Audeze iSINE10 in-Ear | Semi-Open Headphone | Standard/3.5mm Cable
The world’s first planar magnetic in-ears must be heard to be believed. They are a completely different listening experience than any other in-ears. To be blunt, if you must have complete sound isolation, buy something else. But if you want the widest, most accurate soundstage, the best bass response (flat to 10 Hz!), the best transient response and coherent soundfield, then the iSINEs are definitely for you. They are also exceedingly comfortable, as they just rest at the entrance to your ear canal – they do not have to be jammed down your ear to sound good. You could say “these are the in-ear headphones for people who don’t like in-ears.” Main performance difference between the 10 and 20 versions: the 10 has a 16 ohm voice coil and the 20 has a 24 ohm voice coil. Customers tell us the 20 sounds smoother in the midrange. If you’re a musician, we’re hearing that many musicians and producers use the iSINEs to mix on the road, as they’re easy to carry and translate very well to control room monitors.
Also available with our Cipher Lightning cable for an integrated amp/DAC solution for Apple users.
Audeze iSINE10 Planar Magnetic in-ear Headphones
The superiority of Planar Magnetic drivers
Unlike conventional headphones, Audeze’s planar drivers use a very, very thin film (much thinner than Saran Wrap for example) to move the air that produces sound. Because this material has such low mass compared to conventional headphone drivers, it moves extremely fast, thus giving much better transient response/impulse response. This means percussive sounds like the snare drum, strumming acoustic guitar, popping strings on a bass (and car crashes!), all sound much more accurate and lifelike. Additionally, Audeze headphones’ Step Response test is always positive - just like real world sounds, which is not always true of conventional headphones.
So conventional drivers not only have more moving mass (the cone, the surround, the voice coil, the spider, and the glue holding everything together), they also have more distortion than Audeze’s planar drivers. In fact, our drivers may have as little as 1/10 the distortion of other headphones.
All of this means more accurate, and therefore, more realistic sound.
Audeze started in 2008 in a garage (of course!) when its founders came across a revolutionary flexible circuit material developed for NASA. Realizing this could be a great advance in planar magnetic technology, they first started to make pro audio PA speakers, but dropped this project and started making headphones – the LCD-1.
Taking this first headphone to the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, it was a tremendous hit, and that success launched the company. Hanging on that garage wall was the 2001 Space Odyssey poster, and that inspired the company’s name. The founders wanted a name that had something to do with a “journey through audio,” so Odyssey would be perfect, and that’s how the name Audeze (pronounced “odyssey”) was born.
AUDEZE'S PLANAR MAGNETIC TECHNOLOGY
Acoustically engineered for accuracy
Audeze’s innovative planar magnetic technology delivers clear and accurate sound that reveals everything on the recording.
Diaphragms thinner than a human hair
We use space-age materials in an ultra thin diaphragm four times larger than typical headphones for fast response times, dramatically reduced distortion, higher resolution and improved imaging.
Near zero distortion
Magnet array delivers a uniform driving force across the entire diaphragm for near zero distortion.
Our patented Fluxor magnet design has almost 2x the efficiency of other magnets, giving the iSINE a more dynamic impact.
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GREAT AUDIO EVERYWHERE
The lightweight, modern industrial design of the iSINE10 is exceptionally durable, delivering great sound wherever you go.
Designed by our partners at BMW DesignWorks, the iSINE10s make a "stand out in the crowd" statement.
MADE IN THE USA
Meticulously engineered and assembled in our California audio lab.
- MAXIMUM CLARITY: Hear every beat with maximum clarity. These headphones are built using our proprietary technology, delivering vivid sound, deep bass and balanced treble.
- GREAT AUDIO EVERYWHERE: The lightweight, modern industrial design of the iSINE10 is exceptionally durable, delivering great sound wherever you go.
- SUPERIOR RESOLUTION: Our innovative planar magnetic drivers use NASA material to provide lower distortion, better bass response, and a wider soundstage than any other in-ear headphone.
- DISTINCTIVE STYLE: Designed by our partners at BMW Designworks, the iSINE10s make a "stand out in the crowd" statement
- THE RIGHT FIT: We include a selection of ear hooks and ear tips, allowing you to customize the fit for your personal comfort.