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Final Audio Design Sonorous VI Headphones

Final Audio Design Sonorous VI Headphones

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Never one to follow traditional views on aesthetics and tuning, Final Audio Design designs eye-catching headphones with bold sound signatures across the line that look and sound unique. Creating a cult following on Head-Fi with the audio chops to back up its pretty face, the newly branded Sonorous VI (formerly Pandora Hope VI) makes its American debut on Massdrop with an exclusive members-only offer.

Note: This drop is limited to 50 pairs of headphones. This drop is also limited to our customers in the United States and Canada. At community request, Type-B ear pads will be included at no additional charge.

Final Audio Design Sonorous VI Headphones
Final Audio Design Sonorous VI Headphones
Final Audio Design Sonorous VI Headphones

A Vocal Fantasy

Listening to the Sonorous VI is an experience in itself, as it sounds like nothing else on the market today. Pairing a single balanced armature with a 50 mm dynamic driver may be the cause, providing the headphone its unique color. Perhaps this curious combination is the synergistic cause of the VI's incredible soundstage, adding a layer of depth to your favorite recordings. An incredibly intimate listen, this FAD headphone that will have you toe-tapping along to the song.

Final Audio Design Sonorous VI Headphones
Final Audio Design Sonorous VI Headphones

Premium Quality

Impeccably crafted out of premium materials as befits a Japanese-made product, the Sonorous VI is as much eye candy as it is an aural pleasure. If leather, metal, and detachable cables sound like your idea of a good time, then this headphone is dressed to impress. At just 8 Ohms and 105 dB SPL, the Sonorous VI is a suitable pairing for phones and expensive amp/DAC combos alike, making it a no-frills pair of cans that doesn't need a lot of expensive equipment to sound its best.

Final Audio Design Sonorous VI Headphones
Final Audio Design Sonorous VI Headphones


  • Housing: Stainless Steel / ABS
  • Driver Unit: Dynamic driver + balanced armature driver
  • SPL: 105 dB
  • Impedance: 8 Ohm
  • Length of Cable: 1.5m
  • Weight: 480g


  • Detachable cables
  • Stock (A) earpads
  • Manufacturer's warranty


All orders will be shipped by the vendor.

Estimated ship date is June 20, 2016 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.

Recent Activity

I thought I was pretty clear regarding the amount of head time it's had. Look, they're both really quite remarkable (thx00 & sonorous). It should just be understood they have different talents/strengths/emphasis. I had a singer reinforce my observation the sonorous's is in the treble, presence, and low bass (if the amp can drive the ridiculously low 8 ohm impedance; more later). This really serves to bring out and forward vocals and guitars. The thx00 has a much fatter midbass to accompany the equally strong low bass, great and more natural thru mids (stand-up bass finger plucks and slides and string flutter are more pronounced and almost visible) has great high highs, but is much more subdued in the presence region. It is much easier to listen to for longer for this reason. I can get slightly agitated from the sonorous at high levels for long. I recommend everyone with access to both listen to Piltch & Davis, Take One, track Horizontal Blue (buy it from HDTracks; its a marvel of a record). What I say should be evident. The stand up bass and cymbals takes front stage on the THX00. Less so on the Sonorous where the bass is more an accompaniment to the piano which now comes forward, with drums; the vocalizations made in the second half by I think the bass player that are way in the background on the thx00, are much more pronounced and forward on the Sonorous. At $400/$500 both are buys; and I did. Add an extra $150-ish to the Sonorous and I'd opt for just the THX00. Sorry Final. Now, a word on ease of drive. I am using my McIntosh MHA100 driving both on high gain, autoformers on low 8-40 ohm impedance. So, there is no problem at all delivering the current to the sonorous. But do this comparison with my newly delivered Opus #1 player, and one finds the low low bass is noticibaly lessened on just the sonorous. The 8 ohm current draw is a tough one for these little devices. No such problem driving the 25 ohms of the THX00.