Naim sound for your headphones

Uniti Atom Headphone Edition lends technology from Naim's most expensive models - and puts the result on your head.

Published 2021-05-11 - 4:00 pm

If you are an avid “head-fi” enthusiast, it could be worthwile to pay attention to this one: Naim’s versatile Uniti series has just got a new family member, which is especially aimed at headphone users!

The new Uniti Atom Headphone Edition is a “headphone-optimized” version of the popular amplifier, which also includes a complete network player with a D/A converter.

Naim Uniti Atom Headphone Edition. (Photo: Naim Audio)

Naim Uniti Headphone Edition

While the original Uniti Atom is made to power speakers, the Headphone Edition as the name suggests is a pure headphone amplifier. And Naim does not seem to have spared the goodies this time either: Headphone Edition allegedly uses technology from the prestigious Statement amplifiers in the power supply, and according to the manufacturer itself will be able to operate “everything” of headphones – including the discerning Focal Utopia – no problem.

Naim Uniti Atom HE is also a versatile music player, with built-in support for streaming services such as Qobuz, Tidal and Spotify, in addition to AirPlay 2, Bluetooth, Chromecast built-in and Roon Ready which provides even more streaming options. In addition, of course, it has analog and digital inputs plus USB.

RS3676_Hero Final-scr RS3675_FINAL-scr

Can also be used as a preamplifier

The output stage offers good connection options for different types of headphones, including balanced XLR and Pentaconn outputs in addition to the standard 6.3 mm jack plug and RCA.

Naim also highlights the possibility of using Uniti Atom HE as a preamplifier for active speakers, or power amplifiers connected to passive speakers.

We have designed this special edition of the mighty Uniti Atom to be the premium music streaming system for solo listening – just add headphones to escape into your own world of high-quality sound,” said Paul Neville, Naim Research & Development Director.

Price, availability and specifications

Uniti Atom Headphone Edition is available now, with a suggested retail price of £2399.

Naim Uniti Atom HE - specifications 1 Naim Uniti Atom HE - specifications 2
Technical data II


Don't buy the European version

The Sony NW-WM1ZM2 is a fantastic piece of craftsmanship. But avoid the version for the European market.

The best buy in its class

Pro-Ject Debut Pro marks the company's 30th anniversary with style and finesse.


The little brown NAD amplifier caused a sensation. No one had heard such great sound from a small amplifier that cost so little.

Prefers good recordings

Although the Elipson P1 is the company's first preamplifier, it is pleasantly free of bugs. If you're looking for an amplifier set at the upper end of the premium class, the answer may well be French.

Grows with the tasks

Elipson's power amplifier works treacherously small. But it's really a heavyweight that gets the best out of your best recordings.

Award-winning RIAA in a new version

Vertere's turntable amplifier has arrived in an updated version, called Phono-1 MKII L

Follow LB Tech Reviews
Send this to a friend