MRSPEAKERS ETHER 2 - THE LIGHTEST FLAGSHIP HEADPHONES

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by Jay Garrett

11th October, 2018

MRSPEAKERS ETHER 2 - THE LIGHTEST FLAGSHIP HEADPHONES

MrSpeakers Ether 2 are the brand’s all-new flagship planar magnetic headphones.

We enjoyed our time with the MrSpeakers Voce at CanJam London and so are really excited by the announcement of the Ether 2. Hopefully, we will get the opportunity to go ears-on with some soon.

Weighing in at just 290grams, the Ether 2 boasts being the lightest top-flight headphone. The all-new baffle design helps the Ether 2 to break the 300gram weight barrier easily.

MrSpeakers Ether 2 headphones

The Mr Speakers Ether 2 features a new motor engineered around the company's TrueFlow technology. Additionally, there's an all-new driver with a 70% reduction in trace mass. Ether 2 also includes MrSpeakers new reference cable, VIVO, with a choice of 2.5mm, 3.5mm, 4.4mm, 1⁄4-inch and 4-pin XLR termination.

Dan Clark, Founder and Headmaster of MrSpeakers, told StereoNET:

We started Ether 2 with the goal of creating an all-new design that took advantage of everything we’ve learned about drivers, comfort, and mechanical assemblies over the last six years. As always, our first priority was to realise major sonic improvements. Second, we wanted to drive weight down below 300 grams without compromising build quality, sound quality, or comfort. I feel Ether 2 knocked it out of the park on all counts; it’s a fantastic sounding headphone with an incredibly warm and natural tone, incredible resolution, huge soundstage, and when you put it on your head it’s barely there.

Clark adds:

In the past, our TrueFlowTM technology was built into an existing motor structure. With Ether 2, we designed the motor around the TrueFlow technology, realising significant improvements in internal motor air flow. The result is a substantial upgrade to all aspects of sonic performance, from bass that reaches firmly into the subsonic, through the liquid-smooth midrange, and across the relaxed yet incredibly detailed highs. All this is wrapped in a greatly expanded soundstage that delivers an immersive and natural listening experience.

The Ether 2 continues the family trait and is an entirely metal and carbon fibre design. The proven construction combo provides outstanding reliability and comfort while minimising weight. The rigid metal and carbon fibre baffle assembly improve sonic performance, while the innovative Nitinol memory metal hinge-free headband reduces weight for a comfortable fit with no moving parts to fail, ensuring years of reliable use.

The MrSpeakers Ether 2 is priced at £1900 and is available now.

There is also an Ether 2 Special Edition available in limited quantities and includes 2 VIVO cables and is shipped in a luxuriant walnut headphone stand and display case signed by Dan and Jason, the designers of the ETHER 2. The US price for the Special Edition is $2,499.99.

For more information, head over to MrSpeakers.

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StereoNET UK's Editor and Bass playing gadget junkie. He's captained the GadgetyNews good ship for over a decade, making low jargon high tech a very handy thing. His passion for gadgets and Hi-Fi is second only to being a touring musician.

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