Audeze EL-8 Planar Magnetic Headphones (Open-Back)

Audeze EL-8 Headphones and Shure SHA900 Portable Amplifier Kit (Open-Back)

Audeze EL-8 Headphones and Shure SHA900 Portable Amplifier Kit (Open-Back)

B&H # AU200E81212K (B&H Kit)
Audeze EL-8 Headphones and Shure SHA900 Portable Amplifier Kit (Open-Back)

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  • Planar Magnetic Open-Back Headphones
  • SHA900 Portable Listening Amplifier
  • Leather Amplifier Case
  • UHC-725 Universal Headphone Case
  • HS-100 HeadStand Headphone Stand
  • Standard Audio Cable with 1/8" Jack
  • 1/4" Stereo Headphone Adapter
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Audeze EL-8 overview

  • 1Description

The open-back Audeze EL-8 Headphones and Shure SHA900 Portable Amplifier Kit from B&H includes the Audeze EL-8 Planar Magnetic Headphones, a Shure SHA900 Portable Listening Amplifier, a Shure Leather Amplifier Case, an Auray UHC-725 Universal Headphone Case, and a Just Mobile HS-100 HeadStand headphone stand. In addition, a standard audio cable with a 1/8" mini-jack connector and a 1/4" headphone adapter are also included.

The headphones are designed for professional mixing, mastering, and reference-level personal Hi-Fi listening. Their diaphragms produce faster response times and reduce distortion with a higher resolution because they are so thin. They also deliver improved imaging and nearly double the power driving the diaphragm for better accuracy.

Furthermore, the SHA900 from Shure is a stand-alone portable listening amplifier that is designed to deliver high-resolution audio to on-the-go audiophiles and enthusiasts. Featuring a USB digital-to-analog converter (DAC) that converts analog or digital audio, the amplifier can handle resolution up to 24-bit/96 kHz and has controls for quick and easy navigation. A four-band parametric EQ with five presets and four customizable settings are available to maximize audio playback.

This B&H kit comes with all the accessories needed for transporting and connecting Audeze's EL-8 headphones, and it is for keeping your desk clear and neat as you enjoy your music.

  • Audeze EL-8 Planar Magnetic Headphones (Open-Back)

    The open-back version of the Audeze EL-8 Planar Magnetic Headphones are designed for reference level personal Hi-Fi listening when connected to a low-powered external headphone amplifier or portable device. The headphones are sensitive enough to be driven by portable music players such as iPods, iPhones, and other smartphones. They feature the company's patent-pending single-sided Fluxor magnets to reduce weight while still achieving a magnetic flux density comparable to the LCD series of headphones to deliver a frequency response of 10 to 50,000 Hz 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. They come with a 1/8" to 1/4" adapter. The industrial design was provided by BMW DesignWorks.

    UPC: 819343010481
  • Shure SHA900 - Portable Listening Amplifier

    The SHA900 from Shure is a premium, stand-alone portable listening amplifier designed to deliver high-resolution audio to "on-the-go" audiophiles and audio enthusiasts. The unit features a USB digital-to-analog converter (DAC) that converts analog or digital audio from portable digital audio sources or computers at resolutions up to 24-bit/96 kHz. With a headphone impedance range of 6 to 600 ohms and multiple output gain structures, the SHA900 is optimized to power any model earphone or headphone. Streamlined controls allow for quick and easy navigation, while the enhanced audio control features an on-board four-band parametric EQ with five presets and four customizable setting to maximize audio playback fidelity. The SHA900 can process digital audio via micro-USB, analog via direct line in, or bypass entirely for a pure analog signal without conversion.

    The front-panel display provides easy monitoring of input source, input level meter, battery level, output volume and EQ settings. The premium housing is constructed from elegantly machined aluminum, while power is provided from an integrated rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery that can be conveniently charged from the included wall charger, or via USB when streaming audio from a computer. Compatible with iOS and Android devices, the SHA900 ships with Lightning and OTG cables, as well as two 1/8" / 3.5 mm cables, an airline adapter, a attenuator, a 1/4" / 6.35 adapter, two security bands, and a microfiber cleaning cloth.

    • Connects to digital (USB) and analog audio sources
    • Supports up to 24-bit, 96 kHz digital audio
    • Factory and custom user presets
    • 4-band Parametric EQ features five preset settings and four customizable settings to maximize audio playback fidelity
    • Input pad
    • Enhanced Audio Control provides additional user-friendly options to maximize audio playback fidelity
    • Streamlined controls for quick and simple navigation throughout the SHA900 settings
    • Multiple output gain structures optimized for both headphones and earphones
    • Integrated USB rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery can conveniently charged from provided wall charger or computer, even when streaming USB audio from computer
    • Compatible with Mac, PC, iOS and Android devices via included accessory assortment, featuring Micro-B to Lightning and Micro-B OTG cables
    • Premium Shure fit and finish and construction featuring an elegantly machined aluminum housing, manufactured to exacting Shure quality standards
    UPC: 042406469777
  • Shure Leather Amplifier Case for KSE1500 Earphone System & SHA900 Amplifier

    The Leather Amplifier Case for KSE1500 Earphone System & SHA900 Amplifier from Shure is a carrying case that is designed to fit the KSE1500 Electrostatic Earphone System and the SHA900 Listening Amplifier. It is made of leather and is ideal for safely carrying your audiophile Shure headphone amplifier and earphone system.

