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IFA 2018: RHA’s fountain of youth, CL2 Planar IEM

By | September 7th, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , |

“Hitherto unheard transparency and dynamic thrust from an IEM whose in-ear fit is as stable as it is unobtrusive” — a conclusion drawn by yours truly after listening to RHA’s recently announced CL2 Planar IEM at the Glasgow manufacturer’s IFA 2018 booth.

Done and dusted? Go buy a pair?

Not so fast. My RHA audition was conducted using lossless streams from Qobuz running on an (audiophile-grade) LG V30 smartphone – David Bowie, LCD Soundsystem, MGMT and Yosi Horikawabut from a very, very noisy show floor (see video below) and for only the briefest of periods.… Read the full article

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Go hard or go Bluetooth with RHA’s CL2 Planar-magnetic IEM

By | August 23rd, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , |

A news story in three parts.

Part 1. Glasgow’s RHA (Reid Heath Acoustics) want to introduce us to their latest universal fit IEM: the CL2 Planar that puts a 1cm-wide, 10-micrometre-thick planar-magnetic driver inside an injection-moulded zirconium shell (for minimal weight and maximum scratch resistance). A flagship earphone with a flagship price: €799.95.

Planar-magnetic drivers, as favoured by the likes of Audeze and Mr Speakers, are known to be fast and highly transparent but their inclusion in closed-back IEMs is less common.… Read the full article

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