In common with the original Vérité, they feature the same, proprietary, ultra-light PEN driver with a 20% beryllium vapor-deposed coating and ultra-light magnesium chassis, along with a new acoustic design and airflow technology to create a more spatially accurate sound.
From ZMF themselves:
The sonic signature of the Vérité Closed is meant to companion the open Vérité. While the open Vérité is a quick, smooth and 3D experience, the closed Vérité accentuates imaging while retaining 3D space, sub-bass rumbles without being overly boosted, and the immediate snap with weight that only a closed headphone brings is present. The Vérité Closed is our most closed headphone, isolating extremely well against outside noise.
The Vérité C will be offered, initially, in either MonkeyPod (pictured) as a first run of 50 units, or as the “Vérité C LTD” and 30 units finished in Desert Ironwood. And both will ship with two different pads - a non-perforated Universe pad and the Autuer pads.
- Impedance: 300 ohms
- Sensitivity: 99 dB SPL/mw (preliminary; subject to revision)
- Frequency Response: 10Hz – 25kHz
- THD: 0.1% @ 1 kHz / 100dB SPL
- Driver: Proprietary, ultra-light and light, 20% beryllium vapor-deposed PEN (Polyethylene Naphthalate)
- Weight: 450g (0.99lb) in MonkeyPod w/ Magnesium Chassis
The original Vérité exhibit less leakage than a good number of other open-back, cans, but of course the Vérité C do a much better job of keeping sound IN, as you can see in the plot below (see here for details on what this means):
Essentially, the higher the line/values, the less sound can be heard externally!
This is the frequency response plot for the Vérité C (in Monkeypod) using the Universe, Lambskin, Unperforated Pads with both HEQ and CUST compensation curves (see here for details on the rig and measurement approach).
The above plots were taken after the Vérité C had been run for about 100 hours total (vs. the preliminary results that were done at < 20 hours).
Preliminary Frequency Response Results
Note that this plot may be updated after a more comprehensive measurement pass has been completed (including comparisons with other pads options).
These will be available to order beginning on September 20th, review units have just started going out … and this is the spot to discuss them …