CES 2015: Audeze Has Your Ears Covered
Audeze, the USA-based manufacturer of magnetic planar headphones, has delighted the audiophile headphone market yet again with the announcement of a new innovative pair of headphones at CES 2015: The EL-8.
Available in both open back and closed back variations for a wide variety of applications, the EL-8 headphones feature the company’s patent-pending single-sided Fluxor magnets to save weight while achieving a magnetic flux density comparable to the flagship LCD line of headphones, to deliver a frequency response of 10 to 50,000 Hz with an impedance of 30 ohms. Like the LCD series, the EL-8s also feature Fazors for focusing the sound, and a new patent-pending uniforce diaphragm to virtually eliminate all the breakup modes common in other headphones. The industrial design was provided by BMW DesignWorks.
To accompany these new headphones, Audeze is also releasing the Deckard, a dedicated headphone amp and 16-32 bit USB DAC with support for up to 384 kHz (192 kHz limited on Windows devices). It does not play back DSD files, but it can be used as a line-level preamp that can deliver up to 795mW of power into a 33 ohm load, and drive headphones rated as high as 600 ohms. The industrial design for the DAC headphone amplifier was also provided by BMW Designworks.