Designed and optimized
to translate spatial audio between speakers and headphones playback - binaural downmix. Their sound field is acoustically designed to provide a neutral base for the HRTF virtualisation of spatial audio formats in binaural mode. With full 360 degrees of accurately spatialised positions and movements the translation of the mix between speakers and headphones is always spot on. The target curve for these headphones was developed by capturing a certified Dolby Atmos studio and human A/B testing.
Using Kemar HATS simulator by G.R.A.S we captured frequency response of a Dolby Atmos certified studio. That was the base for the development of the prototypes that were then used in human subject A/B testing.
We all perceive spatial sound differently. The A/B testing with multiple mixing engineers gave us a more in depth understanding of what is required from headphones, to translate immersive mix, between binaural and speaker setup. We applied that knowledge as weights on the original target response.
Based on our own research and plenty of articles in AES library we derived a final target curve for the immersive formats and we belive, for the future of audio. The new target curve is used as compensation in all our published reports.
I love how I hear all the details in my mix with these headphones. The highs are silky smooth and the low end feels super tight and punchy
Can I just say that Rok and the guys and girls at Ollo Audio are geniuses! They have once again improved on their original design which I didn’t think was possible. They have done it by listening to users' Feedback and by involving pro-level producers and engineers in the development of the S5X.
I never used headphones to make my mixes, except to check for any noise that was causing me problems, but I never trusted the sound I heard for the mix, now that I bought Ollo Audio headphones on my way of working has changed. Thanks Ollo Audio
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.
The speaker is designed with an ex-centric and angled placement within a conical radiation chassis. This design delivers an optimal sound stage for the spatialization of objects in the binaural downmix using HRTF psychoacoustics.
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. The outer layer is perforated for smooth low-end reproduction and the velour padding provides controlled flow resistance and long-lasting comfort.
The headband is made of stainless steel and is designed to withstand heavy usage. If necessary it can be replaced using home tools.
With the acoustic mesh by SATTI, air-flow resistance between the front and back of the speaker is carefully controlled to achieve smooth bass response and separation with low mids. The SoundSeal TM technology does that by keeping resonances and reflections under control.
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.
They're not specifically tuned for stereo (S4X are) but they will deliver great results in stereo just as a certified Atmos or Sony studio does. If you mainly mix in stereo, we'd recommend the S4X over the S5X model.
No, these are analogue headphones without any DSP. Their frequency response is specifically tuned to deliver superior spatialisation of binauralised mix in Atmos or other spatial audio formats.
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