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Rock Jaw Sentio are “world’s first open and closed back headphones”

Rock Jaw recognises that, while open-back headphones can offer superior sound quality, they aren’t always suitable for on-the-go use. So, at the flick of a switch, the Sentios convert to closed back to isolate sound within the ear cups.

The Sentios have two tuned drivers per ear cup, a 30mm driver taking care of high frequencies, and a 50mm the lows. This, Rock Jaw says, allows the headphones to deliver a “tight, punchy bass response that extends well”.

The headphones are made from a combination of stainless steel and aluminium, and come with optional extras such as a microphone, Xbox/PS4 adapter and velour ear pads.

The Sentios are live on Kickstarter now, where Rock Jaw is seeking £65,000 of funding. You can pre-order a pair from £130, with extras ranging from £8 to £15.

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Max was a staff writer on What Hi-Fi? and subsequently spent a good few years writing news and features for various technology and hi-fi publications, before jumping on a plane in search of a more fruitful life in Australia. Now based in Byron Bay, he writes about tech, health, fitness and style.