Moshi Clarus flagship earbuds pursue absolute sonic clarity

With so many headphone models at CES emphasizing brain-vibrating bass, it's great to see the folks at Moshi bragging about precision acoustics in its new Clarus flagship earbuds for discerning audiophiles.

LAS VEGAS--With so many headphone makers at CES emphasizing brain-vibrating bass, it's great to see the folks at Moshi bragging about precision acoustics in the company's new Clarus flagship earbuds for discerning audiophiles.

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A 15mm woofer and a 7mm tweeter in each earbud power the Clarus headphones (Moshu calls this "DynaDuo") for accurate reproduction that shines in warmer genres like jazz, classical, and acoustic music. And Moshi claims the dedicated high-frequency driver with passive crossover lets you hear the recordings the way the artist and producer intended.

Note that these are in-ear headphones, not canal headphones, so the individual pieces are designed to rest just within your ear flanges, with a hook wrapping around the outside to secure the fit.

Going with this type of design won't completely remove you from your surroundings, but it also means you'll be able to hear oncoming traffic as you jaywalk across the street.

The Moshi Clarus headphones are available now in the Moshi Web store for $200.

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Justin Yu covers headphones and peripherals for CNET. When he's not wading through Web gulch or challenging colleagues to typing tests, you can find him making fun of technology with Jeff Bakalar every afternoon on The 404 show.

 

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