This product is MQA-ready.
Recently, the headphone market has greatly increased in popularity, and for many it is the primary way to experience music. This choice is based not only on performance, but also feel, comfort, and style. It is with this in mind Meridian built their Prime Headphone Amplifier.
With a new chassis design instantly identifiable as Meridian DNA, Meridian Prime delivers lifelike performance from any headphone and is designed to appeal to audio enthusiasts who seek the highest possible performance from conventional analogue audio sources.
Meridian Prime provides three inputs, one dedicated and optimised to USB sources for computer audio, discrete pure analogue inputs on RCA for traditional sources, and a 3.5mm connection for portable devices such as a smart phone or tablet.
The NightHawk Carbon
A more sophisticated, more mature version of the award-winning NightHawk, NightHawk Carbon boasts several acoustic, ergonomic, and cosmetic refinements, adds a second pair of earpads, and includes a more versatile, durable cable—all while retaining its predecessor’s exceedingly low distortion, unsurpassed comfort, and naturally beautiful sound.
Sophisticated, Loudspeaker-inspired Design for Remarkable Resolution
Compared to the drive-units commonly used in most headphones, NightHawk Carbon’s 50mm dynamic driver much more closely resembles the high-quality drive-units found in today’s most sophisticated loudspeakers—not simply in appearance, but, more importantly, in terms of function and performance. It employs a carefully constructed bio-cellulose diaphragm, voice-coil former, and compliant rubber surround, resulting in quality that is as easily seen as it is heard.
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Grado, one of the oldest family owned companies in audio industry, has been one of the leaders in design engineering for the high-end audio and recording industries. Grado is famous for its remarkable headphone and phono cartridge designs. Grado products have been acclaimed best value in their price category from publications around the world. At Grado, their goal is to continually improve on the reputation they have spent over 60 years creating. The music is the most important element, and with the products they produce, your feet will be tapping and your head will be bobbing. The Grado family makes exquisite headphones by hand in their Brooklyn facility. Each iteration of their products represents a significant step forward in sonic reproduction. Grado headphones have already been called "The finest electricity-to-sound transducer in the world".
This headphone has sizable rear air flow through a metal screen, while utilizing Grado's larger ear cushion and closely matched drivers. The result is a broad soundstage free from colorations. The way the SR225e's new driver, cable and plastic housing move air and react to sound vibrations is virtually unaffected by transient distortions. Bass, midrange and treble are all more wide open and you will enjoy the fine tonal spread and balance. The SR225e will produce a sound that is pure Grado, with warm harmonic colors, rich full bodied vocals, excellent dynamics, and an ultra-smooth top end.
For more than 35 years, Focal has designed, developed and manufactured loudspeakers for Home Audio, Car Audio and Professional Studio and Headphones. Their renown is international: that of a market leader in the segment of quality acoustic loudspeakers. Innovation, tradition, be the world's best in everything they create for your pleasure, that's their philosophy: "the Spirit of Sound". The family of Focal headphones is the result of several years of work by Focal R&D team in France to get the high-resolution, neutral and natural sound specific to the brand. The success of the first three models, for which the criticism was unanimous, allowed Focal to confirm its position as a major brand of French audio, position now applied to the world of high-fidelity headphones.
Elear are audiophile open-backed headphones manufactured in France by Focal. Inspired by the best technology and acoustic research that went into designing Utopia, our flagship headphones, they offer truly exceptional performance. The mechanical design provides remarkably smooth and seamless style due to the solid aluminium yoke.
- Audiophile high-end circum-aural open-backed headphones for noisy environments
- Designed and manufactured in France and equipped with exclusive technology resulting from more than 35 years of expertise
- A pure, technophile and sophisticated design thanks to their solid aluminium yoke and the Leather headband
They also feature memory foam ear cushions for maximum comfort, an essential quality for long listening sessions. Finally, the exclusive speaker drivers with their aluminium/magnesium ‘M’-shaped domes enable Elear to provide strikingly realistic sound. Be inspired by the sound of a high-fidelity system with a pair of Elear headphones, for hours of listening pleasure.
Learn more about the Elear on Focal's website.