Audeze EL-8 Open Back


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Audeze (pronounced like 'odyssey') are commonly referred to as one of the most innovative and prestigious headphone manufacturers in the world. The forefront of their production process consists of simple design philosophy; to 'remove the boundaries between artist and listener'. Audeze headphones incorporate a superlative combination of radical acoustic engineering, and alluringly beautiful craftsmanship to provide the audio enthusiast with a luxuriously comfortable listening experience, complete with every potential microdynamic left uncompromised. 

Audeze headphones use state-of-the-art methods of reproducing sound to a stunning level of accuracy, making them an unrivalled medium in achieving the most transparent audio reproduction possible. Adored by the most demanding audiophiles, professional engineers and music producers, the Audeze models act as the ideal reference.  

The EL-8 range builds upon Audeze's long-standing design philosophy of offering a truly superior headphone model, while integrating this level of quality and audio authority into a more portable and more price accessible package. The EL-8 is lightweight and utilises newly enhanced technology, allowing for a compelling performance at home and on the move. They're designed to work beautifully with most modern portable media players and smart phones. With the EL- 8, you will find much of the tell tale signs of an Audeze product; superlative craftsmanship, classy wooden veneer accents and a meticulous level of attention to detail, both aesthetically and sonically. 

The EL-8 is available in both open and closed back constructions, depending on your preference or application. Those wishing to listen critically, and experience a vastly open and detailed sound would be better suited to the open back model. If you're planning to listen while commuting, and prefer a more intense dynamic and extended bass response - then the closed back would be the best option for you. The closed back alternative does not leak sound, allowing you to enjoy your music without being disturbed/disturbing others.



Style Open circumaural 
 Transducer type  Planar magnetic
 Magnetic structure Fluxor magnets 
 Magnet type Neodymium 
 Driver Size  100 mm
Maximum power handling  15W (for 200ms) 
 Maximum SPL >130dB 
 Frequency response 10Hz – 50kHz 
Total harmonic distortion  Less than 0.01% (1kHz, 1mW) 
 Impedance 30 ohms 
 Efficiency 102dB / 1mW 
Optimal power requirement 200mW – 4W
Weight 460g

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