The First Headphones in Quad's 80-Year-Plus History Mirror the Sound of the Company's Fabled ESL Speakers: ERA-1 Planar-Magnetic 'Phones Can Also Be Easily Driven by Portable Devices
After more than 80 years of spearheading the British hi-fi scene, Quad has produced its first-ever headphones in the form of the planar-magnetic ERA-1. Engineered with high efficiency and low impedance quotients, and designed to mirror the sound of the company's iconic ESL speakers, ERA-1 can easily be driven by smartphones and portable music players – and really sings when paired with a dedicated headphone amplifier. No matter how you listen, you'll enjoy smooth, transparent sonics distinguished with excellent transient responsiveness, magnet-like detail, proper tonal balance, and an involving midrange. ERA-1 are intended to be worn for lengthy listening sessions, and as such, tout fatigue-free ergonomics. A hard travel case, cable, and two sets of replaceable ear pads come standard. Experience more than eight decades of audio prowess and try the ERA-1 on for size at your own home today. Your satisfaction is backed by our 100% Music Direct Guarantee.
"With exceptional speed, phase coherency and realistic tonal balance the Quad ERA-1 definitely evokes the feel of Quad ESLs. Though not quite electrostatic performance, the ERA-1 is one of the top performers in the under $1000 price bracket."