Acoustic Research - HiFi : AR-H1
  • AR-H1 - Hi-Res Headphones with Planar Driver Technology
  • AR-H1 - Hi-Res Headphones with Planar Driver Technology
  • AR-H1 - Hi-Res Headphones with Planar Driver Technology
  • AR-H1 - Hi-Res Headphones with Planar Driver Technology
  • AR-H1 - Hi-Res Headphones with Planar Driver Technology
  • AR-H1 - Hi-Res Headphones with Planar Driver Technology

AR-H1

MSRP: $599.99

Hi-Res Headphones with Planar Driver Technology

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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
PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Features

  • 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%
  • Sensitivity: 100dB@1Vrms
  • Impedance: 33 ohms
  • Inter-changeable cable interface: Dual 2.5mm
  • Weight: 14 oz
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Good sound from a phone or desktop setup

by Chris R, on 2017-Oct-24

They have a great sound stage for a planar, artificially created by the frequency response. A natural but sometimes bright sound depending on the recording. Clamp is just right but my ears touch the drivers. Excellent bass response. Relatively easy to drive. 4kHz dip might be problem for some.