Dan Clark E3: Closed-back planar headphones launched

Dan Clark E3

The new Dan Clark E3 headphones has a black and blue design and features ergonomically shaped cups covered with Gorilla Glass 3 .

The Dan Clark E3 headphones are closed-back headphones that combine the signature sound of Dan Clark Audio headphones with an open acoustic design and all the benefits of a closed-back design. The new product features a patented Acoustic Metamaterial Tuning System (AMTS) and uses new 5th generation drivers.

  Dan Clark Audio E3 Planar Over-Ear Headphones
Dan Clark Audio E3 Planar Over-Ear Headphones

The most important feature of the E3 headphones is the improved AMTS tuning system, previously found only in the top-end Expanse and Corina headphones. E3 brings this technology to a more affordable segment.

The 5th Generation E3 Planar Magnetic Driver features innovative diaphragms using a new tension system to deliver smoother, more consistent sound, less distortion and increased stability. New membrane materials are combined with optimized V-Planar metal tracks.

Dan Clark Audio E3 Planar Over-Ear Headphones
Dan Clark Audio E3 Planar Over-Ear Headphones

 

The earcups of the Dan Clark Audio E3 headphones are lined with Gorilla Glass 3, which is most often used for high-end smartphone screens. Gorilla Glass 3 is glass with a thin layer of alkali-alumina silicate material that makes it tougher and scratch-resistant, and the design behind the glass is reminiscent of the protective mesh of open-back headphones.

  Dan Clark Audio E3 Planar Over-Ear Headphones

Behind the glass you can see a dual-mode bass port – another DCA innovation for the E3. While it’s not unusual to find a bass port on closed-back headphones, Dan Clark Audio says the dual-mode port provides “unmatched control of frequency response in the low-frequency region, producing superbly balanced, impactful bass.”

  Dan Clark Audio E3 Planar Over-Ear Headphones

With Dan Clark Audio headphones, ergonomic design is of paramount importance. The E3 features all of DCA’s ergonomic design features, including the self-adjusting headband system from Stealth and Expanse, as well as the comfortable and stylish foldable earhooks that make the E3 a compact travel headphone.

  Dan Clark Audio E3 Planar Over-Ear Headphones

Price: $2.125