The Audeze EL-8 open-back headphones is the clear choice for anyone looking for audiophile and pro-grade sound. Audiophiles worldwide rave about the quality and clarity of sound in this portable, over-the-ear headphone.
Audeze's Open-Back vs Closed-Back Headphones
Open-back headphones are useful if you need to remain aware of your external surroundings. They do not block out ambient noise and allow audio leakage out of the earpieces. However, some open-back models can often sound more airy, clear or spacious versus their closed counterparts.
Closed-back headphones will isolate you from external ambient noise to varying degrees. Large closed-back headphones with bigger earcups typically deliver a bit more isolation than smaller-sized closed models. Closed-back headphones are designed minimize the music leaking out of the earpieces - which will happen with open-back headphones.
Acoustically engineered for accuracy
Audeze’s innovative planar magnetic technology delivers astonishingly clear and accurate sound.
Diaphragms thinner than a human hair
Audeze uses space-age materials in a near weightless diaphragm that’s three times larger than typical headphones for fast response times, dramatically reduced distortion, higher resolution and improved imaging.
Near zero distortion
Patented Uniforce voice-coil technology delivers a uniform driving force across the entire diaphragm for near zero distortion.
Nearly double the magnetic driving force
Patented Fluxor Magnet Arrays focus the magnetic flux nearly doubling the power driving the diaphragm for even lower distortion and greater accuracy.
Patented Fazor Elements guide internal headphone soundwaves to avoid resonance producing a more accurate waveform.
Engineered and handcrafted in Audeze's California factory
The sturdy aluminum frame is built to last a lifetime, the earpads and headband are handcrafted with luxurious faux leather for best sound and maximum comfort. The headband fits everyone and contributes to superb long-term comfort. The EL-8 is made at our Southern California factory and engineered to immerse you in sound.
Cutting-edge industrial design by BMW’s i8 team
Audeze's strategic partner Designworks, a BMW group subsidiary, provided the industrial design for the EL-8. Audeze combines their cutting-edge designs with our own advanced planar magnetic technologies to create an astonishingly accurate sounding headphone with a custom aluminum frame and unique floating headband to provide maximum comfort over long listening sessions.
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
Fluxor magnetic arrays
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: <0.1% (1kHz, 1mW)
Impedance: 30 ohms
Efficiency: 102dB / 1mW
Optimal power requirement: 200mW – 4W
Audeze EL-8 Open-Back Over Ear Headphones (Black)
2m (6.56 feet) Audeze headphone cable
3.5mm to 1/4in stereo adapter
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