horse – Bass had very good extension, playing really clean with a ton of authority. Vocals were extremely smooth with excellent texture of the timbre.

The Beyerdynamic Aventho Wireless took me back.  I am not a fan usually of the smaller on the ear design.  But they were very comfortable, and sounded excellent!  The sound app was also pretty cool.  Based on their design, features, quality and performance they have earned our Editor's Choice Award.  For more info and complete specs, check out their website at