Does HiFiMAN make closed back headphones?
HiFiMAN has now released a closed-back version of the Sundara, bringing a new interpretation to its established sound. Does it offer a totally different experience for those who prefer closed-back headphones?
What is a planar magnetic headphone?
Planar magnetic headphones (sometimes called orthodynamic or isodynamic) can be considered to have elements of both dynamic and electrostatic headphones. A conductive diaphragm is sandwiched between an array of magnets to create a planar driver which can take be either round or square.
Why are planar headphones so expensive?
The thing that makes planar cans so expensive is, you guessed it, their signature magnetic field. Dynamic headphones, the kind you probably own, send an audio signal through a coiled wire.