Blue is historically known for its retro looking microphones, and has been featured in various movies and TV shows, including the highly rated Empire TV series by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong. Blue’s headphones are frequently spotted on Jamal Lyon (Jussie Smollett) in several episodes.
Ella is the flagship headphone in Blue’s 2nd generation headphones. In addition to Blue’s trademark hinged headband and unique retro styling, Ella features planar magnetic drivers, and built-in Amplifier.
Sound is definitely one of the strengths of Ella, and it is tremendously energizing and detailed. No wonder Blue’s headphones have been commonly used in recording studios where accuracy and minute details are crucial.
With a built-in Amp, its bulk becomes apparent, making Ella to be more suitable for home or studio use. It is quite comfortable for long listening session however, just don’t expect it to be portable.
Blue’s 2nd generation headphone lineup is summarized as below:
Other planar magnetic headphones: