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Audeze Introduces New Products at RMAF CanJam

- By MINH_Q

26 Oct '15

New Products at RMAF CanJam Booth C23

Costa Mesa, CA | September 28th, 2015 | Audeze, maker of award-winning planar magnetic headphones, is excited to introduce new products at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, October 2nd through the 4th at the Marriott Denver Tech Center, CanJam Booth C23. The press is invited to visit us on Friday during press hours, 11am, at our booth for the unveiling of the LCD-4.

The LCD-4 Reference Headphone

Our goal with the LCD Collection has always been to connect you to your music in its purest form. Building on the many strengths of current planar magnetic technology, Audeze has significantly improved its transducer design and magnetic arrays to produce a new reference headphone, the LCD-4. It sounds incredibly fast, exciting and open while maintaining Audeze’s well-known quality sound.

The LCD-4 is the result of dedicated research, development and advancements in materials science. It features our amazing nano-scale Uniforce™ diaphragms and unique Double Fluxor™ magnet arrays for the most powerful magnetic flux density in existence, an incredible 1.5 Tesla. It also features a new comfortable suspension-type carbon fiber headband and delivers breathtaking high-resolution sound, imaging and transparency, with unmatched dynamics. It sounds incredibly open and transparent in the midrange and treble, and coupled with Audeze’s powerful bass removes the boundaries between artist and listener.

The LCD-4 carries on Audeze’s tradition of extra-large transducer size at a full 106mm, frequency response is 5Hz to 50kHz, and its impedance is 100 ohms. You’ll need a quality headphone amplifier to drive it. The LCD-4 is equipped with standard 4-pin mini-XLR jacks and ships with a 1/4in to dual 4-pin mini-XLR premium LCD headphone cable and professional travel case.

The LCD-4 will be available in late October by special order at   $3,995 MSRP.

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 their handcrafted products.

Visit us at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest CanJam Booth C23 October 2nd to the 4th at the Marriot Tech Center

4900 S. Syracuse Street, Denver, CO 80237 | Phone 303-740-2590 | Press event Friday 11am at the booth

 

New Products at RMAF CanJam Booth C23

Costa Mesa, CA | September 28th, 2015 | Audeze, maker of award-winning planar magnetic headphones, is excited to introduce new products at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, October 2nd through the 4th at the Marriott Denver Tech Center, CanJam Booth C23. The press is invited to visit us on Friday during press hours, 11am, at our booth for the unveiling of the LCD-4.

The LCD-4 Reference Headphone

Our goal with the LCD Collection has always been to connect you to your music in its purest form. Building on the many strengths of current planar magnetic technology, Audeze has significantly improved its transducer design and magnetic arrays to produce a new reference headphone, the LCD-4. It sounds incredibly fast, exciting and open while maintaining Audeze’s well-known quality sound.

The LCD-4 is the result of dedicated research, development and advancements in materials science. It features our amazing nano-scale Uniforce™ diaphragms and unique Double Fluxor™ magnet arrays for the most powerful magnetic flux density in existence, an incredible 1.5 Tesla. It also features a new comfortable suspension-type carbon fiber headband and delivers breathtaking high-resolution sound, imaging and transparency, with unmatched dynamics. It sounds incredibly open and transparent in the midrange and treble, and coupled with Audeze’s powerful bass removes the boundaries between artist and listener.

The LCD-4 carries on Audeze’s tradition of extra-large transducer size at a full 106mm, frequency response is 5Hz to 50kHz, and its impedance is 100 ohms. You’ll need a quality headphone amplifier to drive it. The LCD-4 is equipped with standard 4-pin mini-XLR jacks and ships with a 1/4in to dual 4-pin mini-XLR premium LCD headphone cable and professional travel case.

The LCD-4 will be available in late October by special order at   $3,995 MSRP.

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 their handcrafted products.

Visit us at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest CanJam Booth C23 October 2nd to the 4th at the Marriot Tech Center

4900 S. Syracuse Street, Denver, CO 80237 | Phone 303-740-2590 | Press event Friday 11am at the booth

 

Audeze Introduces New Products at CES 2015

- By MINH_Q

26 Oct '15

Audeze Introduces New Products at CES 2015

The EL-8 Open and Closed-Back Headphone and Deckard Headphone Amplifier

South Hall 1 Booth 22018 and Other Locations

Costa Mesa CA | January 6th, 2015 | Audeze, maker of highly acclaimed planar magnetic headphones, announced two new products today at CES, the EL-8 Planar Magnetic Headphone in open and closed-back versions plus the Deckard Headphone Amp/DAC.

