We have teamed up with the innovative folks at Final to bring an exciting competition with the chance to win a fantastic pair of D8000 planar magnetic headphones. The Final D8000 were reviewed by Chris Martens in issue 157 of Hi-Fi+. In that review, Chris wrote, “Stated simply, the D8000 combines in roughly equal parts the following qualities: accurate and neutral voicing, high levels of resolution, superb transient agility from top to bottom, finely shaded dynamic contrasts, energetic expressiveness and impact, and— here is the trickiest part of all—remarkable freedom from audible ringing, overshoot, compression, and other forms of sonic ‘gunk’ that might ordinarily cloud the sound.”
Chris Martens also said,“…one challenge some planar magnetic drivers face is diaphragm over-excursion on high amplitude, low frequency bass notes (this typically occurs at the diaphragm’s centre where bass excursions are usually at a maximum). Final addresses this problem partly through its ring-shaped voice coil/diaphragm magnet assembly, but primarily through an ingenious air film damping system (AFDS).”
He concluded by saying, “To be candid, few headphones have captured my attention and musical imagination in the way that Final’s D8000 has. Heartily recommended.”
The Final D8000 is one of the best headphones we have ever heard, irrespective of price. As one lucky winner will discover.
What does the acronym AFDS stand for?
A. Absolute Final Design Scenario
B. Almost Fully Detached Socket
C. Air Film Damping System
To answer, please visit Final’s dedicated competition page at:
Alternatively, send your answer on a postcard (including your name, address, and contact details) to:
Final Competition, C/o KS Distribution, 11 Chartwell Business Park, Chartwell Road, Lancing, West Sussex, BN15 8FB, United Kingdom
The competition will run from April 5th 2018 until June 7th 2018. The competition is open to everyone, but multiple, automated, or bulk entries will be disqualified. The winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries, will be contacted via email (where possible),and their name will be published in the magazine. The Editor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Absolute Multimedia (UK) Ltd. is compliant with the Data Protection Act and UK laws apply. Our policy is such that we will not pass on your details to any third party without your prior consent.