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 is a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?'s sister site, TechRadar, in Australia. But being the wonderful English guy he is, he helps out with content across a number of Future sites, including What Hi-Fi?. It wouldn't be his first exposure to the world of all things hi-fi and home cinema, as his first role in technology journalism was with What Hi-Fi? in the UK. Clearly he pined to return after making the move to Australia and the team have welcomed him back with arms wide open.