Audeze EL-8 Closed-Back Headphone

The Audeze EL-8 Closed-Back Headphone offers all the benefits of the open-back EL-8 — flexible, lightweight and loaded with new technology — while isolating the listener and reducing ambient noise as no sound escapes the ear-cups. The EL-8 closed-back is also sensitive enough to be driven directly by portable players and smartphones, but an external amplifier produces better results. They're built with superb craftsmanship, wood veneer accents and enormous attention to detail.  Here is everything you need to know about the Audeze EL-8 Closed-Back Headphone review. (N.B you can use the table contents to skip to the video reviews, images and best prices sections).

Images

Check out these Audeze EL-8 Closed-Back Headphone pictures, this is a premium headphone and you will notice this by the design and aesthetics that it offers. Once you're satisfied, you can take a look at the video reviews below to get a feel for how the Audeze EL-8 Closed-Back Headphone performs, in terms of sound quality, in a series of test. In the picture of the Audeze EL-8 Closed-Back Headphone below, you can see the Audeze logo embedded on the overhead connector of the headphone and given that this is not the Audeze EL-8 Open-Back Headphone, the outer surface of the ear-cups is smoothed over.

AUDEZE EL-8 CLOSED BACK HEADPHONES

Here is another image of the Audeze EL-8 Closed-Back Headphone. This image is similar to the previous however the Audeze symbol is not embedded on the overhead connecting band of the headphone. As you can see, seeing that we have a clearer view of the ear-cups, these should fit snugly over the head and surround the entire ear to provide a fuller sound experience. More images and video reviews can be found throughout the post.

AUDEZE EL-8 HEADPHONES - CLOSED BACK

PACKAGE INCLUDES

When you buy the Audeze EL-8 Closed-Back Headphone, you also get a 2m (6.56 feet) Audeze headphone cable and a 3.5mm to 1/4in stereo adapter. Before you purchase the headphones, you have the opportunity to select from three different types of cables: EL-8 Cable for Apple iOS DevicesEL-8 Balanced Cable for Astell & Kern or EL-8 Balanced Cable for PONO players and Sony PHA-3. Here are the features of each of these different types of Audeze Headphone cables:

EL-8 Cable for Apple iOS Devices

Features:

  • In-line remote and microphone
  • Audeze Zync connector with gold-plated contacts
  • 22 AWG high-purity OFC copper
  • Lightweight, highly flexible
  • Non-microphonic
  • Includes 3.5mm to 1/4” adapter

EL-8 Balanced Cable for Astell & Kern

Features:

  • Compatible with Astell & Kern and other high resolution portable players
  • Balanced cable with 4-conductor 2.5mm plug
  • Audeze Zync connector with gold-plated contacts
  • 22 AWG high-purity OFC copper
  • Lightweight, highly flexible
  • Non-microphonic
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EL-8 Balanced Cable for PONO players and Sony PHA-3

Features:

  • Compatible with Sony PHA-3, PonoPlayer and other high resolution portable players
  • Balanced cable with 2 x 3.5mm plugs
  • Audeze Zync connector with gold-plated contacts
  • 22 AWG high-purity OFC copper
  • Lightweight, highly flexible
  • Non-microphonic

Other Features

Some of Audeze EL-8 Closed-Back Headphone features include Fluxur Magnetic Structure, Fazor Elements, and Uniforce Diaphragms.  All of these are patent-pending features and, below, there is a brief overview of what each of these features are capable of and how they improve your listening experience when using the Audeze EL-8 Closed-Back.

PATENT-PENDING

  • FLUXOR ™ MAGNETIC STRUCTURE With new, patent-pending Fluxor magnetic technology introduced in the EL-8, Audeze delivers nearly double the magnetic flux density of the highest-grade neodymium magnetic circuits. This remarkable achievement results in reduced weight with greater efficiency to work with mobile devices.
  • FAZOR ™ ELEMENTS Patent-pending Fazor technology, introduced in the LCD Collection, is also integrated into the EL-8. Fazors are special acoustical elements positioned on either side of the magnetic structure that enhances transparency by influencing sound waves generated by large planar diaphragms. Benefits include extended frequency response, improved high-frequency extension, phase response, and lowered distortion with better imaging.
  • UNIFORCE ™ DIAPHRAGMS The EL-8’s patent-pending Uniforce diaphragm employs an industry first; variable trace widths in the voice-coil that effectively capture variations in the magnetic field within the magnetic gaps by equalizing the forces of the individual traces, creating a uniform driving force across the diaphragm surface. This results in dramatically reduced distortion, higher resolution and improved imaging.
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PRICE

These are the best prices for the Audeze El-8 Closed-Back Headphones. Prices are updated every 24hrs with new deals and discounts(if any available). You can also find it on the official website. https://www.audeze.com/products/el-8-collection/el-8-closed-back and it retails for $699.

Intro Video

Audeze: The closed-back EL-8 offers all the benefits of the open-back EL-8 — flexible, lightweight and loaded with new technology — while isolating the listener and reducing ambient noise as no sound escapes the earcups. The EL-8 closed-back is also sensitive enough to be driven directly by portable players and smartphones, but an external amplifier produces better results. They're built with superb craftsmanship, wood veneer accents and enormous attention to detail.

REVIEWS

As promised, here are all the Audeze EL-8 Closed-Back Headphone reviews that we can find. We think that video reviews provide more insight and as such you can  watch as many of the videos as you need to before making the important decision of purchasing any device/accessory. You can also check out other Audeze Headphones.

