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Fostex TH-500RP Premium Planar-Magnetic Stereo Headphones $379.00

Fostex TH-500RP Premium Planar-Magnetic Stereo Headphones

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HiFiMan - HE-500 Headphones

HiFiMan - HE-500 Headphones

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Mjolnir Balanced Headphone Amplifier $749.99

Mjolnir Balanced Headphone Amplifier

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Vintage Orthodynamic Monitoring Headphones Echo N16-40S (TDS-16) Planar Magnetic $100.00

Vintage Orthodynamic Monitoring Headphones Echo N16-40S (TDS-16) Planar Magnetic

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HiFiMan HE-500 Planar Orthodynamic Headphone Review

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TrustedReviews [07/06/15, via TrustedReviews]
Headphones tech: Dynamic vs planar magnetic vs electrostatic Headphones have become big news over the last couple of years. So big that the greatest name in tech, Apple, decided to buy the biggest name in headphones, Beats, for $3 billion last year. This certainly hasn't earned Apple monopoly status, though [...]

How-To Geek [10/16/17, via How-To Geek]
What Are Planar Magnetic Headphones? Different companies market their planar magnetic drivers as “magneplanar,” “isodynamic,” or “orthodynamic,” all referring to the same operating principle. In the last few years, planar magnetic headphones have been introduced by many audio hardware [...]

Android Police [03/07/17, via Android Police]
Blue Ella review: Incredible planar headphones that can go anywhere Blue is a company famous for its studio microphones, but their more recent foray into headphones has not disappointed me. 2015's Lolas were my favorite to date, though I also quite liked the powered Mo-Fis. But what I have here are easily Blue's most [...]

The 405 [11/20/15, via The 405]
Audiophile Week: 10 Under The Radar Headphone Brands to Watch in 2016 Hifiman released the HE400i in February and the HE400s in May, offering an updated successor to the original HE400 as well as bringing full-size planar magnetic headphones down to a price point we can all enjoy. What really sets the "s" version [...]

RT @mrspeakers: Thanks to @FranksHeadphone for the great review of #AEON open headphones! t.co/S4mJvinoxf  t.co/U8oZHkIX6n 

RT @mrspeakers: Thanks to @FranksHeadphone for the great review of #AEON open headphones! t.co/S4mJvinoxf  t.co/U8oZHkIX6n 

RT @mrspeakers: Thanks to @FranksHeadphone for the great review of #AEON open headphones! t.co/S4mJvinoxf  t.co/U8oZHkIX6n 

Thanks to @FranksHeadphone for the great review of #AEON open headphones! t.co/S4mJvinoxf  t.co/U8oZHkIX6n 

MrSpeakers AEON Flow Open Back Orthodynamic Headphones – The Gauntlet Laid - t.co/U38Turdd52  t.co/dUWAhV092b 

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Hifiman HE 400 Balanced Revist

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Some back story, I was the happy owner of a Beyer Dyanmic DT 990 for the longest time, the 990 boasted clean, clear and open sound with some killer bass. While maintaining the sound style of the Dt 990. A deep heavy hitting bass, high energy and detailed highs, with mildly recessed upper mids. The biggest improvement of the HE 400, is the Sub bass and 3D imaging. The Sound [4/5] Movies [4/5] The open back design give you a great sense of imaging. A very 3D sound. For viewing movies it's very satisfying and very cool. The OrthoDynamic design means the bass is very clean and fast, which is totally cool when you experince a super tight impactful explosion from behind your head.

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[12/14/15, via Beta News]
Holiday 2015 Gift Guide: Headphones As Christmas comes closer, it's time to think about rewarding your ears, or someone else's, with exceptional audio experience—headphones that I would ask Santa to bring for myself or deliver to another. If big, booming bass is your thing, read no further. [...]

[11/16/15, via The 405]
Audiophile Week: 10 Under The Radar Headphone Brands to Watch in 2016 What really sets the "s" version headphone apart from the rest of the pack, though, is the relatively light design and fantastic bass. So naturally, we're hoping 2016 will bring even more affordable orthodynamic headphones that still offer amazing sound. [...]

[11/16/15, via The 405]
Audiophile Week: A Brief History of Headphones Sony Walkmans came with the now-iconic portable headphones - light, cheap, and surprisingly decent. Around this time, another new design gained momentum as well: orthodynamic or planar magnetic. Companies such as Fostex, Yamaha, and Audio-Technica offered ... [...]

[09/11/15, via Tom's Guide]
Help with picking high ohm headphones. Is the momentum orthodynamic/coil/ or electorstatic? Any opinions on amp's and dacs? The Momentums are low impedance, 18 ohms. I guess they aren't headphones for you if you insist on high impedance. The Momentums are dynamic headphones, which (I guess ... [...]

[09/06/15, via Trulynet]
HiFiMan HE400s: Affordable Planar Magnetic Headphones Easy on the wallet and on the eyes, HiFiMan’s HE400s are a set of orthodynamic headphones like no other. For those with more to spend, other options are compelling- we did like the 400is better for their additional detail and richer texture. But in this ... [...]

Dynamic vs Orthodynamic vs Electrostatic – Which is which?

So we often talk about comparisons of brands of headsets or specific units, but lets talk about the actual engineering and construction of headphones and how they work and what works for you and why?Currently in the market we have 3 standards:1. Dynamic2. Orthodynamic3. Stax or electrostatic These categories base the headphones on the type of technology used to create their sound. The difference between the two types is in the transducer principle used; that is, how the headphones convert the...

Picture Sunday: Unique Melody ME1

Disclaimer: The stars in this weeks’ picture Sunday is the Unique Melody ME1. This post is a part of our Picture Sunday series.Last week’s most interesting delivery at the HFN headquarters was the Unique Melody ME1. After the Audeze iSine IEMs, the UM ME1, is the next universal IEM using the planar magnetic technology, aka, Orthodynamic.The ME1 likes the iSines is larger in size than most of the universal IEMs but that – for now – is something we’ll have to get used to with this . Compared to...

Headphones tech: Dynamic vs planar magnetic vs electrostatic

What kind of headphones are for you?Headphones have become big news over the last couple of years. So big that the greatest name in tech, Apple, decided to buy the biggest name in headphones, Beats, for $3 billion last year. This certainly hasn’t earned Apple monopoly status, though, because there’s more than one way to make a pair of headphones. We’re going to look at the thee main kinds of headphone driver: the standard dynamic type, the planar magnetic style and the even less common...

What Are Planar Magnetic Headphones?

The world of audiophile hardware is dense and hard to parse… and to be perfectly honest, audiophiles seem to like it that way. Even so, a technology called “planar magnetic drivers” is making its way into cheaper and more accessible headphones as of late, promising audio fidelity much greater than conventional cans. What makes planar magnetic headphones different—and allegedly better—than normal ones? Let’s have a listen.How Traditional Dynamic Headphones WorkTo understand what planar...