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Best of CES 2018 - SoundGuys Review

- By MINH_Q

10 Jan '18

We took to the show floor to find the best audio CES 2018 had to offer.

It’s January again, and that means another stroll through Las Vegas to see all the most exciting new audio products that should hit the market in 2018. After scouring the exhibitors for interesting products, we chose four standouts (and one company) to receive our most interesting-looking honor: the SoundGuys Best of CES award. Made of over 20 pounds of laser-etched glass, these cool-looking accolades serve as an unreasonably cumbersome statement that we, the SoundGuys, love those that earned them.

Because of the largely iterative nature of many product releases at this show, we tried to highlight products that we felt would stand the best chance of making a strong impact at the consumer level this year. Without further ado, here’s the best audio you can find at CES 2018.

 

Audeze iSine LX

Audeze may not be a household name, but audiophiles are well acquainted with the brand. Planar magnetic enthusiasts can regale you with tales of when they tried the LCD-4, EL-8, or Sine headphones, but even the most hardcore audiophile might not know that Audeze also makes in-ears.

At roughly half the cost of the previously-cheapest set of in ears Audeze offered, the iSine LX are the most affordable model in the iSine line at $200. While that’s not quite as low as Monoprice’s competing units, these definitely look more fun.

A “budget” set of planar magnetic in-ears, the Audeze iSine LX makes super high-end audio a little more accessible. We wanted to highlight these for readers because they bridge the gap between what many consider “excessively expensive” and “accessible, but a little spendy.” The iSine look may not be for everyone, but the Audeze sound is definitely is. Sure, too many budget cans fall flat (unlike their sound signature) but the Audeze iSine LX is a credible set of entry-level audiophile in-ears.

 

 

We took to the show floor to find the best audio CES 2018 had to offer.

It’s January again, and that means another stroll through Las Vegas to see all the most exciting new audio products that should hit the market in 2018. After scouring the exhibitors for interesting products, we chose four standouts (and one company) to receive our most interesting-looking honor: the SoundGuys Best of CES award. Made of over 20 pounds of laser-etched glass, these cool-looking accolades serve as an unreasonably cumbersome statement that we, the SoundGuys, love those that earned them.

Because of the largely iterative nature of many product releases at this show, we tried to highlight products that we felt would stand the best chance of making a strong impact at the consumer level this year. Without further ado, here’s the best audio you can find at CES 2018.

 

Audeze iSine LX

Audeze may not be a household name, but audiophiles are well acquainted with the brand. Planar magnetic enthusiasts can regale you with tales of when they tried the LCD-4, EL-8, or Sine headphones, but even the most hardcore audiophile might not know that Audeze also makes in-ears.

At roughly half the cost of the previously-cheapest set of in ears Audeze offered, the iSine LX are the most affordable model in the iSine line at $200. While that’s not quite as low as Monoprice’s competing units, these definitely look more fun.

A “budget” set of planar magnetic in-ears, the Audeze iSine LX makes super high-end audio a little more accessible. We wanted to highlight these for readers because they bridge the gap between what many consider “excessively expensive” and “accessible, but a little spendy.” The iSine look may not be for everyone, but the Audeze sound is definitely is. Sure, too many budget cans fall flat (unlike their sound signature) but the Audeze iSine LX is a credible set of entry-level audiophile in-ears.

 

 

Audeze Announces the Launch of the iSINE LX at CES 2018

- By MINH_Q

08 Jan '18

Award-winning Audio Company Showcases Newest Addition
to the iSINE Series at The Consumer Electronics Show In Las Vegas

Santa Ana, CA - Audeze, a global leader in best-in-class premium audio, is proud to announce the newest addition to their critically acclaimed iSINE series of in-ear headphones, the iSINE LX. Audeze will showcase the iSINE LX during CES 2018 at the Hi-Res Audio Pavilion in the LVCC Central Hall (Booth #14735).

The iSINE series of in-ear headphones, the choice for artists and audiophiles worldwide, combines innovative technology and avant-garde design to deliver an immersive, dynamic music experience unlike any other in-ear. The iSINE LX shares the same engineering DNA as the rave iSINE10 and iSINE20, but features a bold new, modern look and the amazing price of $199.

