The HIFIMAN Edition S is here – giving on-the-go audiophiles an on-ear design that is both open and closed back!
HIFIMAN Edition S
The HIFIMAN Edition S is the first ever on-ear design from the high performance headphone line that was started in 2005. At the amazingly affordable price of $249, the HIFIMAN Edition S features a removable logo cap on the ear cup which instantly transforms the street-friendly cans into an open or closed back headset.
HIFIMAN says they’ve 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. For that reason, HIFIMAN gives you the best of both worlds with an on-ear headphone that can go from one mode to the other by simply adding (or removing) the logo cap on the ear cup.
The HIFIMAN Edition S runs on 50mm dynamic drivers designed for full range frequency response with exceptional detail and imaging. Keeping the commuter in mind, the impedance is 18 ohms, so it is compatible with smart devices. Completing the connection, Edition S is fitted with a high performance Oxygen Free Copper cable that is 1.3 m long and terminated in a 3.5mm mini jack. The cable is equipped with an in-line control and a microphone, to boot!
Comfort & Travel
The HIFIMAN Edition S includes a travel case with your purchase. The headphone frame is collapsible and weighs 8.74 ounces (248 grams). The headband is padded and the ear cups are made in the shape of the human ear for long-wearing comfort. A quarter inch phone jack adapter is also supplied, allowing the owner to plug the HIFIMAN Edition S into a DAC if need be.
Commenting on the new addtion, HIFIMAN Founder and President Dr. Fang Bian has said, “HIFIMAN has offered many popular full-size headphones and in-ear phones and have heard 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.”
So are we! The HIFIMAN Edition is available for purchase now.
Key Features of the HIFIMAN Edition S:
- Open/Closed Back design by virtue of removable logo aps on ear cups.
- 50mm dynamic driver delivers best in class sonic performance
- 113 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)
Shipping Dimension and Weight: 305 x 235 x 145mm 1.32KG