Final Sonorous III Headphones
The flagship model SONOROUS X employs a driver unit integrated with the front plate, which results in resonance being suppressed and clear sound quality. Here in the SONOROUS III, clear, transparent sound combined with a vast sound stage is generated owing to the same titanium diaphragm employed with SONOROUS X. We’ve achieved sound quality that faithfully reproduces the source music and is pleasant to listen to.
The ear pads play an important part in sound quality. When there is a space between the ear pad and the ear, low frequency acoustic pressure changes greatly, and this greatly influences sound quality. So as to achieve a superior fit where it is hard to create a space, we’ve employed synthetic leather, which has an equal amount of flexibility both horizontally and vertically, and have chosen a sponge with just the right amount of flexibility. Establishing apertures on the inside and the outside of the ear pads makes for clear sound quality
with sealed headphones.
A BAM (Balancing Air Movement) mechanism developed for balanced armature drivers has been employed with a dynamic driver. With BAM, the idea is to optimize the pressure balance between the front and back of the diaphragm. With SONOROUS III, we’ve applied even more precise tuning based on knowledge obtained through the development of SONOROUS VIII and SONOROUS X.
To achieve a high level of precision with the hard ABS housing, simulations were carried out until the appropriate level of fluidity with respect to the molding material was achieved. A textured finish that is also used with high-grade camera lenses is applied, and unnecessary vibrations are suppressed.
A metal plated monaural plug with a diameter of 3.5mm is employed for the connector on the headphones. By employing a connector with a long track record, trouble resulting from poor connection through changes over time is avoided. This is a cable with a locking mechanism that rotates 90 degrees.
- Housing: ABS
- Driver: 50mmΦ dynamic
- Sensitivity: 105dB
- Impedance: 16Ω
- Weight: 410g
- Cord length: 1.5ｍ