Published On: May 9, 2024

Drop Teams Up with Axel Grell to Launch the Drop + Grell OAE1 Signature Headphones

Published On: May 9, 2024
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Drop Teams Up with Axel Grell to Launch the Drop + Grell OAE1 Signature Headphones

Drop has joined forces with Axel Grell to introduce the Drop + Grell OAE1 Signature Headphones, showcasing a unique approach to audio engineering and stereo imaging.

Drop Teams Up with Axel Grell to Launch the Drop + Grell OAE1 Signature Headphones

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Drop has teamed up with audio pioneer Axel Grell to introduce a groundbreaking advancement in audio technology with the Drop + Grell OAE1 Signature Headphones. Leveraging Grell’s extensive expertise in audio engineering and product development, these headphones could represent a significant leap forward in stereo imaging and audio engineering, aiming to revolutionize the way people experience sound.

The Drop + Grell OAE1 Signature Headphones are designed to offer a more natural and immersive audio experience, drawing inspiration from the intricate structure of the human ear. Unlike traditional headphones, these driver-forward, open-around-ear headphones feature a unique placement of the drivers in front of and away from the ears. 

This innovative design allows the headphones to leverage the natural geometry of the ear to direct sound into the ear canal, resulting in a sound field that closely mimics the experience of listening to speakers in a room.

Close up view of the Drop + Grell OAE1 Signature Headphones.

Axel Grell, with over three decades of experience in audio engineering, explains the philosophy behind this groundbreaking design: “Our ears are as individual as fingerprints, so when you put a driver right on top of the eardrum like most headphones do, it will sound good for some and bad for others,” shares Grell. 

“By positioning the driver in front of the ear, we’re bringing the natural geometry of the ear into the sound forming process, allowing the brain to equalize the sound. Combined with its open-around-ear design, these signature headphones create a rich and pure, unrivaled audio experience that will give you goosebumps.”

Drop + Grell OAE1 Over-Ear headphones.

Key specs of the Drop + Grell OAE1 Signature Headphones include a frequency response range of 12-32,000 Hz (-3db), a dynamic transducer principle, and a nominal impedance of 38 ohms. With a weight of 365g (without cable), these headphones offer both comfort and performance, making them suitable for extended listening sessions.

Lukas Mondoux, representing Drop, expressed enthusiasm for the collaboration: “To be able to bring Axel’s audio vision to life at Drop with the OAE1 is incredibly gratifying,” said Mondoux at Drop. 

“Other products touched by Axel's genius have been among the most popular and well-rated among audio afficionados and our Drop community for years, so we have no doubt this new level of natural, pure audio will delight audiophiles.” 

Man wearing Drop + Grell OAE1 Over-Ear headphones.

Drop + Grell OAE1 Technical Specifications:

  • Frequency Response: 12-32,000 Hz (-3db) 6-44,000 Hz (-10db)
  • Transducer principal: Dynamic
  • Ear coupling: Circumaural
  • Sound characteristic: Front oriented loudness diffuse field equalization
  • Adaption to the individual hearing curve: Soundfield pinna interaction
  • Nominal impedance: 38 ohms
  • Sound pressure level at 1kHz 1VRMS: 106 dB
  • Maximum long term input power: 500mW
  • THD at 1kHz 100dB: 0.05%
  • Weight (without cable): 365g

The Drop + Grell OAE1 Signature Headphones are a limited-edition release, with only 1,000 pieces available. They are priced at $349 for pre-order, with an MSRP of $399.

Pre-order period begins on May 9, offering all interested enthusiasts the opportunity to secure these innovative headphones before they sell out.

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