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Dan Clark Audio E3

Dan Clark Audio E3

New Closed-back Midrange Model

The Dan Clark Audio E3 represents a comprehensive redesign of the iconic Ether C Flow closed-back headphone.

Dan Clark Audio E3

Its sleek black and blue design, ergonomic shape, and Gorilla Glass 3-clad cups are just a few examples among a host of exciting upgrades the Dan Clark Audio E3 introduces to the brand’s midrange lineup.

This closed-back headphone offers DCA’s signature open-back listening experience as well as the advantages of closed-cup isolation. E3’s exceptional isolation creates a deep, immersive environment that showcases incredible realism through the company’s patent-pending Acoustic Metamaterial Tuning System (AMTS) and a fifth-generation driver. The result is a remarkably smooth tonal experience, abundant in detail, and featuring a vast, expansive soundstage devoid of any sense of enclosure.

E3 excels in delivering powerful performance when required, yet it delicately unravels the finest nuances in your most intricate recordings.

Comfort remains a top priority with E3, benefitting from DCA’s acclaimed self-adjusting headband and ergonomic design for extended listening pleasure.

Dan Clark Audio E3

A New Benchmark

By offering top-notch sound and comfort at midrange prices, DCA has established a new benchmark in midrange headphone performance, marking E3 as one of their most significant projects to date, bringing unparalleled top-tier performance to a broader audience.

Key to E3’s excellence is the enhanced AMTS tuning system, previously exclusive to the premium Stealth, Expanse, and Corina models. E3 not only brings this exceptional technology to a more accessible headphone but also employs a new implementation method tailored for each headphone, ensuring an exceptional listening experience.

The all-new fifth-generation planar-magnetic driver in E3 delivers an exceptionally smooth, rich, and detailed experience. Through extensive research and development, DCA has optimized the driver’s performance to provide low distortion and a level of detail comparable to top-of-the-line electrostatics.

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The Dual-Mode Bass Port, another DCA innovation in E3, offers unparalleled control over the bass response, ensuring a balanced, impactful bass without any unwanted resonance.

In terms of sound, E3’s fifth-generation driver and AMTS offer a remarkable blend of delicacy, nuance, and explosive dynamics across various music genres. Its expansive soundstage competes with the finest open-back headphones in terms of depth, width, and imaging.

Comfort remains a focal point at Dan Clark Audio, as seen in E3’s ergonomic design and the use of Gorilla Glass 3 on the cups, which not only enhances durability but also highlights the open-back listening experience.

The E3 represents DCA’s commitment to delivering an exciting sonic experience while paying equal attention to design and comfort. Its balanced soundstage, powerful bass, smooth midrange, and detailed highs ensure an engaging and fatigue-free listening experience, making it an incredibly enjoyable headphone across all music genres.

Dan Clark Audio E3

Availability and Price

The Dan Clark Audio E3 is available for a suggested retail price of 1999$.


The stated retail price of the reviewed device is valid as of the time of the review and is subject to change.