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TA-ZH1ES / Premium headphone amplifier

TA-ZH1ES

Discipline: Product

Discipline: Product

For headphone users who want the best in sound quality, we aggressively incorporated our Sony audio technologies into a DAC multi-connection headphone amplifier to deliver an overwhelmingly high-quality listening experience with high-resolution sound. It features fully balanced headphone outputs, and can upscale non-high-resolution sound or convert it to DSD. This has all been crammed into an easy-to-use, compact body to bring you high-quality sound from a tabletop. Its sophisticated design integrates features on the outside that are also geared toward high sound quality, with a high-rigidity rectangular aluminum frame and buffer sections that allow sound adjustments.

  • ASSESMENT CRITERIA Aesthetics / Design Quality, Execution / Material Selection, Target Group Fit

  • TARGET GROUPS Consumer / User

  • TARGET REGIONS Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, North America

  • DATE OF LAUNCH 2016

Client / Manufacturer

Sony Video & Sound Products Inc.

Sony Video & Sound Products Inc.
Tokyo, Japan

Design

Sony Corporation

Sony Corporation
Creative Center
Tokyo, Japan

Creative Center Michio Deguchi

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