Japanese high-end audio specialist Final is moving deeper into the world of gaming and virtual reality with its latest innovation, the VR2000 earbuds. For nearly five decades, Final has been synonymous with high-quality turntable cartridges, amplifiers, and CD transports catering to audiophiles. However, the company has more recently directed its expertise toward the portable audio market, consistently producing award-winning headphones and earbuds.
The VR2000 stands out with its integration of Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) technology, a feature that aims to enhance the immersive qualities of gaming. ASMR is a phenomenon characterized by a tingling sensation on the skin, triggered by specific auditory and visual stimuli. This unique addition is expected to resonate with gamers seeking a more sensory-rich experience.
At the heart of the VR2000 is the custom-designed 'f-Core DU' dynamic driver, a 6mm marvel meticulously crafted to optimize immersive audio applications. Final Audio has left no stone unturned in redesigning critical components such as the diaphragm, voice coil, magnet circuit, and adhesive. The front portion of the driver housing, constructed from brass, minimizes interference from magnetic forces and offers enhanced strength.
The result is a driver with remarkable specifications, boasting a sensitivity of 102dB/mW and a nominal impedance of 18 ohms. This precision engineering is expected to offer a spatial listening experience that transcends traditional audio boundaries, providing a natural and expansive soundstage.
While the VR2000 is tailor-made for gaming and virtual reality, Final Audio assures users that the earbuds are versatile enough to excel in various audio environments. Whether you're enjoying live recordings, electronic music, or the latest Dolby Atmos technology, the VR2000 promises to deliver a nuanced and detailed audio experience.
Comfort is paramount during extended gaming sessions, and Final Audio addresses this concern with a thoughtful design. Weighing in at only 20 grams, the VR2000 features a shell made from high-strength ABS plastic to reduce weight and resonance. The inclusion of Final Audio's type 'E' tips, earhooks for additional support, and a carry pouch further enhance the user experience.
Final has announced that the VR2000 earbuds will be available for purchase starting in October, with a global retail price of $69.99 / £59.99 / €67.99. These earbuds can be obtained through Amazon and various retailers worldwide.