The GHOST utilizes an all new and innovative 40mm Sapphire dynamic driver. The foundation of the driver is a new diaphragm consisting of cermet (ceramic-metal composite) layered on a thermoplastic polymer film stabilizer.
After numerous testing for composition makeup, we selected a particular mix of titanium alloy and polymer ceramic oxide for the cermet, which is then plated through magnetron sputtering. While incredibly painstaking, the vacuum magnetron sputtering process plates 30 even layers of our cermet molecule by molecule to achieve ultra-thin, yet extremely precise 180 nanometer thin sheets, which is then cut up to form our diaphragm.
The resulting sapphire diaphragm has been extensively tested and measured with a high average density of 1.4 g/cm3, young’s modulus of 7.45 Pa, driver reflex of 2301 ns, and an internal damping factor of 0.032. In comparison, the same polymer film plated with nickel only measured with a Young’s modulus of 5.82 Pa, reflex of 2002 ns, and internal damping factor of 0.029, while graphene plating measured with a Young’s modulus of 6.21 Pa, reflexibility of 2162 ns, and internal damping factor of 0.027. Details of our findings can be read in our upcoming report.
All new and innovative 40mm Sapphire dynamic driver consisting of cermet (ceramic-metal composite) layered on a thermoplastic polymer film stabilizer.
Our foremost goal with project GHOST has been to redefine our tonal balance for headphones and match it with uncompromising audio quality.
GHOST’s tuning has been calibrated to match the acoustics of the human ear’s auricle and pinna.
The open-back design allows natural airflow across the outer acoustic cavity of the driver.
A New Chapter for THIEAUDIO’s Headphone Lineup
The GHOST is a new precedent for THIEAUDIO’s headphone audio engineering. Our foremost goal with project GHOST has been to redefine our tonal balance for headphones and match it with uncompromising audio quality. To achieve this, we have completely redesigned the acoustic airflow of dynamic drivers and their acoustic cavity to finely adjust the pressure across the diaphragm membrane. After countless miniscule acoustic tuning modifications, we have achieved a tonal balance that perfectly matches the perceived hearing of the human ear at every frequency interval.
Of particular note, the GHOST's tuning has been calibrated to match the acoustics of the human ear’s auricle and pinna. This delivers a vibrant and crisp bite to every instrumental and vocal note, without any harshness or sharpness. The mids have been tuned to be natural, yet not sterile. Our careful engineering has achieved an ever slightly warm texture and lushness to the body of instruments and fullness in vocals, all while staying clear from any signs of bloating or muddying in the mids. The bass is rich, but not overpowering in order to maintain the natural tonal balance.
For users desiring a bass-dominant presence, a simple swap for thicker ear pads can provide all of the bass one can desire. This lends an incredible versatility for the GHOST, which presents a professional natural tuning, with the option to occasionally provide a fun and bass-heavy ride.
A key goal for project GHOST was to deliver the most natural sound possible in a headphone context. In order to achieve this, we have opted for an open-back headphone design. The open-back design allows natural airflow across the outer acoustic cavity of the driver. This provides greater driver for the driver, as well as peripheral perception for the listener. GHOST's open-back design delivers a life-like stage presence to every song and successfully mimics the full audio experience of listening to stereo speakers.
THIEAUDIO was established in 2019 as a creative endeavor of Linsoul Audio. Our team is composed of only a handful of dedicated engineers and enthusiasts from China, South Korea, Mexico, and Singapore that have come together to craft the finest audio solutions. THIEAUDIO’s goal has always been to deliver the best audio quality at transparent price points for everyone to enjoy. Our innovative work throughout the few, but fruitful years have revolutionized the global industry and have set new standards as to the audio quality that should be expected in the market. THIEAUDIO’s milestones in the global industry include our in-ear monitor lineup such as the Monarch, Monarch MKII, and the V16 Divinity, while our headphones, like the Phantom, have been beloved by many DIY enthusiasts. Our team is dedicated to continue the pursuit of achieving paramount audio performance and sharing it for all to enjoy.
40mm Sapphire Composite Dynamic Driver
Interchangeable 3.5mm wire
EAR PADS DIMENSIONS
Oval shape with a width of 11cm and a length of 9cm
Overall great headphones. Build quality pretty good. can't really find a flaw to it.
What a fantastic headphone, punches way above its price tag. Like others have said it feels a bit flimsy/plastic but once on your head they just come alive with a great sound. So pleased that I took the plunge and purchased these.
It's an excellent choice for someone who is looking for a good open back headphone that is also affordable.
I drank the Zeos cool aide! Bought them and the 109 pro pads! Now enjoying these immensely!!
Without doubt, for their price, the Ghost are a ridiculously capable headphone. I would strongly recommend these to anyone who already owns 5+ pairs of headphones & is interested in experiencing their music collection in 'chill' mode but there are a few notes of caution:
Firstly, you have to go in knowing that regardless of what anyone may say or price, no single headphone can do it all, your experience will differ depending on audio source; genre of music, how it is recorded, your ear size and how you hear.
Secondly, I would strongly advice an extensive 'breaking in' period (1 week minimum), as out of the box they only hint at how good they can perform.
Thirdly, do not expect industry leading robust fit & finish; they are not flimsy by any standard but as with most headphones you have to treat them with respect. I personally use them as 'in home' headphones.
In conclusion, what other reviewers have said about the Ghost on Linsoul is pretty much spot on but I would also add that when you consider price to performance, think of the Ghost as the natural evolution of the Koss KPH30i (clears).
Element of HD600, Meze 109 pro, and Sure 1840, blended into something truly hifi at an actual reasonable price. Looks like Sure pads will fit them too. The Meze pads are highway robbery.
These headphones are a good value, for those not wanting to shell out $500+ or more for high quality sound. They offer excellent sound reproduction, comfort during extended listening and good construction quality. My only negative comment relates to the length of the cable. While well-suited for on the go phone / DAP listening, it is too short for most critical home / desktop listening environments. Another 12” - 18” would be much better. Even at their modest cost, they represent the best headphones I’ve purchased in my audio equipment hobby life. I highly recommend to anyone looking for good sound quality at a reasonable cost.
It is very good it out performs my Sennheiser hd 650
Out of the box, this works great as an everyday headphone. Lightweight, comfy and easy listening. Materials give a sense of durability too. With some mods, especially to the pad, you get a different sound with more details so that's a plus. Would recommend to someone looking to get into the hobby or just want simple desktop listening solution.
With the right amp it produces that wideness goodness. Loves analogue. Takes a while to break in. A bit flimsy for the price but the sound is worth it.
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