You’re either a gamer or a movie enthusiast (or both) if you’re looking for THX Audio products. This company was on the board during the making of several Star Wars movies, but it was also acquired by one of the titans of the gaming industry – Razer Inc.
With that being said, it’s all too obvious that THX Audio possesses highly advanced technologies, and if you’re looking for quality audio amplifiers or earbuds, you should definitely check out what they have in store for you. Today we’re going to mention some of their flagship models and run a quick comparison:
THX mainly dabbled in cinematography, so they’re relatively new to the audio amplifier market and industry. Among their top-quality audio amplifier models we include three Monoprice’s Monoliths, S. M. S. L’s SP200, and Drop’s 789.
The best THX aaa audio solution in the market to combine smartphone audio with your existing high quality headset. It’s a snap-on SmartBlade that provides you with high power battery, lots of memory and the top audio in the market. The audio is fully transformed and brought to the new lever by the THX Achromatic Audio Amplifier, delivering perhaps the top-quality audio on today’s market. Truly an exclusive combination of fashion and technology.
Essentially, this is one of the most valuable headphone amps THX has to offer; the Monolith Desktop headphone amp also features a built-in digital-to-analog converter unit, which can be used to exponentially enhance the sound quality of your audio playback devices.
Just like every Monolith device, the Desktop variant features Achromatic Audio Amplifier technology that delivers groundbreaking performance and audiophile-grade fidelity with minimal power consumption, harmonic distortion, and background noise.
It’s bigger than other Monoliths, but it offers twice as many headphone outputs and two AKM 4493 DAC units. Due to its bulky design, it is best used at home or in a studio; the lack of portability is, luckily, the only tradeoff.
The reason why it features ‘Balanced’ within its title is that it boasts better-rounded connectivity, soundstage, and dynamics. It packs a slightly less versatile set of features in comparison to the Desktop variant, but performance-wise it offers pretty much the same benefits.
The Balanced Monolith headphone amp does not, however, feature a built-in DAC, which is also the reason why it’s available at a much more approachable price. It sports two headphone ports and a mic pre-amp, and two audio control knobs (master volume and ‘gain’). As far as analog inputs go, it sports two balanced inputs and four speaker connection ports (3.5mm).
The Portable Monolith is best for people who want to enhance the sonic performance of their favorite tracks on the go. Basically, this is a single-ported audio amplifier that sports inline controls that you can use to augment (or lower) the volume of your songs up to 16 decibels or to switch between tracks.
The main benefit it offers is obviously portability; it’s significantly smaller than any other Monolith Audio Amplifier unit, and it can easily fit inside a pocket. However, the fact that it can’t support more than one device at a time limits its versatility and functionality quite a bit.
Essentially, Drop’s THX AAA 789 is a top-shelf linear bipolar audio amplifier that sports highly advanced feed forward error correction technology. On top of the fact that it can be used to significantly boost the signal strength of your favorite songs, it also acts as a mini EQ that helps combat harmonic distortion and latency.
It’s pretty small yet highly durable in terms of construction quality, and we recommend it to people who are looking for a portable audio amp.
Just like Drop’s 789, S. M. S. L’s SP200 is a linear bipolar audio amp that offers means to balance out the performance of your audio devices. It features several balanced stereo outputs and inputs, a highly compact design, and it’s remarkably easy to use due to the simplified outline of features it comes supplied with.
It rocks a CNC aluminium-alloy shell that helps stabilize vibrations and keep harmonic distortions at bay while also featuring the capability of augmenting the volume of your tracks up to forty decibels.
THX worked in collaboration with 1More and have helped design one of the finest Bluetooth earbud sets available on the market – the Triple-driver in-ear headphones. After breaking the ice with this model, we hope to see more models in the near future:
1More’s Triple Driver earbuds are the first THX-certified headphones, and the first thing you need to know about them is that they perform incomparably better in comparison to every budget headphone set available on the market.
Speaking of which, they come at a dirt-cheap price and pack a myriad of top-shelf features that bring them closer to the mid-priced and boutique headphones in terms of raw performance and versatility.
First and foremost, these earbuds feature 2 balanced-armature drivers and one dynamic driver; this combination yields a powerful and dynamically perfect sonic performance rich in bass, presence, and treble.
More importantly, the soundstage of these earbuds was tuned by Luca Bernard, which means that you’ll get to reap the benefits of pristine-clear Hi-Fi sound at all times.
1More’s triple-driver earbuds also feature a highly comfortable and ergonomic design; they were specifically constructed to accommodate all ear types, but even if you initially don’t manage to find the perfect fit, you’ll receive nine sets of differently sized ear tips that you’ll be able to shift between.
Last, but certainly not least, these earbuds also sport in-line Bluetooth and Wi-Fi controls. You’ll be able to access all of the important features of your audio player (be it your smart phone or MP3 device) directly on the cable.
Even though THX did not manufacture any of the models they’re selling, they have certainly contributed in vital ways so that the end result is as close to perfection as possible.
They collaborated with Monoprice, Drop, 1More, and various other important names in the music gear industry to deliver exclusive top-shelf headphones, audio amplifiers, receivers and accessories, so swing by their (online) store when you have the chance. Stay safe, guys!
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