Available in open- or closed-back designs, the Audeze EL-8 headphones still use the company's preferred planar magnetic technology.
Happily, at £600 (US $699), they are a fair bit cheaper than those £1700+ cans.
Comfortable, stylish and built to last but with the same exacting focus on sound quality is how Audeze describes the new EL-8 headphones, with the suspended headband and contoured earpads designed for long listening sessions.
As well as the company's planar magnetic tech, there's a Uniforce diaphragm, which uses material originally developed by NASA for lightweight, ultra-strong electronics that would work in space. So they should be OK in your front room.
The new headphones are due out in Spring for £600.
Also new from Audeze is the Deckard DAC/headphones amplifier. The DAC handles 16-bit and 32-bit files and sampling rates right up to 384kHz.
USB and analogue inputs keep connections simple, while you can connect headphones or a set of powered speakers. We're waiting on confirmation of pricing and a release date.