MrSpeakers set three goals when they started the MrSpeakers ETHER Flow planar magnetic closed-back headphone project: sound excellent, be more comfortable than their existing headphones, and have a timeless design.
So how does ETHER sound?
This product has been two years in the making, and many long nights have gone into creating a very detailed yet natural and organic sound. No question, ETHER’s their best work to date. They’re not going to go audiophile and poetic here; no blathering about air and soundstage, or whatever. Reviewers, enthusiasts and owners will do a fairer job than they ever could.
MrSpeakers ETHER Flow uses MrSpeakers’ patent-pending V-Planar driver, but with an innovative new tuning for the open-back design. Among other things, ETHER’s tuning delivers a somewhat stronger lower end, and offers a wealth of clarity and micro-details. MrSpeakers ETHER Flow headphone also delivers a stunningly large soundstage and precision imaging, a function not only of the use of carbon fiber for the cups, but also the new tuning developed for this headphone.
One way the MrSpeakers team cut weight without sacrificing performance was to invent an industry-first: a headband made of NiTinol “memory metal.” NiTinol is super-light and ultra-cool because it’s very flexible so it gives a great fit with minimal clamp. They also designed a new flat ear pad that reduces the size of the headphone, provides a great seal, and is made from their signature lamb-leather so MrSpeakers ETHER Flow be worn for long sessions.
Designed, built and tested in San Diego, CA, MrSpeakers ETHER Flow offers a 2 year warranty for parts and labor. MrSpeakers ETHER Flow includes a DUM cable and a backpack-friendly hard-shell carrying case.