UM Universal MEST
Frequency response range: 20Hz-55KHz
Sensitivity: @1KHz 118dB
Driver Count: 8
Crossover: 5-way crossover system
Driver Configuration: 1Dynamic low+2BA Mid high+2BA High+2EST Ultra high+1Bone Conduction
MEST Bone Conduction Technology
Diagram 1: MEST Exploded Views
Diagram 2:The faceplates of the headphones are specially designed according to the structure of the bone conduction drivers. Bone conduction driver delivers signals by vibrating the faceplate. Then the signals are passed to the carbon fiber shell and finally delivered to your inner ear.
Diagram 3: The bone conduction drivers are made by metal vibration pieces that are covered by piezoelectric ceramics. The ceramic layers will bend the metal vibration pieces to make micro-vibrations according to the changes of input alternating voltage.
Diagram 4: The frequency curve of the bone conduction driver along with the shell on HATS.
Custom fit is a must. The sound is impossibly well adjusted to my tastes. never too tame, never too harsh. Exciting, extended, excellent.
I just would like to say that Andrew and the UM team has come through with an ultra quick turn around on these. Since I had a 3D scan done a few months ago I optioned for sending them in via email. The process was quick and they arrived at my door in a little over 2 weeks. The fit is spot on and they sound amazing. For anyone on the fence, I did notice that the custom version has beefier mids and vocal presence due to optimal contact with the bone conducting driver.