Beyerdynamic took the stance that if the transmission of data has to be heavily compressed, then there’s not much point in going wireless. It is not exactly necessary for this to be true to have decent sounding wireless headphones, you have to give them some credit for sticking to those sentiments and trying to hold themselves to a higher standard.That changes with the Aventho Wireless, which supports aptX HD, a high-resolution Bluetooth audio codec that is capable of handling data streams of the order of up to 24-bit/48kHz. This is significant because this effectively fulfils the requirement for High Resolution Audio. While not entireless lossless, it is nonetheless the closest you can get to a wired connection.
The Aventho Wireless is effectively a T51 with a wireless module – so how does that translate into real-world use? In essence, the Aventho Wireless is fairly friendly to the ears. The bass is not substantial but tight; the trebles are crisp while the midrange is loud and proud. It is of my own opinion that this platform might not be the best way to showcase what the aptX HD portion can do, but on the other hand, if Beyerdynamic could make the T51 transition into the wireless realm without much fanfare, then that itself is a qualified (and potentially a commercial) success. And to this end, the Aventho Wireless succeeds.
But that’s not all. The Aventho Wireless has one more party trick: the company worked with Mimi Hearing Technologies to personalise the headphones according to your ears through the means of what is essentially a hearing test. Much like the Hear One, the Aventho Wireless does have a more enhanced sound, and I could hear things that I could not pick out before. To an extent, it was also a little odd as well because the Aventho Wireless occasionally highlighted nuances that usually does not make itself prominent in the mix. In some instances, it’s a good thing while in others, maybe a little unusual. But after extended listening, the benefits of the tech will most likely sway you.
As a package, these headphones have it all. The workmanship is excellent; it has a premium feel, the software is relatively easy to setup and use, and the ergonomics are spot-on. For the price, however, you only get a soft carry bag. Well, at least they didn’t skimp on the construction of the headphones.
Pricey, and at this price point, you will have plenty of alternatives when it comes to sound quality. However, for a combination of good looks, portability as well sound quality, the Aventho Wireless has no peer in this regard. It is an excellent showcase for what tech can do to enhance our listening experience.