By Matt Poe
Fit Finish and Build Quality
I have not encountered many problems with regard to quality control with previous MrSpeaker’s products, but of course this is a ground up project which introduces a whole new realm of potential problems. While it is fairly early in the process, let me say this. The Ether is an incredibly well thought out design. The execution of the design in terms of fit, finish and materials are some of the very best I’ve seen. I spoke with Dan at length about the particulars of the build process. One thing I came away with from that conversation was just how important build quality was to his end product. He has scrutinized every last piece and screw and considered how each piece connects to the whole. I was impressed then as I am now that they are in my hands. I’ve only seen one other company in this arena truly impress this much right of the gate in the first time/ground up headphone game…Oppo. So to say that I’m impressed with the build quality of the Ether is an understatement.