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Massdrop x E-MU Purpleheart Headphones

Massdrop x E-MU Purpleheart Headphones

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Product Description
Following the success of the Massdrop x Fostex TH-X00, we teamed up with another brand that Foster manufactures headphones for, E-MU Systems, to bring you a new pair of purpleheart headphones—this time smaller, lighter, and perfectly suited for on-the-go use. The Massdrop x E-MU Purpleheart features handcrafted solid wood enclosures and biocellulose drivers, like its full-size relative, with a more understated aesthetic and a warm, appealing, non-fatiguing sound Read More

Portable Design in Purpleheart Wood

Following the success of the Massdrop x Fostex TH-X00, we teamed up with another brand that Foster manufactures headphones for, E-MU Systems, to bring you a new pair of purpleheart headphones—this time smaller, lighter, and perfectly suited for on-the-go use. The Massdrop x E-MU Purpleheart features handcrafted solid wood enclosures and biocellulose drivers, like its full-size relative, with a more understated aesthetic and a warm, appealing, non-fatiguing sound. Easy to drive from your phone (no amplifier or adapter required), these make an excellent entry point to the world of wood headphones.

Each pair of headphones is one of a kind and due to the nature of wood, slight variations in wood grain may occur. To learn more, check out this discussion post

Massdrop x E-MU Purpleheart Headphones
Massdrop x E-MU Purpleheart Headphones
Massdrop x E-MU Purpleheart Headphones

Lightweight Comfort, Easy-Listening Sound

These closed-back headphones feature matte satin in place of the TH-X00’s glossy finish, with no external printing to distract from the beauty of the unstained wood. Named for its deep eggplant color, purpleheart is one of the densest woods in the world, which makes it especially good at reducing acoustic resonance. Combined with the 40-millimeter biocellulose drivers, this results in detailed, balanced highs and deep, warm bass: a sound signature that, like the headphones’ overall look, should recall Denon’s popular D1000 series. The soft protein leather ear pads ensure hours of listening comfort, and the slim, lightly padded headband bears a silk-screened Massdrop logo on the left side. Finally, because these cans weigh less than half a pound, you might forget you’re wearing them at all.

Massdrop x E-MU Purpleheart Headphones
Massdrop x E-MU Purpleheart Headphones
Massdrop x E-MU Purpleheart Headphones

About the Designer

The man behind all of E-MU’s wood headphones—including the highly reviewed E-MU Walnut—is Chan Ming Tat, an early founding engineer of Creative Labs. In his position at E-MU Systems, he has found headphones to be a great outlet for his love of wood products. To learn more, check out this video from InnerFidelity.

Massdrop x E-MU Purpleheart Headphones
Massdrop x E-MU Purpleheart Headphones
Massdrop x E-MU Purpleheart Headphones

Specs

  • Massdrop x E-MU Systems
  • Design: Circumaural, closed back
  • Materials: Solid purpleheart wood, protein leather
  • Driver: 40 mm neodymium magnet, biocellulose diaphragm
  • Frequency range: 10 Hz–30 kHz
  • Impedance: 32 ohm
  • Sensitivity: 103 dB
  • Maximum input power: 1,300 mW
  • Connector: 3.5 mm gold-plated stereo mini plug
  • Cable: 4 ft (1.2 m) oxygen-free copper
  • Weight: 7.7 oz (219 g)

Included

  • 1-year manufacturer’s warranty

RETURNS—NO QUESTIONS ASKED

We get it. Sometimes what you ordered just doesn’t work out. If that’s the case for you, don’t fret! All customers (both US and international) may return this item in new, unused condition within 30 days of delivery.

Shipping

Domestic (contiguous US) customers will have a choice of shipping options at checkout. The shipping days / arrive by date displayed represent the transit times from the estimated ship date for your order to be delivered.

Estimated ship date is June 22, 2021 PT.

Payment will be collected at checkout. Cancellations are accepted up to 2 hours after checkout for in-stock items, or up until pre-order ships.

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What does it mean that these are closed back?
Nov 6, 2019
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AnarchyAelle
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They have a full and solid cup that blocks some outside noise and prevent sound from leaking out. The sound also bounces of the cups and creates its own sound signature.Read More
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What is a biocellulose diaphragm driver?
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AnarchyAelle
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In short, it's a membrane made of natural fibers that is much thinner than paper. They use it for burn treatments in place of skin as well.Read More
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Do I need to use a DAC/AMP for these?
Nov 6, 2019
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zanthine
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I use them directly from my phone. I’m sure you *could* use an amp but you absolutely don’t need to.Read More
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Anon8
Nice smaller headphones
banditking
Good headphone! addicted to headphones and massDrop! thanks!
sdtech
My dad’s Father’s Day present
RayceManyon
A lovely pair
shalzz
wood color in natural lighting
Pangea
I ordered the Masdrop x E-MU Purpleheart and received them in walnut color.
EdgeRunner
The headphones!
DeathSox
Use these almost everyday
pigpendrew
Great sound
greenyah7
Awesome woody CAL
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