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Latest Best Planar Magnetic Chi-fi In Ear Monitors Collection

Latest Planar Magnetic Chi-fi IEMs Collection

Latest Best Planar Magnetic Chi-fi IEMs Collection

 

IEM manufacturing technology is advancing day by day, especially in the last few years, with technological innovations in materials and driver construction. This article features earphones with planar drivers, which are popular for their unique and homogeneous sound.

 

Planar magnetic drivers have many advantages in terms of sound quality, but they are difficult to miniaturize and implement, and until now have only been used in high-end headphones. It is only recently that implementation in earphone-sized products has become possible.

 

 

What is a Planar Magnetic Driver?

Planar Drivers, or Planar Magnetic Drivers, are capable of providing ultimate clarity over a wide frequency response range with ultra-low distortion, thanks to a diaphragm material suspended uniformly between powerful magnetic fields. They can also provide very fast response times with little or no transient error in the output.

 

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Operating Mechanism

The operating mechanism of the planar magnetic driver is a combination of electrostatic and dynamic mechanisms. The driver unit consists of an ultra-thin, flexible membrane suspended between two powerful permanent magnets. Sound is produced by the rapid movement of this ultra-thin film within the active magnetic field. They can produce a natural sound response with ultra-low electronic and harmonic distortion. They require additional power compared to dynamic and balanced armature types and are much larger, making them very difficult to implement in a hybrid driver setup. The latest products with planar magnetic drivers include the TINHIFI P2.

 

Advantages of Planar Magnetic Drivers

The main advantage of planar magnetic drivers is very low distortion over a wide frequency range. You will experience ultra-clean natural sound response with clear vocals.

 

Disadvantages of planar-magnetic drivers

Planar-magnetic drivers are usually more costly than balanced-armature or dynamic drivers. They are also larger in size and require more power to drive properly.

 

Moondrop Stellaris

Moondrop is one of the most popular Chi-fi IEM brands. For the first time, this very popular brand has released the Moondrop Stellaris with planar drivers.

 

Moondrop Stellaris
Moondrop Stellaris

 

Moondrop Stellaris is a high performance planar magnetic driver IEM with 14.5mm planar magnetic drivers in a beautiful iridescent ear shell. compliant with VDSF target response and delivering powerful sound performance. moondrop Stellaris offers an unparalleled performance experience with extremely low harmonic distortion of the output signal and high-resolution transparency.

 

Features
  • Newly developed 14.5mm planar magnetic driver
  • High-precision miniature-grade magnetic array
  • Sub-nanometer diaphragm
  • Exquisite iridescent shell design
  • Premium Softears Ultra Clear eartips
  • High quality Mis-Tip foam eartips
  • Professional tuning in accordance with VDSF Target Response
  • Ergonomic and comfortable fit

 

Moondrop Stellaris
Moondrop Stellaris

 

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Moondrop Stellaris

Moondrop Stellaris

Moondrop Stellaris

$109.00

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

Shuoer S12

Shuoer is an advanced Chinese IEM brand known by those in the know for its high technology.

 

Shuoer is known for its superior tuning technology and progressive research spirit that actively incorporates the latest materials, and has been an ODM and OEM for flagship-class products of various brands. Of course, Shuoer's own-brand products have also received high acclaim, with the Tape Series being a long-time hit and the flagship EJ Series being highly regarded by audiophiles with a deep knowledge of sound.

 

Shuoer S12
Shuoer S12

 

The Shuoer S12 is the first Shuoer brand to feature planar drivers, and it is the first product of its kind to break the price barrier and dominate the genre. The Shuoer S12 is already being touted by audiophiles with a keen ear as a candidate for the first domination earphone of the year.

Given the quality of Shuoer's previous products, it is easy to see how these earphones could become the eye of the typhoon. We may soon see a slew of favorable reviews coming our way!

