Top 10 Planar Driver Headphones
for May 2022

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Audeze Euclid in-Ear Audiophile Reference Sound isolating Headphones with Planar Drivers, Wired

Audeze Euclid in-Ear Audiophile Reference Sound isolating Headphones with Planar Drivers

Wired

by Audeze
What We like

MMCX connectors for easy exchange to 3rd party cables. Handcrafted in California

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Product Features

  • * Driver design includes our patented Fluxor magnets and Uniforce voice coils to further reduce distortion, improve sensitivity, and create superior coherency across the entire frequency spectrum.
  • * Includes 2 different style eartips silicone and Comply, with multiple sizes to fit everyone.
  • * The Balanced 4.4mm cable (part number CBL-1095) and Bluetooth cable (CBL-BT-1020) are optional at extra cost.
  • Patented 18mm Planar Driver Technology incorporates our patented Fazor waveguides to eliminate the phasing and distortion typical of closed-back dynamic in-ears.

* includes 2 different style eartips silicone and comply, with multiple sizes to fit everyone. * the balanced 4.4mm cable (part number cbl-1095) and bluetooth cable (cbl-bt-1020) are optional at extra cost. Patented 18mm planar driver technology incorporates our patented fazor waveguides to eliminate the phasing and distortion typical of closed-back dynamic in-ears. * driver design includes our patented fluxor magnets and uniforce voice coils to further reduce distortion, improve sensitivity, and create superior coherency across the entire frequency spectrum.

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Monolith M1070 Over Ear Open Back Planar Headphones, Lightweight, Padded Headband, Plush and Removable Earpads, 106mm Planar Driver, Black

Monoprice Monolith M1070 Over Ear Open Back Planar Headphones

Lightweight, Padded Headband, Plush and Removable Earpads, 106mm Planar Driver, Black

by Monoprice
What We like

Removable earpads: The supplied earpads are easily removed, allowing you to upgrade to your earpad style of choice. Each M1070 comes with a pair of memory foam lambskin earpads and a pair of memory foam velour earpads.

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Product Features

  • Connectivity Technology: Wired
  • Maximum comfort. Lightweight, padded headband, plush earpads. Weighing only 20.5 ounces (580g), the M1070 features a padded headband that can be adjusted to fit any head and soft earpads, ensuring long hours of listening pleasure without a hint of fatigue.
  • Planar drivers. Accurate sound. Low distortion. The Monolith M1070 uses a 106mm planar driver with a dual linear symmetry magnet array to deliver amazing sound quality. It has fantastic high end extension combined with tight, clean bass to make it an audio delight.
  • Features a plush, padded headband and earpads for comfortable listening over extended periods of time.
  • Open back design. An airy, spacious soundstage. Each earcup features a grille, which allows air to pass through to the planar driver. This puts you in the middle of the performance, with a larger soundstage, enhanced imaging, and a more engaging soundscape.

Connectivity technology: wired Planar drivers. accurate sound. low distortion. the monolith m1070 uses a 106mm planar driver with a dual linear symmetry magnet array to deliver amazing sound quality. it has fantastic high end extension combined with tight, clean bass to make it an audio delight. Maximum comfort. lightweight, padded headband, plush earpads. weighing only 20.5 ounces (580g), the m1070 features a padded headband that can be adjusted to fit any head and soft earpads, ensuring long hours of listening pleasure without a hint of fatigue. Open back design. an airy, spacious soundstage. each earcup features a grille, which allows air to pass through to the planar driver. this puts you in the middle of the performance, with a larger soundstage, enhanced imaging, and a more engaging soundscape. Features a plush, padded headband and earpads for comfortable listening over extended periods of time.

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Monolith M1060 Over Ear Planar Magnetic Headphones - Black/Wood With 106mm Driver, Open Back Design, Comfort Ear Pads For Studio/Professional

Monolith M1060 Over Ear Planar Magnetic Headphones

Black/Wood With 106mm Driver, Open Back Design, Comfort Ear Pads For Studio/Professional

by Monolith
What We like

Comfort:The Monolith M1060 has been engineered to be comfortable for extended listening sessions. Large, comfy earpads are designed to keep you comfortable as you listen.

