Final Audio D8000 Pro Edition headphones retain the delicate sound of the original 8000s but tune it using the Air Film Damping System (AFDS) exclusively for professional use by popular demand of recording engineers who wish to listen to louder sound volumes than consumers.
Adding the professional touch, Final has made some adjustments to the driver of their acclaimed flagship D8000 headphones and created the D8000 Pro Edition.
With a change to the Air Film Damping System in the D8000 Pro Edition, Final has managed to achieve a sound quality perceived to be of higher clarity when listening to rock, pop, and other selections that feature a narrow dynamic range. In comparison, the original D8000 is particularly suitable for classical music and other selections featuring a wide dynamic range.
For the earpads, Final has paid close attention to a smooth feeling of texture and longevity. Toray Ultrasuede has been used for parts that come in contact with the human skin. As accessories, an exclusive, easy-to-carry headphones case and two types of detachable cable, OFC black cable and OFC silver coat cable with different terminations, are included.
Aesthetic Design with Planar Magnetic Driver
The D8000 combines the sensitive high-end ranges of planar magnetic models with the volume and open-feeling bass tones of dynamic models. With conventional planar magnetic models, the amplitude is an increasing low range, and since the diaphragm comes into contact with magnets, it was necessary to raise the frequency of bass to a level that the driver unit can reproduce.
To compensate for the lack of bass, the inside of the earpads has been tightly sealed, and the front section of the diaphragm is sealed. By sealing the inner earpads, it is possible to produce bass tones across low-frequency bands; these become the bass tones produced within a sealed space the same as earphones. Combined with breathable earpads, bass tone reproduction and open sound only achievable with superior dynamic models is possible.
Optimum comfort with an ultralight diaphragm
In reproducing subtle high frequencies, the lightweight nature of the diaphragm comes before anything else. Compared to other dynamic models with the same diameter, D8000’s diaphragm is 1/3 lighter.
A super-thin aluminum coil has been etched on the extremely lightweight film diaphragm, and as such, the adhesive essential for use between the coil and the diaphragm of dynamic models-which has a very negative effect on sound quality-is not necessary.
With the D8000 Pro Edition, problems originating from the adhesive have been fundamentally resolved, and the reproduction of a delicate sound in a high-frequency range has been achieved.
To establish AFDS, an extremely high level of precision compared to typical driver units is necessary. The machined aluminum-magnesium alloy housing has been machined with great precision.
Black sports a leather coat finish such as that used for expensive cameras. Silver has been imparted with an Alumite anodized aluminum finish. Two types of detachable cable, OFC black cable (3.5mm/1.5m) and OFC silver coat cable (6.3mm/3m) are included as accessories.
Air Film Damping System
With conventional planar magnetic models, the amplitude was in an increasing low range, and the diaphragm came into contact with magnets. To solve this problem, Final Audio established a new diaphragm-breaking technology known as AFDS, or Air Film Damping System. This technology could be considered a reinvention of planar magnetic models.
Final D8000 Pro combines the characteristics of planar-magnetic systems and dynamic systems. It is able to convey delicate sounds at high frequencies like typical planar-magnetic types and produces an open feeling with rich sound at low frequencies, typical for dynamic systems.
The human auditory characteristics by which the low-frequency range becomes easier to hear as sound volume increases have also been taken into consideration. As a result, in comparison to the D8000 pro, which is suitable particularly for classical music and other selections featuring a wide dynamic range, the D8000 Pro Edition provides sound quality perceived to be of higher clarity when listening to rock, pop, and other selections that feature a narrow dynamic range.
Last Thoughts About the D8000 Pro
The D8000 Pro Edition is extremely well balanced, super tight, and all-encompassing. It also offers the kind of detail and precision that you’d expect at this price range. And the relatively unadulterated sound signature will please listeners who gravitate to the most realistic listening experience.
- Housing: Aluminum magnesium alloy
- Driver: AFDS Planar Magnetic
- Cable: OFC cable OFC black cable 1.5m, 3.5mmφ plug / OFC silver coated cable 3m, 6.3mmφ plug
- Sensitivity: 98dB/mW
- Impedance: 60Ω
- Weight: 523g
- Cord length: 1.5ｍ/3m
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