HEDD Audio, the Berlin-based manufacturer of high end studio monitors and headphones, is thrilled to announce the launch of its long anticipated successor to the original HEDDphone ONE: HEDDphone TWO.
Powered by new advances in Air Motion Transformer technology and informed by profound user feedback, the new HEDDphone has undergone a turbo-charged evolution. With a folded Kapton diaphragm over three times larger than of traditional dynamic, planar, or electrostatic driver designs, the sound of HEDDphone TWO has reached new heights—it precisely tailors subtle transients and creates a transparent, natural musicality. It delivers a speaker-like, evenly balanced soundstage with stunning definition, permitting long listening periods with very little fatigue.
Several breakthroughs have been achieved in the three and a half year process of developing and designing HEDDphone TWO. HEDD Audio’s R&D team reconstructed the driver from scratch, using lightweight materials like carbon fibre and magnesium to achieve a staggering 25% weight reduction from the original. Furthermore, an all-new mechanical design was developed that enhanced the product’s durability while simultaneously making the entire unit more compact.
Extensive material and reliability testing has allowed HEDD to offer a rare and extended five-year warranty for HEDDphone TWO, available to customers via product registration.
A patent is pending for the all new unique headband (HEDDband) that provides users with a true custom-comfort-fit experience. HEDD have gone all-out to invent a smart strap system, allowing parameters like height, width, curvature, and even the clamping pressure to be tweaked and adjusted to the head shape and taste of an individual listener.
To ensure highest flexibility straight out of the box, HEDDphone TWO includes a carrying case as well as additional balanced and unbalanced cables, making it easy to take HEDDphone TWO to recording projects… and even on vacation. Heavy users will appreciate the spare set of ear pads, also included.
HP2: Price and Availability
Priced at 1999€ (incl. VAT), HEDDphone TWO will be available in late September (North America) and from mid to late October (Rest of the world).
Diaphragm: Kapton polyimide film
Frequency range: 10Hz – 40 kHz
Sensitivity: 89 dB/W
Impedance: 41 Ohm
Power Requirements: minimum 200mW, recommended 1000mW or more Cable: Kevlar-infused, graded
Vegan-Leather ear pads and head cushion
HP2: In The Box
Travel case to fit HEDDphone® TWO and Accessories 1x additional set of spare ear pads
1x 2.2 m unbalanced cable with 6.35 mm termination 1x 2.2 m balanced cable with 4.4 mm termination
1x unbalanced adapter from 6.35 mm to 3.5 mm
1X balanced adapter from balanced 4.4 mm to XLR
The HEDDphone Origin Story
The leadership at HEDD recognizes the evolving landscape of the audio production scene. They see how both music creators and consumers are increasingly turning to headphones as their go-to listening gear.
HEDD’s commitment and dedication to continuous sound innovation and the unique sonic signature of AMT technology spurred HEDD to develop the full-range AMT (Air Motion Transformer). Heinz dedicated several years to crafting a headphone with unrivaled sonic accuracy along with a natural soundstage, and what emerged was the HEDDphone, the first-of-its-kind headphone created to reproduce the entire frequency spectrum.
The response to the HEDDphone has been incredible, with users describing them as extremely natural, stunningly accurate, and delivering exceptional dynamics and transient response. The HEDDphone produces a musically balanced frequency response with a lifelike soundstage, permitting long listening periods with very little fatigue. Professional mix engineers are successfully using the HEDDphone as a primary monitor system, getting work done in less-than-ideal or unfamiliar acoustic environments. While the feedback regarding the sound quality has been almost 100% positive, a common user request was that of a lighter-weight, more adjustable version of the headphone.
HEDDphone TWO utilizes proprietary and exclusive headphone technology and hand-crafted production. Informed by invaluable user feedback and powered by technological advances, HEDDphone has undergone a turbo-charged evolution. The result of this three-and-a-half-year journey is the HEDDphone TWO, the next-generation successor of the original HEDDphone. One of its key improvements is the infusion of exotic lightweight materials like carbon fibre and magnesium. These materials, paired with an advanced, elegant headband design, yield a headphone that defies gravity while increasing on the sonic quality and impact of the original model.
Its stunning looks and industrial design belie the sophistication of the product. HEDDphone TWO provides the most accommodating headband on the market, granting the user freedom of independent adjustments for both earcup height and head shape, and even the clamping force can be custom-tailored for the most comfortable and effective positioning. The headphones are handcrafted and fully assembled by our team in Berlin. Just as watchmakers breathe life into timepieces, these headphones are precisely assembled with that same delicate artistic devotion. This isn’t by chance – the very head of the AMT department studied and practiced the art of watchmaking prior to joining Klaus Heinz on his endeavors.
HEDDphone TWO comes bundled with a carrying case, spare ear pads, and an array of cables, including balanced and unbalanced cables of various lengths. Furthermore, all users will feel confident knowing that HEDD stands behind these headphones with an industry-leading five-year warranty. For us, the warranty is a promise to our users and the result of our belief in creating lasting products.
About Our Customers
The Development Process
HEDD Audio's Values
The story of the HEDDphone TWO reflects HEDD’s greater mission: To build highly accurate products with lifelike fidelity to accommodate a diverse range of sonic styles and appeal to eclectic musical tastes. Our products are about creating sound so lifelike you might think the artist is performing a personal concert.