Few will dispute that Sonus faber’s entry into the headphone scene is destined to become a design classic. But does its sound quality match those sumptuous looks?
It had to happen. Sooner or later, Sonus faber – creator of some of the most stylish loudspeakers on the planet – would surely follow in the footsteps of other speaker manufacturers – B&W, KEF, Klipsch, etc – in turning its hand to headphones. The result, the £380 Pryma (designated Pryma 01), is intriguing for being both predictable and delightfully unpredictable, all in one.
What’s predictable is that the closedback, over-ear Pryma is a looker: the sort of headphone product that many will fall in love with the moment they set eyes on it. Plus it is solidly constructed and immaculately finished – as you’d also expect of Sonus faber.