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Audeze EL-8 Open Back Headphones with Replaceable Cable

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  • Most advanced planar magnetic headphone available

  • Open back earcup design provides spacious and natural sound experience

  • Accurate bass extension with engaging midrange and highly detailed trebles

  • Pairs beautifully with most portable players and mobile phones

  • Designed by BMWDesignWorks USA

Audeze EL-8 Open Back Headphones with Replaceable Cable

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Audeze EL-8 Open Back Version

Never ending innovation from Audeze, the leaders of planar magnetic headphone technology. Taking on the task to create the world's most most advanced planar magnetic headphone, Audeze have created the EL-8 out of passion for achieving true studio sound. Equipped with advanced technologies and crafted with care and attention, this open backed headphone offers luxury reference level listening when connected to a low-powered external headphone amplifier or portable device.

It’s almost like taking a step closer to the music

Digital Trends

Instead of utilising traditional dynamic cone drivers, Audeze EL-8 employs a neodymium magnetic planar transducer design. Magnetic planar technology differs from traditional dynamic cone designs by suspending a thin lightweight diaphragm within a parallel magnetic plane comprised of an array of magnets. The benefits of a magnetic planar design include faster transient response due to the lighter diaphragm, a wide frequency with low distortion, better heat dissipation, fewer moving parts for greater durability without the kind of sonic degradation.

Audeze EL-8 are a refined and contemporary addition to the acclaimed Audeze planar magnetic headphone heritage that personifies modern luxury. Devoid of anything superfluous and designed for lifelong ownership, the EL-8 is as crisp as the sound it reproduces, yet as warm as the comfort it affords. The suspended headband and contoured ear pads evenly distribute pressure and weight, reducing fatigue and improving fit.

Uncompromising sound experience.


Audeze EL-8 Open Back Headphones


Fluxor Magnetic Structure
With new, patent-pending Fluxor magnetic technology the Audeze EL-8 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 Elements
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 enhanced presentation.

Uniforce Diaphragms
Patent-pending Uniforce diaphragms configured with variable trace widths in the voice-coil that effectively capture variations in the magnetic field within the magnetic gaps creating a uniform driving force across the diaphragm surface. This results in dramatically reduced distortion, higher resolution and improved imaging.




Digital Trends Commemorates Audeze EL-8 Headphones with 'Editors' Choice' Award

Digital Trends

“If you’re looking to step into serious performance for under a grand, Audeze’s EL-8 are a shining beacon at the top of their class.”



CNET's Audiophiliac Initial Short Review of Audeze EL-8 Headphones


“I love this headphone, it delivers extraordinary resolution, hard-hitting dynamics, accurate and powerful bass, and spacious imaging. The Audeze EL-8 is a force to be reckoned with.”

Audeze EL-8 Open Back Headphones


  • Style: Open back, circumaural (around the ear)
  • Transducer type: Planar magnetic
  • Magnetic structure: Fluxor magnets
  • Magnet type: Neodymium
  • Transducer size: 100mm
  • Maximum power handling: 15W
  • Sound pressure level: >130dB
  • Frequency response: 10Hz - 50kHz
  • Total harmonic distortion: <0.1%
  • Impedance: 30Ω
  • Efficiency: 102dB
  • Optimal power requirement: 200mW - 4W
  • Weight: 460g

 Audeze EL-8 Open Back Headphones


  • Flexible, portable, lightweight and loaded with advanced technologies
  • Open back design provides spacious and natural sound experience
  • Accurate bass extension with engaging midrange and highly detailed trebles
  • Pairs beautifully with most portable players and mobile phones
  • External amplifier or high resolution audio player will bring out the best sound
  • Most advanced planar magnetic headphone technology available
  • Patent-pending Fluxor magnetic structure, Fazor elements and Uniforce diaphragms
  • Suspended headband and contoured earpads offer perfect fit and wearing comfort
  • Designed by BMWDesignWorks USA

 Audeze EL-8 Open Back Headphones



  • Audeze EL-8 open-back planar magnetic headphones
  • 3.5mm terminated Audeze audio cable (2m)
  • 3.5mm to 6.35mm stereo jack adaptor
  • Ownser's manual
  • Warranty documents


Try Audeze EL-8 Headphones

The Audeze EL-8 is available to try at our demo room facility in Lancing, Sussex (close to Brighton and just 1 hour and 20 mins from London Victoria by train).

To book a session you can fill out our Appointment Form or call us on 01903 768910.

You can also find out more about Audeze on our dedicated Brand Page.

Product TypeHeadphones
Feature KeywordComfortable, Hi-Fi, Lightweight, Open, Over Ear, Over Head, Professional, Studio
Recommended UseDigital audio player, Hi-Fi, Portable audio system, Studio
Manufacturer Warranty1 Year
Included Accessories3.5mm terminated Audeze audio cable (2m), 3.5mm to 6.35mm stereo jack adaptor, Ownser's manual, Warranty documents
Part NumberEL-8-OB
Headphone Fit TypeOver Ear
Headphones TypeHeadphones - binaural
Cable EntryDual Sided
Cable Length2m
Connector AngleStraight
Connector TypeHeadphones (3.5 mm stereo jack)
Detachable CableYes
Driver Size100mm
Driver TypePlanar Magnetic
Connectivity TechnologyWired
Earcup DesignOpen Back
Frequency Response10Hz - 50kHz
Headphones Form FactorOver Ear
Headphones TechnologyPlanar Magnetic
Number of DriversNo
Sound Isolation (dB)No
Sound Output ModeStereo
Smartphone CompatibilityNo
Smartphone ControlsNo
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)<0.1%
Wireless TechnologyNo

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