Top 10 Planar Driver Headphones
for December 2021

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

Monoprice Monolith M1070 Over Ear Open Back Planar Headphones

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

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.
  • Features a plush, padded headband and earpads for comfortable listening over extended periods of time.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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. 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. 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. Connectivity technology: wired Features a plush, padded headband and earpads for comfortable listening over extended periods of time.

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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

  • 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.
  • Connectivity Technology: Wired
  • Features a plush, padded headband and earpads for comfortable listening over extended periods of time.

Features a plush, padded headband and earpads for comfortable listening over extended periods of time. 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. 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.

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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

  • Quality at a Fair Price: Monoprice's rugged design and rigid quality control standards deliver high quality products at fair prices. Impedance: 50 ohms
  • Planar Drivers:Not your typical headphone driver! A planar magnetic driver is a flat membrane that is surrounded by magnets.
  • 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.

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 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 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

  • 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.

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

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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

  • 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.
  • 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 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.

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TRI I3 HiFi in Ear Monitor, Musician 3 Drivers in Ear Earphone with Planar Magnetic 1DD 1BA, Natural Tuning Earbuds Headphone with MMCX Cable

Yinyoo TRI I3 HiFi in Ear Monitor

Musician 3 Drivers in Ear Earphone with Planar Magnetic 1DD 1BA, Natural Tuning Earbuds Headphone with MMCX Cable

by Yinyoo
What We like

CNC Metal Shell: CNC machined aluminum alloy whole metal shell and mirror effect on this TRI I3 in ear headphone, The cavity is made based on large data. Ergonomics and Soft Design-Highly Elastic TPE Material and Silicone can better enclose ear canal.

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Product Features

  • 3 Hybrid Driver In Ear Monitor: Creative 10mm Planar Magnetic driver provides this TRI I3 IEM a high standard resolution rate and widen frequency range, 8mm composite dynamic driver brings a deep and natural bass, Balanced Armature drivers delivers a accurate highs that suit for kinds of classical music and pop music.
  • Detachable MMCX Interface Cable HIFI Headset: Standard MMCX connectors which makes customizing accessible and extends the lifespan of the earphones.The 4 core braided silver coated single crystal copper cable and gold-plated jack added more quality to the soundstage.
  • Balanced Tuning Natural Sound of TRI I3: The quality of the Bass is speedy, detailed and accurate with moderate subbass rumble. With the 10mm Planar driver, mids are overall detailed, clean and lush. Treble extension is quite sublime and sound realistic without becoming artificial.

Balanced tuning natural sound of tri i3: the quality of the bass is speedy, detailed and accurate with moderate subbass rumble. with the 10mm planar driver, mids are overall detailed, clean and lush. treble extension is quite sublime and sound realistic without becoming artificial. 3 hybrid driver in ear monitor: creative 10mm planar magnetic driver provides this tri i3 iem a high standard resolution rate and widen frequency range, 8mm composite dynamic driver brings a deep and natural bass, balanced armature drivers delivers a accurate highs that suit for kinds of classical music and pop music. Detachable mmcx interface cable hifi headset: standard mmcx connectors which makes customizing accessible and extends the lifespan of the earphones.the 4 core braided silver coated single crystal copper cable and gold-plated jack added more quality to the soundstage.

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Philips Audio Fidelio X2HR Over-Ear Open-Air Headphone 50mm Drivers- Black

Philips Audio Fidelio X2HR Over-Ear Open-Air Headphone 50mm Drivers- Black

by Philips
What We like

Lightweight self-adjustable hammock with 3D mesh and genuine leather outer headband

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Product Features

  • Connector Type: 3. 5Mm Stereo; 1/4-Inch
  • Acoustic open-back architecture
  • Engineered double layered ear-shells with pre-tilted speaker plates
  • Hi-res Audio Certified with extended response frequencies
  • Replaceable deluxe memory foam ear-pads with breathable velour finishing

Acoustic open-back architecture Replaceable deluxe memory foam ear-pads with breathable velour finishing Connector type: 3. 5mm stereo; 1/4-inch 50 mm high definition neodymium drivers with lmc diaphragm Hi-res audio certified with extended response frequencies Engineered double layered ear-shells with pre-tilted speaker plates 3 5mm detachable oxygen-free cable (3m) 3 5 mm to 6 3 mm adapter and cable management clip included

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HIFIMAN HE400i 2020 Version Full-Size Over-Ear Planar Magnetic Professional Headphones with Enhanced Headband, 3.5mm Connector, for Audiophiles, Great Sound Quality, Stereo-Black

HIFIMAN HE400i 2020 Version Full-Size Over-Ear Planar Magnetic Professional Headphones with Enhanced Headband

3.5mm Connector, for Audiophiles, Great Sound Quality, Stereo-Black

by HIFIMAN
What We like

Lightweight and Comfortable: 30% Lighter than Comparable Headphones; All-new Headband and 3.5mm connector for increased comfort and durability. ABS polymer ear cups in a gloss charcoal finish give the HE400i a striking contemporary appearance. The improved pressure pattern provides best-in-class comfort.