The EL-8

With industrial design by BMW Group DesignworksUSA, the EL-8 Series headphones, both open and closed-back models, are exclusive, elegant, ergonomic, flexible and portable, all without compromising sound quality. It’s a refined and contemporary addition to the Audeze line. Devoid of anything superfluous and designed for lifelong ownership, the EL-8 is as crisp as the sound it reproduces, yet as warm as the comfort it affords. The suspended headband and contoured ear pads evenly distribute pressure and weight, reducing fatigue, improving fit, and ensuring it can be worn for hours. With fine wood accents and exceptional build quality

The EL-8 features the world’s most advanced planar magnetic technologies with sound quality unheard of in this or any other price category. This includes revolutionary Fluxor™ magnetic technology and nano-scale Uniforce™ diaphragms featuring leading-edge voice-coil technology. The Audeze EL-8 combines new magnetics science and space-age materials to deliver a stunning you-are-there sound experience.

Audeze EL-8 headphones let you fall in love with your music all over again. Your perfect music connection. MSRP: $699.

Audeze Deckard DAC/Headphone Amplifier

The slim-chassis Deckard, also with industrial design by BMW DesignworksUSA, is a powerhouse in a small, elegant package. The class-A circuitry drives Audeze headphones, or any others for that matter, extremely well. The internal DAC has impressive specs and handles 16- to 32-bits and sampling rates from 44.1kHz to 384kHz. There are front-panel switches for three gain settings and input (USB and Analog) as well as a smoothly-functioning volume control. The headphone output is a standard quarter-inch connector, and the Deckard can function as a line-level preamp - just add powered speakers and you have a great desktop audio system.

The sound is exciting, punchy, wideband with just the right amount of tonal color to make the experience come alive. The bass is outstanding, tight and well-controlled, the midrange wide open and colorful, the highs extended and sweet, never harsh or thin. MSRP: $699

Rediscover your passion and feel the excitement with Audeze!

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 our handcrafted products.

About BMW Group DesignworksUSA

DesignworksUSA is a creative consultancy that’s been driving innovation for forty years.  Acquired by BMW Group in 1995, DesignworksUSA enables its parent company as well as internationally-renowned clients outside the automotive industry to grow their businesses through a portfolio of creative consulting services.  With clients including Coca Cola, Dassault Aviation, Embraer, John Deere, HEAD, HP, Microsoft, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), Siemens, Intermarine, and Varian Medical Systems, DesignworksUSA is deeply immersed in a broad cross-section of industries. Combining cross-fertilized knowledge with strategic long-term perspectives and global context provided by studios in Los Angeles, Munich, and Shanghai, DesignworksUSA draws upon its unique and vibrant resources to create the future.  www.designworksusa.com 

Audeze Introduces New Products at CES 2015

The EL-8 Open and Closed-Back Headphone and Deckard Headphone Amplifier

South Hall 1 Booth 22018 and Other Locations

Costa Mesa CA | January 6th, 2015 | Audeze, maker of highly acclaimed planar magnetic headphones, announced two new products today at CES, the EL-8 Planar Magnetic Headphone in open and closed-back versions plus the Deckard Headphone Amp/DAC.

The EL-8

With industrial design by BMW Group DesignworksUSA, the EL-8 Series headphones, both open and closed-back models, are exclusive, elegant, ergonomic, flexible and portable, all without compromising sound quality. It’s a refined and contemporary addition to the Audeze line. Devoid of anything superfluous and designed for lifelong ownership, the EL-8 is as crisp as the sound it reproduces, yet as warm as the comfort it affords. The suspended headband and contoured ear pads evenly distribute pressure and weight, reducing fatigue, improving fit, and ensuring it can be worn for hours. With fine wood accents and exceptional build quality

The EL-8 features the world’s most advanced planar magnetic technologies with sound quality unheard of in this or any other price category. This includes revolutionary Fluxor™ magnetic technology and nano-scale Uniforce™ diaphragms featuring leading-edge voice-coil technology. The Audeze EL-8 combines new magnetics science and space-age materials to deliver a stunning you-are-there sound experience.

