CES 2016: New Line of Dual-Driver Headphones from Mitchell & Johnson
And...BOOM! Seemingly out of nowhere, U.K. firm Mitchell & Johnson show up at CES with a full line of dual-driver (dynamic and electret) headphones. With prices ranging from $159 to $599, and sound that seemed pretty good to my ears, this is a line of mid-priced cans worth keeping an ear out for.
Mitchell & Johnson use the marketing buzzword of "Electrostatz" to describe their cans, but electret (a permanently polarized electrostatic driver) is the more technically correct term. All the headphones use a very similar driver assembly; which is sorted by quality of performance and then installed in the various price point models. These are all closed headphones with a claimed frequency response of about 6Hz to 45kHz and a 35 Ohm impedance.
Though I did hear a little coloration as I swapped from one model to the next, I have to say it was much less than expected. Mitchell & Johnson strive to produce affordable audio gear at wallet friendly prices; these cans do seem nicely positioned. I will certainly try to get examples of the line in for measurement and review consideration. 'Til then I'll let Thomas Wolff fill you in on the details of the line.