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Acoustic Research AR-H1 Planar Impressions and Discussion thread

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by crabdog, Jul 30, 2017.
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  1. crabdog
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2017
    volly, nick n, trellus and 1 other person like this.
  2. justin Montagano
    what can you compare the sound to? this could be an interesting headphone.
  3. crabdog
    It's my only planar so I can't do any comparisons until I take it to a local store for some A/B.

    I can tell you it's got a punchy, well controlled bass. Signature is balanced and resolving. Highs are not smoothed over so if there's inherent sibilance in a track you'll hear it but it's non fatiguing.
  4. lambdastorm
    your profile says u like psytrance, how does psytrance sound on these? Does it have enough punch like DT990?
  5. ballard3
    I really hope not ....
  6. crabdog
    It's great for psytrance. The bass is actually fairly similar to the DT990 but not as pronounced because the 990 has a very V-shaped signature while the H1 is more balanced. There's certainly enough punch there though.
  7. Dobrescu George
  8. crabdog
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  10. DancingShade
    Well that's certainly a striking looking pair of planar headphones. Very interested.

    Anyone able to find the earpad dimensions? They look like larger Oppos which I always passed over due to the small size.
  11. crabdog
    The inner dimensions are roughly 8x5 cm
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  12. DancingShade
    Oh nice, thanks! That's even better than I expected.
  13. lugnut
    Why don't you tell us everything you know about this headphone, being that it is new ?
  14. nick n
    did you see the link in post 8 ?
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2017
  15. XERO1
    Anyone hear these at RMAF 2017?
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