Audeze EL-8 headphones let you fall in love with your music all over again. Your perfect music connection. MSRP: $699.

Audeze Deckard DAC/Headphone Amplifier

The slim-chassis Deckard, also with industrial design by BMW DesignworksUSA, is a powerhouse in a small, elegant package. The class-A circuitry drives Audeze headphones, or any others for that matter, extremely well. The internal DAC has impressive specs and handles 16- to 32-bits and sampling rates from 44.1kHz to 384kHz. There are front-panel switches for three gain settings and input (USB and Analog) as well as a smoothly-functioning volume control. The headphone output is a standard quarter-inch connector, and the Deckard can function as a line-level preamp - just add powered speakers and you have a great desktop audio system.

The sound is exciting, punchy, wideband with just the right amount of tonal color to make the experience come alive. The bass is outstanding, tight and well-controlled, the midrange wide open and colorful, the highs extended and sweet, never harsh or thin. MSRP: $699

Rediscover your passion and feel the excitement with Audeze!

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 our handcrafted products.

About BMW Group DesignworksUSA

DesignworksUSA is a creative consultancy that’s been driving innovation for forty years.  Acquired by BMW Group in 1995, DesignworksUSA enables its parent company as well as internationally-renowned clients outside the automotive industry to grow their businesses through a portfolio of creative consulting services.  With clients including Coca Cola, Dassault Aviation, Embraer, John Deere, HEAD, HP, Microsoft, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), Siemens, Intermarine, and Varian Medical Systems, DesignworksUSA is deeply immersed in a broad cross-section of industries. Combining cross-fertilized knowledge with strategic long-term perspectives and global context provided by studios in Los Angeles, Munich, and Shanghai, DesignworksUSA draws upon its unique and vibrant resources to create the future.  www.designworksusa.com 

EL-8 Available at the APPLE ONLINE STORE

- By MINH_Q

26 Oct '15

The EL-8 is Now Available at the APPLE ONLINE STORE

New Awards and Cable News

Audeze is excited to announce that the EL-8 Planar Magnetic Headphone in open-back and closed-back versions will be available at the Apple Online Store. It includes an Apple cable with inline microphone and 3-button controls that will also work as standard audio cables. Some functions will work with Android (especially version 4.4.4) and Blackberry. Both audio cables are included, Apple and standard, and there’s no change to the $699 retail pricing.

Awards

Digital Trends gave the EL-8s a Top Tech CES 2015 Award plus an Editor’s Choice Award in their full review. Here are a few choice comments: 

“There’s an effortless, almost sumptuous way the EL-8s approach their revelation of detail … The EL-8 proved almost startling in their clarity, luminous and pristine, without ever becoming abrasive and especially impressive in the handling of higher instruments and percussive effects.”

Additional Cables

  • Balanced cable with 2 x 3.5mm stereo connectors for PONO and Sony PHA-3, $49 USA retail.
  • Balanced cable with 2.5mm connectors for Astell & Kern - $49 USA retail.

Prices subject to change

Audeze Direct

If you buy direct from Audeze there's a 30-day money-back guarantee. 

A sweet deal, get your EL-8s today!

 

The EL-8 is Now Available at the APPLE ONLINE STORE

New Awards and Cable News

Audeze is excited to announce that the EL-8 Planar Magnetic Headphone in open-back and closed-back versions will be available at the Apple Online Store. It includes an Apple cable with inline microphone and 3-button controls that will also work as standard audio cables. Some functions will work with Android (especially version 4.4.4) and Blackberry. Both audio cables are included, Apple and standard, and there’s no change to the $699 retail pricing.

Awards

Digital Trends gave the EL-8s a Top Tech CES 2015 Award plus an Editor’s Choice Award in their full review. Here are a few choice comments: 

“There’s an effortless, almost sumptuous way the EL-8s approach their revelation of detail … The EL-8 proved almost startling in their clarity, luminous and pristine, without ever becoming abrasive and especially impressive in the handling of higher instruments and percussive effects.”