"The iSINE LX is the first Audeze headphone to utilize our newly developed automated driver-manufacturing process at our California facility. The launch of the iSINE LX demonstrates our ongoing commitment for continued product and manufacturing process innovation allowing us to manufacture our headphones in the United States," said CEO Sankar Thiagasamudram.

Miniaturizing Planar drivers is no small feat

The new iSINE LX contains all of Audeze’s exclusive patented technology including power enhancing Fluxor™ Magnets and ultra-thin diaphragms with patented Uniforce™ voice-coil technology. The iSINE LX delivers astonishingly clear, accurate, and spacious sound with spectacular bass. The distortion (THD) is less than 0.1% overall even at high volumes, an amazing achievement for in-ear headphone designs. Near zero distortion sound means you’ll feel closer to your music.

Additionally, the iSINE LX are the latest Audeze headphones that work with REVEAL, a set of free plug-ins (available for free download at Audeze.com) that can be used for mixing and mastering on the go. REVEAL is compatible with most popular digital audio workstations (DAWs) and is now available in VST/AU/AAX formats for PC and Mac.

The $199 iSINE LX, sold exclusively in USA, comes with a standard 1.5m audio cable. For an additional $60, customers can add the optional CIPHER™ Lightning cable that connects the headphone to an iPhone via the Lightning port. This award-winning cable takes digital audio directly from the Apple device and uses its own built-in DAC and amplifier for superior audio quality -- even voice call quality is improved.

The company's most affordable headphone is now available to purchase online at Audeze.com. It will also be available at Amazon.com. To learn more, please visit our CES booth #14735 or at https://www.audeze.com/isine-lx-ear-headphone.


About Audeze

Audeze LLC is a California-based high-end audio manufacturer delivering the most accurate sound reproduction available today. Audeze products are engineered with the latest innovations in materials science and technology, matched with precision craftsmanship. Audeze's commitment to research and development is reflected in every facet of our handcrafted-in-the-USA products.

Award-winning Audio Company Showcases Newest Addition
to the iSINE Series at The Consumer Electronics Show In Las Vegas

Santa Ana, CA - Audeze, a global leader in best-in-class premium audio, is proud to announce the newest addition to their critically acclaimed iSINE series of in-ear headphones, the iSINE LX. Audeze will showcase the iSINE LX during CES 2018 at the Hi-Res Audio Pavilion in the LVCC Central Hall (Booth #14735).

The iSINE series of in-ear headphones, the choice for artists and audiophiles worldwide, combines innovative technology and avant-garde design to deliver an immersive, dynamic music experience unlike any other in-ear. The iSINE LX shares the same engineering DNA as the rave iSINE10 and iSINE20, but features a bold new, modern look and the amazing price of $199.

"The iSINE LX is the first Audeze headphone to utilize our newly developed automated driver-manufacturing process at our California facility. The launch of the iSINE LX demonstrates our ongoing commitment for continued product and manufacturing process innovation allowing us to manufacture our headphones in the United States," said CEO Sankar Thiagasamudram.

Miniaturizing Planar drivers is no small feat

The new iSINE LX contains all of Audeze’s exclusive patented technology including power enhancing Fluxor™ Magnets and ultra-thin diaphragms with patented Uniforce™ voice-coil technology. The iSINE LX delivers astonishingly clear, accurate, and spacious sound with spectacular bass. The distortion (THD) is less than 0.1% overall even at high volumes, an amazing achievement for in-ear headphone designs. Near zero distortion sound means you’ll feel closer to your music.

Additionally, the iSINE LX are the latest Audeze headphones that work with REVEAL, a set of free plug-ins (available for free download at Audeze.com) that can be used for mixing and mastering on the go. REVEAL is compatible with most popular digital audio workstations (DAWs) and is now available in VST/AU/AAX formats for PC and Mac.

The $199 iSINE LX, sold exclusively in USA, comes with a standard 1.5m audio cable. For an additional $60, customers can add the optional CIPHER™ Lightning cable that connects the headphone to an iPhone via the Lightning port. This award-winning cable takes digital audio directly from the Apple device and uses its own built-in DAC and amplifier for superior audio quality -- even voice call quality is improved.

The company's most affordable headphone is now available to purchase online at Audeze.com. It will also be available at Amazon.com. To learn more, please visit our CES booth #14735 or at https://www.audeze.com/isine-lx-ear-headphone.


