SLOVENIA, in eastern Europe, is the home of Erzetich Audio, founded by Blaž Erzetič seven years ago… since then, the boutique company has developed an almost cult following in headfi realms, turning out a number of solidly designed and made headphones and head amps. The latest of these is a pair of portable, handcrafted headphones, designated as Thalia.
According to Erzetich (we’ve feature its other products here before), Thalia is made from quality wood and durable metals, and will be available in Tilla (a rich dark wood) or Salvage (light, recycled spruce) finishes.
“Thalia allows for an immersive audiophile experience whilst still allowing external sound for safety purposes. Designed for life, Thalia headphones are fully serviceable to ensure great quality sound year after year,” says Erzetič in a press release.
“After the success of our two existing headphone models (Phobos and Mania), we decided to combine the power of these with the convenience of portability. The result is a set of on-ear headphones with a superlative sound, handcrafted style and outstanding quality.
“The octagonal shape and unique wood design provide the perfect facade to Thalia’s look. Weighing 270g, Thalia is tuned to provide superior quality sound for portable devices including DAP, phone, portable DAC and tablet. Powerful, superior sound quality is guaranteed also through the 40mm titan-coated drivers and cabling, which uses silver-plated oxygen-free copper with gold-plated connectors.”
Pre-orders have started and will close on Dec 15… during this time, there’s a special pre-order price of €449 (the normal price is €599).