Can Brainwavz’s Alara bring planar magnetic headphones closer to the masses?
Brainwavz is a Chinese headphones brand, one that’s quietly building a sound reputation for decent products at eye-catching prices. These Alara over-ears are the company’s most expensive model of headphones so far.
“Planar magnetic” refers to the way the headphones produce sound. Unlike the more common dynamic driver methodology, planar magnetic headphones use a relatively large, super-thin membrane with an embedded wire pattern, suspended between opposed magnets. When a current is passed through this pattern, the membrane produces a magnetic field that reacts with the field of the fixed magnets and moves, producing sound.
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