Additional Cables

  • Balanced cable with 2 x 3.5mm stereo connectors for PONO and Sony PHA-3, $49 USA retail.
  • Balanced cable with 2.5mm connectors for Astell & Kern - $49 USA retail.

Prices subject to change

Audeze Direct

If you buy direct from Audeze there's a 30-day money-back guarantee. 

A sweet deal, get your EL-8s today!

 

Customer Service Representative

- By admin

16 Apr '15

We are looking for someone who enjoys working with customers and dealing with problems. Your typical daily duties include answering customer calls and e-mails about servicing our products and some technical questions.

You’ll follow up with any and all customer problems using our customer relationship management software. Provide feedback to Management for warranty and issue trends. Identify and evaluate opportunities to drive CS process improvements.

If you have experience in customer service, and you have audio product background, we want to talk to you. If you have technical knowledge, that’s a plus. Quick learner and ability to adapt to changing demands and conditions is a must. The position is based in our Costa Mesa, California office. Audeze offers competitive salary and benefits.  Email hr@audeze.com

 

We are looking for someone who enjoys working with customers and dealing with problems. Your typical daily duties include answering customer calls and e-mails about servicing our products and some technical questions.

You’ll follow up with any and all customer problems using our customer relationship management software. Provide feedback to Management for warranty and issue trends. Identify and evaluate opportunities to drive CS process improvements.

If you have experience in customer service, and you have audio product background, we want to talk to you. If you have technical knowledge, that’s a plus. Quick learner and ability to adapt to changing demands and conditions is a must. The position is based in our Costa Mesa, California office. Audeze offers competitive salary and benefits.  Email hr@audeze.com

 

Up and Running!

- By admin

05 Mar '15

Audeze is overwhelmed by the headphone community’s response to the robbery. We all deeply appreciate your efforts. This is the community that encouraged us to begin building headphones and grow and we thank each and every one of you for your messages of support. We also want to acknowledge and thank our dedicated staff for pulling together and getting us back into production making LCD Series headphones. Team spirit is high and everyone at Audeze is back to building headphones.

Audeze is overwhelmed by the headphone community’s response to the robbery. We all deeply appreciate your efforts. This is the community that encouraged us to begin building headphones and grow and we thank each and every one of you for your messages of support.

We also want to acknowledge and thank our dedicated staff for pulling together and getting us back into production making LCD Series headphones. Team spirit is high and everyone at Audeze is back to building headphones.

We've hired an investigative firm (former Federal and FBI agents) to get to the bottom of all this. If you have any information we ask you to contact the investigation team at security@audeze.com.

Thanks everyone...

Down but not out!

- By Sankar

01 Mar '15

Yesterday morning we learned there was the break-in at the Audeze factory. It looks like a well-planned coordinated job. The thieves crawled under and behind the racks to defeat our security system. Our finished goods inventory is wiped out and there is damage to our property. The thieves went through some of the raw materials and boxes and we are not sure of the full extent of the damage. The Costa Mesa police department is going through the factory collecting information and they’re being very helpful.

We’re a small company and all our employees are like family. Yesterday being Saturday was a holiday here. As news of the break-in spread many of our employees came to the office. A lot of them were worried about the consequences and what’s next if something of this magnitude happens to a small company like ours. Everyone was milling around the assembly line talking about how to get back on our feet.

Yesterday morning we learned there was the break-in at the Audeze factory. It looks like a well-planned coordinated job. The thieves crawled under and behind the racks to defeat our security system. Our finished goods inventory is wiped out and there is damage to our property. The thieves went through some of the raw materials and boxes and we are not sure of the full extent of the damage. The Costa Mesa police department is going through the factory collecting information and they’re being very helpful.

We’re a small company and all our employees are like family. Yesterday being Saturday was a holiday here. As news of the break-in spread many of our employees came to the office. A lot of them were worried about the consequences and what’s next if something of this magnitude happens to a small company like ours. Everyone was milling around the assembly line talking about how to get back on our feet. 

The new EL8s were supposed to ship and were in a separate area of the facility. Luckily this area was left untouched. In an impromptu act of solidarity, Ivan who handles our shipping started packing EL8s. Marco our assembly lead started working on organizing the space. Justin and Dave joined and started working as well. (We shipped the first EL8 customer unit to Russ from Texas). Nearly every one turned out and started working, picking up the pieces. Our sales team got in, getting the word out on social media and sending emails to our dealers. I had tears in my eyes and I walked away to write this post. I’ve had calls from customers and friends. People are posting leads for us on Facebook and other social media. The outpouring of support is really tremendous. 