 

Features
  • Full-size 14.8mm planar magnetic driver
  • Minimalist design
  • CNC machined aluminum alloy cavity
  • High-purity silver-plated monocrystalline copper cable with 3.5mm/4.4mm terminal option
  • Available to order in two color options, Nebula Gray and Frosted Silver

 

Shuoer S12
Shuoer S12

 

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Shuoer S12

Shuoer S12

Shuoer S12

$142.99

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

TANGZU Zetian Wu

TANGZU is a brand known for manufacturing earphones rooted in traditional Chinese culture. The first plane-drive earphones released by this popular brand are the TANGZU Zetian Wu.

 

TANGZU Zetian Wu
TANGZU Zetian Wu

 

Inspired by the Tang Dynasty, the most prosperous and traditional dynasty, the golden age of Chinese art and culture, TANGZU has kept to its roots with a series of three iconic models: Yuan Li, Shimin Li, and a new model, the Zetian Wu, TANGZU is a brand with a broad vision and exquisite craftsmanship.

 

Features
  • Newly developed 14.5mm planar magnetic driver
  • 4th generation DLP 3D printed resin cavity
  • CNC machined aluminum alloy face cover
  • Professional tuning adjustment
  • Traditional design
  • Ergonomic and comfortable design
  • High purity 5N OFC cable

 

TANGZU Zetian Wu
TANGZU Zetian Wu

 

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TANGZU ZETIAN Wu

TANGZU ZETIAN Wu

TANGZU ZETIAN Wu

$159.00

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

DUNU TALOS

The popular brand DUNU has introduced a unique product in the field of planar-drive earphones: the DUNU Talos.

 

DUNU Talos
DUNU Talos

 

DUNU has specifically designed the latest Talos audio architecture, featuring a 14.6mm planar magnetic driver and dual BA drivers. The planar magnetic drivers are tuned for the full frequency range, while the dual BA drivers are tuned for high and ultra-high frequencies.Talos features a switch that allows users to easily switch between Planar and Hybrid Planar modes. Planar mode delivers a smooth, natural, and warm output suitable for extended listening, ideal for most genres. Hybrid mode improves resolution and speed for a beautiful, transparent sound.

 

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Features
  • Switchable dual-mode
  • Ultra-thin 14.6mm planar magnetic driver
  • Equipped with balanced armature driver.
  • Easily switchable between planar mode and hybrid mode.
  • Powerful N55 dual magnetic circuit
  • CNC machined aluminum alloy cavity
  • Expertly designed acoustic cavity structure
  • High-purity silver-plated monocrystalline copper cable
  • Standard 0.78mm 2-pin connector

 

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DUNU Talos

DUNU Talos

DUNU Talos

$199.00

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

7Hz x Crinacle Salnotes Dioko

The 7Hz x Crinacle Salnotes Dioko are the most talked-about planar-drive earbuds from a collaboration between a popular up-and-coming brand and a popular reviewer.

 

7Hz x Crinacle Salnotes Dioko
7Hz x Crinacle Salnotes Dioko

 

In-ear earphones have excellent drivers, but without better tuning techniques, the drivers cannot be fully appreciated.

 

Working with Crinacle, 7Hz utilized a comprehensive tuning strategy to achieve a balanced sound throughout the entire frequency range, and the Salnotes Dioko is sure to be a great addition to your earphone collection. Dioko's treble and high frequency extremes are natural, and the sound characteristics of the three frequencies are tightly aligned with the characteristics of the planar driver; Dioko's tuning is based on Crinacle's definition of "natural sound," which means that the sound is balanced throughout the entire frequency range.

 

Features
  • 7Hz x crinacle collaborative tuning
  • N55 magnet, double side array
  • Fine-tuned CNC aluminum shell
  • Tempered glass & sapphire coated surfaces
  • Premium OCC copper cable & storage box

 

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7Hz x Crinacle Salnotes Dioko
7Hz x Crinacle Salnotes Dioko

 

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7Hz x Crinacle Salnotes Dioko

7Hz x Crinacle Salnotes Dioko

$99.00

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Tin HiFi P1 Plus

The plane-drive IEM that made TinHiFi famous is the TinHiFi P1. Last year, TinHiFi brushed up on this mythical earphone that it has a lot of affection for and released its successor, the TinHiFi P1 Plus.

