Altiat - Cal.1H

Electrodynamic Open-Back Headphone

Sale price₹ 29,990 Regular priceMRP: ₹ 34,999
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Termination: 6.35mm
Upholstery: Velour
Finish: Aluminium Silver

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7 Day Replacement Guarantee

In case you receive the Altiat - Cal.1H with a manufacturing defect, please raise a return request within 7 days of delivery.

However, if you receive an incorrect / damaged / different product or one with missing accessories, please raise a return request within 24 hours of delivery. In case you receive a product with a missing, incorrect, or faulty accessory, you will be given a replacement accessory instead of the entire product.

Please make sure that the product is in the original packaging with all the accessories it came with. We'll also need an unboxing video and images of the parcel to investigate about the discrepancy. You may be asked to share images of the product and the packaging received for us to determine the damage or defect prior to approving the return request. The free replacement will be shipped only once the original order is returned.

A replacement will be issued only if:

- It is found to be defective
- It is determined that the product was not damaged while in your possession
- The product is not different from what was shipped to you
- The product is returned in original condition (with brand’s/manufacturer's box, MRP tag intact, user manual, warranty card and all the accessories therein)

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Warranty & Services

Don't sweat it, this Altiat - Cal.1H comes with a 18 Months warranty from Altiat that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about Altiat's warranty in India.

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Designed & Made
in India

Balanced Sound Signature

Wired Headphones with a Balanced sound signature presents a precise sound and an enriching listening experience, where sounds are naturally presented without extreme emphasis on any region. With a pair of headphones with this sound signature, you can hear audio with clarity and detail. The sound is vivid and revealing, a perfect mixture of instruments and vocals, lows, mids, and highs. This sound signature works for most music listeners who like switching between various music genres like Classical, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Folk and Pop.


18 Months of
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Ideal for Audiophiles

These headphones are designed for discerning music lovers. If you are someone who cares about audio quality "deeply," you'll want a pair of headphones like these.


You can expect them to present a refined listening experience. The audio quality exhibited by these headphones is a beautiful mix of musicality, technical brilliance and high precision.


These headphones deliver a spacious and open soundstage with utmost clarity and detail. Delve into pure sonic bliss with these headphones!


Ideal for
Indoor Use

Metal
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50mm Electrodynamic
Drivers

Replaceable Cables

A pair of headphones with a replaceable cable has many benefits, and one of them is if the connecting cable has a problem, it doesn’t mean that you have to buy a new one. If the connecting cable gets pulled or damaged, you can replace it and keep using your good-old headphones or IEMs. This way, your headphones will be protected and will last longer. With the advancements in cable manufacturing, you now get a variety of replacement cables with various termination options, lengths and quality.


Open-Back Design

Headphones with an open-back design, allow air to pass through the earcups. This means that Open-Backs do not block any noise from around you, as closed-backs do, and music being heard will also leak outside to people around you. So they can only be heard in a quiet environment.


However, Open-back headphones do sound more natural and open. Open-back headphones create a feeling of space, presenting audio as if you are sitting at a live concert. Audiophiles swear by open-back headphones, and they sound quite different to closed-backs.


These headphones are perfect for critical listening sessions, mixing and mastering music. They have an accurate soundstage presentation and precise imaging.


Needs Amplification

Headphones and IEMs require a certain level of power to sound their best and work at their full potential. When your headphones or IEMs are underpowered, they can sound thin or muffled.


Amplifiers are required to provide adequate power to your headphone or IEMs to perform at their best. Simply put, amplifiers allow a weak audio signal to be boosted to a powerful one.


To put it into perspective, devices such as your phones and laptops come with an amplifier, but they offer very limited output power. This output may not be sufficient to power headphones and IEMs to shine at their best. This is where a dedicated amplifier is required to deliver adequate power to hear your music in all its glory.


HEAR YOUR MUSIC COME ALIVE WITH THE ALL-NEW ALTIAT CAL.1H OPEN-BACK HEADPHONE

Altiat, pronounced (all-t-a), is a Manufacturing company based in India - Mumbai at a state-of-the-art facility. Altiat is a prime example of the make-in-India program launched in 2014. Altiat is privately owned and is on a quest to become a household brand in India and international markets. The brand-new Cal.1H (pronounced Caliber 1H) from Altiat boasts an infilled PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) diaphragm and a 50mm electrodynamic driver. First synthesised in the 1940s, PET was invented independently by DuPont (Mylar) and ICI Films (Melinex). Because it is a flexible and workable material, it has omnipotence in audio. Polyethylene Terephthalate is a polyester film made from stretched polyethylene terephthalate (PET). It has high tensile strength, chemical and dimensional stability, transparency, and reflectivity. Taking this into consideration, Altiat used the PET diaphragm, which gives a superior response when an electrical signal passes through it. Altiat has tuned the dynamic driver to match the Harman target curve. Sound-wise, Cal.1H has a very pleasant tuning that will appeal to most audiophiles. The presentation is exceptional and accurate. Instead of going for 'reference', neutral and something perhaps a little "niminy-piminy" in a determination to win the hearts and minds of the discerning audiophile, Altiat has instead opted for full-range and refined performance that will appeal to a broad audience.

