The Audeze EL-8 Closed-Back headphones deliver superb sound quality for all the music on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod. Thanks to the special planar magnetic driver derived from Audeze's top-of-the-line headphones, the EL-8 model gives you a lifelike listening experience with an extended frequency response that opens up a new breadth of sound. To match the EL-8's superior audio, its industrial design is by BMW’s DesignWorks. And durable aluminum construction ensures that you'll have lasting enjoyment.
By using a planar magnetic driver instead of a cone-type speaker, the EL-8 offers exceptional transient response and extended bass — virtually flat to 25Hz — along with the lowest Total Harmonic Distortion. These qualities help put you “right there” with the artist.
The EL-8 comes in two flavors: open back and closed back. If you want the most open and “ethereal” sound, then the open back version is your choice. However, because the headphone is open, there is some sound leakage. If you need more sound isolation at the expense of a slightly less expansive soundstage — but with some added bass presence — then the closed back version is your best choice. In terms of visual differences, the open back model has a grill on the earcup, while the closed back model is solid.
Special planar magnetic driver delivers a lifelike audio with a wider range of frequency response.