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Product Features

  • Audiophile Sound: Outstanding sonics that eclipse most other headphone designs. Massive diaphragm allows high signal input and flexible tone control. Very fast response time due to the lightweight diaphragm design. Evenly distributed magnetic force for low distortion and reproduction of live sound.
  • Breakthrough Innovation: Single-ended planar magnetic driver provides an ultra-wide soundstage and spatial imaging.

Audiophile sound: outstanding sonics that eclipse most other headphone designs. massive diaphragm allows high signal input and flexible tone control. very fast response time due to the lightweight diaphragm design. evenly distributed magnetic force for low distortion and reproduction of live sound. Breakthrough innovation: single-ended planar magnetic driver provides an ultra-wide soundstage and spatial imaging.

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HIFIMAN HE400i Over Ear Open Back Magnetic Planar Reference Studio Headphone with 3.5mm Plug-in Connector-Extended Manufacturer's Warranty

HIFIMAN HE400i Over Ear Open Back Magnetic Planar Reference Studio Headphone with 3.5mm Plug-in Connector-Extended Manufacturer's Warranty

by HIFIMAN Electronics
What We like

Lightweight and Comfortable: 30% Lighter than Comparable Headphones for Increased Comfort

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Product Features

  • High Efficiency and Fast Response: Easy to be driven with a modest size amplifier or a portable audio player or cellphone.
  • Reference Grade Planar Magnetic Headphones: Intended for High Performance Listening in the Home or Studio. Delivering Better Quality Sound than Other Headphone Types.

Reference grade planar magnetic headphones: intended for high performance listening in the home or studio. delivering better quality sound than other headphone types. High efficiency and fast response: easy to be driven with a modest size amplifier or a portable audio player or cellphone.

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Linsoul TIN HiFi P1 10mm Planar-Diaphragm Driver in-Ear Earphones with Detachable MMCX Cable for Audiophiles Musicians

Linsoul TIN HiFi P1 10mm Planar-Diaphragm Driver in-Ear Earphones with Detachable MMCX Cable for Audiophiles Musicians

by TIN HiFi
What We like

Exquisite Build Quality. Based on times of testing and designing, The Tin HiFi P1 finally adopts a stainless steel polished shell and a triangular shape along with an angled nozzle to offer comfortable long time wearing experience and elegant looking. The color is also designed to be suitable for audiences as wide as possible. The shells is durable and resistant to everyday use as it has passed rigorous testing and proved to be able to last for years while preserving their shiny appearance

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Product Features

  • Ultra-nanometer Diaphragm Technology. The P1 adopts ultra-nano diaphragm technology with a thickness of just 1 micron that allows for higher resolution and faster transient response, making the sound more musical and natural. At the same time, it has a wide soundstage and sound pressure level (SPL) that are comparable to over-ear headphones. This leads to technical specifications being top-notch and to listening experience being pleasant and exciting
  • Audiophile 5N OFC MMCX Cable. The P1 follows in the footsteps of its predecessor by offering a state-of-the-art, audiophile-grade superior quality cable and aims for the best quality in audio reproduction. It can greatly enhance the vocals and the instruments in music. The MMCX connector is widely used in the audiophile industry thus we adopts it for P1. It has been improved a lot based on the previous models cable
  • The First Planar IEM of TIN HiFi Brand. The P1 takes on the highly successful tuning technology by its earlier models like T2 and T3 which were a massive success both with its great sound quality and high quality build&form factor. The new flagship P1 features the revolutionary 10-millimeter planar-diaphragm driver with high-resolution, lifelike sound and it will impress the market and the most demanding audiophiles by offering planar in-ear headphones rich in bass response at an affordable

Audiophile 5n ofc mmcx cable. the p1 follows in the footsteps of its predecessor by offering a state-of-the-art, audiophile-grade superior quality cable and aims for the best quality in audio reproduction. it can greatly enhance the vocals and the instruments in music. the mmcx connector is widely used in the audiophile industry thus we adopts it for p1. it has been improved a lot based on the previous models cable The first planar iem of TIN HiFi brand. the p1 takes on the highly successful tuning technology by its earlier models like t2 and t3 which were a massive success both with its great sound quality and high quality build&form factor. the new flagship p1 features the revolutionary 10-millimeter planar-diaphragm driver with high-resolution, lifelike sound and it will impress the market and the most demanding audiophiles by offering planar in-ear headphones rich in bass response at an affordable Ultra-nanometer diaphragm technology. the p1 adopts ultra-nano diaphragm technology with a thickness of just 1 micron that allows for higher resolution and faster transient response, making the sound more musical and natural. at the same time, it has a wide soundstage and sound pressure level (spl) that are comparable to over-ear headphones. this leads to technical specifications being top-notch and to listening experience being pleasant and exciting

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