Audeze EL-8 Open-Back Headphone

Introducing the Audeze EL-8 Open-Back HeadphoneThe EL-8 is flexible, portable, lightweight and loaded with new technology for extreme performance. It works beautifully with most portable players and phones. Designed by BMWDesignWorks USA and available in open and closed-back models, they're built with superb craftsmanship, wood veneer accents, and enormous attention to detail. The EL-8 features the world's most advanced planar magnetic technology with sound quality unheard of in this or any other price category. Here is everything you need to know about the Audeze EL-8 Open-Back Headphone review. (N.B you can use the table contents to skip to the video reviews, images and best prices sections. Check out these Audeze EL-8 Open-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 Open-Back Headphone performs, in terms of sound quality, in a series of test. In the picture of the Audeze EL-8 Open-Back Headphone below, you can see the Audeze El-8 logo embedded on the overhead connector of the headphone and given that this is not the Audeze EL-8 Closed-Back Headphone, the outer surface of the ear-cups has grids/air-vents. Audeze EL-8 Open-Back Headphone.

This is another image of the Audeze EL-8 Open-Back Headphone. More images will be seen throughout the article. This image is similar to the previous however the Audeze symbol is embedded on the overhead connecting band of the headphone. As you can see, seeing that we have a clearer view of the outer surface of the ear-cups, the only issue is that you might lose sound when compared to the EL-8 Closed-Back. More images and video reviews can be found throughout the post.

Audeze EL-8 Open-Back Headphone

PACKAGE INCLUDES

When you buy the Audeze EL-8 Open-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

Audeze EL-8 Open-Back Headphone

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 Open-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 Open-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 Open-Back Headphones. Prices are updated every 24hrs with new deals and discounts(if any available). At the time of writing, this version is only found on the official website. https://www.audeze.com/products/el-8-collection/el-8-open-back and it retails for $699.

Audeze EL-8 Open-Back Headphone

Intro Video

headfi: In this episode of Head-Fi TV, we introduce you to the newest Audeze headphone, the Audeze EL-8.

REVIEWS

As promised, here are all the Audeze EL-8 Open-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 Planar Magnetic Headphones - Expert Review

$700 Audeze Headphones

Unbox Therapy: Check out these unique headphones - The Audeze EL-8 with open-back design.

AUDEZE EL-8 OPEN BACK HEADPHONES REVIEW

randomfrankp: How do $700 headphones sound? Check out my review of the Audeze EL-8 open back headphones!

 

FIRST LOOK: AUDEZE EL-8 OPEN BACK UNBOXING

Hi-Fi Insider: Short Unboxing of the Audeze EL-8 Open-Back

Specs

Audeze EL-8 Open-Back Headphone Specifications

StyleOpen 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
Efficiency102dB / 1mW
Optimal power requirement200mW – 4W
Weight460g

Audeze EL-8 Open-Back Headphone User Maunal

You can gain access to the Audeze EL-8 Open-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 Open-Back reviews and information.

AUDEZE EL-8 MAGNETIC PLANAR HEADPHONES (OPEN-BACK)

Comments about Audeze EL-8 Magnetic Planar Headphones (Open-Back): I got mine and open with nice presentation. One side of headphone broke right out of box.

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.

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 EL-8 REVIEW | OPEN-BACK & CLOSED-BACK HEADPHONES ...

The EL-8 are also fitted with Audeze’s relatively new Fazor technology, described as “acoustical elements” positioned on each side of the magnet that ...

AUDEZE EL-8 HEADPHONES - OPEN BACK - CUSTOM-CABLE

Purchase the Audeze EL-8 Headphones - Open Back from Custom Cable. UK's No.1 Supplier of HiFi Headphones and Headphone Amplifiers.London Demonstration. Audeze ...

AUDEZE EL-8 HANDS-ON REVIEW | OVER-EAR | WHAT HI-FI?

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?

AUDEZE | HEADPHONE.COM

Headphone.com provides music lovers with unbiased reviews of headphones and accessories. We only sell gear we would use ourselves.

NEWS

AUDEZE EL-8 REVIEW

May 8, 2015 - 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...

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...

REVIEW: AUDEZE EL-8 OPEN-BACK HEADPHONES

August 13, 2015 - Wired Beautiful, lifelike sound from one of the industry's top planar-magnetic headphone-makers. High-quality craftsmanship. Unlike many high-end headphones, they don't require an amp; plug them straight into your phone. Choose cables with built-in controls...

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