Originally Posted by JohnSantana
Yes, I'd love to know what makes planar magnetic driver better than the other ?
what is best used for ?
Some planar magnetic headphones are better at reproducing bass relative to other technologies (dynamic and electrostatic headphones.)
Some also exhibit low non-linear distortion numbers relative to dynamic headphones (electrostatic headphones however may have an edge here.)
Planar magnetic headphones usually behave as resisitve loads to the amplifier which may have some benefits. However, many planar magnetic headphones tend to have low sensitivity values and may require quite a bit of current to drive, relative to more mainstream dynamic headphones.
Planar magnetic cans tend to be a bit on the heavy side (weight) compared to other technologies.