HiFiMAN Edition S
HiFiMAN introduces full size headphones that convert from closed back to open back. These have a sleek and slim fit for a full size headphone fitting around the ear comfortably. The sound is clear and detailed, especially in the treble. Edition S is very easy to drive, so a good DAC such as Audioquest Dragonfly or Peachtree Shift will make a great match.
Edition S is a great alternative to buying a closed and open headphone, since it will likely fit so well and some say that the sound quality will be better than you can acheive with 2 less expensive pairs. The new Edition S dynamic driver over ear model features a removable logo cap on the ear cup instantly transforming Edition S into your choice of open or closed back. HiFiMAN gives you the best of both worlds with an over-ear headphone that can convert from open to closed back 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.
Edition S uses a 50mm dynamic driver designed for full range frequency response with exceptional detail and imaging. With a sensitivity rating of 113 dB and impedance of 18 ohms the HiFiMAN on-ear headphone can be driven by most portable audio devices such as smartphones and iPods. The new headphones weigh 248 g. Info and photos by HiFiMAN.