The HIFIMAN Shangri-La Sr Electrostatic Over-Ear Headphones are open-back headphones designed to deliver detailed reproduction of dynamics and frequencies. When driven by the Shangri-La Sr headphone amplifier (available separately), the headphones yield a 7 Hz to 120 kHz frequency response via low-distortion Nanotech drivers. Acoustically transparent mesh grating and nanometer-thick dust covers protect the diaphragms without compromising sonic integrity.

The combination of lightweight aluminum alloy construction, padded earcups, and a hybrid headband design ensures comfortable wearing even for extended periods of time. The 6.6′ attached cable is terminated with a 5-pin headphone connector, which allows direct hookup to a compatible electrostatic headphone amplifier.

-Nanotech drivers are less than 0.001mm thick and couple fast transient response with near-zero distortion
-Nano-particle coated diaphragms provide extended high-frequency response
-Metal mesh stators work close to the diaphragms for enhanced openness and minimized distortion
-Stator frames incorporate special alloys to ensure sonic stability and reduce distortion
-At only 50µm thick, the mesh grating allows sound waves below 1 MHz to pass though
-550 to 650V bias voltage
-Ergonomic and lightweight construction

Our Take

HIFIMAN’s  premier headphone, the Shangri-La is capable of throwing a massive soundstage with vivid 3D imaging, and surprising bass from an electrostatic headphone.  As a flagship headphone, it demands the very finest in amplification, source, and cables to get the finest possible performance.