Top 10 Best planar headphones 2022

1. HIFIMAN SUNDARA Over-Ear Full-Size Planar Magnetic HiFi Stereo Wired Headphones for Studio&Audiophiles (Black)

  • Featuring Newly Developed Diaphragm that is 80% Thinner than the HE400 Series Resulting in a Wider Frequency Response, Faster and More Detailed
  • With the weight spreading strap for outstanding comfort but with a more fashion conscious look with its sleek and sumptuous matte black finish.
  • With its all metal headband the SUNDARA is built to take the rigours of urban street life. The SUNDARA is as tough as it is beautiful.
  • New 3.5mm Headphone connector for enhanced durability
  • The slimline SuperMini is the perfect on the partner for the SUNDARA. The SuperMini with its abundance of audio power output and the SUNDARA’s grace and poise makes them the velvet glove over a marble fist.

2. Drop + HIFIMAN HE4XX Planar Magnetic Over-ear Open-back Headphones,midnight-blue

  • Planar Magnetics like you’ve never seen before: many headphone companies have tried their hand at Planar magnetic drivers, but none have done it quite like hifiman. Its driver technology has landed them in Time, Forbes, CNET, and CES Editors’ Choice Award
  • Extremely versatile: a pair of high-efficiency, open-back Planar Magnetics that don’t need a fancy amp to sound amazing. Listen to them directly from your phone, laptop, or desktop computer, or add a headphone amp to take them to the next level
  • Audio profile: the sound is smooth, engaging, and even across the frequency range, with airy, sparkly highs and the Planar bass slam that Hifiman is known for
  • Premium aesthetic, Comfortable feel: Comfort is king for the HE4XX, which features HIFIMAN’s Focus-A hybrid ear pads: the best-feeling, best-sounding pads the company has to offer made of soft, luxurious velour
  • A Revival of the original: old school Hifiman style with some structural improvements, the headband is made of spring steel — so it can bend without losing its shape — and hand-stitched with breathable protein leather
  • HIFIMAN: For audiophiles, by audiophiles: born in new York city in 2007, HIFIMAN has had a big influence on the audiophile world. HIFIMAN is a natural partner for Massdrop because at its core, both companies exist to serve the audiophile community

3. HIFIMAN SUNDARA Hi-Fi Headphone with 3.5mm Connectors, Planar Magnetic, Comfortable Fit with Updated Earpads-Black, 2020 Version

  • Utilising a new, hi-tech diaphragm means that the diaphragm is 80% thinner than was on the previous series. This results in more detail, faster transients and an extended frequency response.
  • New headband design offering a separate head strap which allows for the headphone weight to be spread perfectly evenly over the wearers head. It delivers both a more comfortable fit but also a more eye pleasing look.
  • The all new Headband gives a structure intended to be as practically street friendly, built to take the wear and tear of everyday life while looking great as it does it.
  • The Headphone cable attachment uses the standard 3.5mm socket which gives improved connectivity and is more physically robust connector too.
  • This latest version of SUNDARA now is supplied with newly improved earpads for enhanced durability and a newly upgraded cable made with stronger, further improved materials (of OFC wire) custom designed for the headphone.

4. DROP + Dan Clark Audio Aeon Planar Magnetic Headphones – Open-Back, Over Ear, Audiophile (Aeon Open X), Blue/Black

  • Optimized open-back performance: In the world of open-back headphones, few models have a reputation to match the Aeon Flow Open from Dan Clark Audio (formerly MrSpeakers).
  • Drop-exclusive details: Featuring partially fenestrated earpads and reduced driver dampening, these Drop-exclusive headphones deliver a widened soundstage with the same punch and detail as the original.
  • Taking a fan favorite further: How do you make great headphones better? You listen. When creating the Aeon Open X, we listened closely to its predecessor and input from our community of audiophiles.
  • Warm and punchy sound: With a naturally appealing sound that’s both warm and punchy, plus excellent power response and ultra-comfortable fit, the Aeon Flow Open is close to perfect—close. To get it even closer, we worked with Dan Clark Audio to create the Aeon Open X.
  • The Dan Clark Audio difference: Dan Clark is a renowned audio engineer who has been working in the high-end audio market for more than 20 years. In founding Dan Clark Audio, his mission was simple: to create high-quality headphones that allow listeners to experience incredible audio and nothing less.

