Fresh from the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, MrSpeakers has announced the new Ether2 flagship headphone.
New MrSpeakers Ether 2 Announced
The Ether 2 replaces the aging Ether as the MrSpeakers flagship headphone. Featuring an open-back, planar magnetic design, the Ether 2 will feature a new driver, motor, baffle, and headband.
The Ether 2 incorporates a motor centered around “TrueFlow Technology” as well as a driver with 70% less aluminum than that found on the original Ether.
Weighing in at 3.75 ounces lighter than the original Ether, the Ether 2 retains the metal construction of previous MrSpeakers headphones, while also making use of a carbon fiber baffle.
According to MrSpeakers:
“ETHER 2 is not only the lightest full size planar magnetic headphone on the market and it may be the lightest top-of-the-line headphone from any high-end vendor.”
A new all-metal headband rounds out the novel advances in design on the Ether 2, supplemented by a webbed headstrap. Ergonomic earpads further accent the fully metal earcups.
The Ether 2 will include a VIVO cable. This silver plated OFHC copper cable comes in 6’ and 10’ lengths. VIVO cables also come in 1/4” and 4-pin XLR terminations, as well as portable-friendly 3.5’ 2.5, 3.5, and 4.4mm cable variants.
MrSpeakers released the original Ether almost two years ago, followed by an electrostatic VOCE headphone and more affordable Aeon headphones using the same tech found in the Ether.
The MrSpeakers Ether 2 will begin shipping later this month, with a $1999 price tag.
Stay tuned for the MajorHiFi review of the new MrSpeakers Ether 2, and our comparison reviews like MrSpeakers Ether 2 vs Sennheiser HD 800S, MrSpeakers Ether 2 vs Audeze LCD-3, MrSpeakers Ether 2 vs HifiMan HE6 SE, and more.
MrSpeakers Ether 2 Specifications:
Type: Planar Magnetic Driver
Impedance: 16 ohms
Pad Type: Synthetic Protein
Shipping Dimensions: 11x9x6 inches
Shipping Weight: 3 lb