Product Comparison: Audeze EL-8 Open Back vs Audeze EL-8 Closed Back


General Specifications
Brand
Audeze
Audeze
Model
EL-8 Open Back
EL-8 Closed Back
Origin
USA
USA
About the Product
The EL-8 is the clear choice for anyone looking for audiophile and pro-grade sound. Users worldwide rave about the quality and clarity of sound in this portable, over-the-ear headphone.
EL8 Closed back headphones have Planar Magnetic drivers for better bass, more accurate midrange, and incredible transient response. Instruments like snare drum and acoustic guitar sound much more realistic with Audeze's technology.
Size & Weight
Height
10.1 in.
7.9 in.
Width
9.2 in.
6.7 in.
Depth
4.2 in.
3.9 in.
Weight
18.34 oz.
19.05 oz.

Audeze EL-8 Open Back

Audeze EL-8 Closed Back

Audeze EL-8 Open Back

Audeze EL-8 Closed Back

Audeze EL-8 Open Back

Audeze EL-8 Closed Back

Audeze EL-8 Open Back

Audeze EL-8 Closed Back

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Audeze EL-8 Open Back Over Ear, Headphone
  • Its really comfortable and has a nice clamping force, not too tight, and not too light either. Perfect weight and size.
  • Excellent weight balance, they sit perfectly on the head and do not fall when tilted.
  • While the EL-8 isn’t by no means a small headphone, it is compact for a full-size open-back.
  • The only minor gripe I have is that it would have been nice if Audeze had been a little more generous in headband size.
  • Not a portable size and doesn't fold. Sound could be airier and soundstage more expansive.
Audeze EL-8 Closed Back Over Ear, Headphone
  • The ear pads are plush and good size, and despite the weight, they don't generally slide around.
  • Good-sized headphones to sit comfortably on my head.
  • Their weight and,size got too much. My head and ears and side of,face felt bruised.
  • I returned these as their weight was too much and sound was a bit thin and unimpressive.
  • Too bulky to wear in public. A lot of sound leakage. They’re heavier than your typical big headphones, although nowhere near as bulky as the LCD-X.
Features
Type
Wired
Wired
Sensitivity
102 dB
98 dB
Min. Frequency Range
10 Hz
10 Hz
Max. Frequency Range
50 kHz
50 kHz
Impedance
30 Ω
30 Ω
Driver Diameter
3.94 in.
3.94 in.
In-Line Remote
No
No
Microphone
No
No
Extras
Sleek contemporary design, Premium faux leather, Patented Uniforce™ voice-coil technology, Patented Fluxor™ Magnet Arrays, Patented Fazor™ Elements, Planar magnetic drivers
Planar magnetic drivers, Premium faux leather, Sleek contemporary design, Patented Uniforce™ voice-coil technology, Patented Fluxor™ Magnet Arrays, Patented Fazor™ Elements

Audeze EL-8 Open Back

Audeze EL-8 Closed Back

Audeze EL-8 Open Back

Audeze EL-8 Closed Back

Audeze EL-8 Open Back

Audeze EL-8 Closed Back

Audeze EL-8 Open Back

Audeze EL-8 Closed Back

Audeze EL-8 Open Back

Audeze EL-8 Closed Back

What customers say about "Features"
Audeze EL-8 Open Back Over Ear, Headphone
  • Amazing open sound stage, sounds great even without a amplifier to push the amount of power it is capable of crystal clear at every frequency.
  • I like what it has optional cable with Apple lightning connection and custom in-line DAC.
  • The impedance of the EL-8 is only 30 ohms, so it’s easily driven by mobile devices.
  • These have a very dynamic audio presentation with powerful bass. Not bass head bass just accurate well defined bass. Mid's are well presented as are the highs.
  • The cable is crap. If you yank the cable out of the headphones just slightly too hard, your cable can easily break.
Audeze EL-8 Closed Back Over Ear, Headphone
  • These do have great low frequency response, which is actually preferable for what I need.
  • Audio is good for modern pop/rock music. Heavy bass and low midtones.
  • The Audeze have very nice bass for a headphone. I can just say it sounds great.
  • The headphones are great but the cable is insanely bad - the connection in the headphone jack breaks after being used for a few hours, meaning there's no sound to the left ear.
  • There is no mic shipped with these headphones. Not sure why they advertised In-line mic. There is no mic here.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE

Audeze EL-8 Open Back

Audeze EL-8 Closed Back

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