 

Tin HiFi P1 Plus
Tin HiFi P1 Plus

 

With the P1 Plus, the P1's shortcoming of being difficult to drive has been solved, and it has been restructured as an easy-to-handle model that can be easily driven even by a smartphone. The sound balance has been improved while retaining the basic spirit of the original P1, with a more advanced range and resolution. The reborn P1 Plus has received praise from many reviewers.

 

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Features
  • 10mm planar magnetic driver
  • Ultra-thin nano diaphragm technology
  • High quality 304 stainless steel ear cavities
  • 5N OFC copper alloy mixed braided cable
  • Double-sided magnetic array
  • Transparent, open and rich sound

 

Tin HiFi P1 Plus
Tin HiFi P1 Plus

 

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TinHiFi P1 Plus

TinHiFi P1 Plus

Tin HiFi P1 Plus

$159.00

 
 
 
 
 

 

Tri I3 Pro

The Tri i3 Pro is the successor to the very well received Tri i3.

 

The Tri i3 was a huge success with its unique triple-driver combination of Planar+DD+BA drivers on one side. This popular model is known for its smooth sound, comfortable fit, premium molding, and attractive price.

 

Tri I3 Pro
Tri I3 Pro
Tri I3 Pro

 

TRI has upgraded the famous i3 and released the new TRI I3 Pro. i3 Pro features many updates to the previous model, including an upgraded 10mm dynamic driver unit, a new design, and a premium aviation-grade aluminum alloy cavity. The i3 Pro is a completely new product with many updates to the previous model, including an upgraded 10mm dynamic driver unit, new design, and premium aviation-grade aluminum alloy cavity. It is made of high quality 7000 series aviation grade aluminum alloy material and is precision 5-axis CNC machined. The latest I3 Pro retains the natural tone of the popular i3 earphones, but with a smoother touch to the music.

 

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Features
  • Proven 3-driver configuration (1 planar + 1 DD + 1 BA)
  • Equipped with 10mm flat diaphragm dynamic driver
  • Newly molded, comfortable design
  • High-grade aviation-grade ear shells
  • High-precision 5-axis CNC-machined carved one-piece molding
  • High quality 5N OFC cable

 

Tri i3 Pro
Tri i3 Pro
Tri i3 Pro
Tri i3 Pro

 

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Tri i3 Pro

Tri i3 Pro

Tri i3 Pro

 

 
 

 

RAPTGO HOOK-X

The RAPTGO HOOK-X is the world's first hybrid in-ear monitor with a configuration that combines planar and piezoelectric (PZT) drivers. These two drivers are the most sensational driver technologies in the audio industry, yet they have never before been used together in an IEM format. The HOOK-X takes on the challenge of this groundbreaking concept and, after careful engineering and testing, has resulted in an IEM that perfectly expresses the powerful characteristics of these drivers in perfect sound quality.

 

RAPTGO HOOK-X
RAPTGO HOOK-X

 

The HOOK-X uses an open design for both tuning and acoustic characteristics. This allows for maximum airflow to highlight the characteristics of the planar-driven drivers. Furthermore, the sound field is expanded compared to a typical IEM, mimicking the openness and realistic sound reproduction of open-type headphones. This reduces strain on the ears and reduces listening fatigue.

 

Features
  • RAPTGO Customized double-sided 9-layer PTZ driver
  • Full open acoustic design, better hearing and wearing comfort
  • Exquisite workmanship for ultimate craftsmanship
  • Plug wiring can be replaced to reduce interference

 

RAPTGO HOOK-X
RAPTGO HOOK-X

 

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RAPTGO HOOK-X

RAPTGO HOOK-X
RAPTGO HOOK-X

$239.00

 

 
 
 
 

 

MUSE HiFi Power

MUSE HiFi Power is the latest planar-driven earphone released by the up-and-coming audio brand.

