Dan Clark Audio - E3

Closed Back Headphones
Sale price₹ 189,999 Regular priceMRP: ₹ 219,999

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Warranty & Services

Don't sweat it, this Dan Clark Audio - E3 comes with a 2 Year warranty from Dan Clark Audio that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about Dan Clark Audio's warranty in India.

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Why Dan Clark Audio is Special


Designed in USA

Established & Reputed

Trust us, our reputation in the audio world speaks for itself!

This headphone or gear comes from a well-respected brand known for its high-quality audio equipment, so you can be confident in your purchase.

If you see a product marked as “🎖️ Established & Reputed”, it means you're getting a top-tier device from a brand that's earned its stripes in the audio industry.


A masterpiece from the experts who know audio inside and out!

This headphone or gear is crafted by specialists who know their stuff, ensuring every detail is perfect.

If you see a product marked as “🌟 Specialist”, it means you're choosing a device designed by experts who specialize in creating this specific category of device.


Born in 2012

Why we love this Headphone

I Am Worth It

Only for the most passionate and discerning audiophiles who want the very best.

Audiophiles desire class-defining products that not only meet their needs but truly blows their expectation in quality and performance.

If you see a product marked with “👑 I Am Worth It," rest assured that it's a timeless investment. Its value cannot be measured with ordinary benchmarks and is an indulgence only for a select few.

Serious Audiophiles Only

Diving deeper into exploring the hobby is never enough.

If you're an audiophile on a hunt for a device that meets your high standards, this is one such headphone or gear designed for discerning audiophiles like you in mind.

If you see a product marked with “🦈 Serious Audiophiles Only" we assure you that this device can match your depth of knowledge and expertise to take your passion for audio to the next level.

Our Team's Favourite

Cause after all, we are audiophiles first!

This headphone or gear has won the hearts of our team, standing out as a top pick among our gurus.

If you see products marked as “💙 Our Team’s Favourite”, you're choosing a product that’s been tested, loved, and enthusiastically recommended by our team, giving you confidence that it’s a standout choice!

For Audiophiles On-the-Go

Are you an audiophile looking to carry your music with you wherever you go?

This headphone or gear is portable and is designed to deliver top-notch audio quality on the move, ensuring your favourite tracks sound their best no matter where you are.

If you see a product marked "🛺 For Audiophiles On-the-Go", it means this product is perfectly portable, turning every journey into a musical adventure with studio-quality sound!

Balanced Output

Upgrading from single-ended to balanced can be the easiest way to improve your sound.

This DAC, Amp or Hi-Res player offers a balanced output, ensuring pristine audio quality with minimised interference and enhanced clarity for your listening pleasure.

If you see a product marked as "⚖️ Balanced Output”, get ready for a symphony of crystal-clear tunes, free from any unwanted noise drama!

Upgradeable Cable

Not happy with your current cable? Swap it out!

If you're searching for an in-ear monitor with a detachable design, these IEMs fit the bill.

If you see an IEM marked with "🔌 Upgradeable Cable," it means it comes with a detachable cable. You can easily swap or upgrade the cable, allowing for customization or maintenance whenever you desire.

Why it Sounds Amazing


Planar Magnetic Driver

Balanced Sound Signature

Perfectly Balanced, Accurately Presented.

This headphone or gear delivers a perfectly balanced audio profile, with highs, mids, and lows in sweet equilibrium.

If you see products marked as “⚖️ Balanced Sound Signature”, you’re set to enjoy a well-rounded listening experience where no single element overpowers the others, making your music sound just as the artist intended.

Ultra-Wide Sound stage

Do you wish to bring the concert hall to your ears?

This headphone or gear offers an ultra-wide soundstage, giving your music a spacious and immersive feel as if you're right there in the middle of a live performance.

If you see a product marked with "😳 Ultra-Wide Soundstage," it means this product is designed to deliver expansive audio, making your listening experience feel grand and enveloping, perfect for those who love a broad and detailed sound.

Crisp Vocals & Instruments

Vocals and Instruments sound too good, its like a warm hug.

This headphone or gear excels at delivering clear, clean vocals and instruments, making every sound pop.

If you see products marked as “🍿 Crisp Vocals & Instruments”, prepare for an audio experience where every word and note is perfectly articulated, letting you enjoy your music with pristine clarity and detail.

Thick Bass / Kickass Bass

There are some headphones that just knock your socks off with high and impactful bass. There’s only one way to describe it - Kickass.

This headphone or gear is engineered to deliver powerful and thumping bass that adds an extra punch to your music, making every beat come alive.

If you see a product marked with "💣 Kickass Bass", it means this device is perfect for bass enthusiasts for an immersive audio experience that will make your music feel more intense and impactful.

Sharp & Precise Details

Are you a lover of sharp and precise details in your music?

