While brass made for the perfect housing material for the acoustics, it did not quite convey the fine richness of its audio output. Thus, the gold RE800 Diaphragm Dynamic Driver In-Ear Headphones have been electroplated to give them a lustrous sheen that befitted the rich audio inside.
What is The Topology Driver?
HIFIMAN’s utilization of advanced depositional technology and research makes for a driver unlike any other in the world. With the creation of Topological nano-scale layer application technology upon a driver diaphragm, you can experience sound wave creation like never before. No other driver technology allows for such control and precision, resulting in clarity, detail, and nuance.
The Topology Diaphragm, also known as the Topology Driver, refers to the diaphragm with a special nanoparticle coating applied to its surface. The distribution of the coating has distinct geometric patterns. By varying the surface pattern, sound wave formation can be manipulated to achieve the desired audio effect and control.
The idea behind the new Topology Diaphragm was inspired by Dr. Fang Bian’s Ph.D thesis that different nanomaterials have differing structures, and each of those materials have their own properties. Therefore, by carefully controlling the diaphragm surface structure, you can yield different results in acoustic performance to a degree previously unobtainable.
The inadequate soundstaging produced by balanced armatures is caused by the way sound waves are formed by the armature’s multiple wave reflection and diffraction in the driver, which can cause high levels of distortion. Therefore, armature-based IEMs have little breadth and yield a sound flat and without emotion.
The Diaphragm Distortions of Dynamic Drivers
Traditional dynamic drivers can produce frequency response alteration due to distortion and vibration across the diaphragm surface.
The Ideal Dynamic Driver
The topology diaphragm structure used by HIFIMAN greatly reduces the uncontrolled diaphragm distortions, enabling the operational performance of dynamic IEMs to an approach to an ever superior trend towards perfect wave control.
The Perfect Blend of Acoustic Drama and Clarity
The creation of countless prototypes and user testing combined with the topological driver pattern changes mean your ears encounter the sound waves precisely as the original recording creator intended.
Radical New Housing for a Radical New Driver
The shape of the housing is again an example of blending industrial design, comfort, and a striking visual. Providing excellent fit, comfort, and isolation, all to give you the most wonderful of listening experiences.
|Frequency Response||20 Hz to 20 kHz|
|Driver Size/Type||0.4″ / 9.2 mm dynamic, topology|
|Physical Attributes||24K gold-plated housing, silver-coated
crystalline copper wire