Audeze Sine are world's first on-ear planar magnetic headphones

Known for its chunky planar magnetic headphones, such as the LCD-3 (£1725) and EL-8 (£600), Audeze has launched its first on-ear design to use the technology.

The Audeze Sine, launched at CES 2016 alongside the EL-8 Titanium model, are the company's most portable headphones to date. Not just Audeze's lightest headphones, they can also fold flat.

Promising to be "the first of a new generation of on-ear planar magnetic headphones", they use the company's own Fluxor driver technology, plus Uniforce diaphragms. The goal being to deliver a sound with low distortion, good bass and excellent imaging.

The new model can be supplied with Audeze's Apple Lightning cable, which will bypass your iPhone or iPad's DAC, using its own integrated DSP and DAC. There's also a mic for taking calls.

The Audeze Sine headphones, priced $499, are due to start shipping in February.

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Joe is Content Director for T3 and What Hi-Fi?, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).