Elecom has launched a new line of stereo headphones and headsets that support Hi-Res Audio.
High-res audio far exceeds the fidelity found in compact discs and is a file format that reproduces the finest details in a piece of audio. These new products in an original and sophisticated design have evolved further from the existing series of hi-res headphones, realizing the sound quality perfect for playing back high-res audio in the best state.
Equipped with a 12.5 mm diameter driver designed for powerful sounds in the low ranges and clean and comfortable mid to high ranges, the new line comes with various features to utilize the performance of the driver. The driver features a rigid vibrating plate in a radial construction with Teijin Tetoron MLF, a PET film developed by Teijin Limited, as the base material, reproducing a rich sound field with natural expansion. Neodymium magnets placed on both sides of the vibrating plate accelerate the vibration speed so that even more powerful low sounds can be delivered.
The “Magnetic Turbo Axial Port” design situates the driver, bowl and magnets along the same axes, allowing for a smooth response that spans from lows to peaks. New models use super-hard aluminum for the housings, shutting out excess vibration from the driver yokes and faithfully reproducing sound signal from the diaphragm, while achieving robustness and lightness.
In addition to refinements in audio, Elecom has given detailed attention to its design. The military-style earpieces are available in stylish black and khaki. The “Depth Fit Earpiece” design features an enlarged tip for greater air-tightness, assuring the delivery of overwhelmingly powerful low sounds reproduced by high-res audio and other great features. The earpiece structure features a deeper twin-stage layout that cuts noise, achieving better fidelity and a cleaner fit. Both models utilize in-ear phones that dampen noise and keep sound played through the headphones in the listener's ear, not outside. The line cables have been designed to be tangle-free and easy to move around, and they are generously sized at 1.2m.
A cable keeper is also included for storing the excess length. The headphones can be plugged into any music player that takes a stereo mini jack. The smartphone-compatible headset comes with a condenser microphone that can be used for regular telephone calls. The remote switch contains the microphone components and allows for picking up and terminating incoming calls, as well as adjusting volume with a slider switch.
Price: ￥10,249～￥15,984© Japan Today