DECEMBER 2015: Writers Choice for ETHERs

Warren Chi:  MrSpeakers’s ETHER Series of Full-Sized Headphones

It’s the closest thing we have to a fairytale:  a community member (and T50RP modder) builds up a successful business around said mods, improving and innovating all along the way, before finally transitioning to a completely original product of his own, and hitting a grand slam on his very first at-bat.  I am, of course, referring to Dan Clark of MrSpeakers, and his new ETHER and ETHER C headphones.  Together, they are two sides of the same coin, with an extremely well-tempered neutrality and uncanny balance, while each retaining their own unique rendition of the ETHER sound signature.  Whether you favor the more natural and musical open-backed ETHER, or the analytical precision of the ETHERC, you’re still getting a world-class headphone that offers unparalleled comfort to boot.  As such, I hereby award my Headphone.Guru Writer’s Choice Award to the entire ETHER series.  Bravo!