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Mania headphones from Erzetich - The Audiophile Man
All the way from Slovenia, this decidedly singular design is an intriguing creation. Paul Rigby reviews the Erzetich Mania headphones The headphone market is one of the most interesting sectors in the hi-fi industry. Wandering around last year’s Indulgence Show in London, I was struck by the large hall stuffed with headphone-related gear but, more than that, the innovation and imagination triggered by this vibrant arena. Erzetich is an active part of this group. Weighing 460g, the Mania’s feature 50mm dynamic drivers coated in Titanium with a semi-open chassis, covered with stainless steel. The headphones are big and bulky and not exactly stylish. More industrial in nature. More factory floor than catwalk. That physicality is seen in how the headphones are adjusted on the ear. To gain a perfect fit, you unscrew a holding bolt on a sliding bracket, find your position and then tighten the bracket. While on the head, I found that I needed both hands to properly find the correct ear position. It’s certainly doable and I achieved the correct listening position in a relatively short time but the entire process felt cumbersome and lacked finesse. I didn’t adjust the final rating downwards, though because this action tends …