Big on BA: New Final Audio B-Series Earphones

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Priced to offer the B-Series a mid-range option, the B3 incorporates two balanced armature drivers.

Final Audio will soon release it’s new B-Series earphones.  Following on the success of the older E-Series, the Japanese manufacturer promises to break new ground with its latest offering.

Big on BA: New Final Audio B-Series Earphones

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The single-driver B2 offers an entry-level model to the new series.

Utilizing balanced armature drivers in varying configurations, these new earphones will mark a first for Final.  The B1 will feature one dynamic driver and one Balanced Armature driver. Also featuring a two-driver design, the B3 utilizes two Balanced Armature drivers.  In contrast to these models, the B2 holds a single Balanced Armature driver.

Housing design will come in the form of a chrome copper housing for the B1, and an aluminum housing for the B2 and B3.  This housing features the same design and construction as the previously-released MAKE models.  By using the MAKE housing design, Final Audio can now offer repairs for the lifetime of the earphones.  

This housing also provides a superior fit over previous Final designs.  Seven contact points, with four of those points on the Concave Chonchae, or outer-ear cavity, round out the fit. 

Like the higher-end E4000 and E5000, the B models will all offer replaceable cables sporting an MMCX connection.  

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Priced to offer the B-Series a mid-range option, the B3 incorporates two balanced armature drivers.

Sound Quality

In terms of sound, the B-Series models have been conceived as genre-specific models with particular music profiles.  For instance, the B1, features more soundstage than the B3, but still not as much as the B2. Yet, due to its narrower dynamic range, the B1 has been intended to provide a superior listening experience when paired with Pop music.  

In contrast to the B1, the B2 delivers a greater sense of soundstage and dynamic range, making it more suitable for classical music.  And, even though the B3 also delivers greater dynamic range than the B1, it delivers less soundstage as well, making it a more optimal choice for simpler arrangements – like Rock, R&B, or some electronic material.  

The Final Audio B1, B2, and B3 will retail for $699, $299, and $499, respectively.  The B-Series will be available in mid-June.

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The B1 will provide the B-Series with a flagship, using a hybrid driver setup.

About Final Audio

Founded in 2009, Final Audio has risen to the forefront of the Japanese audio industry with its unique brand of headphones.  Unconventional design and an enduring quest for the best audio possible has secured this brand’s reputation both in its home country and abroad.  Final Audio producs appear the world over – in department stores in England, concept boutiques in Paris, and audio specialty shops in America.