FLAT OUT OF THE BOX...
...is the phrase reviewers coined for the S4X. Their neutral and honest sound signature was perfected in close R&D collaboration with professional mixing and mastering engineers. The new 1.3 version now includes USC calibration to push that even further.
Lab research showed massive inconsistencies in popular target curves. So we relied on renowned industry professionals instead and reverse-engineered their preferred EQ compensations as a base for the S4X's frequency response. S4X's sound signature was advised by the pros, not lab geeks. Intrigued? We offer 30 days trial on all purchases.
As mixing takes place in many different setups we went with 32 ohm impedance and made them compatible with pro level and laptop integrated amplifiers. Industry standard jack connectors make them a plug and play on just about any audio gear.
With perfectly calibrated headphones you'll have an edge in mixing and mastering for best translation of your projects.
You can also upgrade the USC calibration with the Waves NX room emulations from Abbey Road, Ocean Way, Germano or CLA Mix L.A..
"I love the depth and clarity I get in my mixes with the S4x. Especially in the kick and snare which is often so hard to get a punch in headphones that will translate to a speaker. But more then anything, they really make it fun to listen to music for a long period of time!"
"I never used headphones to make my mixes, except to check for any noise that was causing me problems. Thanks to their excellent work I can mix without compromise even in the living room. Ollo Audio puts in the reference headphones the same care that I put in my work. "
"The separation between the instruments, the dynamics and stereo image are perfect to be comfortable mixing with them.
I was amazed by the S4. But I am floored by the new S4X reference headphones.
The speakers are matched in the lab in 100-unit batches using an automated process that has been perfected over the last 5 years of research. This process includes frequency domain analysis, which is more complete than just SPL analysis.
Front of the speaker cavity is sealed off from the back of the speaker. In principal it's similar to a closed guitar or bass speaker cabinet. This design produces a smoother frequency response and separation of low-end to the mid frequencies.
The cable is designed with an OFC core that delivers the original signal without harmonic or other audible distortion. The silicone finish makes it less microphonic than braided cables and easier to handle.
The earpads are directly responsible for the acoustic coupling impedance between the headphones and your ears and hence greatly affect the frequency response. They are a hybrid of velour padding on the area that touches your skin and artificial leather. This provides a smooth low-end reproduction with controlled flow resistance through velour coupling.
The headband is made of stainless steel and is designed to withstand heavy usage. If necessary it can be replaced using home tools.
These are not made out of plastic. Headband is made out of stainless steel, wooden cups are CNC machined American walnut and the backplates are aluminium.
We offer 30 days trial period on all our products. So you can take the time to test them out and make a decision. In case you wish to return them, you need to send them to us. We will refund your purchase but exclude any duties, levies and shipping back to us. For details reach out to our support.
Yes. They are 30ohm impedance, so they will play loud with smart devices and laptops too.
No. Upgrades are only possible within the series. For example from S4X 1.0 to 1.1. Also limited to EU markets.
You can purchase directly from us. Express delivery is usually in 2 days. We also have US based resellers and Amazon stores.
We have a list of resellers you can explore or buy directly from us. Most destinations are available. If your country is not on the shipping list in the checkout, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll maually check for delivery options to your address.
At this time we do not ahve balanced option available. You can find some generic options on Amazon or similar stores. The tip for both channels is the positive.
We have service center in the USA, UK and the EU. Reach to support for details.