This headphone or gear delivers meticulous and accurate details in your audio, ideal for those who prioritise precise sound reproduction.

If you see a product marked with "📌 Sharp & Precise Details", it means this device excels in capturing fine nuances and intricacies in your music, ensuring a high level of clarity and fidelity.

Layered and Nuanced Sound

Imagine sitting on the second row of a music hall. Instruments should sound like they are coming from different places on the stage - Layered and nuanced.

This headphone or gear is designed to deliver a rich, detailed audio experience, with every note and subtlety coming through crystal clear.

If you see a product marked with "🍰 Layered and Nuanced Sound," it means this device is crafted to provide an intricate soundscape, perfect for audiophiles who appreciate the depth and complexity in their music.

Needs Amplification

I need more power to thrive.

This headphone or gear shines brightest with a bit of extra power. It’s designed to deliver top-notch performance when paired with an amplifier, giving you that full, rich sound you crave.

If you see a product marked as "🚂 Needs Amplification", it means this device is built to excel with an amp, ensuring you get the most out of your music with enhanced volume and clarity. Perfect for audiophiles who love their sound big and bold.


Dan Clark Audio introduced the world to an innovative acoustic metamaterial tuning system and has launched its following lineup of closed-back headphones, the E3. The Dan Clark Audio E3 combines meticulous tuning and state-of-the-art engineering to achieve an open-back listening experience in a closed headphone. It is equipped with an all-new 5th-generation driver and Dan Clark Audio’s pioneering AMTS, with which the E3 delivers a dedicated flagship performance. Dan Clark Audio has incorporated all the technological and ergonomic achievements of the brand's flagship headphones at a more accessible price range. The Dan Clark Audio E3 is available in a striking black and blue aesthetic and ergonomic shape, with Gorilla Glass 3-clad cups just a preview of the exciting upgrade.



The all-new 5th-generation planar magnetic driver is accommodated in the E3 to provide high-fidelity audio in your music listening experience. Dan Clark Audio has selected this driver unit to provide the smoothest, richest and most detailed sound in your music listening experience. This innovative diaphragm is developed for tensioning systems that serve a more uniform and consistent performance, with lower distortion and enhanced consistency in your audio. Dan Clark Audio has extensively optimized the E3 planar driver, with the new diaphragm materials combined with highly optimized V-Planar knurling to deliver a remarkably smooth frequency response with low distortion throughout your listening range. These new planar magnetic drivers in E3 are coupled with AMTS to provide exceptionally high-res sound without fatiguing distortions and rough frequency response. The Dan Clark Auduo E3 delivers an impedance of 27ohms, sensitivity up to~90 dB/mW and distortion up to < 0.1% ref 80dB white noise.



Dan Clark Audio has featured the E3 with a critical tuning circuit, the Acoustic Metamaterial Tuning System (AMTS). This acoustic system is also found in the TOTL multi-award-winning Stealth, Expanse, and Corina headphones. Dan Clark Audio not only incorporated this groundbreaking technology in E3, which is available in this price section but also has used a new mode of implementation of this technology. The AMTS is a patent pending inline device placed between the transducer and ear that integrates waveguides, diffusion control, and resonators into one compact structure that eliminates standing waves while giving you complete control of the high-frequency response profile. This new E3 AMTS aims to reduce sensitivity and provides a seal for a more consistent bass in your music listening experience.



The Dan Clark Audio is not merely engineered to deliver the best listening experience to you but also serves the aesthetic feel with its design. The E3 takes advantage of every ergonomic trick Dan Clark Audio has developed, including the acclaimed self-adjusting headband suspension system from Stealth and Expanse and the convenient, stylish folding gimbals that make E3 a conveniently compact travel headphone. The earcups are crafted with a carbon-aluminium bonded design, while the body is constructed of titanium. The simple ergonomic design also features a protection shield (exterior) of the all-new Gorilla Glass 3 finish on the cups. The Gorilla Glass 3 crafted in the E3 is a thin sheet of alkali-aluminosilicate that makes the glass stiffer and more scratch and break-resistant, and the styling of the pattern under the glass evokes the mesh of an open-back headphone, a design cue to highlight the exceptionally open-back listening experience E3 delivers.

2 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Dan Clark Audio - E3 comes with a 2 Year warranty from Dan Clark Audio that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about Dan Clark Audio's warranty in India.

Audiophile Excellence from USA

Founded in 2012 by Dan Clark, Dan Clark Audio (formerly MrSpeakers) embodies a journey fueled by a lifelong passion for audio. Beginning with a 3D printed headphone, the Alpha Dog, Dan's expertise and love for music led to the creation of world-class planar magnetic headphones, such as the award-winning ETHER. The transition to Dan Clark Audio marked a new era, with products like the Aeon 2 exemplifying the brand's commitment to superior sonic performance, comfort, and American-made quality, securing six patents along the way.

