Dan Clark Audio

Dan Clark Audio VOCE Open-Back Electrostatic Headphones

VOCE is Dan Clark's electrostatic headphone. VOCE is designed to deliver electrostatic clarity, a powerful bass experience, and an expansive soundstage. It's compatible with all Stax Pro bias (580V) amplifiers.

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The Dan Clark Audio VOCE is without question, one of the world's very best headphones, with a combination of incredible detail and lifelike fullness and impact rarely found in electrostatic headphones. Compared to the top Stax SR-009S, the VOCE has a more prominent and powerful bass for a full-bodied sound, as compared to the airy, detail-forward sound of the Stax.

For best performance, we recommend our Blue Hawaii SE amplifier, as the VOCE headphone needs high voltage swing to drive its massive elements and produce its amazingly full sound.

 

Key features include:

  • 88mm driver for extended and rich bass that reaches below 10Hz
  • Advanced metal stators for enhanced resolution
  • Flexible, microphonic-free round silver plated copper cable with a solid machined Teflon connector with an aluminum housing
  • Convenient and attractive walnut storage box with built-in headphone stand
  • All metal construction, less than 330gr
  • Tuning filters for a customized listening experience
  • Field-serviceable driver module
  • Fully dust-sealed drivers

Important notes on electrostatic headphones

Many electrostatic headphones make a "zip" sound when the headphone is put on or removed. This is the sound of the charged driver touching the stator, and due to the electric fields, sticking briefly to it before releasing. Due to VOCE's very large driver size the driver may be more prone to this than some other electrostatic headphones. As the stator is insulated this will not cause damage to the driver, and should be considered normal operation.

About Dan Clark Audio

Formerly known as MrSpeakers, Dan Clark's headphones are hand-assembled in the USA, and their intensive sound research has resulted in a number of patents for technologies like their V-planar driver and TrueFlow magnet array. The headphones are all tuned by Clark, who favors a signature quite close to the Harman Response Curve, that tends to results in a smooth, powerful sound.