Audeze - EL-8 Open Back Planar Magnetic Headphones with In-Line Mic and Control Cable for iPhone/iPod/iPad - Pro-Grade Sound Quality Plus Maximum Comfort - Made in USA
Audeze started in 2008 in a garage (of course!) when its founders came across a revolutionary flexible circuit material developed for NASA. Realizing this could be a great advance in planar magnetic technology, they first started to make pro audio PA speakers, but dropped this project and started making headphones – the LCD-1.
Taking this first headphone to the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, it was a tremendous hit, and that success launched the company. Hanging on that garage wall was the 2001 Space Odyssey poster, and that inspired the company’s name. The founders wanted a name that had something to do with a “journey through audio,” so Odyssey would be perfect, and that’s how the name Audeze (pronounced “odyssey”) was born.
AUDEZE'S PLANAR MAGNETIC TECHNOLOGY
- We use space-age materials in a near weightless diaphragm that’s four times larger than typical headphones for fast response times, higher resolution and improved imaging, and dramatically reduced distortion.
- Patented Uniforce voice-coil technology delivers a uniform driving force across the entire diaphragm for near zero distortion.
- 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.
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The world’s most advanced planar magnetic headphone. Featuring patent-pending Fluxor and Uniforce technologies, the EL-8 is the clear choice for anyone looking for audiophile sound.
Cutting-edge industrial design by BMW’s i8 team
Our strategic partner Designworks, a BMW group subsidiary, provided the industrial design for the SINE. 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.
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.