HEDDphone - Now Available for Pre-Order
Jan 3, 2020 at 4:45 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 112
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The HEDDphone is now available for Pre-Order on Headphones.com, expecting to be able to ship units out starting at the end of next week.

https://www.headphones.com/products/heddphone

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From the Manufacturer:

The HEDDphone from HEDD Audio introduces the first full range Air Motion Transformer (AMT) headphones to audiophiles and recording artists worldwide. The Air Motion Transformer is an electrodynamic transducer that allows to move air significantly faster than common voice coil, magnetostatic (planar magnetic) or electrostatic systems. Their traditional piston-like movement is overcome by a folded diaphragm that squeezes out air four times faster: A breakthrough for capturing more details in a musical recording.

30 years ago HEDD CEO and Chief Engineer Klaus Heinz designed the first compact and marketable AMT tweeter based on Oskar Heil’s original Air Motion Transformer invention. Since then he has increased its sonic quality in several fundamental revisions. The 2019 version of the AMT can be heard in HEDD´s innovative Series ONE studio monitor line.

Recently Heinz has focused on developing a full range Air Motion Transformer to break new grounds for this superior transducer principle. In order to reproduce the complete audible frequency band (and beyond), the HEDDphone® incorporates VVT® (pat. pending). VVT® introduces a new diaphragm geometry that expands the AMT principle to a linear full range (10Hz–40kHz) headphone transducer. It replaces the fixed geometric structure of conventional AMT drivers as the folds vary both in width and depth.

The HEDDphone® introduces a fourth transducer technology. It brings the enormous dynamic capabilities and the superior sonic resolution of the AMT principle to the world of top-end headphones. HEDDphone® excels where it really matters: in accurate, untamed, and touching music reproduction.

Technical Specifications:

Design: Open over ear headphone with Air Motion Transformer
Efficiency: 87 dB SPL for 1 mW
Impedance: 42 Ω
Weight: 718 g
Cable Headphone Termination: Mini XLR
Cable Amp-side Termination: 1/4"
 
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718 gr, really? :frowning2:

No pain no gain!

But in all seriousness, yes it's a heavy headphone. If you have issues with other heavy headphones you're more than likely going to have issues with the weight on this. In order to get the weight down though, HEDD would have to make compromises on the sound quality which they understandably did not want to do.
 
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How fast do you restock and ship assuming all the 20 launch units are taken? Yes, I've pre-ordered.

Completely depends on how fast we can get more units!

It looks like the first batch will be sold through before Saturday evening so if you've already pre-ordered you will be part of the first batch of units shipped in the world.
 
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Jan 3, 2020 at 8:19 PM Post #9 of 112

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Is this basically a ribbon tweeter headphone? Like the Raal with pads?
 
Jan 3, 2020 at 8:27 PM Post #10 of 112

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Is this basically a ribbon tweeter headphone? Like the Raal with pads?

no it's an air motion transformer tweeter (AMT). this is a pleated diaphram that squeezes like an accordion to make sound.

raal is more similar to a planar tweeter but it is thin aluminium diaphram with crazy low impedance. it moves back and forth to make sound like most conventional tweeters.
 
Jan 4, 2020 at 5:08 AM Post #12 of 112

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I wonder how they stack up against the Phi 1266 TC and the LCD-4, especially in the bass department.
 
Jan 4, 2020 at 6:27 AM Post #14 of 112

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No pain no gain!

But in all seriousness, yes it's a heavy headphone. If you have issues with other heavy headphones you're more than likely going to have issues with the weight on this. In order to get the weight down though, HEDD would have to make compromises on the sound quality which they understandably did not want to do.

Did not realize how heavy it was but being an owner of amt based speakers, I know it couldn’t be too light.

Taron, no photo shots with someone wearing one? Would have been great to see someone wearing one, interesting how something that heavy and large looks like on someone’s head not that it matters how one looks but always nice to be a little shallow :wink:
 
Jan 4, 2020 at 6:54 AM Post #15 of 112

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Did not realize how heavy it was but being an owner of amt based speakers, I know it couldn’t be too light.

Taron, no photo shots with someone wearing one? Would have been great to see someone wearing one, interesting how something that heavy and large looks like on someone’s head not that it matters how one looks but always nice to be a little shallow :wink:

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