Happy Memorial Day! We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than dish a few details on these new headphones Base-Audio G7 Reflex headphones, Made in America.
Base-Audio G7 Reflex, Made in America
Looking to make an affordable and great sounding open-back headphone, Base-Audio created the G7 Reflex. The open-back headphones are of an aluminum chassis. Initially going for a wooden build, Base-Audio selected aluminum for its comfort, weight, and durability. The open netting of the ear cups are made with a filtered nylon bezel insert. The fairly young company modeled the open-back ventilation system after musical instruments in hopes to elevate sound reproduction.
The headband is lined with lightweight materials and padded with memory foam to ensure wearer’s are comfortable during long listening sessions. The ear cups are precision adjustable, which I am assuming means they rotate left to right to adapt to the wearer’s head shape. The actual ear cushions look to be made of a soft spongey-fabric or possibly the same memory foam from the headband.
Base-Audio is proud to assert that their headphones are made and assembled in the United States. The Southern California company was founded in 2014 by Joe and Mike who have a combined 40 years of development and manufacturing experience between them. That being said, Base-Audio promises their cans – with an impedance of 32 ohms, operating off of 40 mm dynamic drivers – should deliver “open-air acoustic balance and clear signature” and a “spectacular audio experience” across a frequency range of 10 Hz to 40,000 Hz.
Base-Audio G7 Reflux is currently available on Kickstarter at a discounted rate of $149. This particular pledge will also score you a free pair of Base-Audio’s G8 earbuds. The headphones will retail for $300. The So Cal audio company has raised $11, 766 out of their $20,000 goal. Interested backers have 18 days left to invest and snag a pair of these Made in America open-back headphones. Orders are expected to ship in June.
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