About Audeze

Audeze LLC is a California-based high-end audio manufacturer delivering the most accurate sound reproduction available today. Audeze products are engineered with the latest innovations in materials science and technology, matched with precision craftsmanship. Audeze's commitment to research and development is reflected in every facet of our handcrafted-in-the-USA products.

Reveal Plugins

- By admin

01 Nov '17

Reveal is a revolutionary plugin developed by Audeze which applies carefully designed filter presets specific to our headphone models. This provides the listener with an experience similar to what you would hear from high quality studio reference monitors in an acoustically treated room. The presets are not meant to fix any issues, but rather to enhance the listener’s experience. We expect some users will prefer our headphones without any DSP presets, while others will prefer the “room sound” calibration provided by these Reveal plugin presets. The choice is yours!

For professional applications, Reveal can allow mixing and/or mastering in virtually any location while ensuring your work will translate well to most any system. For pleasure listening, Reveal gives another “flavor” to be chosen by the listener and adds value to your Audeze headphones.

The Reveal plugin is available at no cost for macOS (10.10 and above) and Windows (7 and above) and is compatible with most Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) or playback software that supports AU, VST or AAX plugins. Compatible DAWs include ProTools, Logic, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, REAPER and others. Compatible audio playback software includes JRiver, Audirvana Plus, Pure Music, VOX, Foobar2000 and others. The filters used by the Reveal plugin were designed for all commonly used sample-rates (44.1 kHz - 768 kHz), so no resampling happens no matter what sample-rate you use.

Read more about Reveal here 

Reveal is a revolutionary plugin developed by Audeze which applies carefully designed filter presets specific to our headphone models. This provides the listener with an experience similar to what you would hear from high quality studio reference monitors in an acoustically treated room. The presets are not meant to fix any issues, but rather to enhance the listener’s experience. We expect some users will prefer our headphones without any DSP presets, while others will prefer the “room sound” calibration provided by these Reveal plugin presets. The choice is yours!

For professional applications, Reveal can allow mixing and/or mastering in virtually any location while ensuring your work will translate well to most any system. For pleasure listening, Reveal gives another “flavor” to be chosen by the listener and adds value to your Audeze headphones.

The Reveal plugin is available at no cost for macOS (10.10 and above) and Windows (7 and above) and is compatible with most Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) or playback software that supports AU, VST or AAX plugins. Compatible DAWs include ProTools, Logic, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, REAPER and others. Compatible audio playback software includes JRiver, Audirvana Plus, Pure Music, VOX, Foobar2000 and others. The filters used by the Reveal plugin were designed for all commonly used sample-rates (44.1 kHz - 768 kHz), so no resampling happens no matter what sample-rate you use.

Read more about Reveal here 

Audeze introduces new products at RMAF 2017

- By admin

07 Oct '17

 

Introducing the LCD-MX4 at RMAF

Audeze proudly announces the newest addition to our award-winning LCD Collection, the LCD-MX4.

Powered by Audeze’s patented Fluxor magnets, the LCD-MX4 focuses 1.5 Tesla of magnetic flux on the lightweight 20 ohm impedance diaphragm. It is perfect for use where one isn’t likely to have a dedicated high-powered headphone amp and can be driven easily by a laptop or studio equipment.

The LCD-MX4 headphones' new lightweight design includes a durable magnesium housing with a carbon fiber headband. At 30% lighter than any other LCD model, the new MX4 is prefect for long mixing sessions and hours of critical listening.

The new LCD-MX4 will retail for $2995 and is available exclusively at audeze.com​.

 


 

Audeze REVEALS Incredible New Plug-in

To enhance the music creation experience with Audeze headphones, Audeze will also release REVEAL, a set of free plug-ins that can be used for mixing and mastering on your headphones with confidence. REVEAL is compatible with most popular digital audio workstations (DAWs). It will be available in VST/AU/AAX formats for PC and Mac.  REVEAL will soon be available for free download at audeze.com

 


COLLECTABLES
Unique, Exclusive, One-of-a-kind

Our mission is to make what is already special into something truly unique. With meticulous attention to detail, we have handpicked the finest woods, extraordinary colors, stunning finishes and created a handful of one-off LCD4 headphones. Audeze Collectables will only be available at audeze.com

Visit us at RMAF to see the one-of-a-kind LCD4 collectable model pictured here.  It features Burl Wood.

