The Chinese firm Shanling has supplemented its flagship Shanling ME700 Hybrid High-End Earphones with a Lite version. Like the flagship, the Shanling ME700 Lite model is equipped with five drivers, four of which are reinforcing. The fifth one, responsible for the low-frequency part of the spectrum, is a speaker with a titanium diaphragm.
Combined with a crossover, five ME700 Lite drivers create a 16 ohm impedance. At the same time, the declared sensitivity of the novelty is 109 dB, so the headphones are ready to work with a variety of signal sources, starting with low-power mobile devices.
The sophisticated design of the headphones was realized using 3D printing. The cases received a glossy white finish combined with gold logo and silver stainless steel lugs.
The cable with a standard length of 1.3 m used pure copper conductors with a combined, silver-gold coating (in the older model, a braided structure of pure silver was used). The cable is detachable on MMCX connectors. It is equipped with a 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack on the source side.
According to Shanling, the older ME700 Lite prototype is able to provide a soft, relaxed sound, while the sound produced by the novelty is more active and energetic. The headphones come with at least nine pairs of silicone earbuds, a cleaning brush and a leather case.
In Europe, Shanling ME700 Lite headphones will cost 500 euros.