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Review: Audeze LCD2 Classic – Modern Oldschool

By | April 17th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Audeze LCD2 Classic is a look back at the original Audeze LCD2 which changed the personal audio world.

Disclaimer: The Audeze LCD2 Classic was sent to us by Audeze for review. Audeze is not related to Headfonia in any other way.

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If you’ve been following the personal audio world for the last 10 years, then Audeze will ring many bells. The California, USA based company completely changed and upped the headphone game to new levels. Bio from the Audeze site:

Audeze’s origins go back to 2008 when founders Sankar Thiagasamudram and Alexander Rosson met engineer Pete Uka who developed specialized flexible circuit materials for NASA.Read the full article

Audeze Mobius Review

By | April 14th, 2019|Categories: Headfonics|Tags: , , , , |

8.7ScoreDisclaimer: The Audeze Mobius sent to us is a sample in exchange for our honest opinion. We thank the team at Audeze for giving us this opportunity. To read more about Audeze products we have reviewed on Headfonics click here. I’ve been a long time fan of Audeze, from inception to the current stardate. I […]

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Audeze LCD-4z Headphone Review

By | March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Innerfidelity|

What do you do when you have what many critics in the hobby hail as one of the finest headphones in the world – the LCD-4 – but lament that they are difficult to drive from anything than the most grunt-worthy amplifier? If you’re Audeze you have your engineering teams go back to the Planar-Magnetic open-headphone drawing board and come up with something that sounds just as good, but that can be driven by not only any portable or desktop amplifier on the market, but could be even be powered by a smart phone.… Read the full article

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Headphone Review Update: Sennheiser HD 820, Audeze LCD-4z, Meze Empyrean

By | March 5th, 2019|Categories: Innerfidelity|

Things here at the bungalow are settling down into a more well-oiled machine status after the birth of my second daughter a few weeks ago, and with that comes more in-depth reviews.

With that said I wanted to let readers know what was coming up in the pipeline so they knew what to expect in the coming weeks.

First up will be the closed-back, dynamic-driver Sennheiser HD 820 equipped with the company’s “ring radiator” technology. The HD 820 is the latest iteration of the legendary 800-series (HD 800, HD800S).… Read the full article

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Audeze LCD-4z Planar Magentic Headphone

By | February 26th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

Audeze LCD-4z Planar Magentic Headphone

A few years ago, I got a call from the late Arnie Nudell, perhaps the best designer of high-performance loudspeakers in history. He raved about how good the Audeze LCD-4 planar-magnetic headphone was and encouraged me to buy a pair. Indeed, the LCD-4 garnered many rave reviews, most notably for its clarity, deep bass extension, and exceptional midrange performance. However, with its high-impedance 200-ohm voice coil, the LCD-4 required a powerful headphone amplifier, essentially ruling it out for portable applications. Additionally, some objected to the LCD-4’s relatively heavy and bulky feel.… Read the full article

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Audeze release Bluetooth iSINE headphones and CIPHER Bluetooth Module

By | January 8th, 2019|Categories: Innerfidelity|

Bluetooth continues to muscle in on high-end headphone audio as a viable high-resolution alternative to getting tangled up in cables and Audeze is wasting no time capitalizing on the success of it’s Mobius wireless gaming headset’s cutting-edge Bluetooth implementation by spreading that wireless love to the both popular and critically-acclaimed iSINE series of micro planar-magnetic IEMs.

Not only are the iSINE20, iSINE10, and iSINE LX available as Bluetooth 5.0-enabled models for $599, $399, and $259 USD respectively, with support for aptX, aptX HD and eight-hour battery life, but Audeze is offering the Bluetooth module itself – CIPHER – for $99 USD separately and that piece of slick tech turns any existing iSINE headphone into a Bluetooth headset.… Read the full article

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InnerFidelity Podcast No. 4 with Audeze's Sankar Thiagasamudra

By | November 17th, 2018|Categories: Innerfidelity|

Episode No. 4: From the original LCD-1 driver to a full lineup of planar-magnetic headphones, Audeze’s meteoric rise as one of personal audio’s premium headphone makers has been undeniably impressive in the crowded space of the market.

Always the innovator, Audeze’s CEO Sankar Thiagasamudram has led the company through many of the industry’s firsts – Lightning cable capability, wafer-thin planar-driver diaphragms and now into the gaming sector with the DSP-oriented Mobius headphone.

Sankar sits down with us to discuss the company’s short but interesting history and what it takes to create your own North Star and stay the path, regardless of any hurdles you may find along the way.… Read the full article

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RMAF 2018: Audeze LCD2 Closed-Back with Chord Hugo TT2 and M Scaler

By | October 30th, 2018|Categories: Innerfidelity|

CANJAM at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest this year was a beehive of activity with both young and old darting from table to table and eagerly throwing on headphones and spending extended amounts of time conducting listening sessions and asking a plethora of questions of those company employees tasked with manning the high-traffic booths.

The Audeze section was no exception, especially with new models like the LCD2 Closed-Back ($899 USD) set-up for demos, here with the daunting duo of the Chord Hugo TT2 DAC, preamplifier and headphone amplifier ($5,795 USD) and one million-tap digital upscaler Hugo M Scaler.… Read the full article

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Audeze Mobius: the most advanced gaming headset ever made?

By | October 1st, 2018|Categories: TechRadar|

Audeze is already one of the best headphone-makers in the world. It makes incredible planar magnetic headphones, some of which costs thousands of pounds.

It's no surprise that when Audeze puts its expertise into a gaming headset, we end up with something very special indeed. This is the Audeze Mobius. Much more than just a normal set, it tracks your head position for even more immersive 3D surround sound. 

And, no, you don't have to pay thousands for this headset, but a much less scary £349.… Read the full article

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Audeze Mobius Preview

By | September 5th, 2018|Categories: Innerfidelity|

Audeze’s Sankar Thiagasamudram was curious if I’d be interested in his company’s latest effort – the $399 USD Mobius – targeted mainly at gamers and multi-channel audio-mastering professionals in the film industry.

The Mobius features a suite of software management tools utilizing Waves Nx DSP technology that allows for an incredible amount of personalized sonic customization. According to Audeze “Waves is … the driving power behind hit records, major motion pictures and popular video games the world over.” Waves has received a Technical Grammy® Award [and] is acclaimed by top professional and prosumer users worldwide.” Waves tech includes Room Emulation which creates a “…sense of space and reflection of the sound within a room.”

Integrated Head Tracking that enables the Mobius to “precisely track even the tiniest head movements 1,000 times a second and feeds the 3D emulation algorithm.”

Sound Localization technology adjusts “as the positioning of your head changes, Mobius identifies and maintains the source of the sound, changing dynamically as you move.”

I responded I’d be happy to try the Audeze Mobius, adding that since my son was an avid gamer and attending a technical film school perhaps I’d let him take them for a spin as well.… Read the full article

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