HiFiMAN Deva Open-Back Planar Magnetic Headphones with Bluetooth Attachment
HIFIMAN is a company renowned for price-no-object, flagship electrostatic and premium planar magnetic circumoral headphones or even high-end IEM's - all wired. Now, HIFIMAN is also offering wireless headphones in the same spirit of pleasing the most demanding music enthusiasts.
The company now announced the affordable DEVA, using a planar driver derived from the Susvara model. The DEVA works in wired or wireless mode, with a custom Bluetooth dongle supporting aptX HD and LDAC high-resolution codecs. The new DEVA, a high-fidelity open-back planar magnetic headphone is available with an innovative Bluetooth/USB-C DAC dongle for wirelessly streaming high-resolution audio.
As a direct descendant of the Susvara and HIFIMAN’s other advanced planar magnetic headphones, the new DEVA model features the company’s nano-thick diaphragm that delivers lightning-fast response, producing improved detail but ultra-low distortion as well. The frequency response is 20Hz-20kHz, sensitivity is 93.5dB, and impedance is 18 ohms.
As one of the company’s new breed of Advanced Active Headphones (AAH) that uses top-shelf components to achieve high-fidelity in affordable personal audio designs, DEVA's user-replaceable 3.5mm balanced input allows for increased power levels and superlative stereo separation when using balanced sources, yet it will extract the best sonics from almost any source, including smartphones, digital audio players, and laptop computers. An included 6.5mm adaptor makes it equally compatible with advanced desktop amplifiers.
The unique Bluetooth dongle turns DEVA into a powerful wireless headphone, supporting advanced high-resolution codecs such as Sony's LDAC and Qualcomm's aptX HD, making it well-suited to most currently available high-definition streaming devices. The dongle also adds the battery needed to support approximately four hours of playback per charge. This way, when users don't need the wireless transmission, they are not adding additional weight while enjoying the music.
In addition to its wireless connectivity, the Bluetooth dongle can be used as a powerful integrated DAC/amp for smartphones and other low-power devices, simply by connecting a USB-C cable. A built-in amplifier module provides up to 1 watt per channel, and the two-channel high-fidelity DAC/filter ensures exceptionally detailed sonic output, no matter the source.