Final Audio B2
The Final Audio B2 is a high-resolution earphone with a delicate and nuanced sound, beautifully constructed and at a price that belies its superior quality. Sound design with consideration to the relationship between the spatial impression and dynamic range of music.
Final Audio B2
Classical and jazz recordings are performed with emphasis on aspects of spaciousness, such as sense of distance, broadness and reverberation. On the other hand, rock, pops and many of the recent animation soundtrack recordings, spaciousness is not as highly emphasized. There is thought to be greater emphasis on clarity, which brings the various instruments and vocals to the front. Another aspect is dynamic range – in other words, changes in loudness over time. If the dynamic range is wide, it is possible to use the change in loudness over time to achieve a more dynamic expression of music. In the design of the Final Audio B2, this is all taken into account.
With regard to classical music, and that played by orchestra in particular, the spatial orientation of instruments is particularly important. Stringed instruments are positioned nearest to the audience with wind and percussion placed behind them. Should the balance between the spatial orientation and volume of each group of instruments collapse, the music would disintegrate. For that reason, uniform clarity of sound that allows each instrument to appear before the eyes of the listener is not demanded of this type of music. Even for classical music, a string quartet, for example, would have a narrow dynamic range and the clarity of each instrument would be more prominent. For rock and pops on the other hand, spaciousness is not as necessary as for classical music, and so there is greater emphasis on clarity than spaciousness.
The Feeling of a Customised Fit
Superior feeling of fit of an earphone is determined by the presence or lack of a feeling of pressure. Final Audio have designed an earphone with 2 holding positions and 1 supporting position to prevent slippage. Much the same as a tripod, a stable fit can be secured for any chassis with 3 holding positions.
Metal Injection Moulding (MIM) stainless steel housing
MIM is a process by which powdered metal is mixed with a binder to form a resin in the desired shape and applying high-temperature sintering to achieve the desired form. There is a high degree of freedom in moulding the resin into the same shape as the cast, making it possible to achieve a complex internal design even with metal.
- Housing: Stainless steel (gunmetal finish)
- Driver: Single Balanced Armature
- Connector: MMCX
- Cable: OFC Black cable
- Sensitivity: 109dB
- Impedance: 41Ω
- Weight: 32g
- Cord length: 1.2m