Introducing ETHER 2, MrSpeakers’ All-New Flagship Planar Magnetic Headphone
At 290grams ETHER 2 Shatters the 300gram Weight Barrier, Making it the Lightest Top-of-the-Line Headphone
MrSpeakers is pleased to announce ETHER 2, our new flagship planar magnetic open-back headphone. ETHER 2 is a completely new design, featuring a new motor engineered around our TrueFlow™ technology, an all-new driver with a 70% reduction in trace mass, and an all-new baffle design that brings headphone weight down to a scant 290grams (10.23oz), making it the lightest full-size high-end headphone on the market. ETHER 2 also includes MrSpeakers new reference cable, VIVO™, and shipments begin this month.
“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,” says Dan Clark, Founder and Headmaster of MrSpeakers. “As always, our first priority was to realize 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.”
“In the past, our TrueFlow™ technology was built into an existing motor structure,” Clark explains. “With ETHER 2, we designed the motor around the TrueFlow technology, realizing major improvements in internal motor air flow. The result is a significant 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.”
Like all MrSpeakers ETHER headphones, ETHER 2 is an entirely metal and carbon fiber design that delivers uncompromising reliability and comfort while minimizing weight. The rigid metal and
carbon fiber baffle assembly improves 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.
ETHER 2 features include:
All-new second generation Trueflow™ aerodynamic motor
VIVO cable with a choice of 2.5mm, 3.5mm, 4.4mm, ¼” and 4-pin XLR termination
USA-made vat-dyed leather headband strap
A convenient carrying case with space for a portable audio player
Priced at $1,999.99, ETHER 2 is built using first-tier materials carefully selected for both comfort and audio quality. An ETHER 2 Special Edition is available in limited quantities and includes 2 VIVO cables, shipped in our luxurious walnut headphone stand and display case that’s been signed by Dan and Jason, the designers of the ETHER 2, for only $2,499.99.
ETHER 2 will ship in volume in October, 2018.