MrSpeakers ETHER 2 Planar Headphones by Dan Clark Audio
MrSpeakers' ETHER 2 headphone is the all-new top of the line open-back planar magnetic headphone with a new driver, motor, baffle, and headband all designed to synergistically blend stunningly lifelike sound with the industry-leading comfort and reliability that are the hallmarks of MrSpeakers' products.
Putting the Pedal to the Metal
ETHER 2 has an entirely new motor designed around the concept of TrueFlow technology. Instead of designing TrueFlow into the motor, MrSpeakers designed the motor around the TrueFlow technology to realise a major improvement in linearity, dynamics, and detail. And they didn’t stop there. To make the most of the increased resolution of the motor MrSpeakers developed an all-new diaphragm that’s 70% less aluminium trace weight than the original ETHER driver. As a result, ETHER 2 delivers incredible clarity, powerful, fast bass, liquid mids, and a smooth, balanced top end that’s incredibly resolving yet not at all bright to deliver a coherent, dynamic and remarkably balanced performance.
Shedding Weight, Not Strength
ETHER 2 is light. Really light, almost 90 grams lighter than the comfortable ETHER Flow headphones. Amazingly, this weight drop didn’t involve switching from metal to plastic components, which would compromise sound and reduce product life. Nope. ETHER 2 sports an all-metal headphone cup and headband, with a carbon fibre driver baffle, so it’s built to last, in style. At under 290g, ETHER 2 is not only the lightest full size planar magnetic headphone on the market and it may be the lightest top-of-the-line headphone from any high-end vendor.
Get Wired with VIVO!
MrSpeakers didn’t stop at upgrades to the headphone, either. While the original DUM (Distinctly Un-Magical) cable was a great performer, it was a bit stiffer and more microphonic than desired, so MrSpeakers set out to upgrade the cable. Meet VIVO, the new flagship cable! For sound quality, this fully-custom cable design incorporates silver plated OFHC copper and top-quality connectors available in 6’ and 10’ 1/4” and 4-pin XLR terminations, and portable-friendly 3.5’ 2.5, 3.5, and 4.4mm cables. VIVO projects a wide open and holographic soundstage with precise imaging and tons of smooth detail. And VIVO feels as good as it looks, and sounds. VIVO has a remarkably supple feel and is so light you’ll hardly notice it’s there and careful construction means it’s non-microphonic for comfortable and “quiet” listening.
Driver Type: Planar Magnetic
Driver Size: 71 x 45mm
Impedance: 16 ohms
- 2 year warranty
Ear Pad Material: Synthetic Protein
- Detachable 2m premium VIVO cable with 6.35mm termination
- Impedance: 16 ohms
Shipping Dimensions: 279 x 228 x 152mm
Shipping Weight: 1.36kg