The HarmonicDyne Athena has been designed around an all new large 50mm dynamic driver. The diaphragm is composed of a novel metal-ceramic composite material that is incredibly thin with great tensile strength.
Rather than plating or coating the metal layer on a plastic diaphragm like conventional Be-layered diaphragms, the new metal-ceramic composite is a fully integrated amalgam of high purity metal alloys with ultra-dense ceramic carbon fibers achieved at extreme temperatures.
50mm Metal-Ceramic Composite Driver with a new high-performance ultra-fine voice coil and high-flux magnetic enclosure.
Studio-Grade Tuning with a tonally-balanced sound signature and a 3dB sub-bass boost.
Innovative M-shaped Side Venting System for improved airflow and a purer and cleaner sound.
Ergonomic headband with a wider contact area and softer cushion layering for comfort and custom coaxial OCC cable for noise-free listening.
New Voice Coil and Magnetic Drive System
To power the new 50mm diaphragm, we have developed a new high-performance ultra-fine voice coil and high-flux magnetic enclosure within the driver. The ultra-fine voice coil features thinner strands wrapped more cohesively and tightly to better respond to the driver. Stronger and more efficient magnets drives excellent power evenly throughout the whole diaphragm, delivering a more engaging listening session.
At HarmonicDyne, we understood that a great driver is not fully enjoyable without proper tuning. This is why the Athena features our most comprehensive acoustic tuning strategy so far. We have studied headphone target curvatures across numerous academic and commercial studies, and have integrated our findings into the Athena.
The Athena represents a tonally-balanced sound signature with a 3dB sub-bass boost focused only from 0-200Hz, a flat midrange for a natural sound in instruments and vocals, and an accurate treble that peaks exactly at 3kHz to fit the perceived hearing compensation of the human ear. The Athena is not only our most tonally accomplished headphone, but stands as an accurate and precise tuning standard for future headphones to come in the market.
Side Venting System
The earcups have been redesigned to feature a new M-shaped side venting system. Compared to traditional front and rear venting strategies, the M-shaped side ventilation improves airflow across the whole driver. With better airflow, the Athena will give you a purer and cleaner sound with a more natural soundstage and stereo imaging.
Outstanding texture reflecting competence and beauty
Just like its name, the Athena has brilliant acoustic capability as well as appearance. Besides the impressive high-resolution audio it presents, the Athena’s texture and design are also a sight to behold. The ingenious introduction of glass adds the richness of texture and transforms the Athena into not just a competent HiFi headphone, but also a sophisticated decoration piece.
About HarmonicDyne: The Pursuit of Better Sound
HarmonicDyne’s goal is to deliver better sounding audio to the everyday music lover. HarmonicDyne has made its global success through several crowdfunding campaigns, including the Helios, Zeus, and Poseidon headphones. Each of these launches achieved the combination of amazing acoustic performance, bespoke craftsmanship, and budget-friendly affordability. HarmonicDyne will continue the tradition of designing and carefully manufacturing the best headphones that are accessible to every audience.
Φ50mm Dynamic Driver
10-70KHz (Free Field)
0.2%@1KHz 100dB SPL
3.5mm Stereo Cable
At $179, you get an enjoyable pair of headphones with a good cable and pouch. I'm surprised by how detailed the Athena sounds. Bass is punchy and not muddy. Weight note sounds full and thick enough. Vocals are quite intimate and not really suitable for people who like a wide soundstage.
Not a bad nor a attention grabber but well wotth the purchase price and would be close to the top in the 2-300 price range.
Great headphones all around with great EQ potential, I spent a few weeks tweaking them and now I'm sharing this EQ preset with you.
i'm really loving these headphones, the low bass is good and not over powering, these work really well with a balanced cable (didn't even use the standard cable just with tripowin cable), comfortable to wear.
The last headphones I purchased were around $120. They were one of the most ubiquitous headphones used on podcasts that I had seen. They render midrange vocals well. These are in another league. From bass to midrange to treble I have no complaints, except for when one of the plastic clad pieces came off the headband. Not a problem of any consequence. Superglue for the win!
All the high marks checked starting from the build quality to price point. The sound quality is superb especially on portable devices. The tuning is delivers a fast kick ass sound with plenty of body and this without an amp! The mids aren't quite as upront as I would like them to be but then again there is also equalization to suit your taste. Recommended!
Really good headphone for the price
My review of the Athena is down below (link to my youtube channel video).
The short version is that the Athena is a strong contendor in it's price category of under 200.00.
It's built well (as long as you don't mind the glass) and is very comfortable on the head. At least for my head, which is not small.
It incorporates some high end qualities in it's sound such as the Imaging and over all balance of the FR.
It's easy to drive but does take advantage of different amp flavorings as I tried it with different pairings.
The Athena will stay in my collection!
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