Audeze has announced two new products today at CES, the EL-8 Planar Magnetic Headphone in open-back and closed-back Audeze_CES_2015versions plus the Deckard Headphone Amp/DAC .

The EL-8
With industrial design by BMW Group DesignworksUSA, the EL-8 headphones, both open and closed-back models, is “exclusive, elegant, ergonomic, flexible and portable without compromising sound quality”.

The EL-8 features Fluxor™ magnetic technology and a Uniforce™ diaphragm material that was originally developed by NASA for lightweight electronics to withstand the rigors of space. Audeze reengineered this super strong material to work as a planar magnetic driver.

MSRP: $699.

Audeze Deckard DAC/Headphone Amplifier
The slim-chassis Deckard, also designed by BMW Group DesignworksUSA, is a small, elegant package. The class-A circuitry in the Deckard drives Audeze or any other headphones and the internal DAC handles 16- to 32-bits and sampling rates from 44.1kHz to 384kHz. There are front-panel switches for three gain settings and input (USB and Analog) as well as a volume control. The headphone output is standard quarter-inch, and the Deckard also functions as a line level.

MSRP: $699.

Meridian in Venetian 30-335 is featuring the Audeze EL-8 and LCD Collection headphones for personal audio demos of their MQA technology. “Rather than capturing the highest sampling rates, MQA brings together the three ideals of studio-quality sound, convenience and end-to-end authenticity. It uses a completely new concept of capturing the total essence of an original recording and conveying it all the way to the listener, ensuring that what is heard is identical to the final recording.”

You can also audition MQA on EL-8s and other selected headphones from the LCD Collection in the South Hall 1, booth 22018 – Audeze will be the only exhibitor in the South Hall where you can experience Meridian’s new MQA Technology – at Pono Music at the Sands booth 75410, and in the following rooms at the Venetian. An asterisk indicates an EL-8 in the room.

Ayre Aoustics34-310Auralic29-323
Pass Labs34-209Questyle29-321
Burson Audio31-322*SOTM29-227
Meridian/MQA30-335*Chord29-222*
SimAudio30-139Prism Sound29-219
Peachtree Audio30-126

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