AUDEZE EL 8 HEADPHONES - REVIEW

Digital Trends: Needless to say, we were pretty excited when we got a chance to be one of the first to review Audeze’s latest, the EL-8. Available in both open and closed-back versions, the EL-8 are the company’s most portable and affordable planar magnetic headphones yet, and represent a turn of sorts for the company. With competitors like Oppo turning out their own portable planar cans, Audeze surely wanted a piece of the action. To do this, Audeze designed the EL-8 so that the body could be almost totally cast, making them easier (and cheaper) to produce than the company’s storied hand-made models. The cans have a number of other new features as well, and at $700, manage to deliver the sort of audiophile bliss others charge several hundred dollars more for.

AUDEZE EL-8 CLOSED-BACK HEADPHONES Review 2

Audio Geeks: The world’s most advanced planar magnetic headphone. Featuring patent-pending Fluxor, Uniforce technology. The closed-back EL-8 offers all the same great benefits of the open-back EL-8 while isolating the listener and decreasing background noise as no sound escapes the ear-cups. While sensitive enough to be driven directly by portable players and smartphones, the EL-8 closed-back produces even higher quality audio with an external amplifier. Built with incredible artistry, the EL-8 closed-back headphones feature wood veneer accents and extreme attention to detail.

UNBOXING OF AUDEZE EL-8 CLOSED BACK HEADPHONES

MEtv Product Reviews: Unboxing of the Amazing Audeze EL-8 Closed Back Headphones. These headphones sound great, but two big problems prevent them from being great!
1) too heavy, built like a tank, but too heavy
2) feels like a vice on your head after a few minutes. I don't even have a big head.

 

Specs

Audeze EL-8 Closed-Back Headphone Specifications

StyleClosed-back circumaural
Transducer typePlanar magnetic
Magnetic structureFluxor magnets
Magnet typeNeodymium
Driver Size100 mm
Maximum power handling15W (for 200ms)
Maximum SPL>130dB
Frequency response10Hz – 50kHz
Total harmonic distortion<0.1% (1KHz, 1mw)
Impedance30 ohms
Efficiency100dB / 1mW
Optimal power requirement200mW – 4W
Weight480g
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AUDEZE EL-8 CLOSED-BACK HEADPHONE USER MAUNAL

You can gain access to the Audeze EL-8 Closed-Back Headphone User Maunal -EL-8 User Manual and Warranty and you can find the overall product guide here =Product Guide Download

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RESOURCES

If you like reading, then these are some useful links for the latest Audeze EL-8 Closed-Back reviews and information.

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AUDEZE EL-8 CLOSED-BACK HEADPHONES - APPLE

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We get hands-on with the entry-level planar magnetic EL-8 headphones from Audeze, as unveiled at CES 2015 and due for release this February | What Hi-Fi?

GREAT AMERICAN SOUND: THE AUDEZE EL-8 HEADPHONES - CNET

Audeze EL-8 Open-Back headphones Steve Guttenberg/CNET Audeze makes some of the very best headphones on the planet.

AUDEZE EL-8 CLOSED-BACK HEADPHONES REVIEW | TRUSTEDREVIEWS

What are the Audeze EL-8 Closed-Back? The Audeze EL-8 is the latest pair of headphones from the American company that’s quickly building a reputation for making ...

AUDEZE EL-8 REVIEW - KEN ROCKWELL

The Audeze EL-8 have buttery smooth sound with extraordinarily well reproduced bass. The EL-8 will sound duller than most conventional headphones that tend to add ...

REVIEW: AUDEZE EL-8 OPEN-BACK HEADPHONES | WIRED

Audeze delivers a planar magnetic headphone with beautiful, lifelike sound. But they're very expensive and very particular.

AUDEZE | HEADPHONE.COM

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NEWS

AUDEZE EL-8 CLOSED-BACK HEADPHONES REVIEW | TRUSTEDREVIEWS

June 10, 2015 - TrustedReviewsThe Audeze EL-8 is the latest pair of headphones from the American company that's quickly building a reputation for making gorgeous, high-end headphones. Like the Audeze LCD-X (£1,400) we reviewed back in December, they don't come cheap, but at just...

AUDEZE EL-8 REVIEW

May 8, 2015 - Digital TrendsNeedless to say, we were pretty excited when we got a chance to be one of the first to review Audeze's latest, the EL-8. Available in both open and closed-back versions, the EL-8 are the company's most portable and affordable planar magnetic headphones...

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November 20, 2015 - TrustedReviewsThe Audeze EL-8 use planar magnetic drivers, which use a very large flat driver instead of the kinda cone-shaped one you get in normal headphones. This helps them keep distortion down, and doing that is one half of getting great sound quality. The...

REVIEW: AUDEZE EL-8 OPEN-BACK HEADPHONES

August 13, 2015 - WiredThe EL-8 headphones cost $699 and come in closed-back and open-back configurations. (Open-back headphone have slots for air to move in and out of the earcups, so they sound very spacious, but they leak sound; closed-back cans trap the air inside the...

GREAT AMERICAN SOUND: THE AUDEZE EL-8 HEADPHONES

May 2, 2015 - CNET Audeze EL-8 Open-Back headphones Steve Guttenberg/. Audeze makes some of the very best headphones on the planet. That's great, but now with the introduction of the sleek new EL-8, Audeze has brought the price down to a somewhat...

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