EL-8 Closed-Back Headphone
The EL-8 is the clear choice for anyone looking for audiophile and pro-grade sound. Users worldwide rave about the quality and clarity of sound in this portable, over-the-ear headphone.
"The EL-8 Closed-Back is their lightest, most comfortable, best looking, easiest to drive, most affordable, made-in-the-U.S. headphone, and maintains Audeze’s signature sound. Well done!"
Exclusive EL-8 planar magnetic technology
Acoustically engineered for accuracy
Audeze’s innovative planar magnetic technology delivers astonishingly clear and accurate sound.
Diaphragms thinner than a human hair
We use space-age materials in a near weightless diaphragm that’s three times larger than typical headphones for fast response times, dramatically reduced distortion, higher resolution and improved imaging.
Near zero distortion
Patented Uniforce™ voice-coil technology delivers a uniform driving force across the entire diaphragm for near zero distortion.
Nearly double the magnetic driving force
Patented Fluxor™ Magnet Arrays focus the magnetic flux nearly doubling the power driving the diaphragm for even lower distortion and greater accuracy.
Patented Fazor™ Elements guide internal headphone soundwaves to avoid resonance producing a more accurate waveform.
Engineered and handcrafted in our California factory
The sturdy aluminum frame is built to last a lifetime, the earpads and headband are handcrafted with luxurious faux leather for best sound and maximum comfort. The headband fits everyone and contributes to superb long-term comfort. The EL-8 is made at our Southern California factory and engineered to immerse you in sound.
Cutting-edge industrial design by BMW’s i8 team
Our strategic partner Designworks, a BMW group subsidiary, provided the industrial design for the SINE. Audeze combines their cutting-edge designs with our own advanced planar magnetic technologies to create an astonishingly accurate sounding headphone with a custom aluminum frame and unique floating headband to provide maximum comfort over long listening sessions.
Audeze has inspired and empowered music creators around the world. We’re glad to be a part of the creative community and thank everyone who uses our products for movie, video and music production as well as just enjoying music!
"The EL-8 is their lightest, most comfortable, best looking, easiest to drive, most affordable, made-in-the-U.S. headphone, and maintains Audeze’s signature sound. Well done!"
Steve Guttenberg, Sound & Vision
"Beautiful, lifelike sound from one of the industry's top planar magnetic headphone-makers manufactured with high-quality craftsmanship."
Michael Calore, WIRED
"Audeze's new EL-8 Open-Back Headphones use a unique planar magnetic design to deliver ultra¬-detailed sound with visceral bass — straight from an iPhone!"
"The EL-8's special beauty was their holistic way with space and inner details. It sounded stronger, faster, punchier and more transparent than through my big floorstanders."
Herb Reichart, Stereophile
"It makes for an attractive sumptuousness on material with clean and well-extended bass, an area where the EL-8 unquestionably shines."
"There are hours upon hours of eloquent beauty to discover in the depths of your music collection when listening through the EL-8s."
Ryan Waniata, Digital Trends
- Planar magnetic drivers for better dynamics and frequency response
- Premium faux leather for style and durability
- Sleek contemporary design by DesignWorksUSA a BMW group company
- Light weight and folds flat for ultimate portability
- Fazor™ elements
- Fluxor™ magnetic arrays
- Uniforce™ diaphragms
- 2m (6.56 feet) Audeze headphone cable
- 3.5mm to 1/4in stereo adapter
|Transducer type||Planar magnetic|
|Magnetic structure||Fluxor™ magnets|
|Driver Size||100 mm|
|Maximum power handling||3W RMS / 9W PEAK|
|Frequency response||10Hz – 50kHz|
|Total harmonic distortion||<0.1% (1kHz, 1mW)|
|Efficiency||102dB / 1mW|
|Optimal power requirement||200mW – 4W|
To avoid damage to your headphones and/or hearing, ensure the volume on your player is turned down before connecting your headphones. After placing headphones on your head, gradually turn up the volume until you reach a comfortable listening level. Exposure to excessive sound levels can cause gradual hearing loss and damage your headphones.
Excessive power levels can damage your headphones. Be sure to stay within the rated power levels of 3W RMS / 9W PEAK to minimize the risk of damage, which is not covered under warranty.