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Last Edited by RavenSEAL August 9, 2018 at 03:29 PM
FYI. Only 30-day warranty vs 5 year warranty if you buy it new.

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I'm not audiophile (just an enthusiast) but what do people use "planar" headphones for? Do these have any special application?
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I'm not audiophile (just an enthusiast) but what do people use "planar" headphones for? Do these have any special application?
Nope, no special application. Just a different speaker tech. Have owned a couple planars at this point and I can't say I am a fan. That said, headphones are very subjective so YMMV.
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FYI. Only 30-day warranty vs 5 year warranty if you buy it new.
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How are these compared to Hifiman HE4XX from Massdrop?
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I'm not audiophile (just an enthusiast) but what do people use "planar" headphones for? Do these have any special application?
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I'm not audiophile (just an enthusiast) but what do people use "planar" headphones for? Do these have any special application?
Generally speaking:

Planar = Transparency and details. "Whoa, there are 50 people in the choir,... 20 men, 20 women, .... and 10 castratos. Yes you can tell."

Horn = Extreme dynamic and efficiency. "Whoa, is that a trumpet, trombone, and French horn ensemble in my living room? I swear."

Cone = Bass and volume. "Whoa, there's the bass. Pump it up."

If that's your cup of tea you'll be very happy with planars. Stay away from planars if you expect earth shaking, bone rattling bass, or prefer hip hop.
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Generally speaking:

Planar = Transparency and details. "Whoa, there are 50 people in the choir,... 20 men, 20 women, .... and 10 castratos. Yes you can tell."

Horn = Extreme dynamic and efficiency. "Whoa, is that a trumpet, trombone, and French horn ensemble in my living room? I swear."

Cone = Bass and volume. "Whoa, there's the bass. Pump it up."

If that's your cup of tea you'll be very happy with planars. Stay away from planars if you expect earth shaking, bone rattling bass, or prefer hip hop.
How does planar affect music where there's only one voice then?
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Generally speaking:

Planar = Transparency and details. "Whoa, there are 50 people in the choir,... 20 men, 20 women, .... and 10 castratos. Yes you can tell."

Horn = Extreme dynamic and efficiency. "Whoa, is that a trumpet, trombone, and French horn ensemble in my living room? I swear."

Cone = Bass and volume. "Whoa, there's the bass. Pump it up."

If that's your cup of tea you'll be very happy with planars. Stay away from planars if you expect earth shaking, bone rattling bass, or prefer hip hop.
I'm into Black Pink. Will this satisfy my desires? Big Grin

And if you don't know what Black Pink is, then here (it has some bass, I think): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHNzOHi8sJs
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Generally speaking:

Planar = Transparency and details. "Whoa, there are 50 people in the choir,... 20 men, 20 women, .... and 10 castratos. Yes you can tell."

Horn = Extreme dynamic and efficiency. "Whoa, is that a trumpet, trombone, and French horn ensemble in my living room? I swear."

Cone = Bass and volume. "Whoa, there's the bass. Pump it up."

If that's your cup of tea you'll be very happy with planars. Stay away from planars if you expect earth shaking, bone rattling bass, or prefer hip hop.
This isn't even close to accurate.

Planar magnetic drivers start and stop quickly because they weigh very little. To get extreme levels of detail, they often require strong magnets which are harder to drive for an amp. They also have some limitations in dispersion pattern. The best solution I've seen to get around the limitations of these sorts of drivers in a full speaker is in a line array.

Horns and waveguides help make a speaker more efficient and control reflection points in a room so that sound doesn't smear. This helps to avoid ridiculous power requirements, compression, and bad in room sound.

Cone drivers work well for anything up to midrange and come in a variety of driver materials and with various magnet strengths. They move air well, are inexpensive, and can be very diverse depending on build.
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Not sure if I want to bite on deal, seems really good price but I have Philips shp9500 which I enjoy. Any feed back on if these would be worth stepping up to?
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