 

 


 

LCD2C
Reinventing a Classic

Since its original release in 2009, our original LCD-2 headphone has  been an industry favorite amongst passionate listeners everywhere. 

This year at RMAF, we will be unveiling a new take on our classic LCD2 design. The new LCD2C headphone comes with a lightweight suspension headband, magnesium rings, remodeled audio jacks, and features the slightly dark sound signature of the original LCD-2 driver. Visit us at RMAF to find out more.

 

 

Introducing the LCD-MX4 at RMAF

Audeze proudly announces the newest addition to our award-winning LCD Collection, the LCD-MX4.

Powered by Audeze’s patented Fluxor magnets, the LCD-MX4 focuses 1.5 Tesla of magnetic flux on the lightweight 20 ohm impedance diaphragm. It is perfect for use where one isn’t likely to have a dedicated high-powered headphone amp and can be driven easily by a laptop or studio equipment.

The LCD-MX4 headphones' new lightweight design includes a durable magnesium housing with a carbon fiber headband. At 30% lighter than any other LCD model, the new MX4 is prefect for long mixing sessions and hours of critical listening.

The new LCD-MX4 will retail for $2995 and is available exclusively at audeze.com​.

 


 

Audeze REVEALS Incredible New Plug-in

To enhance the music creation experience with Audeze headphones, Audeze will also release REVEAL, a set of free plug-ins that can be used for mixing and mastering on your headphones with confidence. REVEAL is compatible with most popular digital audio workstations (DAWs). It will be available in VST/AU/AAX formats for PC and Mac.  REVEAL will soon be available for free download at audeze.com

 


COLLECTABLES
Unique, Exclusive, One-of-a-kind

Our mission is to make what is already special into something truly unique. With meticulous attention to detail, we have handpicked the finest woods, extraordinary colors, stunning finishes and created a handful of one-off LCD4 headphones. Audeze Collectables will only be available at audeze.com

Visit us at RMAF to see the one-of-a-kind LCD4 collectable model pictured here.  It features Burl Wood.

 

 


 

LCD2C
Reinventing a Classic

Since its original release in 2009, our original LCD-2 headphone has  been an industry favorite amongst passionate listeners everywhere. 

This year at RMAF, we will be unveiling a new take on our classic LCD2 design. The new LCD2C headphone comes with a lightweight suspension headband, magnesium rings, remodeled audio jacks, and features the slightly dark sound signature of the original LCD-2 driver. Visit us at RMAF to find out more.

 

LCD-X Limited-time Music Creator Package

- By admin

26 Sep '17

Over the past few years, Audeze has seen the LCD headphones, specifically the audiophile favorite LCD-X become more and more popular with the Professional Audio users. Many of today’s hit recordings have been mixed, mastered, and tested with Audeze headphones. This includes songs from John Mayer, Kanye West, Lorde, Adele, Charlie Puth, Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons, and many others. Perhaps more amazing is the fact the engineers and producers behind these hits never used headphones in their workflow until they heard Audeze!

Building on our Pro Audio success, Audeze will be adding more product solutions tailored for the professional audio user.  To help fuel our push, for a limited time we will be offering music creators and enthusiasts everywhere the opportunity to experience the award-winning sound of the LCD-X for $1199. This Music Creator Package delivers all the great music of the LCD-X, but does not include the travel case.

New mastering Audeze plugin added to the mix

To enhance your music creation experience with Audeze headphones, we are excited to announce the soon-to-be released REVEAL, a set of free plugins that can be used for mixing and mastering on your headphones with confidence. Audeze has always designed our headphones to deliver authentic sound quality comparable to listening to your track in a perfectly treated room. REVEAL is compatible with most popular digital audio workstations (DAW).  It will be available in VST / AU / AAX formats for PC and Mac.  REVEAL will soon be available for free download at Audeze.com.

Over the past few years, Audeze has seen the LCD headphones, specifically the audiophile favorite LCD-X become more and more popular with the Professional Audio users. Many of today’s hit recordings have been mixed, mastered, and tested with Audeze headphones. This includes songs from John Mayer, Kanye West, Lorde, Adele, Charlie Puth, Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons, and many others. Perhaps more amazing is the fact the engineers and producers behind these hits never used headphones in their workflow until they heard Audeze!