    UPC: 042406469692
  • Auray UHC-725 Universal Headphone Case

    Molded out of rigid EVA plastic, the UHC-725 Universal Headphone Case from Auray is designed to protect studio headphones from bumps or impacts during transport. The case, which fits most studio headphones, features a soft nylon interior, while its durable nylon covering is resistant to both tears and abrasions. Located inside the case is a removable zippered pocket held in place by touch-tab fasteners, should you need a handy place to store accessories. Comparably lightweight at 10.4 oz, the UHC-725 also sports a carry strap for further ease of transport.

    Protects Most Studio Headphones
    This case is sized to fit and protect the headphones of many brands, such as Sennheiser, Audio-Technica, Sony, and Senal
    Durable Materials
    Rigid EVA-plastic molding shields your headphones from bumps and impacts, while the nylon interior provides a soft cradle
    Interior Storage
    Should you need to transport SD cards, adapters, flash drives, or other accessories, you can do so inside the case's interior zippered pocket, which is affixed to the inside via touch-tab fasteners
    UPC: 847628595491
  • Just Mobile HS-100 HeadStand Headphone Stand (Black)

    The black HS-100 HeadStand Headphone Stand from Just Mobile is a desktop headphone stand for hanging your favorite headphones. Engineered from aluminum, the HeadStand keeps your headphones in close reach. The HeadStand's dual-layered aluminum base even features a storage space to coil your headphone cable around to keep your desk clear and neat.

    Hangs headphones and keeps them in easy reach
    Design allows headphone cable to be coiled around base
    Precision engineered from aluminum
    UPC: 885335167754
  • Audeze EL-8 Planar Magnetic Headphones (Open-Back)
    Type Open
    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 50,000 Hz
    Total Harmonic Distortion <0.1% (1 kHz, 1 mW)
    Impedance 30 Ohms
    Efficiency 102 dB/ 1 mW
    Power Requirement 200 to 4000 mW
    Dimensions Not specified by the manufacturer
    Weight 16.23 oz (460.00 g)
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    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.6 x 9.2 x 5.6"
  • Shure SHA900 - Portable Listening Amplifier
    Compatibility Made for iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, iPod touch (5th generation)

    Also compatible with Android devices that support USB Audio Class 2.0 and Micro-B OTG (On-The-Go) connectivity
    Bit Depth 16 / 24-bit
    Sample Rate 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 kHz
    Frequency Response 10 Hz to 50 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) Up to 107 dB (A-weighted)
    Gain Range -60 to +17 dB
    THD + N 0.05% (1 kHz)
    Output Power Up to 135 mW +135 mW (16 ohms, 1% THD) Up to 95 mW +95 mW (42 ohms, 1% THD)
    Output Impedance 0.35 ohms
    Headphone Impedance Range 6 to 600 ohms
    Limiter Selectable analog RMS limiter
    Equalizer 4-band parametric
    USB Input USB Micro-B Receptacle
    Line Input 1/8" / 3.5 mm
    Headphone Output 1/8" / 3.5 mm
    Charging USB-Powered: 5 V / 0.5 A to 1 A
    Battery Type Rechargeable Li-Ion
    Nominal Voltage 3.6 VDC
    Battery Life Analog In (BYPASS EQ mode): Up to 20 hours
    USB Input (EQ mode): up to 10 hours
    Temperature Battery Charging Temperature Range: 32 to 113°F / 0 to 45°C
    Operating Temperature Range: 0 to 135°F / -18 to 57°C
    Housing Chrome plated aluminum
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 4.4 x 2.3 x 0.8" / 11.1 x 5.9 x 2.1 cm
    Weight 6.4 oz / 182.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.8 x 5.3 x 3.5"
  • Shure Leather Amplifier Case for KSE1500 Earphone System & SHA900 Amplifier
    Compatible With KSE1500 Electrostatic Earphone System
    SHA900 Listening Amplifier
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.5 x 2.7 x 1.3"
  • Auray UHC-725 Universal Headphone Case
    Material of Construction EVA-plastic molding
    Nylon shell
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 3.0 x 7.25 x 6.0" / 7.6 x 18.4 x 15.2 cm
    Weight 10.4 oz / 294.8 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.9 x 7.8 x 3.8"
  • Just Mobile HS-100 HeadStand Headphone Stand (Black)
    Dimensions 5.1 x 5.1 x 9.76" (13 x 13 x 24.8 cm)
    Weight 12 oz (342 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.6 x 7.4 x 1.5"

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