Hand-crafted audiophile headphones are often expensive, difficult for enthusiasts to access and own. However, Erzetich Audio has been changing that with extremely unique headphones.
Established an audio company based in Slovenia, Erzetich, has launched its latest creation, the “Thalia headphones” – inspired by the goddess of festivity and daughter of Zeus Thalia – showing the flexibility and fun in the sound of everything.
The Thalia model is a handy on-ear headset that can be plugged directly into a music source or matched DAC/amp. Perhaps for the purpose of helping users bring hi-end sound everywhere, Erzetich Audio chose an extremely minimalist design, cutting out unnecessary parts in the gimbal, headband, and focusing primarily on the device.
With that minimalist design, Thalia chose to use a high-elastic metal gimbal, a leather-covered headband to connect the two earcups, although the shape is quite “rough,” but it seems that the audiophile does not. Despite the fact they are crafted of wood and metal, giving them an edgy statement look, without compromising strength or integrity. Thalia’s weight is 270g; foldable earcup makes it easy to put in your pocket, backpack, and take with you anytime, anywhere.
The highlight of the Erzetich Audio headset line is probably the large, thick earcup compared to a rather slender headband. Thalia’s ear plate has a unique hexagonal shape, about 2cm thick made of wood. In the middle, there is a circular metal face with the name of the product attached to the company’s logo. The earpad of the headset is made of leather, which is about the same thickness as the outer housing.
Thalia’s overall earcup is very solid, finely crafted, and completely handmade, including the placement of components inside the sound chamber. Regarding the internal sound system, Thalia uses a 40mm dynamic driver titanium diaphragm for deep bass range, good solubility, and the ability to accurately control the sound in high-dynamic recordings. The sound in the mid-range is smooth, firm, thick, and very clear in detail.
Moreover, with a 32 Ohm impedance, audiophiles can freely connect Thalia with other types of DACs/amp on the market to fully enjoy their music anywhere through un-oxidized silver braided copper wire and gold-plated connectors.
The Erzetich Thalia is already available for pre-order at a price of 449 euros. From December 15, the date of its official release, its price will increase to 599 euros. The customer can choose from two variants. The Tilia version is made of dark linden wood, and the Salvage version is made of an airy and lightly recycled spruce wood. In both cases, the headset uses a dual 3.5mm jack layout – one per side.