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Product Features

  • Planar Drivers:Not your typical headphone driver! A planar magnetic driver is a flat membrane that is surrounded by magnets.
  • Quality at a Fair Price: Monoprice's rugged design and rigid quality control standards deliver high quality products at fair prices. Impedance: 50 ohms
  • Open Back Design:Instead of an "inside your head" isolated experience that traditional closed-back headphones provide, open-back headphones provide a holographic listening experience.

Quality at a fair price: monoprice's rugged design and rigid quality control standards deliver high quality products at fair prices. impedance: 50 ohms Open back design:instead of an "inside your head" isolated experience that traditional closed-back headphones provide, open-back headphones provide a holographic listening experience. Planar drivers:not your typical headphone driver! a planar magnetic driver is a flat membrane that is surrounded by magnets.

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Monolith M565C Over Ear Planar Magnetic Headphones - Black/Wood with 106mm Driver, Closed Back Design, Comfort Ear Pads for Studio/Professional

Monolith M565C Over Ear Planar Magnetic Headphones

Black/Wood with 106mm Driver, Closed Back Design, Comfort Ear Pads for Studio/Professional

by Monolith
What We like

Comfort: The Monolith M565C has been engineered to be comfortable for extended listening sessions. Large, comfy earpads made of faux leather and a padded headband are designed to keep you comfortable as you listen.

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Product Features

  • This makes the M565C the perfect audiophile choice for those that may need to listen in less than silent environments.
  • Planar Drivers: Not your typical headphone driver! The planar driver in the M565C has been completely redesigned and engineered versus the driver found in the M565.
  • Closed Back Design: Outside noise stays out and only the music stays in! The 565C delivers excellent audio isolation, allowing the sonic landscape to not be disturbed by the outside world, and the outside to not be disturbed by your music.
  • Several enhancements have been made, including a new symmetrical magnet structure that allows the planar driver to be much more efficient in a closed back enclosure

This makes the m565c the perfect audiophile choice for those that may need to listen in less than silent environments. Closed back design: outside noise stays out and only the music stays in! the 565c delivers excellent audio isolation, allowing the sonic landscape to not be disturbed by the outside world, and the outside to not be disturbed by your music. Planar drivers: not your typical headphone driver! the planar driver in the m565c has been completely redesigned and engineered versus the driver found in the m565. Several enhancements have been made, including a new symmetrical magnet structure that allows the planar driver to be much more efficient in a closed back enclosure

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Monolith M570 Over Ear Open Back Planar Magnetic Driver Headphone with a Plush, Padded Headband and Earcups

Monoprice Monolith M570 Over Ear Open Back Planar Magnetic Driver Headphone with a Plush

Padded Headband and Earcups

by Monoprice
What We like

With a plush, padded headband and earcups for comfortable listening over an extended period.

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Product Features

  • With an extended soundstage, lush, rich sound, and excellent build quality.
  • Zebra wood wood type.
  • Features a 97x76mm Planar magnetic driver enclosed in an gorgeous wood, open back housing.
  • The Monolith M570 brings a massive price to performance ratio to the headphone market.

Zebra wood wood type. The monolith m570 brings a massive price to performance ratio to the headphone market. With an extended soundstage, lush, rich sound, and excellent build quality. Features a 97x76mm planar magnetic driver enclosed in an gorgeous wood, open back housing.

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AUSOUNDS AU-X - Wireless Headphones with Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling (ANC), Bluetooth Headset with Planar Magnetic Driver, Panel Touch Controls (Over-Ear, Black)

AUSOUNDS AU-X

Wireless Headphones with Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling (ANC), Bluetooth Headset with Planar Magnetic Driver, Panel Touch Controls (Over-Ear, Black)

by ausounds
What We like

True Wireless Bluetooth 5.0 Smart Pairing with extended transmission range of 32 feet , 2.1Mbps transmission rate and transmission power of +20dB in low energy mode. Hi-Res Bluetooth Transfer Rate 576kbps, operates without any down-conversion of the Hi-Res Audio content and allows more data transfer than other technologies.

