MrSpeakers Introduces Next-Generation ETHER Flow Headphones

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TrueFlow Technology Delivers Major Increase in Resolution

The ETHER Flow and ETHER C Flow bring extraordinary clarity while still being impactful and smooth.

MrSpeakers, a San Diego-based manufacturer of high performance headphones, introduces ETHER Flow™ and ETHER C Flow™ with patent pending TrueFlow™ and V-Planar™ technologies. TrueFlow technology elevates award-winning ETHER and ETHER C headphones to the next level in performance (and fun) while Italian leather ear pads lend a plusher feel to the headphone.

As sound waves pass magnets in the headphone motor they experience diffraction and reflection, adding resolution-cloaking noise to the music. TrueFlow reduces these effects by smoothing the path of the sound wave, resulting in a major increase in clarity and resolution.

“While developing electrostatic headphones we contrasted them to our planar magnetics and concluded that mass alone didn’t adequately explain the differences we heard. We hypothesized diffraction and reflection might be degrading sound more than we’d thought,” says Dan Clark, Headmaster of MrSpeakers. “So we created a motor structure that’s acoustically similar to an electrostatic stator, which really allowed the music to flow out of a deep-black background with exceptional texture and clarity; hence the name TrueFlow™.”

“With the performance gains MrSpeakers has given its planar magnetic ETHER platform with ETHER Flow (and ETHER C Flow), their upcoming electrostatic ETHER has its work cut out for it,” says Jude Mansilla, Founder of head-fi.org. “The ETHER Flow and ETHER C Flow bring extraordinary clarity while still being impactful and smooth.”

TrueFlow works by filling spaces between magnets with a perforated material to form a perforated flat surface that’s acoustically similar to an electrostatic stator. By reducing the negative effects of the motor assembly on the audio waveform, TrueFlow significantly increases clarity and detail retrieval.    

“The new headphones are our most engaging, fun and immersive to date,” says Dan Clark. “They’re quite versatile, and the voicing is closer together than it is for ETHER and ETHER C. ETHER C Flow is the automatic choice if you need isolation. Otherwise, tonally the greatest difference is the upper bass to lower midrange. ETHER’s richer upper bass region delivers a punchier experience with jazz and rock, while for EDM fans the sub-bass of ETHER C Flow is a kick. Surprisingly ETHER C Flow is also great with acoustic and classical music.”

ETHER Flow and ETHER C Flow include MrSpeakers’ hand-made DUM (Distinctly Un-Magical) Cables, and are available for immediate purchase at https://mrspeakers.com/ for $1,799.99. Shipments begin August 15.

Effectively immediately, ETHER and ETHER C Headphones with a DUM Cable are $1,499.99, and the standard cable option is no longer available.

Upgrades to ETHER Flow and ETHER C Flow will be available for existing owners in the near future; upgrade price and timing is to be determined.

About MrSpeakers
Started on April Fools Day 2012, MrSpeakers is a San Diego based designer and manufacturer of industry-leading planar magnetic headphones. MrSpeakers began as a modifier of Fostex headphones and quickly evolved into an industry leader in planar-magnetic headphone design and manufacturing. In 2015 MrSpeakers’ ETHER headphones set a new standard planar magnetic headphone comfort and performance, winning 10 awards from reviewers and publications. MrSpeakers has developed numerous pioneering technologies in driver performance, including 3D printed headphone enclosures, V-Planar driver knurling technology and new TrueFlow driver optimization technology.
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