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Blue Ella Planar Magnetic Headphones with Built-In Audiophile Amp
- Advanced planar magnetic technology for uncompromising clarity and detail
- Built-in 250mW audiophile amplifier for true high-fidelity sound
- Custom double-sided 50mm x 50mm drivers deliver incredible accuracy
- Revolutionary personalized fit for superior comfort
- Closed-back design for immersive isolation
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Experience Detailed, Maximum-Impact Sound
The Planar Magnetic Headphone with a Twist
Superior Sound, Planar and Simple
Pour yourself a drink, and prepare to rediscover your favorite records, because you’ve never heard a headphone like this before. Here’s the twist, Ella combines Blue’s planar magnetic technology with an onboard audiophile amp and large, high-capacity cabinets to deliver the perfect artisanal blend of accuracy and impact. The 50mm x 50mm drivers utilize a double sided, opposed push-pull magnet structure that’s self-tensioned for fast response and extreme accuracy. The onboard amp provides ultra-clean dynamics, while the massive cabinets ensure a rich and extended soundstage. Ella brings out so many new details—it’s like hearing your favorite music for the first time again.
Built-in Audiophile Amp
For decades, getting a high-fidelity headphone experience meant tethering passive audiophile headphones to a bulky outboard amp. Not anymore. Ella is the first headphone to offer planar magnetic sound quality with the convenience of a built-in 250mW audiophile amp. The amp pairs beautifully with Blue’s custom matched drivers to deliver crystal-clear audio on all your devices.
Three All-Analog Amp Modes
Anyway You Want It
Ella lets you personalize your listening experience with three amp modes. No DSP tricks here—this is all analog. Switch between modes to accent the sonic character of your music and get the full Blue headphones treatment.
- On: Incredibly clean sound with increased power and headroom that reveals every detail of your music.
- On+: Adds a slight bump for restoring low-end character to vinyl-era music—as in, wait until you really hear Paul’s bass parts on Sgt. Pepper.
- Off: Deactivates the built-in amplifier, allowing you to connect to high-performance AV gear or just listen without a battery charge.
The Better the Fit, the Better the Sound
With Ella, Blue threw away the rulebook and completely reimagined what headphones should look and sound like. Everything from the multi-jointed design to the earcups delivers revolutionary form and functionality. You’ll feel—and hear—the difference instantly.
Reinvented Headband Construction
Ordinary headphones have the same old 'spring loaded' headband that you’ve seen a zillion times. Lucky for you Ella is no ordinary headphone. Ella’s unique multi-jointed headband was inspired by the finely tuned suspension of Formula One racecars. It’s elegant, comfortable, and adapts to a variety of head shapes and sizes. Simply put, it’s a level of fit and comfort that isn’t even possible with other headphones. This innovative design creates a perfect seal around your ear, resulting in powerful bass response, improved isolation and reduced sound bleed.
Intelligent Power Management
With a smart design that saves big on battery life, Ella is always ready for action. When you take Ella off your head, she automatically powers down to save juice. The battery charges completely in 3-4 hours, and delivers approximately 12 hours of life-changing playtime. But don’t worry—even if the battery runs down, Ella will still keep the music going. You could say these headphones have staying power.
Type and physical size: Planar magnetic dynamic driver.
Impedance: 50 ohms Passive, 10 ohms Active.
Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz.
Enclosure details: Sealed enclosure with tuned damping materials.
Output power: 250mW.
THD+N: < 1% (94 dB SPL, from 20 Hz to 20 kHz).
Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz.
SNR: >101 dB.
Noise: < 20 uV.
Battery capacity: 1000mAh.
Weight 481 g (16.97 oz).
Outer dimensions: (closed) 21cm x14cm x12cm (8.27” x 5.51” x 4.72”), (open) 18cm x 29cm x 12cm (7.09” x 11.42” x 4.72”).
