Alpha Design Labs H118 Headphones
Alpha Design Labs H118 Headphones

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The next time you need to check your latest mix, instead of buying expensive studio time just for the sound quality, try a pair of headphones that gives you the performance of pricey studio monitors in the comfort of your own home. For a comfortable set of cans that lets you monitor with some serious sound, try on the ADL H118 Headphones, a relative newcomer to the pro audio world. With innovative design and a priority on fit, it’ll soon become your favorite pair.

Alpha Design Labs H118 Headphones

Sound Design

Let’s start with the sound, shall we? Providing plenty of punch, the 40 mm extra-large, high-flux magnet drivers brings clean, punchy bass, a nice and natural midrange, and a clear yet gentle treble. The diaphragms were custom designed by ADL for high noise attenuation and low distortion, damping rings keep ultra-high frequencies in phase, and the light-weight coils enable more consistent transient response. What’s more, the H118 boasts a surprisingly wide soundstage and detailed instrumentation for a closed set of cans.

Alpha Design Labs H118 Headphones
Alpha Design Labs H118 Headphones

Construction

While we think it sounds great, you don’t have to take our word for it; the ADL H118 earned Hi-Fi Choice Recommended, the 2014 Audio Excellence Award, and the VGP 2014 Award. As for the construction, the all-plastic frame features metal screws at the joints, a leatherette band at the top, and leatherette ear pads in a unique Triform design for an excellent seal. To round things out, the headband comes with numbered size settings so you can always return to the perfect fit.

Alpha Design Labs H118 Headphones
Alpha Design Labs H118 Headphones

Specs

  • Alpha Design Labs
  • Closed-back design for easy travel
  • 40 mm extra-large high-flux a (Alpha-Cryo treated) magnet drivers
  • Sensitivity: 98 dB SPL (1 mW) at 1 KHz
  • Frequency response: 20 HZ - 20 kHz
  • Input power: 200 mW (max)
  • Rated impedance: 68 Ohm @ 1 KHz
  • Head band pressure: ~4.5 N
  • 3 meter removable cable with Nonmagnetic rhodium-plated stereo a (Alpha) mini XLR socket
  • 3.5mm connector with 1/4” removable adaptor
  • Leatherette ear pads
  • Included hard case
  • 8.64 oz (245 g)

Included

  • 9.84 ft (3 m) cable
  • Gold-plated 1/8 in (3.5 mm) to 1/4 in (6.3 mm) adapter
  • Leatherette travel case

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Feb 23, 2015 PT.

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