December 2015: Writer’s Choice for ETHER C
We have been testing this now for a few weeks in the office and we think that its pretty darn close to how we would want a closed planar headphone to sound at the very best level. If the HE1k does it open then the Ether C might just do it closed and best yet that 7k peak that worried me on the HE1K is non existent on the Ether C.
It is neutral with a hint of warmth, with excellent weight, a very coherent presentation and wonderful mids. To top it off the tone can be adjusted with pads to match genres and mixes and all that in a really attractive carry case. We will have the full review out in January 2016 but right now this is the closed planar to beat for me in the coming months.