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Affordable audiophile headphones with ultra comfortable omnidirectional articulating ear cups.
Affordable audiophile headphones with ultra comfortable omnidirectional articulating ear cups.
80 backers pledged $15,957 to help bring this project to life.

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Planar Magnetic Drivers

Traditional headphones use dynamic drivers, which use a cone and voice coil to create sound. This design is fundamentally flawed and has its inherent limitations. Planar magnetic speakers are fundamentally different from traditional dynamic speakers allowing them to overcome many constraints in dynamic cone drivers.

Planar magnetic drivers use an array of magnets in parallel with an ultra light diaphragm with a printed circuit. This array creates a magnetic field in which the diaphragm is suspended.

Ultra Light Diaphragm

Planar magmatic drivers use an ultra thin and light diaphragm with a printed circuit on it to create sound. When an audio signal is sent to the circuit it interacts with the magnetic array and produces a electromagnetic force that moves the diaphragm back and forth creating beautiful and accurate sound.

Omnidirectional Articulating Earcups

Traditional headphones use a fixed pivot points in order to conform to your head. Aeques uses a suspension system that allows the earcups to pivot effortlessly , conforming to heads of all sizes or shapes.

Ultra Light Clamping Pressure

Silver with Standard Closed Side Plates and Leatherette Earpads and Headband
Silver with Standard Closed Side Plates and Leatherette Earpads and Headband

Most headphones have 4 to 7 newtons of clamping force in order to stay on your head and create a seal.  Aequus has only 2.5 newtons, as our omnidirectional articulating earcup design requires less force in order to achieve a perfect seal, this means you can wear Aequus for longer without any fatigue.

Customizable Side Plates


With four easy to remove screws you can easily change the side plates on Aequus to suit your style or listening preferences.

Laser Engraved Side Plates


Make your headphones even more personal. Side plates can be laser engraved with any custom artwork.

Modifiable Sound

Metallic Black with Standard Open Side Plates and Velour Earpads and Headband
Metallic Black with Standard Open Side Plates and Velour Earpads and Headband

Closed Backs

Open Backs

Mod away. With four easy to remove screws you can easily open Aequus and change the baffling and switch out the side plates.

Standard Side Plates

Wood Side Plates

Specs

Transducer Planar Magnetic Drivers

Clamping Pressure 2.5 Newtons

Frequency Range 15 Hz - 35 kHz

Impedance 50 Ohm

Sensitivity 98 dB/mW

Maximum Input Power 3000 mW

Connectors Detachable 2x 2.5mm to 3.5mm Stereo Mini Plug

Cable Length 3.2' (1 m)

Weight 8 oz (227 g)

Manufacturing Timeline

Risks and challenges

As with any manufacture there are inherit risks. We have planned meticulously and have secured a supply chain as well as a trusted manufacturer. However there is the possibility that there may be issues with tooling or other unforeseen issues that may delay delivery.

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    Aequus CAD Files and Assembly Instructions

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    You get an Aequus in Black or Silver with CNC wood side plates. ( Cherry, Maple or Walnut)

    Extra standard side plates are $20
    Extra wood side plates are $50
    Extra laser engrave wood side plates are $100

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    Aequus, Closed Backs | Planar Magnetic Headphones

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    Aequus, Set | Planar Magnetic Headphones

    You get an Aequus in Black or Silver with open and closed standard side plates.

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    You get an Aequus in Black or Silver with CNC wood side plates. ( Cherry, Maple or Walnut)

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    Aequus Wood, Closed Back Laser Engraved | Planar Magnetic Headphones

    You get an Aequus in Black or Silver with CNC wood side plates. ( Cherry, Maple or Walnut)

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    Extra wood side plates are $50
    Extra laser engrave wood side plates are $100

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    Aequus Wood, Set | Planar Magnetic Headphones

    You get an Aequus in Black or Silver with CNC wood open and closed side plates . ( Cherry, Maple or Walnut)

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    Extra wood side plates are $50
    Extra laser engrave wood side plates are $100

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    3D Printed Custom Aequus Wood, Set | Planar Magnetic Headphones

    You get an Aequus in any color of your choice with CNC wood open and closed side plates . (any wood of your choice)

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    Extra wood side plates are $50
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