Building on our Pro Audio success, Audeze will be adding more product solutions tailored for the professional audio user.  To help fuel our push, for a limited time we will be offering music creators and enthusiasts everywhere the opportunity to experience the award-winning sound of the LCD-X for $1199. This Music Creator Package delivers all the great music of the LCD-X, but does not include the travel case.

New mastering Audeze plugin added to the mix

To enhance your music creation experience with Audeze headphones, we are excited to announce the soon-to-be released REVEAL, a set of free plugins that can be used for mixing and mastering on your headphones with confidence. Audeze has always designed our headphones to deliver authentic sound quality comparable to listening to your track in a perfectly treated room. REVEAL is compatible with most popular digital audio workstations (DAW).  It will be available in VST / AU / AAX formats for PC and Mac.  REVEAL will soon be available for free download at Audeze.com.

Audeze + Roon

- By admin

25 Aug '17

Audeze is pleased to announce that we are partnering with Roon Labs to offer optional DSP presets for all our headphone models. Roon's Audeze presets apply carefully designed filters specific to the selected Audeze headphone models. In addition to using our headphones “flat (no EQ)” these filters can be used to provide a listening experience similar to great speakers in a typical well treated room.  Additionally, you can tweak these filters by using Roon’s built-in EQ and crossfeed settings. Importantly, each preset has the calibration filters for all commonly used sample rates (44.1kHz to 768kHz) to avoid resampling. Audeze is able to do this because we have our own digital hardware and software engineers, as well as our experience working with Audio Precision in developing headphone-specific test equipment.

Will these work only with Audeze headphones? Yes. These presets are optimized only for Audeze headphones, and are free for our customers.

Do I need to use the presets to get the best sound possible? Of course not. Audeze headphones are designed to be the best sounding headphones - period. These optional DSP algorithms are just another “flavor” to be chosen by the listener, and add value to your Audeze headphones. They are not meant to fix any issues, but rather enhance to the listener’s experience. We expect some users will prefer our headphones without any EQ, while others will prefer the “room sound” calibration provided by these Roon DSP presets. We give you a choice!

Are you only doing calibration?

No. This is just the beginning. We have been beta testing some speaker emulation algorithms. We expect to develop this over time and provide our customers more features. 

 

Audeze is pleased to announce that we are partnering with Roon Labs to offer optional DSP presets for all our headphone models. Roon's Audeze presets apply carefully designed filters specific to the selected Audeze headphone models. In addition to using our headphones “flat (no EQ)” these filters can be used to provide a listening experience similar to great speakers in a typical well treated room.  Additionally, you can tweak these filters by using Roon’s built-in EQ and crossfeed settings. Importantly, each preset has the calibration filters for all commonly used sample rates (44.1kHz to 768kHz) to avoid resampling. Audeze is able to do this because we have our own digital hardware and software engineers, as well as our experience working with Audio Precision in developing headphone-specific test equipment.

Will these work only with Audeze headphones? Yes. These presets are optimized only for Audeze headphones, and are free for our customers.

Do I need to use the presets to get the best sound possible? Of course not. Audeze headphones are designed to be the best sounding headphones - period. These optional DSP algorithms are just another “flavor” to be chosen by the listener, and add value to your Audeze headphones. They are not meant to fix any issues, but rather enhance to the listener’s experience. We expect some users will prefer our headphones without any EQ, while others will prefer the “room sound” calibration provided by these Roon DSP presets. We give you a choice!

Are you only doing calibration?

No. This is just the beginning. We have been beta testing some speaker emulation algorithms. We expect to develop this over time and provide our customers more features. 

 

Audeze Adds Black/Steel Edition to Acclaimed iSINE In-Ear Series

- By audeze

31 May '17

Costa Mesa, CA – May 31, 2017 – Music is powerful, a distinct form of communication that moves your mind and soul.  Building the soundtrack to your life as you live it, music pulls at your heart in most unusual ways, comforting, inspiring, strengthening you. Appreciate your music, empower it, hear it in a way you never have before. Upgrade your total listening experience with Audeze’s iSINE10 Black/Steel available exclusively on Apple.com  and in select Apple stores.

Audeze, an award-winning innovative headphone manufacturer, is pleased to announce the newest addition to their highly acclaimed iSINE series of in-ear headphones.  Emerging from inside their refined black carrying case, the iSINE10 Black/Steel evokes an image of stylish jewelry. Like fashionable earrings or a luxurious watch, these headphones make a big “Stand out in the crowd” statement.  With its exclusive Black/Steel design, Audeze has created an in-ear headphone that looks as distinctive as it sounds.

