Hifiman is known among audiophiles for their planar headphones. This is not their first rodeo, and this won’t be their last either. They know exactly how to make good sounding headphones and the DEVA is one of them, without any doubt.
DEVA’s bass response is typically planar. It is not shallow, it is not deep, it is a great example of how a reference bass tuning should be. Its definition is limited to the source and highly dependent on mastering of tracks.
DEVA’s slightly forward midrange presentation is very well-tuned. Tonality-wise, the sound reproduction feels natural and delicate. Note thickness is great as well, it does not feel light.
The texture of stringed instruments impressed me quite a lot. Vocals are centered, instruments are scattered around with adequate air between them. I can’t get enough of the velvety timbre of Melody Gardot’s voice with DEVA. That’s a sign of great midrange right there. There is a small hump over around 5k band, this gives a spark to midrange presentation, making it more energetic, vivid.
Extensive, airy, energetic. This is the portrait DEVA draws for me. Some may find the bite a tad excessive, but with the right source selection, this becomes an advantage for PRaT. The attack & decay of transients are impressive to say the least. Treble does not feel artificial just like the rest of the spectrum. It stays true to tone and stays within the limits of the excellent coherency DEVA possesses. Crashes and upper piano keys have very definitive texture to them. The overall treble presentation is clear and well-done like the rest of the spectrum.
Hifiman did an excellent job with the design and fit aspects of this headphone
Frequency Response : 20-20kHz
Impedance : 18Ω
Sensitivity : 93.5dB
Weight : 360g
Socket : TRRS 3.5mm
HIFIMAN Planar Magnetic Over-Ear Hi-Fi Слушалки DEVA WIRED