MrSpeakers Ether Flow - $1799, Free Shipping
MrSpeakers Ether C Flow
Headphones with TrueFlow Technology
ETHER Flow is MrSpeakers new flagship open-backed headphone. The flow has all of the features of the ETHER, plus the new Trueflow motor assembly that offers lower distortion, and air resistance for the driver resulting in improved resolution and electrostatic like speed.
The TrueFlow Story
It was during the development of their forthcoming electrostatic headphones that they had an "Aha" moment. They theorized that not only is the lower mass of an electrostatic driver element associated with better performance, but air flow also plays a major role in why electrostatice headphones simply sound better.
Fact: Both planar magnetic and electrostatic headphones use thin, planar diaphragms. The big difference between planar magnetic and electrostatic is that Electrostatic drivers do not use magnets at all. By their design, electrostatic drivers have only very thin, flat perforated stators on either side of the driver, allowing for much easier air flow around both sides.
Planar magnetic headphones require magnets on at least one side of the diaphragm, often time both. The magnets that are used are far thicker than an electrostat's stators, and they present a multitude of thick, flat-walled channels with right-angles for air to move past and around. This creates standing waves and turbulents when the planar magnetic driver is in motion. This causes distortion and loss of low level detail.
The solution to minimizing this distortion was to to make the their planar magnetic motor structure look more like an electrostat's stators to the audio waveform (air) passing through it.
To accomplish this, the team at MrSpeakers developed waveguides to sculpt and smooth the thick, flat-walled channels of the magnetic assembly for the planar magnetic driver. They not only sculpted the areas immediately outside the magnets, but also to sculpted and smoothed the spaces between them on both sides of the diaphragm. Creating a much smoother, less turbulent air flow around the planar magnetic driver. They named the solution TrueFlow.
TrueFlow technology significantly improves the performance of the critically acclaimed ETHER headphone, delivering sumptuous planar magnetic bass and dynamics, with near-electrostatic resolution.
DUM Cable Included
ETHER C Flow includes an 8 foot DUM (Distinctly Un-Magical) cable with termination of your choice and a backpack-friendly hard-shell carrying case at no extra charge.