From Mitchell & Johnson, an exciting new hi-fi company out of London, the MJ2 allows you to enjoy the sound of an electrostatic headphone without having to own a specialized electrostatic amplifier. It does this with an electret driver, which works like an electrostatic driver but is permanently charged using a special diaphragm that can store and utilize this charge in everyday use. While it has these drivers, the headphone is also portable and can collapse in the included case when you’re traveling and commuting. And it’s striking, too, with lightweight steel gimbals and rectangular ear cups carved from real cherry wood.
Note: This drop is limited to 46 units. Shipping is limited to the US.
The Headfonics review says, “The MJ2 is exactly the kind of headphone I could and should recommend to those who want a taste of stats without investing in an entire system and wishing to retain a high degree of mobility. It has a full-sounding, impactful mid bass; a neutral, detailed, and quick-paced midrange. It offers excellent imaging and dynamics as well as an extended and articulate treble, without a harsh note in sight in either its vocal performance or percussive attacks.”
The headphone company was founded in London in 2012 by two longtime audiophiles, Paul Mitchell and David Johnson. Both born in the ‘60s, their musical tastes were heavily influenced by great British rock bands like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, and the Who. In the ‘70s, there was punk rock; in the ‘80s, Synth Britannia; and in the ‘90s, Britpop bands like Oasis and Blur. Inspired by their shared love of music, Mitchell and Johnson started the company to help others recreate the concert and music festival experience in their homes.
Domestic orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is Mar 22, 2018 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.