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Periodic Audio Titanium Earphones $99.75 (Was $399) Delivered @ Addicted to Audio


Massive price drop. The reviews seems to be good. Probably audiophiles will see value in these. Probably good start into good personal audio quality.

Official Link: https://periodicaudio.com/product/titanium/

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  • +9

    Inflated RRP
    $99 USD on official site

    • +1

      Egregious behaviour by them. Pisses me off when they do that.
      Having said that, price is still decent now.

  • blah… i thought it was Ti enclosure, but no! it's Ti diaphragm and a plastic enclosure. And some 2.5mm plug? not 3.5? Mis-representation to me. They ought to call it 'Polymer' instead of Ti as the polymer that took 3 years to develop constitutes most material….wait Tritan.. that's the stuff they make water bottles out of!

    Pass for me, feel like they're trying to charge a premium for using Ti …but instead it's plastic body. Guess I am no audiophile to appreciate the Ti.

    Mechanical Elements
    Transducer Diaphragm: Pure Titanium foil
    Transducer Surround: PEEK polymer
    Transducer Frame: 316 Stainless Steel
    Transducer Magnet: N48H Grade Neodymium
    Enclosure Body: Tritan™ copolyester
    Protective Grille: 316 Stainless Steel
    Bonding Compound: Cyanoacrylate Adhesive
    Sealant Compound: Polyvinyl Acetate
    Mounting Tips: Medical Grade Silicone and Urethanes
    Connector: IDEEL 2.5mm TS compatible connector (tip hot, sleeve ground)
    All components are Finite Element Analyzed for stress, strain, and durability.

    • +1

      Its a standard 3.5mm plug on the connector end. 2.5mm plugs into the earbuds.

    • +6

      You literally answered why they are using 'Ti' in your answer:
      Transducer Diaphragm: Pure Titanium foil

      FYI the transducer (a.k.a. driver) is what has the largest impact on sound. And on the scale of earphones, a body made of plastic or Tritan or whatever has likely no impact on sound quality, as long as it is decently engineered. It's not like it's a loudspeaker that needs MDF and filling material to deaden the enclosure.

      Please inform yourself before you try to inform others.

      • Someone less informed here… when I read "Ti earphone" I assumed the body was Ti. Do most manufacturers advertise what the driver is made out of in the product name?

        • Same here, that's exactly what I thought too, thought I would let others know but apparently I am not well informed enough. Hey I did say i was no audiophile.

        • +1

          When you hear metallic materials being advertised in headphones/IEMs (titanium, beryllium, magnesium, etc.), the manufacturer is typically referring to the driver, not the enclosure. That's because different diaphragm materials have different sonic qualities, which matters to people who are interested in sound quality.

          If an enclosure is made of metal, 95% of the time it's stainless steel. (Stainless steel is not used as a driver material.)

          The tricky part is when headphone manufacturers refer to a driver as 'titanium composite' or something similar. This means it's not pure titanium, but rather a very thin film of titanium coated over a plastic driver, typically PET. Generally doesn't sound too different from pure plastic to me - I can't hear much difference lol.

          It's not common to see a pure metal diaphragm in headphones. Some examples of using pure metals (not metallic coatings) include the Periodic Audio IEMs, Focal headphones, and other premium headphones. They are generally not cheap, and the drivers are typically custom because they are not mass produced.

          • @winnytp: Oh! This is actual using Ti as the diaphragm membrane! (Not just deposited molecules)? I see why they named it Titanium then. Still…for the average consumers my first interpretation was material of the body, but I now understand your point.

            At this price point tho I would just get a pair of planar IEM.

      • +1

        I would argue the housing body material has a lot to do with quality of sound that comes out. The sound reverbs and reflects off the walls of the housing and in term vibrate the housing too.

        That's why the expensive end of IEM like Sennheiser IE900 and Sony Z1R pride themselves with using expensive metal enclosures. THEN the premium price can be justified.

        • LOL, yes, these are in the part of the spectrum as IE900s…

        • +2

          I mean, I don't think you're wrong necessarily! And sorry if I came across the wrong way in my comment.

          My argument is like this: metal housings don't do jack sh*t when it comes to reverb and reflections. Think about it - a metal room will still reflect sound, because it has no inherent absorption ability. The same is said of plastic.

          You have to remember that with IEMs, the sound decibels they produce is far, far lower than loudspeakers. So while a plastic enclosure would sound terrible for any sort of speaker, it doesn't matter with IEMs because they don't produce enough sound levels to cause plastic to resonate audibly anyway.

          The reason manufacturers like Sennheiser, Sony and 64 Audio use metal enclosures is for two reasons: aesthetics, and brand image. They want to convey a premium experience to warrant the price - hence, they use metal for their housings. I get it, and I don't think it's a bad thing.

          But let's not forget: there are many high-end earphones that use plastic/resin materials, like the Shure SE846, Moondrop Blessing 3, and Dunu SA6 (all very well reviewed). Plus all custom IEMs use plastic or resin materials. Are they inherently worse than an IEM with a metal enclosure? I don't believe so.

          It would matter in a speaker, because they produce exponentially more sound pressure than an earphone ever could. But for earphones, the enclosure matters less than you think.

  • Better than moondrop chu 2, 7hz, salnotes zero 2?

    • +1

      Hard to say…audio is hugely depending on personal preferences. For example the reviews do say this Ti v3 model is a bit bass heavy…which is not for me.

  • +1

    periodicaudio.com looks to be hacked by the way. I just got automatically redirected to qltuh[dot]canopusacrux[dot]top - beware of visiting the site.

    N.B: just because you didn't get redirected, it doesn't mean the site isn't hacked. The script is smarter than to redirect everyone, every time.

    Also, their 3.5mm to USB-C is another $79

    • Hmmmm…doesn't say which DAC chip is used another reason to avoid.

  • They also have westone audio pro x20 for half price at $214.50, anyone has experience with it?


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