KJ West One - Connoisseurs of Sound - Est. 1965
KJ West One - Connoisseurs of Sound - Est. 1965

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EL-8 Closed-Back Headphones


The closed-back EL-8 offers all the benefits of the open-back EL-8 — flexible, lightweight and loaded with new technology — while isolating the listener and reducing ambient noise as no sound escapes the earcups.

The EL-8 closed-back is also sensitive enough to be driven directly by portable players and smartphones, but an external amplifier produces better results. They're built with superb craftsmanship, wood veneer accents and enormous attention to detail.

Audeze's award-winning headphones are known for their signature sound created by Audeze's advanced transducer technology allied with the finest craftsmanship and hand-selected woods. Employing unique design and advanced transducer technology, Audeze headphones provide total comfort for hours on end. Combining legendary style with the world’s most advanced planar magnetic technology, delivering the ultimate listening experience.

With new, patent-pending Fluxor magnetic technology introduced in the EL-8, Audeze delivers nearly double the magnetic flux density of the highest-grade neodymium magnetic circuits. This remarkable achievement results in reduced weight with greater efficiency to work with mobile devices.

Fazor technology, introduced in the LCD Collection, is also integrated into the EL-8. Fazors are special acoustical elements positioned on either side of the magnetic structure that enhances transparency by influencing sound waves generated by large planar diaphragms. Benefits include extended frequency response, improved high-frequency extension, phase response, and lowered distortion with better imaging.

The EL-8’s patent-pending Uniforce diaphragm employs an industry first; variable trace widths in the voice-coil that effectively capture variations in the magnetic field within the magnetic gaps by equalizing the forces of the individual traces, creating a uniform driving force across the diaphragm surface. This results in dramatically reduced distortion, higher resolution and improved imaging.

The EL-8s are a remarkable achievement in engineering, comfort and style. Its performance surpasses anything on the market in its price range. 

The closed-back model has all the sonic benefits of theopen-back model and provides a quiet listening environment, even in noisy areas, to fullyenjoy music with virtually no ambient noise.

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