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EL-8 Open-Back Headphone

The EL-8 is the clear choice for anyone looking for audiophile and pro-grade sound. Users worldwide rave about the quality and clarity of sound in this portable, over-the-ear headphone.


Description

Audeze’s origins go back to 2008 when founders Sankar Thiagasamudram and Alexander Rosson met engineer Pete Uka who developed specialized flexible circuit materials for NASA. They quickly realized the material might be perfect for headphones. That’s when Dragoslav Colich, who has 30+ years’ experience in designing planar drivers, joined the team as CTO to create the LCD-1 headphone.

Then we created the legendary, award-winning LCD-2 and LCD-3 headphones, and the higher-efficiency LCD-X and XC models. More recently, we made planar magnetic technology accessible to a wider audience with the EL-8, SINE and iSINE series headphones. Audeze turned to their strategic partner Designworks, a BMW Group Subsidiary, for the cutting-edge industrial design for the new headphones as well as the Deckard DAC/Amplifier.

Audeze feature proprietary planar magnetic designs with extremely thin-film driver materials and powerful custom magnets. Planars overcome many limitations inherent in typical cone drivers; our lightweight diaphragms are, for example, faster and more responsive than heavier moving-coil or dome drivers. Planar magnetic diaphragm also have a voice-coil circuit spread across the diaphragm surface. The diaphragm’s voice-coil circuit interacts with the magnetic field to produce an electromagnetic force that moves the diaphragm back and forth creating the sound you hear when energized by an audio signal.

Features

Planar magnetic drivers for better dynamics and frequency response
Premium faux leather for style and durability
Sleek contemporary design by DesignWorksUSA a BMW group company
Light weight and folds flat for ultimate portability

Audeze Technology

Fazor™ elements
Fluxor™ magnetic arrays
Uniforce™ diaphragms

Package Includes

2m (6.56 feet) Audeze headphone cable
3.5mm to 1/4in stereo adapter

Style Over-ear, open-back
Transducer type Planar magnetic
Magnetic structure Fluxor™ magnet array
Phase management FAZOR
Magnet type Neodymium N50
Diaphragm type Ultra-thin Uniforce™
Transducer size 100 mm
Maximum power handling 15W
Maximum SPL >130dB
Frequency response 10Hz – 50kHz
THD <0.1% @ 100dB
Impedance 30 ohms
Sensitivity 102 dB/1mw (at Drum Reference Point)
Power requirement >100mW
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