Final Audio D8000 Pro Edition Details
Introducing the D8000 Pro Edition
Leaving the delicate sound quality intact, we have tuned D8000 using the Air Film Damping System (AFDS) exclusively for professional use upon the request of recording engineers who wish to listen at louder sound volumes than ordinary consumers. The human auditory characteristic by which low frequency range becomes easier to hear as sound volume increases has also been taken into consideration. As a result, in comparison to the D8000 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, pops and other selections that feature a narrow dynamic range.
A combination of the sensitive high ranges of planar magnetic models and the volume and open feel bass tones of dynamic models.
With conventional planar magnetic models, amplitude is an increasing low range, and since the diaphragm comes into contact with magnets, it was necessary to raise the frequency of bass tones to a level that the driver unit can reproduce. To make up for the lack of bass tones, the inside of the earpads have been tightly sealed, and the front section of the diaphragm has been made a closed space.
This is the same principle as earphones with sealed earpieces being able to reproduce bass frequncies despite their small size. 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.
With D8000, the problem with the diaphragm coming into contact with magnets has been solved through AFDS (Air Film Damping System), and it has become possible to reduce the frequency of the bass tones that the driver unit can reproduce. Combined with breatheable earpads, bass tone reproduction with a volume and open sound only achievable with superior dynamic models is possible.
Newly-developed AFDS: Air Film Damping System
With conventional planar magnetic models, amplitude was an increasing low range, and the diaphragm came into contact with magnets. To solve this problem, we took measurements by conducting diaphragm simulations using the finite element method and laser Doppler devices numerous times, and established new diaphragm braking technology known as AFDS - Air Film Damping System.
In doing so, the shortcoming of planar magnetic models - the low reproducibility of bass tones - was solved. This technology could be considered a reinvention of planar magnetic models.
With D8000 Pro Edition, the problem with the diaphragm coming into contact with magnets has been solved through AFDS (Air Film Damping System), and it has become possible to reduce the frequency of the bass tones that the driver unit can reproduce. Combined with breatheable earpads, bass tone reproduction with a volume and open sound only achievable with superior dynamic models is possible.
- Tuned for professional sound recordings upon the request of recording engineers who wish to listen at louder sound volumes than ordinary consumers
- A combination of the sensitive high ranges of planar magnetic models and the volume and open feel bass tones
- AFDS: Air Film Damping System
- Designed with prolonged use and ease of repair in mind A machined aluminum-magnesium alloy housing
- Manufactured at our own factory, this model espouses precision
- Newly-developed open type earpads
- Two kinds of cable for the D8000 are included –OFC black cable (3.5mm/1.5m) and OFC silver coated cable (6.3mm/3m)
- Product code: FI-D8PPAL（BLACK）/ FI-D8PPALS（SILVER）
- Housing: aluminum magnesium alloy
- Driver: AFDS planar magnetic
- Impedance: 60 Ω
- Sensitivity: 98 dB/mW
- Weight: 523g (excl. cable)
- Accessories: OFC black cable (3.5mm/1.5m), OFC silver coated cable (6.3mm/3m), Carrying case
What the Press is Saying
"The Final Audio D8000 Pro Edition is singular in what it does. Trust me when I say that I’ve heard a lot of $4000 headphones. None can compete with a sound this rich and comprehensive, not to mention engaging."
"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."
Final Audio - D8000 Pro Edition Semi-Open Back Planar Magnetic Headphones
A great TOTL headphone
A great set of headphones that I got to try at the physical Audio46 store before purchasing. Everything from Frank Sinatra to compositions made by Yuki Kajiura sounded sublime! Props to Tony K for the amazing customer service.
I went to the audio46 store to buy in-ear headphones. A salesman named Tony gave me these headphones to listen to. After that I changed my mind to buy in-ear. All frequencies are perfectly balanced, there are no kinks or blockages. Proper scene setting. Special thanks to the seller Tony, he was polite and reserved, fulfilled all my requests and served me as a waiter in an expensive restaurant. He gave me all the headphones and cables that I asked for for comparison. I advise!
The Best Headphone. Period.
I have had these for 3 months now. I sold all my other headphones....all TOTL cans. These headphones are the best I have heard in the past few years..... Perfect tonality, timbre...nice wide soundstage. The only negative thing is they resolve so well that your music will be exposed with all its worts or goodness. Easy to drive. Awesome SLAM, transients, accurate bass, no bloated or warm or rich.. I would buy these again... :<)
Amazing Planar Headphone!
The best headphone I've ever heard of. Smooth and neutral timbre and accurate imaging. Quite different from most of the dynamic headphones I tried, the soundstage is enough large with no edge. Glaring but not harsh treble. The sound on a simple portable headphone amplifier is already good but you can obtain more improvement when using it with desktop equipments.