Our Take: The Rosson Audio Design RAD-0 Planar Magnetic Headphones are amazing. You'll see lots of comments about how beautiful they are, from others and from us, but we can't have a one-year return policy based on beautiful headphones. It has to be backed by amazing sound and the RAD-0 has that in spades. Rich, natural timbre and a spacious soundstage are defining characteristics of the RAD-0. Put the RAD-0 on, listen to Mike Dawes' acoustic album Era and listen in awe to the strumming of the guitar strings and the wonderful bass drums.
Rosson Audio Design RAD-0 Headphones
Rosson Audio Design RAD-0 Headphones
Open-back headphone designs are often higher-performance but have poor noise isolation and leak sound. Closed-back designs provide better noise isolation and leak less sound.
Over-ear headphones sit over your ear and surround your ear with a ring of padding. On-ear headphones are padded but rest on top of your ear. In-ear monitors are worn inside your ear canal.
Speakers and headphones use a device called a 'driver' to create sound. Different types of drivers have different strengths and weaknesses, but can all produce great sound. Common varieties include dynamic, planar magnetic, and electrostatic.
Some headphones require the power of an amplifier to reach comfortable listening volumes.
Connectivity refers to the method in which the headphones connect to the audio source. Headphones can be either wired or wireless.
Rosson Audio Design RAD-0 Planar Magnetic Headphones
The HEADPHONE Community Reviews
Check out this written review of the Rosson Audio Design RAD-0 written by Andrew Park (@Resolve Reviews) as part of The HEADPHONE Community.
If you'd rather listen to Andrew talk about the RAD-0, take a look at his video review of the RAD-0 Graffiti.
Introducing the RAD-0 Planar Magnetic Headphones from Rosson Audio Design (RAD). The RAD-0 represent a truly unique experience in a headphone world that is dominated by dull black and white colors. Handcrafted in California, the RAD-0 is a masterful work of art with incredible attention paid to every detail of the headphones. But the RAD-0 aren't only visually stimulating, they also offer incredible sound. We haven't been this excited about a headphone for a very long time and we are stoked to be able to bring them you.
Each RAD-0 is one-of-a-kind in design which means each design is exclusive. There will never be another one like it.
Handcrafted in California
The RAD-0 comes from Alex Rosson and his team at Rosson Audio Design in California. Alex Rosson was one of the founding fathers of Audeze and has been involved in the Audio industry for several years so when it comes to headphones, particularly planar magnetic headphones, he knows his stuff. The RAD-0 is made and assembled in the Rosson Audio Design lab in California with careful precision.
Balanced, Natural Sound
Alex Rosson and his team have used their extensive knowledge in the audio industry to bring a truly special sound with the RAD-0. The RAD-0 is one of the most well balanced headphones that we have ever heard. It has a natural, flat sound with a touch of added planar warmth that is incredibly easy to listen to. For the optimal listening experience, we do recommend listening to the RAD-0 with a balanced connection.
Balancing the Weight
Much like Audeze's wooden LCD series, the RAD-0 are not light headphones. However, Rosson Audio Design has counterbalances that weight with a clever headband design that allows the weight to be evenly distributed across your head. The design makes the headphones feel lighter than they really are on your head. With the use of clamping on the side of your face along with a very nice cushion for the top of your head, the RAD-0 headphones are the most comfortable of any "heavy" headphone that we have experienced.
What's In The Box?
- Rosson Audio Design RAD-0 Planar Magnetic Headphones
- Pelican Carrying Case
- 2M Headphone cable with 3.5mm connection