Audeze rewrites the rules for in-ear headphones

Conceived, engineered and handcrafted with precision at Audeze’s California facility, the patented technologies of the company’s LCD full-sized headphones are the foundation for the iSINE10 Black/Steel’s cutting-edge design. In an audio industry first, Audeze has succeeded in reducing its best-in-class planar magnetic technology into a small, lightweight package. Perfect for iPhone and iPad, these semi-open back in-ear headphones raise the bar for sound quality, providing lower distortion, superior bass response, and a wider soundstage than any other in-ear on the market.

The iSINE10 Black/Steel comes with Audeze’s one-of-a-kind CIPHER Lightning cable. With its inline system-on-a-chip, CIPHER takes digital audio directly from your iPhone or iPad and uses an integral DAC and amplifier for superior audio and improved voice call quality.  The built-in microphone can be used for both phone calls and Siri voice control, while large, inset buttons provide volume and media playback controls. The Audeze app for iPhone and iPad is available exclusively on the App Store and can be used to apply EQ and sound presets, allowing for music management in the palm of your hand, right on your iPhone and iPad.

Connected with the CIPHER cable, Audeze’s iSINE10 Black/Steel are the perfect in-ear headphones to maximize the sound capabilities of your iPhone and iPad. Their cutting-edge technology and innovative design delivers an authentic, airy, spacious sound that gives the sensation of hearing a live performance. With the iSINE10 Black/Steel, hearing is definitely believing!

Audeze’s iSINE10 Black/Steel can be purchased for $399 and is compatible with iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad, iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 3 and iPod touch running iOS 7.1 or later.

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About Audeze

Advancing Headphone Technology Audeze LLC is a California-based high-end audio manufacturer delivering the most accurate sound reproduction available today. Audeze products are engineered with the latest innovations in materials science and technology matched with precision craftsmanship. Audeze’s commitment to research and development is reflected in every facet of its handcrafted-in-the-USA products.

Media Contact
Bryan Stanton
J. B. Stanton Communications
jbs@jbstanton.com
+1.860.542.1234 Extension 705

Costa Mesa, CA – May 31, 2017 – Music is powerful, a distinct form of communication that moves your mind and soul.  Building the soundtrack to your life as you live it, music pulls at your heart in most unusual ways, comforting, inspiring, strengthening you. Appreciate your music, empower it, hear it in a way you never have before. Upgrade your total listening experience with Audeze’s iSINE10 Black/Steel available exclusively on Apple.com  and in select Apple stores.

Audeze, an award-winning innovative headphone manufacturer, is pleased to announce the newest addition to their highly acclaimed iSINE series of in-ear headphones.  Emerging from inside their refined black carrying case, the iSINE10 Black/Steel evokes an image of stylish jewelry. Like fashionable earrings or a luxurious watch, these headphones make a big “Stand out in the crowd” statement.  With its exclusive Black/Steel design, Audeze has created an in-ear headphone that looks as distinctive as it sounds.

Audeze rewrites the rules for in-ear headphones

Conceived, engineered and handcrafted with precision at Audeze’s California facility, the patented technologies of the company’s LCD full-sized headphones are the foundation for the iSINE10 Black/Steel’s cutting-edge design. In an audio industry first, Audeze has succeeded in reducing its best-in-class planar magnetic technology into a small, lightweight package. Perfect for iPhone and iPad, these semi-open back in-ear headphones raise the bar for sound quality, providing lower distortion, superior bass response, and a wider soundstage than any other in-ear on the market.

The iSINE10 Black/Steel comes with Audeze’s one-of-a-kind CIPHER Lightning cable. With its inline system-on-a-chip, CIPHER takes digital audio directly from your iPhone or iPad and uses an integral DAC and amplifier for superior audio and improved voice call quality.  The built-in microphone can be used for both phone calls and Siri voice control, while large, inset buttons provide volume and media playback controls. The Audeze app for iPhone and iPad is available exclusively on the App Store and can be used to apply EQ and sound presets, allowing for music management in the palm of your hand, right on your iPhone and iPad.

