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The Press Desk 13th January 2020 03:31 PM

HEDDphone: The world’s first full-range Air Motion Transformer
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HEDDphone. The world’s first full-range Air Motion Transformer. Shipping in 01-2020!

HEDD is proud to introduce the first full range Air Motion Transformer headphones to audiophiles and recording artists worldwide. The Air Motion Transformer (AMT) is an electrodynamic transducer that allows to move air significantly faster than common voice coil, magnetostatic (planar) 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.

At a glance:
• Open over ear headphone
• Full-range Air Motion Transformer with VVT® Technology
• Up to 3 times the diaphragm size compared to conventional drivers
• Efficiency: 87 dB SPL for 1 mW
• Impedance: 42 Ω
• Weight: 718 g
• Mini-XLR Connector, high quality 6,3mm single ended 2 m cable included • Custom artificial leather earpads
• Hand-built in Berlin, Germany

HEDDphones will be on display at the RAD Distribution booth 15318 (ACC North 1) during all four NAMM days.

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nyrizzie 13th January 2020 03:42 PM

Only waiting for a price. I got the Type 07’s and love them so I’m sure I will love these.

PsyKology 13th January 2020 10:37 PM

Price - $1899 USD

nicholasr325 13th January 2020 10:56 PM


Originally Posted by PsyKology (Post 14450147)

I'd have to be damn mental to be caught buying $2000 headphones.

nyrizzie 13th January 2020 11:14 PM

So $1899 plus tax would probably come in around $1970. So basically $2000. Gonna have to be a nope for me even though I love the monitors and company.

laperlestudio 13th January 2020 11:28 PM

That is intriguing! I am curious to compare this to Audeze LCD headphones

DirkP 14th January 2020 08:35 PM

At least a real innovation!

spaceman 15th January 2020 01:15 PM


Originally Posted by nicholasr325 (Post 14450232)
I'd have to be damn mental to be caught buying $2000 headphones.

I would, but they need to be life-altering, game changing for that price, not incremental quality. I spent more than a grand on my HD-800 years ago, but yes, they were game changers.

mrkaizen 15th January 2020 04:03 PM

not sure if i will buy a pair but would love to hear them at some point abductionabduction

The Press Desk 19th January 2020 03:52 PM

ozonepaul 1st May 2020 09:10 PM

Great Review from Scan:

TimPani 3rd May 2020 08:59 AM

3db shy is the sub region :o

DJURBAN 25th December 2020 02:06 AM

Do you find them good enough for mastering ?