The Planamic in-ear monitors use an entirely new type of driver, designed in-house by MEE audio with feedback from the Massdrop team and community. Combining the benefits of planar-magnetic and dynamic drivers, this design yields a sound unlike any other in our IEM lineup. Warm, coherent, impactful, liquid, and rich, it has a different timbre than you’d get from dynamic or balanced-armature IEMs. The 10-millimeter driver’s single-sided magnet delivers a flatter wavefront of sound to your ear, while its flat impedance means the frequency response won’t vary wildly depending on the source. Listen directly from your phone or experiment with various portable DACs and amps. Featuring a universal-fit housing that shares characteristics from our most comfortable designs, the Planamic comes with both braided and mic-equipped cables, among other accessories.
Planar Magnetic Meets Dynamic
The result of more than a year of development, including eight-plus prototypes, the Planamic was born of MEE audio’s belief that the most coherent-sounding systems are based on single drivers. So rather than pursue a hybrid or multi-driver structure, the company set out to develop a new driver that addressed the common issues seen in planar magnetics. The upside of a planar-magnetic driver is the flat sonic wavefront it produces; the entire surface of the driver moves in a single plane due to the traces and driver magnet structures. The downside is that the size and weight in the ear can be much greater than that of a dynamic or balanced-armature driver. This means most planar-magnetic IEMs are large and open-backed, isolating poorly—something MEE audio wanted to avoid. The solution: modify the traditional dynamic driver design to derive the pros of planar magnetics without the cons.
Massdrop x MEE audio
Ear coupling: Intraaural
Housing: Medical-grade 3D-printed resin, with black or dark blue earpieces
Finish: Painted surface finish
Driver: 10mm Planamic moving coil
Frequency response: 20 Hz~20 kHz
Impedance: 16 ohms at 1 kHz
Sensitivity: 91 dB +/- 3 dB (1 mW at 1 kHz)
Microphone directivity: Omnidirectional
Microphone frequency response: 100 Hz–5 kHz
Microphone sensitivity: -40 dB +/- 3 dB
Cable: 51 in (130 cm), detachable
Cable connectors: 2-pin, 0.78mm pins
Cable plug: 3.5mm, right angle
Wear styles: Over the ear
Weight without cable: 0.4 oz (10 g)
Weight with braided cable: 0.7 oz (20.4 g)
Weight with headset cable: 0.8 oz (22.2 g)
Detachable braided cable
Detachable headset cable with inline microphone and remote
4 pairs of silicone ear tips in different sizes
3 pairs of Comply T-200 memory foam ear tips in different sizes
Massdrop’s 1-year 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.
Estimated ship date is Dec 8, 2022 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.