October 2015: Scot Hull, ETHER C
Back in March, Dan Clark launched a revolutionary new headphone under his MrSpeakers brand — the ETHER. What was revolutionary about a planar-magnetic headphone? Well, the fact that MrSpeakers was doing one — their earlier work had centered exclusively around modifying Fostex drivers, then, 3D printing some very interesting ear cups to match. This time, MrSpeakers “started over”, and after extensive design and testing, we got the ETHER. Then, in August, ETHER — an open-backed headphone — got a sibling. The ETHER C was, perhaps not surprisingly, the closed-back version of that headphone.