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Product Features

  • Touch Control interface access for audio control and call features. Gesture-style swipes to quickly switch audio tracks, adjust volume or to answer, end or switch to a new incoming call. With AI voice assistant technology for "Siri" or "Ok, google".
  • Charge for only 1.5 hours to receive a full charge. Total battery life of 25 hours and 20 hours with noise-cancellation on. Ambient mode maintains a minimal amount of noise reduction to block certain background noises.
  • The AU Planar Magnetic technology comprises a planar magnetic driver for superior audio resolution and soundstage.
  • Active Noise Cancellation with ANC, a noise reduction of -25db and Ambient Sound Function to block certain background noises.

The au planar magnetic technology comprises a planar magnetic driver for superior audio resolution and soundstage. Active noise cancellation with anc, a noise reduction of -25db and ambient sound function to block certain background noises. Charge for only 1.5 hours to receive a full charge. total battery life of 25 hours and 20 hours with noise-cancellation on. ambient mode maintains a minimal amount of noise reduction to block certain background noises. Touch control interface access for audio control and call features. gesture-style swipes to quickly switch audio tracks, adjust volume or to answer, end or switch to a new incoming call. with ai voice assistant technology for "siri" or "ok, google".

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HIFIMAN HE-400I Over Ear Full-Size Planar Magnetic Headphones Adjustable Headphone with Comfortable Earpads Open-Back Design Easy Cable Swapping

HIFIMAN HE-400I Over Ear Full-Size Planar Magnetic Headphones Adjustable Headphone with Comfortable Earpads Open-Back Design Easy Cable Swapping

by HiFiMAn Electronics
What We like

Newly-designed headband with an improved pressure pattern

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Product Features

  • Intended for high performance listening in the home or studio
  • The FocusPad, new beveled hybrid ear pads made of pleather and velour
  • 30% lighter than comparable headphones

Intended for high performance listening in the home or studio 30% lighter than comparable headphones The focuspad, new beveled hybrid ear pads made of pleather and velour

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1MORE Quad Driver in-Ear Earphones Hi-Res High Fidelity Headphones Warm Bass, Spacious Reproduction, High Resolution, Mic in-Line Remote Smartphones/PC/Tablet - Silver/Gray

1MORE Quad Driver in-Ear Earphones Hi-Res High Fidelity Headphones Warm Bass, Spacious Reproduction, High Resolution, Mic in-Line Remote Smartphones/PC/Tablet

Silver/Gray

by 1MORE
What We like

METICULOUS DESIGN - Streamlined aluminum sound chamber with perfected ergonomics ensures exceptional comfort and noise isolation.Rated Power:5 mW

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Product Features

  • DELUXE ACCESSORIES - Luxurious Gift Box, Leather Traveling Case, 9 Ear Tip Sizes, and Airline Adaptors, Matching Shirt Clip.
  • FOUR DRIVERS - Diamond-like carbon dynamic driver (like mini speakers) + 3 balanced armatures (like mini tweeters) deliver unsurpassed dynamic power and definition.
  • TUNED TO PERFECTION - Expertly tuned by Grammy winning sound engineer Luca Bignardi for a fully balanced and ultra-realistic soundstage.
  • INTELLIGENT CONTROLS WITH MICROPHONE - Conveniently located in-line controls allow you to effortlessly change volume, skip songs, and make crystal clear calls.

Deluxe accessories - luxurious gift box, leather traveling case, 9 ear tip sizes, and airline adaptors, matching shirt clip. Intelligent controls with microphone - conveniently located in-line controls allow you to effortlessly change volume, skip songs, and make crystal clear calls. Four drivers - diamond-like carbon dynamic driver (like mini speakers) + 3 balanced armatures (like mini tweeters) deliver unsurpassed dynamic power and definition. Tuned to perfection - expertly tuned by grammy winning sound engineer luca bignardi for a fully balanced and ultra-realistic soundstage.

