Audeze EL-8 - Planar Magnetic Headphones with iOS Inline Mic Cable (Closed-Back)

Audeze EL-8 - Planar Magnetic Headphones with iOS Inline Mic Cable (Closed-Back)

Audeze EL-8 - Planar Magnetic Headphones with iOS Inline Mic Cable (Closed-Back)

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Audeze EL-8 - Planar Magnetic Headphones with iOS Inline Mic Cable (Closed-Back)

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Product Highlights

  • Planar Magnetic Transducers
  • Neodymium Magnet
  • Fluxor Magnetic Structure
  • Closed Circumaural Design
  • Frequency Response: 10 Hz to 50 kHz
  • Fazor Technology Focuses the Sound
  • Uniforce Diaphragm for Reduced Modes
  • Includes Standard Headphone Cable
  • Includes iOS Inline Mic Cable
  • 1/8" to 1/4" Adapter
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Audeze EL-8 overview

  • 1Description

The closed-back version of the EL-8 from Audeze is a flexible, lightweight Planar Magnetic Headphone designed to isolate the listener and reduce ambient noise. The headphones are sensitive enough to be driven directly by portable players, recorders, and smartphones, or can be used with an external amplifier.

Featuring the company's patent-pending single-sided Fluxor magnets, which reduces weight while still achieving a magnetic flux density comparable to the LCD series of headphones, the EL-8 delivers a frequency response of 10 Hz to 50 kHz into a 30-ohm load. Instead of utilizing traditional dynamic cone drivers, the headphones implement a neodymium planar magnetic transducer design. Planar magnetic technology differs from traditional dynamic cone designs by suspending a thin lightweight diaphragm within a parallel magnetic plane comprised of an array of magnets. The diaphragm is much lighter when compared to a traditional dynamic cone and has a printed circuit spread across a thin-film substrate on the surface of the diaphragm as opposed to a cone attached to a voice coil. When the audio signal from the amplifier reaches the circuit, it magnetizes the diaphragm within the field and produces sound.

The benefits of a planar magnetic design include faster transient response due to the lighter diaphragm, a wide frequency with low distortion, better heat dissipation, fewer moving parts for greater durability without the kind of sonic degradation that cones are susceptible to, and better amplifier compatibility because the circuit functions as an almost entirely resistive load.

The magnetic structure creates a uniform magnetic field across the diaphragm without the need for additional ferromagnetic material traditionally found in other planar headphones to remove magnetic interference, reduce harmonic distortion, and lower overall weight. The headphones also feature Audeze's patent-pending Fazor elements that guide and manage the flow of sound through the earcups for a more enveloping sound stage and improved frequency extension. These headphones utilize a patent-pending Uniforce diaphragm that virtually eliminates all the breakup modes that are common in more traditional designs. The EL-8 ships with a 1/8" to 1/4" adapter, standard headphone cable, and iOS inline microphone cable.

In the Box
Audeze EL-8 - Planar Magnetic Headphones with iOS Inline Mic Cable (Closed-Back)
  • 6.5' Headphone Cable
  • iOS Inline Mic Cable
  • 1/8" to 1/4" Adapter
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Audeze EL-8 specs

    Type Closed
    Transducer Planar magnetic
    Magnet Fluxor
    Magnet Composition Neodymium
    Driver Size 3.94" (100.00 mm)
    Maximum Power Handling 15 W (for 200 ms)
    Maximum SPL >130 dB
    Frequency Response 10 to 50 kHz
    Total Harmonic Distortion <0.1% (1 kHz, 1 mW)
    Impedance 30 Ohms
    Efficiency 102 dB/ 1 mW
    Power Requirement 200 mW to 4 W
    Dimensions Not specified by the manufacturer
    Weight 16.9 oz (480.0 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.2 x 11.2 x 9.5"

    Audeze EL-8 reviews

    EL-8 - Planar Magnetic Headphones with iOS Inline Mic Cable (Closed-Back) is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Wooden Inlays Gave Me A Rash. ( I May Be Allergic ) The Headphones Sound Great, No Distortion, Nice Balance ( If Recording Is Mastered Well, Bad Is Not. I Noticed The Day After Christmas That I Had Started Getting A Rash Around My Neck, While Wearing It Around My Neck During Down Time. I May Be Allergic To The Wooden Inlays. Other Wise Great Sound. These Will Be Returned.. These Were A Christmas Gift From My Dad.
    Date published: 2016-12-26
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