Connected with the CIPHER cable, Audeze’s iSINE10 Black/Steel are the perfect in-ear headphones to maximize the sound capabilities of your iPhone and iPad. Their cutting-edge technology and innovative design delivers an authentic, airy, spacious sound that gives the sensation of hearing a live performance. With the iSINE10 Black/Steel, hearing is definitely believing!

Audeze’s iSINE10 Black/Steel can be purchased for $399 and is compatible with iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad, iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 3 and iPod touch running iOS 7.1 or later.

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About Audeze

Advancing Headphone Technology Audeze LLC is a California-based high-end audio manufacturer delivering the most accurate sound reproduction available today. Audeze products are engineered with the latest innovations in materials science and technology matched with precision craftsmanship. Audeze’s commitment to research and development is reflected in every facet of its handcrafted-in-the-USA products.

Media Contact
Bryan Stanton
J. B. Stanton Communications
jbs@jbstanton.com
+1.860.542.1234 Extension 705

Inter

- By admin

23 May '17

Tech Columnist Neil C Hughes interviews Audeze CEO Sankar Thiagasamudram on Headphones, 3D Audio and Planar Technology.

 

Tech Columnist Neil C Hughes interviews Audeze CEO Sankar Thiagasamudram on Headphones, 3D Audio and Planar Technology.

 

Guest Listeners Shoot out Audeze LCD-4 vs. Focal Utopia

- By MINH_Q

31 Mar '17

Katz’s Corner Episode 14: Guest Listeners Shoot out Audeze LCD-4 vs. Focal Utopia

Read the full article at Inner Fidelity: Katz's Corner

It’s nice to hear different listeners’ perspectives: Each listener brings something different to the table. I learned a lot about how different people perceive sound and their preferences when putting together this post about experienced listeners listening. Our quintet of expert listeners consists of:

  • Aaron Gandia, chief engineer of Phat Planet Studios in Orlando; he is a recording, mixing and mastering engineer and also an audiophile-grade loudspeaker designer. He’s produced two excellent loudspeaker systems which impress me with their tonal accuracy and impact.
  • Matt Davis is my intern; he is a professional mastering engineer, a musician and an audiophile; he has a BS in music engineering, a Master in Music Technology, and is studying for his masters in Electrical Engineering.
  • Andrew Diaz is one of my mixing engineers, with a discerning ear, he’s a graduate of Full Sail. He’s learned a lot from me about how to mix recordings, how to analyze subtle sonic differences, balance instruments and produce space and depth in mixes. Andrew’s working with a team of professional musicians looking for a Grammy, let’s wish Andrew the best!
  • Paige Coley has an A.S. degree in Music Production and Sound Technology. She’s a musician, member of a rock band, producer and mixing engineer.
  • Veit Renn is a music producer and engineer. He’s a great vocal producer, was the producer for N’Sync and Back Street Boys and many other styles including straight ahead jazz and smooth jazz. You can find Veit’s credits at allmusic.com or rennmusic.com. He is also a professor at Full Sail University teaching audio engineering techniques.

There’s a lot to learn about these two phones from expert listeners’ nuanced responses. More than one of my listeners is sitting on the fence about which headphone he (or she) prefers, very much depending on the application. Each listener has a different preference for attributes such as detail and space. I present them in the order I interviewed each participant, and also the order in which they listened to the headphones since I alternated which was auditioned first for each musical cut.

Results

Aaron Gandia's Evaluation

Matt Davis's Evaluation

Andrew Diaz's Evaluation

Paige Coley's Evaluation

Veit Renn's Evaluation

Katz's Conclusion

Read the full article at Inner Fidelity : Katz's Corner

I notice that five out of six listeners feel the vocals are stronger on the LCD-4 than on the Focal, and the reasons they give are that the percussion and other instruments are emphasized and more forward in the Focal, masking the vocals. Whereas the sixth listener feels that the bass gets in the way of the vocals and consequently the vocals are murkier in the LCD-4s. Clearly different listeners have different listening preferences. But regardless, there is a consensus that the Focals are brighter and more forward: most of the listeners feel they are brighter than the reference loudspeakers. For analytical listening, such as in a mix studio, one listener was bothered by the slight extra sub and mid bass in the LCD-4 compared to the speakers. On some songs, this is not what she wants to hear from bass when analyzing a mix. But for pleasure listening she often preferred the LCD-4.

