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EL-8 Open-Back

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EL-8 Open-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 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!"

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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.

Internal soundwaves
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 EL-8. 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 CREATORS

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!"

STAFF

 

"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."

STAFF

 

"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

 

Features

  • 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

Audeze Technology

  • Fazor elements
  • Fluxor magnetic arrays
  • Uniforce diaphragms

Package Includes

  • 2m (6.56 feet) Audeze headphone cable
  • 3.5mm to 1/4in stereo adapter

 

Specifications

Style Open circumaural 
Transducer type Planar magnetic
Magnetic structure Fluxor magnets
Magnet type Neodymium
Driver Size 100 mm
Maximum power handling 15W (for 200ms)
Maximum SPL >130dB
Frequency response 10Hz – 50kHz
Total harmonic distortion <0.1% (1kHz, 1mW)
Impedance 30 ohms
Efficiency 102dB / 1mW
Optimal power requirement 200mW – 4W
Weight 460g