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Obravo HAMT-1 Headphones On Demo, Offering Something Very Different!

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Hi All,

Now I have to admit that until last Friday I had never heard of the Obravo HAMT-1 headphones but when Ricardo from Absolute Sounds came in last Friday saying that he had found a new headphone that he thought was amazing, well I just had to have a listen.

Where the HAMT-1 stands on its own is that it uses Air Motion Transformer technology, or AMT for short, for the tweeter, this is considered by many speaker manufacturer’s to be the best tweeter technology available but as I understand it this technology can only be used for tweeters so the HAMT-1 uses a more standard dynamic driver for bass duties, so now along with Electrostatic, Planar Magnetic and Dynamic headphones we have a 4th technology enter the headphone arena, needless to say I couldn’t wait to strap them on my head for a listen.

First off as seems the case with higher end headphones nowadays, they come presented in a nice cloth bag which is wrapped round a very solid flight case type carry case, once you open the case you can’t help but be impressed with the overall style of these headphones, they are certainly unique with a hint of Abyss about them, once on they sit quite snug and are very comfortable, the only 2 negative comments I would make so far is that I would like the cable to be longer than the 1m supplied and also I really feel that a headphone at this price point, around £1500, should come with a meatier cable and with a 6.3mm jack as opposed to the 3.5mm minijack, although an adaptor is supplied.

So how do they sound? very different is the word, the HAMT-1 definitely brings a different presentation to the table, I have to admit that initially I was a little underwhelmed but I have a feeling that these examples are brand new out of the box as after about an hour of listening I found them getting better and better so I am leaving them running today so I can have another listen tonight. From my initial listen the vocal seemed very clean and neutral but where these headphones really win is on bass weight and drive, they have a real solid punch which is tight and controlled, I compared them directly against the Audeze LCD-X’s and the HAMT-1 offered a far fuller bass presentation with real power at the bottom end, I am expecting when I re-visit them tonight after running them all day that the mid will have filled out a little.

These are not a Sennheiser HD800 as they offer a slightly more laid back presentation overall with more clout at the bottom but I do have to say that after spending a couple of hours listening last night that I can’t wait to re-visit them tonight to see how they perform after getting 24 hours on them as they definitely offer a different alternative to what is already out there in the headphone market and that can only be a good thing.

We have exclusive rights on the HAMT-1 for the first month on sale in the UK and will have the only pair available at the moment on show at the National Audio Show’s Headzone this weekend plus we will have them on demo at our Highend Headphone shop launch on 27th September, so please pop by and say hello and give the HAMT-1 a listen as I will be interested to get other peoples thoughts.

Please see some pictures below and a link to Obravo’s website -

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Cheers,
Paul.


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