Introducing EXPANSE, Dan Clark Audio's flagship open-back headphones! EXPANSE sets a new standard in open-back headphone musicality, soundstage, detail retrieval, and comfort.
Featuring Dan Clark Audio’s all-new 4th generation planar-magnetic driver and our breakthrough Acoustic Metamaterial Tuning System, EXPANSE delivers a stunningly smooth presentation to bring new depth and breadth to all your favorite music!
Acoustic Metamaterial Tuning System(AMTS)
Headphones are subject to standing waves in the higher frequencies, which can make instruments like strings, cymbals, and even vocals sound unrealistic and fatiguing.
AMTS is Dan Clark Audio’s patent-pending inline device located between the transducer and ear. AMTS integrates waveguides, diffusion control, quarter-wave, and Helmholtz resonators into one compact structure to eliminate standing waves, dramatically improving system performance.
Diffusion elements reduce standing wave formation while resonators act as both precision and broadband filters to smooth and shape the frequency response from the midrange through the highest frequencies.
EXPANSE Redefines "Detail"
EXPANSE’s planar driver delivers incredibly low distortion throughout the listening range with levels of detail heretofore found primarily in the top-of-the-line electrostatics. Unlike many headphones where “detail” is created through exaggerated high-frequency energy, EXPANSE’s AMTS delivers industry-leading resolution without fatiguing highs users may be used to.
Together, our 4th-generation motor and AMTS deliver a sonic performance best described as “effortless." From a delicately plucked string to the most intense dynamics of an orchestra, or the weight and attack of a kick drum to the overtones a decay of a crash cymbal, EXPANSE delivers an amazing balance of delicacy, nuance, and punch that will have you reaching for all your favorite recordings, and maybe staying up a bit too late.
And last but not least, there’s the soundstage; EXPANSE is all-enveloping and can compete with any open headphone in depth, width, and imaging, with instruments occupying a correct volume in space instead of being rendered as “points”.
EXPANSE’s effortless sense of space and instrument placement allows the headphone “disappear,” so you can simply relax into your musical experience. Let the headphones, equipment, and, yes, your daily stresses melt away, leaving your music to be enjoyed how it was meant to be heard!
EXPANSE, the Ultimate in Comfort
Gone are the mechanical sliders for fit adjustment; Dan Clark Audio has designed a stable yet comfortable “self-adjusting suspension system” that seats the headphone just right, with no muss or fuss
At just 418g EXPANSE is also one of the lightest super-premium headphones on the market. Taken together, our new vegan suede and "leather" ear pads, self-adjusting suspension, and lightweight chassis make EXPANSE so comfy you can just ignore it and "vanish into your music.”
And for portability or storage we incorporated AEON 2’s elegant folding gimbal structure into EXPANSE, allowing it to conveniently pack into a compact custom case that’s small and easy to stow.
EXPANSE Key Features and Benefits:
Patent-pending Acoustic Metamaterial Tuning System (AMTS) delivers unprecedented high-frequency detail and clarity for the ultimate in smoothness, tone, and detail retrieval
4th generation v-Planar driver with our largest planar diaphragm to date, delivering exceptional dynamics with vanishingly low distortion for a natural and “easy” listen
An improved driver tensioning system creates a driver with incredible consistency across units for superb imaging and balance
FEA and CFD optimized motor structure increases driver motor-force uniformity and smooths acoustic flow
All-new auto-adjusting suspended strap design makes EXPANSE hassle-free to wear
Pre-formed ergonomic strap design spreads weight evenly across the head for incredibly comfortable extended listening
Strap quilting improves comfort and reduces heat buildup
Composite synthetic suede and protein-leather pads offer a sung fit with minimal clamp, with a pleasant touch on the skin
Stylish grill reduces weight and creates a visually stunning design aesthetic
Folding gimbals allow EXPANSE to be packed in a compact case for safe and easy transport
Uncompromising industrial design uses aluminum and titanium to maximize strength while minimizing weight
EXPANSE is designed and built by hand in San Diego, California, and is backed by quality and support you can count on