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HiFiMAN Edition S On-Ear Headphones Convert to Open or Closed Back

HiFiMAN Edition S On-ear Headphones

HiFiMAN announced their first on-ear headphone, Edition S, which transform from closed to open back design with the removable of the logo cap on the ear cup. Headphone experts have long recognized the sonic benefits of an open back design while closed back headphones are often a necessity when traveling or listening in close quarters such as an airplane. HiFiMAN gives you the best of both worlds with an on-ear headphone that can go from one mode to simply by adding (or removing) the logo cap on the ear cup. Engineers have cleverly optimized the performance in each mode to make this not only possible but also quick and easy.
HiFiMAN Edition S Open-Back
Performance
At the heart of the Edition S is a 50mm dynamic driver designed for full range frequency response with exceptional detail and imaging. With a sensitivity rating of 97dB and impedance of 32 ohms, the HiFiMAN on-ear headphone can be driven by most portable audio devices such as smartphones and iPods. Completing the connection, Edition S is fitted with a high performance Oxygen Free Copper cable that is 1.2 m long and terminated in a 3.5mm mini jack.
HiFiMAN Edition S On-ear Folded
Comfort and Convenience
Edition S folds in a compact shape for easy carrying and comes supplied with a travel case. Weighing in at only 8 1Ž2 ounces (340 grams), S can be worn comfortably for hours on end thanks to its light weight and padded headband. The ear cups and pads generally follow the shape of the human ear offering further comfort to the listener.

A 6.35mm (1/4”) phone jack adapter is supplied allowing the owner to plug Edition S into portable or HiFi equipment.

HiFiMAN Edition S On-ear Headphones

Quote
According to HiFiMAN Founder and President, Dr. Fang Bian, “HiFiMAN has offered many popular full-size headphones and in-ear phones and have head requests for years for an on-ear model. Knowing that most on-ear models will be used in public situations such as an airplane, train or office, I knew I had to provide a closed back solution. However performance-minded listeners prefer open back for better sound. So with edition S, I am excited to offer a simple way that listeners can have both.”

HiFiMAN Edition S Side

Features

  • Open/Closed Back design by virtue of removable logo caps on ear cups.
  • 50mm dynamic driver delivers best in class sonic performance
  • 97 dB sensitivity allows Edition S to be driven by virtually any portable audio device including smartphones, iPods etc.
  • Asymmetrical Ear Cups – form follows function as these ear cups are designed to contour to the shape of the human ear.
  • Comfort – light weight combined with padded headband provides hours of listening pleasure no matter where you are
  • High Performance cable – Oxygen Free Copper (OFC)

Price and Availability

HiFiMAN Edition S is supplied with a travel case and will be shipping in February 2016 with a U.S. MSRP of $249.

HiFiMAN Edition S Driver

About HiFiMAN
Founded by Dr. Fang Bian in 2007, HiFiMAN is widely regarded as one of the leading manufacturers of high performance headphones and portable audio products in the world. HiFiMAN is especially known for its critically-acclaimed Planar-Magnetic headphones that feature state-of-the-art driver technology.

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