Audeze headphones closed DEMO Audeze EL8 demo model
Audeze headphones closed DEMO Audeze EL8 demo model Audeze headphones Audeze EL8 demo model Audeze headphones Audeze EL8 demo model Audeze headphones Audeze EL8 demo model Audeze headphones open demo Audeze EL8 demo model

Audeze EL8 demo model


€ 499.00 € 839.00

Click here if you want to be informed as soon as this article is available.

  1. Sensational......
  2. Quote magazine STEREO "For the pleasure of listening" Audeze EL-8
  3. "What distinguishes the Audeze is its complete, truly adult sound. No area is the victim of pubertal arrogance, everything is exactly where it belongs. Tonal suits everything here, a grand piano sounds soft and powerful at times, but it always gives an idea of ​​its enormous dimensions, and that - especially pleasingly - even at low levels, which you can enjoy through a closed listener, largely undisturbed by outside noise.
  4. Voices, be it Rickie Lee Jones or Willy deVille, sound as if they're used to very good speakers - a special experience.
  5. For me, the Audeze EL-8 is currently the only closed handset that I strongly recommend for a hearing test.Quote Michael Lang (Managing Editor) in STEREO Issue 7 / 2015 July, page 33. Read the full review (PDF):STEREO_07_2015_AUDEZE_EL-8_Closed
  6. 18. June 2015
  7. Posted in AUDEZE, Review
  8. EL-8 Open-Back Headphone
  9. The EL-8 is flexible, portable, lightweight and loaded with new technology for extreme performance. It works beautifully with most portable players and phones. Designed by BMW DesignWorks USA and available in open and closed-back models, they're built with superb craftsmanship, wood veneer accents, and enormous attention to detail. The EL-8 features the world's most advanced planar magnetic technology with sound quality unheard of in this or any other price category.
  10. Package Includes
  1. 2m (6.56 feet) Audeze headphone cable
  2. 3.5mm to 1 / 4 in stereo adapter
  3. Patent Pending
  4. Fazor elements
  5. Fluxor magnetic structure
  6. Uniforce diaphragms
  7. Specifications
  8. 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
  9. The Audeze EL-8 magnetostatic is a lightweight, high-performance, new-technology headset that works with most portable and mobile phones. The design comes from BMW DesignWorks USA, the EL-8 is available as an open and closed handset. It has the most advanced magnetostatic technology and sound quality that is not found in this price range. The combination of hand-crafted manufacturing, advanced materials and technologies results in incredibly accurate headphones.

FLUXOR ™ magnet technology
The patent-pending Fazor technology, first introduced in the LCD series, is also used in the EL-8. Fazor are specially shaped acoustic elements mounted on either side of the magnet structure. They improve the sound transparency by optimizing the sound emission of large area membranes. The advantages include a more even frequency response, further extended high-frequency reproduction and lower distortion with better stage presentation.

UNIFORCE ™ Diaphragm Technology
The patent-pending Uniforce membrane developed by AUDEZE for the EL-8 is a first in the audio industry. The width of their tracks effectively adapts to the locally different field strengths of the magnetic gaps, resulting in an extremely uniform driving force across the entire membrane surface. This leads to drastically reduced distortion, higher resolution and better spatial imaging.


Audeze_Logo_2014_BlackEvery hi-fi friend knows that due to their low moving mass, surface radiators have fundamental advantages in the resolution of the finest details. However, this advantage is associated with disadvantages in loudspeaker construction, such as the acoustic short circuit due to the lack of housing or the partly unwanted reflection of rearward sound components.

For headphones, however, these disadvantages remain. Here, the flat membrane transducer can fully exploit its strengths.

The fact that there are so few manufacturers of such types of receivers is due to the not inconsiderable know-how required for mass production of long-term stable and nevertheless sufficiently thin foil membranes.

The US-American company AUDEZE (pronounced Odyssey) claims to be building the best foil membrane headphones that money can buy.

The Californians benefit from their special experience in the field of state-of-the-art measuring technology and stress-free production and assembly of thinnest membrane materials. AUDEZE LCD Headphones are manufactured in-house in the US to have complete control over the quality of the manufacturing process at all times.

The handsets, designed as open or closed magnetostats, have a self-supporting neodymium stator housing and an extremely thin membrane whose surface is made of 80% of trace material. This is controlled in the push-pull principle, so that there is a completely symmetrical driving force.

The extraordinarily large membrane surface ensures that the sound covers even large parts of the auricle, thus ensuring a very natural spatial impression.

From the factory, the transducers are precisely measured and selected in pairs. This results in a maximum left-right deviation of only +/- 0,5 dB.

For example, Tyll Hertsens already said about the first Audeze LCD-2 headphones "the best headphones I've measured, and not by a small margin" and "my new favorite headphones, not for their measurements but for their sound." (Source

The listeners of AUDEZE are frugal in power consumption and at the same time with 133 dB extremely low. Such high levels are of course not recommended for continuous sound, but say a lot about the low distortion in short-term impulses, as they occur, for example, in a solo piano piece.

On the wearing comfort one paid special attention at AUDEZE. The headphones convince by a very good fit with medium contact pressure. The high-quality upholstered pads also help to ensure that even longer listening sessions do not lead to fatigue. The specially designed housings not only give the models their characteristic appearance, but also provide a particularly low-resonance work environment for the transducers.

The music playback via AUDEZE headphones is characterized by a very accurate drawing of even the finest details. However, there can be no question of an analytic sound here. On the contrary: AUDEZE headphones present even the most complex sound structures with a naturalness that is naturally natural, which never gets annoying even during prolonged listening. The batchless pressure and the blackness in the bass range form the credible foundation for this.

AUDEZE offers innovative solutions for accurate sound acquisition and reproduction. The reproduction systems, which are equipped with the latest innovations in material development, produce a crystal-clear sound and offer an incomparable acoustic performance. The team consists of a mix of different personalities, including entrepreneurs who have already successfully established various startups in the market, and including engineers who have years of experience with digital media in the pro and high-end audio sectors. All products are made in the United States of America. AUDEZE was founded 2009.

"The EL-8 is their lightest, most comfortable, best looking, easiest to drive, most affordable, made-in-the-US headphone, and maintains Audeze's signature sound.

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 What's Her 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 after hours of eloquent beauty to discover in the depths of your music collection when listening through the EL-8s."

Ryan Waniata, Digital Trends