World's first on-ear planar magnetic headphone sounds fantastic
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World's first on-ear planar magnetic headphone sounds fantastic

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[MUSIC] Audeze Sine is a special headphone at $450, it's one of these least expensive headphones that use planar magnetic drivers which tend to sound very coherent and spacious with low distortion. And with this closed back audio design, its one of the few planner magnetic models optimized for mobile use. Well it doesn't sound quite as open and airy as other these higher open back models, its one of those headphones that sounds so good, you want to go back and listen to your music collection to hear the little details that lesser headphones don't reveal. It's just a great sounding headphone. It's also attractively designed. With a leather covered headband and ear cups. And sturdy metal parts. It folds flat into an included storage pouch. The thick tangle resistant flat headphone cord detaches. And iPhone users can swap out the standard analog cable for Auto Z's Apple approved cypher lightning cable. That creates an all-digital connection, and has a DAC built into the headphone's remote that boosts the sound and sound performance slightly, while drawing a little power from your iPhone. That lightning cable is included in the $500 bundle of the headphones. We compared the Sine to Oppo's $300 PM3 Closeback Planar Magnetic Headphone, which we also like a lot. The slightly less stylish Oppo has an over ear design and is a little more comfortable to wear over long periods, and perhaps that's the only complaint about this headphone. It's pretty comfortable, but not super comfortable. On the other hand, it's a little more forward and revealing than the Oppo, which means it'll make well-recorded tracks sound even better, but bring out the harshness and badly recorded material, and make it sound even worse. So it goes with really transparent headphones and the Sine is just that. And while it's pretty pricey at $450 it looks and sounds like a $450 headphone should. I don't often say that. I'm David Carnoy. Thanks for watching. [MUSIC]

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