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From the makers of Audeze LCD 3 and Audeze LCD 2, award-winning EL-8 Open Back Planar Magnetic Headphones offer an attractive price point, stellar design, usability and the quality of sound Audeze is known for. CNET raves, "The EL-8 Closed-Back is their lightest, most comfortable, best looking, easiest to drive, most affordable, made-in-the-U.S. headphone, and maintains Audeze's signature sound. Well done!" EL-8 Open-Back Headphones employ innovative planar magnetic technology to achieve astonishingly clear and accurate sound. They have near weightless diaphragms that are 3X's larger than average headphones like Sony headphones, Monster headphones, Sennheiser headphones or other Bluetooth headphones or wireless headphones. Acoustically engineered to deliver faster response times, reduced distortion, higher resolution and improved imaging. So what's the difference between the open-back and closed back models of the EL-8? The open-back model has a little wider soundstage, but has some sound leakage (you'll hear more of the noises around you). The closed back has a little less soundstage - but still amazing, and it has better sound isolation than the open-back version.