5. Fostex T50RP MK3 Professional Studio Headphones, Semi-Open

  • Refined Fostex proprietary Regular Phase (RP) diaphragm driver using copper foil etched polyimide film and powerful neodymium magnet
  • Maximum input level of 3000mW to comply with various professional uses
  • Semi-open for flat and clear sound
  • Low repulsion ear pad and head pad for maximum comfort
  • Comes with 3m 1/4-inch plug detachable cable for best serviceability and 1.2m mini plug cable for portable audio use

6. Monolith M1070 Over Ear Open Back Planar Headphones, Lightweight, Padded Headband, Plush and Removable Earpads, 106mm Planar Driver, Black

  • Planar drivers. Accurate sound. Low distortion. The Monolith M1070 uses a 106mm planar driver with a dual linear symmetry magnet array to deliver amazing sound quality. It has fantastic high end extension combined with tight, clean bass to make it an audio delight.
  • Open back design. An airy, spacious soundstage. Each earcup features a grille, which allows air to pass through to the planar driver. This puts you in the middle of the performance, with a larger soundstage, enhanced imaging, and a more engaging soundscape.
  • Maximum comfort. Lightweight, padded headband, plush earpads. Weighing only 20.5 ounces (580g), the M1070 features a padded headband that can be adjusted to fit any head and soft earpads, ensuring long hours of listening pleasure without a hint of fatigue.
  • Removable earpads: The supplied earpads are easily removed, allowing you to upgrade to your earpad style of choice. Each M1070 comes with a pair of memory foam lambskin earpads and a pair of memory foam velour earpads.
  • Features a plush, padded headband and earpads for comfortable listening over extended periods of time.
  • Connectivity Technology: Wired

7. SENNHEISER HD 599 Open Back Headphone, Ivory

  • Premium, around-ear, open back headphones: Audiophile sound combined with premium design and materials
  • Padded headband and luxurious velour covered ear pads perfect for long listening sessions with no pressure on the ears
  • Multiple connectivity options: Robust 3 meter detachable cable and 6.3 millimeter jack and additional 1.2 meter detachable cable with 3.5 millimeter Jack
  • Timeless design cues: Ivory color, matte finish together with the brown headband stitching and matte metallic detail convey quality at first glance
  • Premium Components: Sennheiser engineered transducers use aluminum voice coils delivering high efficiency, excellent dynamics and extremely low distortion
  • Connectivity technology: Wired
  • Power source type: Battery

8. Audio-Technica ATH-M20X Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Black

  • Advanced build quality and engineering Designed for studio tracking and mixing
  • 40 millimeter drivers with rare earth magnets and copper clad aluminum wire voice coils
  • Tune for enhanced low frequency performance
  • Circumaural design contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments
  • Convenient single side cable exit Magnet neodymium Designed for studio tracking and mixing
  • Connectivity Technology Wired

9. Monolith M1060 Over Ear Planar Magnetic Headphones – Black/Wood With 106mm Driver, Open Back Design, Comfort Ear Pads For Studio/Professional

  • Planar Drivers: Not your typical headphone driver! A planar magnetic driver is a flat membrane that is surrounded by magnets.
  • Open Back Design: Instead of an “inside your head” isolated experience that traditional closed-back headphones provide, open-back headphones provide a holographic listening experience.
  • Comfort: The Monolith M1060 has been engineered to be comfortable for extended listening sessions. Large, comfy earpads are designed to keep you comfortable as you listen.
  • Quality at a Fair Price: Monoprice’s rugged design and rigid quality control standards deliver high quality products at fair prices. Impedance: 50 ohms

10. Audeze LCD-X Over Ear Open Back Headphone New 2021 Version Creator Package with Carry case

  • THE PROFESSIONAL: Many of the current hit recordings you’ve heard have been mixed on Audeze headphones – the headphone of choice for recording engineers, musicians and audiophiles alike. With an efficiency of 103dB/1Mw and an impedance of 20 ohms they are the perfect option for anyone seeking a reference quality headphone.
  • PLANAR MAGNETIC DRIVERS: Large ultra-thin 106 mm diaphragms with Audeze’s proprietary Fazor elements and double-sided magnetic arrays. Frequency response from 12Hz – 20kHz extended out to 50kHz.
  • EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE: Revised 2021 ear pad design with luxurious leather (also available leather-free) and ergonomic design all contribute to the comfort and sophistication of the LCD-X with the best possible audio.
  • HAND CRAFTED IN CALIFORNIA: This Audeze headphone is engineered and meticulously handcrafted then rigorously tested and calibrated before leaving our Southern California facility.
  • IMPORTANT: This is a new revision for 2021 and replaces previous model ASIN B0765KJ5CB

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