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Audeze EL-8 Titanium Portable Planar Magnetic Headphones

The Audeze EL-8 is the clear choice for anyone looking for audiophile and pro-grade sound in a portable and good-looking package. Users worldwide rave about the quality and clarity of sound in this portable, over-the-ear headphone.

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Absolute Sound Fidelity. Excellent Portability.

Experience your music on the go, in realism never heard before. The Audeze EL-8 Titanium headphones utilise the same planar magnetic transducers as all their top audiophile headphones, yet pack it into a portable and sleek design. The EL-8 neatly connects with a lighting cable to provide Apple users with true high-resolution uncompromised audio – not just for music playback, but for voice calls as well. Audeze achieves this high-fidelity sound by running a full 24-bit digital signal through an integrated DAC, DSP and amplifier bypassing the basic quality electronics of the mobile device. The Titanium EL-8 features iconic industrial design by Designworks – a BMW Group subsidiary – which not only gives it an edge in comfort but also in appeal.

For non-Apple device compatibility, the headphones also include a standard analogue cable.

Audeze EL-8 Titanium Portable Planar Magnetic Headphones

Exclusive EL-8 Planar Magnetic Technology

Acoustically engineered for beautiful sound

Audeze’s innovative planar magnetic technology delivers astonishingly clear and accurate sound.

Diaphragms thinner than a human hair

Audeze uses space-age materials in a near weightless diaphragm that’s three times larger than typical headphones for fast response times, dramatically reduced distortion, higher resolution and improved imaging.

Near zero distortion

Patented Uniforce™ voice-coil technology delivers a uniform driving force across the entire diaphragm for near zero distortion.

Nearly double the magnetic driving force

Patented Fluxor™ Magnet Arrays focus the magnetic flux nearly doubling the power driving the diaphragm for even lower distortion and greater accuracy.

Internal soundwaves

Patented Fazor™ Elements guide internal headphone soundwaves to avoid resonance producing a more accurate waveform.

What is a Planar Magnetic Driver?

Planar Magnetic technology differs from traditional dynamic cone driver designs by suspending a thin lightweight diaphragm within a parallel magnetic plane comprised of an array of magnets. The diaphragm is much lighter when compared to a traditional dynamic cone and has a printed circuit spread across a thin-film substrate on the surface of the diaphragm, as opposed to a cone attached to a voice coil. When the audio signal from the amplifier reaches the circuit, it magnetizes the diaphragm within the field and produces sound.

Planar Magnetic Technology Brings your Music to Life

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 that cones are susceptible to, and better amplifier compatibility because the circuit functions as an almost entirely restive load.

Audeze EL-8 Titanium Portable Planar Magnetic Headphone Cable

The World’s First 24-Bit Lightning Cable For Higher-Resolution Sound

Immerse yourself in sound with Audeze’s one-of-a-kind CIPHER cable for a significant upgrade to your listening experience. It features an inline system-on-a-chip that drives your music to levels you never dreamed of by bypassing the iPhone’s internal DAC and amplifier and streaming high-resolution audio to our high-quality DAC with DSP for significantly better sound quality. The Cipher cable also features a SIRI-compatible microphone for voice calls.

Customize Your Sound In Real-Time With The Audeze iOS App

The Audeze DSP app features two presets to personalize your music playback. It features a 10-band equalizer that changes EQ in real time. Refine the bass levels and tamp down the highs on peaky recordings you still love. Save two EQ curve presets that travel with the cable when switching devices.

Patented Fazor Technology

The headphones also implement the Audeze’s patent-pending Fazor technology to guide and manage the flow of sound for better clarity, phasing, 3-D imaging, and frequency response. The magnetic structure creates a uniform magnetic field across the diaphragm, without the need for additional ferromagnetic material traditionally found in other planar headphones to remove magnetic interference, reduce harmonic distortion, and lower overall weight.

Audeze EL-8 Titanium Portable Planar Magnetic Headphones

Engineered and Handcrafted in Audeze’s California Factory

The sturdy aluminium frame is built to last a lifetime, the earpads and headband are handcrafted with luxurious faux leather for best sound and maximum comfort. The headband fits everyone and contributes to superb long-term comfort. The EL-8 is made at Audeze’s Southern California factory and engineered to immerse you in the clearest sound and most life-like music.

Cutting-edge Industrial Design by BMW’s i8 Team

Audeze’s strategic partner Designworks, a BMW group subsidiary, provided the industrial design for the EL-8. Audeze combines their cutting-edge designs with advanced planar magnetic technologies to create an astonishingly accurate-sounding headphone with a custom aluminium frame and unique floating headband to provide maximum comfort over long listening sessions.

Audeze EL-8 Titanium Portable Planar Magnetic Headphones
Acoustic Seal

Closed Back

Detachable Cable


Driver Type

Planar Magnetic

Frequency Response

10 Hz – 50 kHz

Headphone Type

Circumaural (around ear)


30 Ohm

Noise Attenuation

Not Disclosed By Manufacturer

Nominal SPL

130 dB


Not Specified by Manufacturer