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FEEL THE MUSIC PULSING THROUGH YOUR VEINS WITH A 50MM DYNAMIC DRIVER

The Altiat Cal.1H features a 50mm electrodynamic driver that delivers pristine audio performance. Technically, Cal.1H displays the excellent attributes that dynamic driver headphones usually have when reproducing low frequencies. The Cal.1H offers outstanding bass extension, which adds depth and rumble to the sub-bass. Altiat Cal.1H has bass quality rather than quantity. The midrange tuning on the Cal.1H is excellent. It’s linear throughout, with clean fundamental tones, and a good presence in the upper midrange. It has fantastic tonality, depth, and layering. Male and female vocals sound precise with body and weight to their presentation. The treble range is for the most part pretty good on the Cal.1H. It’s not warm, but it’s not bright either, and overall it’s set at a level that will be comfortable for most listeners. The Cal.1H does extend nicely into the upper treble with good holographic and airy representation, properly representing all the harmonics and overtones in that region. Cal.1H has one of the more spacious and open-sounding presentations. For soundstage width, it’s roughly on par with most open-back headphones and can convey a better sense of distance and precise instrument separation. Additionally, Cal.1H delivers exceptional layering capabilities, with all instrument and vocal lines distinguished, allowing you to experience pure sonic tranquillity.

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EXQUISITELY CRAFTED FROM A UNIBODY ALUMINIUM AND SPRING STEEL

The build of the Cal.1H is primarily unibody Aluminium. The Headband is a mixture of aluminium and spring steel with Delrin buffers which ensure clean action against the surfaces to avoid metal-on-metal fatigue. Almost all parts of the Cal.1H are precision machined on CNC turning and CNC milling machines. The Cal.1H is available in colourways like Gunmetal Grey, Aluminum Silver, Anodized Black, and Solid Ash. You now have options from Altiat to select the perfect colour way that you require. Every colour has received its final coating. Aluminium housings have a gunmetal grey powder coating. Housings made of raw aluminium are abrasively sandblasted for aluminium silver. For solid ash that has been machined from a single piece of Ashwood while keeping the Cal. 1H's 3D contours. A 6.35mm unbalanced termination and stock velour earpads are included with the Altiat Cal.1H.

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18 Months Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Altiat - Cal.1H comes with a 18 Months warranty from Altiat that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about Altiat's warranty in India.

Made in India, Made for Audiophiles everywhere

Founded in December 2019 and headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Altiat is a burgeoning headphone brand that epitomizes the spirit of the make-in-India program initiated in 2014. Operating from a cutting-edge facility, Altiat aims to establish itself as a household name both domestically and internationally. Privately owned, the company is dedicated to crafting high-quality headphones that boast Indian craftsmanship and deliver exceptional listening experiences.

Altiat's products have garnered praise from enthusiasts and audiophiles worldwide, reflecting its commitment to quality and innovation in the realm of audio technology.

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Hidden Gem 💎

Comfort and build quality is top notch. 👌🏽

You can play around with the pad filter to change the sound. With the filter on you get a balanced sound and with the filter off it sounds bright.

Also I would suggest pad rolling. I’m using perforated earpads with it. They sound more open with perforated pads.

The price is a bit higher than what it should be. But they can easily compete with headphones in a similar price range.

Note: Sound is subjective. Might not suit you like it did me. Audition it before buying.

Hey there, nothing makes us happier than knowing you loved your purchase, hope you had a comfortable shopping experience and thank you for the great review and ratings!

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Hardik Dedhia (Mumbai)
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Live-like Vocals and overall Top Notch performance

Design wise the ear pads could’ve been made of better material, but, the comfort is quite decent.

Soundstage is brilliant and the vocals have an almost live-performance-like feel to them. Really good value for money!

We're really happy that you have such great thoughts about the product and thanks for the amazing review!

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Ashish (Bengaluru)

Altiat - Cal.1H

Hey there, thank you for your lovely ratings!

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