 

MUSE has recalibrated the structure of regular planar-driven drivers, creating a different acoustic structure for the nanoscale diaphragm and perfectly combining asymmetric magnetic circuits and customized acoustic brackets to form low distortion, accurate imaging, and transparent sound. This allows for a true hi-fi experience.

 

MUSE HiFi Power

 

The planar magnetic driver developed specifically for Power solves the common problem of planar magnetic drivers being hard to drive by allowing the airflow in the developed chamber to make the driver run smoother and more stable during the physical spatial correction of the unit. 14.5 mm planar magnetic drivers, while maximizing their performance and eliminating the need for large driving forces.

 

MUSE created a dedicated chamber for the driver, calculated the optimal placement from the driver to the nozzle, and pressure-relieved the front cavity at different locations to eliminate pressure on the eardrums and further improve the performance of the diaphragm. This allows Power to reproduce a balanced and beautiful sound.

 

Features
  • Newly developed flat diaphragm 14.5mm planar magnetic driver
  • MUSE HiFi's proprietary correction technology
  • Sound tuning with balance and transparency
  • Exquisite shell design
  • Co-developed with Haygear
  • High-purity monocrystalline copper + silver-plated hybrid cable
  • High-quality accessories

 

MUSE HiFi Power
MUSE HiFi Power
MUSE HiFi Power
MUSE HiFi Power

 

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MUSE HiFi Power

MUSE HiFi Power
MUSE HiFi Power

$199.00

 

 

 
 
 

 

7Hz Timeless

7Hz Timeless features a 14.2mm planar magnetic driver and ultra-thin diaphragm with a powerful double-sided N52 neodymium magnetic architecture. It also features CNC-machined aluminum ear shells for an aesthetically pleasing appearance.

 

7Hz Timeless

 

With its innovative circular-dome exterior and planar magnet driver, Timeless delivers rich, refined tones, including powerful bass, natural vocals, and subtle treble response.

 

With holographic imaging and excellent dynamics, including instrumental layering, detail, and tonal expression, the 7Hz Timeless delivers outstanding performance in the sub-$300 price range, sharing the best IEMs in its segment with the See Audio Bravery The 7Hz Timeless is priced at $219.99. Price will be $219.99.

 

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Features
  • Large-diameter 14.2mm planar driver
  • Ultra-thin diaphragm
  • Powerful double-sided neodymium magnet
  • Uniquely developed high-grade cable
  • Standard MMCX connector
  • Both 3.5mm/4.4mm connectors available

 

7Hz Timeless
7Hz Timeless
7Hz Timeless
7Hz Timeless

 

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7Hz Timeless

7Hz Timeless

 

7Hz Timeless

 

 
 
 
 

 

Tin HiFi P2

After the great success of the Tin HiFi P1 IEM with planar driver, Tin has introduced the Tin HiFi P2. Like the P1, this IEM is the brand's newest flagship product, featuring the planar magnetic drivers that have gained a reputation for providing users with the best sound quality experience.

 

Tin HiFi P2

 

This IEM features a premium aluminum build with a high-purity 2.5mm fully balanced connection end cable in the package. 2.5mm-4.4mm balanced adapter and 2.5mm-3.5mm adapter are included in the premium package, with many earpieces and Premium carry case included.

 

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Features
  • Beautifully crafted aluminum alloy earphones
  • 2-pin QDC connector
  • High purity 2.5mm plug fully balanced connection compatible cable
  • 2.5mm-4.4mm adapter
  • 2.5mm-3.5mm adapter
  • Premium carry case

 

Tin HiFi P2
Tin HiFi P2
Tin HiFi P2
Tin HiFi P2

 

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Tin HiFi P2

 

Tin HiFi P2

 

 
 
 
 

 

HarmonicDyne P.D1

HarmonicDyne is a manufacturer that has made a name for itself in the HiFi audio industry with its high-quality headphones Zeus and Helios. These two headphones were released last year and received a lot of positive feedback after their launch.

