Acoustic Research AR-H1
HI-RES HEADPHONES WITH PLANAR DRIVER TECHNOLOGY
The new AR-H1, which was previewed at audio enthusiast events including High End 2017 in Munich, Germany, and Potafes in Tokyo, Japan, represents a new standard in headphone performance for the price-point by incorporating planar technology — which is acclaimed for achieving detailed output with drastically reduced distortion compared to other technologies — with an open-back circumaural, or over-ear design for exceptional comfort and sound quality.
Featuring an industrial design that is both appealing and comfortable, the AR-H1 gives music lovers an unbeatable listening experience, thanks to the 86mm planar driver with a neodymium magnet array that is considered among the best in its class. Frequency response is measured at 10-70kHz, with sensitivity rated at 100dB/V, and impedance at 33 ohms.
A true hi-resolution headphone should be as comfortable as it is sonically pleasing, which is why the AR-H1 features as a genuine leather headband and low resilience ear cushion that add up to hours of listening with no fatigue.
The AR-H1 comes complete with essential accessories, including a 1.2m audio cable (3.5mm 3-pole to dual 2.5mm 2-pole), a 6.3mm plug adapter, and a soft pouch for easy storage and portability.
Benefits of Planar Driver
CONSISTENT FREQUENCY RESPONSE REGARDLESS OF OUTPUT IMPEDANCE OF SOURCE DEVICE
- Minimize energy loss due to self inductance
- Flat impedance from low to high frequency (Impedance of dynamic driver actually grows when frequency gets higher)
EXTREMELY LINEAR RESPONSE TO LOWEST LEVEL OF MUSICAL DETAIL
- Minimize energy loss due to weight
- Minimize activation energy
- Greater transient response
Benefits of Design
PROPRIETARY MAGNET ARRAY DESIGN
- Single sided poles effectively reduces the weight
- Simple but more effective design for class leading performance
High-end Dynamic Headphones with Innovative technology, achieving high efficiency ultra-linear responses at high output and low impendence output
Lightweight open back circumaural design for comfortable listening
Genuine leather headband
Low resilience ear cushion
Interchangeable headphone cable
Connectivity options: 3.5mm audio cable or 6.3mm stereo adapter
86mm planar driver with NdFeB magnet array
Frequency response: 10Hz to 70,000Hz
Total Harmonic Distortion: <1%
Impedance: 33 ohms
Inter-changeable cable interface: Dual 2.5mm
Weight: 14 oz