Pioneering innovation in the personal audio market, Dan Clark Audio stands as a leader in both open and closed-back planar headphones. The Aeon 2, a standout closed-back model, showcases the brand's dedication to immersive listening experiences. With a foundation rooted in balancing sonic excellence, comfort, and value, Dan Clark Audio continues to earn industry accolades, reflecting its commitment to delivering top-tier audio solutions with an unmistakable American touch.

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"It is more spacious sounding than any regular closed-back planar combined with a dynamic tuning that provides a lot of ‘joy’ for everyday listening. The E3 is the more natural choice for your next upgrade."

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"The design is pretty immaculate, with its glass plates in addition to the compact structure that Dan Clark Audio is known for. Everything about the headphone’s is exactly what Dan Clark Audio set out to do. "

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"Performance at every audible frequency, Self adjusting headband works brilliantly for me, Best designed cable connectors in the business, Pads don't induce sweat nor stick together"

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"The E3 has an extremely neutral tonal balance, with deep well-controlled sub-bass, you don’t feel like you are missing anything with the E3."

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"The definition and articulation at the bottom are a high point in the E3 listening experience, and the smooth mids and clarity in the top make for an enjoyable and comfortable listening experience."

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Bloom Audio

" E3 uses the combination of driver tech and innovations like AMTS to deliver great performance and a well-balanced sound. E3 is one of the best closed-backs on the market and very competitive."

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"The E3 is unquestionably Dan Clark’s most skillful closed-back headphone in its class. Those who like a thoroughly realistic and emotive sound, the E3 delivers it in spades."

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Dr.Manu.J.V. (Coimbatore)
Flabbergasted-6 Stars

The amount of Gratification or pleasure you get when you listen to these pair of Cans sincerely I don’t have words-Nirvana.

Take Thieaudio Monarch Mklll and marinate with honey and you get these

No frequency is escalated or subdued but presented in such clean,separated and spacious way as far as a closed back can get.

The will be the Best Closed Back-End Game for sure.

Thank God and Thank HPZ

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! We're delighted to hear that you had a great experience shopping with us! ️ We appreciate your support and look forward to serving you again!

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Prateek Saini (New Delhi)
Technically very good but sound fine

These are excellent headphones technically. They are also smooth to listen to, with no harshness. However on first review they came across as shouty & dry due to poor interconnect cable. ₹700 green ones I got from bajaao . Com. After switching to Schiit PYST snake oil (model name) cables I am getting a warminsh, detailed and smooth sound. The bass is still a little under-hitting but my Ragnarok 2 is under repair. Currently using Burson Soloist 3XP. They lack the sparkle you associate with planars, nor do they have the satisfying bass of a Stellia.

Original Review -
These headphones are very very resolving. The bass and dynamics are excellent. However they have a dry timbre and are firmly meant to study the music rather than enjoy it. The biggest problem though is that they can get very shouty easily. Because of that they are not suitable for loud listening. The vocals especially come across as overly loud. There is no harshness or distortion however. I could say they are an excellent headphone but with a sub optimal tuning. EQing these does not seem to help.

Dear valued customer,

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on the Dan Clark Audio - E3 headphones. We're glad to hear that you appreciate their bass and dynamics.

We understand your feedback about the dry timbre and shouty vocals, but we will definitely take your feedback into consideration for future improvements.

Thank you for choosing Dan Clark Audio. We hope you continue to enjoy your purchase.

G. (Mumbai)
Closed back Crown!

This is Summit-Fi closed back that sounds open and wide!
DCA E3 has class leading vocals, good bass slam when called for and a well done treble. Easy to drive bcos of low impedance but lower sensitivity means this will need some power & gain to shine.
Small quirks- Can get a bit shouty on certain tracks and overall texture of sound can come off as a bit dry.
Great overall packaging and accessories. Superbly built and comfy for long listening sessions.

This makes us really happy and we really appreciate the genuine feedback! We hope you had a comfortable shopping experience and thank you for the great review and ratings!

Pugazhendi P. (Thiruvananthapuram)
Dan Clark Audio - E3, amazing closed-back.

Actually, I have been owning a Meze Liric-1 (not the Liric-2) for a few years now. It has so many great qualities, but at times, I have always felt that something is missing. And then came DCA-E3. Several reviewers crowned it the closed-back king. So went for it impulsively and it is an amazing headphone for sure. There is something special about it, which connects you with music. It is holographic, precise, sweet mids and highs. Bass is quite superior, quality over quantity. Stellar wearing comfort. I think it is going to be my endgame closed back, hopefully...

Thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you had a positive experience shopping with us. ️ Your support means the world to us! We can't wait to serve you again soon. ✨

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