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"They seemed to deliver a realistic sense of space I’d never encountered before, in speakers or headphones."

- Brent Butterworth, SoundStage Solo

 

The story of Audeze’s CRBN electrostatic headphones, which the company announced today, is unusual. And judging from the brief listen I got last week at Audeze’s Santa Ana, California, headquarters, so is the end result.


The CRBN grew out of Audeze’s work with UCLA’s Staglin IMHRO Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and industrial design firm Boombang, attempting to create high-quality, noise-canceling headphones that patients in MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machines could use. The headphones couldn’t have any metal parts, because they would interfere with the machines and possibly burn patients because of electrical voltage induced by the powerful magnetic fields...
Read Brent's full story and experience with CRBN here.