Final Audio Sonorous II
Final Audio Sonorous II
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Excels in terms of high frequency harmonic overtone reproduction.
The flagship model SONOROUS X employs a driver unit integrated with the front plate, which results in resonance being suppressed and clear sound quality. With the same titanium diaphragm employed with SONOROUS X, this model excels in the generation of high frequency harmonic overtones, achieving high resolution sound.
Ear pads with an internal sound absorption section that contribute to clear sound quality
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.
BAM mechanism that realizes bass tones and deep three-dimensional space reproduction
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 II, we've applied even more precise tuning based on knowledge obtained through the development of SONOROUS VIII and SONOROUS X.
* What is a BAM mechanism?
At final, we decided to focus on developing technology for the reproduction of bass tones and three-dimensional space with the full-range reproduction of a theoretically unproblematic single driver unit, rather than taking things in a multiway direction. We went back to the beginning and reviewed the performance of the balanced armature driver, focusing our attention on something we had previously overlooked ? airflow inside the housing. We developed BAM (Balancing Air Movement), a mechanism that optimizes airflow inside the housing through the creation of an aperture in the driver unit, which is usually sealed. While achieving bass tones and deep, three-dimensional spatial representation, which proved difficult with single driver full-range reproduction, we achieved a BA type that at the same time made for natural listening the user doesn't tire of.
Rigid ABS housing with a rough coating
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.
Titanium diaphragm driver unit is integrated into the front plate
With SONOROUS X, the flagship model of the SONOROUS series, we integrated the driver unit with the front plate, and this suppresses resonance as well as realizing clear sound quality. The housing employs hard resin comprised of hard polycarbonate strengthened with 30% glass added to it. Resonance is suppressed and clear sound quality is achieved. Titanium has been employed for the diaphragm. This plays a role in enhancing resolution and the generation of high frequency harmonic overtones.
Detachable cable with locking function
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.
Detachable cable with locking mechanism (3m / 1.5m)
A good pair of entry level high end headphonesExcellent sound, balance and imaging. A tad heavy, but comfortable and plush earpads and headband. Awesome and lush soundstage. Worth 5 stars.
A good pair of entry level high end headphonesAn excellent pair of headphones, comfortable and easy to use. Props to the locking cable included, a good design point. The earpads and headband are well padded and plushy. The soundstage is wide and lush, a tad warm, and the imaging and vocal clarity is impeccable. Bass and highs are excellent, with less emphasis on mids (minor problem). However, as with other pairs of over ear headphones, they can be warm when wearing for long durations of time, and they are slightly heavy. All in all, very happy with my purchase!