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Ella is the only headphone that combines the transparent detail of planar magnetic drivers with the impact of dynamic technology to deliver a sublimely detailed listening experience with immense emotional impact. Ella maximizes the sound of your music with advanced planar magnetic drivers, a built-in audiophile amplifier and large, high-capacity cabinets. And the revolutionary ergonomic fit ensures optimal sound isolation and comfort for the most immersive listening experiences. Whether you’re listening to the Zeppelin reissue box sets, Pink Floyd on 180-gram vinyl, Radiohead collector’s edition remasters or Neil Young on high-resolution digital, Ella’s radical headphone design literally lets you hear new detail in your favorite music.
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They seem to be built very well and they look awesome in person. They're heavy, but they disperse the weight very evenly and are almost as comfortable to me as my 1540's. I love the weird headband mechanism.
As for the sound, I thought they sounded great right out of the box in passive mode. I did have to turn my iPhone sound up very high though, so these planar drivers need power. All I can say is that they present sound in a very neutral way and the timbre sounds very natural to me. The bass is tight and has impact without a trace of bloat, the mids sound liquid and smooth, and the treble extends well with a little bit of sparkle and no signs of sibilance or harshness at all (no Beyerdynamic sizzle). I'm sensitive to treble, and I could listen to these babies all day. The transients seem fast and pace better than my dynamic headphones. These decay very fast like the PM3's. But unlike the Oppo's, these babies have life! Even without burn-in, I think the soundstage is very good for a closed back. The earpads are actually shaped like ears, awesome job Blue, but they're narrower at the bottom and larger at the top, so the soundstage is presented in a way I've never heard before. It's not as wide as my 1540's but it's taller if that makes sense. I love it. I can't emphasize how well balanced all the frequencies are so that really helps to create an expansive soundscape. Nothing trespasses into the other ranges. Turn on the amped mode and the sound gets slightly warmer and the already great treble extends just a little more. Yes, the soundstage gets even larger and everything gets more immersive. I tell you I got chills listening to some tracks by Dire Straits, Metallica, Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd, and Adele. You've got to listen to Metallica's live S&M album in amped mode. Good Lord in heaven! The amped mode seems to create a slight U shaped sound signature and it does it so tastefully. I love these cans.
Surprisingly, even on amped mode, I still had to turn the volume up around 80%. These planars are power hungry I guess.
What about sound leakage? They're excellent! I had Tool cranked up to 90% on amped sitting right next to my wife, and she had to lean in to hear anything. They do, however, let more noise in than out. I love these. After over 2 years of searching, I've finally found a successor to my beloved 1540's. These are what I had hoped the P9's would have been.
Listening to Adele Live at the Royal Albert Hall in amped mode, made it sound like I was there in concert and she was singing just to me. I will admit that I haven't owned very many open back headphones, but these have to come close with how well they present the music 🎶
That's it for now. Time to go listen some more. Cheers!
To my ears, these headphones especially excel at the accurate reproduction of midrange sounds and instruments, as well as voices. However, I've got no complaints about their bass or treble output. One of the joys of the Ellas is how they let you hear how an album was actually recorded. You can easily detect the producer's decisions on instrument placement, mixing levels, etc. Of course, this works best on FLACs and other high-quality recordings, but decently recorded MP3s are also reproduced quite well. From a listening standpoint, I couldn't be happier.
I have to say that, while built like a tank, the Ellas are not the most comfortable phones you'll ever put on your head. They're heavy, but I have a big head, and I think the main issue is the clamping force they produce. If you have a normal-sized noggin, you may never notice. Also, the Ellas have pretty shallow pads, and your ears (well, my ears) are positioned right against the grills. If I don't put them on in the right position, ear smush is a definite possibility. However, despite these issues, it's five stars for me. The sound is just too good to quarrel with.
Enhanced presence and articulation and dynamics presented, if you engage the battery powered pre-amp.
If you use them without the preamp engaged, the sound is warmer, smoother, and also very good.
The 3-way switch that controls 1) "off" 2) "amp engaged" 3) "more bass.....is way way too delicate to last.
This is a design flaw.
The warranty is 2 years, and the battery is expected to last for 3 years.
Do the math before you lay down the shekels.
(who is going to pay) ????
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