Crosszone exhibited at CanJam NYC this month, showcasing and demo’ing its two headphone models that boast a unique design housing a unique sound reproduction technology.
The $1,000 Model CZ-10 and the flagship $2,500 CZ-1 are both said to achieve an External Sound Localization effect with an original technology developed by Japanese engineers.
Different from conventional headphones that have a problem known as internal sound localization in which the sound sources seems to be located inside the head, the CZ-10 uses Acoustic Resonance Technology (ART) and Acoustic Delay Chambers (ADC) to achieve a natural and spatial sound field, according to company literature. The effect is said to be a simulation of the experience and sound pathway of listening to stereo speakers, resulting in less listening fatigue.
Standard in the package for both models are two spiral OFC cables with anti-noise capacity that can be mounted to portable players and amplifiers. Also, the design includes torsion springs built into the hinges on both sides that provide both a wide rotational angle for easy storage, and that also reduce the lateral pressure when the headphones are worn, making for a comfortable listening experience.
The CZ-1 presents with a unique, triangular housing that Crosszone says is the result of the tridimensional configuration of the three driver units within.
More detailed information on the technologies used in these models, along with an engineer interview video, is available on the company website, crosszone-audio.com.