The consensus is clear: overall the expert listeners prefer the LCD-4 for any kind of listening. But occasionally some would choose the Utopia when detail is important, or sometimes when mixing, but not as a steady diet. In my next episode I’ll reveal the EQ that I’ve cooked up that takes the LCD-4 from a solid A performer to an A+ standout, as well as compare them with the precious Stax 007 Mk2, both EQ’d and not EQ’d. You’ll never guess the winner of that shootout!

 

Katz’s Corner Episode 14: Guest Listeners Shoot out Audeze LCD-4 vs. Focal Utopia

Read the full article at Inner Fidelity: Katz's Corner

It’s nice to hear different listeners’ perspectives: Each listener brings something different to the table. I learned a lot about how different people perceive sound and their preferences when putting together this post about experienced listeners listening. Our quintet of expert listeners consists of:

  • Aaron Gandia, chief engineer of Phat Planet Studios in Orlando; he is a recording, mixing and mastering engineer and also an audiophile-grade loudspeaker designer. He’s produced two excellent loudspeaker systems which impress me with their tonal accuracy and impact.
  • Matt Davis is my intern; he is a professional mastering engineer, a musician and an audiophile; he has a BS in music engineering, a Master in Music Technology, and is studying for his masters in Electrical Engineering.
  • Andrew Diaz is one of my mixing engineers, with a discerning ear, he’s a graduate of Full Sail. He’s learned a lot from me about how to mix recordings, how to analyze subtle sonic differences, balance instruments and produce space and depth in mixes. Andrew’s working with a team of professional musicians looking for a Grammy, let’s wish Andrew the best!
  • Paige Coley has an A.S. degree in Music Production and Sound Technology. She’s a musician, member of a rock band, producer and mixing engineer.
  • Veit Renn is a music producer and engineer. He’s a great vocal producer, was the producer for N’Sync and Back Street Boys and many other styles including straight ahead jazz and smooth jazz. You can find Veit’s credits at allmusic.com or rennmusic.com. He is also a professor at Full Sail University teaching audio engineering techniques.

There’s a lot to learn about these two phones from expert listeners’ nuanced responses. More than one of my listeners is sitting on the fence about which headphone he (or she) prefers, very much depending on the application. Each listener has a different preference for attributes such as detail and space. I present them in the order I interviewed each participant, and also the order in which they listened to the headphones since I alternated which was auditioned first for each musical cut.

Results

Aaron Gandia's Evaluation

Matt Davis's Evaluation

Andrew Diaz's Evaluation

Paige Coley's Evaluation

Veit Renn's Evaluation

Katz's Conclusion

Read the full article at Inner Fidelity : Katz's Corner

I notice that five out of six listeners feel the vocals are stronger on the LCD-4 than on the Focal, and the reasons they give are that the percussion and other instruments are emphasized and more forward in the Focal, masking the vocals. Whereas the sixth listener feels that the bass gets in the way of the vocals and consequently the vocals are murkier in the LCD-4s. Clearly different listeners have different listening preferences. But regardless, there is a consensus that the Focals are brighter and more forward: most of the listeners feel they are brighter than the reference loudspeakers. For analytical listening, such as in a mix studio, one listener was bothered by the slight extra sub and mid bass in the LCD-4 compared to the speakers. On some songs, this is not what she wants to hear from bass when analyzing a mix. But for pleasure listening she often preferred the LCD-4.

The consensus is clear: overall the expert listeners prefer the LCD-4 for any kind of listening. But occasionally some would choose the Utopia when detail is important, or sometimes when mixing, but not as a steady diet. In my next episode I’ll reveal the EQ that I’ve cooked up that takes the LCD-4 from a solid A performer to an A+ standout, as well as compare them with the precious Stax 007 Mk2, both EQ’d and not EQ’d. You’ll never guess the winner of that shootout!

 

SoundStage Network Review

- By admin

15 Mar '17

Brent Butterworth writes: “If you want top-notch, audiophile-grade sound you can enjoy at home and easily take along to your office, cubicle, or hotel room, I can’t think of a more practical and cost-effective way to get it. This is $4000 worth of sound for $400”

Read the full review here

 

Brent Butterworth writes: “If you want top-notch, audiophile-grade sound you can enjoy at home and easily take along to your office, cubicle, or hotel room, I can’t think of a more practical and cost-effective way to get it. This is $4000 worth of sound for $400”

Read the full review here

 

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