MOONDROP Full-size Planar Headphone Say Hi!
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MOONDROP Full-size Planar Headphone Say Hi!

by C G on Nov 05, 2022

Planar magnetic headphones and their benefits are well-known in the audiophile community. They use an ultra-fast-moving and super-thin diaphragm set between two magnets and are typically quite expensive, so you’ll want to carefully research various options to ensure you’re getting the best product for your needs.

 

The advantage of planar headphones is that the stress on the diaphragm is more uniform than that of dynamic driver headphones, and the split vibration of planar headphones is theoretically lower than that of dynamic headphones, without the necessity for special materials. The split vibration distortion of planar headphones is somewhere between that of dynamic headphones and electrostatic headphones, but unlike electrostatic headphones, which require a special amplifier to drive them, planar headphones can be driven using the same amplifiers as dynamic headphones.

 

Today, an incredible planar headphone we cover is VENUS, the first planar full-size headphone from MOONDROP. Let's get into it!

 

VENUS adopts a self-adjusting leather headband and uses a diaphragm with a diameter of 100mm and a thickness of only 2 microns, and the printed circuit on the diaphragm is made of 1um pure silver. The larger vibration delivers stronger dynamics, the thin diaphragm responds to finer details, and the pure silver printed circuit results in lower heat loss.

 

In addition, VENUS uses an array of 18 N52 magnets with high remanence on one side. Through FEA finite element analysis optimization design, the magnetic field parallel to the diaphragm is evenly distributed, which further reduces the split vibration and vibration nonlinearity of the diaphragm.

VENUS utilizes an unprecedented driver-cavity integrated structure that accommodates a larger diaphragm in a limited volume, and the overall weight is lowered as much as possible while ensuring the rigidity of the structure that supports the magnetic circuit grid of 36 large neodymium magnets. This special modular structure not only fits the highest-quality components into a limited volume but also makes it easier to maintain the unit and provides the possibility of replacing and upgrading the diaphragm.


VENUS adopts a unique combined high-frequency waveguide structure, which minimizes the phase interference of the grid magnets in the transmission of high-frequency sound waves while avoiding the negative impact of the volume and efficiency of the magnetic circuit.

The frequency response curve of VENUS is highly consistent with HRTF, and the nonlinear distortion is less than 0.05%. The distortion is ultra-low even under loud pressure.


Planar magnetic headphones are one of the best options if you want to minimize distortion, and they also deliver some of the best transient response and enhanced bass. If you're looking for a planar headphone, VENUS should be taken into professional consideration!

 

As always, feel free to comment, live chat with us, or email at support@shenzhenaudio.com, let's get more in-depth communications about our set-up or gears!

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