 

HarmonicDyne P.D1

 

Harmonicdyne P.D.1 is the first IEM product from a manufacturer with a reputation for high performance. Harmonicdyne P.D.1 is a hybrid of planar and dynamic drivers that delivers powerful bass frequencies. shaped sound signature with emphasis on low and high frequencies.

 

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Features
  • Natural and smooth sound tuning
  • 10mm high magnetic force and high sensitivity planar driver
  • 10mm high efficiency dynamic driver (CNTs for edge+DLC for dome)
  • Elaborate construction with aviation-grade aluminum alloy ear shells
  • Manufactured with high-precision 5-axis CNC machining process
  • Two high-purity cables (copper-silver hybrid balanced 4.4mm cable and silver-plated OFC copper 3.5mm cable) included
  • Uses standard MMCX connectors

 

HarmonicDyne P.D.1
HarmonicDyne P.D.1
HarmonicDyne P.D.1
HarmonicDyne P.D.1

 

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HarmonicDyne P.D.1

 

 
 
 

 

Dethonray Tender 1

Everyone knows the name Dethonray, they left their name and mark on the industry with their first product, the Dethonray DTR1, a high-resolution digital audio player with absolutely outstanding performance. after the success of the DTR1, they After the success of the DTR1, they released the Honey H1, a portable DAC/AMP, which was also a huge success.

 

Dethonray Tender 1

 

Dethonray has released the Dethonray Tender 1, the brand's first high-resolution in-ear monitor with planar drivers.Dethonray has designed the Tender 1, as with all its products, to perfection for a natural and pure expression of sound. It is a crisp, high-resolution, and clear driver. It features a 10mm planar magnetic driver that produces crisp, high-resolution sound.

 

The Dethonray Tender 1 brings music to life with smooth, musical and warm sound tuning. It features bass with an approved full-bodied response, lush vocals, and smooth, fatigue-free highs. Users are greeted with unparalleled sound output that complements a wide variety of musical genres well.

 

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Features
  • 10mm planar magnetic driver
  • Sophisticated aesthetics
  • Ergonomic and comfortable fit
  • High-density alloy cavity
  • CMF processing technology
  • Soft and attractive sound tuning
  • Available in two color variations: Jazz Black and Sky Blue

 

Dethonray Tender 1
Dethonray Tender 1
Dethonray Tender 1
Dethonray Tender 1

 

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Dethonray Tender 1

 

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KZ PR1

KZ Acoustics, a popular brand in the low-cost earphone segment, has finally joined the ranks with the introduction of the brand's first planar-drive IEM, the KZ PR1. the PR1 comes in two different tuned variations: the fun and engaging sounding PR1 Balanced and the reference-grade sounding PR1 HiFi Edition, which offers reference-grade sound.

 

KZ PR1
KZ PR1

 

KZ has designed a new 13.2mm planar magnetic driver for the PR1 IEM. The driver has a double-cavity structure and uses an ultra-thin silver-plated diaphragm coil. The driver is equipped with an N55-based double-sided magnetic circuit that generates a powerful magnetic flux. This driver is guaranteed to deliver fast transients, rich sound, and ultra-low distortion.PR1 Balanced and PR1 HiFi use the same planar driver, ensuring a great listening experience for the user.

 

Features
  • Newly designed 2-cavity planar magnetic driver
  • 13.2mm-diameter planar driver
  • Aluminum alloy face cover
  • Ergonomic and comfortable fit
  • Choice of two tuning versions
  • Exquisite and rich sound performance
  • Professional tuning adjustment
  • High-quality OFC silver-plated cable
  • Smart in-line microphone

 

KZ PR1
KZ PR1

 

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KZ PR1

KZ PR1

KZ PR1

$68.99

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

Final Words

Planar-driven earphones offer a smooth, low-distortion sound that is unique and comfortable to listen to. Together with electrostatic earphones, it is becoming one of the current market drivers. This is especially refreshing for those who are accustomed to the artificial, dry sound of balanced armatures.

 

If you are looking for a natural, well-connected sound in the midrange, you may be happier with the planar drive type.