The Best Planar Magnetic Headphones

The top 3 planar magnetic headphones are Audeze LCD-2 Classic, HIFIMAN Ananda, and MrSpeakers Ether C Flow.

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The Best Planar Magnetic Headphones

What to Consider When Buying Planar Magnetic Headphones:

- Type of planar magnetic technology (drivers, magnets)
- Open-back or closed-back design
- Comfort and durability
- Cable length and plug compatibility
- Impedance and sensitivity

Winner: Audeze LCD-2 Classic

Audeze LCD 2 Classic Review -

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- Rating: 4.6/5 stars with 147 ratings on Amazon
- Suggested Retail Price: $899
- Drivers: 106mm Planar Magnetic
- Frequency response: 10Hz – 50kHz
- Impedance: 70 ohms
- Sensitivity: 101dB/1mW
- Recommended for: audiophiles who value natural sound, accuracy, and build quality

Runner-up: HIFIMAN Ananda

HIFIMAN Ananda Over-Ear Planar Headphones ANANDA B&H Photo Video

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- Rating: 4.4/5 stars with 36 ratings on BH Photo
- Suggested Retail Price: $999
- Drivers: 80mm Planar Magnetic
- Frequency response: 8Hz – 55kHz
- Impedance: 25 ohms
- Sensitivity: 103dB/1mW
- Recommended for: music producers, sound engineers, and anyone who needs a detailed and analytical soundstage

Also great: MrSpeakers Ether C Flow

MrSpeakers/Dan Clark Audio Ether C Flow 1.1 - HeadFi

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- Rating: 4.4/5 stars with 25 ratings on Amazon
- Suggested Retail Price: $1,799
- Drivers: 71mm Planar Magnetic
- Frequency response: 5Hz – 28kHz
- Impedance: 23 ohms
- Sensitivity: 96dB/1mW
- Recommended for: studio professionals who need a closed-back design for sound isolation, as well as a balanced and accurate frequency response