HIFIMAN has announced the new DEVA open headphone, a planar version with Bluetooth dongle for wireless listening.
The HIFIMAN DEVA is part of the (also new) line of Advanced Active Headphones from this manufacturer. It has a user replaceable 3.5 mm balanced input, which ensures higher power and better channel separation when using equally balanced sources. At the same time, according to HIFIMAN, the DEVA also gets the best out of virtually any other source, including smartphones, music players and laptops. Initially, the DEVA is a wired headphone. But thanks to the handy Bluetooth dongle that you click on the headphones, wireless listening is also possible.
Dongle is also DAC
The dongle supports LDAC and aptX-HD and the built-in battery gives a playing time of four hours when fully charged. The dongle can also be used as a portable DAC and headphone amplifier. Just plug in a USB-C cable and you’re done. The module’s built-in headphone amplifier has a power output of up to 1 Watt per channel. The HIFIMAN DEVA is a descendant of, among others, the Susvara and other planar headphones of the brand. DEVA uses an ultra-thin nano diaphragm. The frequency range is from 20 Hz to 20 kHz, the impedance is 18 Ohm and the sensitivity is 93.5 dB. Available from March this year for an amount of $299. The DEVA is at the time of writing still nowhere to be found on the site of HIFIMAN, we found it at Hifi Pig.