Planar Headphones offer reference grade monitoring
Planar are headphones designed for both a great listening experience as well as for producers to use for monitoring say Avantone Pro.
Planar is a follow up on Avantone Pro’s acclaimed MP-1 Mixphones.
Planar is the culmination of Avantone Pro’s experience in creating reference-grade monitoring products to meet the demands of modern-day professional end-users by putting planar drivers in the driving seat for extreme detail, and supreme comfort for long sessions.
They are an ideal solution for mix engineers, musicians, podcasters, live-streamers, and hi-fi enthusiasts alike — as audiophile sound meets portability.
Amazing accuracy, high-end detail, clarity, natural bass, and response time are just some of the advantages that Planar drivers offer over traditional moving coil drivers.
Traditional moving coil drivers use a magnetic field to push/pull the driver in one direction and really rely on the surround’s elasticity to return the driver to the neutral position.
Planar drivers utilise a technology that mixes principles between dynamic and electrostatic drivers since they are constructed from a precise array of magnets that are evenly spaced across both sides of a thin, electrically-active diaphragm.
Due to the nature of this magnetic field’s precision, force applied to the membrane is distributed in a symmetric fashion that produces a signal with very little harmonic distortion and incredibly fast response times.
There is also far less weight applied to the driver material since planar drivers use front- and rear-mounted magnets — Neodymium N50SH, in the case of Avantone Pro’s Planar — to apply equal forces in both directions, resulting in a much more natural sound with less distortion, and allowing for hours of fatigue-less listening.
Open back design
Avantone Pro’s Planar headphones also apply an open-back design with a perfectly-tuned chamber that results in a very flat-frequency environment — all without the typical pressure build-up, acoustic resonance, and frequency curve of closed-back headphones.
The headphones are a little larger than typical headphones, but that need not detract from the need for comfort!
Comfortably positioned, Planar is perfectly weighted for long-listening sessions, providing additional comfort with soft and spacious ear pads, so sessions that last for hours will only feel like minutes when wearing them!
Technical specs make for equally comforting reading, with an extremely wide frequency response spanning 30Hz to 30kHz while low (32 Ω) impedance and amplifier requirements make for better use with audio interfaces, hi-fi systems, or mobile devices.
The Planar package includes a high-grade 3.5mm cable that can be plugged into either side of the headphones, so the affordable high-quality studio monitors, reference headphones, microphones, and accessories producer has got that awkward left-side-cable-output-only situation comfortably covered!
They also ship in an eco-friendly shoulder bag with room for accessories — and a pouch.
Planar pricing: Available — in both black and red versions
MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) of $399.00 USD.
(European SSP — Suggested Selling Price — is €399.00 EUR, including VAT, with worldwide Distributors listed by country here.
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