A limited edition premium collaboration earphone jointly developed with Singapore’s high-end personal audio brand, DITA Audio.
SHICHIKU.KANGEN is an IEM project jointly developed by Japan’s final Audio and Singapore’s DITA Audio. Powered by a Truly Pure Beryllium Driver GEN.SK and channelled through the OSLO Cable GEN.SK, the SHICHIKU.KANGEN’s components have been tuned by both companies from scratch, aimed at giving the listener a visual and sonic experience different from anything in both brand’s line ups. The delicate ASANOHA gold patterns found on the SHICHIKU.KANGEN’s shell is created through the art of Chinkin, a lacquer technique with its origins in China, later developed in Japan. Machine-etched, hand filled. Each shell has passed through the hands of designers, engineers and lacquer craftsmen. Weaving new and old together to bring the SHICHIKU.KANGEN to life through their skills.
Shichikukangen, 糸竹管弦 is an old Japanese phrase with its roots in Chinese, serving as the general term for music and musical instruments.
Shi,糸 (Thread); Gen,弦(String) - Musical instruments that produce sounds through vibration of threads or strings
Chiku,竹 (Bamboo); Kan,管(Tube) - Musical instruments that produce sounds through the vibration of the air inside the bamboo or tube
final x DITA ’s SHICHIKU.KANGEN is engineered to sound vivid and lively regardless of genre— as if the listener is in the presence of performers and their instruments. The SHICHIKU.KANGEN performs like a musical instrument in itself: Improving with the passage of time and bringing you increasingly richer experiences with each use. As with a musical instrument, we hope that these earphones will become more and more familiar to the listener with every use, bringing you joy for a long time to come.
*The SHICHIKU.KANGEN is limited to 500 sets worldwide