Ask your neighbor, mother, loathed sister-in-law, if she’d drop $899.95 on a pair of earbuds and you’re likely to get a look that questions your sanity. It’s already hard enough to spend that amount on a flagship phone. However, that hypothetical didn’t phase Glasgow-based audio company RHA when it unveiled the CL2 Planar magnetic wireless earphones.
What are the RHA CL2 Planar?
These are the world’s first wireless planar magnetic in-ears. Granted, the detachable MMCX ceramic housings allow you to opt for wired, rather than neckband style, listening. If you do plug in for wired listening, you get your pick of 3.5mm and balanced 2.5mm cables, both of which are braided.
A benefit of fewer moving parts (e.g. coils), is a reduced risk of breakage. Considering that the RHA CL2 costs $899 at launch, any durability features are good ones. It’s just gravy that the removable MMCX connectors can help guard against the accidental cord pull.
- Planar magnetic transducers
- aptX and AAC Bluetooth support
- Braided MMCX 2.5mm balanced cable
- Braided MMCX 3.5mm OFC cable
- Flight case and carrying pouch
- USB-C charging
- An array of silicone and memory foam ear tips