We have announced a reward for anyone helping us arrest and convict the culprits. If you find any information or leads, please contact us at support@audeze.com or the Costa Mesa Police department at, 99 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA, (714) 754-5280. Meanwhile security is being beefed up at the warehouse and we are working with 

While this may be a big hit for a small company like Audeze in the short-term, we will actually grow stronger from all this. We will be back in business on Monday building headphones with the same love, care and craftsmanship. Thank you for all the help.

Sankar - sankar@audeze.com

Stolen Property

- By admin

28 Feb '15

Audeze in Costa Mesa was robbed last night (Feb 28) and about $250,000 worth of headphones were stolen. We are a small local manufacturer that makes Audio equipment for the audiophile and professional industry. They look pretty unique and many models are made of wood. All Audeze headphones also have a serial numbers. We will soon publish a list of all stolen products’ serial numbers. In addition, Audeze is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the thieves. If you have any information or questions, please write to: support@audeze.com.

If you find any information or leads, please contact us or the Costa Mesa Police department at, 99 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA, (714) 754-5280

Audeze in Costa Mesa was robbed last night (Feb 28) and about $250,000 worth of headphones were stolen. We are a small local manufacturer that makes Audio equipment for the audiophile and professional industry. They look pretty unique and many models are made of wood. All Audeze headphones also have a serial numbers. We will soon publish a list of all stolen products’ serial numbers. In addition, Audeze is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the thieves. If you have any information or questions, please write to: support@audeze.com.

If you find any information or leads, please contact us or the Costa Mesa Police department at, 99 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA, (714) 754-5280

EL-8 Graphs

- By admin

02 Feb '15

The following graphs illustrate the superb performance of the EL-8 exhibiting an ultra-smooth midrange and extremely deep bass. The frequency response shows everything you need to know about bass response. There's almost no noise and the squarewave is excellent for a single-sided magnet structure. 

Frequency Response  The THD+Noise Graph 30Hz Squarewave Response

 

The following graphs illustrate the superb performance of the EL-8 exhibiting an ultra-smooth midrange and extremely deep bass. The frequency response shows everything you need to know about bass response. There's almost no noise and the squarewave is excellent for a single-sided magnet structure. 

Frequency Response  The THD+Noise Graph 30Hz Squarewave Response

 

Ken Andrews interviewed for Audeze at The Village Studios Los Angeles

- By MINH_Q

29 Oct '14

Ken Andrews is the mix engineer for Paramore, Nine Inch Nails, A Day To Remember, M83 and the producer, engineer, songwriter of Failure. In this interview with Alex Rosson he discuses his career and his use of Audeze LCD Headphones.

 

Ken Andrews is the mix engineer for Paramore, Nine Inch Nails, A Day To Remember, M83 and the producer, engineer, songwriter of Failure. In this interview with Alex Rosson he discuses his career and his use of Audeze LCD Headphones.

 

Audeze Sponsors the Second Twilight Sessions

- By MINH_Q

11 Aug '14

Audeze is proud to sponsor the second of four celebrations of music with The Village Recorder and the The Crescent Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA. Discover the next generation of artists in this legendary studio brimming with history. Email RSVP@villagestudios.com and experience these great bands in person.

The second of these limited-capacity events this Saturday, August 16th, features BEACH PARTYThe Dead Ships, and In The Valley Below, plus a Special Guest Artist and DJ sets to open and close the night. Hope to see you all there! #villagestudios #TwilightSessions

Hope to see you all there! 

Audeze is proud to sponsor the second of four celebrations of music with The Village Recorder and the The Crescent Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA. Discover the next generation of artists in this legendary studio brimming with history. Email RSVP@villagestudios.com and experience these great bands in person.

The second of these limited-capacity events this Saturday, August 16th, features BEACH PARTYThe Dead Ships, and In The Valley Below, plus a Special Guest Artist and DJ sets to open and close the night. Hope to see you all there! #villagestudios #TwilightSessions

Hope to see you all there! 

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