- Jun 7, 2008
You can put it in to words: Low distortion . That is one of the things that really helps planar magnetics (and electrostatics). If they are good, they can have essentially zero distortion, way below audibility. Even really good dynamic phones tend to have some distortion in the low frequencies.I haven't auditioned those particular headphones, but I do happen to have some planar-magnetic computer speakers and noted that they have a lot of that clarity I missed from my old Stax Lambda setups, without the delicate fragility of electrostatic drivers or their expensive, specialized amps.
I'm a firm believer of planar drivers, regardless of the driving force (magnetic or static) used. The sense of clarity is something I can't put into words; you'll have to audition it for yourself to truly understand.
There are, they tend to have more issues though. There are different issues with distortion in speakers (in part just because of how driver much movement you need a bass frequencies) and things like dispersion patterns become a thing so in general you find that the very best of the best speakers are still dynamic drivers. Things like the Genelec 8361A or JBL M2.Wow didn't even know there were speakers.