DITA Audio releases Fealty and Fidelity, two headphones that look alike but have different aspirations
As audiophiles and music lovers, we are always faced with a dilemma when purchasing new headphones.
Do we get the one that sounds most accurate and faithful to its source? Or do we sacrifice accuracy and neutrality and opt for the one that sounds more fun and pleasant?
Well, Singapore-based DITA Audio has the answer. Sort of, at least.
Introducing the new Fealty and Fidelity. Two identical headphones but with different sonic signatures and characteristics. The Fealty is said to be the warmer of the two with a stronger bass response, while the Fidelity is the more reference-sounding of the duo.
You can't switch between sound signatures but at least what you have are two headphones that have been designed and tuned to suit very specific listeners.
Both headphones have full gold-plated chassis machined out of a single billet of 6061-T6 aluminum and have dual material composite drivers made out of a blend of polyethylene terephthalate and polyethylene naphthalate. The former is used for the diaphragm, while the latter is used for the driver dome.
The sound signature of the driver changes depending on the composition of the materials used and this is how DITA varies the sound of the Fealty and Fidelity headphones. According to DITA, this creates a more coherent sound versus the traditional method of tuning using filters or electronics.
Both the Fealty and Fidelity also features the Awesome Plug, which is now standard on all DITA headphones. The Awesome Plug is a nifty plug future proof your cables. The idea is that you have a single cable set up for Awesome Plug, all you need to do in the future if you require different terminations - 3.5mm, 2.5mm, or even the new 4.4mm Pentaconn - is to just purchase the plug end you need.
The DITA Audio Fealty and Fidelity are priced at $1,599 and will be limited to a run of 500 sets per headphone.