We will be looking at two popular products, the Final Audio Design SONOROUS VI Dynamic and Balanced Armature Driver Full-Size Headphones and the HIFIMAN HE1000 V2 Over Ear Planar Magnetic Headphone. Find out what separates these two items with the full comparison review below. If you would like to see more product comparisons from the same category, click here.
Contestant number one is the Final Audio Design SONOROUS VI Dynamic and Balanced Armature Driver Full-Size Headphones. The Final Audio Design SONOROUS VI Dynamic are very reasonably priced audiophile headphones. If you have a limited budget, this might just be the best headphones for you as they give high fidelity sound and have a durable design. The stainless machine housing has high-quality aluminum back plating.
Now we will have look at an alternative, the HIFIMAN HE1000 V2 Over Ear Planar Magnetic Headphone. The Hifiman HE1000 V2 Planar Magnetic Headphones (wireless) stand out from the crowd in many ways. First, Over Ear Planar Magnetic looks quite unconventional as the ear cups have metallic and wood finish. The headband is similar too with a soft leather band underneath the stronger metallic band. Secondly, the HIFIMAN HE1000 Over Ear Planar Magnetic has the first diaphragm in the world whose thickness measures in nanometer.
It manages to combine a balanced armature with a 50 mm driver. The low and high-frequency responses will be very distinct and of course high-quality. The BAM (Balancing Air Movement) is designed to improve the airflow within the headset. This further helps with the audio quality and gives you the luxury experience that regular headphones can never compete with. Here is a bit more to the review.
Over-ear, planar magnetic headphones have so much going on and you get so much out of them, it almost justifies the high price tag. If you listen to live concerts a lot using headphones, these planar magnetic are made for you. The asymmetrical magnetic circuit is great with reproduction of live music. You will feel as if you are present at the venue.
|HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON|
|Final Audio Design SONOROUS VI Dynamic and Balanced Armature Driver Full-Size Headphones||HIFIMAN HE1000 V2 Over Ear Planar Magnetic Headphone|
| + 50 mm driver in earbuds, perfect for home use|
+ Smooth and comfortable design
+ BAM mechanism
| + Smart wireless design|
+ Nano thickness of diaphragm
+ Zero distortion
+ High-quality sound and planar magnetic technology
|WHAT OUR TEAM THOUGHT|
|Audiophile headphones tend to have a lot going on in terms of design and features. This headphone set, however, is a tad bit simpler. For those who prefer simple things would love the clean design. It goes to show they are dedicated to sound fully. This is a highly recommended item in 2021 .||The design of these headphones showcases excellent craftsmanship that distinguishes a high fidelity headphone from the rest. Each and every detail from the inner components to the outer casing is nothing short of a masterpiece.|
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