Audeze CRBN Electrostatic Headphones
Audeze CRBN Electrostatic Headphones

CRBN Electrostatic Headphones

The flagship electrostatic headphones from Audeze

2 Years




Featuring the most advanced electrostatic technology in decades, Audeze proudly introduces the CRBN electrostatic headphone (pronounced “carbon”), which features a new Patent-pending polymer film with suspended carbon nanotubes to eliminate problems commonly found in previous electrostatic designs. Originally developed for MRI medical applications, we’ve adapted those innovations for the audiophile version of CRBN, which top audio professionals have called the best sounding electrostatic headphone to-date.

Audeze originally developed this new technology working with Prof. Mark S. Cohen Ph.D., UCLA School of Medicine and his team, for use in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Typical ferrous metals could not be used, so we had to develop a new material, and that led us to patent a special thin film with suspended carbon nanotubes. This solves the problems associated with lamination and deposition on the film.

The CRBN driver includes a revolutionary ultra-thin diaphragm with carbon nanotubes suspended inside the material – unlike other electrostatic diaphragms, there is no coating. Because the charge is distributed throughout the film, this results in a uniform driving force that reduces distortion and improves clarity, resolution and transparency.

CRBN offers supreme comfort with its lightweight construction. At 470 grams, the minimalist design features materials such as magnesium and carbon fiber, which shaves off every gram while maintaining strength. The earpads are extra plush and slightly oversized, for a great seal and pillow-soft, cranium-cradling comfort.

CRBN is the ultimate in luxurious design, from the smooth curves of its uniquely etched grill to the depth of its finely polished marbled graphite acetate rings. Featuring hand-stitched premium leather, every detail has been fine-tuned, all the way down to the feel of the machined aluminium 5-pin connector.

CRBN is compatible with “Stax Pro Bias” 580 Volt amplifiers such those from Woo Audio, Linear Tube Audio, Mjolnir Audio, Headamp, Stax (of course) and others. The cable is terminated with the industry standard 5-pin barrel connector for maximum compatibility.

Over-ear, open-back

Transducer type
Push-pull electrostatic

Functional bias voltage
580 VDC Stax Pro Bias

Electrostatic capacitance
100 pF (including cable)

Diaphragm type
Ultra-thin custom carbon nanotube

Transducer size
120mm x 90mm

Frequency response
20Hz – 40kHz

Maximum SPL

<0.1% @ 90dB

Attached cable
2.5m OCC monocrystal copper, 5-pin Pro Bias

Magnesium, stainless steel and polymer acetate

Earpad material
Premium leather

Carbon fiber and premium leather


CRBN Headphone | Premium Aluminium Travel Case | Certificate of Authenticity