The Japanese company S'Next has managed to create a pair of headphones never seen before, made of titanium from a 3D printer and while retaining undeniable sound quality, despite all the difficulties that this manufacturing process represents.
If the 3D printing process allows unrivaled detail quality, it is not enough to press a button for the product to come to life. Quite the contrary! The Lab II headphones design monopolized hours of specialists in this process, working closely with the sound experts at S-Next.
Finally, the Lab II headphones represent a form never before seen in the world of audio, which contributes to the improvement of the sound in terms of high frequencies, basses and acoustics. After testing many prototypes, the S-Next teams realized that the Lab II headphones had to meet specific criteria: a mechanical equalizer located at the front of the diaphragm, a hole located at the back of the main unit And a space was deliberately placed between the earphones and the ear canal of the wearer.
The shape required by the Lab II headphones could only be realized in 3D. Indeed, the equalizers could be realized in the finest way possible to obtain an incomparable sound quality, while taking into account the radiation and the heat generated by the 3D realization process.
One wonders if using titanium in the Lab II headphones design does not make them unpleasant to wear to the ear. Well here again the designers have thought of everything to avoid to the maximum to feel the rigidity of the surface! Thus, the titanium grains used are extremely fine, but the equalisers remain robust enough to deliver perfect sound quality. So the exterior appearance of the titanium remains pleasant to the touch, while its rigidity remains intact inside thanks to chemical treatment. Lab II headphones can therefore be considered ultra sophisticated, and the softest ever created in titanium.
Other ultra-precise techniques are considered in the design of the Lab II earphones as well as the mechanical equalizers placed at the front of the diaphragm performing just enough pressure on it to improve the sound. Also, the opening of the headphones is always finer and as we said above is spaced by 0.2mm compared to the ear canal, allowing an ideal resonance for the diffusion of the sound in your ears.
For the wires connecting the Lab II earphones, pure metal was used for the head and the pole, enabling the magnetic flux to be increased through them. The breech is wide and curved, an absolutely unique shape that eliminates unnecessary vibrations. Ultimately, the Lab II earphones are extremely light and comfortable to wear. And to wear them, it will be necessary at the beginning to adjust your earphones in your ears several times to find the ideal gap between these and your ear canal, but indicators Left Right recognizable in the dark will help you Use best.
Finally, know that only 200 specimens of the Lab II headphones will be available for the sum of $ 4,300, hoping that they will be sold outside the Japanese market!