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SIVGA P-Ⅱ Over Ear Open Back Walnut Wood Planar Magnetic Headphone

SIVGA P-Ⅱ Over Ear Open Back Walnut Wood Planar Magnetic Headphone

by SIVGA
What We like

COMFORT - Headband sheathing and earmuffs are made of high protein leather to ensure the earphone is closer to the listener's head and provides better comfort.

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Product Features

  • SOUND - The overall sound direction of P to be very comprehensive: the BASS MIDDLE TREBLE is balanced and flows naturally, sound is free with grand and rich in details, optimized sound layering and transparency. Sound feature: warm, meaty & juicy
  • CLASSIC - In order to make the sound quality play to a more maximum and a more ideal state, SIVGA P- continues the classic style, chooses the material of premium natural solid walnut wood as a headphone chamber shell and adhere to the traditional craftsmanship.
  • DESIGN - SIVGA P- uses 97mm*76mm ultra-nano double-sided magnetic planar diaphragm unit as the driver, combined with the superior sound characteristics of the black walnut chamber.

Sound - the overall sound direction of p to be very comprehensive: the bass middle treble is balanced and flows naturally, sound is free with grand and rich in details, optimized sound layering and transparency. sound feature: warm, meaty & juicy Design - SIVGA p- uses 97mm*76mm ultra-nano double-sided magnetic planar diaphragm unit as the driver, combined with the superior sound characteristics of the black walnut chamber. Classic - in order to make the sound quality play to a more maximum and a more ideal state, SIVGA p- continues the classic style, chooses the material of premium natural solid walnut wood as a headphone chamber shell and adhere to the traditional craftsmanship.

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Drop + THX Panda Wireless Headphone — World's First Headphone with THX AAA Amplifier Technology, Over-Ear, Planar-Ribbon Driver, Bluetooth 5.0, LDAC, Closed-Back, 30+ Hrs. Battery, and Microphone

Drop + THX Panda Wireless Headphone — World's First Headphone with THX AAA Amplifier Technology

Over-Ear, Planar-Ribbon Driver, Bluetooth 5.0, LDAC, Closed-Back, 30+ Hrs. Battery, and Microphone

by Drop
What We like

SUPERIOR COMFORT: Finished with plush foam earpads wrapped in premium protein leather, Panda features a directional button for on-the-fly audio adjustments.

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Product Features

  • Power source type: Battery Powered
  • PLANAR-RIBBON DRIVERS: Conventional drivers, step aside. Planar-ribbon drivers are more distortion-resistant, more responsive, and more realistic-sounding.
  • Connector type: 3.5mm Jack
  • RELIABLE BLUETOOTH 5.0: Backed by a Qualcomm QCC5124 BT 5.0 chipset, Panda supports all the latest audio codecs. Enjoy crisp, uninterrupted playback free of wires.
  • THX AAA AMPLIFICATION: The worlds first headphone with THX AAA technology, Panda boasts the worlds lowest possible levels of distortion. You have to hear it to believe it.

Reliable bluetooth 5.0: backed by a qualcomm qcc5124 bt 5.0 chipset, panda supports all the latest audio codecs. enjoy crisp, uninterrupted playback free of wires. 30-hour battery & quick-charge: boasting a 30-hour power reserve, panda exceeds the battery life of most major anc headsets. a full charge takes just 2 hourswith 3 hours of power on a 10-minute quick charge. Thx aaa amplification: the worlds first headphone with thx aaa technology, panda boasts the worlds lowest possible levels of distortion. you have to hear it to believe it. Power source type: battery powered Planar-ribbon drivers: conventional drivers, step aside. planar-ribbon drivers are more distortion-resistant, more responsive, and more realistic-sounding. Connector type: 3.5mm jack

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