The new Deva from Hifiman is a magnetostatic headphone, wireless via Bluetooth and therefore versatile.
With the new Hifiman Deva you can choose from the best of both worlds. First of all, it’s a wired, passive headphone. On the other hand, it’s a modern Bluetooth wireless headset. To achieve this, Hifiman uses a detachable Bluetooth module. It can handle the codecs LDAC, aptX-HD, aptX, AAC and the time-honoured SBC. The same Bluetooth module can also function as a USB-DAC. In other words: connect the Deva with a Bluetooth cable to, for example, a laptop and listen. The playing time on a fully charged Bluetooth module in wireless operation is 7 to 10 hours. If this Hifiman is used as a DAC, you get a playing time of 4-5 hours. The headphones have a USB-C connection for charging. Handy, because that seems to have become the worldwide standard connection for mobile devices.
The open, magnetostatic headphones come with both a USB-C charging cable and a headphone cable. A 6.35 to 3.5 mm adapter has also been considered. The frequency range of the Deva runs from 20 Hz to 20 kHz, while the impedance is 18 Ohm. The headphone weighs 360 grams; the Bluetooth annex DAC module says 25 grams on the bells. The whole looks sophisticated and has a chic finish. You pay an amount of €349 for this Hifiman Deva.