Audeze iSINE In-Ear Planar Headphones Released, Together with new LCD i3
Audeze recently announced a new product called the Audeze iSINE in-ear planar headphones. Audeze has managed to significantly reduce the size of their planar driver to make it fit into an in-ear headphone setup. Not only that it’s an in-ear planar headphone, but the iSINE is also an open back earphone as well. Well, that’s something new! An open back earphone?! There are two models available under the iSINE series, the iSINE 10 and the iSINE 20. In addition to the iSINE in-ear planar headphones, Audeze also released their new LCD i3. Unfortunately, there’s limited information about the LCD i3 and Audeze hasn’t revealed how the LCD i3 would look like, yet. Probably later this month or next month, we will find out more about the LCD i3.
Audeze Announces iSINE Series and LCD i3 Planar Headphones
Audeze launches its first series of in-ear headphones called the iSINE series. They incorporate all the technology of the rave-reviewed LCD Collection, including patented Fluxor™ magnets, ultra-thin diaphragms and patented Uniforce™ voice-coil technology. The three new models range in price from just $399 to $2,495. All models include Audeze’s Lightning cable for Apple’s iPhone/iPod/iPad.
As one of the first in-ear planar magnetic headphones, the iSINE Series raises the bar for audiophile sound quality with lower distortion, superior bass response (flat to 10Hz!), and a wider soundstage than any other in-ear in its price category. Designed and assembled at Audeze’s California factory, they worked closely with strategic partner Designworks, a BMW Group Company.
Every part of the iSINE is designed to bring our world-renowned Audeze sound to a global market in a smaller, lighter package. Perfect for all portable devices, the $399 iSINE 10 is easy to drive with an impedance of 16 ohms. It includes both a Lightning cable and a premium analog audio cable with 3.5mm stereo plug. The $599 iSINE 20 features a longer voice coil and at 24 ohms impedance, along with other improvements, delivers higher resolution and more detail than the iSINE 10. The $2,495 LCD i3 features the same nano-grade film as Audeze’s $4000 LCD-4 headphone along with other premium materials.
All three models include Audeze’s Apple MFI-certified CIPHER Lightning cable that takes digital audio directly from your iOS device and uses its own built-in DAC and amplifier for superior audio and improved voice call quality.
“It’s an avant-garde design without a care for the status quo, these in-ear planar magnetic headphones rewrite the rules in every respect. We’re really proud of this groundbreaking work, another example of how we push headphone innovation to the limit,” said CEO Sankar Thiagasamudram.
The new Audeze iSINE series in-ear headphones ship in October and can be pre-ordered today at www.audeze.com and Audeze retailers.
Audeze iSINE Specifications
Style: In-ear, universal fit
Transducer type: Planar magnetic, semi-open
Magnetic structure: Fluxor
Magnet type: High-grade neodymium
Diaphragm type: Ultra-thin Uniforce
Transducer size: 30mm
Maximum power handling: 3W
Maximum SPL: >120dB
Frequency response: 10Hz – 50kHz
THD: <0.1% @ 100dB
Impedance: 16 ohms for iSINE 10, 24 ohms for iSINE 20
Cable type: non-microphonic
Weight: 20g without cable